Adaptive Sight

Innovations in eye-care design are helping those in the developing world gain access to the glasses they need, even without requiring a doctor’s analysis. This week saw the launch of Eyejusters, low-cost adjustable eyeglasses that allow the wearer to alter the focus at the twist of a dial. The concept is similar to Adaptive Eyecare, created by Joshua Silver, where the wearer adjusts a dial on on syringe attached to the glasses to add or reduce amount of fluid in the membrane, thus changing the power of the lens. The product was shown at the Cooper Hewitt’s ‘Why Design Now?‘  exhibition in 2010, and even featured on the exhibition catalogue’s cover.

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading


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!


I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
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.


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



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