Happy 70th Lennon
Last week was one of those weeks you relish living in New York. Imagine being sprawled on the green grass of Central Park while coming together with other city folk to celebrate John Lennon’s 70th birthday. Picture Lou Reed on the mic swinging by to say some words as well. It was one big group hug… just the way he would have liked it. It’s important to note that it is also...
Not to be a Scrooge D’Arde, but Christmas isn’t always our favorite holiday. Well, it isn’t until someone shows up at our door with countless orange boxes from Hermés! Then it’s a party! But this Christmas, everything got a little better (and a touch more morbid) thanks to artist Peter Eudenbach and his work entitled Chimera. The turquoise glass ornament stands...
One of Stan’s most favorite things to do is to go to random parts of cities and just get lost. I wander random streets and find curiosities beyond my imagination. Just last week, we went to this place people like to call “Brooklyn”. It was so fascinating! Can’t believe we had never heard of it before. AnyStan… Since getting lost and finding ourselves is a...
Graphic of the Day: Woody Allen
Desert Nights: Oct 13
It’s another week. That means it’s time for a new “round-up” of Desert Nights, our weekly concert party at The Standard Hollywood. This week, we are super proud of the line-up. If you’re not in Hollywood to come see them play, read further, and download these new emerging artists. It’s pretty good stuff. (Listen to Penelope Fortier here. Photo by Sal...
Who said art is dead in LA? It seems to be alive and flourishing in the downtown area of Los Angeles, at least. It’s been said that The Standard Downtown LA is “a place for abstract behavior by the city’s fashionably experimental” according to L.A.Record.com. Case in point: Welcome to our new bash entitled The Series which is a monthly experiment in the form of an art party. ...
What Me Worry, new book by Andrew Kuo
Now we make books too! The Standard is proud to announce its new imprint, Standard Press, which is our joyful publishing arm to print cool books as we see fit. On our first project, we introduce of one of our favorite artists, Andrew Kuo, who is known for thinking in the form of shapes, charts, and graphs… but in a “loose” way. A paradox, you say? Science meets abstract? Well,...
The Sticker Book
(Remember when this sticker was all over New York?) DB is what you call an “old-school-New Yorker”. Tried and true. A successful DJ among many crafts he’s dabbled in, DB has experienced the deep history within the city’s nightlife. There is also one more fact. Everyone loves DB. He’s been a mentor, participator, contributor, and enthusiast of New York’s...
Every Sunday night, we used to sit at home and color code our closets, alphabetically by designer of course. We really didn’t have anything else to do. We didn’t like the clubs. Gourmet dinners happen every other night anyway, and most retail operations close at 7pm. We were at a loss for entertaining ourselves, so we created our own. <cue the trombone or any other...
Food & Wine Festival
If you happen to be a food lover, and live in New York, this weekend will feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven. From October 7 to 10 The Standard, New York is once again the headquarters for a legion of top chefs and foodies to gather together to talk food and share their scrumptious gifts at the Food & Wine Festival. Here’s the breakdown: (Chef Dan Silverman at The...
Graphic of the Day: DIY Doodle
Source: Fiction Romance
THE STANDARD CULTURE LAUNCH!
When you woke up this morning and logged onto the interwebs, you had no idea that we were sitting here and waiting for you to show up. Now you’re here, and we’re in love. We know. It was inevitable that it would happen. Our psychic told us so. What we have done for you, our little Stan D’elovelies, is taken our Standard Hotel world and brought you our most culturally...
Graphic of the Day: The Japanese Popstars
The Japanese Popstars Feat. Green Velvet - Let Go from David Wilson Creative on Vimeo. Today’s graphic of the day is nothing short of mind blowing. Instead of one visual nugget, the video provides a barrage of images for your viewing pleasure. The song is pretty amazing too. Here’s “Let Go” from the Japanese Popstars Feat. Green Velvet. Directed by David Wilson. The...
Booze and Tricks for the Night
The Standard, Hollywood is such a good sport. While some establishments shoo away skater rats, we say “come over, build a ramp in our backyard”… and boy we’re glad we did. The other night, approx 200+ cool folks came hungry to jump on the large wooden platform constructed for the night. Add food, booze, and good conversation. Seeing the skills of Mike Carroll, Arto...
LE BAIN DE NOTRE EXISTENCE!
Anyone who has come to New York City during the gorgeous summer months knows that the only way to party is on the roof. Usually, informal get togethers on tar topped roofs with buckets of beers and chilled rosé abound within the five boroughs. But for the more savvy imbiber, hotel tops are the way to go. We love a hotel top. That’s why this past June The Standard, New York opened Le...
Graphic of the Day: Barbara Streisand
It seems the latest track on everyone’s lips this week is a new song by the DJ duo known as Duck Sauce called “Barbara Streisand”. If you don’t know, new school DJ A-Trak (ex-DMC champion) has worked with everyone from Kanye West to Kid Cudi while old school Armand Van Helden is probably the most classic dance DJ’s of all time. The concept of A-Trak making beats...
Jesse Ian Davison Concierge at The Standard, New York Pisces What do you do at The Standard? I Make Dreams Come True and have way too much fun doing it. The majority of our guests are part of what I have nicknamed “The Creative Aristocracy” and most of them are already living their dreams, so my job is actually pretty easy. About 95% of our guests are so well informed on the most happening...
Meet Jose Parla
Jose Parla is our homeboy. He is also a world renowned artist with exhibitions that have taken him to London, Paris, and Tokyo. His work is unorthodox and distinct — a sampling of calligraphy, graffiti, and personal inspirations hinting the soul of a city. The psycho geographical work is something Jose describes as “segmented realities” or “memory documents”…...
IS THAT A UFO ON THE ROOF?
You all know how much we love public art. In actuality, our public art is trying to get home without embarassing ourselves after a few martinis on the 18th floor of The Standard, New York. That’s always a masterpiece in itself. Commission us for an installation! This month we were very excited to have Naples-born and Los Angeles based artist Piero Golia use our favorite west coast...
Laser Tag in our Building
For those who have not visited The Standard, New York, here’s a comprehensive walk through our corridors. Filmmaker (and now Standard guest blogger) Casey Neistat presents a healthy little competition between man and woman. Enjoy! Laser Tag from Standard Hotels on Vimeo.