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Top 100 Youth Trends of 2014

From Girl Construction Toys to Fairytale Kids Room Decor

— January 11, 2015 — Life-Stages
Education and exposure play a huge part in the top 2014 youth trends as much as technology and imagination. A social concern about the concept of nature versus nurture has seen a rise in gender neutral and gender-challenging products for children. This provides parents and guardians with additional tools to raise their kids in as accepting an environment as possible.

On the flip side, the top 2014 youth trends focuses heavily on encouraging imaginative play. Although this might seem like a natural direction for designers, artists and companies as a whole, the popularity of Disney movies, superhero comic books and other fantastical outlets have led many to embrace this genre in very enthusiastic ways. This is especially evident in the different interpretations that result from such experimentations.

To delve deeper into youth trends, make sure to reference Trend Hunter's Youth Trend Report.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Daughter and Dog Portraits
Daughter and Dog Portraits
Photographer Rebecca Leimbach Captures an Adorable Relationship
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99
Playful Soccer-Inspired Lights
Playful Soccer-Inspired Lights
This Soccer Ball Lamp Will Brighten Up a Little Soccer Fan's Room
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98
Girl Construction Toys
Girl Construction Toys
GoldieBlox and The Builder's Survival Kit Teaches Important Skills
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97
Marine Mammal Infuser
Marine Mammal Infuser
The Dreaming Whale Tea Capsule Spouts Beautiful Brewed Flavors
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96
Code-Teaching Children's Books
Code-Teaching Children's Books
Hello Ruby by Linda Liukas Gets Kids Excited About Programming
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95
Naturalistic School Furniture
Naturalistic School Furniture
The Flowerssori Montessori Furniture Encourages Kids to Explore
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94
Distressed Vintage Child Couture
Distressed Vintage Child Couture
Scotch & Soda's Line of Children's Apparel Takes on Adult Fashion
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93
Quirky Kid's Eyewear
Quirky Kid's Eyewear
The Sons + Daughters Class of 2014 Collection is Adorably Stylish
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92
Energy-Conscious Toys
Energy-Conscious Toys
Eco Monsters Encourage Resourceful and Sustainable Behavior in Children
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91
Eerie Protruding Hand Knapsacks
Eerie Protruding Hand Knapsacks
The Embrace Plush Backpack Offers a Unique Way to Give Hugs
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90
Minimalist Lidded Workspaces
Minimalist Lidded Workspaces
The K Desk by Rafa-kids Resembles the Letter It is Named After
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89
Demonstrative 3D-Printing Storybooks
Demonstrative 3D-Printing Storybooks
'LEO the Maker Prince' Explains & Shows 3D-Printing to Kids
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88
Cartoonish Packed Meals
Cartoonish Packed Meals
Lunchbox Dad Creates Adorable Lunches for His Two Children
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87
Water Balloon-Filling Shortcuts
Water Balloon-Filling Shortcuts
Bunch O Balloons Creates 100 in Just One Minute
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86
Vivid Mobility Equipment
Vivid Mobility Equipment
Simpati’K Set Takes a Fresh and Colorful Design to Uplift Young Patients
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85
Social Media Footwear Campaigns
Social Media Footwear Campaigns
I Heart Ugg Launches Tween Line with Mobile Photo Editor Aviary
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84
Teen Boy Style Icons
Teen Boy Style Icons
The Style of 13-Year-Old Mike the Ruler is Well Beyond His Years
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83
At-Home Sushi Conveyor Sets
At-Home Sushi Conveyor Sets
This Conveyor Belt Sushi Set Makes Assembly and Eating Easy
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82
Hungry Beast Branding
Hungry Beast Branding
Omnomnom Snack Packaging Appeals to Adolescent Monsters
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81
Invisible Kid Ads
Invisible Kid Ads
The SOS Children's Villages Campaign Brings Light to a Sad Situation
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80
