Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

Just a few of the books we are excited to add to our shelf this week:

Coinciding with a major exhibition at the V&A, a comprehensive guide to the work of British architect Thomas Heatherwick was published, with over 140 projects included. A drool-worthy collection of unique and creative jewelry designs, A Girl’s Best Friends covers all the forms and materials of adornment. And for all you type enthusiasts, Victionary released Typoholic – a review of trends in type by designers using “illustration, craft, fashion, photography and performing arts to manifest their designs.”

(Image of close-up of Jonathan Callan’s work)

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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