Monday, January 20, 2014


Ace hotel opened early 2014 in the historic United Artists building in downtown Los Angeles, California. The LA landmark was built in 1927 for the maverick film studio. The 13 story high-rise hotel and theater building is located at 937 South Broadway, and used to be the tallest building in the city for one year after its completion in 1927, and was the tallest privately owned structure in Los Angeles until 1956.

Its style is Spanish Gothic and has been completely restored and renovated to serve as a luxury boutique hotel. It features 180 rooms, a pool, a restaurant and bar, as well as the restored United Artists Theater

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sophisticated Man Cave 

A room inside the house, such as the basement or garage or attic or office, or outside of the house such as a wood shed or tool room, where guys can do as they please without fear of upsetting any female sensibility about house décor or design. 

But just because this “man cave” is not considered part of the house does not mean we can’t design it as well as the rest of the home giving our men a little thank you for all their hard work

Here are our favorite well designed sophisticated man caves

Jeremy Kipnis’ home theater heaven


Joe Bellestri’s hockey heaven


Ray and Dianne Kilinski’s Coca-Cola heaven


Restoration Hardware’s version of man cave heaven

Sci-Fi man cave


Wic Wertz and Lisa Steven’s star war zone