Hats Off


Philip Treacy has literally made headwear into art with his intricately, exquisitely crafted millinery. The Irish designer’s work and studio can now be seen in a stunning new book out from Phaidon. It collects images from Treacy’s official photographer, Kevin Davies, giving a glimpse into his beautiful work for top fashion houses (Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Valentino), films (Harry Potter), celebrities (Lady Gaga), and international royalty. His surrealistic, incredible creations are shown in their full splendor, alongside catwalk shots and behind-the-scenes views – like his studio overflowing in feathers and fluff in preparation for the royal wedding (shown above).

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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