She's a Tiger
Here’s a frisky little video to begin your morning. Model Daily Lowe frolics around in her various outfit changes while prepping a shoot with photographer Greg Williams for British Esquire. The song is called “Tiger” from Maximum Balloon featuring Aku. Esquire woman we love - Daisy Lowe from esquireuk on Vimeo.
If you’ve ever been to The Standard, Hollywood, you probably landed at some delirious hour, valet parked your car, and signed the usual credit card forms. Somehow, this particular experience at our Los Angeles location is a little more surreal than other hotels. As the lovely front desk attendant runs to get your keys, your eyes are in a fixed gaze not at your front desk clerk, but...
Walking to Hollywood
Will Self is an English novelist with a new book on the horizon called Walking to Hollywood. The novel is part memoir, part fiction — also called a hyrbrid (aren’t all novels embellished realities anyway?). The editors at Nowness.com interviewed Will at one of our sister hotels, Chateau Marmont (also a location in the novel). Check out Will Self, Walking To Hollywood at...
Graphic of the Day: Don Draper
Artist: Dan Meth
Special Travel Item: Casey Neistat
In our never-ending quest to discover secret travel items, we ran across filmmaker Casey Neistat who’s relishing his fast growing audience thanks to his HBO show, the Neistat Brothers. When asking Casey what is the one travel item he does not leave home without, he didn’t even blink. “An extension cord” he blurted out. “Not a travel converter, not a...
Lydia Hearst's Jigsaw Puzzle
This is a little art film that was shot on the rooftop of The Standard, New York. The protagonist Lydia Hearst seems from another era, almost transported from a place called Xanadu — Orson Welles’ fictitious name for Citizen Kane’s lonely palatial estate. The art short with Lydia Hearst was directed by Bradley Young. In it we see a beautiful woman, dripping in elegance,...
Karen Elson's New video
Here’s a trippy little sweet tune by Karen Elson. It has Jack White’s fingerprints all over it. The video is Directed by her Citizen Band co-member Sarah Sophie Flicker and is co-Directed by MaxiMilla Lukacs. The song was inspired by an Eartha Kitt: “I’m a dirt person. I trust the dirt. I don’t trust diamonds and gold.” How much do we love Earth Kitt? See...
Gareth Pugh's New Collection
We’re really into Lookbooks when they go “next level”. Here is a fresh video made for Showstudio that features the Autumn/Winter 2010 collection of designer Gareth Pugh. Imagine a Tamara de Lampika painting thrust into a dark future with movement and sound… a goth 1920’s art deco vision. To view the video, go to Gareth Pugh A/W 2010 Video / Showstudio ...
Graphic of the Day: Recycle
Today’s graphic is something we all take for granted as we peek under our Whole Foods salad containers while trashing it in a rush. It’s interesting to know that the symbol of recycling was created by a 23 year old USC Architecture graduate named Gary Anderson (1970). Read more at The Visual Mixtape of Mark Malazarte.
There are VERY few things that we get excited about because we’re the kind of guy that isn’t that impressed by much, but last year, when we heard The Gagosian Gallery was opening up a storefront shop, we almost LOST it! Yes, darlings. We know we said “last year”, but we’re very busy. We never make it up above 14th Street when we’re in NYC…every...
Phil Lumbang Hits The Standard
If you’re the type of person to stop and smell the roses around Los Angeles, you would have paid attention to all the cute fuzzy bears sprouting up around the city in the last year. The maker is an artist named Phil Lumbang, and he is just as sweet and jovial as his creatures. His work has been featured in several art magazines and he officially presented at the Giant Robot exhibition at...
Graphic of the Day: Reservoir Dogs
Illustrator and designer Dale Edwin Murray. Found on The Casual Optimist
Is Your Cat a Star?
If you think your kitty cat has what it takes to do a fashion spread, then email a photo to email@example.com. The winning cat will be photographed for the cool fashion brand, United Bamboo. The idea is that the designers make a micro version of the collection and then dress the cat in it. As you can tell, it’s a concept piece. Click here on Refinery29 to see a photo from last years...
Mateo “Madhu” Lizarazo Certified Yoga Teacher, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach Cancer The Standard: Tell us a bit about your background, and what made you decide to enter this field of wellness? Mateo: Born and raised in the Colombian valley, I came to the United States 11 years ago. After traveling all over the states, I ended up at The Standard in 2005 when they were just opening...
Another Reason to See This Movie
Yet another fine feather in our cinematic cap — we’re speaking of awesome movie shout-outs. If you notice when visiting the website for Get Him to the Greek, The Standard, Downtown LA building gets much love. Whatever you do, just don’t miss this film. It’s laugh-out-loud. See the full trailer on Get Him to the Greek Official Site
We Love a Good Designer Ball
Found on Cuteattack
More NYC Moments by Olivier Zahm
My ex-girlfriend for almost 3 years Madeleine Von Froomer who’s designing for Sophomore, Le Bain, The Standard, New York Sarah Nataf is the best (of France) at Le Bain, The Standard, New York. Lovers, lovers, lovers, Le Bain, The Standard, New York. Daphné Guinness at Omen, New York. A split at Le bain, The Standard Hotel, New York. HAILEY GATES on a bike, New York. ...
Olivier Zahm is back in NY
(ANNABELLE DEXTER-JONES and LIV TYLER climbing the decorative wall at Le Bain, The Standard, New York) (JOHN NEIDICH, OLIVIER ZAHM and ANDRÉ SARAIVA at Le Bain, The Standard, New York) (The most fun.. French.. girl of the night at Le bain yesterday night, The Standard, New York) (Girls kissing in the bathroom, Le Bain, The Standard, New York) All Photos by Olivier Zahm, Found...
Meet Chef Mark
Mark Zeitouni Chef, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach Virgo The Standard: In Arabic, zeitoun means olive. What is your nationality and how does that inspire your cuisine? My Father was born in Egypt, my mother is American, my grandfather on my fathers side was born in Lebanon and my grandmother on my fathers side was born in Egypt to Syrian parents. My grandparents on my fathers side, passed...
Graphic of the Day: Leon
Illustration by Josh Cooley
Easy Like Sunday Morning
Sunday is one of the most fun days of the week, especially Summertime when all the cute girls bust out their short shorts and colored raybans. So if you’re in Los Angeles this weekend, swing by our cool pool party at The Standard, Downtown LA. The DJ set will be something worth appreciating. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Secret Travel Item: Lisa Fernandez
Bathing suit designer Lisa Fernandez insists that she cannot travel without her special Dupont lighter. Apparently, her husband gave the sentimental piece to Lisa after the couple fought in St. Tropez so he can um… accelerate the makeup. “I was being a jerk” he confessed with a grin as we all admired the sturdy lighter in The Standard, Miami hotel room during Swim Week. ...
Mina Gough Spa Director, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach Cancer The Standard: Tell us a bit about your background, and what made you decide to enter this field of wellness? Mina: Growing up in Stockholm, Sweden, I naturally love the ocean/water and have a total affinity for bathing - relaxing (lowering my pulse is part of my dna), spa rituals, skin care head to toe, healthy food, yoga and...