Ace Hotel, London

An interview with Ace Hotel co-founder Alex Calderwood at their new Shoreditch property

Well into bookings and a spot-on event schedule just a month after opening, The Ace Hotel‘s latest offering takes its characteristic simplicity and buzz to east London’s Shoreditch neighborhood. The brand has already become known as a haven for the hip from Portland and Palm Springs to NYC and (as of next month) downtown LA; but London is the hotel group’s first international foray. It’s …

BL-NK Hackney

An ephemeral open venue in the heart of London's creative and tech community

Uses for community spaces are continually changing, along with the people and industries that inhabit them. As once quiet peripheral urban areas become revived and rapidly developed, certain opportunities arise for innovative use of space. One such area is the east London Borough of Hackney—home to the UK’s burgeoning tech, web and design community aptly dubbed Tech City. When an upcoming development rendered a 3,200-square-foot …