Thursday Room Hopping – Living in a material world

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Bwog doesn’t have the cash to “pimp your room,” and we certainly don’t want to raid it and then date you. So we bring you the semi-weekly Thursday feature, the “Cribs-esque” Room Hopping, continuing with…

sue1Bwog visitors to the John Jay single currently occupied by Sue C’10 counted thirteen handbags — ten in the shrine to accessories behind her door, and another three in her closet.

“There are more under the bed,” she admits.

Handbags are not the only fetish objects in the room. There are eleven pairs of sunglasses, and countless necklaces arranged on manniquin necks she purchased dirt cheap in China. “I love shopping,” she says. The prospect of getting dressed before her shrine gives her “a reason to get up in the morning.”


The self-professed shop-a-holic from Michigan began planning her college dorm room when she was still in high school, starting with the purchase of a sunny bed-spread last December. The orange of the bedspread serves as the unifying accent color for the magazine photo-shoot caliber room.

tranquilHer John Jay floormates have certainly relished in Sue’s taste in design and fashion. They’ve even professed their admiration for her room on a facebook group. Sue decorated the lounge on her floor, but some malcontents came to vandalize and steal the tasteful lanterns, and throw pillows and the like just last week.


Her fashion designs are prominently displayed around the room and on the outside of her door for the delight of the passerby.

She is also obsessively and meticulously neat. Every object is in its place — her shoes and sweaters in their proper closet compartments, her paper clips in a little jar on her desk.

closet“I get anal. I have to clean before I sit down to do stuff,” she says.

Luckily she has her own space to decorate to her heart’s content.

“If I had a roommate I wouldn’t know what to do,” she says. “Everything has to match. Even the vacuum cleaner.”

Photos by Justin Gonçalves

Have a tricked-out dorm, or wish to volunteer a friend/foe’s room? E-mail bwgossip@columbia.edu, and we’ll send a correspondent to scrutinize your living space for next week’s edition of room hopping!



  1. Anonymous  

    there are no words.

  2. yea  

    i hate people that steel. moreover i hate people who turn an alloy into a verb

  3. respect  

    this girl's got skills.

  4. ugh  

    "I get anal."

    i betcha do.

  5. Michigander  


  6. McFister

    What a fucking shithole

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