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100 Bizarre Shellfish Concepts

Snail Shell Dresses and Crustacean Headgear

— April 19, 2012 — Art & Design
Bizarre shellfish concepts have been well-received by the public. Babies in full-piece lobster suits and women clad in sea shell dresses continue to attract attention, offering an eyeful and often times a good laugh. Submerged sea creatures have fascinated the minds of many for centuries, and many of these minds have spearheaded projects emulating the crustacean breed.

Shrimps, mussels, snails and oysters are only some of the hard-shell invertebrates featured in these shellfish concepts. These animals have become cherished by adults and children alike, in part spurring amorous depictions of pop culture characters like 'Marcel the Shell.'

These slug-shaped music hall designs and lobster-themed clothing lines have certainly brought what's under the sea to the shore, and the mainstream nature of these ventures indicates that much more remains to be seen.
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Literal Snail Mail
Literal Snail Mail
Real SnailMail Sends Emails Using Live Gastropods
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99
Sea Creature Speakers
Sea Creature Speakers
The 'I.dear Wooden Zoo Stand' Turns the Fail Whale into a Win Whale
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98
Sea Creature Sports Equipment
Sea Creature Sports Equipment
These Lobster Shell Golf Balls are Biodegradable and Lightweight
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97
Snail-Inspired Speakers
Snail-Inspired Speakers
The Nautilus iPhone 4 Dock Amplifies Sound Naturally
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96
LEGO Shellfish Abodes
LEGO Shellfish Abodes
Harry The Crab is a Happy Block-Made Hermit
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95
Loch Monster Labels
Loch Monster Labels
Ness Whisky Packaging Uses Subtle Graphics to Suggest a Mythical Scene
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94
Natural Reef Rebuilders
Natural Reef Rebuilders
The Coral Ark Will Help Reconstruct the World's Sea Fish Sanctuaries
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93
Remixing Viral Shrimp
Remixing Viral Shrimp
58 Alternate Soundtracks
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92
Insect Instruments
Insect Instruments
Sound Check Your Slug With the Snailele Ukulele
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91
Sea Creature Tech
Sea Creature Tech
WhalePower Takes Inspiration From the Sea for Efficient Wind Turbines & More
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90
Lobsters For Thanksgiving
Lobsters For Thanksgiving
The Other Red Meat
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89
Snailish Snapshots
Snailish Snapshots
Alejandro Chavetta Makes Priceless Paper Pieces in 'Moon Men'
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88
Cyborg Sea Creatures
Cyborg Sea Creatures
The SHOAL Robotic Fish Helps Detect Pollution in Oceans
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87
Sea Creature China
Sea Creature China
Take a Trip into the Deep Blue Sea with the Octopus Mug
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86
Prawn-Inspired Seats
Prawn-Inspired Seats
The Sleek Curvy Smooth Shrimp Armchair by Jehs + Lub
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85
Liberating Lobsters for Activism
Liberating Lobsters for Activism
PETA Compels NYC Restaurant to Free Its Crustacean Mascot
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84
Shellfish Seating
Shellfish Seating
The Mussel Chair Creates a Curvaceous Cocoon of Comfort
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83
Humane Crustacean Killers
Humane Crustacean Killers
The CrustaStun Lobster Taser Looks Like a Photocopier
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82
Psychic Sea Creature Sculptures
Psychic Sea Creature Sculptures
Paul the Octopus' Future-Predicting Ability Immortalized in Gold
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81
Shell-Tastic Pet Playthings
Shell-Tastic Pet Playthings
These Beachy Shell Toys are What Your Dog Wants this Summer
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80
Lobster-Like Golfbags
Lobster-Like Golfbags
The Soft Buggy Keeps the Game Leveled
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79
Shell Music Island Festivals
Shell Music Island Festivals
King Conch Honker Takes Prize for Second Time
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78
Sea Creature Seating
Sea Creature Seating
The Anemone Armchair by Giancarlo Zema is Colorful and Comfortable
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77
Crustacean Competitions
Crustacean Competitions
World Record Lobster Roll Sandwich Attempt in Oregon
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76
Shocking Sea Creature Charts
Shocking Sea Creature Charts
The 'Status of the Shark' Infographic Offers Some Jaw-Dropping Facts
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75
Crazy Crustacean Bikes
Crazy Crustacean Bikes
The Lobster Motorcycle is Dangerously Delicious
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74
Fuchsia Snail Art
Fuchsia Snail Art
Colorful Plastic Snails Invade Milan
