Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Whilst cruising through the Giveaways on Goodreads, I noticed that they are giving away 15 copies of Octopus!: The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea by Katherine Harmon Courage
The giveaway date is December 5th - so get your entry in now. You can enter https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20893450-octopus.

Monday, April 29, 2013

In case you house isn't yet 100% cephalopod

Once you have you plates, and tea cups, and shower curtains, you'll obviously need these salt and pepper shakers from Modcloth.com.  That's right, just one more step in out goal to make sure you have the ability to theme your household.  Maybe hang some blue chiffon curtains like ocean waves and put some seaweed valances up and your set!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Lets pretend like we were never gone!

Well no, I apologize, that was a long pause. Time to try and play some catch up - especially with emails!  In fact, here's one to start with.  

A friend sent me a link to this recently and I thought 'now where have I seen that before?'.  Well it turns out that Sourpuss Clothing - the folks responsible for this delightful bathroom accessory - sent us an email a ways back with a whole series of tentacled products they offer.

You can get your very own shower curtain on their website.  Now all we need is an octopus bathmat and we're set!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Tentacle knitting - mittens!

Octopus Mittens

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!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Locomotion of the Octopus vulgaris

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).

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Kickstart Octo!

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!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ray Troll 2012 T-Shirts: Now With More Octopus!

Ray Troll, an Alaskan artist best known for his fish and palaeontology t-shirt designs, has posted his new 2012 designs on his website, and six of the eight have a cephalopod on them somewhere.

As someone who likes tattoos as well as cephs, this one's my favorite:

There's lots of other fun stuff to look at on Troll's site, especially if you like natural history, fishing, or Alaska, so take some time to click around.