Humour: architect barbie

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architect barbie

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Nov 29, 2002 11:11 am

Makers of Barbie are giving Barbie a new profession, a librarian, architect or police officer. What ever profession get the most votes, Mattel will make that doll. Architect Barbie needs your votes! To vote, go to http://www.barbie.com/activities/calendar/icanbe_skater.asp

Times are getting tight, the RIAI need this to happen, don't let them down.
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Postby RSJ » Fri Nov 29, 2002 8:56 pm

Architect Barbie is way out in front now.

But what does a female architect doll wear?
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Postby ro_G » Fri Nov 29, 2002 10:57 pm

a blue print dress?

geddit .... geddit .... okay, I'll get my coat and go ... :D
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Postby Rita Ochoa » Sun Dec 01, 2002 12:16 am

Wait guys, I can check my wardrobe... ;)

...maybe she can learn something and start having decent non-pink girlie furniture !!
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Dec 02, 2002 12:15 pm

Ro thats awful, truly awful
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Postby RSJ » Mon Dec 02, 2002 6:45 pm

The clothes would have to be black, obviously (is this different in Portugal, Rita?).

And then the furniture, hmm. In the 1920s Edwin Lutyens designed a neo-Georgian doll's house. How about a minimalist doll's house by John Pawson or Tadao Ando?
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Postby Rita Ochoa » Mon Dec 02, 2002 7:58 pm

female architects dress in black ?...
Question: could Barbie recognize something non-pink and minimalist as furniture? What kind of education are we giving to our young gilrs ?!

Barbie dresses like in Portugal like this:
http://www.barbiecollectiblesstore.com/bc/plsql/bc1.catpage?groupid=59242&catid=54477
(go down on the scroll bar at the right)

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Postby RSJ » Mon Dec 02, 2002 8:49 pm

"Princess of the Portuguese Empire Barbie"? Surely no architect, male or female, could compete with that.

Fact: a leading British architecture school, not so long ago, ran a semi-serious course that it described as "Barbie-tecture".

I think this was post-modern irony.
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Postby Rita Ochoa » Tue Dec 03, 2002 1:46 pm

what about this:

Barbie has a new friend: Becky who has a wheelchair. For now, Becky's wheelchair won't fit in most Barbie houses -- even the elevator is too small !!

http://www.cnn.com/US/9705/21/disabled.doll/
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Postby Klendathu » Wed Dec 11, 2002 10:12 pm

I did a photoshop of my vision of the Architect Barbie. I created a Group on Yahoo called "Architect Barbie". Just do a search and you can see my picture.
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Postby patriciagaspar » Thu Dec 12, 2002 4:31 pm

barbie doll is the symbol of the independent women

she has to have a great wardrobe with clothes for every ocasion, she has meetings, parties, works with computers, visit the buildings

i really think that she has to bring in her box a big suitcase :)
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Postby Rita Ochoa » Thu Dec 12, 2002 4:36 pm

...also smokes a lot, drinks a lot of coffe, doesn't sleep much, is always stressed writting notes on her PDA while stucked in the traffic and has at least 2 mobile phones. And if she is an architect what is Ken ?...

ps. Big suitcase or a laptop? ;)
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Postby patriciagaspar » Thu Dec 12, 2002 4:44 pm

she doesn't smoke
she is an ecological architect
she does yoga, drinks lots of coffe (and as always an headake)
she like designer clothes, and designer furniture
she has a great apartment with a great view
and she lives there with ken that works in finance or e-comerce
they usually go on hollidays to exoctic places (barbies does some shopping and learns something about the local architecture and Ken takes a rest of his busy life)
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Postby Rita Ochoa » Thu Dec 12, 2002 5:15 pm

oh yes you are right!
I was going for non-Barbie type here, further way from fantasy!
all you said is all she has done during her 40 something years...
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