Culturally Diverse Dolls
Culturally Diverse Dolls
Maplelea's Canadian Girls Are a Cute & Educational Toy Doll Collection
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79
Faux Burlap Branding
Faux Burlap Branding
Caribou Coffee Packaging Takes an Illusory Earthy Appearance
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78
Playful Anime-Inspired Trains
Playful Anime-Inspired Trains
The Pokemon Train Will Bring a Smile to Your Pokemaster Kids' Faces
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77
Surreal Building Blocks Ads
Surreal Building Blocks Ads
The LEGO 2014 Campaign Feeds Off of Kids' Imaginations
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76
Pre-Work Dance Parties
Pre-Work Dance Parties
Kickstart Your Workday by Partying Early in the Morning
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75
Advanced Modeling Tool Toys
Advanced Modeling Tool Toys
The DohVinci is a Play-Doh Toy That Has Glue-Gun Like Precision
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74
Minimalistic Prom Lookbooks
Minimalistic Prom Lookbooks
The Bloomingdale's 2014 Prom Line Features Hollywood-Glam Dresses
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73
Toy Car Rental Agencies
Toy Car Rental Agencies
Hot Wheels' Rental Car Agency Helps Determine the Hottest Models
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72
Dangling Mobile Libraries
Dangling Mobile Libraries
By The Book Creates the Illusion That Your Hardcover Collection Floats
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71
Sci-Fi Baby Rockers
Sci-Fi Baby Rockers
This Star Wars Toy Uses the AT-AT Vehicle Design to Great Effect
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70
Shameless Selfie Hashtags
Shameless Selfie Hashtags
'Selfies with Homeless' is an Extremely Disappointing Instagram Fad
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69
Coffee Cup Costumes
Coffee Cup Costumes
These Mug Sweaters Insulate Your Drink and Feel Soft Against Your Hands
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68
Monster Alphabet Illustrations
Monster Alphabet Illustrations
Chris Dedinsky’s Monster Illustrations Will Delight Kids
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67
Suntan Heart Sandals
Suntan Heart Sandals
Abi Smithson's Cute Summer Sandal Design Makes Tan Lines Attractive
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66
Happy Face Breakfasts
Happy Face Breakfasts
The Crack a Smile Egg Mold Ensures Everyone Starts the Day Off Right
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65
Generation Y Disney Makeovers
Generation Y Disney Makeovers
These Iconic Disney Films Were Made Over for Millennials
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64
Terrifying Mouth-Replaced Eyes
Terrifying Mouth-Replaced Eyes
The Innocence in Danger Ads Targets Children on the Internet
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63
Starry Circuitry Projects
Starry Circuitry Projects
This DIY Paper Circuit Board Teaches Science and Astronomy
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62
Crayon-Embedded Consoles
Crayon-Embedded Consoles
The Phant Chair Incorporates Spaces for Kids to Stash Colored Pencils
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61
Billing Block Packaging
Billing Block Packaging
Monday Movie Club Branding is as Punchy as Hot New Cinema Titles
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60
Upcycled Shipping Container Dorms
Upcycled Shipping Container Dorms
Mills Junction from Citiq is Made from Old Silos
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59
Cute Fruity Cans
Cute Fruity Cans
MIO Carbonated Milkshake Packaging Vividly Divulges its Flavor
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58
Bizarre Material Shoe Collections
Bizarre Material Shoe Collections
Gourmet Footwear Spring 2014 is a Uniquely Crafted Collection
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57
Kid-Designed Packaging
Kid-Designed Packaging
Waitrose's New Brown Sauce Packaging Was Made by a Kid
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56
Stereotypical Cultural Branding
Stereotypical Cultural Branding
This Hilarious Branding Identity is Attractive and Unique
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55
Pop-Up Racket Nets
Pop-Up Racket Nets
The Instant Badminton Court Erects Quickly to Prepare for Impromptu Sports
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54
Female Empowering Dollhouses
Female Empowering Dollhouses
Roominate is an Unconventional Female Empowerment Tool for Girls
