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New York City, Downtown Los Angeles

Last Thursday we had a pair of parties — one for each coast — celebrating bustling group shows in both the Gallery at Ace Hotel New York and Segovia Hall at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles.

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First the sun went down on Warm Up PLATFORMS, our show co-presented by MoMA PS1,  with the work of Warm Up stage designers The PrincipalsFort Makers and CONFETTISYSTEM. That show’s on display through July 31.

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Over on the left coast, our lady loves of Inspired Women of Los Angeles celebrated their first anniversary with First Love — a one-night pop-up show with work from Megan Mcisaac, Nouel Riel, Ash Anthony, Future Eyes and more.

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Keep an eye out for future developments in the IWoLA x Ace love affair as it develops.

NYC photos courtesy of Kiran Gurung, LA photos from Megan Mcissac.

Now that it’s getting legit cold in most parts of the country, it’s time to reach for the big guns. And by that I mean the scarves that are more like blankets—the sorts that you can’t toss around your neck three times. This number—cashmere with just a splash of wool—was hand-painted by the Fort Makers team in Brooklyn, and each incarnation is singularly unique. Yes, a piece of art that will keep you from freezing your ass off. —erica

BUY / 15 of a kind / $130

Read more about the designers Nana Spears and Naomi Clark:

+ On their first (wine-fueled) encounter.

+ On gettin’ inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright.

+ On painting these beauties—GIF included!

Inspirational Organisation: Fort Makers

Inspired by Bauhaus, Fort Makers is an artist collective who make functional and interactive art. With a wrap-around ethos to create three-dimensional and immersive art rather than a brand, this collective lend their talents to fashion, textile and home ware, as well as large scale public installations.

www.fortmakers.com