Friday, May 25

"Make it look bitchin!"

Today at the job, while reviewing some color retouching on an advertising image we're working on, I asked my creative director what kind of color corrections he'd like to make. To which he replied, "I don't know. Just make it look bitchin!"

Bitchin, huh, rather subjective, no? So, I got to thinking, just what does bitchin look like? Wicked, sublime, rad? Groovy, hella, awesome? Cool, hot, bad-ass? Sweet, the bomb, killer?

After really not much thought it all, I'm pretty confident I would categorize just about anything from Wary Meyers as a definite bitchin. They just put the hip in hippie-chic.

I think if I created a design dictionary I would define bitchin as follows:

bitchin |ˈbi ch i n | (also bitchen or bitchin' |ˈbi ch ən|) adjective, (i.e. LuLu bought a bitchin new bedspread), informal excellent: Team Wary Meyers ; An amazing resource of creativity and inspiration, and a most excellent example of how to decorate in your own personal style and taste, and express just what bitchin means to you.








All the above photos courtesy of the fantabulously bitchin Wary Meyers. Do check them out.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the digs. Especially the old wood mantle.

P.S. I think you posted the same pic of the kitchen twice.

sfgirlbybay said...

oh, dear me. i AM tired. thanks, kind reader, for pointing that out. :)

Carlene said...

I love Wary Meyers; they are bitchin'.

Also re bitchin...I love getting a design project with "Make it look nice!" written on it. Like I won't if you don't tell me to.

Fensišmensi said...

bitchin' = not just great, but bad-ass fine. Great word for expressing a style, I would say.

MamaChilanga said...

I *love* W-M. But I do find it ironic that they do work for hire.

It is kind of like, if you want people visiting your home to think you are a creative, eccentric individualist and have a hip, modern bohemian esthetic, just hire W-M to design your place!

It is just as aspirational as any other designers' esthetic, but seems more ironic given its eccentric, individualist bent.

sfgirlbybay said...

Good point Mama...sometimes I do think people just are intimitated to present themselves and don't know where to start. so, hopefully, these rooms W-M design are infused with real belongings, mementos and favorites of the owners that really represent them. :)

whiteapple said...

I loooove Wary Meyers!
I think the people hiring them probably already cultivate that bohemian aesthetic. They just need help editing. Their website gives a brief profile of the client along with the photos of the space, so I think that they sort of psychologically profile their clients in the form of interior design!
One thing for sure is that they sure know how to put a room together!

lsaspacey said...

You know I've been looking to them for months as inspiration, however it wasn't until reading this post about them that I realized I have been making decorating my apartment harder than it needs to be. Taking inspiration from them I'm just going to go for it and get this thing done. If I don't like it, I'll just deal and eventually change it. Whew! thanks.

joy said...

I do love Wary Meyers and agree that they are a great example of "bitchin" design. However, I agree that it's ironic that they do work for hire - after all, their interiors look like my friends' houses!

Jordan Cappella said...

I love your post really funny and creative.

Jordan

MamaChilanga said...

Good point, V.

It is just too scary to think that one might hire them to find some faux mementos and personal-looking objects as well.

Michaelangeloh said...

Bitchin is when others come in awe and go out bitchin to others in envy saying,"Why dont my place look so good?" LOL Yeah that place is bitchin alright hehe

** Terramia ** said...

Wary Meyers is hella, tight, crazy ass bitchin!
Love it!! This rocks my ahhhhhhsomely fine Friday...!

Joanna Goddard said...

LOVE that 25 print in the kitchen. any idea where it's from? thanks for the great post. great use of color in all these rooms.

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