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86 Sea-Inspired Designs

From Seaweed Accentuated Lamps to Octopus Cakes

— July 2, 2013 — Art & Design
Nautical designs take inspiration from the deep blue waters that cover most of our planet. There are so many types of creatures living under the water's surface with different forms and abilities to take inspiration from. Artists, architects and designers are creating works that mimic traits of underwater creatures like luminescence, hydrodynamic forms and deadly attributes like a shark's teeth.

Above the surface of the water, nautical designs draw inspiration from boats, sailors and creatures that frequent the shoreline like crabs and on unfortunate occasions, beached whales. For those away from the water, products like these inspire the feeling of relaxation by the seaside.

The sea is so deep that we have yet to uncover all its secrets, making it an incredible source of inspiration for designs.
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Photosensitive Seaweed Vases
Photosensitive Seaweed Vases
The Glithero Silverware Collection Uses Unique Materials
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Narwhal Cooking Accessories
Narwhal Cooking Accessories
These Stainless Steel BBQ Skewers Have Hand-Crafted Narwhal Handles
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84
Vintage Sailor Accessories
Vintage Sailor Accessories
The Wtaps Fall/Winter 2012 Jewelry Collection is Supremely Nautical
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83
Sea Creature Speakers
Sea Creature Speakers
The 'I.dear Wooden Zoo Stand' Turns the Fail Whale into a Win Whale
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82
Animalistic Meme Cases
Animalistic Meme Cases
The iPhone Whale Transforms Your Hand Held Into a Cuddly Companion
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81
Modern Fish Themed Chairs
Modern Fish Themed Chairs
The Anglerfish Chair Provides Consumers with Modern Light-Up Seating
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80
Aquatic Light Displays
Aquatic Light Displays
The Odaiba Water Illumination Show Portrays Sea Life Projections
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79
Underwater Creature Cushions
Underwater Creature Cushions
The Giant Squid Pillow by BroderPress is Adorably Crafty
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78
Organizable Whale Caddies
Organizable Whale Caddies
This Wooden Whale Holds All of Your Desktop Belongings
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77
Seaweed Accentuated Lamps
Seaweed Accentuated Lamps
Nir Meiri's Lights Uses Materials of the Sea to Redefine Lighting Chic
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76
3D Printed Shells
3D Printed Shells
Project Shellter Hopes to Save Hermit Crabs with the Help of MakerbBot
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75
Nautical Serviette Displays
Nautical Serviette Displays
Let the Sailboat Napkin Holders Take You on a Culinary Journey
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74
Sea Star Hair Accessories
Sea Star Hair Accessories
The Starfish Hair Clip Adds Some Aquatic Elegance to Your Style
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73
Whale-Watching Vases
Whale-Watching Vases
The Mobi Vase Turns Any Area Into an Aquatic Arena
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72
Sea Creature-Inspired Top Poppers
Sea Creature-Inspired Top Poppers
The Goodly Whale Bottle Opener Will Open Spirits with Ease
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71
Speed Boat Nutcrackers
Speed Boat Nutcrackers
These Cast Iron Accessories Make Eating Your Favorits Nutty Snacks Fun
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70
Sea Creature Tech
Sea Creature Tech
WhalePower Takes Inspiration From the Sea for Efficient Wind Turbines & More
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69
Revamped Nautical Footwear
Revamped Nautical Footwear
Engineered Garments Fall/Winter 2012 Collection Salutes the Boat Shoe
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68
Rustic Nautical Phone Protectors
Rustic Nautical Phone Protectors
These Leevenstein Smartphone Cases Only Get Better with Time
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67
Marine Animal Napping Stations
Marine Animal Napping Stations
Kick Back in the 'Figurative Office Siesta Cubicle' by Mari Guixe
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66
Sitcom Inspired Animal Puppets
Sitcom Inspired Animal Puppets
This Plush Doll was Made to Look Like a Puppet from Archer
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65
Mammal Cleaning Containers
Mammal Cleaning Containers
The Whale Family Toothbrush Holders are Endearing
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64
Nautical Jewellery Recreations
Nautical Jewellery Recreations
CXXVI's Fish Hook Necklace Has Been Handcrafted in a Coal Forge
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63
Sea Monster-Saving Cleansers
Sea Monster-Saving Cleansers
The Lush Shark Fin Soap Protects the Predators