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53
Tiny Eavestrough Escritoires
Tiny Eavestrough Escritoires
My Small Writing Desk Incorporates Bordering Gutters for Storage
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52
Quantitative Food Clocks
Quantitative Food Clocks
The Peaclock Indicates the Hour with Clusters of Round Green Veggies
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51
Anime Monster Autos
Anime Monster Autos
Toyota's 2014 Tokyo Toy Show Cars Take the Shape of Pikachu and Fennekin
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50
Racecar-Inspired Seating
Racecar-Inspired Seating
The Rad Monte Carlo Chair Has You Riding Comfortably Low
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49
Rosy Childrenswear Lookbooks
Rosy Childrenswear Lookbooks
The Baby Dior Spring Summer 2014 Loobook is Lovely and Rosy
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48
Massive Geometric Jungle Gyms
Massive Geometric Jungle Gyms
The Inflatable Jungle Gym Prototype is Bound to Cause Excitement
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47
Paper Ice Cream Playsets
Paper Ice Cream Playsets
Mr. Printables' No-Mess Paper Popsicle & Ice Cream Toys Won't Melt
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46
Abstract Avian Loungers
Abstract Avian Loungers
The Giant Birdsnest Mixes Furniture Fusion with a Comfortable Playground
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45
Pint-Sized Bamboo Bikes
Pint-Sized Bamboo Bikes
Greenchamp Creates Sustainable Designs for Children
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44
Boredom Busting Kid Bedrooms
Boredom Busting Kid Bedrooms
The Visualization Artist YURII Turned These Rooms into Havens
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43
Speech Bubble Storage
Speech Bubble Storage
The N=N 01 Shelves Were Inspired by Comic Book Callouts
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42
DIY Fruit Pom Poms
DIY Fruit Pom Poms
Mr. Printables' Diy Pom Poms Are Made to Be Realistically Fruit-Like
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41
Treat-Patterned Tubs
Treat-Patterned Tubs
Lucky's Ice Cream Packaging Features Marvellous Motifs of the Dessert Inside
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40
Imaginative Children's Sleepers
Imaginative Children's Sleepers
The Tent Cabin Bed by Mathy by Bols Will Ensure They Never Wake Up
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39
Cardboard Zoo Playsets
Cardboard Zoo Playsets
The Mini Jungle Cardboard Toy Set Provides an Instant Zoo
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38
Blissful Hipster Dancing Portraits
Blissful Hipster Dancing Portraits
Alejandro Cartagena Capturesd Festival-Goers Enjoying the Show
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37
Fairytale Kids Room Decor
Fairytale Kids Room Decor
This Fantasy Coach from Posh Tots is Modeled After Cinderella's Carriage
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36
Rebellious Anti-Prom Dresses
Rebellious Anti-Prom Dresses
The Nasty Gal Dresses for the Anti-Prom Collection are Defiant & Chic
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35
Edible Chocolate Toys
Edible Chocolate Toys
The Cadbury Choco Fix Encourages Kids to Step Away from Digital Devices
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34
Surreal Victorian Kid Portraits
Surreal Victorian Kid Portraits
Childhood Lost by Justyna Neryng is Nostalgic and Evocative
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33
Interactive Jack-O-Lanterns
Interactive Jack-O-Lanterns
This DIY Halloween Pumpkin Kit Lights Up with Sound
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32
Cheerful Contemporary Schools
Cheerful Contemporary Schools
The Spring Learning Center by Joey Ho Design is Minimalist & Playful
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31
Classic Cartoon LEGO Sets
Classic Cartoon LEGO Sets
The Official Simspons LEGO Set Has Finally Been Created
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30
Extravagant Bug-Eyed Playgrounds
Extravagant Bug-Eyed Playgrounds
This New Creative Playground Will Blow Kids Away
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29
Child Mobility Harnesses
Child Mobility Harnesses
The 'Upsee' Helps Disabled Children Experience What It's Like to Walk
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28
Mother-Daughter Yoga Photography
Mother-Daughter Yoga Photography
Instructor Laura Kasperzak Adorably Poses with Her Preschooler
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27
Eco-Friendly Wooden Toys
