Karen Kimmel & James Bond

Creator Homes: Listening Together With Karen Kimmel And James Bond

Karen Kimmel and James Bond are a couple of creative powerhouses. Kimmel is a multi-disciplinary artist who also consults for a slew of major brands, while Bond is the founder of cult streetwear line Undefeated. They share their mid-century abode in Los Feliz with their two children and a veritable gallery of contemporary art.

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Introducing the Sonos One

The Making of Sonos One, the Smarter Speaker

Every previous project at Sonos had come out of rigorous planning and long lead times. How, in only 18 months, would we build a voice-enabled speaker for a multi-room sound system that would meet our perfectionistic standards? We'd just spent nearly twice that amount of time developing Playbase, which didn't even have the added complexity of voice control.

The team immediately got to work on what would become Sonos One, our first-ever smart speaker and most ambitious project to date. Its creation, recounted by several insiders, reveals a customer-centric ethos and innovative future ahead.

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Using Immersive Sound To Bring The Big Game To Life

Is it really the “big game” if it sounds small? We would argue—at the risk of sounding a bit self-serving—that no, it’s not. Hear us out: It doesn’t matter how pristine the picture is on that giant new 4K television. Not even a pricey pair of stereo speakers will really do it justice. If you aren’t immersing yourself in every sonic detail of every play on Sunday—grunts, crunches, halftime melodies, and all—you’re missing out.

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Why We Closed Our Doors To Defend Net Neutrality

Join the battle for the net

We're grateful for and inspired by everyone who joined us in support of net neutrality this weekend. The tweets, which you can see below, reflect the urgency of this issue and the diversity of artists and organizations standing shoulder to shoulder in support. Our next action will be February 27. Please consider joining the fight at www.battleforthenet.com.

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Why We Closed Our Doors To Defend Net Neutrality

Why We Closed Our Doors To Defend Net Neutrality

Something is different in Soho today. While it may seem like business as usual in the bustling New York neighborhood, you’ll notice that something is off if you look closely: The windows of the Sonos Store at 101 Greene Street are blacked out. The doors are locked. Sorry, we’re closed. While music…

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Why Open Matters

With Sonos, we promise you’ll never hit a dead end. That’s because our smart speaker system is designed to tap into just about any piece of sonic culture you can imagine. Since our early days, we’ve been agnostic about the sources of music and audio you can hear on Sonos, preferring to stay…

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Song Stories: David Bowie

Songs are more than just music. They are the glue that sticks memories, friendships and relationships together. The right song, listened to closely and in good company, can be the most evocative thing. This is what Sonos Song Stories is about: letting people talk about the memories that come to…

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Alex Valdman Stays in Motion with Music

Creative director at cycling mainstay Rapha, Alex Valdman leads a team tasked with discovering and developing products that respond to a cyclist’s holistic needs. While at his historic London home, he uses music and sound to communicate with his young daughter.

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Listen Better : Sonos Social Impact

Boom Boom Room

CES is here, and we’re ready to make it go ‘boom.’ You won’t hear any conversations quite like the ones in the Tech Boom Boom Room, where a diverse group of female leaders will lead four intimate and insightful discussions about tech, culture and leadership on Tuesday, January 9. Here's the agenda.

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An update on Sonos v. Denon

On Friday, Sonos won a jury verdict in the first of our two-trial patent infringement suit against Denon. The jury's verdict validates a decision we made back in October 2014 to hold Denon accountable for a blatant copying effort with their HEOS product line. The verdict underscores our belief in genuine innovation and mutual respect for intellectual property as a basis for healthy competition as well as partnership.

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What would the world look like without music? An interview with Freemuse.

What would the world look like without music? An interview with Freemuse

Freemuse is one of the foremost organizations dedicated to tracking threats against musicians and artists worldwide. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Freemuse advocates for musicians at a number of levels, from highlighting attacks on individual artists to pressuring governments at the United Nations to protect them.

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Listen Better : Sonos Social Impact

2 billion people can’t be wrong: why music needs net neutrality

What if you had to travel to India just to listen to your friend’s band online? This may sound far fetched, but India may soon offer better protections for musicians in the digital age than the United States.

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Surprise, Surprise: The Brooklyn Home of Dimes’s Chef is As Gorgeous As Her Food

If you’re not quite sure how a chef like Alissa Wagner fits into Sight Unseen’s usual focus on design and visual art, then you’ve probably never been to Dimes, the restaurant she opened with her longtime friend Sabrina De Sousa in 2013.

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Home Tour: Amee Allsop

A new home tour series, produced in partnership with Sonos and West Elm, sees architect Amee Allsop welcome us into her family's Brooklyn loft.

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Anthony Sperduti’s Art-Filled Hamptons Hideaway

If you’ve ever thought a brand was actually cool, there’s a good chance Anthony Sperduti was the brains behind it.

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This Designer’s Manhattan Loft Is the Perfect New York/Scandinavian Hybrid

When Søren Rose first began toying with the idea of living in New York, the odds were seemingly stacked against him. His apartment back in Copenhagen was 6,000 square feet; no chance of that in Manhattan.

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