Ace Hotel Archive

A+R Toy Lab at Crafting Community

By: Rose Apodaca

From a food truck for toddlers to magnetic blocks to a tiny wood recreation of Paris, we’ve tried to create a world of magic and creativity for the more than 200 kids playing at the A+R Toy Lab this weekend at Crafting Community, the weekend escape at Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. And what joy […]

A Piñata Called Bingo?

By: Rose Apodaca

What do you get when you cross a bingo game with a piñata? If you’re one of the 300-plus guests attending this weekend’s Crafting Community camp at Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, it’s one of a dozen super-duper prizes. During the opening fiesta party tonight, what’s sure to be a rollicking session of bingo will […]

Crafting Community…and So Much More

By: Rose Apodaca

Neither one of us had been much for camp as kids. That eagerness among classmates who finally could spend one week in a communal binge of activities seemed a little weird given our own parents willingness throughout the seasons to engage in all sorts of creative projects and camping excursions. Even though I grew up […]

Articulating 3D Printing

By: Rose Apodaca

For all the gobsmacking developments in 3D printing, executing something with all the ever-shifting suppleness of fabric has been as much a challenge for the design engineer as it has the fashion designer. How to sinter nylon powder into, say, a dress that actually responds to the natural movements and physical curves of the wearer […]