Neatorama recently assembled a fantastic collection of awesome children’s beds. These are a few of our favorites:

Bonnie in Jupiter, FL created a dinosaur-themed bedroom featuring a painted T-rex whose 3D head comes out of the wall to be the bed. The red bedding in a nice touch, since you’d be sleeping inside the dino’s mouth. What strange dreams a kid must have after falling asleep while staring at a giant reptilian uvula.

Posh Tots makes a viking ship bed so fancy that even the vikings themselves would’ve been envious - which means they’d probably raid the house and steal the bed, right?

Tiny Town Studios makes a wonderfully clever medieval castle murphy bed. We hope the carpet in that room is blue, so that it looks like you’re standing in the moat when the drawbridge-bed is up.

The giant Spider-Man bed is the work of Incredibeds. Who wouldn’t feel more secure sleeping on the belly of an enormous superhero? Maybe they can make us the giant snoozing Totoro bed we’ve always dreamed of.

Click here to view the entire collection of extraordinary beds.

[via Neatorama]

Today the Department of Awesome Parenting pays tribute to Chu Huang, a father in Zhejiang Province, China who, instead of simply telling his young son that he can be anything he wants when he grows up, spent a month building a spectacular golden Iron Man suit for his son to grow into.
Huang is a doctor who works long hours at his own clinic and is rarely able to take a day off. His professional life is so busy that he mostly sees his son at night just in time to read him a bedtime story. He wanted to do something special for the boy and, knowing how much he loves fictional characters in armor, decided to handcraft a full-size Iron Man suit just for him.

"Having no prior experience in crafting such costumes, Huang spent over a month scouring threads on hobby forums and websites, seeking advice and instructions. Over the next month, Huang spent his free time in the evening crafting the suit; drafting and cutting the pieces out of EVA plastic sheets, spray painting the pieces, and then fixing the pieces together and making final adjustments to the suit. His son watched him intently throughout the entire crafting process."

Huang’s Iron Man suit features a Chinese flag on the chest and a yin-yang symbol on the palms of its hands. His son was so excited by the completed suit that he immediately asked his dad to put it on so he could show his kindergarten classmates.
Visit RocketNews24 to learn more about Chu Huang, Iron Dad.

Today the Department of Awesome Parenting pays tribute to Chu Huang, a father in Zhejiang Province, China who, instead of simply telling his young son that he can be anything he wants when he grows up, spent a month building a spectacular golden Iron Man suit for his son to grow into.

Huang is a doctor who works long hours at his own clinic and is rarely able to take a day off. His professional life is so busy that he mostly sees his son at night just in time to read him a bedtime story. He wanted to do something special for the boy and, knowing how much he loves fictional characters in armor, decided to handcraft a full-size Iron Man suit just for him.

"Having no prior experience in crafting such costumes, Huang spent over a month scouring threads on hobby forums and websites, seeking advice and instructions. Over the next month, Huang spent his free time in the evening crafting the suit; drafting and cutting the pieces out of EVA plastic sheets, spray painting the pieces, and then fixing the pieces together and making final adjustments to the suit. His son watched him intently throughout the entire crafting process."

Huang’s Iron Man suit features a Chinese flag on the chest and a yin-yang symbol on the palms of its hands. His son was so excited by the completed suit that he immediately asked his dad to put it on so he could show his kindergarten classmates.

Visit RocketNews24 to learn more about Chu Huang, Iron Dad.

When October Jones rides the train he amuses himself by privately selecting fellow passengers, determining what fictional character best matches their clothing and posture, and then drawing new heads for them on Post-it notes. He photographs his impromptu commuter makeovers and shares then on his Twitter feed, which might look familiar to you if you’re a fan of one of this other awesome projects, Texts from Dog.

Follow October Jones on twitter for more delightful sticky note traveler transformations.

[via io9]

Swiss artist Mathias Schmied uses a razor blade, careful hands and keen eyes to transform comic books into even more dynamic works of art. Superheroes and explosions alike breach the boundaries of their respective pages. He creates pieces using single pages and entire issues, the latter producing multi-layered scenes with a cinematic sense of perspective. Sometimes Mathias completely removes the characters, leaving their negative space to convey the drama taking place within each panel.

