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Visual Artist Cole Is Dr. Frankenstein Meets Warhol.

The hypebeast world is just a culture compendium. Maybe compendium is the wrong word. That word suggests it’s almost a collection of similar things. The hype beast world mashes different cultures, and is equal parts hiphop, street art, high art, skate culture, and more. It’s high class and low brow all at once. It’s both elite and open, but it all somehow works. It reflects subculture’s revolver picking up turnstile speed, launching into mainstream society. It’s convergence culture in a capsule that’s far more expansive than the term capsule suggests, and can be scumbag luxe TMZ fodder and Greenwich art show catered by Wolfgang and Mario all at once. Bringing all this together is what “streetwear” reflects. My homie Greg Selkoe calls it “Verge Culture” – crafted by the kids brought up on the internet, born in the 80’s, raised in the 90’s – and progressed by it’s second wave…

Wanderer You Need To Know: Meet Kumar Arora

Kumar Arora is a serial entrepreneur and investor behind many exciting consumer good business and ventures. Some of his ventures include Ilthy®, Old City Soda, Luxojet, and Rogue Eyewear. And, that’s just only the beginning. He travels in circles that mix aspiring entrepreneurs, corporate execs, to celebs and athletes. In a way, he’s a capsule of what convergence culture has become in 2017. Or perhaps he’s actually shaping it. Kumar is the refreshing kind of dreamer, the kind that makes dreams translate into actions, and actions into fruition. Social media culture has made us feel like posting something is the same as doing something. It’s not. Don’t drink the Kool-Aide, kids. The layman dreamer loves the biblical passage that states “All things work for good”. Certainly, there’s a lot to be said for positive energy, speaking things into existence, and metaphysics ranging from the Far Eastern type to the Law…