Monday, December 21, 2009

Wary Meyers Decorative Arts

'Chaiseburger' stacked beanbag by John and Linda Meyers (seen in their own fabulous loungeroom!)

Brooklyn apartment styled by Wary Meyers - love their handpainted radiator!

Awesome marshmallow window installation for Anthropologie - 9 windows, 15,000 marshmallows! Concept and installation by Wary Meyers.

More marshmallows...

And again.

Re-purposed French Dresser by Wary Meyers, including sketches from their Tossed and Found book

John Meyers

Linda Meyers in her fabulous walk in 'closet' (pic from Domino)

Wary Meyers studio - with handpainted canoe!

Linda and John Meyers = Wary Meyers Decorative Arts, a US-based Husband and wife team who design and create the most incredible variety of artistic projects including paintings, interiors, illustration, design and soft sculpture. (Before they formed their business in 2004, Linda was a graphic designer and art director, and John was the Corporate Display Director for Anthropologie!)

They have had lots of press in the US for their fantastic and often very wacky creative projects... but I must admit it was Kirra Jamison who introduced me to this incredible creative duo when she mentioned them in her TDF interview earlier this month...! Thanks Kirra!

Interior design (and custom re-purposed lampshades) by Wary Meyers Decorative Arts

Wary Meyers are perhaps best known recently for their Tossed and Found column in TimeOut New York, in which this supremely clever couple take the 'reduce, reuse, recycle' mantra to a new level, re-purposing junk into amazing furniture and homewares truly unlike anything you've ever seen! The pair have recently written a book documenting all these amazing creations - Tossed and Found - Unconventional Design from Cast Offs.

ps) The Meyers' own home in Maine is seriously AWESOME and was featured in Domino Magazine a while back... (see pics below). Also, they also have a really great blog.

Linda and John Meyer's home as featured in Domino Magazine

Custom floor painting


  1. Fabulous Lucy, I will never look at marshmallows in the same way. Thanks for bringing the Meyers to me.

  2. These guys are incredible and listed as one of my inspirations in my design files interview back in July. (thanks Lucy!) Great to see some Australian acknowledgement of their work (thanks again Lucy!). Their book 'Tossed & Found' is truly fantastic... get to a good book store asap!

  3. Oh wow, these guys are amazing! How fantastic is that marshmallow window display? Imagine how long it took to perfect.

  4. That DRESSER. sigh. I have some work to do.

  5. i love the handpainted floor

  6. That's some phenomenal work! I really love the dresser, but it's all so fantastic.

  7. at the risk of sounding like an idiot; these two look like grown ups and i love that! their work is sensational. i instantly wanted to sit down and have dinner with them and pick their brains.....see? told you i'd sound like an idiot! x

  8. Great post. I feel very educated about something I knew nothing about before. And oddly excited. I will be following this duo moving forward. Thank you

  9. Thanks so much for this fantastic post Lucy! You're too kind! But I'm glad you showed the marshmallow windows- it was one of my favorite things and but for modesty would always want to parade it out every Christmas!
    Cheers and Have a great New Year!!