Spring Fashion in Paris

The astonishing success of Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty at Metropolitan Museum of Art has brought about a wave of exciting fashions exhibitions. The latest is a a retrospective of Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs at The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from March 9 through September 16, 2012.

Louis Vuitton founded the House of Louis Vuitton in 1854, and Marc Jacobs has been its artistic director since 1997. The exhibition explores the stories of the two design icon’s personalities, craftsmanship and artistic vision in their respective time periods and is sure to be an inspiration for all.

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.

 

Oh yes, the planet is sublime!

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I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
cups,
rings,
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
also
the
infinite-
ly
small–
thimbles,
spurs,
plates,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)

 

 

Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.

 

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