Cinefamily's 2nd Annual Everything Is Festival
It’s 4th of July weekend. By all means, go find a body of water somewhere (Pool Side at The Standard, Hollywood perhaps?), throw something delicious on the BBQ, grab a beer, and work on that sunburn. All we’re saying is that maybe you should consider taking a few breaks this weekend. You know, get yourself in some air conditioning, something sweet to munch on, and maybe see a few good...
We Gots Lots of 4th of July Plans
Get ready folks! We are entering another weekend of visual wonder with 4th of July weekend festivities. What better way for a group bond then getting together and looking up into the sky with a lot of communal “ooohs” and “aaaaahs”. The Standard has a few shindigs going on at our various hotels in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. Our locations are perfect with...
Watermelon for Summer!
We don’t know why silly stop motion films make us all warm and fuzzy. Here’s good inspiration to do your own 4th of July with a food art project. This one is called Watermelon Nights from Dan Meth on Vimeo. Check out the rejected eggplant. Sad, but this is a Watermelon party after all!
New to The Shop!
We are very excited to announce that summer at The Standard, Downtown LA will have a distinctively Parisian twist! The Shop in our lobby is one of few merchants in the States to present Sophia 203. Designer Sophia Edstrund splits her time between Paris and Jaipur, India, where her vibrant and intricately embroidered pieces come to life. Select from belts, necklaces and headbands to add a bit of...
Graphic of the Day: Money
Sure we’ve all doodled on money before.. but this is some next level stuff. Somehow this artist, found on Yaaames Tumblr, managed to create a new galaxy for Lincoln and Hamilton with sunbeams and pyramids.
Just Another Day with Ghostface
You know it’s a fun day at work when people such as Ghostface drop into your hotel, and bring a falcon to hang. This particular photo of Ghostface was taken inside one of our rooms at The Standard New York for a new intriguing magazine called Flatt Magazine. What is Flatt? To use their own words, the mission statement is this: “The New Angst Group in New York City are surviving in...
MOCA After Party at Standard Miami
(Brittany Lopez, MOCA Membership and Marketing Associate, and Christian Slater) Ryan Trecartin’s Any Ever opening at MOCA concluded with an after party at Standard Miami. The MOCA after party enjoyed the beautiful bayside views and delicious lemon-lime Caipirinhas. The event finished with a conceptual performance by Colin Michael Self and Raul de Nieves. The MOCA Shakers (ages 21-45) have...
'The Shoe' After-Party at Le Bain with Paul...
Join us at our newest summer party at Le Bain, “My Favorite Party” every Wednesday night. This Wednesday we are celebrating the after party for the premiere of The Shoe a film by André Saraiva, hosted by André, Paul Sevigny and Sebastian Puga. Music selections by our resident DJs Harley & Cassie and Roctakon, along with special guest Paul Sevigny. See you there!
Graphic of the Day: Hair
Hair. We love it. We love it so much in this illustration, made by Dana Aksinovits on Flickr. It’s a girl lost in a mountaintop of hair.
CSS is Back
Cansei de Ser Sexy is back and they have a new stable of hummable tunes. Their new LP named La Liberación is slated to be out on August 29th. The new track is “Hits Me Like a Rock” with a collaboration with Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream. To download the record, go to iTunes. To listen to the track, go to Mu-sique Tumblr.
Sunset Beach Goodies
It’s a new Summer and you all know what that means… new goodies! We asked store Director, Denise Downing, to pinpoint some of her favorite products at Sunset Beach, our charming sister hotel on Shelter Island. Here are her 6 “must-haves” for Summer…(we take her advice very seriously): 1. Retrosuperfuture - People Horn Combined Sunglasses. Completely contemporary...
Desert Nights - June 29
It’s time for our next round up of musical talent this week. This Wednesday is Desert Nights, our weekly party at The Standard Hollywood with 3 musicians granting us an intimate acoustic performance. LA’s big bad radio station, KCRW, declared this Wednesday’s Desert Nights as “Pick of the Week”. Here’s a little summary of our 3 talents this week. (Listen to...