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73
Celebrity Insects
Celebrity Insects
'Crikey Steveirwini' is a Snail Named After the Crocodile Hunter
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72
Snail-Inspired Keyboard
Snail-Inspired Keyboard
Caracol
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71
Lobster-Loving Flamenco Captures
Lobster-Loving Flamenco Captures
The ‘Gipsy Crisis' by Diego Diaz Marin is a Sweet Sty
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70
Crustacean Cutlery Kits
Crustacean Cutlery Kits
The Maine Lobster Kit is Made for Seafood Lovers
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69
Sea Creature Bath Buddies
Sea Creature Bath Buddies
The Shower Squid Will Hold Your Soap and Shampoo Bottles
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68
Shellfish Utensil Sets
Shellfish Utensil Sets
Svetlana Yorchenko Designs a Contemporary Set of Cutlery
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67
Seafood-Inspired Sneakers
Seafood-Inspired Sneakers
Nike SB ‘Lobster' Dunk
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66
Communal Crustacean Dispensers
Communal Crustacean Dispensers
This Crab Vending Machine Sells Live Shanghai Hairy Crabs
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65
Sea Creature Architecture
Sea Creature Architecture
The Soneva Kiri Resort Den is Inspired by the Manta Ray
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64
Sea Creature Sacks
Sea Creature Sacks
Galina Blazejewska's Felted Octopus Purse is Cute and Crafty
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63
Fishy Relaxation Sites
Fishy Relaxation Sites
'Shark Break' Spreads Peace with a Tranquil Virtual Sea
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62
Crustacean Action Heroes
Crustacean Action Heroes
The Iron Man Lobster Suit is the Strangest Pop Culture Mashup Ever
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61
Freaks From the Sea
Freaks From the Sea
Thousands of New Species Discovered
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60
Sea Creature Closeups
Sea Creature Closeups
The CoML Project Showcases Adorable Marine Life
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59
Sea Creature Benches
Sea Creature Benches
Rael San Fratello Architects' Seat Slug is Inspired by Flabellina Goddardi
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58
Sea Creature Compilations
Sea Creature Compilations
Squid.us is Dedicated Entirely to All Things Squid
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57
Live Animal Arcade Games
Live Animal Arcade Games
The Marine Catcher Features Lobster
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56
Epic Sea Creature Battles
Epic Sea Creature Battles
The Ocean Film Festival 2010 Features Orcas vs Sharks
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55
Sea Creature Shower Accessories
Sea Creature Shower Accessories
The Octopus Shower Caddy Wraps Up Your Bath Supplies
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54
Mollusk-Like Architecture
Mollusk-Like Architecture
The Israeli Pavilion Intertwines Innovation and Technology
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53
Electric Eel Powered Christmas Lights
Electric Eel Powered Christmas Lights
Eel Shocks E-Tree to Life
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52
Sea Creature Gardens
Sea Creature Gardens
Vincent Callebaut's Whale of an Environmental Project
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51
Sea Creature Candelabras
Sea Creature Candelabras
The Tentacle Candlestick Holder is Perfect for Nautical-Themed Homes
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50
Shrimps On Treadmills
Shrimps On Treadmills
Scientific Experiments Are Comedy Gold
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49
Clay Love Bugs
Clay Love Bugs
Red & Pink Valentine Snails by JooJooland on Etsy
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48
Transformer Seafood
Transformer Seafood
These Crustaceans Aren't What They Seem
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47
Slimy Home Decor
Slimy Home Decor
'Shelf Snails' Are Perfect for Bookworms and Grandmas
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46
Snail-Shaped Music Halls
Snail-Shaped Music Halls
Manchester Art Gallery Hosts JS Bach Chamber Theatre
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45
Offbeat Doll Houses
Offbeat Doll Houses
The 'U Ulitki' Snail Hostel
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44
Palace Pop Art
Palace Pop Art
Jeff Koons Versailles Exhibit
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43
Savory Creature Lollipops
Savory Creature Lollipops
The Animal Head Suckers are Nauseatingly Sweet
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42
Luxury Snack Foods
Luxury Snack Foods
Snail Caviar from France
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41
Sea Creature Light Sculptures
Sea Creature Light Sculptures
The Oïphorique by Atelier Oï Celebrates 20 Years of The Sw
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40
Wee Sea Creature Discoveries
Wee Sea Creature Discoveries
5 New Species of Pygmy Seahorses Found
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39
Fake Accidents
Fake Accidents
Discovery Channel Deadliest Catch: Accident or Not?
