Following a career as Hollywood production designers, Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer founded Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors in 2002. The New York firm's scope includes buildings, interior design, and product lines, where they place a premium on such aesthetic juxtapositions as high/low and spare/baroque. Former Surfing magazine editor Jamie Brisick writes for the New York Times and Details, and has authored two books, including Have Board Will Travel. Actor and film director/producer Ben Stiller is a prolific talent. Standefer and Alesch did the production design for Zoolander and Duplex and designed his homes.
"Things We Made is a soulful half-catalogue, half-scrapbook
page-turner that chronicles the duo's somewhat rebellious, always
innovative projects." ~V Magazine
"Dark and brooding, filled with flowers and steam pipes, circles and stars, it's the strongest book from any interior designer in the past half decade." ~New York Daily News
"The new book by Roman and Williams reveals the inspiration behind the design duo's most famous projects but also a deeply passionate and incredibly creative world." ~One Kings Lane