Cthulhu pint glasses

Jeffery Woods is a glassmaker who sells his custom-etched/painted glassware on Etsy, including these Cthulhu-inpsired tentacle pint glasses, $65 for four. Read the rest

Tentacle shoes support your foot with eight other feet


Designer Kermit Tesoro released images of this custom-designed POLYPODIS 2015 shoe. Read the rest

Hand blown pink glass tentacle: massager and/or paperweight!


If Peggy Olson had one of these hand blown pink glass tentacle massagers ($19) on her desk, it would go nicely with her Hokusai.

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Taylor Swift video rotoscoped into complete insanity by 49 animation students

Each were given 52 frames of Shake it Off, and the result is "2767 frames of lovingly hand-drawn rotoscoped footage." Come for the tentacles, stay for the surrealist dragon kin.

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Bottom Feeders: Plates and cups dredged from the sea-bottom

Mary O'Malley's "Bottom Feeders" sculpture-series depicts cups, teapots, plates, saucers and bowls that appear to have been recovered from the sea-bottom, covered in barnacles, coral, tentacles and crustaceans. Read the rest

Entangled: hearts' tentacles entwined

Kate MacDowell's Entangled is a beautiful, tentacly porcelain sculpture depicting two hearts whose questing tentacles have entwined. (via JWZ) Read the rest

Squid ring

Joshua sez, "I've been nagging my wife (a jeweler; you posted her sci-fi wedding rings a few years ago) to make a squid ring for years. She finally did it. Sort of art nouveau meets Jules Verne. It's hand carved from wax and cast into 18k gold. The prototype is mine, but the design's also on Etsy."

squid ring (Thanks, Joshua!) Read the rest

Tentacled octopus watch

The Kudoktopus watch is the €30,000 creation of Stefan Kudoke in collaboration with Maria and Richard Habring. Out of my price range by a damned sight, but it gives me pleasure to consider a timepiece with such tentacly wonderfulness lurking within its display face. Read the rest


You'd better not ___________, you'd better not __________, Santapus is coming to town. Read the rest

US spy agency adopts globe-encircling giant octopus as new logo

This terrifying, betentacled vision of a globe-circling monster octopus is the actual, no fooling new logo for the National Reconnaissance Office, the agency that operates America's spy satellites. A spokewoman explains: "NROL-39 is represented by the octopus, a versatile, adaptable, and highly intelligent creature. Emblematically, enemies of the United States can be reached no matter where they choose to hide."

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Glowing 3D printed squid filled with bioluminescent soup

Rebecca Klee and Siouxsie Wiles's "Living Light" is a 3D printed hollow squid filled with bioluminescent bacteria. They've thoroughly documented their build-process, and the project is really shaping up to be gorgeous.

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Kraken book-ends

Etsy seller Dellamorteco's $250 kraken bookends are made of resin and hand-painted; they're beautiful (as are his Tentacle Candlestick Holders). My only concern is that the resin might not be heavy enough to hold the books in place -- I've lost some beautiful bookends when they were pushed off the shelf and to the floor far below.

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Air-powered 3D-printed robot tentacle

Matthew Borgatti built an air-powered, 3D-printed robot tentacle that waves in a friendly fashion and lends a helping hand.

Pythons cuddle man

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A man is seen wrapped with pythons, some which include the Albino Burmese Python, as part of a show celebrating the coming Year of the Snake in the Chinese calendar. Spectators look on in Malabon city, north of Manila. Read the rest