London
Klaus Haapaniemi is one of the designers making a mix tape for Sister Ray and their Mix Tape Project, where our favorite record store in London — and, well, our hotel — asks designers to pick’em during the London Design Festival. We’ll be popping the tape in the lobby’s hi-fi, and you can also get your fill in Sister Ray while you stock up. Soon we’ll all hear what he hears. 

London

Klaus Haapaniemi is one of the designers making a mix tape for Sister Ray and their Mix Tape Project, where our favorite record store in London — and, well, our hotel — asks designers to pick’em during the London Design Festival. We’ll be popping the tape in the lobby’s hi-fi, and you can also get your fill in Sister Ray while you stock up. Soon we’ll all hear what he hears. 


Shoreditch, London
We experience the world through recurring acts of daily ritual. A bowl of apples, an ink stain, a shadow on a wall can be talismans of a secret household culture. As senators of our own days’ experience, the reimagining of simple objects can be at once existentially disruptive and strangely comforting. Italian research workshop and studio Fabrica writes the poetry of ordinary things in Extra-Ordinary Gallery, a collection of everyday objects reimagined. 
Blot by Mariana Fernandes, a stain for your couch.   

On The Rocks by Federico FlorianiChilled stones to keep drinks cold and strong 

Sombra by Catarina CarreirasA metallic shelf with trompe l’oeil shadow 

Heracles designed by Charlotte JuillardDumbbells of Italian marble
Extra-Ordinary Gallery is on view September 16–22, 2014 at Ace Hotel London Shoreditch as part of London Design Festival.

Shoreditch, London

We experience the world through recurring acts of daily ritual. A bowl of apples, an ink stain, a shadow on a wall can be talismans of a secret household culture. As senators of our own days’ experience, the reimagining of simple objects can be at once existentially disruptive and strangely comforting. Italian research workshop and studio Fabrica writes the poetry of ordinary things in Extra-Ordinary Gallery, a collection of everyday objects reimagined. 

Blot by Mariana Fernandes, a stain for your couch.   

On The Rocks by Federico Floriani
Chilled stones to keep drinks cold and strong 

Sombra by Catarina Carreiras
A metallic shelf with trompe l’oeil shadow 

Heracles designed by Charlotte Juillard
Dumbbells of Italian marble

Extra-Ordinary Gallery is on view September 16–22, 2014 at Ace Hotel London Shoreditch as part of London Design Festival.


London, Shoreditch
Rainer Judd's life has been famously full of spaces that blur the line between living quarters and studios and galleries. It’s part of the reason — when we heard she’d agreed to adorn some of our walls in Shoreditch — we were so excited to have her rarified perspective on place, and the particulars that populate our lives.  
Rainer was nice enough to drop us some clues.  


I love paper. I’m a journal keeper. I stared when I was 11 and now am on Book no. 37. I love the chronological order that stems from blank pages bound in a book. I don’t pull out pages; it’s not a loose-leaf binder. It moves forward with time. I depend on it to hold and store my thoughts, ideas, drawings, scraps of imagery, moth wings — whatever I like.
The project was hatched in a London taxi with Alex Calderwood last September when he saw a couple of my drawings. He looked at “Pillow,” and with a warm smile said, “I know that feeling exactly… I want these on our walls.”

Most of the drawings for Ace were based on ideas from my journals and then, after taking in the space, environment and palette constraints, new imagery was created. Of the sixteen drawings: four are large-scale murals, while others range from portrait to post-it size, tucked away in spots for the viewer to discover.
Drawings range from tender to sassy. They all have stories behind them. 

Hashtags invented during the two week London residency:
#Takeapictureandlookatit
#rockstarstudyhall
#analogfoxtrot 
#discoking 
#morelightmorepower 
#Acelondon 
#paletteconstraintsmakesforinvention 
#arttakestime 
#remo 
#workaholicphonebooth 
#urethanegirl 
#WinsorNewtonIt


R.J.’s Thank you Credits: Atelier Ace — Julia Blackburn; At Ace London — Gian Paolo Ilari Levandowski, Carl Pierce, Martin Newbould, Chris Kelly; RJ Studio: Parker Shipp, Vajra Kingsley, Lana Griffin, Dylan Kraus
Photos by Sofie Middernacht and Maarten Alexander

London, Shoreditch

Rainer Judd's life has been famously full of spaces that blur the line between living quarters and studios and galleries. It’s part of the reason — when we heard she’d agreed to adorn some of our walls in Shoreditch — we were so excited to have her rarified perspective on place, and the particulars that populate our lives.  

Rainer was nice enough to drop us some clues.  

I love paper. I’m a journal keeper. I stared when I was 11 and now am on Book no. 37. I love the chronological order that stems from blank pages bound in a book. I don’t pull out pages; it’s not a loose-leaf binder. It moves forward with time. I depend on it to hold and store my thoughts, ideas, drawings, scraps of imagery, moth wings — whatever I like.

The project was hatched in a London taxi with Alex Calderwood last September when he saw a couple of my drawings. He looked at “Pillow,” and with a warm smile said, “I know that feeling exactly… I want these on our walls.”