"Get it Together" Remixes
“Ad Rock Down With The Ione Listen To The Shit Because Both Of Them Is Boney Got To Do It Like This Like Chachi And Joanie Because She’s The Cheese And I’m The Macaroni” We think “cheese and macaroni” is probably the sweetest romance lyric we’ve heard in Hip Hop. Plus it’s one of those few Beastie tracks with Q-Tips smooth voice mingled in there....
Graphic of the Day: Monday Morning
Todays graphic is just a reminder of how much sunday is “easy” and monday is “tough”. Illustration is by Dana Aksinovits via Nevver.
Hall & Oates Fireworks Spectacular
In honor of Hall & Oates headlining this year’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl next Saturday we thought we share the classic video of the Hall & Oates’ song She’s Gone. It’s one of those videos that makes you want to play the game: “What drug were they on when they thought this was a great idea?”. Seriously, John Oates...
Dwell on Design Deal!
For fans of design in LA, it’s not news that Dwell on Design is taking over downtown this weekend, but we wanted to let you in on a little secret. If you are a guest at The Standard, Downtown LA and are interested in attending the conference, you’ll be privy to a 50% discount on admission for the whole weekend. That means panel discussions and access to the show floor Friday -...
This Sunday, Eté d'Amour goes Green.
This Sunday June 26, Nouveau York presents ETE D’AMOUR with the cult New York DJ Brennan Green, Le Bain’s own Neil Aline and Coleman in prime time mode. What is so great about Mr Green? We did not ask the Koala, but met Brennan instead. Here’s what he had to say… The Standard: We enjoyed your 2009 XLR8’s podcast. It was such an unusual journey from the Rolling...
Wanderlust is Back
It’s about that time again! Wanderlust Yoga Festival. What happens during Wanderlust? A lot of celebration — yoga, music and nature. Wanderlust’s 2011 line-up boasts musical acts Michael Franti, Girl Talk and Andrew Bird while wellness leaders like Deepak Chopra, John Friend, Rodney Yee and Shiva Rea are attending at least one of the gatherings this year. All of them are within...
Designing Your Wellness at The Standard Miami
Want to effectively make improvements in your overall wellness? The Standard Miami will be featuring Melissa Kaplan, a registered dietitian who has been in field of nutrition and wellness for over 13 years and is known for her counseling skills with active people. Melissa Kaplan has expertise in nutritional interventions (Stan’s version here) that can provide you with longer lasting...
Tumblr's We Love: Kim Jong
(Kim Jong Looking at Fish) In our endless quest for Tumblr’s we love, we stumbled upon a most unusual collection of photos of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong II. It is simply named “Kim Jong Looking at Things”. The blog was cherry-picked by 24 year old Founder of Tumblr, David Karp, as one of his favorites in a CNN interview. If you don’t know much about Kim Jong,...
The New Party in Town...Wed at Le Bain
Welcome to the new summer bash hosted at our venue Le Bain at The Standard New York — as if we didn’t have enough rocking nights to get you in trouble! This one is on Wednesday and it’s hosted by DJ Harley Viera Newton and her partner in crime, Cassie Coane— otherwise known as Harley & Cassie. From the days at Lit, to recent Madame Wongs, Harley & Cassie have been...
Ryan Trecartin at MOCA
(Ryan Trecartin, The Re’Search “Re’Search Wait’S”, 2009-2010, HD Video, 40:09, courtesy the artist and Elizabeth Dee, New York) Ryan Trecartin’s Any Ever (2009-2010) is a seven-movie epic video produced in Miami with collaborator Lizzie Fitch and other contributors ranging from friends and artists to professional child actors. The presentation of Any Ever at MOCA...
Danny Krivit, a New York Legend.
This Friday June 24, we are honored to welcome one of the most iconic DJ’s of New York, Danny Krivit. Growing up in Greenwich Village, in the 1960’s, Danny has been through the many waves of the NY night life. In 1996, Danny joined François K and Joe Claussel to form THE New York party of the 90’s: Body & Soul. He also has been running his own residency “The 718...
The Kills Go Acoustic
The Kills have revealed three new acoustic videos taken from their short film Blood Pressures (Directed by Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern) which premiered on IFC.com. Named after their recent studio album, the nearly eleven minute short offers a playful and close-up look at the UK duo - Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart – during the making of Blood Pressures. Their latest videos, “Last...