Visit Mathias Schmied’s website to check out more of his amazing altered comic book art.

[via Design Taxi]

The Postit days is the moniker of an anonymous Spanish artist who creates quick drawings on post-it notes and then photographs those doodles humorously interacting with the outside world. Many of his drawings have pop culture-related origins and involve characters or situations from well known movies, comic books and cartoons.

Superman stops a train, Slimer gorges on chips at the grocery store, Gizmo peeks out of a backpack, and the haunting ghost sisters from The Shining invite us to come play with them. Elsewhere the Bat-Signal is projected from the top of an office building while a cellular tower is suddenly home for the dreaded Eye of Sauron.

Check out The Postit days on Facebook and Instagram for many more whimsical works of art using sticky notes.

[via Design Taxi]

Peanut artist, or rather “Painter of Nuts” Steve Casino (previously featured here) is still hard at working transforming humble peanut shells into impressively lifelike miniature sculptures of pop culture icons.

"The peanut project began in July, 2012 with the off-handed casualness of hashing out a song or invention on a napkin, but realizing the vision has created serious challenges. Arriving at the right materials, for example, took a lot of trial and error. Learning the right resins and swapping pipe cleaners for bamboo helped, but Casino still struggles with the peanut-specific difficulties of his craft."

Each peanut character requires hours of work. The painting phase alone sometime takes over 10 hours to complete. And, because of the likelihood that a peanut may break during the delicate creation process, Casion always starts out with three peanuts versions per character.

Steve Casino accepts requests for commissioned peanut pieces via email. Follow his work via his personal website or on Facebook.

Visit Wired to learn more about Steve Casino and to check out even more of his awesome painted peanuts.

"It’s not who are are underneath, but what we do that defines us."

Last week all eyes were on San Francisco when Miles Scott, a 5-year-old Leukemia survivor and huge fan of Batman, saw his wish to become Batkid come true. Batkid joined forces with Batman and spent the day saving SF/Gotham City from dastardly villains. The event was made possible by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the city of San Francisco, and countless enthusiastic volunteers. Even Clark Kent and Lois Lane got in on the action.

Now YouTube user SandD2012 has turned the awesome citywide event into a fantastic movie trailer using footage from Miles’ big day and music from The Dark Knight Rises. The BatKid Rises Trailer is 1:41 that’s pretty much guaranteed to brighten your day.

[via BuzzFeed]

We just found the work of another awesome coffee artist. These tantalizing latte portraits are the work of Japanese latte artist Mattsun, currently treating people to delicious works of caffeinated art in Tokyo. Mattsun began creating drinkable works of art back in 2009 while working at an Italian restaurant. In 2011 he held a very popular solo exhibition, entitled Blue Sky Latte Art, in Dōtonbori, Osaka, Japan. To date he has created over 500 pieces of latter art and hopes to one day own a mobile cafe so that he can use his artwork to “bring smiles to people all across Japan.”

Head over to Mattsun’s website to check out lots more of his tasty artwork. You can also follow him on Twitter via @latte_artist_jk.

[via Design You Trust and Inspire Fusion]

Here’s another uplifting entry for the Department of Awesomely Good Deeds: The Power Rangers Megaforce, or rather an awesome team of cosplayers dressed as the Power Rangers, are seen here visiting with a young patient at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. The superheroes were entertaining patients during Spirit of Children Week in Los Angeles, CA.
Photo courtesy of Bob Riha, Jr./Saban Brands via Getty Images
[via Telegraph.co.uk]

Here’s another uplifting entry for the Department of Awesomely Good Deeds: The Power Rangers Megaforce, or rather an awesome team of cosplayers dressed as the Power Rangers, are seen here visiting with a young patient at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. The superheroes were entertaining patients during Spirit of Children Week in Los Angeles, CA.

Photo courtesy of Bob Riha, Jr./Saban Brands via Getty Images

[via Telegraph.co.uk]