A collage de Cardenas bought from a former assistant named Sam Friedman, who’s an artist. “The pebbles part is one of those signs in the window of supermarkets or bodegas that says ‘PEBBLES 79¢,’” he explains. At times it feels like the art in his apartment dictates the design, rather than the other way around. "I have to say, I don’t really spend money on furniture anymore. I just feel like art is more interesting."