New American Idols.
I have just discovered my latest idols, Wary Meyers. Perhaps I’ve been living under a large rock, but have y’all seen their work before? From kitschy pet portraits, to graphic design, to music video sets and amazing interior design, this duo does it all. And really, really well. It’s bohemian modern, for sure, and yes, sometimes a bit over the top, but it’s so uniquely special in my eyes. John Meyers is a designer, and former display director, once wonderfully responsible for Anthropologie’s amazing store displays. Linda Wary is an advertising agency refugee (we all want to be!) and graphic designer. The two met in New York and started doing trend forecasting, and now are ‘Team Wary Meyers’. I want their jobs. They’re like the renaissance artists of the new design world.
Just take a look at some of their recent interior design installations. Pretty fantastic, and sometimes fantastical! And what I really appreciate is that a lot of the furnishings look like ‘found objects’ to me, from my usual sources, flea markets and yard sales. So, although I suspect their fee is not cheap, some of the pieces they use just may be. Which also helps to make them one of a kind, avoiding the cookie cutter cloning of some less original design firms.
*And yes, that is a portrait of Alfred E. Neuman in the upper left corner. Brilliant.