Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Architect Barbie

According to Mattel, the Barbie Architect is "ready to tackle the daily responsibilities of a real architect in or out of the office... wearing an architecturally inspired dress showcasing a city skyline, Barbie doll’s outfit is symmetrically stylish with bold colors and clean lines. In designing this doll, Barbie partnered with members of the American Institute of Architects to keep Barbie I Can Be… Architect doll authentic to the career."

If Mattel was really in touch with the world of an architect they would have provided her with a few more useful items. Perhaps trading the drawing tube for a laptop so she could answer the 400 emails she'd get every day. Or a blue tooth headset so she can multitask and talk on the phone while answering all those emails. No need for the hard hat either... with the endless submittals, changes to the documents, revisions on top of revisions during construction she would never have time to visit the construction site anyway. In that case, the lovely dress and high heels are perfectly suitable for someone confined to a 6x8 cubicle. The one pair of glasses should be 3. One daily use, one to see your computer screen and another to read the tiny print on the half sized drawings. That's a little more real but not nearly as fun. At least Ken now has a "Dream House" to be proud of...


Way to seduce the next generation of under recognized work force

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