When Did Smart Homes Get Dumb?

I have to admit, I never thought my house was dull or bland to begin with. It has everything I love inside: from my husband and child, to my clever dog (seriously she’s great) to my favourite music on demand and instant access to some of the most incredible cultural moments happening anywhere. If you step back and think about it, it’s kind of amazing.

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Creator Homes – Andrew Bird & Katherine Tsina

Musician Andrew Bird and designer Katherine Tsina are NY transplants who have fallen in love with their newfound L.A. lifestyle. Bird is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and violinist, and Katherine Tsina is designer of custom clothier Avion. They live and work in a sprawling 1920s Spanish-style home in Los Feliz with their young son.

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An interview with Ben Eine

We caught up with one of the art world’s more expressive characters, internationally renowned master of type Ben Eine, at his train side London studio and converted vinegar factory loft talking about creativity, what Listen Better means to him and how music influences his art and life. As a letter and wordsmith, there’s no mistaking Eine’s hand, with his alphabets recognised on streets and…

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Sound Baths: Sara Auster on the Healing Power of Deep Listening

Sara Auster wants you to relax. As our lives fill up with the noise of digital notifications and attention-sucking screens, the New York-based musician and sound therapist wants to help others unplug, pause, and live more mindfully. But rather than using her own words to guide you through a meditation as you might expect, she uses sound. It’s called a sound bath. Using crystal singing bowls and…

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Karen Kimmel & James Bond

Creator Homes – Karen Kimmel & 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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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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Music Video Director Jason Koenig at Home

Jason Koenig has been busy directing music videos for Ed Sheeran, and his friends Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, for which he’s received a Grammy nod and several VMAs. Koenig lives in a quaint craftsman house in his hometown of Seattle with his wife, Jenny, and cat, Oliver.

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Effortless style: Why Amber Lewis believes in keeping it simple

Amber Lewis crams a lot into life - running a hugely successful interior design agency, designing her own line of homewares and commanding a social media following of millions. So at home in Calabasas, California - with her musician husband Mike, daughter Gwyneth, Gwynie for short, and a host of rescue animals - Amber's happiness lies in simple pleasures. She loves nothing more than curling up…

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Nadine Goepfert’s Wearable Art – Inside Her Berlin Studio

Our visit to Nadine Goepfert’s home marks the continuation of our special collaboration between Sonos and Freunde von Freunden. We’re on a mission to celebrate the joy of listening out loud, waking up the silent home, and inspiring creativity in every facet of our lives.

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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…

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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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Playbar or Playbase: Choose Your Fit

First came our 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 importantly,…

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