Station Beauty


In celebration of Grand Central’s 100th birthday in February, CN Traveler rounded up a wonderful selection of some of the most incredible train stations around the globe. Even having seen a few in person, we were amazed to find the terrific range and impressive design of so many stations, some completed recently, and others 100+ years ago. There’s Antwerp’s lavish, glass-domed Central Station, built in the late 1800s; the turrets of Kuala Lampur’s station; and the lush, green palm-tree interior of Madrid’s Atocha Station. All show the importance of the train station, past and present, as an essential, beautiful introduction to a city.

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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