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94 Suctioned Octopus Inspirations

From Clay Tentacle Lanterns to Mollusk-Inspired Illuminators

— July 16, 2012 — Naughty
Octopus's eight long and fascinating tentacles have been many an inspiration for architecture, design, fashion and technology. The suctions used on their cool tentacles have been the influence for suction technology. These creatures of the deep have had a major influence over modern creations and culture.

Octopus inspirations come in many forms: there are amazing examples of mollusk lighting, fashion accessories, sea creature furniture, incredible tentacled wall art and sweet headphones. Like sharks, octopus are the source of many legends and often feared for being an evil creature lurking to pull you under. However, they are simple really awesome sea animals and have long been a source of inspiration and curiosity for marine biologists and investigative scientists looking to create something new alike.
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Adorable Aquatic Artwork
Adorable Aquatic Artwork
This Santiago Durieux Series are Nature-Inspired
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Brotherly Buccaneer Branding
Brotherly Buccaneer Branding
D&D Clothing Packages are Nautical
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92
Octopus-Like Warrior Bots
Octopus-Like Warrior Bots
The Robotic Tentacle Manipulator Could Enter Your Home
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91
Tentacled Stove Hoods
Tentacled Stove Hoods
Octopus by Bora Cakilkaya Directs Dirty Air to Specific Areas
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90
Minimalistic Color Spectrum Charts
Minimalistic Color Spectrum Charts
Marin Dearie ‘Shades of Change’ is Informational
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89
Tentacled Football Shoes
Tentacled Football Shoes
The Octopax Soccer Cleat is Inspired by the Undersea Anomaly
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88
Twisted Tentacle Tees
Twisted Tentacle Tees
Sharp Shirter Shirts Show Badass Battles and Beasts
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87
Marine Life Jewelry
Marine Life Jewelry
Blue Bayer Design Grasps Us With the Octopus Bracelet
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86
Sea Creature China
Sea Creature China
Take a Trip into the Deep Blue Sea with the Octopus Mug
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85
Octopus Hand Accessories
Octopus Hand Accessories
The Finger Tentacles are Perfect for Office Pranks
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84
Cutely Tentacled Lighting
Cutely Tentacled Lighting
Adam Wallacavage's Kurami Chandelier Features a Freaky Hello Kitty Motif
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83
Psychic Sea Creature Sculptures
Psychic Sea Creature Sculptures
Paul the Octopus' Future-Predicting Ability Immortalized in Gold
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82
Rocking Time-Tellers
Rocking Time-Tellers
The Octopus Clock is Designed to Shake, Rattle and Roll
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81
Submarine Bathing Toys
Submarine Bathing Toys
Your Kid Will Have Fun with the 'Scrubadub Sub'
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80
Wiener Transformers
Wiener Transformers
The Octodog
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79
Terrifying Tentacle Lamps
Terrifying Tentacle Lamps
This Vladimir Tomilov Design is Eccentric and Nautical
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78
Mollusk-Inspired Illuminators
Mollusk-Inspired Illuminators
The LumineXence Octopus Lamp Becomes a Technicolor Tentacle
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77
Sleek Sci-Fi Tablet Holders
Sleek Sci-Fi Tablet Holders
Prop Up Your Device in Style with the Octopus Stand
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76
Suction Cup Phone Chargers
Suction Cup Phone Chargers
This Octopus iPhone Battery has Mighty Sticking Power
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75
Remodeled Money Murals
Remodeled Money Murals
Chad Person Creates Brilliant Artwork with Currency
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74
Octopus Tentacle Lighting
Octopus Tentacle Lighting
The Balcony Tealight Fastens to Balcony Rails Via Squidlike Appendages
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73
Alien Abduction Ads
Alien Abduction Ads
Leagas Delaney Creates Eye-Opening Ads for Lexum European Eye Clinic
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72
Handy Suctioned Headsets
Handy Suctioned Headsets
Octopus Earbuds Stick Firmly to Your Smartphone to Evade Entanglement
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Upcycled Octopus Sculptures
Upcycled Octopus Sculptures
Acoustapus by Nemo Gould Rocks Harder than a Rock Lobste
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70
Crawling Talismans
Crawling Talismans
The Seppie Necklace Features a Blinged-Out Octopus
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69
Floating Friend Pens
Floating Friend Pens
Gama-Go Gets Retro With Motion Enhanced Writing Gear
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68
Cheeky Toy Characters