Most of the drawings for Ace were based on ideas from my journals and then, after taking in the space, environment and palette constraints, new imagery was created. Of the sixteen drawings: four are large-scale murals, while others range from portrait to post-it size, tucked away in spots for the viewer to discover.

Drawings range from tender to sassy. They all have stories behind them. 

Hashtags invented during the two week London residency:

#Takeapictureandlookatit

#rockstarstudyhall

#analogfoxtrot 

#discoking 

#morelightmorepower 

#Acelondon 

#paletteconstraintsmakesforinvention 

#arttakestime 

#remo 

#workaholicphonebooth 

#urethanegirl 

#WinsorNewtonIt

R.J.’s Thank you Credits: Atelier Ace — Julia Blackburn; At Ace London — Gian Paolo Ilari Levandowski, Carl Pierce, Martin Newbould, Chris Kelly; RJ Studio: Parker Shipp, Vajra Kingsley, Lana Griffin, Dylan Kraus

Photos by Sofie Middernacht and Maarten Alexander


London
JD Samson making things spin at Everyone in London over the weekend. Next stop Palm Springs Pride at our loco little swimmin’ and sleepin’ spot. 

London

JD Samson making things spin at Everyone in London over the weekend. Next stop Palm Springs Pride at our loco little swimmin’ and sleepin’ spot


San Francisco, London and everywhere.  
After some years of gay-ins early in ’70s Golden Gate Park, on this day in 1978, San Francisco Pride pushed through Market as Gay Freedom Day. That day was the coming out of the Gilbert Baker-designed Rainbow Flag that has become a banner for the rights of everyone. 
Tomorrow in Shoreditch at Ace Hotel we’re rainbow flagging it up with JD Samson and our collaborative Pride party Everyone. Everyone’s invited. We’ve got a Pride playlist to blast on the ‘phones as you get ready for tonight. It’s the second part of our series of Pride celebrations with JD at Ace outposts in LA, London, New York, and Palm Springs. (And number three Pride is this weekend in New York City.)
You can dance, you can sing, you can make a team of hi-fivers and hi-five everyone you see if you want. You can be free and be together with free people. As part of the party, JD created a hand-screened shirt and a poster that you can pick up to pack pride anywhere you wear clothes or have walls. And proceeds go to help good people, too. 

San Francisco, London and everywhere.  

After some years of gay-ins early in ’70s Golden Gate Park, on this day in 1978, San Francisco Pride pushed through Market as Gay Freedom Day. That day was the coming out of the Gilbert Baker-designed Rainbow Flag that has become a banner for the rights of everyone. 

Tomorrow in Shoreditch at Ace Hotel we’re rainbow flagging it up with JD Samson and our collaborative Pride party Everyone. Everyone’s invited. We’ve got a Pride playlist to blast on the ‘phones as you get ready for tonight. It’s the second part of our series of Pride celebrations with JD at Ace outposts in LA, London, New York, and Palm Springs. (And number three Pride is this weekend in New York City.)

You can dance, you can sing, you can make a team of hi-fivers and hi-five everyone you see if you want. You can be free and be together with free people. As part of the party, JD created a hand-screened shirt and a poster that you can pick up to pack pride anywhere you wear clothes or have walls. And proceeds go to help good people, too. 


London

Mr. X here talking about the meaning of self, tattooing, life and fatherhood. That minimal piano music you hear in the background is by Russ Chimes. Alex Nicholson makes the tattoos of Mr. X slowly melt into his skin throughout the film.  

Tattooing has been in important part of human cultures for over 5000 years. From the aristocracy in England to sea-farers the world over to indigenous peoples on most every continent, it’s been a way to distinguish and express ourselves. It’s nice to hear such a soft and connected voice speaking about how meaningful it is to commit to a piece of art for one’s life. Tattoos are the only artform that change with a person throughout their life, slowly blurring and melding with the skin.     

"I like the black ink in the skin. ‘Cos it’s not really black — it’s this funny bluish stuff. It’s India ink — it’s basically carbon. Which is what we’re made of." 


Shoreditch, London
“If constellations had been named in the 20th century, I suppose we would see bicycles.” — Carl Sagan
We started a proper bike gang in London with tokyobike. Every month we go trolling the Saturday streets around Shoreditch and beyond like some kinda Smiths video — led down cobblestones side streets by our man Duncan Riches, who seems to know a little something special about every corner of the city.

Duncan’s got the inside lane on secret spots architectural, historical and otherwise — this month he snuck us into Donna Wilson's creature factory for a behind the scenes pitstop. The three hour spin went by like nothing. 

Get jumped into the gang at Ace Hotel London. 
Photos courtesy of Yu Fujiwara from tokyobike.

Shoreditch, London

“If constellations had been named in the 20th century, I suppose we would see bicycles.” — Carl Sagan

We started a proper bike gang in London with tokyobike. Every month we go trolling the Saturday streets around Shoreditch and beyond like some kinda Smiths video — led down cobblestones side streets by our man Duncan Riches, who seems to know a little something special about every corner of the city.

