Celebrate America’s Food


Happy Fourth!
Small, artisinal food purveyors have popped up all over the country over the last few years, creating high-quality, delicious new takes on everything from pickles to candy. Mouth, a new e-commerce site, collects all of these goodies in one place, making Los Angeles’ best small-batch jams available to those in Maine. Browse by region – New York, the Midwest, Texas, and the Southeast are all included, or grab one of their great gift collections (Indie-pendence Day taster shown above). They also include great profiles on all the makers, with pictures and bios, so you know the full story behind your new Jalapeno peanut butter from Better off Spread in Brooklyn, or your McClure’s Spicy Pickles from Detroit.

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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