Ace Hotel

LOVE KILLS DEMONS, a film in 12 parts

LOVE KILLS DEMONS, a film in 12 parts

LOVE KILLS DEMONS is a series of twelve short films by Jim Helton, the editor of BLUE VALENTINE, who followed artist Chris Rubino off and on for a full year, documenting his studio, his creative process, individual projects as well as his body of work as a whole. It’s an incredible feat of filmmaking and a tour de force for Rubino, who insists that even though he didn’t find the project invasive ([Helton] is quite low key with his cameras which really allowed me to just work and not think too much about the filming…It was a special experience work with this crew around me. All of these guys are like brothers), he did remark that “due to the speed that I was working in this film there was a higher amount of spontaneity in the work,” producing pieces that were different than if he was “left 100% on [his] own.”

Kate Neckel at the Ace Hotel

Kate Neckel at the Ace Hotel

The Ace Hotel in NY is certainly going the extra mile to set themselves apart from the growing number of boutique hotels in the city with their series of artist collaborations (like their commission from Chris Rubino). Their latest project pairs the doodles of artist Kate Neckel and room 1208, where she spent four days drawing on the walls with her family, friends, hotel staff and guests.

The Ace Hotel gets a blog

The Ace Hotel gets a blog

Ace Hotel x Chris Rubino from Jim Helton on Vimeo. I have written about how much I adore the Ace Hotel here many times before. The chain is just freaking cool. The vibe, energy, design, food. All is spot on, not too overpriced, and a unique experience. It makes total sense then that the hotel…

BUTT TV

BUTT TV

I have written here about my love of the Ace Hotel. It is casual yet polished. It can be a wild time, but also peaceful. And it is the hotel with the hottest visitors. Don’t trust me? Check out the Palm Springs pool or the NYC lobby for proof. It is also the gayest hotel…

CRUSHfanzine + ACE Hotel Pop Up

CRUSHfanzine + ACE Hotel Pop Up

As you may know from an earlier post this week I love the Ace Hotel. While I adore the one in Palm Springs, there is also an Ace here in NYC. Tomorrow another thing I adore, CRUSHfanzine, will be hosting a pop-up shop at the NYC Ace. CRUSHfanzine is a self-published by two guys, Nicolas…

I left my heart at the Ace Hotel

I left my heart at the Ace Hotel

The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs is a magical place. Sunny year round and designed in a style that has a mid-century vibe, it’s not too glam and not too pretentious as some of Palm Springs’ swankier hotels. I stayed there this weekend and left my heart.

Chris Rubino for Ace Hotel

Chris Rubino for Ace Hotel

Ace Hotel x Chris Rubino from Jim Helton on Vimeo. Artist and illustrator Chris Rubino (whose resume is as diverse as it is impressive) recently finished a series of four canvases commissioned by the newly opened Ace Hotel in NY. A video directed by Jim Helton documents the month-long process with music by Big Blood. Whether…