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Democracy Has Never Been So Important: Vote For a Barbie Dream House Design

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Cutest baby, favorite chef, best cover band, leader of the biggest nation in the free world: Forget all those opportunities to rock the vote, and have your say in the AIA Barbie® Dream House™ Design Competition. The AIA and its panel of jurors have selected five finalists out of the nearly 30 submissions, and the ultimate choice is up to you.

The concept behind the contest is to introduce Barbie as architect. She's already had over 125 careers, so, why not this one?

No matter how cool it would be to have an eco-friendly or mid-century modern design for the iconic doll, sadly, El Segundo-based Mattel isn't actually going to make the winning design. You can only vote once, and voting is open until August 1.

If you want to wax nostalgic about a Barbie Dream House we could see and touch, in life-sized glory, look back at Photos of Barbie's--Yes, the Doll--New Dream House in Malibu.