April 23, 2011 1:21 PM
Posted by Jei D. Marcade
I've been reading China Miéville's Kraken and have been on a bit of a cephalopod kick lately, which mostly means a lot of trawling the Wired for tentacled paraphernalia, playing Arkham Horror, and discussing the pros and cons of joining a squid cult (I think it could be a lot of fun, but I also think that's probably not why most people who join cults join cults).
This Oscar-nominated, animated short film was a huge hit for both my wee ones (first to fifth grade) and my high school girls:
For a real-life example of the wiles of the octopus, have a video of one using coconut shells to disguise and/or defend itself in the wild:
This immensely envy-inducing cuttlefish ink has been one of my favorite tattoos I've seen floating around the Wired:
I also just ordered these guys in 1/2" and am super excite.
I'm not normally a fan of pearls, but I think I could overlook it for this ($1,100) bit o' bling:
The rest are from Etsy, an online community of independent sellers offering handmade wares. There are a lot of incredibly talented folks on that site, so check it out!