Eco-Friendly Wooden Toys
Friendly Toys Creates Organic Options that Educate and Evoke Emotions
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26
Anti-App Store Projects
Anti-App Store Projects
The Not on the App Store Project Disproves That 'Theres an App for That'
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25
Crafty Kid Campers
Crafty Kid Campers
This DIY Cardboard Camper Playhouse Allows Children to Act Like Adults
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24
Off-Guard Teen Photography
Off-Guard Teen Photography
This Teen Portraits Photo Series is Candid, Awkward and Interesting
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23
Programmable Robot Toys
Programmable Robot Toys
These Tech Toys for Kids Will Help Expand Your Tiny Tot's Mind
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22
Child Icon Photography
Child Icon Photography
Photographer Adriana Duque Creates Paint-Like Victorian Images
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21
Toddler-Made Paper Dresses
Toddler-Made Paper Dresses
Fashion by Mayhem is an Adorable Mother and Daughter Project
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20
Realistic Teen Dolls
Realistic Teen Dolls
Nickolay Lamm's Real Barbie Doll Redefines Beauty
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19
DIY Mechanical Playthings
DIY Mechanical Playthings
The Strawbees Toy Kit Targets Aspiring Architects and Engineers
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18
Bedroom Monster Photography
Bedroom Monster Photography
Terror by Laure Fauvel Shows Children Frightening Imaginary Monsters
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17
Efficient Nesting Rickshaws
Efficient Nesting Rickshaws
The Lecomotion Urban E-Trike is a Fun and Effective Way Around Town
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16
Imaginatively Abstract Playgrounds
Imaginatively Abstract Playgrounds
Free Play by Dan Schreibman Feeds Children's Creativity
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15
Modular Creature Toys
Modular Creature Toys
The Creative Wooden Creature Wooden Toy Kit Makes Real & Imagined Animals
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14
Monstrous Candy Packaging
Monstrous Candy Packaging
This Candy Packaging Design is Filled with Tricks and Treats
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13
Doodled Snack Packaging
Doodled Snack Packaging
J Lally Brand's Bags Integrate Images of Their Contents with Illustrations
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12
Versatile Kids Furniture
Versatile Kids Furniture
Dot and Cross' Designs Grow as Children Grow in a Beautiful Way
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11
Belly Ice Cream Ads
Belly Ice Cream Ads
The French Ministry of Health Campaign Addresses Child Obesity Concerns
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10
Superhero Storage Systems
Superhero Storage Systems
These Batman Bookshelves Take the Outline of the Character's Famous Icon
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9
Humanized Sea Creature Cartoons
Humanized Sea Creature Cartoons
Spongebob Squarepants and Friends Get a Realistic Makeover
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8
Opulent Kids Clubhouses
Opulent Kids Clubhouses
Lilliput Play Homes Puts a $20,000 Price Tag on Fun
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7
DIY Arctic Cardboard Playsets
DIY Arctic Cardboard Playsets
Mr. Printables' Templates Make Cute Recycled Cardboard Toys
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6
Portable Stair Slides
Portable Stair Slides
The SlideRider Converts Any Staircase into a Playground Staple
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5
Fictional Animal Rockers
Fictional Animal Rockers
The Rocking Tauntaun are Inspired by a Creature from 'Star Wars'
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4
Tranquil Fairytale Treehouses
Tranquil Fairytale Treehouses
This Children's Treehouse by Blue Forest is Magical and Peaceful
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3
Step-Powered Pushbikes
Step-Powered Pushbikes
The LUMA Three-Wheeled Vehicle Can Be Operated Easily by Anyone Ambulatory
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2
3D-Printed Selfies
3D-Printed Selfies
Using 3D Printing Technology, Shapify Lets You Print Yourself
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1
Whimsical Outdoor Playhouses
Whimsical Outdoor Playhouses
This Playhouse for Kids Takes the Shape of a Giant Dollhouse
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