S2 E6 A Rabbit Catcher, A Ballad Singer, and A Photographer with Justin Partyka Part IA remarkable multi-volume book of William Eggleston's Democratic Forrest published by Steidl is Justin Partyka's object of desire. As we listen to him describing the ritual of immersing himself in Eggleston's photographs, we come to appreciate the singularity of photography as a medium of expression and its closeness to that of poetry.
S2 E2: The Wanderer Who Does Not Cling To Perceptions with Matt ChuNo matter what Matt Chu decides to do, he excels at it. Data analytics at Condé Nast? Check!
Influencer account on Instagram ? Triple check! Corporate career at Bloomingdale's? Easy! A new path in technology? Why not?
S2 Episode 1: First Came Love Then Came The Business with Charlie RobertsIn this episode, Charlie Roberts, part of the fourth generation of the founders' family, discusses a painting by American folk artist Kathy Jacobsen. The picture belonged to his late grandmother, Dot, who was Echo's CEO for many years and long before the age of #girlboss.
S1 Episode 11: Untitled No. 5 with Rebecca Goodman
Artists develop a personal discipline that includes daily rituals. It is that type of commitment that allows them to absorb details of materiality, focus on ideas, and resolve the challenge of combining it all in expressive form.
Mixed media artist Rebecca Goodman has worked both in the commercial and nonprofit worlds and seems to have made up her mind. Public art that deals with ecology and the sense of self in a high-tech future is what she likes to explore in her writing, soon in her practice as well. But that does not mean she has turned her back to discussing luxury. It is all related. Listen to this episode to find out how.
S1 Episode 8: A Scofflaw She Ain't but One She'll Have with Daphne HowlandA talented writer and accomplished photographer, Daphne ruminated on whether it ever gets easier to talk about luxury even for someone like her, who tackles questions on the subject on a daily basis as she delivers news on fashion, beauty, retail and luxury.
S1 Episode 7: The Daughter of the Sun Will See you Now with Aida Sykes
During her visit with Populuxe, Aida shared her memories of a beautiful luncheon at the Parisian Ritz and left us dreaming of amuse bouche, canapés, and pigeon au floc.
Listen to this episode to savor luxury in the presence of the Daughter of Sun. (Hint: Her identity will be revealed early on but keep listening!)
S1 Episode 3: A Whale of A Whiff with Barbara Herman
In Barbara's words, ambergris, her object of desire, sheds a golden light that brings out all the details of a well designed perfume formula.
Barbara Herman is the founder and creative director of ERIS PARFUMS, a luxury niche perfume brand based in New York City. She's also the author of Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume (2013, Lyons Press).
S1 Episode 2: A Teddy for Sophie with Sophia PanychWhat is it like to be backstage at fashion shows? And which elements of the pre-social media era remain memorable to Sophie Panych from her early years as a beauty editor? An international expert and well-known beauty influencer, Sophie identifies any one of the four iconic camel hair coats by Max Mara as her object of desire.
S1 Episode 1: The Elephant in the Room with Eric Darton
A Zojirushi thermos may be the connector that allows Eric Darton, prolific author of fiction and nonfiction, to download ideas, inspiration and that ineffable jolt of energy that he knows how to transform into words.
Follow our discussion to find out what luxury means to him, how he gets in the flow, and why a great quality saw comes only second to his thermos.