To celebrate Barbie's 50th birthday, in addition to making a life-size Barbie made out of chocolate cake, Mattel built a real-life Barbie Malibu Dream House. LAist has a slideshow:
The 3,500 square foot house in Malibu was designed by “Happy Chic” interior designer Jonathan Adler and features a chandelier made of Barbie hair, a closet filled [...]
To celebrate Barbie's 50th birthday, in Sydney, Australia, Mattel unveiled a nearly seven-foot tall "Barbie doll" chocolate mud cake. The 2,645 lb cake was covered in gold icing, gold silk, and 2,000 Swarovski crystals valued at $50,000, and was based on the design for the limited edition 50th Anniversary Barbie Doll.
The cake was designed by [...]
Closeup of the original
The advertising for the Active Life Movement, an anti-obesity campaign from Austin-based design firm Latinworks warns parents to "Keep obesity away from your child," and reimagines childhood toys and heroes as being lazy and overweight: Superman, Playmobil Pirates, and Barbie. [via]