Judith Pansarosa loving life at our Palm Springs location circa 1960.

Judith Pansarosa loving life at our Palm Springs location circa 1960.


They have the best band name to say out loud. Try it — Tashaki Miyaki, Tashaki Miyaki, Tashaki Miyaki. Tashaki Miyaki is a band from Los Angeles, born of an impromptu late-night jam session which led to an impromptu recording session which led to an impromptu band. A few EPs worth of reverb-soaked hazy dream pop later (anchored with band member Rocky’s — not his real name, in yet another mysteriously compelling and ultimately successful ploy for our attention— weightier contributions on the guitar), and Tashaki Miyaki is well on its way to international indie-pop acclaim. But first, a pit stop at Ace Hotel & Swim Club — 8pm tonight, in the Amigo Room. Once more ——— Tashaki Miyaki.

They have the best band name to say out loud. Try it — Tashaki Miyaki, Tashaki Miyaki, Tashaki Miyaki. Tashaki Miyaki is a band from Los Angeles, born of an impromptu late-night jam session which led to an impromptu recording session which led to an impromptu band. A few EPs worth of reverb-soaked hazy dream pop later (anchored with band member Rocky’s — not his real name, in yet another mysteriously compelling and ultimately successful ploy for our attention— weightier contributions on the guitar), and Tashaki Miyaki is well on its way to international indie-pop acclaim. But first, a pit stop at Ace Hotel & Swim Club — 8pm tonight, in the Amigo Room. Once more ——— Tashaki Miyaki.


Hairi Mendez at Ace Palm Springs shot this while traipsing around the grounds this morning.

Hairi Mendez at Ace Palm Springs shot this while traipsing around the grounds this morning.


Shots from this weekend’s Crafting Community with Kimmel Kids and Splendid at Ace Hotel & Swim Club — a two-day kids and family art retreat with workshops from Confetti System Tanya, Converse and a sweet roster of other makers.

Shots from this weekend’s Crafting Community with Kimmel Kids and Splendid at Ace Hotel & Swim Club — a two-day kids and family art retreat with workshops from Confetti System Tanya, Converse and a sweet roster of other makers.


Crafting Community with Kimmel Kids and Splendid at Ace Hotel & Swim Club. #thiswholeweekend #ibelievethechildrenareourfuture

Crafting Community with Kimmel Kids and Splendid at Ace Hotel & Swim Club. #thiswholeweekend #ibelievethechildrenareourfuture


Kayla Mattes teaches an Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving workshop this weekend for Summer School 2014 at Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs. See other workshops on our calendar, and get ye poolside, crafts in hand.

Kayla Mattes teaches an Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving workshop this weekend for Summer School 2014 at Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs. See other workshops on our calendar, and get ye poolside, crafts in hand.


Journey into the alchemical mind of Mark Mothersbaugh — cofounder of Devo, pioneer of flagrant weirdness, maker of children’s music and collector of superannuated musical fire hazards — with the latest installation of Thinking Cap. As our artist-in-residence for Desert Gold 2012 at Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Mr. Mothersbaugh put on a few shows we invited him to do, and a handful of ones we didn’t.
Thinking Cap is a new evolving series by Atelier Ace making inquires into the creative processes of experimental artists, musicians and personalities. Artists all have their rituals for getting into the heat of their energy. Hemingway would stop working when he had a good idea to save some motivation. Gertrude Stein would only work for 30 minutes each day. Mark Mothersbaugh gets up at 3am to draw every morning. Some people need a certain room or a certain outfit or need to get naked. The Thinking Cap, outfitted with a POV camera, captures that process with all the shakes, swoops and cries of victory in real time.
Next up, Sword + Fern. See more posts on our blog, and share something about your creative process with us with #athinkingcap and @acehotel on any social platform. We’ll keep an eye out and send treats to the creators who catch our eye.

Journey into the alchemical mind of Mark Mothersbaugh — cofounder of Devo, pioneer of flagrant weirdness, maker of children’s music and collector of superannuated musical fire hazards — with the latest installation of Thinking Cap. As our artist-in-residence for Desert Gold 2012 at Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Mr. Mothersbaugh put on a few shows we invited him to do, and a handful of ones we didn’t.

Thinking Cap is a new evolving series by Atelier Ace making inquires into the creative processes of experimental artists, musicians and personalities. Artists all have their rituals for getting into the heat of their energy. Hemingway would stop working when he had a good idea to save some motivation. Gertrude Stein would only work for 30 minutes each day. Mark Mothersbaugh gets up at 3am to draw every morning. Some people need a certain room or a certain outfit or need to get naked. The Thinking Cap, outfitted with a POV camera, captures that process with all the shakes, swoops and cries of victory in real time.

Next up, Sword + Fern. See more posts on our blog, and share something about your creative process with us with #athinkingcap and @acehotel on any social platform. We’ll keep an eye out and send treats to the creators who catch our eye.


Last November, we celebrated Gay Pride, vogueing and NYC ballroom culture in Palm Springs with Miracles Club, Mike Q, Total Freedom, Beyondadoubt, Isaiah Esquire, Raja and the House of Xtravaganza at our annual Hands On queer music and arts festival. We’ll be reveling in underground queer culture, film and art this fall at Ace Hotel & Swim Club during the first weekend in November — save the date, and keep an eye out for more details soon.


Video by Mariah Garnett.


Flashcards and studio shots from Erin Garcia's mural at Ace Palm Springs with JUNK Magazine.





Photos by Chris Stewart and Aaron Farley.

Flashcards and studio shots from Erin Garcia's mural at Ace Palm Springs with JUNK Magazine.

Photos by Chris Stewart and Aaron Farley.


Erin Garcia : Whatuuuup professorevans.
Lucy Rose: Oh hey.
Erin Garcia : It’s Erin.
Lucy Rose: I figured as much — ha, Professor Evans.
Erin Garcia : PHD status
Lucy Rose: I like it.
Lucy Rose: I know this is the laziest way to do an interview ever, but it just makes editing so much easier — besides, we get to erase all the umms before we even say them. It makes us both sound so much more intelligent.
Erin Garcia : haha
Erin Garcia : Works for me.
Lucy Rose: (I’ve done this before)
Lucy Rose: Ok, shall we start?
Erin Garcia : Let’s do it.
Lucy Rose: Ok, so you’re from Ohio, right? Tell me a little about where and how you grew up.
Erin Garcia : I’m actually from North Carolina.
Erin Garcia : ha
Lucy Rose: Forgive me, I’m from New Zealand and am still working out the whole US geography thing.
Erin Garcia : I grew up in Winston — Salem which is a med-small city in the middle of NC.
Lucy Rose: What was life like there as a kid? What did you spend your weekends doing?
Erin Garcia : As a kid it was rad, lots of riding bikes and playing in the woods.

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