Desert Oasis

A vacation in the desert might not sound like the greatest escape, but a new resort in Canyon Point, Utah designed by Collaborative I-10 studio takes full advantage of its unique desert location with flat mesas and water-carved plateaus to amazing effect. Amangiri Resort is the ultimate oasis getaway, with 34 individual suites, and several swimming pools, all within a design that at once respects, highlights and complements the land surrounding it. Pools and structures follow the natural forms of the land, and minimal shapes of wood and concrete balance the incredible terrain, weaving indoor and out.

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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