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This year, the Ace Hotel celebrates two decades since its “lodging for friends” idea first hatched in Seattle back in 1999. With locations around the world, the Ace has expanded but hasn’t lost its ethos of strong design and cultural engineering. Case in point: this simple, bold bag marking their 20th, “printed on the most capacious and resilient tote bag” they could find.

September Scotch: Knockdhu Distillery’s anCnoc

An unexpectedly delicious award-winning highland single malt whisky collection

Knockdhu Distillery rose up opposite Black Hill in Banffshire exactly 125 years ago. While it did not operate continually (producing straight from 1894 to 1931 and then lengthy stints on and off again until full-time whisky-making resumed in 1989) its authentic heritage is undeniable. Today, the distillery produces an award-winning single malt Scotch whisky range under the name anCnoc (pronounced “a-nock”), Gaelic for “the hill.” …

Florence Knoll’s 100th Birthday

Celebrating the American icon and her designs

Today marks Michigan-born design and furniture icon Florence Knoll‘s 100th birthday. While no longer designing, she carries an incredibly important place in American design history—thanks to her thoughtful creations that were functional but sleek and stylish. Her many designs—from tables and desks to chairs, sofas, benches and stools—are timeless; reflecting her architectural training and overall sense of style. We had a quick chat with Knoll‘s …