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.
Green Hornet Love
The Green Hornet has been on all our minds lately. The remake, directed by Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) is complete, and we’re all waiting to see what Michel has cooked up. (Britt Reid and Bruce Lee in the 1960’s Green Hornet) Once in a while, our hotel property appears in a Hollywood movie in some subtle way, which makes us all feel warm and fuzzy...
PAPER + STAN = LOVE!
Fashion is as fashion does, and Stan D’Arde did fashion last week in true Stan form. My good friends over at Paper Magazine asked me to report LIVE from the front lines at The Standard, New York during Fashion Week S/S 2011! It’s difficult to recount in detail all the madness that went down on the 18th floor and beyond, but you can visit my Paper page for a full run down of...
Barbara Kruger is our Neighbor
The Whitney is coming downtown, and Lordy are we excited! One of the reasons is because the site of the future museum happens to be directly next door to our New York building which means all our hotel guests have incredible “eye-candy” to behold each month. The Whitney has begun to wet our appetites by commissioning large public art projects. The task at hand for each artist is to...
Desert Nights - Sept 22
It’s time for another series of music showcases at The Standard, Hollywood, in Los Angeles. The next roundup proves to be as unique and diverse as the previous jam. Here’s the crew slated to play this Wednesday, September 22 (Listen to Victoria Noll) Victoria Noll cut her musical teeth in Mobile, Alabama before eventually finding herself in one of the epicenters of American...
Graphic of the Day: Vice Do's & Dont's
Today’s graphic is less of an “art-directed” image, but more of an eye-grabbing visual from the Vice family. Their photos are fun and wacky, but what we find more laughable are the actual captions. The attached photo has the following caption: “Dear Dad, I know you think I’m running around all night with young boys. I’m not. They’re your age. Love, Your Worst Nightmare...
Anthony Lister's New Masks
(Anthony Lister’s New Installation, Standard Hotel, New York) The Standard, New York, is excited to present Anthony Lister’s work as the second artist installation at the boutique (the first being Julia Chiang’s All For You, with a limited edition of 50 porcelain apples). He’s also mellow, unassuming, and quietly dissecting the archetype of a superhero in his mind most...
A Night for Hopper
New York lost a big fish in the art scene when Jeffrey Deitch (Deitch Projects) moved to the west coast in order to be the new Director of MOCA, Los Angeles. His first project was the immense retrospective of Dennis Hopper’s career entitled Dennis Hopper Double Standard. Earlier in the summer, André Balazs and Jeffrey Deitch put heads together to co-host a private “friends &...
Our Building As Art
Once in a blue moon, our mind gets blown away. This was one of those nights. Here’s a real time video of the show where Target turned our New York building into one giant light, music, dance and fashion show. We wholeheartedly send a grand applause to Mother Agency, LEGS, and our music composer of the night, Sam Spiegel aka Squeak E. Clean. Kaleidoscopic Fashion Spectacular from HotelsAB on...
Proenza'a New Lookbook
…and the winner for most unpredictable short film this season… is Proenza Schouler’s Act da Fool, directed by Harmony Korine. The narrative follows some girls in the ‘hood. The new collection looks pretty amazing on them. As expected, it has sent controversial pangs through the internet — some people moved deeply, others horribly offended. Note: at least 5 comments...
Graphic of the Day: Horsey
Source: La Citá
Trippy Film. Pretty Girls.
There’s a new Model Agency in town. This sweet little short film, Silent, is directed by blackANDwhite. Meet the girls. Stick around. Silent Models
...on the Streets of New York
Yoshitomo Nara has arrived in New York. He brought with him “White Ghost”, a new sculpture positioned against the trees and buildings of New York City. The sculpture is standing tall to celebrate a retrospective entitled “Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool” which opened at the Asia Society September 9, 2010 and running through January 2, 2011. We particularly love Nara’s images of...
Lykke Li Has Something to Tell You
Just announced today. Lykke Li is getting itchy in the recording studio (finishing her 2nd album) and has the urge to tour the world on a brief round and test out some songs. We’ve been in love with Lykke for quite some time, but our favorite memory was when she DJ’d at The Standard, Hollywood last year and busted out the Chordette’s 1950’s classic “Lollipop” to...
Marco Brambilla's Vision
Director Marco Brambilla is a force of nature and a prized member of The Standard family. André Balazs asked Brambilla to create and develop an otherworldly art installation, Civilization, inside the elevators of The Standard, New York. Kanye West was so inspired by the installation that he commissioned Marco to create a video for his new song, “Power”. Here is the Directors Cut, Uncensored. ...
