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Like many of the furniture items in the house, de Cardenas bought his sofa for $100 and had it recovered for free, a perk of consistently sending business to the same upholsterer. “I can’t say I’ve paid for much of anything in here,” he says. The ’80s sculptural piece behind it was something he found at his grandmother’s house, and as for how he keeps all his plants alive with his neverending travel schedule, “I dont know, I guess I just understand them,” he muses.