A Shoe In

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This past Friday, the Museum at FIT opened an exhibition that could resemble some women’s closets. “Shoe Obsession” explores the incredible impact that shoes have had in design and culture, with over 150 shoes from both classic designers and some up-and-coming. Co-curator Valerie Steele stated that “The average American woman has almost two times as many shoes as she did 10 years ago, and the heels of shoes have almost doubled in height as well.” Examining the shoe as a work of art and sculpture, the show runs from February 8 – April 13.

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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