Durability + Design

Building Performance and Aesthetics

A Product of Technology Publishing
JPCL/PaintSquare | D+D | Paint BidTracker

D+D 2014
Durability + Design eBook: The Technology of Coatings in High-Rise Structures

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Dream Guests: In the Pink, Seeing Red

Friday, May 24, 2013

More items for Color + Design

Comment | More

Housing bust? What housing bust? Barbie has just unveiled a pair of life-sized dream homes—one in Florida, the other in Berlin.

Love'em or hate'em—and, as with all things Barbie, the feelings cut both ways—the first-ever, 10,000-square-foot interactive palaces feature 100 gallons of pink paint and 20 pounds of glitter each.

There’s no word yet on whether Barbie has sold her $25 million pad listed in February.

Barbie's toilet
WSVN-Fox-Miami

The toilet in Barbie's Dreamhouse sports a cheerful purple dolphin. Does yours?

In any case, BFFs of all ages are turning out for "The Dreamhouse Experience."

Mixed Views

Not all of Babs' neighbors are thrilled at the new construction.

In Berlin, protesters picketed the opening in a “Pink Stinks” campaign, opposing the “cliché of the female role in society.”

The demonstrators included one bare-breasted woman holding a burning cross with “life in plastic is not fantastic” scrawled on her body, according to NBC News.

Barbie house
WSVN-Fox-Miami

The giant pink playhouses have pink elevators and walk-in “glitterizers.”

In Sunrise, FL, however, visitors rushed to experience the seven-room real-life replica of the doll’s fictional Malibu Dreamhouse, reports say.

Glitter, Diamonds and Cupcakes

The Dreamhouse Experience features pink elevators, a walk-in “glitterizer” and a “diamond” ring display, according to the toy maker Mattel.  

There's also a cupcake island in the kitchen where guests can customize a digital cupcake or win the chance to digitally “try on” fashions from Barbie’s dream closet.

Barbie
Mattel

Barbie invites fans to come check out her new digs.

Enabling this techno-magical tour is a bracelet for each guest that features Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. The bracelet, given to guests upon entry, serves as the key to enjoying a personalized tour through the Dreamhouse, including photo opportunities, organizers say.

Hmm …wonder what Architect Barbie would say?

The Dreamhouse Experience was designed, developed and built by EMS Entertainment, a leader in live exhibition, as a real-world extension of the character's digital realty adventure.

Visitors can live the dream with tickets ranging from $14 to $29.99.

   

Tagged categories: Architecture; Color; Design; Residential Construction

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

VaproShield
Innovative Vapor Permeable Air Barrier Membranes

Designed for all climate construction and compatible with most substrates for easy installation, our membranes emit zero VOC's and require no primer.


Coatings For Industry, Inc.
For Tough Environments,
The Toughest Protection

A workplace exposed to vehicle traffic, fuel, and other harsh chemicals needs a floor coating that stands up to daily abuse. Wearcoat 100 high-build polyurethane provides superior protection.


Arroworthy
ArroWorthy's Handcrafted Professional Brushes

One Dip of paint with our handcrafted semi-oval Rembrandt brush, you'll see why ArroWorthy makes a professional brush of unrivaled quality and performance.


SS Specialties
CHECK THE FACTS...
ONE DAY FLOORS™
HAS THE ANSWERS…

Polyaspartic Polyurea One Day Floors™ is the fastest return to service coating
on the market. Short
time installation,
long time satisfaction!
Call us: 866 906 2006 www.ssspecialtiesconcrete.com


Armakleen Company, The
No Ordinary Soda

ARMEX® baking soda-based abrasives from the makers of ARM & HAMMER® products offers over 12 formulas specially engineered for your application and your budget.


KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA Laboratory Services

Fully equipped lab to solve
the most challenging
coatings problems.
Contact:
Kevin Brown, 336-874-2651
Corporate:
1-800-245-6379 x208


Durability + Design (D+D)
Be There!
May 20-22

Network with the emerging technical community of specifiers, architects, contractors, and facility owners at the first Building Performance Conference.

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

 
EXPLORE D+D:      Interact   |   Blogs   |   Resources   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   White Papers   |   Classifieds
GET D+D:      Subscribe   |   Advertising Media Kit
KNOW D+D:      About D+D   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2010-2014, Technology Publishing, Co., All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com