Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring’s new book Decorate with Flowers offers practical advice on how to best select floral arrangements that compliment your home decor. Sharing tricks and fun ways to experiment with flowers, the book is a go-to source for the style-minded home entertainer. Our Time, a lovely thick monograph by Cat Garcia, chronicles creatives going about their daily lives — each image cloaking famed creators like Giles Deacon and Bella Freud in zen-like calm. In Golden Meaning: 55 Graphic Experiments, founders of GraphicDesign& Lucienne Roberts and Rebecca Wright share the responses of 55 creatives who they challenged to a mathematical design problem: Euclid’s golden ratio.

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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