If you're a fan of taxidermy, filament lighting, pharmacist bottles, and plaid, you can thank Roman & Wiliams , a New York-based design duo who has brought whimsy, fantasy, and authenticity back into our sterile modern interiors. As one of the firms featured in last year's book Dark Nostalgia , we got to see several of their projects (like the Ace Hotel in New York, above), and now a sweet little documentary produced by The Scout  gives us insight into their process.
Their golden-lit vintage look comes from a desire to create dramatic interiors that yank people out of their contemporary routine. "It's a shame to only have dreams at night," says partner Stephen Alesch, who still draws all their renderings by hand. "You should have a few opportunities during the day." The film is a treat just to see Alesch and partner Robin Standefer's studio, filled with so many drool-worthy trinkets and fixtures I found myself wishing they'd have a garage sale.
[Roman & Williams ]