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.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

My china pattern includes tentacles, how about you?

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!