De Profundis

Standard Culture interviews James Jarvis about his new book which he’ll be signing tonight (11/10) at the Standard NY’s shop.

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Bed Bug Hotels

A clever project installing tiny hotels at addresses where bed bugs have been reported in NYC.

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Wes Lang Chateau Marmont Tees


Jeff Canham Flags and Pennants

A unique collaboration with The Standard

Room 1701

Located on the top floor of the Clift, accessible only by a grand staircase and tucked away in a far corner, room 1701 is a luxury escapists dream. Boasting 270º degree views with windows that open, this room is perfect for experiencing the ever-changing light and weather of of San Francisco. If for some reason you feel ansy and want to explore, the Clift’s marquee bar the Redwood Room is a specially designed place to have a couple drinks and make some new friends. 100% worth the visit.


Vote For Your Favorite KAWS Companion Photo From The Ones We Picked On The Standard’s Facebook Page and You Automatically Have The Chance To Win a $200 Gift Shop Certificate

Easy Enough?

Cast your vote here

This Bike Is Rideable

Designed by Ron Arad for W Hotels

Imitating KAWS

People sitting like KAWS’ Companion (Passing Through) in front of The Standard New York, plus a dude planking it for good measure (after the jump).

If you submit an image including the sculpture to the live upload at, or Tweet your photo at @standardny using #KAWS you’ll be considered by us (we’re judging) for an opportunity to win 2 nights free at The Standard New York. It’s a fun, so it wouldn’t hurt to do this. The deadline for submissions is September 21st, more info here.

See a full gallery here

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Picture of the Day

Terry Richardson

Lindsay Lohan in front of Room 69 at the Chateau Marmont

Best Companion Picture Contest

The Standard, New York has tapped us to select the best 3 photos from their KAWS twitpic gallery to be given a chance to win 2 rooms at The Standard, New York.You have until September 21st to submit a pic, wherein after, we’ll select our 3 and then turn the power over to the facebook populus who will vote one the winner on October 12th. Make it happen Manhattan, and show us what you’re working with.

You can submit your entry in two ways:

1.Tweet your photo at @standardny and use #KAWS

2.Email your photo to


The Ames Has Some Of The Slickest Hotel Rooms

If you can get away with a black wall, and follow it up with black tile in the bathroom you’ve won.

Situated in Boston, the Ames Hotel sits diagonal to the historic Old State House, in the first skyscraper the city ever raised. After crazily sitting vacant for 8 years, the hotel was opened in 2009 by the Morgans Hotel Group who tapped the Rockwell Group to handle the building’s architectural planning and interior design. In addition to the 113 contemporary rooms, Ames also boasts a foodie destination in the form of Woodward (manned by executive chef Mark Goldberg), which is rightfully billed “A Modern Day Tavern.”  The morning I dined, I had a delicious Eggs Benedict with chorizo and smoked paprika hollandaise (slide 17). If eating is not your thing, opt for a Smuttynose Woodward Ale which is exclusive to the restaurant and brewed in New Hampshire… and possibly some oysters too, just for the sake of having oysters.

For more info, visit the Ames Hotel website

Ryugyong Hotel – Pyongyang, North Korea

Unexpected to see that kind of architectural beauty in North Korea, but the 105 story hotel is expectedly empty on the inside.

photo by Mark Panama

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