Sonos + Google’s Brilliant Sound Experience

Three multi-sensory installations dissect sound with light and color

To highlight the integration of Google Assistant into products from home audio leader Sonos, both companies have collaborated on a New York City pop-up experience that aims to emphasize the power and nuance of sound. Unlike other brand-driven immersive destinations, “The Brilliant Sound Experience” has a sonic mission, first and foremost. Guests test out Google Assistant’s impact in audio booths before slinking through three rooms …

Allbirds Hits the Ground Running in NYC

The cult Silicon Valley comfort sneaker opens a concept shop in SoHo, with a new city-inspired colorway

Newcomer Allbirds breaks a lot of shoe rules. Their $95 shoes, which come in only two styles (runner or lounger), are logoless, machine washable, made from sustainably sourced merino sheep wool, and meant to be worn without socks. Comfort is their key goal, which is why it’s become the go-to shoe in Silicon Valley, but they don’t cut corners: it’s also a Certified B Corp. …

Interview: Tom Dixon at his New NYC Store

We speak with the British designer about his four-story "Aladdin's Cave"

Following the success of Tom Dixon’s first NYC showroom last year, the brand has moved to a bigger and better space right next to the newly opened boutique hotel 11 Howard St. In classic Dixon style it features both grand and simple gestures, and takes advantage of its townhouse setting. It’s a space for constant experimentation and presentation of the brand’s increasing product assortment for …