Hate photos. Love Vicky Grout.

One prevailing theme throughout Vicky Grout's photos is capturing off-guard moments. On surface-level, grime exhibits hype, often violent storytelling, and guarded mistrust of glossy London, but the genre itself has distinct humour, self-awareness, warmth, and self-deprecation. Vicky manages to catch all of it in her images, humanising grime in ways that most media outlets tend to ignore.

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Food, Folk and Fatherhood with My Morning Jacket’s Patrick Hallahan

The kitchen of the Hallahans’ beautiful home in the Cherokee Gardens section of Louisville gets a lot of morning light. This is both by physical and by social design. In this room Patrick — a big teddy-bear of a man who rose to prominence as the drummer of My Morning Jacket, and whose new local culinary venture, Butchertown Grocery, has been hailed as one of America’s best new restaurants —creates sprawling meals for, and with, his family.

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Giles Martin remixes ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ for how we listen today

In June 1967, The Beatles released ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ and nothing in music was quite the same again. At their creative peak the band created a counter-culture revolution across the globe, influencing everyone from Pink Floyd to Dr Dre to Frank Ocean. Fifty years on, the album’s been remixed for modern ears by Giles Martin – Sound Experience Leader at Sonos and son of George Martin, who produced the original recordings.

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Murdoc Niccals Takes Us Inside Gorillaz Spirit House & Beyond

We recently created an immersive audio and visual experience with Gorillaz called the Spirit House to celebrate the launch of their new album, Humanz and the launch of our new PLAYBASE. We had the opportunity to sit down with Murdoc and talk Spirit House inspiration, listening out loud, and movie…

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Reimagining the future of fashion with music and technology

Our visit to Borre Akkersdijk’s home marks the continuation of our special collaboration between Sonos and Freunde von Freunden.    Borre Akkersdijk heads up the studio of his namesake brand Byborre in Amsterdam West, producing textiles that push the boundaries of wearable technology.…

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Philip Glass on Listening (and Composing) at 80

Philip Glass on Listening (and Composing) at 80

Article by: Piotr Orlov Photography by: Danny Clinch   Philip Glass opens the front door and ushers me into the living room of his East Village brownstone house. It feels busy, unkempt and fully lived-in. I take my coat off and wait a moment. It would appear that I am early. Glass is still…

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PLAYBASE brings Gorillaz Spirit House to life

This month sees the launch of the first album in six years from Gorillaz – Humanz – and we’re excited to be helping them celebrate. Together, we’re creating an immersive audio and visual experience called the Spirit House – a place where fans can go deeper into the band’s dark fantasy world, be…

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PLAYBAR v PLAYBASE: Choose your fit

First came our popular PLAYBAR, the ideal partner for wall-mounted TVs. And now, we’ve launched our brand new PLAYBASE, designed to sit directly beneath your TV set and bring amazing sound to any room. Both look sleek, sound amazing, and give you cinema sound in your very own living room. So what differentiates the two speakers? How do they stack up on features, sound and design? And most…

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Rob Fissmer talks style, speakers and the soundtrack to family life

Rob Fissmer talks style, speakers and the soundtrack to family life

Rob Fissmer heads up US operations for Vitsœ and oversees the production of Dieter Rams’ iconic furniture designs. He trained as an architect, dabbled in DJing and now juggles a busy job with the joys of fatherhood. He lives high in the hills above Los Angeles with wife Elise and his two young sons, Max and Sam.   For many people, parenthood means non-stop nursery rhymes and a tide of…

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Introducing Sonos PLAYBASE. The perfect fit for your TV space.

Introducing Sonos PLAYBASE. The perfect fit for your TV space. We believe that what’s on your TV is only as good as what your TV is on. So, say hello to our brand new speaker, PLAYBASE, delivering powerful home cinema sound when your TV is on, and all-encompassing music whenever it’s off.      Our starting-point for PLAYBASE’s unique design was a singular insight: 70% of TVs are…

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“Furniture Pimp” Jim Walrod talks music waking up his home

At Sonos, we’re on a mission. We want people to switch off from work, stow away their laptops and celebrate the joy of listening out loud. It’s what we call 'waking up the silent home’ – and designer Jim Walrod is all for it.   Jim is the man behind some of the world’s most iconic and extravagant interiors – from hotels and nightclubs, to rockstars' pads and billionaires' playgrounds. So it…

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