In its annual Game Changers issue, Metropolis profiles 12 convention-breaking individuals. The list includes Etsy founder Rob Kalin, Design Within Reach CEO John Edelman, and Mia Birk, whose company is behind Alta Bicycle Share in Portland. In other news, the new Renzo Piano-designed wing of the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum opens on Thursday, and Vanilla Ice is back with a brand new season of his DIY Network show.
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