The Series Returns
It’s that time again! Nicole Disson is back with the 8th installment of THE SERIES, “The Sky’s Gone Out,” directed by esteemed choreographer Mecca Vazie Andrews. The vast collective of artists returns, ranging from original video art by director Matt Amato of THE MASSES and Ariana Natale, puppetry by Steven Wendt, choreography by the MOVEMENT movement and Majken Christensen, belly...
Here’s to another summer of love. Bruce Davidson snapped this photo of a couple on the beach doing their thing, courtesy of ThisIsntHappiness Tumblr.
Get in the Water + Paddle 4 People
Paddle 4 People 2011 at The Standard Miami was a great success with 130 racers and thousands raised for charity : water. Anyone watching would want to take up paddle boarding as a sea of bodies paddled the 3 and 5 mile races. A great day for a great cause!
Last Week-end at Le Bain
Respect to Throne of Blood, The Rapture, Cosmic Kids, Runaway, Populette, Harkin & Raney, Saarid, Anteros & Thanaton and The Night People crew… Let me take you … To a place I know… You want to go… It’s a Good Life…. When the Grooves are Rockin’, Nothin’ Feels as Good as a Good Life. For more festivities, see you this...
Helmut Newton Polaroids
Really. Can we ever grow tired of looking at Helmut Newton’s women? The answer is No. We especially love his collection of polaroids, which is a book compiled and released by Taschen. Check out Another Magazine for their review of the book.
New StandART Video Series
(The Standard Launches a new Series of In-Room Video Installations) We are thrilled to announce our second installment of our StandART video series to be played inside all the rooms at The Standard hotels. Our last series contained a bevy of artists such as Marco Brambilla and the Niestat Brothers. This time around, Creative Time helped us shake it up again with new artists including the...
Graphic of the Day: Sean Martindale
Today’s graphic stopped us in our tracks. We’re fans of a little yarn and fence art. This one constricts a passageway while boasting the word freedom. Art by Sean Martindale.
Desert Nights - June 22
Tomorrow night is a new installment of our weekly acoustic night party called Desert Nights at The Standard Hollywood. This week is a fresh batch of new talent. Meet the 3 acts… (Listen to Burial at Sea on Facebook or Official Site) By the year 1974, robots have replaced humans in the boxing ring. Travelling from one tank-town to another, fight manager Steel Kelly (Lee Marvin) hopes to...
Let the Love in
The Standard Miami has so many opportunities to guide it’s guests to better health, like their outstanding Integral Living Team. Lori Bell is the onsite acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine expert. Acupuncture is an alternative medicine that treats patients by insertion and manipulation of needles in the body. It has proven effectiveness in relieving pain, treating infertility, treating and...
Bubbles from NYC
(Bubbles is Alain Levitt and Jason P. Grisell) Bubbles is a synth-pop duo from New York City. It seems like sort of an experiment among friends and family. Member Alain Levitt, both a restauranteur (Bacaro) and photographer, creates music with Jason P. Grisell channeling inspirations from electronic, synth-pop, dance, reggae, hip-hop, and punk traditions. The videos stars Alain’s...
Gil Scott-Heron Mix by Gilles Peterson
Since his passing at the end of last month, we’ve been on a bit of a Gil Scott-Heron bender. We couldn’t resist sharing this mind-blowing mix from British luminary Gilles Peterson, at the endorsement of The Standard, Downtown LA’s music guru Paul. We hope you enjoy.
Blue Note Jazz Festival
Normally we present an amazing musical night to our readers in Hollywood every week with our Desert Nights events on Wednesday. This post is for the east coasters staying at our New York hotel this week. Although The Standard is not affiliated with this event, we still highly recommend this enriching escape into music. It’s sort of a mash-up of jazz music played at it’s highest level...
Happy 25th Birthday Ferris!
It’s been 25 years since Ferris Bueller hit theaters. We know. It’s shocking. It feels like yesterday we were introduced to the saga — to quote the movie’s logline — ”one man’s struggle to take it easy”. The LA Film Festival recently held a moment of honor by creating a standing room screening at the Ferris Bueller’s Day Off outdoor screening...
