I remember it like yesterday. I was in 3rd grade and wanted, more than anything in the world, to get the Barbie Dream House for Christmas. I didn't care where it came from-Santa, Mom or whoever, I wanted it so badly I dreamed pink for a week leading up to the Big Day. Then Christmas morning came and sure enough, my pink castle wasn't under the tree. I got over it but still remember what it felt like to want something so badly.
Truth was the Barbie craze only lasted that year and I now can't remember why I felt so strongly. (That same Must Have feeling now happens with beach houses, cocker spaniels and flights to places far away.) So all this came flooding back to me when I stumbled upon this modern take on the Barbie classic at the New York Gift Show.
Isn't this hilarious? Created by two men, no less, it's a midcentury modernist dream for all those little Charles and Ray Eames growing up today. Lucky suckers....
Emerson House, $299 at Brinca Dada.