Theme Week: Re-_____ (Use,Tool, Purpose…)


This week, in honor of the season of spring-cleaning and rejuvenation, we will be focusing the blog all around the refreshing ideas of re-evaluating, re-purposing, and re-using the things in our lives. The Re-_____ world is one of ingenuity and innovation, environmental-consciousness, and reviving old into new via previously unseen insights. It will echo Robert M. Pirsig’s idea that, often, “The pencil is mightier than the pen.” by illustrating examples of flexibility, revival  and ways in which new tools are being used to approach old ideas. Its inspiring and refreshing to see what we can do with what we already have.

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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