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This console, from CB2, is the other contemporary item, and de Cardenas is over it. “I’m a single guy in my 30s, and there’s nothing basic about my life,” he says. “I don’t need a basic table. The idea was that if I ever entertained, I could serve buffet style. But then where would I put all that shit?” The shit includes an odd floating clock he found in Miami, a sheep made by Dan Friedman, and an ’80s-style painting by his friend Jed Burke.