Happy birthday.

Happy birthday.


New Windsor, NY
About an hour north of the George Washington Bridge, near the mountain that serves as its mega-apocalyptic namesake, Storm King Art Center is dotted with monuments and reminders of virtually every post-WWII name in large-scale, site-specific sculptural work. The landscape’s 500-acres are fittingly dramatic and alive — woodlands and farm fields where structural pieces share quarters with red fox, wild turkey, groundhogs, red-tail hawks, turtles. 
Storm King’s sharing a peek at a pair of their special exhibitions on view this year with the Gallery at Ace Hotel New York this month — Zhang Huan: Evoking Tradition and Outlooks: Virginia Overton — plus free admission to the center for guests.
photo of Alexander Calder’s “Black Flag,” via @meltingbutterdotcom

New Windsor, NY

About an hour north of the George Washington Bridge, near the mountain that serves as its mega-apocalyptic namesake, Storm King Art Center is dotted with monuments and reminders of virtually every post-WWII name in large-scale, site-specific sculptural work. The landscape’s 500-acres are fittingly dramatic and alive — woodlands and farm fields where structural pieces share quarters with red fox, wild turkey, groundhogs, red-tail hawks, turtles. 

Storm King’s sharing a peek at a pair of their special exhibitions on view this year with the Gallery at Ace Hotel New York this month — Zhang Huan: Evoking Tradition and Outlooks: Virginia Overton — plus free admission to the center for guests.

photo of Alexander Calder’s “Black Flag,” via @meltingbutterdotcom


New York City

Tinariwen perform “Chaghaybou” at our last 5 at 5 in the lobby at Ace Hotel New York. We’re exporting the series to the West Coast for the first time tomorrow at 5pm, with a special stripped down set from Lily Kershaw, Upstairs at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles.


New York City
One-two-three-four. 

New York City

One-two-three-four. 


New York City, Downtown Los Angeles
Last Thursday we had a pair of parties — one for each coast — celebrating bustling group shows in both the Gallery at Ace Hotel New York and Segovia Hall at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles.

First the sun went down on Warm Up PLATFORMS, our show co-presented by MoMA PS1,  with the work of Warm Up stage designers The Principals, Fort Makers and CONFETTISYSTEM. That show’s on display through July 31.

Over on the left coast, our lady loves of Inspired Women of Los Angeles celebrated their first anniversary with First Love — a one-night pop-up show with work from Megan Mcisaac, Nouel Riel, Ash Anthony, Future Eyes and more.

Keep an eye out for future developments in the IWoLA x Ace love affair as it develops.
NYC photos courtesy of Kiran Gurung, LA photos from Megan Mcissac.

New York City, Downtown Los Angeles

Last Thursday we had a pair of parties — one for each coast — celebrating bustling group shows in both the Gallery at Ace Hotel New York and Segovia Hall at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles.

First the sun went down on Warm Up PLATFORMS, our show co-presented by MoMA PS1,  with the work of Warm Up stage designers The PrincipalsFort Makers and CONFETTISYSTEM. That show’s on display through July 31.

Over on the left coast, our lady loves of Inspired Women of Los Angeles celebrated their first anniversary with First Love — a one-night pop-up show with work from Megan Mcisaac, Nouel Riel, Ash Anthony, Future Eyes and more.

Keep an eye out for future developments in the IWoLA x Ace love affair as it develops.

NYC photos courtesy of Kiran Gurung, LA photos from Megan Mcissac.


New York City
The Sherman Zwicker first met the Atlantic just after we joined The War — a sailing vessel stop-gap in the transition to diesel power — fishing and trading from Nova Scotia to the Caribbean and back for over a quarter century. The last of his fleet, the SZ is now docked in Tribeca at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25; a 142-foot curio rescued with the help of the not-for-profit Maritime Foundation to become the seasonal oyster bar and maritime exhibit Grand Banks. 

Atelier Ace Director Eric Cheong and Ace familiar Johnne Eschleman left their fastidious fingerprints all over this one, so may God bless ol’ Sherm and all who dine upon him. 
Grand Banks sets figurative sail just in time for Fourth of July weekend.

