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. Fashion and music are often riffing off each other, deeply linked by the creatives who breathe life…

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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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SONOS x KBH: Furniture with Sound Design

Are you sitting comfortably? Chances are you aren’t sitting at all. Technology’s changed the way we read, the way we live and – of course – the way we listen. But it also has a habit of taking center stage at home when we’d really rather spend time doing what matters. Enjoying the music. From removing the need for that RCA jungle to designing sub woofers that don’t need hiding out of view, we’re…

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Mark Chamberlain: Home Glamour Revolutionary

Over the past decade there’s been a quiet revolution in the way people decorate their homes, as conservative tastes handed down from mid-century modernism have given way to an explosion of vibrant colors, patterns and textures. Mark Chamberlain has had a front row perspective on the whole thing, not only as an in-demand designer and painter specializing in vividly patterned floors and walls, but…

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At Home With: DELS

We recently wrapped up London Design Festival at Sonos Studio, an event schedule packed with our friends from the creative world including Hole & Corner, It’s Nice That, PATTERNITY and MUBI. Amongst those friends was rapper / art director Kieren Gallear AKA DELS, who spoke at our ‘Listening By Design’ event hosted by It’s Nice That. In his talk, he took us on a sonic journey through the…

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Healthy Habits Of Home: Music, patterns and the art of de-clutter

PATTERNITY is the baby of art and interiors duo Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham.  We joined forces with them at the London Design Festival and talked to Grace about the patterns that shape our homes, lives and listening habits. You’re something of a unique entity!  Tell us a bit about how PATTERNITY came to be? Anna and I set up PATTERNITY because pattern is everywhere, from the mundane…

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Ask A Designer: Music + Home Design

Homepolish was created with one mission: update interior design for the way people actually live today. While teaming up with Homepolish in Seattle, we linked with designer Lindsay Pincus to hear her thoughts on how music and listening affect her approach to design. Design by Lindsday Pincus of Homepolish Tell us about your design process. How does music and sound fit in? When I’m…

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Better Together: Home Design for Listening

Design by Mystery Made Home design and home listening were born to team up. Either one is perfectly nice on its own, but it’s when you combine the two that you can really start to transform the mood of your home.  We linked with the sweet minds at Homepolish to get some quick tips from an pro interior designer on how to refine any space for a better listening experience. Homepolish designer Tali…

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A Father’s Love, Shared Out Loud

Father’s Day This coming Father’s Day is the first since my dad passed. No card to buy, no kisses and hugs, no chance to cook Sunday lunch for the old man and share a glass or two of wine. Long after the music stops, the memories play on. In honor of Father’s Day, Sonos Sound Experience Leader Giles Martin writes on the musical bond he shared with his father, legendary record producer sir…

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Create Your #HomeStadium for the Summer of Sport

  What a summer we have to look forward to. From the European Cup in France to the Olympics in Rio, the Tour De France to Wimbledon, we’re spoilt for choice. Besides music, there are few things that can get you as fired up as cheering for your team. And whilst we’re not all lucky enough to be a part of the crowd at St. Jakob-Park or Maracanã, you can still soak up every moment with the…

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Designer Genevieve Gorder on Music and Family

Genevieve Gorder has been the face of home design on television for more than a decade, but get her talking about music and her daughter and Look. Out. Beyond fabric swatches and furniture flows, Gorder is equally adept at music, and can namedrop favorites from Motown to classical Baroque to hip-hop in the same breath. It’s no coincidence that her musical train of thought often leads down a path…

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Let’s Build a Home

Whether you're moving into a new downtown apartment or settling into your first home, moving is when you take stock of what's important. Your coasters from that trip to Amsterdam? Keep. Your less-than-new bath mats? Toss. That Halloween costume from 2009? Definitely keep. But when it's time to make a move, there's something else -- something that is just as important as paint color, furniture…

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