A Little Shopping on The Sunset Strip, Circa 1967
Here’s a groovy little promo video shot for Belinda’s, a clothing store that existed on The Sunset Strip in the late 60’s. Belinda’s was located a few blocks down from the present day location of The Standard, Hollywood and, much like today, The Strip in the 60’s was the epicenter of the youth movement and was the place to be and be seen. Sit back, take a little...
Persol tells 30 Stories
(Terry Gilliam’s film doodles for Brazil) Last Thursday was a gathering of sharp minds, creative souls, and friends all around. The occasion was held by Persol, an Italian classic of a brand unveiled the first of three installments in its PERSOL MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS: 30 Stories of Craftsmanship in Film exhibition series located at Center 548 in New York City. Essentially, it is 30...
My Dad Is A Badass
We here at the Standard Hotel LOVE our Fathers. It took several great men to birth the army of creative individuals in our company. In honor of Fathers Day this Sunday, here’s just a few personal stories and “well wishes” to some of the extended family… (Joey Jalleo’s Father, Said Jalleo, circa 1962) “My Dad left Beirut, Lebanon in the 1950s and headed to...
This Sunday, Pop not Pop Populette!
This Sunday, ETE D’AMOUR keeps up in Paris x New York Balearic mode. French Disco youngster Anteros & Thanaton (of Chez Moune fame) will take care of the Sunset hours, while NYC heroes Runaway (aka Jacques Renault and Marcos Cabral) will run Le Bain during prime time. (Jacques Renault and Marcos Cabral AKA Runaway) Do not miss the storming end of the night with one of our...
Graphic of the Day: Book Art
Today’s graphic, found on Oceanchild Tumblr, is just fun with book pages. If you ever get bored of reading a book, just turn it into art!
Top 5 Movies with a Twist
We’re a big fan of lists here at The Standard Hotel. That’s why we’re sharing a cute little section tucked inside the NewYorkMag.com where they have guest curators make lists on different themes. James Wan, of the film Insidious, made his top 5 list of movies with a twist. No Crying Game? WTF? We dig his other choices. (The infamous Keyser Soze) The Usual Suspects For...
Saturday Night Vision
This Saturday, Blu Jemz is back at Le Bain “in straight outta Paris mode” with his Night People, Eli Escobar and Lloydski. Need some warm up? We asked our three Saturday Knights to come up with a video Selection. Action. A Long Hot Summer is coming Full of Creatures à la Kim Ann Foxman Is there Somebody to Love Me? Because I Need to Justify My Love. Deep Into the...
LA Design Festival Takes Over Downtown LA
To say that we place a heavy emphasis on design elements at The Standard would be an understatement. Both in our own properties and in the worlds of art, architecture, fashion and beyond we appreciate (and often fawn over) great design. Here in LA, we’re particularly excited for the end of June each year when Dwell on Design takes over the LA Convention Center for a weekend to showcase...
Stan D'Arde's Quote of the Day
Cine-Shorts Opens at The Standard, Downtown LA
The lobby was hoppin’ last night at The Standard, Downtown LA for the official launch of Cine-Shorts, a bi-weekly screening series showcasing the work of up and coming filmmakers and creatives. This week’s films sprang from the vault of Aussie director Daniel Askill and featured haunting imagery of models suspended in air and strikingly stark scenery. Guests were captivated by the...
IFC Screening Tonight at Standard Miami
IFC (Independent Film Channel) is previewing two shows and has partnered with Yelp. This means that anyone attending this event will get to watch these shows way before they’re even out. The screening is open to all and will take place in the Lido Lounge at Standard Miami. The two films screened tonight at The Standard Miami are: Young, Broke, and Beautiful “Hosted by...
Love To Cuddle
I love gifts. So if any of you feel so inclined to get me this, I’ll cuddle you so hard!
This Friday. The Throne of The Rapture.
This Friday June 17, Le Bain presents a night with Throne of Blood. The label was created in 2006 by iconic New York band The Rapture and James Friedman. We caught James on his way back from a TOB European Tour. It was time for a chat, while sipping a Bloody Mary. The Standard: James, it seems nobody really knows how you guys came up with the name. Is it a cinephile reference to the 1957...