Sci-Fi Millinery

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Japanese milliner Maiko Takeda creates beautifully futuristic, sci-fi headware, taking the artform to a new exploration of 3 dimensional space. Her latest collection, “Atmospheric Re-entry,” consists of headpieces with multiple quills in shades of peacocks, all expertly hand-created in clear film, perspex, and silver. Her designs are simultaneously otherworldly and clearly inspired by nature, with their grand forms and animalistic textures. A recent grad of the RCA’s millinery MFA program, having worked with Issey Miyake, Stephen Jones, Philip Treacy and Erickson Beamon, Takeda’s work will be interesting to follow in the couture world.

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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