Stay Connected

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Even on the best, remote desert island away from it all, one thing that we don’t want to escape from is staying connected with loved ones. We do, however, enjoy escaping from our phones and computers as go-to methods of communication. A lovely new project addresses these issues, helping people not in proximity speak with one another in a new, wonderful way. The Good Night Lamp is a wi-fi enabled light which, when turned on or off, communicates with its pair (wherever that may be), by turning it on or off as well. Shaped like a house, the gesture of the small lamp illuminating or going dim can tell loved ones across the country or across the city that you are going to bed, stopping work and heading home, or just saying hello. The Kickstarter campaign to get it going ends soon!

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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