The Journal

Thoughts on music, design, fashion & products from the B&O PLAY team

Store Visit: Club 75
October 08 2015

In the 10th arrondissement of Paris, on Rue Yves Toudic, is the brand new Club 75 store which opened in July. B&O PLAY met up for a chat with the founders, Pedro Winter “Busy P”, Bertrand “So-Me” de Langeron and Michael Dopouy


Studio Visit: FOLK Clothing
September 22 2015

In a few months time, Folk will be celebrating fifteen eminent years in business. Meet Cathal McAteer, the Scotsman behind the journey.

Symphony of London: Yasmina Dexter
September 22 2015

Pandora’s Jukebox holds residency at Cicciolina Paris, Cosey Club and Milagro in London. Her sonic assemblages offers hypnotic dreamscape with multi-textured take on electronic music.

Behind The Scenes: 1205
September 21 2015

Paula Gerbase, designer and founder of 1205, just keeps on impressing us with her brilliantly understated collections – and this London Fashion Week was no exception. She allowed us to us into her universe as we picked her brain about music and creative processes.

On Set: Neil Bedford
September 20 2015

Fresh off the plane after shooting A$AP ROCKY in New York for a new Adidas campaign, we met up with mastermind photographer Neil Bedford on set in Hyde Park doing what he does best.

Store Visit: LN-CC
September 19 2015

Situated in the lower levels of a former Dalston boxing club, LN-CC is a true gem of the London fashion scene. With impressive and progressive selections of exclusive clothes, music, books and art, this is the place to drop by during Fashion Week.

Studio Visit: Nigel Cabourn
September 17 2015

Meet Nigel Cabourn, a British menswear icon. Steadily hanging on to benchmark principles like craftsmanship and quality fabric, his brand has been an essential part of British wardrobes for quite some time.

Studio Visit: Squat Sound Studio
September 14 2015

With an appreciation for analogue techniques and vintage instruments, three Danish musicians and producers have set up Squat Sound, a recording studio in west London. As the studio’s eponymous record label drops its first releases, we talk to them about the authenticity of sound … and how you fit a giant mixing desk through a roof window.

The best possible computer sound!
September 08 2015

How Bang & Olufsen and HP teamed up to take the sound of personal computers to the next level.

August 06 2015

  Fashion Week is about to end, yesterday we met up with Danish menswear brand HAN KJØBENHAVN as they were getting ready to show their new collection to the world....

Symphony of Copenhagen
August 04 2015

Copenhagen Fashion Week is about to kick-off and we hooked up with local DJ-Hero, Ludvig “Lou Van” Larsen to get an idea of what the Copenhagen Fashion Week sounds like....

B&O PLAY at Dover Street Market New York
June 19 2015

Make sure to drop by Dover Street Market New York to experience an exciting marriage of technology and fashion.

Home Style: Jens-Peter Brask
June 01 2015

Jens-Peter Brask has been busy collecting since childhood. Stickers, stamps, you name it! These days it’s contemporary art he’s collecting.

Home Style: Aitor Throup
May 08 2015

Join us as we visit one of today’s leading menswear designers, Aitor Throup, at his London studio.

Taking the sound of Bang & Olufsen to personal computing
March 24 2015

We’re mighty thrilled to announce an exciting partnership with HP that will bring both Bang & Olufsen and B&O PLAY sound to HP’s new consumer and business PCs as well as their tablets.

Beauty and the Bass, Part Two
February 27 2015

It’s time to take your BeoPlay A9 for a bass-filled music ride.

Music Watch 2015: Lil Silva
February 25 2015

TJ “Lil Silva” Carter was 10 years old when he first started making music at the family home in Bedford, 60 miles north of London. Now, at the age of 24, he is hailed as one of the most exciting artists and producers in the UK.

The Fibonacci Pattern
February 18 2015

Hidden beneath the speaker cover of BeoPlay A9 you will find an ancient geometric form. This is the story about how the Fibonacci sequence ended up on a B&O PLAY speaker.

A culinary trip around the world
January 18 2015

Dumplings and soy milk for breakfast in Chinatown, kidney pie Shoreditch-style at lunch followed by a late night feast on tamale, corn grits and pisco sours accompanied by people dancing on the tables at a Copenhagen hotspot.
Travelling the world, dining at new restaurants every other night sounds like a bore, right?

The whole world at your fingertips
January 06 2015

A story about the innovative, aluminium touch interface on BeoPlay H8

Enjoy the quiet elegance of BeoPlay H8
January 06 2015

Meet our newest family member, a wireless, active noise cancellation on-ear headphone!

Street Style: Betty Autier, Palm Springs
January 04 2015

Influential French blogger BETTY AUTIER is on an American roadtrip. We snapped a few pictures as she stopped in sunny Palm Springs.

The Taste of New York: Relaunching Mission Chinese
December 22 2014

Danny Bowien’s restaurant Mission Chinese Food took New York by storm when it opened in 2012. The city was instantly hooked on tongue-tingling Sichuan dishes and the infectiously cool atmosphere.

