Home in Berlin


With a concept of “More Home, Less Hotel,” the Linnen, a modern boutique bed & breakfast in Berlin provides a cozy, impeccably-designed retreat in the city. Design and service are at the heart of the six-room hotel, housed in a gorgeously renovated “Grunderzeit” building from the early 1900s. Pink backlit cabinets brighten the quirky cafe downstairs. Upstairs, room options include Industrial Chic, with tin ceilings and antique lamps; a Personal Log Cabin, complete with wood walls and fake birdhouses adorning the walls; and an elegant Royal Sleep room, with diamond-patterned walls and royal purple coloring.

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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