COS + Snarkitecture’s LA Pop-Up Shop

A temporary retail experience, inspired by the AW15 collection, plays with reflections and tones

by Ariel Katz Last night in Downtown Los Angeles, COS launched their latest pop-up, created in collaboration with Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen of experimental Brooklyn-based design studio Snarkitecture and housed inside Scandinavian concept store Austere. It’s a feast for the eyes (and the second collaboration between the two)—a two-story exploration of form, tone, reflection and silhouettes. Together, they’ve designed and built a considered and …

Mariana Fernandes for Dear DTLA at Ace, Los Angeles

The hotel partners with WeTransfer to display artwork high above the street and on computers screens

When LA-based artist Brian Roettinger was tasked to create a billboard design at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, the result sent a bold message. His “NEVER ODD NOR EVEN” design, with a white angled font on a bright red background, hung powerful and high over the street, off of one side of the hotel for the entire month of July. This collaboration between file-sharing …

Ace Hotel + Tokyobike

A new bike design, in four summer hues, that guests in London and DTLA can purchase after their stay

The Ace Hotel and Tokyobike go way back: when the innovative hotel chain launched its London outpost back in 2013, it chose the Japanese bike-maker to create custom loaner bikes for guests. This summer, the two companies are taking their close relationship to the next level by launching a new bike together. “This new collaboration model is an extension of the original London design, and …