Sunday Video: The Do Not Enter Diaries

Tatiyana’s room.

Best friends Emily Cohn and Emma Orlow believe that the way you inhabit your room says a lot about who you are. Recognizing that there is no such thing as a typical bedroom (just as there’s no such thing as a normal teen), this week they launched The Do Not Enter Diaries, a web series that offers an intimate peek into the private spaces of teens from across the globe.

A new installment will go up on their site every Wednesday at 4 PM, but today Rookie has an exclusive look at this week’s episode. Tatiyana J. is a 16-year-old from Harlem, New York who, collects Ty Beanie Bears, designs giant mustache pillows, and uses her windowsill as a nursery for the plants she grows for the urban garden down the street. Her room is totally rad, and she is, too.

To learn more about The Do Not Enter Diaries and/or to apply to be a subject, check out their website, like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. ♦


  • Kathryn January 13th, 2013 12:08 PM


  • mayaautumn January 13th, 2013 12:16 PM

    omq, this is the best

  • Kaetlebugg January 13th, 2013 12:50 PM

    OMG Tatiyana is so cool. And I love the “Work It” soundtrack so much.

  • kayliemarie January 13th, 2013 1:31 PM

    this is such a cool concept!

  • Isabelle97 January 13th, 2013 1:41 PM

    omg that girl is awesome!

  • catpower44 January 13th, 2013 2:02 PM

    wow she is so cool! I love her room and personality, and it’s so neat how she has so many beanie babies and her mini window garden is awesome! I love her sunglasses collection too! Love it, Rookie! More, please!

  • Dayzee January 13th, 2013 2:50 PM

    my life is almost complete now

  • Moxx January 13th, 2013 3:00 PM

    chill as hellllll

  • Avia03o January 13th, 2013 3:03 PM

    I’m definitely going to be following this series! Love the intro!

  • coolgirl January 13th, 2013 3:43 PM

    SO COOL. love her!!!!!!!!

  • MADZ. January 13th, 2013 4:32 PM

    Wow, she’s fabulous. Go Missy Elliot!

  • Mads January 13th, 2013 4:36 PM

    Ahhh she’s awesome!!!! I JUST WANT TO BE HER BEST FRIEND

  • jenaimarley January 13th, 2013 4:44 PM

    Awww yeah.

  • victoria January 13th, 2013 5:50 PM

    she seems so cool. be my friend!!!!

  • cole123 January 13th, 2013 9:03 PM

    What a nifty idea! This looks really interesting! Can’t wait for more!


  • Maddy January 13th, 2013 9:25 PM

    She’s sooo cool and artsy and pretty and smart! I want to see the mustache pillows when she’s done. She definitely deserves that leadership award and is clearly still a leader, starting a community garden and all.

  • llamalina January 13th, 2013 10:00 PM

    i’m so jealous of her bunk bed/desk frame, i always wanted one of those. and her beanie baby collection and mini window garden are the best ever.

  • sequoia January 13th, 2013 10:01 PM

    oh gosh what a cutie

  • Tatiyana January 13th, 2013 11:50 PM

    Thanks for all the wonderful comments guys they really mean alot !

  • marthaflatley January 14th, 2013 1:39 AM

    What a cool gal!!! Love the orange plant!

  • clarekawaii January 14th, 2013 9:32 AM

    This is such a super awesome concept! I love her mini windowsill garden and moustache pillow. I’d love to take part in this project~

  • Mary the freak January 14th, 2013 10:38 AM

    WOW, this is amazing! I love this idea!

  • Abby January 14th, 2013 1:07 PM

    This person. THIS PERSON. AHHHHH

  • FlowerPower January 14th, 2013 6:01 PM

    That is such a great idea Emma and Emily! I will definitely be keeping up with the episodes. I think I’ll watch some more now instead of doing my math review at the moment…

  • Tyknos93 January 14th, 2013 7:41 PM

    This reminds me alot of Teenage Bedroom on tumblr, but I always wanted to know the girls/people that inhabited those awesome spaces. Is this gonna be a thing? I REALLY hope this becomes a thing.

  • Bananaskid February 7th, 2013 10:42 PM

    I like bedrooms like this.
    I’m totally gonna do something cool with my bedroom. The bedroom of a true teen.
    Your bedroom is the only place where you can be free.