Cheeky Toy Characters
The Second Yum Yum Toys Series Features Heroes and Villains
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67
Shoe Dioramas
Shoe Dioramas
Jethro Haynes Creates 'The Amorous Octopus' on a Vans Slip-On
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Sea Creature Sacks
Sea Creature Sacks
Galina Blazejewska's Felted Octopus Purse is Cute and Crafty
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65
3D Booze Packaging
3D Booze Packaging
The Kraken Black Spiced Rum Hits Stores With Three-Dimensional Labels
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64
Ocotopi Necklaces
Ocotopi Necklaces
8 Arms That Look Hot Around Your Neck
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63
Octopus Lighting
Octopus Lighting
The Markus Johansson Ciratta Lamp Looks Like an Ocean-Dwelling Creature
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POV Tonguevertising
POV Tonguevertising
Orbit Ads "Show Your Mouth a Good Time" From the Inside Out
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61
Octopus-Slaying Illustrations
Octopus-Slaying Illustrations
Sidney Pink is Inspired by His Japanese Surroundings
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60
Camouflaged Litter Campaigns
Camouflaged Litter Campaigns
The Johannesburg Zoo Ads Ask People to Stop Littering
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59
Sea Creature Shower Accessories
Sea Creature Shower Accessories
The Octopus Shower Caddy Wraps Up Your Bath Supplies
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58
Edible Steampunk Art
Edible Steampunk Art
Elizabeth Marek's Steampunk Cake is Almost Too Cool to Eat
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57
Tentacle Lighting Fixtures
Tentacle Lighting Fixtures
The Fractalia Light Looks like It Crawled Out of the Sea
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56
Eerily Surreal Drawings
Eerily Surreal Drawings
Devin McGrath Gives You a Creepy Look at His Reality
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55
Octopus Will Keep You Cosy
Octopus Will Keep You Cosy
New Beanbag Design By Atelier Blink
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54
Rejuvenated Ink Ads
Rejuvenated Ink Ads
The Neko Tattoo Art Studio Campaign Encourages People to ‘Cover Up the O
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Roboctopus Arms
Roboctopus Arms
Alien-Inspired Power Loader Gives Superhuman Strength
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52
Sticky Sculpting Contests
Sticky Sculpting Contests
The Mentos Gum Gallery Features Prize-Winning Gum Art
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51
Deep Sea Humanoid Depictions
Deep Sea Humanoid Depictions
Zirofax Illustrates Aquatic Creatures with Lovecraftian Look
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50
Octopus Armor
Octopus Armor
Ad Shows Cuki Aluminum Foil Used As Knightly Fish Protection
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49
Cuddle With an Octopus On Those Lonely Nights
Cuddle With an Octopus On Those Lonely Nights
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48
Tentacled Sci-Fi Helmets
Tentacled Sci-Fi Helmets
Aaron Jasinski Throws Octopus Appendages onto Star Wars Masks
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47
Anatomical Chandeliers
Anatomical Chandeliers
Dreamhome Heartaches Shows Off New Work From Adam Wallacavage
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46
Flying Octopus Plants
Flying Octopus Plants
Spruce Up Your Ceiling with Michael McDowell's Hanging Air Plant Pods
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45
Craftastrophic Creations
Craftastrophic Creations
Handmade Goes All Wrong with the Octopus Chandelier
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44
Squiggly Squid Bands
Squiggly Squid Bands
Octopus Rings by Rabid Fox Channel 'Under the Sea'
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Immortalizing Octomom
Immortalizing Octomom
Daniel Edwards Honors Nadya Suleman With “String of Babies”
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Silver Octopus Necklace
Silver Octopus Necklace
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Coral Reef Furniture
Coral Reef Furniture
Giancarlo Zema Creates an Amazing Underwater Design Exhibit
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40
Futuristic Cyclops Lighting
Futuristic Cyclops Lighting
Inveno Design Studio's Octopus Lamp Looks Like a Cute Robot
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39
Crocheted Octopus Creations
Crocheted Octopus Creations
This Embroidered Wall Tentacle Turns Mollusks into Murals
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38
Tentacle Tresses
Tentacle Tresses
Octopus Wigs Come Complete With Suction Cups
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37
Ocean Floor Editorials
Ocean Floor Editorials
The Alana Zimmer Garage Spring 2012 Photoshoot is Beautiful and Artistic
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36
Dragon I iPod Dock
Dragon I iPod Dock
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35
Creative Cuisine Art
Creative Cuisine Art
Food Mosaics by Bouchees Doubles are Intricate and Tasty
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34
