Sleep Under the Stars


Imagine being able to acknowledge and take in your beautiful surroundings on vacation, even when in bed. The Elqui Domos hotel in Chile’s Elqui Valley is an “astronomical hotel,” perched in a narrow valley in the Andes mountains, a site known for its clear skies and beautiful surroundings. The hotel’s rooms consist of cabins designed specifically to stargaze. An older group of wooden cabins are topped with fabric geodesic domes, and Santiago architectural firm RDM Arquitectura recently designed a new series of cabins with raised bed platforms resting underneath slanted glass roofs, allowing guests to stargaze themselves to sleep. Check out this beautiful stop-motion video of the hotel by James Florio.

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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