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62
Retro Seafaring Sunglasses
Retro Seafaring Sunglasses
The Louis Vuitton 2013 Spring/Summer Dave Sunglasses are Chic
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61
Minimalist Rustic Mirrors
Minimalist Rustic Mirrors
The CR Mirror by Miles Dexter Stylishly Combines Copper and Rope
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60
Clear Shellfish Homes
Clear Shellfish Homes
The Blown Glass Hermit Crab Shells by Robert DuGrenier are Inventive
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59
Crustacean-Copied Chairs
Crustacean-Copied Chairs
These Clever Seating Arrangements by Simona Sacchi Mimic Barnacles
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58
Kelp Cars
Kelp Cars
Toyota Wants to Build a Bioplastic Car Made of Seaweed By 2015
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57
Whale Tail Loveseats
Whale Tail Loveseats
Create a Decorative Splash with the Fin Lounge Chair Design
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56
Sea Creature Smartphone Protectors
Sea Creature Smartphone Protectors
The iWhale iPhone 5 Case by Seyook Lee Boasts a Handy Hook
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55
Aquatic Tea Infusers
Aquatic Tea Infusers
This Aquatic-inspired Tea Ball is Shaped Like a Tiny Gold Fish
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54
Powerful Predator Submersibles
Powerful Predator Submersibles
The Killer Whale Submarine is a Two-Man Water Demon
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53
Whale Spine Stairs
Whale Spine Stairs
The Vertebrae Staircase is Built of Twisting Modular Backbone Segments
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52
Sinuous Seaweed Fixtures
Sinuous Seaweed Fixtures
The Algue.MGX Lamp Shines a Light on the Depths of the Ocean
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51
Sushi Cologne
Sushi Cologne
Smell Like Dinner Wherever You Go
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50
Nautical Knot Sacks
Nautical Knot Sacks
The Lalesso X Pichulik Bags Include Ropes and Bright Patterns
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49
Sea Creature Bracelets
Sea Creature Bracelets
The Sequin Small Starfish Enamel Bangle is Land-Ready
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48
Oceanic Seating
Oceanic Seating
The Orca Comfort Chair is Sure to Make a Splash in Your Living Room
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47
Nautical-Themed Lookbooks
Nautical-Themed Lookbooks
Coven Spring 2013 Focuses on the Chic Sailor Lifestyle
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46
Oversized Zoological Cushions
Oversized Zoological Cushions
Ionna Vautrin Designs Adorable Animal Pillows
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Sleek Sea-Inspired Speakers
Sleek Sea-Inspired Speakers
These Speakers by Patrick Frei Mimic Sea Creatures for Superior Sound
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44
Sea-Inspired Lighting
Sea-Inspired Lighting
This Christian Vivanco Design is Stylishly Modern
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43
Whale-Inspired Pavilions
Whale-Inspired Pavilions
The Blue Planet Aquarium Pays Tribute to Underwater Life
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42
Giant Phone Cord-Like Jewelry
Giant Phone Cord-Like Jewelry
The Coiled Necklace by Eleanor Bolton is Luxuriously Crafty
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41
Nautical Themed Flasks
Nautical Themed Flasks
These Porthole Bottles are a Great Way to Carry Your Favorite Alcohol
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40
Morbid Whale Sculptures
Morbid Whale Sculptures
A Sculpture by Captain Boomer Simulates a Beached Whale
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39
Faceted Fish Restaurants
Faceted Fish Restaurants
The Gundry & Ducker 'Yoobi Sushi' Shop is Geometric
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38
Sable Sea-Life Seating
Sable Sea-Life Seating
The Whale Chair by Maximo Riera is a Stunning Furniture Piece
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37
Seafood-Shaped Salvers
Seafood-Shaped Salvers
The Sushi to Go Plate Set was Inspired by a Popular Japanese Ingredient
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36
Wooden Whale-Shaped Sculptures
Wooden Whale-Shaped Sculptures
David Kemp's 'Wooden Whaler' is Made of Two Discarded Boats
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35
Yin-Yang Lounge Pads
Yin-Yang Lounge Pads
The Orca Lounge Furniture is Luxuriously Harmonious and Indulgent
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34
Modular Starfish Seating
Modular Starfish Seating
The Tipsy Star from Alexander Matveyev
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33
Rock-Inspired Fish Tanks
Rock-Inspired Fish Tanks
Henning Larsen Architects Set to Build a Flintstones-Approved Aquarium
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32
Orca Office Organizers
Orca Office Organizers
The Wood Whale Desk Organizer is Functional and Fishy
