Midtown, New York City

24 BY 36 is 36 artists producing 24 works overnight at Ace Hotel.
12 solo artists and 12 collaborative duos hotel-camping in New York.

We’ve invited a handful of artists to storm the castle, prompted with poems, scores, instructions, drawings, and scraps. We provide the room, the bottle of wine and the foundation-year-style Art Bin full of charcoal sticks and kneaded erasers. And then we get out of their way.

It kicked off last week with a collaborative effort by Sto and his invited accomplice Asha Man. The two laid down a tarp, made an altar, installed tons of small works around said altar, got nude, body-painted, evoked some spirits and in the end, made us a drawing. 

Tonight we’re posting up with JD Samson


What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct. -Ovid
For the rest of today, there are affordable flights from all over to Los Angeles and to New York. 

What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct. -Ovid

For the rest of today, there are affordable flights from all over to Los Angeles and to New York. 


This Sunday, Domino Kirke will be spending some quiet time with us at Ace Hotel New York, performing an intimate set in our lobby. London-born and Brooklyn-based, Kirke’s delicate, spindling lullabies have roots in her circuitous history: born to Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke and interior designer Lorraine Kirke — a gene pool she shares with her sister Jemima — she spent the mid-oughts with DOMINO, the eponymous band she fronted until the birth of her son, Cass. With motherhood came a brief musical interlude in which she became a doula, a path that she took to with the same effortless aplomb as she did songwriting.
Her welcome return to music was recently kicked off with The Guard, a new EP produced with members of Lansing-Dreiden and Cibo Matto. We asked Domino to give us a glimpse into her creative process, and share her thoughts on some of the things inspiring her work right now. 

The best thing I ever bought on Etsy… By SecretHolidayCo,  the “It’s OK” banner, hung appropriately above my front door.

My crew, shot by Pamela Hanson for Wool and the Gang. One of my favorite photos of my son and boyfriend to date. Cassius is bitty here, but I love how woes he looks… the oldest soul I know.

When I’m not making music, I work as a Birth Doula. I co-founded a collective in Brooklyn called Carriage House Birth. My Mum found this at a flea market in Miami. It screamed “uterus” when I saw it, so I asked her if we could put in my office in Williamsburg, and it quickly became the center piece of the space. 

My sisters are a constant inspiration to me. Both hugely talented, and intensely beautiful, both inside and out. Here are some paintings my sister, Jemima, did of me and my littlest sister, Lola. The portrait of me was what I ended up using for the cover of my new EP, The Guard. I really felt she captured a new found inner calm that I like to think I acquired after becoming a mother. Hopefully that comes across in these new songs too.

This is my view of the blue ridge mountains from our bedroom porch in Afton, Virginia. I was always so humbled by them each morning. It wasn’t the best time to live there for us — we weren’t quite ready for the middle of nowhere. We came back to Brooklyn after a short while, but we both wrote some good songs, and really slowed down for a time, which was so invaluable for us. So, not for nothing… we’re making our way back there slowly. 

II by Unknown Mortal Orchestra is one of my favorite records in a long time.

This Sunday, Domino Kirke will be spending some quiet time with us at Ace Hotel New York, performing an intimate set in our lobby. London-born and Brooklyn-based, Kirke’s delicate, spindling lullabies have roots in her circuitous history: born to Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke and interior designer Lorraine Kirke — a gene pool she shares with her sister Jemima — she spent the mid-oughts with DOMINO, the eponymous band she fronted until the birth of her son, Cass.
With motherhood came a brief musical interlude in which she became a doula, a path that she took to with the same effortless aplomb as she did songwriting.

Her welcome return to music was recently kicked off with The Guard, a new EP produced with members of Lansing-Dreiden and Cibo Matto. We asked Domino to give us a glimpse into her creative process, and share her thoughts on some of the things inspiring her work right now. 

The best thing I ever bought on Etsy… By SecretHolidayCo,  the “It’s OK” banner, hung appropriately above my front door.

My crew, shot by Pamela Hanson for Wool and the Gang. One of my favorite photos of my son and boyfriend to date. Cassius is bitty here, but I love how woes he looks… the oldest soul I know.

When I’m not making music, I work as a Birth Doula. I co-founded a collective in Brooklyn called Carriage House Birth. My Mum found this at a flea market in Miami. It screamed “uterus” when I saw it, so I asked her if we could put in my office in Williamsburg, and it quickly became the center piece of the space. 

My sisters are a constant inspiration to me. Both hugely talented, and intensely beautiful, both inside and out. Here are some paintings my sister, Jemima, did of me and my littlest sister, Lola. The portrait of me was what I ended up using for the cover of my new EP, The Guard. I really felt she captured a new found inner calm that I like to think I acquired after becoming a mother. Hopefully that comes across in these new songs too.

This is my view of the blue ridge mountains from our bedroom porch in Afton, Virginia. I was always so humbled by them each morning. It wasn’t the best time to live there for us — we weren’t quite ready for the middle of nowhere. We came back to Brooklyn after a short while, but we both wrote some good songs, and really slowed down for a time, which was so invaluable for us. So, not for nothing… we’re making our way back there slowly. 

II by Unknown Mortal Orchestra is one of my favorite records in a long time.