New York City

The Sherman Zwicker first met the Atlantic just after we joined The War — a sailing vessel stop-gap in the transition to diesel power — fishing and trading from Nova Scotia to the Caribbean and back for over a quarter century. The last of his fleet, the SZ is now docked in Tribeca at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25; a 142-foot curio rescued with the help of the not-for-profit Maritime Foundation to become the seasonal oyster bar and maritime exhibit Grand Banks

Atelier Ace Director Eric Cheong and Ace familiar Johnne Eschleman left their fastidious fingerprints all over this one, so may God bless ol’ Sherm and all who dine upon him. 

Grand Banks sets figurative sail just in time for Fourth of July weekend.


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. 


Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead here talking about horses, abstraction, life, drinking and the nature of reality. 


New York City
We live and love in a world where about everybody works. If you’re a coder or an office person — someone who sits down to work — it’s easy to notice your body’s got a positive feedback loop habit. Since we have a lobby where programmers and creative people sit and make things night and day, we wanted to do something that would help the hardworking workers of the world keep healthy habits as they designed, made deals, wrote and all the rest of it. Since ideas are better when done with partners, since partnerships of purpose produce a greater more holistic whole, we asked The Clinton Foundation if they would be willing to lend some brains and brawn to our seedling. After meeting and planning and working together to reimagine our lobby community, our ideas grew. The conversation gained momentum.  
So. Last year we hosted a three day code-down at Ace New York — the first in a series of coding-a-thons we call, simply enough, Codeathon. The Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Initiative, Atelier Ace, Tumblr and Jawbone partnered to challenge developers and designers: dig in to the zeros and ones to create a health-based application prototype to help people work more healthfully. When you’re living healthy, you’re thinking healthy. Ultimately this makes everyone happier and produces amazing work, proving you don’t have to go on a sugar-and-caffeine-and-pizza bender to get things done. We said to coders and designers and programmers: you work so hard to make the world better — take care of yourselves while you do it. Let’s work together to create a culture of makers whose healthy lives and applications lead by example. Stretch, drink some tea, get in the sun and feel the warmth of life surround you.
We’ve done Codeathon a few times since then, and have been consistently blown away by what can happen when you put the right partners together, get the right group of brain waves working to make a difference. We want to spread this seed. Recently, LE Miami Awards saw and liked what we achieved by working together. And tonight they might like it a lot. It’s a testament to what can happen when like-minded groups dig in, form partnerships of purpose and set out to change the world.
UPDATE: teamwork makes the dream work. 




Photos courtesy of Clinton Foundation 

New York City

We live and love in a world where about everybody works. If you’re a coder or an office person — someone who sits down to work — it’s easy to notice your body’s got a positive feedback loop habit. Since we have a lobby where programmers and creative people sit and make things night and day, we wanted to do something that would help the hardworking workers of the world keep healthy habits as they designed, made deals, wrote and all the rest of it. Since ideas are better when done with partners, since partnerships of purpose produce a greater more holistic whole, we asked The Clinton Foundation if they would be willing to lend some brains and brawn to our seedling. After meeting and planning and working together to reimagine our lobby community, our ideas grew. The conversation gained momentum.  

So. Last year we hosted a three day code-down at Ace New York — the first in a series of coding-a-thons we call, simply enough, Codeathon. The Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Initiative, Atelier Ace, Tumblr and Jawbone partnered to challenge developers and designers: dig in to the zeros and ones to create a health-based application prototype to help people work more healthfully. When you’re living healthy, you’re thinking healthy. Ultimately this makes everyone happier and produces amazing work, proving you don’t have to go on a sugar-and-caffeine-and-pizza bender to get things done. We said to coders and designers and programmers: you work so hard to make the world better — take care of yourselves while you do it. Let’s work together to create a culture of makers whose healthy lives and applications lead by example. Stretch, drink some tea, get in the sun and feel the warmth of life surround you.

We’ve done Codeathon a few times since then, and have been consistently blown away by what can happen when you put the right partners together, get the right group of brain waves working to make a difference. We want to spread this seed. Recently, LE Miami Awards saw and liked what we achieved by working together. And tonight they might like it a lot. It’s a testament to what can happen when like-minded groups dig in, form partnerships of purpose and set out to change the world.

UPDATE: teamwork makes the dream work

Photos courtesy of Clinton Foundation 


New York City

John Fahey made his guitar sound open as the American West, and with his hands he massaged an aural optimism from wood and metal that had seen the darkness, but decided to remain in light, as they say.

Tonight at Ace Outpost NYC Steve Lowenthal will be launching his biography Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey. David Fricke is going to say a little something. Music. All of it.  


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