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31
Whimsical Mythical Sculptures
Whimsical Mythical Sculptures
The Narwhal Art Gallery Blurs the Lines Between Myth and Reality
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30
Seafaring Wrap-Around Bracelets
Seafaring Wrap-Around Bracelets
The Miansai Fall/Winter 2012 Collection is Classically Nautical
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Nautical Nutcrackers
Nautical Nutcrackers
The Orca Nutcracker Will Leave You Longing for Willy
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DIY Mammal Floats
DIY Mammal Floats
The Air Whale is Ironically Made of Garbage Bags
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27
Deep-Sea Hair Decorations
Deep-Sea Hair Decorations
The Starfish Headband from Etsy Will Transform You Into a Mermaid
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Whale-Inspired Pianos
Whale-Inspired Pianos
The Whaletone Lets You Play the Songs of the Sea
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Beached Whale Pavilions
Beached Whale Pavilions
The Peddle Thorpe Fluid Pavilion Lands in Thematic Pavilion Expo
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Marine Mammal Cutters
Marine Mammal Cutters
Tetsu Yamashita Designed these Wicked Whale Knives
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Unusual Sea-Inspired Seats
Unusual Sea-Inspired Seats
The Batoidea Chair Offers a Modern Design Modeld After Oceanic Life
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Aquatic Animal-Inspired Boats
Aquatic Animal-Inspired Boats
The Dolphin Speed Boat Has Lovely and Efficient Curves
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Intricately Roped Statement Necklaces
Intricately Roped Statement Necklaces
These ChiChiKnots Jewelry Pieces are Carefully Crafted
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Wildlife Headphone Accessories
Wildlife Headphone Accessories
Eduardo Alessi Creates Cute Phone Accessories with a Dual Purpose
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Bedazzled Zoo Totes
Bedazzled Zoo Totes
The Judith Leiber Animal Purses are Better than Live Animals
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Dog-Eating Sleeping Bags
Dog-Eating Sleeping Bags
Pet Cosy Products Will Keep Your Pooch Comically Comfortable
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Rad Rope-Woven Furnishings
Rad Rope-Woven Furnishings
The Jangada Collection Features Sea-Inspired String-Looped Surfaces
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Life-Sized Felt Whales
Life-Sized Felt Whales
Tristin Lowe Sparks Whaling Talks with Giant Fabric Albino Whale
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Colossal Marine Mammal Cases
Colossal Marine Mammal Cases
The Whale iPhone 5 Case is as Versatile as it is Adorable
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Diving Dolphin Powerboats
Diving Dolphin Powerboats
These Extreme Seabreacher Diving Machines Resemble Creatures of The Sea
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Killer Whale Vessels
Killer Whale Vessels
The Crescasa Houseboat Encourages an Eco-Friendly Nomadic Life
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Flying Whales
Flying Whales
The WB-1010 Liner is the Future of Flight
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Pumpkin-Inspired Pop-Up Shops
Pumpkin-Inspired Pop-Up Shops
Yayoi Kusama Collaborates on the 12 Louis Vuitton by THEVERYMANY
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Floating Eco-Communities
Floating Eco-Communities
If Gilligan Was a Kazillionaire, He'd Live On the ‘Mermaid
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Whale-Inspired Boat Homes
Whale-Inspired Boat Homes
The Orca Narrowboat is Both Roomy and Luxurious
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Crab Leg Escritoires
Crab Leg Escritoires
The Polichinelle Desk is Many-Appendaged for Multiple Needs
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80s Seapunk Streetwear
80s Seapunk Streetwear
The Emma Mulholland Spring 2013 Collection is Retro Infused
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Beachy Baked Goods
Beachy Baked Goods
These Seashore Wedding Cakes are Sandy and Sweet
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3D Triangle Architecture
3D Triangle Architecture
DIY Reykjavik Pavilion by Shift Architects Questions Iceland's Futu
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4
Dolphin-Inspired Airplanes
Dolphin-Inspired Airplanes
Victor Uribe's A350h Airliner Takes Off Vertically, Not at an Angle
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3
Swanky Sailing Ships
Swanky Sailing Ships
Nothing Says "Luxury Party Boat" Like the Puresang 'Beluga'
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2
Octopus Cakes
Octopus Cakes
Karen Portaleo Makes Creative Cakes for Highland Bakery
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Sea Monster Yachts
Sea Monster Yachts
The Man-Eating Oculus Frightens Both Whales and Boats
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