#DesignForATL Instagram Fundraiser for Families of Atlanta Victims

To support the families of the Atlanta hate crime victims, through the non-profit Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta (which is offering direct financial assistance), @DesignForATL is an Instagram-based fundraising program initiated and organized by three AAPI-founded and -led businesses in the design sector: Hello Human and Tantuvi, with the support of Ladies & Gentlemen Studio. More than 80 makers, designers and design studios have donated …

Artist Gianni Lee’s First Atlanta Solo Exhibition, “Black Heroism & The Wounds They Carry”

Multi-disciplinary artist Gianni Lee’s debut solo exhibition in Atlanta, Black Heroism & The Wounds They Carry, runs now through 29 November within The Gallery at WISH ATL. Lee celebrates and explores the Black diaspora as he collides iconography and historical figures with his lush, colorful aesthetic and various, harmonious styles. An undercurrent of optimism runs through the work—even as it addresses racial inequality. Lee explains …

R-KI-TEKT’s Eclectic Print-Covered Leather Accessories

Designer Kel Cadet-Lyons creates a variety of accessories inspired by different cultures

Atlanta-based designer Kel Cadet-Lyons produces artistic goods and accessories that range from leather wallets and booklets to planters and cord organizers. She releases each under her own label, R-KI-TEKT, an extension of a project she’d taken on for a former employer but expanded when demand grew. All of her releases live on Etsy, where acclaim in the form of reviews outnumbers her actual listings—a feat itself …