fbpx
  • culture
More

    A Place to Talk: Podcast Conversation With Luis De Oliveira

    In a podcast for the design cognescenti, David enjoys a lively conversation with long-time acquaintance, Luis De Oliveira

    A Place to Talk Podcast.

    I love a good, vigorous chat. Ask me something provocative and I’ll get you a memorable quote.

    “Not talent, genius!” My favorite line from Vicky Cristina Barcelona, which is what I was channeling after a couple of espressos in Lisbon with my long-time acquaintance Luis De Oliveira. Seriously though, I am asked to contribute to podcasts somewhat frequently, and this is one of my personal favorites from this past year. Podcast conversations are like tennis: one is only as good as the person one is playing with.

    Tete-a-Tete for the Design Cognescenti

    The bar is high at A Place to Talk — bring your A-game and be ready to volley. His audience is the global design cognescenti, the people who make and furnish the buildings and homes we read about in the glossy magazines, the people who are winning the design prizes, the people who are thinking deeply about culture and design’s responsibility today. Thus it was an honor to be brought in for this tete-a-tete.

    We Are Part of a Wave of Movements

    At one point I say, “We are a movement,” which is true. What is happening today around the globe is a movement with people our age. What I left out, was that I am not the high priest of it. AGEIST happened to be at the right place at the right time 5 years ago when we started looking into this and no one else was. The other part is that ours is but one of a huge range of movements happening around the world as we swim in today’s ocean of trends and counter-trends.

    Conversations Get Us Out of Our Silos

    The design industry, like the fashion industry and the travel industry, is thinking about issues such as its carbon footprint, sustainable materials, minimal packaging waste —themes that are top of mind today which were not a few years ago. The world is changing all around us, and it is by having the sort of conversation that I had with Luis here that we get out of our silos, that we have people ask what we are doing and if it really is the right thing to do. 

    David Stewart
    David Stewart
    David is the founder and face of AGEIST. He is an expert on, and a passionate champion of the emerging global over-50 lifestyle. A dynamic speaker, he is available for panels, keynotes and informational talks at david@agei.st.
    -Advertisement-
    3,348FansLike
    10,399FollowersFollow
    2,986FollowersFollow

    More Stories

    Words in Progress: Pierluca de Carlo

    Pierluca de Carlo, one of the most impressive artists we have met, is having his first LA show Jan 24-Feb 2, 2020 at The...

    Testing Things: The Step Count of the iPhone vs Fitbit 

    Since we have gotten deep into the idea of tracking our steps, a discrepancy has arisen. The iPhone could be counting 9,000 steps while...

    Dr. Bella McCloud, 59: Upward Life Trajectory

    When, two years ago, we last spoke with Bella, she was deep in the long process of getting her Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Then...

    An Outdoor Guy’s Guide to Lifestyle Brands That Resonate

    There has been a lot of brand bashing about companies that just don’t get it when it comes to people like us. Who does...

    5 Ways for Guys to Look Better. Amy Keller, Our Maverick Fashion Stylist

    How do people like Brad Pitt always look so great? It helps to start out looking like Brad, but people in his line of...

    LATEST Profiles

    Dr. Bella McCloud, 59: Upward Life Trajectory

    When, two years ago, we last spoke with Bella, she was deep in the long process of getting her Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Then...

    Joe La Fontaine, 59: Flying High

    Joe La Fontaine, 59, lives the high life, as in the really really high life, flying at 40,000 ft, captaining the world’s largest commercial...

    Norma Kamali, 74: Embracing the Beauty of Age

    At 74, she is now, and has always been, a true future-looking savant, an icon who is just as vital and culturally influential as...
    X