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38
Plush Sea Creature Hats
Plush Sea Creature Hats
Obey My Brain's Whimsical Oceanic Caps are Wacky
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37
Sea Creature Cases
Sea Creature Cases
Sivan Royz Creates Laser-Cut Purses That Perfectly Fit an iPhone
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36
Sentient Crustacean Art
Sentient Crustacean Art
The Paolo Fumagalli Sculptures Give the Senses New Life
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35
Sea Creature Accessories
Sea Creature Accessories
Saltwater Looks in Vice Magazine March 2010 'Death Becomes Her' Spread
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34
Mesmerizing Mermaid Fashion
Mesmerizing Mermaid Fashion
The Schipper Arques Spring Summer Collection is Light and Airy
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33
Electric Sea Creatures – An Octopus Knitted Out of Recycled Electrical Wire
Electric Sea Creatures – An Octopus Knitted Out of Recycled Electrical Wire
An Octopus Knitted Out of Recycled Electrical Wire
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32
Naughty Insect Mating Movies
Naughty Insect Mating Movies
Isabella Rossallini's Green Pornos on Sundance
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31
Lustrous Lobster Masks
Lustrous Lobster Masks
Exotic Images by Richard Burbridge for Vogue Italia Glitter
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30
Spiraling Private Workspaces
Spiraling Private Workspaces
The Snail Shell Armchair Lets You Work in Peace
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29
Lobster Headgear
Lobster Headgear
Eccentric, Fishy and Avant-Garde Millinery Creations
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28
Coraltastic Jewelry
Coraltastic Jewelry
The Daniela De Marchi Seaside Corals Collection
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27
Controversial Cuisine
Controversial Cuisine
8 Banned Foods
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26
Domed Sea Creature Structures
Domed Sea Creature Structures
This University of Stuttgart Pavilion was Inspired by Biology
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25
Sea Creature Furniture
Sea Creature Furniture
Isaac Krauss's Octopus Table is Eerily Realistic
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24
Snail Car Concepts
Snail Car Concepts
The Futura 10 by Nathaniel Lucero is Far from Slow Moving
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23
Shellfish Sofas
Shellfish Sofas
The Ostrea Sofa Will Make Your Living Room Happier than a Clam
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22
Slimy Animal Erotism
Slimy Animal Erotism
The Wild Art Of Barnaby Ward Incorporates Snails and Octopi
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21
Bending Bookshelves
Bending Bookshelves
The Bookworm Shelf is Shaped Like a Snail
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20
Sea Creature Speakers
Sea Creature Speakers
The Wall-Mounted Speaker is Like an Underwater Crustacean
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19
Sea Creature Lighting
Sea Creature Lighting
The Amazing Jellyfish Lamp Glows in the Dark
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18
Snail Shell Headdresses
Snail Shell Headdresses
This Diego Diaz 'Sickhead' Shoot is Strangely Stunning
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17
Lobster Cat Costumes
Lobster Cat Costumes
Lobster Baby has Nothing on This Latest Viral Photo Fun
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16
Seashell Arts Centers
Seashell Arts Centers
The OODA Busan Opera House Embodies an Organic Oceanic Influence
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15
Ribboned Sea Creature Lighting
Ribboned Sea Creature Lighting
The Jellyfish Lamp Has an Ethereal and Exotic Draping Effect
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14
Eco-Friendly Fungus Storefronts
Eco-Friendly Fungus Storefronts
Olson Kundig Architects' Mushroom Farm Features Coffee Compost
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13
Babies Dressed as Food
Babies Dressed as Food
Martha Stewart's BabyBanquet
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12
Flying Whales
Flying Whales
The WB-1010 Liner is the Future of Flight
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11
Living in a Shell
Living in a Shell
The Nautilus House
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10
Books as Art
Books as Art
Book Works Papercraft Sculptures of Lobsters, Guns & Scorpions
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9
Sea Creature Shoots
Sea Creature Shoots
Maurizio Fantini's Fish & Fashion Photo Series is a Study of Shapes
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8
Crabby Concept Coupes
Crabby Concept Coupes
The Citroen Ccrab Looks like a Car and Moves like a Crustacean
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7
Conch Shell Architecture
Conch Shell Architecture
3rd Place Long Island Cinema Incorporates Snail-Like Circulation
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6
Poisoned Editorials
Poisoned Editorials
The Vogue Italia Miles Aldridge 'Closeup' Shoot
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5
Seashell Abodes
Seashell Abodes
The Conch Shell House is Eco-Friendly and Creative
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4
Sea Urchin Concert Halls
Sea Urchin Concert Halls
The Arena Venom Opera Explores the Biology of Architecture
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3
Crustacean Canine Wear
Crustacean Canine Wear
The Lobster Dog Costume is Making a Splash in Puppy Style
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2
Conch Architecture
Conch Architecture
Kotaro Ide's Seashell House Is Nestled in the Forests of Japan
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1
Sea Creature Shoes
Sea Creature Shoes
The Remarkable Alexander McQueen Spring 2010 Footwear Collection
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