Tag: los angeles
What I like about writing for Yellowtrace is that I get to spend a fair bit of time mentally arranging my furniture in houses other than my own. With this one I am stumped. Being frank, this house is not my cup of tea. However at this point in time I’m working on a concrete house of some complexity, and so out-of-the-box buildings like this pique my interest, and earn my respect.
Ace Hotels really do live up to their name. Each one has a unique style, a fascinating history, and an Ace Philosophy at its heart. For Ace, hospitality is “compassion” and the hotel is a “potential for real, fluid community.” Ace Hotels are iconic around the world for their fresh approach and for changing the way of the hotel industry across the board. Since Alex Calderwood, the late founder of Ace Hotels, decided to convert a maritime workers’ hotel in Seattle with his friends and open the first Ace Hotel in 1999, hotels haven’t been the same. With passionate, creative ideas driving them, Ace has lead the way for boutique hotels with a difference.
The concept for Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is based on a marriage between decadence and democracy, 1920’s Hollywood glamour and modern minimalism.
Vedas: Garments and Space Design is an ongoing collaboration between LA-based Nicholas Alan Cope & Dustin Edward Arnold. This captivating series of fashion images is created by photographing Cope & Arnold’s own sculptural garments which challenge ideas of what is acceptable versus what is possible. Mesh cloaks, structured veils and circular headdresses are combined with free-flowing muslin textiles and blurred silhouettes. One of the things I like the most about this project is the strict monochromatic palette that allows one to focus entirely on form rather than colour…
Mirror City is a spectacular story through some of the great American cities. It uses time-lapse photography to create incredible kaleidoscopic visuals.
I realise that Yellowtrace is not a music blog, so we shall leave Daft Punk’s brand new album “Random Access Memories” alone, while I draw your attention to something else. I’m talking about their recent slick photo shoot set in a famous modernist house in Los Angeles – Sheats Goldstein Residence, designed by celebrated American modernist architect John Lautner…