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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

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Ladybird Spider - Eresus cinnaberinus ♂ 

Needless to say why these spiders are known as Ladybird Spiders. Eresus cinnaberinus (Araneae - Eresidae) is one of the most attractive species of its genus, and also one of the most rare.

They live in a vertical tube brownish silk that emerges from the ground, with a series of blue strands, anchored in the ground or nearby objects. The female, black, moves her eggs to the outside during the day and returns them to the nest at night, to maintain a constant temperature. These photos shows a wanderer male, probably looking for a female to mate.

The species occurs in Northern and Central Europe. However, it exhibits two disjunctly distributed color and phenological variants. So, Eresus cinnaberinus was split into two presumptive species: E. cinnaberinus and E. sandaliatus

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Photo credit: ©Alfonso Pereira | Locality: Soria, Spain (2011) | [Top] - [Bottom]

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