Happy first birthday, Ace Hotel London Shoreditch. 

Happy first birthday, Ace Hotel London Shoreditch. 


London
Know how you can trust you’re in good hands in a store? When there’s a wall filled with every single Criterion Collection dvd still in print.
The folks behind some of our favorite clothing and curation and collaborations for the past dozen years — and our roommates at Ace NYC — are getting all extended-stay-cozy at 100 Shoreditch High in London. Welcome, guys. Happy we’re taking our love affair bi-continental. 

London

Know how you can trust you’re in good hands in a store? When there’s a wall filled with every single Criterion Collection dvd still in print.

The folks behind some of our favorite clothing and curation and collaborations for the past dozen years — and our roommates at Ace NYC — are getting all extended-stay-cozy at 100 Shoreditch High in London. Welcome, guys. Happy we’re taking our love affair bi-continental. 


Shoreditch, London
Well, the cat’s out of the bag: we’ve got a couple of new neighbors joining us on High Street. By the end of July, Soho’s beloved Sister Ray Records and our dear friends at Opening Ceremony will have a pair of new Shoreditch storefronts — right here at Ace Hotel. 
Sister Ray’s new vinyl-only outpost opens on July 29, and promises to stock stacks of new and used wax across all genres. They’ll be throwing an opening bash once the ribbon’s cut — we’ll let you know once it shapes up. Meanwhile O.C.’s new, Max Lamb-designed pop-up is set to take over 106 High Street — keeping us company with both men’s and women’s wares.

Shoreditch, London

Well, the cat’s out of the bag: we’ve got a couple of new neighbors joining us on High Street. By the end of July, Soho’s beloved Sister Ray Records and our dear friends at Opening Ceremony will have a pair of new Shoreditch storefronts — right here at Ace Hotel. 

Sister Ray’s new vinyl-only outpost opens on July 29, and promises to stock stacks of new and used wax across all genres. They’ll be throwing an opening bash once the ribbon’s cut — we’ll let you know once it shapes up. Meanwhile O.C.’s new, Max Lamb-designed pop-up is set to take over 106 High Street — keeping us company with both men’s and women’s wares.


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." 


London, UK


Photos from Derek Ridgers' book 78-87 London Youth.

London, UK

Photos from Derek Ridgers' book 78-87 London Youth.


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.


Shoreditch, London
Nights stay younger longer in Shoreditch lately. We got tired of stepping out for a spot of food just as restaurant staff were stripping back the cutlery, so Hoi Polloi's been celebrating us night creatures with raucous Midnight Suppers.
Thursday nights are set aside for our oft-unruly special guest Maitre D’s, with Fridays devoted to Hoi Polloi’s musical director — their radiant, Vangelian angel Xavior — who posts up at the piano each week with a new weapon in his arsenal of synthesizers. This round he’ll be exploring the outer cosmos with his Arturia Laboratory. If you can’t make it on Friday, don’t fret: Hoi Polloi will be happy to entertain you late, seven days a week.

Shoreditch, London

Nights stay younger longer in Shoreditch lately. We got tired of stepping out for a spot of food just as restaurant staff were stripping back the cutlery, so Hoi Polloi's been celebrating us night creatures with raucous Midnight Suppers.

Thursday nights are set aside for our oft-unruly special guest Maitre D’s, with Fridays devoted to Hoi Polloi’s musical director — their radiant, Vangelian angel Xavior — who posts up at the piano each week with a new weapon in his arsenal of synthesizers. This round he’ll be exploring the outer cosmos with his Arturia Laboratory. If you can’t make it on Friday, don’t fret: Hoi Polloi will be happy to entertain you late, seven days a week.


London, United Kingdom
Frank Stella’s “Black Series II" lithographs, Tate Collection.

London, United Kingdom

Frank Stella’s “Black Series II" lithographs, Tate Collection.


London, UK
Throughout the ’90s and early ’00s, American experimental music treasure William Basinski operated a now-mythical avant-garde incubator beside the East River in North Williamsburg — a studio and performance space that played early host to Diamanda Galás, Antony and countless others. Arcadia closed its doors for good in 2008, but London’s Art Assembly brought Basinski out to co-curate a series of Arcadia-inspired music and live art events in London — including a host of pretty spectacular shows at Ace London.
The mini-fest kicked off tonight and continues through March 20. We’ll be hosting several shows Downstairs — Basinski and James Elaine’s Melancholia film shorts, Julia Kent, Paul Prudence and more — plus Janek Schaefer's sound installation Lay-by-Lullaby will be posted up in the lobby throughout. More details are available at our calendar.

London, UK

Throughout the ’90s and early ’00s, American experimental music treasure William Basinski operated a now-mythical avant-garde incubator beside the East River in North Williamsburg — a studio and performance space that played early host to Diamanda Galás, Antony and countless others. Arcadia closed its doors for good in 2008, but London’s Art Assembly brought Basinski out to co-curate a series of Arcadia-inspired music and live art events in London — including a host of pretty spectacular shows at Ace London.

The mini-fest kicked off tonight and continues through March 20. We’ll be hosting several shows Downstairs — Basinski and James Elaine’s Melancholia film shorts, Julia KentPaul Prudence and more — plus Janek Schaefer's sound installation Lay-by-Lullaby will be posted up in the lobby throughout. More details are available at our calendar.


Krefeld, Germany

Joseph Beuys wants to kill your to do list.

Works from the Tate Collection, London.


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