We know that all you knitters have been just waiting and hoping for an appropriately cephalopod-oriented project. So here it is! These mittens are magnificent, and the pattern is available for a mere $4. And while we're talking about knitting, we'd like to call your attention to the fact that one of the patterns listed yarns is by, appropriately enough :
There logo alone is enough to garner our affections!
I came across this gorgeous illustration on Tumblr--it was originally posted by Vanitas, though I stumbled on it via Scientific Illustration (a really great place to find very, very cool pictures for those of us who like our art with a dose of science). The only information provided is that it's by Katy Wiedemann, titled "Locomotion of the Octopus vulgaris," and is an illustration for the Narragansett Bay Audubon Society. Further poking about suggests it's probably by this Katy Wiedemann, a student at Rhode Island School of Design, who is also styrofoam-SKELLETON on deviantArt (though that particular illustration isn't included in either of her online portfolios).
Kickstarter is a crowd-source funding website, full of interesting things people would like to do and make. Barry Williams would like to make resin octopi for you, and has started this Kickstarter project to help. Good luck Barry!
Anthropologie has come up with some more lovely cephalopod designs - this time that normal people might be able to afford! Their 'From The Deep' dinner set has an assortment of charming tentacled designs, including a teacup with a tentacle handle. A teacup I've been sipping tea out of all morning!
Zoology a class of active predatory mollusks comprising octopuses, squids, and cuttlefish. They have a distinct head with a ring of tentacles around a beak mouth and are able to release a cloud of inky fluid to confuse predators.