When I walked into the Ace Hotel in Portland, OR this past Spring, I was told to keep an eye out for the cashmere blankets on the beds. These were the inspiration used in developing the special sized throw blankets for Number (N)ine to accentuate their Fall 2008 collection, known as "My Own Private Portland." But the connection to the Ace went even further. As Artikel von Lisa described for Ultra back in February, "’My Own Private Portland’ …opened with an Ace Hotel voicemail message… And Portland-made Pendleton wool blankets were folded on each seat at the show…They’re now at Number (N)ine’s Manhattan flagship store…"
We’ve also been told to keep an eye out for some new collaborative works coming for Winter 2009 with the opening of Ace’s New York hotel including pillows and more.