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

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.

The Playlist featuring Patricia Zhou
August 20 2014

A tour through the life and music of “The Ballerina Superwoman” Patricia Zhou from the acclaimed Staatsballett Berlin.

Home Style: Ambush
August 20 2014

Japan has a well-deserved reputation for being that little bit more adventurous when it comes to fashion. Maybe it’s something in the water but on this side of the world...

Behind the scenes: H6 Special Edition Photo Shoot
August 10 2014

To launch the H6 special edition we teamed up with the people from Dansk Magazine and had Creative Director Uffe Buchard style three looks for the photo shoot. During the shoot...

BeoPlay H6 Special Edition
August 07 2014

A splash of fashion, colour and elegance.

Home Style: Gee
August 06 2014

The first thing that strikes you arriving at Gee’s Amsterdam apartment is that this is definitely not Patta. In fact, parts of it don’t even feel like Amsterdam.

Street Style: Mark McNairy
August 03 2014

We met up with Mark McNairy on the streets of New York to take a closer look at what it means to be a master in the field of design.

Street Style: Mago Dovjenko
August 01 2014

Now based in Cologne, Germany, fashion designer and graphic artist Mago Dovjenko thinks of his outfits as an expression of his feelings and mood

Home Style: Chiara Ferragni
July 23 2014

As one of the internet’s most celebrated fashion bloggers with her website The Blonde Salad, Chiara Ferragni knows a thing or two about style.

Riding with Tinkoff Saxo
July 17 2014

How one of the world’s greatest cycling teams uses B&O PLAY to gain an edge.

A Global Nomad on a Mission
July 15 2014

The story of the visual ethnographer Jacob Langvad Nilsson, a man who travels the world for a living, photographing and consulting for a multitude of global brands.

The Playlist featuring Michael Beinhorn
July 03 2014

Traveling with superproducer Michael Beinhorn from New York City via Copenhagen and Los Angeles to a Desert Island with a playlist

Hattie Stewart – the Professional Doodler
July 03 2014

Hattie Stewart is a young, London-based illustrator with a vibrant, cheeky style.

LIVE FOR NOW: Hattie Stewart
July 02 2014

B&O PLAY is teaming up with Pepsi® to create the LIVE FOR NOW™ limited edition capsule collection, a special line of headphones that combine the sport of football, the inspiration...

Get in the mood for Roskilde Festival 2014
July 01 2014

Here’s what we’re looking forward to the most at this year’s Roskilde Festival. There is soo much great music to choose from this year – but also soo many acts...

Home Style: Marcelo Burlon
July 01 2014

The Argentinian designer gives us a tour around his Milan apartment and tells us about his furnishing philosophy.

Street Style: Dapper Lou
July 01 2014

A closer look at the wardrobe of Dapper Lou – one of the trendsetters in men’s classical fashion

Classicism with a Touch of Anarchy
July 01 2014

How Casely-Hayford are redefining and rejuvenating classical British menswear with an infusion of raw London energy and rebellion.

The Art of being a Bad Boy
July 01 2014

Kanye West adores him. So does the fashion world. Wes Lang has become the latest darling of the art world by doing exactly what he wants to.

Wot u call it – Urban? A 25-year time trial in beats
July 01 2014

A tour de force from 1989 to 2014: Charting the British music phenomenon: “Urban”.

Street Style: Kim Matulova
June 30 2014

Kim Matulova of Black Scale shows off her impeccable street style with a touch of H6

The playful, the bold and the fragile: the art of Merijn Hos
June 26 2014

Merijn Hos is a Dutch illustrator and visual artist based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He divides his time between commercial illustration work and personal projects where he’s free to test the boundaries.

Hard Graft – Pinch
June 25 2014

A smart and elegant cable tidy and hanging loop for your Form 2i or BeoPlay H6 headphones. Brought to you by Hard Graft as a bespoke B&O PLAY accessory.

June 25 2014

B&O PLAY is teaming up with Pepsi to create the LIVE FOR NOW limited edition capsule collection, a special line of headphones that combine the sport of football, the inspiration...