Our New West Coast Shop is Now Open
(The Shop at The Standard, Downtown LA as seen in LA Times) Behold the array of items inside our new redesign of The Shop at The Standard, Downtown LA. We’re feeling the pretty magenta cabinet decisions. One of the items that the shop stocks very well are what most Californians crave — sunglasses. Designers include Karen Walker, Retrosuperfuture and Ksubi. The opening party...
Summer Camp by Bruce Weber
(Daria Werboy, Kate Moss, and Lara Stone for W Magazine) Not a bad morning view to behold, eh? Kate, Daria, and Lara all crashed at The Standard, Miami with Bruce Weber and stylist Alex White to shoot for W Magazine. The result is an awesome narrative photographed at our Miami Beach location called “Summer Camp”. The tagline reads “school’s out and the livin’ is...
Graphic of the Day: Margot Tanenbaum
Illustration by Abigail Mckenzie
Miami Swim Week was a Blast
(Friends wearing the new Standard/Quiksilver collabo during Swim Week) We love visiting Miami once a year for the annual Swim Week. A large part of the festivities luckily occur at The Standard, Miami which attracts all the cool locals and New Yorkers looking to relax in the spa and Hamam, one of the few sacred relaxing spots in Miami Beach. The men’s trunks you see here (pictured...
Another Reason Not to Leave Your Hotel Room
(Wall of Death, by Marco Brambilla) Welcome to the StandART channel, a public art initiative curated with Creative Time. Launched over Armory Week in New York 2010, the StandART channel showcases works from 10 internationally revered contemporary video artists appearing on televisions in all rooms of The Standard, New York, Miami, Downtown LA, and Hollywood. Films included are from...
Rise & Shine in Miami
Just a little reminder as Winter season approaches. Our Miami hotel is warm, happy, peaceful, and ready to take on all those nutty vibes from the harsh city. Time to recalibrate. Here’s a reminder. The Standard Miami’s Spa & Well-being Center
Swim Week: Nycked
Jules is a multi-tasking New Yorker. Aside from being all around cool chick, Jules makes jewelry and now bathing suits. “Let me just tell you one thing, I am so stoked that this is my life” laughs Jules perched on a happy sunny green lawn at The Standard, Miami during Swim Week. Today she is off… resting from her hectic week. It’s the first time her and business partner...
Tori Praver, 2011 Collection
Tori Praver is the real deal. Surf chick raised in Maui, Hawaii. This year she visits Miami Swim week with her 2011 Cruise Collection in hand, inspired by Nirvana… not the full Seattle type, but more like a Balinese Zen type of Nirvana, sprinkled in with a little bit of 90s grungy florals. We took a moment to speak to Tori about her new collection, her inspirations, and what she really wants...
SCARF IT DOWN!
Our favorite part of winter is wearing our extravagantly large cashmere knit John Varvatos scarf. It wraps our neck and head with so much luscious scarfness that sometimes all you can see is our eyes. It’s pure fashion genius, and we never leave home without it when temperatures drop below 42 degrees Fahrenheit. We’ve shopped endlessly looking for the Spring/Summer...
Desert Nights - Sept 8th
It’s time again for another precious evening of fine acoustic sets presented at The Standard, Hollywood. This Wednesday, September 8th, we’ve lined up a fresh new selection of music to wrap your hearts and minds around. Here’s a brief stroll through our Wednesday acts… Bryce Wayt Imagine the vibe of Tom Petty, Elvis Costello and Gram Parson wrapped up into one...
Graphic of the Day: Wants/Needs
Illustration by Scott Albrecht
Soft core food porn. The term is tantalizing, isn’t it? If this teases your curiosity, meet Marilyn Minter. She has served up Green Pink Caviar… literally… this is the name of her short film we’re introducing in our ongoing video installation entitled 24/7 Projection. The film follows female models as they paint a glass plate with their tongues by eating colorful...
Diego Garcia Breaks Out on His Own
Diego Garcia (former frontman of Elefant) performed in the High Line Room at The Standard, New York this past Spring. It was his debut performance as a solo artist. The event was such a smash that we invited Diego to perform at all four of our Standard hotels including Miami, Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles. Here is Diego’s performance at The Standard, Downtown LA, captured by Damon...
The Birth of our Hotel
Here’s a cool little video created by our friends at Red Bucket Films. The narrative follows our monster building emerging from the depths of the ocean. Instead of the ominous Godzilla, however, this hunk of cement prefers to just disco boogie. Enjoy.