Our Offsite Online Fundraiser Lets You Donate to 21 Organizations That Fight Racism and Benefit Black Lives
After silencing our normal editorial activity in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement last week, today we're restarting the remainder of our Offsite Online show. But we’ve been thinking hard about how to do that while respecting a moment that does not feel like business as usual to us, and so today we’re launching an Offsite Online fundraiser to raise money for and awareness of 18 organizations that are fighting racism and/or improving the lives of Black or indigenous people.
Use Your Illusions is the third collection we've featured by the Sydney-based design studio Page Thirty Three, but it's the most cohesive by far, inspired by nostalgic visions of the future but rooted in the here and now and the studio's interest in ritual. "I love looking at how the future was forecast 50 years ago, and comparing it to how we live today," explains co-founder and creative director Ryan Hanrahan. "In most cases I like the alternate space-age visions that I saw on the big screen — or dreamt up as a kid — much more. I think a lot of what we design comes from these childhood obsessions."
Nathan Warkentin has been driving Mast Brothers's creative direction for the past three years, nudging it away from its original Brooklyn aesthetic and towards something more relevant. “In the beginning everything was a little old-timey, with a lot of classic or nautical patterns,” says Warkentin, whose influences we’re profiling today. “I started looking for inspiration in interesting art and architecture movements, and the work of current textile and pattern designers, to make it feel more contemporary.”