Reading and Recharging

It’s that lovely time of year, when summer fun is wrapping up, and we transition into fall and new beginnings. So, like much of New York, our blog is taking a little break – on hiatus until after Labor day.

While we’re away, we hope to get some much-needed reading done. We have a few recommendations if you can do the same… Gorgeous global interiors are revealed in Taschen’s 100 Interiors Around the World. A new book explores the overlooked world of roadside architecture in England, “intent on encouraging discovery and investigation of the infrastructure and landscape it traverses.” And Joshua Glenn and the NYTimes’ Rob Walker give new life to quirky, sometimes useless objects in Significant Objects.

(Image by Akos Major)

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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