Design

Karmaloop

Greg Selkoe, a 39 year old CEO, with a lovely wife and two kids, son Rydel (4 years old) and the newest edition Bixie (6 months) live in Boston, and are the epitome of the all American nuclear family. What sets Greg apart is his contribution to the culture of Art.

In 2002, in Jamaica Plains, NJ in his parents basement he started a company called Karmaloop. The name was as original then as it is today, Which he said was a collaboration, after a friend at the time (Adrian O’Conner) had showed him an image related to the study of sacred geometry. A college graduate, and self described artist he took a chance and it paid off, handsomely.

Currently, Karmaloop has an email list of almost 1 million, with 100,000 member global affiliate market. If that isn’t impressive, perhaps the fact that after 15 years, Greg still lives and breathes his company. In fact his commute is about 45 seconds because he lives right next door to the office. And a typical day starts at 8am and runs until 8pm!

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Downtown Art Walk – Anyone Who’s Anyone

Art Walk Los Angeles

What’s up for date night this week?

Dinner down the street? Boring!
Movie? Ya, could do, but maybe something outdoors would be nice for a change.
Why not mix things up with your love this time, and do something completely different.
Maybe you can even find a way to be reminded as to why you fell in love in the first place- Remember those early days, when you hung on every word that the other said, when every little smile, dimple fold, and eye crinkle was just for you?

First off, move date night from Saturday to Thursday.
Send a steamy text to your love with information about an exciting outing for the evening.
Now, put on your sexiest comfy high boots, coupled with a cute little dress and your favorite worn-in jean jacket.

Where are you headed? Well, to the Downtown Art Walk, that’s where!

Ok, well maybe that’s not you. Maybe you’re looking for something to do with the girls- something new, something different, that won’t have you dangling by your ankles attached to some bungee cord the way that good ol’ Trina wanted you all to do last week! If that’s the case, then the Downtown Art Walk will be everything you all need it to be.

On the second Thursday of each month from 6-10 pm, between 4th and 7th and Spring and Main Streets, is one of the vibiest places you can be, along with the other 25,000 monthly visitors.

If you’re on a date, imagine strolling hand in hand, snuggling up close while you check out some of the hottest new artists on the scene. Whether you’re into modern art, surrealism or photography, there is definitely something for everyone to enjoy.

Or if you’re with your crew, get all dolled up, and get ready to cruise the streets to check out all the fresh up-and-coming local artists that L.A. has to offer in between bar hopping at some of the coolest ‘it’ places to be seen.

There are a bunch of amazing galleries that are part of the Downtown Art Walk, including the Think Tank Gallery, The Hive Gallery, PYO Gallery LA, the Salon at Eastern Columbia, MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, the Jennifer Main Gallery, and the Diego Cardoso Gallery, just to name a few.