one day i woke up and i told my­self that one of the things i must check off my bucket list as a man is to build and have my own home

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he pulled back in or­der for me to be able to ex­press my­self.” From the land­scap­ing to the art­work place­ment, Tim was very hands on, work­ing in tan­dem with Calma. “We would bounce ideas off each other. It was like a mul­ti­ple choice test but in the end, I’d be the one to fill out the test pa­per. That was hard be­cause I’m in­de­ci­sive. Like, I wanted all of the above,” Tim says laugh­ing. “The chal­lenge was in the edit­ing be­cause a part of you will al­ways want it all.” Adds Calma, “It was easy to work with them be­cause we are all friends—i just gave Tim my opin­ions, ideas, and op­tions. But in the end, he knew what he wanted.”

Where the sim­i­lar­i­ties be­tween Calma’s and Tim’s aes­thet­ics lie, how­ever, are in that they both like the whimsy and the ele­ment of sur­prise. “When we were de­sign­ing it to­gether,” shares Calma, “I told him now’s your chance to go min­i­mal­ist but I guess he couldn’t help it. He is just very max­i­mal at heart. The spa­ces re­ally work, though, and they show his per­son­al­ity. Every time he trav­elled, he brought back a piece for his house and I think that is part of the idea that you grow through time with your home. It may start with just the ba­sics, but through time you bring bits and pieces of your sto­ries and mem­o­ries.”

Sure, while Tim and Javi have loftily found their way to and staked their claim on the moon, the chameleon in Tim is still grounded in that per­haps there’s al­ways room for change. “There’s no such thing as a dream home,” he says, “Your dream home, it’s evolv­ing—just like you. I love that we started with a blank can­vas, an empty shell, and I lov­ingly filled it up with things and mem­o­ries. Then as time went by, I felt more at home in my home. As you evolve, your home evolves with you.”

Con­cludes Calma: “It’s [a] very per­sonal and very Ya­parazzi world! And that world will def­i­nitely keep on chang­ing!”

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