As Bowien prepared for the re-opening of Mission Chinese Food in a new Chinatown location, we spoke to the enigmatic chef about food, music and 90s band t-shirts.

Top alternative tracks for Christmas
December 19 2014

When in doubt about what to hear come Christmas time, then look below for a magnificent list of alternative holiday songs!

Top flicks for Christmas
December 12 2014

So you don’t know what movies to watch this holiday season? Not to worry, we’ve made a little list filled with Christmas gems.

Instagram Favourites: November
December 05 2014

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Room with a Cue
December 01 2014

Ian Schrager created club hype and history with Studio 54 in New York before becoming a celebrated hotelier. Now he has partnered with Marriott to launch the Edition hotel in London – and music still plays a key role in the Schrager experience.

Street Style Copenhagen: Sebastián Machado
November 24 2014

To Sebastián Machado fashion and music are closely intertwined. We met up with the men’s stylist on his home turf of Vesterbro, for a chat about clothes and music – and to snap a few pictures too.

Street Style CopenhagenHannah Gutkauf, Storm Fashion
November 20 2014

We took to the streets of Copenhagen to snap some pictures of the locals and ask them about life, love and music. Hannah Gutkauf works at Storm Fashion, is an e-commerce expert and loves to listen to nonfiction podcasts. This is her story.

Street Style: Clothsurgeon, London
November 18 2014

We recently snapped RAV MATHARU, expert tailor, designer and founder of east London label Clothsurgeon, on the streets of his native city.

Choosing the Right Speaker
November 12 2014

With this little easy-to-understand guide we’ll show what to expect from the different kinds of speakers out there.

Instagram Favourites: October
November 07 2014

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Store Visit: The Shop of the New
November 06 2014

A Copenhagen store dedicated to the finest of handmade craftsmanship.

Made to Move: Next Generation Portable Sound
October 23 2014

The ins and outs and everything else you ever wanted to know about the ground-breaking new portable speaker from B&O PLAY – told through a conversation with the award-winning designer, Cecilie Manz.

BeoPlay A2 – It All Starts with Sound
October 23 2014

A look under the hood of BeoPlay A2 with our development engineer, Allan Bilenberg.

Here’s Solange!
October 22 2014

They all agree that she’s the next big thing – and she also happens to be the younger sister of a certain Beyoncé Knowles.

The Playlist featuring our Top 5 Music picks
October 22 2014

The holiday season is upon us – and it’s time for relaxing and enjoyment. And if you’re stuck on what to play through your new speakers, here’s the solution: a little list of artists and albums, that could whisk you away from your holiday slump and revitalise, inspire and recharge your batteries for the year ahead. Just press play!

The Art and Life of Thomas Øvlisen
October 17 2014

Surface and form are the first words that spring into mind when thinking of Danish artist Thomas Øvlisen.

The thoughts behind BeoPlay A8 Black Edition
October 16 2014

If you ask Torsten Valeur a B&O PLAY product should never be without humour or poetry!

Video: A8 – a one-point stereo with powerful acoustics
October 14 2014

BeoPlay A8 is a spellbinding one-point stereo with powerful acoustics. You can actually consider it a sound hub that unfolds all your digital music with both clarity and immense power.

Why we love Instagram
October 09 2014

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Gourmet Storytelling
October 03 2014

Mette Sia Martinussen is unique on the Danish foodie scene. She is known as the Godmother of the ‘Food Theatre’ and believes that people make more sense than Michelin stars.

BeoPlay H3: Built to fit – with ease and elegance
October 01 2014

BeoPlay H3 is a premium in-ear headphone that features a powerful and authentic sound experience in housing crafted from a lightweight metal that makes it robust yet ultra-light. 26 air...

Video: Beolit 12 – Small but mighty
September 26 2014

  The small, but mighty Beolit 12 packs a powerful music punch — in a portable and stylish one-point solution that streams from AirPlay. From the solid aluminium grill that...

The Playlist: Paris
September 23 2014

Paris is.. Long walks along the Seine, sipping Pastis in Marais, the Eiffel Tower, Zlatan, red lips, haute couture, Brigitte Bardot, Montmartre, Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, Edith Piaf,...

The Playlist: London
September 12 2014

London is the breeding ground for raw, unspoiled creativity. It’s the birthplace of both punk and classic sartorialism – and a place where the emphasis has always been on looking original.

Vrooooom!  Behind the scenes of a video shoot
September 08 2014

Pure sound in raw surroundings.

The Playlist: New York
September 04 2014

New York is a pulsating hub of all different kinds of cultures, loads of passion and spades of creativity – all fuelled by the infectious energy that surrounds the Big Apple.

Street Style: Marie Hindkær Andersen
September 01 2014

Highsnobiety called on Marie Hindkær Andersen of influential fashion blog Blame It On Fashion for a closer look at what it means to be a leader in the field of contemporary...

A life filled with music
August 21 2014

There’s almost always music playing in the life of Jonas Alexander Arnby.