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Last night, local artists Simon and Nikolai Haas invited an intimate group of like-minded talents to DTLA's Ace Hotel to toast the latest issue of LA denim and lifestyle label Citizen of Humanity's magazine/coffee table must-have, HUMANITY. The Haas brothers and Ace Hotel DTLA collaborators are featured in the mag, giving them a reason to celebrate with their eclectic mix of cool pals like R&B singer (and Racked LA friend) Miguel, actor/director Vincent Gallo, and singer Devendra Banhart.
Above, Haas asked a few of their friends to answer one question for us: "What inspires you to create?" Take a peek at their answers and check out their HUMANITY feature here.