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In Brooklyn, A Cartoonist's Tiny Studio Is Also a Cabinet of Curiosities

"This apartment is the most me that anything can be," says Julia Wertz of her small Greenpoint studio, which functions as both a living space and makeshift cabinet of curiosities. For about two years, Wertz traveled with friends to abandoned sites (hospitals, theaters, and the like) throughout New York City and the surrounding areas, searching for different items—medical equipment, glass bottles, door knobs, the list goes on—which she then brought back to her 300-square-foot apartment. What's grown from that hobby is a highly curated collection of oddities, tailored specifically to Wertz's interests. "It's a museum of things that are just for me," she explains.

Curbed NY has the full story and all the impressive photos. >>