One place that goes underreported in shelter mags: teenage bedrooms, the kind of bedrooms embellished by teenagers, themselves–with scotch tape, Christmas lights, paper, magazine cut-outs, scarves, and a few lava lamps. Kate has a blog dedicated to this special sphere of the home: Teenage Bedroom.
“Heya! My name is Lyris and I’m 16. I live in NYC. I’m into music (The Cure, Neutral Milk Hotel, Modest Mouse, Jimi Hendrix- he’s on that big poster there), Tank Girl, Ezra Miller’s face, wearing t-shirts initially made for little boys, and taking photos. My room is awesome because a lot of my typical high school days consist of learning information I will never need to know about in the future, and when I get home to my bedroom, I am surrounded by photos of things I actually care about and enjoy.”—Submission from Lyris