Cut, Paste, Listen: How Artist Cody Hudson Uses Music To Shape the Patterns in His Work

When we asked artist Cody Hudson to design a new holiday gift-wrapping paper, we figured the process would involve a lot of abstract shapes–and of course, a pretty good playlist or two. We recently visited Hudson in his Chicago studio to learn about the creative interplay between patterns, shapes, colors, and sounds that comes alive in his work.

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Sound and Color: How Sonos and HAY Reimagined the Sonos One in Five New Colors

Our collaboration with Danish furnishings brand HAY gives the Sonos One smart speaker the kind of enhancement you won’t find in a software update: Five new colors hand-selected from HAY’s 2018 palette.

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Chris Jenkins: How an Acclaimed Hollywood Sound Creator Listens at Home

Academy Award-winning film sound engineer Chris Jenkins spends his days crafting sonic landscapes for movies like Mad Max: Fury Road and The Fifth Element. The studio headphones may come off by the time he gets home, but the listening is just getting started.

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Sonos Beam is the Smart, Compact Soundbar for Your TV (and Everything Else)

Our latest smart speaker packs room-filling sound, voice control, new features, and access to more content than ever into a surprisingly compact size.

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Artists at Play: In the Studio With 44flavours

For Sebastian Bagge and Julio Rölle--better known as as the Berlin-based art duo 44 Flavours--creativity begins and ends with fun. Eclectic, idiosyncratic, chaotic yet skillfully composed and playful. These words are more typically used by music critics for album reviews, but they’re just as well suited to the oeuvre of 44flavours, the Berlin-based art duo/mixed-media collective comprised of…

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Mette Hay on Designing A Home With Sound And Color

When Mette and Rolf Hay first visited their summer home on the Danish coast, it was love at first sight. Today, the co-founders of trailblazing design brand HAY--which produces a broad range of products like stationery, storage, tableware, and textiles--come here for cozy holidays with family and weekends of creative inspiration.

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In The Studio With Gonzo Illustrator Ralph Steadman

Ralph Steadman is the anarchic artist behind some of the most memorable illustrations of the 20th century and beyond. He’s also drawn to music: Besides honing his amateur trumpet skills, Steadman has produced his own record and has designed numerous original album artworks that are now part of an exhibition at the SONOS London and New York flagship stores.

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When did Smart Homes get so dumb?

When Did Smart Homes Get So 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 favorite 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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Andrew Bird and Katherine Tsina on Echolocating the Perfect-Sounding Home

Musician Andrew Bird and designer Katherine Tsina are NY transplants who have fallen in love with their newfound LA 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 1920’s 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 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: 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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