Duncan’s got the inside lane on secret spots architectural, historical and otherwise — this month he snuck us into Donna Wilson's creature factory for a behind the scenes pitstop. The three hour spin went by like nothing. 

Get jumped into the gang at Ace Hotel London

Photos courtesy of Yu Fujiwara from tokyobike.


Los Angeles / London / New York / Palm Springs
Pride is coming. And everyone is invited. This year we’re tickled all colors of the rainbow that JD Samson is teaming with us to pop the pride parties for our locals in LA / LDN / NYC / PSP. JD’s been a pardner to Ace here for a hot minute, and it’s with worlds of pleasure that we work together again. The cherry on top: JD went out and made a special mixtape for our aural delight. Participate. Be active. Let’s be out and let’s do this. #everyonespride

Los Angeles / London / New York / Palm Springs

Pride is coming. And everyone is invited. This year we’re tickled all colors of the rainbow that JD Samson is teaming with us to pop the pride parties for our locals in LA / LDN / NYC / PSP. JD’s been a pardner to Ace here for a hot minute, and it’s with worlds of pleasure that we work together again. The cherry on top: JD went out and made a special mixtape for our aural delight. Participate. Be active. Let’s be out and let’s do this. #everyonespride


Shoreditch, London
It’s been almost four decades since NASA launched their twin Voyager probes — now the farthest manmade objects from Earth, at roughly 12 billion miles from our humble home. The vessels are famously home to a pair of Golden Records — one-sided LPs compiled with the help of Carl Sagan and others as audio time capsules of the human experience — each tossed like beautiful bottled messages into the black sea of space. 
Both probes are also home to instruments that transmit electromagnetic signals back to Earth — recording the unique “sounds” emitted from the celestial bodies they pass on their way through the void. Portland’s Lefse Records have tapped the well of NASA’s recordings, and invited folks like Spiritualized, Beach House and The Antlers to incorporate the otherworldly sounds into a set of new recordings. 
On April 15 at 7:30pm, our friends at creative science collective SUPER/COLLIDER present a listening party for THE SPACE PROJECT— the 7” box set coming out on Record Store Day that compiles the cosmic results. The listening party is preceded by a roundtable with The Quietus' Luke Turner, space scientist Professor Andrew Coates, astronomer Dr. Radmila Topolovic and astrostatistician Dr. Daniel Mortlock, discussing the Voyager missions and the lasting effects they've had on our relationship with the stars.

Shoreditch, London

It’s been almost four decades since NASA launched their twin Voyager probes — now the farthest manmade objects from Earth, at roughly 12 billion miles from our humble home. The vessels are famously home to a pair of Golden Records — one-sided LPs compiled with the help of Carl Sagan and others as audio time capsules of the human experience — each tossed like beautiful bottled messages into the black sea of space. 

Both probes are also home to instruments that transmit electromagnetic signals back to Earth — recording the unique “sounds” emitted from the celestial bodies they pass on their way through the void. Portland’s Lefse Records have tapped the well of NASA’s recordings, and invited folks like Spiritualized, Beach House and The Antlers to incorporate the otherworldly sounds into a set of new recordings. 

On April 15 at 7:30pm, our friends at creative science collective SUPER/COLLIDER present a listening party for THE SPACE PROJECT— the 7” box set coming out on Record Store Day that compiles the cosmic results. The listening party is preceded by a roundtable with The Quietus' Luke Turner, space scientist Professor Andrew Coates, astronomer Dr. Radmila Topolovic and astrostatistician Dr. Daniel Mortlock, discussing the Voyager missions and the lasting effects they've had on our relationship with the stars.


Milano, Italia
Every year during the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Wallpaper* Magazine puts on Handmade — an amazing exhibition of work from the makers and crafters of design, fashion, food and the magical.
For its fifth edition, Wallpaper* invited our Lovage team to set up shop and concoct three exclusive recipes, according to the meticulous techniques they’ve mastered in their Shoreditch juice and elixir bar at our London outpost. Handmade opened today and our peeps seem to have already adopted the Milanese accent. If you happen to be in Milan this week, come say hello and try some of our Dopo, Calma or Chiaro elixirs.
Handmade x Wallpaper*April 8–12, 10AM–7PMGalleria L’EcletticoVia San Gregorio, 3920124 Milano
Photo via Wallpaper*

Milano, Italia

Every year during the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Wallpaper* Magazine puts on Handmade — an amazing exhibition of work from the makers and crafters of design, fashion, food and the magical.

For its fifth edition, Wallpaper* invited our Lovage team to set up shop and concoct three exclusive recipes, according to the meticulous techniques they’ve mastered in their Shoreditch juice and elixir bar at our London outpost. Handmade opened today and our peeps seem to have already adopted the Milanese accent. If you happen to be in Milan this week, come say hello and try some of our DopoCalma or Chiaro elixirs.

Handmade x Wallpaper*
April 8–12, 10AM–7PM
Galleria L’Eclettico
Via San Gregorio, 39
20124 Milano

Photo via Wallpaper*


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