Conceptual Flower Art Pieces
Conceptual Flower Art Pieces
Jenny Brown's Illustrations are Colorful and Abstract
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33
Solar System Seating
Solar System Seating
The Octopus Chair by Francesco Biagini Has Tentacles to Help You Tidy
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Jagged Gem Architecture
Jagged Gem Architecture
The Octopus by Make Architects Looks Like a Giant Geometric Stone
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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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Octopus Rings
Octopus Rings
Tentacular Accessories Are a Fashionable Twist on Taxidermy (UPDATE)
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Levitating Lamps
Levitating Lamps
Kristin Birna Bjarnadottir Designs Artistic 'Illuminant' Lamp
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Whimsical Octopus Art
Whimsical Octopus Art
Melissa Haslam Channels Another Era in Her Work
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Nautical-Inspired Cuffs
Nautical-Inspired Cuffs
The FabulousTime Sea-Themed Jewelry is Anchor’s Away
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Surreal Superhero Animal Art
Surreal Superhero Animal Art
Sakiroo Choi's Portraits are a Colorful Combination
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Slimy Psychedelic Paintings
Slimy Psychedelic Paintings
Charlie Immer Paints Otherworldly Images of Freakish Creatures
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Wide-Eyed Octopus Women
Wide-Eyed Octopus Women
Hideaki Kawashima Renders a Surreal Series of Female Heads
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Pirate Lore Branding
Pirate Lore Branding
Kraken Rum Blends Spiced Rum With Giant Creatures of the Deep
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Half Human Branding
Half Human Branding
Curious Nature Wine Packaging Has a Peculiar Cross-Bred Look
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Sea Creature Furniture
Sea Creature Furniture
Isaac Krauss's Octopus Table is Eerily Realistic
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Tentacle Regurgitation Videos
Tentacle Regurgitation Videos
The JoliPunk ‘Octopus' Video is Disturbing
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Rolling Food Sculptures
Rolling Food Sculptures
Nir Adar Makes Sphere-Shaped Edible Artworks
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Clay-Made Tentacle Lanterns
Clay-Made Tentacle Lanterns
The Scott Musgrove 'Walktopus' is an Enormous Light-Up Octopus
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Sea Witch Seating
Sea Witch Seating
The Maximo Riera Octopus Chair is Fit for Ursula's Throne
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Musical Mammal Illustrations
Musical Mammal Illustrations
'Animal Music' by Redmer Hoekstra Features Instrumental Creatures
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Sensual Squidtography
Sensual Squidtography
Artist Daikichi Amano Has a Serious Squid Perversion
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Freaky Fish Female Paintings
Freaky Fish Female Paintings
Mishinsilo Illustrates Surreal Depictions with Aquatic Motifs
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Wacky Whimsical Fashion
Wacky Whimsical Fashion
The Manish Arora Spring/Summer 2011 Collection is Out of This World
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Sea-sational Chandeliers
Sea-sational Chandeliers
Jonathan Levine's Octopus Lighting
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Human-Octopus Hybrids
Human-Octopus Hybrids
Morgan Herrin Creates Awe-Inspiring Intricate Artworks
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Seacreature Jewelry
Seacreature Jewelry
Amazing Silver Octopus Rings by Antonio Palladino
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Freaky Animal Furniture (UPDATE)
Freaky Animal Furniture (UPDATE)
The Animal Chair Collection by Maximo Riero Brings Wildlife Home
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Octopus Couture
Octopus Couture
Gothic Squid Fashion is Complete with Tentacles
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Inverted Octopus Architecture
Inverted Octopus Architecture
Elk Grove by Zaha Hadid Spreads its Tentacles into the Community
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Latex Octopus-Puppies
Latex Octopus-Puppies
Kariwan's Surreal Hybrid Animal Costumes
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Cardboard Catwalks
Cardboard Catwalks
Strode College Challenges Young Designers With Odd Medium
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4
Octopus Cakes
Octopus Cakes
Karen Portaleo Makes Creative Cakes for Highland Bakery
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Gothic Mermaids
Gothic Mermaids
The Startling Photography of Annie Bertram
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2
Octopus & Squid Tattoos
Octopus & Squid Tattoos
These Tattoos Represent a Different Kind of Squid Ink
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Extreme Body Painting
Extreme Body Painting
Live Art from the World Championships
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