Brittney Bollay shot people and things at Ace Hotel New York during our live KEXP broadcasts. But everything turned out okay! Probably because she used our magical film.

Brittney Bollay shot people and things at Ace Hotel New York during our live KEXP broadcasts. But everything turned out okay! Probably because she used our magical film.


More Ace x Impossible shots of Zola Jesus this morning at our KEXP broadcasts from Ace NYC, shot by Kisha Bari, part of the Impossible USA team. She has a collection of all-Impossible shots here.

More Ace x Impossible shots of Zola Jesus this morning at our KEXP broadcasts from Ace NYC, shot by Kisha Bari, part of the Impossible USA team. She has a collection of all-Impossible shots here.


Zola Jesus — inaugural live broadcast for this year’s KEXP shows at Ace NYC — shot on Ace x Impossible instant film.

Photo by Brittney Bollay

Zola Jesus — inaugural live broadcast for this year’s KEXP shows at Ace NYC — shot on Ace x Impossible instant film.



Photo by Brittney Bollay


Content 11 caught on Ace x Impossible film. If you missed the installations or weren’t able to make it to the pop-up shop before your favorite things sold out — lots of our Content artists are offering a friendly deal to Ace Portland guests through December.





Photos shot on Ace x Impossible instant analog film by Jeremy Pelley of OMFGCo.

Content 11 caught on Ace x Impossible film. If you missed the installations or weren’t able to make it to the pop-up shop before your favorite things sold out — lots of our Content artists are offering a friendly deal to Ace Portland guests through December.



Photos shot on Ace x Impossible instant analog film by Jeremy Pelley of OMFGCo.


We’re excited to announce our new partnership with old friends - The Impossible Project. Impossible produces new instant film for classic Polaroid cameras, keeping the visceral art of instant analog photography alive for today’s romantics.
To empower you to capture every fleeting moment, each guest room at Ace Hotels in New York, Palm Springs, Portland and Seattle is now stocked with a refurbished Polaroid camera and limited edition, custom packs of Impossible x Ace Hotel PX600 Silvershade instant black & white film in the mini-bar.
Custom film and cameras are also available on our online shop and at select niche retail shops worldwide including The Impossible Project Spaces in Vienna, Tokyo and New York.
To celebrate, we’re hosting a gallery show through October 14, featuring works by friends of Ace and The Impossible Project. To learn more about the artists on display or to share your own work with fellow dreamers and instant photography-lovers alike, check out acehotel.com/impossible.
We’ll have more news about our year-long collaboration with Impossible right here on our blog. Stay tuned…

We’re excited to announce our new partnership with old friends - The Impossible Project. Impossible produces new instant film for classic Polaroid cameras, keeping the visceral art of instant analog photography alive for today’s romantics.

To empower you to capture every fleeting moment, each guest room at Ace Hotels in New York, Palm Springs, Portland and Seattle is now stocked with a refurbished Polaroid camera and limited edition, custom packs of Impossible x Ace Hotel PX600 Silvershade instant black & white film in the mini-bar.

Custom film and cameras are also available on our online shop and at select niche retail shops worldwide including The Impossible Project Spaces in Vienna, Tokyo and New York.

To celebrate, we’re hosting a gallery show through October 14, featuring works by friends of Ace and The Impossible Project. To learn more about the artists on display or to share your own work with fellow dreamers and instant photography-lovers alike, check out acehotel.com/impossible.

We’ll have more news about our year-long collaboration with Impossible right here on our blog. Stay tuned…


Impossible Project x Ace / 9 September 2011

Impossible Project x Ace / 9 September 2011


INTERVIEW : CHRIS FUNK // THE DECEMBERISTS
We like The Decemberists a lot. You can see their beautiful film collaboration with some celebrated animators, Here Come The Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized, on our VOD system at the New York and Palm Springs Aces. Last year in April, Colin Meloy played a mix of covers and Decemberist hits at a benefit for PDX Pop Now!, and in November, Colin played another live show as part of our lobby broadcasts with KEXP.
Now, and through January 26, you can find a collection of Polaroid images by photographer Autumn de Wilde captured during the recording of The Decemberists’ new album, The King Is Dead, in the gallery space at Ace NYC (between Opening Ceremony and the lobby). Colin says, “Ms. de Wilde followed us Decemberists around all summer, snapping Polaroids; we posed obligingly.” The film was donated by our friends at The Impossible Project — after the prints leave our gallery, they’ll run at Impossible Project’s gallery in SoHo.
The band is in town for shows in NYC today, Tuesday and Wednesday, and multi-instrumentalist Chris Funk talked with us about his vision of a Wild West-style Japanese food face-off, the best things to do in Portland, and Steppenwolf.
The restaurant in NYC you think about when you’re not in NYC:
Actually, that place across the street from the NYC Ace, the Pakistani place, is great for late night treats. I’ll tell you I’m looking forward to having an Ippudo vs Momofuku shootout while I’m there. I like Supper, and I want to try Babbo. That said, we all know that Portland is home to the best new chefs in the US, so chew on that reality, NYC.   Jason Barakowski is Portland’s very best, and Whiskey Soda is one of my faves here in Portland…also St. Jack and Tanuki.
Best neighborhood to trick-or-treat in PDX:
We go to the Kennedy School which is an 30’s era school converted into a series of bars. Sounds a little dead beat, but it’s really fun. I guess one should find where all those Nike executives are living really.
Least convenient instrument to travel with: 
Hurdy Gurdy.
In the tradition of Decemberist uncles in interviews, tell us about yours:
Alas, my uncles were into motorcycles-era “Little Fauss and Big Halsy,” so they were probably into Steppenwolf and grass.
Best way to spend your time off:
I really don’t feel like I have time off these days, but when I do it’s usually with my daughter or spent figuring out how to get busy with something involving music.
One thing off your bucket list you think you can get done this year:
Unpack my studio area in my new home. Sadly, my GF and I have been watching Hoarders in the dark corners of our Netflix’s instant cue. The “reality” of that show being I get scratchy and feel like a loser if there is even a dish in the sink now.  My studio is a disaster. Help me.