We went to a preview of the Foundry Theater’s interpretation of Bertolt Brecht’s Good Person of Szechwan last night at the Public Theater at Astor Place in New York, and it BLEW OUR LITTLE MINDS. And it blew our hearts wide open. Taylor Mac is a lightening bolt, the set is painfully charming and the music is impeccable. And of course the (mixed) message tugs, tugs, tugs at the most distracting threads of what it means to be good. If you’re in town during its run, don’t miss it — the show ends November 24. You can get all the info you need for tickets here.



Photos by Carol Rosegg

We went to a preview of the Foundry Theater’s interpretation of Bertolt Brecht’s Good Person of Szechwan last night at the Public Theater at Astor Place in New York, and it BLEW OUR LITTLE MINDS. And it blew our hearts wide open. Taylor Mac is a lightening bolt, the set is painfully charming and the music is impeccable. And of course the (mixed) message tugs, tugs, tugs at the most distracting threads of what it means to be good. If you’re in town during its run, don’t miss it — the show ends November 24. You can get all the info you need for tickets here.

Photos by Carol Rosegg


Ace New Yorker Natalie Lomeli captured our imagination with her proposal for a mural in room 424 at the hotel — and this is what she created. You have the key to our hearts, Natalie.


Dumbo’s LAND Gallery opens a special exhibition at Ace Hotel New York October 3-28, celebrating art by adults with developmental disabilities. Here, a vertical triptych by Michael Pellew Jr.

Dumbo’s LAND Gallery opens a special exhibition at Ace Hotel New York October 3-28, celebrating art by adults with developmental disabilities. Here, a vertical triptych by Michael Pellew Jr.


NPR Music hosted 8 Million Stories: Hip Hop in 1993 at Ace Hotel New York with us in Liberty Hall last night. Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest, Uncle Ralph, Prince Paul, Mike Dean, Stretch, Faith and NPR’s own Frannie Kelley and Saidah Blount (re)presented and we all made beautiful music together.

NPR Music hosted 8 Million Stories: Hip Hop in 1993 at Ace Hotel New York with us in Liberty Hall last night. Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest, Uncle Ralph, Prince Paul, Mike Dean, Stretch, Faith and NPR’s own Frannie Kelley and Saidah Blount (re)presented and we all made beautiful music together.


On September 6 we celebrated New York Fashion Week with the launch of the i-D Magazine retrospective, now on display in our gallery space. The ongoing exhibit showcases a selection of iconic covers from the always surprising, continuously inspiring magazine.

Started as a London street-style fanzine in 1980 by former Vogue art director Terry Jones, i-D quickly became a staple in avant-garde culture by challenging the imaginative boundaries of its contributors, speaking to a burgeoning and ever-more-connected global creative culture without losing any of that daring, witty and spontaneous British spirit that we love so much. A veritable who’s-who of past and present kings of fashion, photography and art were catapulted into international recognition in the pages of the magazine — and the opportunity to wink at the world from the front cover of i-D has become a coveted badge of honor.
If you find yourself in The City over the next few days, swing by the exhibition and take a look (pun intended) at some of Terry Richardson, Ellen von Unwerth, Juergen Teller’s best cover portraits. It’s free and open 24/7 until September 27.

On September 6 we celebrated New York Fashion Week with the launch of the i-D Magazine retrospective, now on display in our gallery space. The ongoing exhibit showcases a selection of iconic covers from the always surprising, continuously inspiring magazine.

Started as a London street-style fanzine in 1980 by former Vogue art director Terry Jones, i-D quickly became a staple in avant-garde culture by challenging the imaginative boundaries of its contributors, speaking to a burgeoning and ever-more-connected global creative culture without losing any of that daring, witty and spontaneous British spirit that we love so much. A veritable who’s-who of past and present kings of fashion, photography and art were catapulted into international recognition in the pages of the magazine — and the opportunity to wink at the world from the front cover of i-D has become a coveted badge of honor.

If you find yourself in The City over the next few days, swing by the exhibition and take a look (pun intended) at some of Terry Richardson, Ellen von Unwerth, Juergen Teller’s best cover portraits. 
It’s free and open 24/7 until September 27.


This past April, NPR Music collaborated with us at Ace Hotel & Swim Club during Coachella for two evenings taking turns at the decks with special guests The Embassy and a karaoke fight night. This month, they’re curating a well-read and winsome roster of selectors every Monday for Lobby Nights at Ace New York. So far, they’ve brought cohosts from shows like Microphone Check and Deceptive Cadence to play psych jams, hip-hop and far-fetched, deeply-researched noises in the lobby. Tonight, John, Eleanor and Josh of Ask Me Another are spinning what they humbly describe as “mega jams.”
Come by if you’re in the neighborhood for this penultimate friend of your brain. For the final evening next Monday, Microphone Check’s Ali and Frannie are back on the decks with NPR Music’s Events doyenne Saidah Blount. 

This past April, NPR Music collaborated with us at Ace Hotel & Swim Club during Coachella for two evenings taking turns at the decks with special guests The Embassy and a karaoke fight night. This month, they’re curating a well-read and winsome roster of selectors every Monday for Lobby Nights at Ace New York. So far, they’ve brought cohosts from shows like Microphone Check and Deceptive Cadence to play psych jams, hip-hop and far-fetched, deeply-researched noises in the lobby. Tonight, John, Eleanor and Josh of Ask Me Another are spinning what they humbly describe as “mega jams.”

Come by if you’re in the neighborhood for this penultimate friend of your brain. For the final evening next Monday, Microphone Check’s Ali and Frannie are back on the decks with NPR Music’s Events doyenne Saidah Blount. 


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