It's still too much of a mess to show off but I saw this article today that's kind of related and pretty profound.
The full story and more pictures are here.
Photo essay: Where children sleep
Recently, the charitable organization Save the Children asked documentary photographer James Mollison to come up with an idea to get people thinking about the rights of children around the world. What he came up with was an unusual, but powerful project: a photo essay of more than 200 children and their bedrooms, called "Where Children Sleep."
Four-year-old Kaya lives in Tokyo, where her mother spends $1,000 per month on her wardrobe:
A Romanian four-year-old living outside Rome, Italy with his undocumented family:
A 7-year-old Nepalese girl who works in a quarry and lives in a one-room home with her parents and siblings:
This photo essay made me feel so fortunate. My daughter and I live in an apartment. She has everything she needs but knows I have to work for it. I raised a really great kid who is talented, compassionate and funny. She has her own room. And thanks to Craigslist and my sister's ninja "finding furniture at reasonable prices skills", that room is going to be amazing.
I have strong memories of my childhood bedroom. We didn't have a lot of money so to carpet my bedroom, my mom and grandma pieced together carpet scraps that had been thrown out by a store. They worked their butts off and there was a lot of giggling from the glue apparently. It was a psychadelic mix of orange green and yellow (this was the 70's) I thought it was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen. What about you? Do you remember your childhood or teen bedroom?