Ace Hotel

Palm Springs

This key just arrived in our mailbox amongst the regular bills and cut-out coupons. It’s from Room 223 of Westward Ho, which stood where Ace Palm Springs now stands in the mid to late 60s. (HoJo was the middle man in between the two). Some do-gooder dropped it in the mailbox, some 30 odd years late. Thanks, stranger, it’s home now. 

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Zavrazhye, Russia

On this day in 1932, the world was given one of its most gifted visionaries, the filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky whose recurring themes of dream, memory, childhood, running water accompanied by fire, indoors rain and hazy reflections help us see the world from an indelible new strange and soft angle. His films give breath to dreams of unmistakable beauty. 

Tarkovsky loved the Polaroid camera and always carried one with him. These are a selection of his photos.