Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The ACE Hotel.

I've been spending a lot more time in my new shop's hood, midtown, and for the first time last Friday visited the Ace Hotel. Since then, I have been back twice.
(I am writing this on Monday BTW)
The design is spot on. It is impeccably done. From the tiles in the bathroom all the way down to the tartan plaid chairs in the lobby. (fully equipped with suspenders) They have a long library style table with center lamps where visitors post up with their Stumptown coffees and free wi-fi.
The place is the coolest. I fully intend on hanging out there an obnoxious amount in the future.
The space is littered with taxidermy, amazing vintage catalogue pages as wallpaper, stunning typography, wood paneling, light fixtures, and clever little sayings here and there.