Stay in Stacks


The Innhotel Amsterdam, in Zaandam, is a striking spin of new taken from old. Completed in 2010 by WAM Architecten, the 12-story, square footprint building is made up of a collection of classic Zaan region architecture, all seemingly precariously stacked atop one another, in shades of traditional green from the region. Nearly 70 small “houses” make up the structure, with architectural nods to both estates and cottages. Sitting at the top corner of it all is a rendition of Claude Monet’s “The Blue House,” painted in Zaandam in 1871.

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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