People’s Biennial

A grassroots art campaign takes an exhibit of hidden America on the road

In an effort to highlight artists from five U.S. cities not typically considered artistic hotbeds, the People’s Biennial features the work of 36 artists from Portland, OR; Rapid City, SD; Winston-Salem, NC; Scottsdale, AZ and Haverford, PA. Presented by non-profit organization Independent Curators International and curated by Harrell Fletcher (of Learning to Love You More fame) and Jens Hoffmann, the traveling exhibition unites overlooked and …

Omhu Cane

Democratic design firm launches with a paint-dipped cane

Omhu, a modern take on a traditional cane, turns the practical tool into an eye-catching accessory. The first product from the NYC-based company’s “Aids For Daily Living” collection, the Omhu cane is inspired by the efficiency of Scandinavian furniture and the glossy aesthetic of high-end bicycles. Meaning “with great care” in Danish, Ohmu was founded by a trio of design executives who share the common …

The Threadless Book

The web's premiere community-driven t-shirt line commemorates its 10th birthday with a book

Crowd-sourced t-shirt phenomenon Threadless commemorates its 10-year anniversary with a eponymous book depicting 300 of the best designs year-by-year. Written by co-founder Jake Nickell, he covers the history of the company from its conception in his Chicago bedroom to the successful business it is today. Alongside the selection of each year’s top designs are interviews with influential Threadless members and prominent design consultants such as …