Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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Patricia Urquiola, one of the best-known women in design, is finally being honored with a monograph from Rizzoli – Time to Make a Book, a comprehensive collection of her product and architectural designs. And Home: 25 Amazing Projects for Your Home is a lovely offering of DIY projects from author Beci Orpin. And Graphic Thought Facility have designed a new book on textile manufacturer Kvadrat – Interwoven: Kvadrat Textile and Design, its cover made of bespoke wool book cloth.

(Image of Reinier de Jong’s extendable bookcase)

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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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!

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I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
cups,
rings,
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
also
the
infinite-
ly
small–
thimbles,
spurs,
plates,
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.

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A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.

 

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