When fashion designer Lizz Wasserman first met the artist Isaac Resnikoff at a bar in Prague, there was an immediate misunderstanding. “I asked him, ‘Are you Czech?’ and he said, ‘No, I’m Isaac!’” Lizz recalls with a smitten laugh.
These days communication isn’t much of a problem for the Los Angeles-based couple. In fact, it’s the core of their latest venture as husband and wife: a furniture and home-décor undertaking called Project Room. When a local gallery asked Isaac to create a couch for them, “we found ourselves bouncing ideas off each other,” he says. “It made sense to call it a collaboration and truly work together.”
Much as they were with Popomomo, Lizz’s former clothing line, the wares created under the Project Room brand are a response to design overkill. “As we’ve gotten older and we’ve looked to nest a bit more, it’s been hard for us to find things that we like,” Lizz explains. “It seems like a lot of design decisions are made just to make a decision,” Isaac agreed. “We try to approach everything with clarity and simplicity.” And they try not to overthink things, including their relationship: “It’s hard to work with the person you wake up with,” Lizz explains. “Sometimes we’re less professional with each other than we would be in a professional situation, but it’s for the best because we also make out.” —anthonia akitunde
BEHIND THE SCENES
Five partnerships that power theirs.
And you’d never it by looking at the warm, polished outcome.