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Etsy seller Sleepingpalace has two of your favorite characters doing double-time as adorable beds. There’s a Minion from Despicable Me available in three sizes with the largest measuring 78″ x 71″ (not including his hands and feet). The Totoro version comes in two sizes with the largest measuring 122″ x 71″ (including his detachable tail).

Both have washable covers that can be detached from the bags for easy cleaning. You can use them as beds, bean bags, or even fold them in half and turn them into couches.

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Even if she has no idea what Studio Ghibli is, she can’t deny that these mini flower pots are super cute.

Two designs are available—one based off Totoro and another based on Jiji the cat from Kiki’s Delivery Service. If you (and your mum) live in Japan, you can have the planter and a special flower arrangement delivered for a cool 5,780 yen (or $48.00).

The planters will be available to order from Donguri Kyouwakoku starting on March 13. Also, as a quick side note, the planters stand at roughly four inches tall, so once your mom’s done with her flowers, she can use the planters as a home for all the Soot Sprits that live with her. What? You mean you don’t have Soot Sprites in your house? Weird.

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Guys! These may be the softest, most cuddly Pikachu ever, and they need a good home. Etsy shop xxNostalgic sculpts each needled felted Pokemon by hand and then affixes little glass eyes to basically melt your heart. The figures stand at 2.25 inches tall which is just big enough for a handful of a hug.

But Pikachu isn’t the only petite figure ready for adoption. Check out more of the sweetest Pokemon mini friends after the break.

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sleeping totoro plush

Totoro manages to be cute no matter what he’s doing – even if it’s sleeping with an open mouth and snoring. A new Dozing Totoro plush captures the furry creature while he’s snoozing and sawing some logs. It’s adorable but also a little weird. And the noise of the snoring in the video was enough to scare my cat.

See the plush in action after the break.

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DIY Totoro Baby Bouncer

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When blogger Cation Designs started shopping for merchandise for her soon-to-be-born baby, she realized that baby stuff is both kind of generic and very expensive. She found a used Snugabunny bouncer for a great price that was suitable, but she didn’t care for the bunny and bird theme. She brainstormed and came up with a much cooler look for the baby accessory: Totoro! She covered the existing cushion with an adorable Totoro and turned the birds into soot sprites.

Check out more images – including a before picture – after the break.

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Just when I think I’ve seen all the mash-ups in the world, the internet produces a more awesome one. The talented James Hance came up with this Firefly and Scooby-Doo combo, and it’s fabulous. All the choices are perfect, but I especially adore Wash as Shaggy and Inara as Daphne. I’d go hunting for ghosts with this crew any day.

And it’s not the only fantastic mash-up Hance created recently. Check out his My Neighbor Totoro and Star Wars combo after the break.

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Hayao Miyazaki may have retired, but his characters will live on forever. They are the sort of creations that inspire others, and artist Richard J. Evans decided to pay tribute to Studio Ghibli by creating a pixelated spin on some of their characters. He’s taken familiar faces from My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, and more. I’m surprised by how well this style of art suits the characters and stories. It makes me want an 8-bit Studio Ghibli video game!

See more of the neat series after the break.

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As much as I love buying prints and posters, I’m always on the lookout for different kinds of art to put on my walls. I like variety, and these incredible papercraft designs by The Paper Pony blew me away! The Etsy shop features intricate paper art inside shadowboxes, and they are highly detailed and so very, very pretty. I especially love the use of different textures. Their work features characters from Frozen, Game of Thrones (Daenerys and her dragons!), Doctor Who, Legend of Zelda, and many others. You can even commission a design if you don’t see your favorite franchise represented in their shop.

Each piece is made by hand so there will be slight variations – which I think makes this art even cooler. Turnaround time is 3-4 weeks.

Check out more beautiful papercraft shadowboxes after the break.

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It’s freezing and more or less miserable in several places across the globe right now. Snow’s been falling continually in my neck of the woods, but I’m trying to make the best of it. One way to brighten up the gray chill is by playing outside. A yard full of snow is like an empty canvas just waiting to be formed into sculptures, and characters from pop culture make perfect fodder. Check out our round-up of six geeky snow sculptures to get inspired!

Check out the chilling snow creations after the break.

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The characters of Hayao Miyazaki’s film are memorable. He’s weaved the kind of stories that stay with you and inspire you to create. In this case, it inspired Pixiv user marlboro to put together lush art nouveau style art for characters like Totoro and Sophie from Howl’s Moving Castle. Each image is packed with details from the film it depicts, and it’s easy to get lost in them. Catbus in Totoro’s image is my favorite.

More beautiful pieces after the break.

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