Pop Culture Diet: Pyrrha’s Wade and Danielle Papin

"Technology is scary and we shouldn’t take it lightly, but it can’t be so bad if it allows us to stream and binge watch our favourite shows."

March 9, 2018

By Anicka Quin

“What does yours mean?” Pyrrha’s iconic line of talisman necklaces, bracelets, cuffs and rings made from reclaimed silver, bronze and gold are conversation starters: each handcrafted piece bears personal meaning that’s been a draw for celebrities and the masses alike. The power duo behind Pyrrha, Wade and Danielle Papin, started the collection from a found box of 19th-century wax seals and have gone on to launch an L.A. flagship store and created capsule collections with this little television show known as Game of Thrones, and more recently, one with top U.K. designer Paul Smith.

When they’re not bringing meaning to the lives of ordinary citizens like us, they’re binging on Black Mirror and proto-punk shows.

What I’m reading…

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

“Do You Have a Band?” by Daniel Kane

Danielle: Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood. I loved it the first time I read it, but it’s more enthralling the second time around because of the details. She’s my absolute favourite author: I feel like every word is there for a reason.

Wade: “Do You Have A Band?” Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City by Daniel Kane. Rimbaud and Patti Smith? What could be better? Had I been living in NY in the late ’70s I’d like to think I’d have been hanging out at CBGB’s every night witnessing history in the making.

What I’m listening to…

Beast Epic by Iron and Wine

Danielle: We had Sam Beam play an acoustic set at our fifth anniversary party of the L.A. store and he’s a really lovely human being. Knowing that makes his music sound even better.

What I’m streaming…

Black Mirror

It teaches us that technology is scary and we shouldn’t take it lightly, but it can’t be so bad if it allows us to stream and binge watch our favourite shows.

What I leave the house for…

Proto-Punk Bands

Wade: Sometimes I’ll find myself out at a show by myself, seeing an obscure proto-punk band that none of my friends care about. Being at a show by yourself means you can get fully immersed in the music without ignoring anyone and if it’s not great you can leave in the middle of it.


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