Because octopi are the coolest

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justinejoli:

asylum-art:

10 Octopus-Inspired Design Ideas

The octopus, with its eight writhing tentacles and otherworldly appearance, has fascinated and inspired mankind since we first explored the oceans. While we may no longer write myths and legends about tentacled sea beasts, these modern octopus-inspired household designs are enough to inspire a dread of the deep.

Some of us might not feel comfortable facing a slimy octopus, but the artists and designers behind these octopus products consider them be great sources of inspiration for their artworks. That sleek black leather octopus chair could be Poseidon’s throne, while those octopus chandeliers might make you feel like you’re 20,000 leagues under the sea.

1) Octopus Chair. Image credits: Maximo Riera

2) Octopus Chandelier. Image credits: catalog.sourcecollection.com

3) Octopus Serving Pedestal. Image credits: masonscreations.com

4) Octopus Chandelier. Image credits: masonscreations.com

5) Octopus Ear Cuff. Image credits: martymagic

6) Octopus Cake. Image credits: Karen Portaleo

7) Octopus Table. Image credits: bronze4you

8) Octopus Candelabra. Image credits: catalog.sourcecollection.com

9) Octopus Umbrella. Image credits: imgur.com | Buy

10) Octopus Punch Bowl. Image credits: catalog.sourcecollection.com

So awesome

igniparous:

Octopus by Guadalupe Sosa

igniparous:

Octopus by Guadalupe Sosa

ihsquared submitted:

My latest t-shirt design, Help me print it :)
Check out the video on Kickstarter!
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ihsquared submitted:

My latest t-shirt design, Help me print it :)

Check out the video on Kickstarter!

IHsquared.tumblr.com

10bullets:

octopus vulgaris by Joachim S. Müller on Flickr.
via mermaidtittiezzz

staceythinx:

Images from the Giant Pacific Octopus exhibit at the National Aquarium

via  hydrotoxicity
frogmanslightschool:

Sea Wizard
Taken with the 400D + 50mm 1.8
[F2.2 | 1/1000th | ISO100]
Photos by Iain A
[ Flickr | Tumblr | Instagram | Wishlist ]

frogmanslightschool:

Sea Wizard

Taken with the 400D + 50mm 1.8

[F2.2 | 1/1000th | ISO100]

Photos by Iain A

[ Flickr | Tumblr | Instagram | Wishlist ]

johnnybravo20:

Turquoise

johnnybravo20:

Turquoise

(Source: fabforgottennobility)

visualamor:

Days like this, I love being a tattooer. Thanks again Nikolas for letting me tattoo you.

fuckyeahswearing:

bitchin’ beard

(Source: littlepawz)

fuckeverythingbecomeapirate:

"Any ideas for the new park sculpture?"
"How about a giant, metallic octopus attacking a rook?"
"Perfect."

fuckeverythingbecomeapirate:

"Any ideas for the new park sculpture?"

"How about a giant, metallic octopus attacking a rook?"

"Perfect."

rhamphotheca:


Pacific Giant Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini)
The world’s largest octopus lives on the Pacific coasts of North America and Asia. Known as the Giant Pacific Octopus, or the North Pacific Giant Octopus, it can grow as large or larger than you in its 3-5 year lifespan - its arm-span might exceed 14 ft (4.3 m).
They typically live at depths of around 215 feet (65 m), and use their suckers to catch smaller invertebrates and fish, though they’ve been known to take larger prey such as the small shark Spiny Dogfish, Squalus acanthias.
The species is semelparous - that is, they reproduce only once and then die, much like Pacific salmon. Females lay up to 100,000 eggs, which are fertilized by the male’s spermataphore, a “package” of sperm that can be up to 3.3 ft (1 m) long. The females guard their eggs until they hatch; they stop hunting and eventually die of starvation.
Octopuses are commonly considered the most intelligent of invertebrates; captive individuals have demonstrated the ability to problem-solve, such as learning to twist the lid off a screw-top jar to get at food inside.
photo by canopic on Flickr
(via:Peterson Field Guides)

rhamphotheca:

Pacific Giant Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini)

The world’s largest octopus lives on the Pacific coasts of North America and Asia. Known as the Giant Pacific Octopus, or the North Pacific Giant Octopus, it can grow as large or larger than you in its 3-5 year lifespan - its arm-span might exceed 14 ft (4.3 m).

They typically live at depths of around 215 feet (65 m), and use their suckers to catch smaller invertebrates and fish, though they’ve been known to take larger prey such as the small shark Spiny Dogfish, Squalus acanthias.

The species is semelparous - that is, they reproduce only once and then die, much like Pacific salmon. Females lay up to 100,000 eggs, which are fertilized by the male’s spermataphore, a “package” of sperm that can be up to 3.3 ft (1 m) long. The females guard their eggs until they hatch; they stop hunting and eventually die of starvation.

Octopuses are commonly considered the most intelligent of invertebrates; captive individuals have demonstrated the ability to problem-solve, such as learning to twist the lid off a screw-top jar to get at food inside.

photo by canopic on Flickr

(via:Peterson Field Guides)