INTERVIEW : CHRIS FUNK // THE DECEMBERISTS

We like The Decemberists a lot. You can see their beautiful film collaboration with some celebrated animators, Here Come The Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized, on our VOD system at the New York and Palm Springs Aces. Last year in April, Colin Meloy played a mix of covers and Decemberist hits at a benefit for PDX Pop Now!, and in November, Colin played another live show as part of our lobby broadcasts with KEXP.

Now, and through January 26, you can find a collection of Polaroid images by photographer Autumn de Wilde captured during the recording of The Decemberists’ new album, The King Is Dead, in the gallery space at Ace NYC (between Opening Ceremony and the lobby). Colin says, “Ms. de Wilde followed us Decemberists around all summer, snapping Polaroids; we posed obligingly.” The film was donated by our friends at The Impossible Project — after the prints leave our gallery, they’ll run at Impossible Project’s gallery in SoHo.

The band is in town for shows in NYC today, Tuesday and Wednesday, and multi-instrumentalist Chris Funk talked with us about his vision of a Wild West-style Japanese food face-off, the best things to do in Portland, and Steppenwolf.

The restaurant in NYC you think about when you’re not in NYC:

Actually, that place across the street from the NYC Ace, the Pakistani place, is great for late night treats. I’ll tell you I’m looking forward to having an Ippudo vs Momofuku shootout while I’m there. I like Supper, and I want to try Babbo. That said, we all know that Portland is home to the best new chefs in the US, so chew on that reality, NYC.   Jason Barakowski is Portland’s very best, and Whiskey Soda is one of my faves here in Portland…also St. Jack and Tanuki.

Best neighborhood to trick-or-treat in PDX:

We go to the Kennedy School which is an 30’s era school converted into a series of bars. Sounds a little dead beat, but it’s really fun. I guess one should find where all those Nike executives are living really.

Least convenient instrument to travel with: 

Hurdy Gurdy.

In the tradition of Decemberist uncles in interviews, tell us about yours:

Alas, my uncles were into motorcycles-era “Little Fauss and Big Halsy,” so they were probably into Steppenwolf and grass.

Best way to spend your time off:

I really don’t feel like I have time off these days, but when I do it’s usually with my daughter or spent figuring out how to get busy with something involving music.

One thing off your bucket list you think you can get done this year:

Unpack my studio area in my new home. Sadly, my GF and I have been watching Hoarders in the dark corners of our Netflix’s instant cue. The “reality” of that show being I get scratchy and feel like a loser if there is even a dish in the sink now.  My studio is a disaster. Help me.


Florian aka Doc, founder of The Impossible Project, took these pictures in his room at Ace Hotel New York. The Impossible Project bought a defunct Polaroid factory and cranked up the gears again after they stopped producing film. Now they use their own film in old Polaroid cameras, and have a gallery in SoHo and all sorts of other cool projects. ”For me the whole topic is about the magic and privacy of hotel rooms,” says Doc about these photos.

We’re excited about the analog world of The Impossible Project. We’ll keep you posted about more to come.


We met up with Florian Kaps (aka Doc) of The Impossible Project. We love that they’re keeping the Polaroid dream alive and more relevant than ever. If you’re in NYC, stop by their shop and gallery at 425 Broadway, 5th Floor, and witness some analog beauty.
Here’s Alex and Doc.

We met up with Florian Kaps (aka Doc) of The Impossible Project. We love that they’re keeping the Polaroid dream alive and more relevant than ever. If you’re in NYC, stop by their shop and gallery at 425 Broadway, 5th Floor, and witness some analog beauty.

Here’s Alex and Doc.


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