I decided to do an image odyssey to discover octopus ornaments, and quickly learned that they exist in all styles, colors and mediums! I apologize for not linking to the source on each of these (please drop the pic in a google image search if you want to trace it!). Have a look at some sweet, festive cephalopods:
Archive for the decoration Category
My favorite decoration I’ve come across this year is this series of Solar System Ornaments.
From the product description:
Blown glass Christmas ornaments. A Saturn that actually LOOKS like Saturn, with Cassini data used to etch the rings! A Sun with sunspots! Earth and Mars with clouds and polar caps, Jupiter with a red spot, and I include Pluto, just because! Very cool!! And with a loop on the top to hang on your tree. I like to hang these in the window during non-Christmas months. The sunlight coming through them is amazing! I hand blow these ornaments myself. Ornament size is about 2″ for the small ones, up to 4 inches, and Saturn has the rings about 4.5″. With the rings, the ornament is heavier than my others and may be too heavy for little trees. All of the ornaments are thicker than cheap breakable ones, and have been crash tested by my cats to be able to withstand normal handling and last a lifetime as heirloom pieces.
I’d like to try my hand at making a series like this via painting (or even plush). In fact, I’d like to do a whole space themed tree. Unfortunately, the price of these ornaments is too steep for me, but they are awesome pieces.
I’ve found a new source of home inspiration (well, it’s not exactly new since this has been sitting in my queue for years, but it WAS new inspiration when I first saw it).
Paige Stevenson and Ahnika Meyer have transformed their Brooklyn loft into a veritable museum of lost, discarded, forgotten wonders.
I love living spaces that are thick with history and storied fragments of days gone by. Their place is a gorgeous showcase, largely due how they choose to display these “mundane” items. There is a perfect contrast of still life and lush plant growth.
See a writeup on these wonderfully unique individuals and their home in the New York Times.
High on my list of Useless Things I Still Want Even Though They’re Useless is a Jellyfish Aquarium.
Create a calm, tranquil environment in your home or office with our unique Jellyfish Aquarium. This maintenance-free environment features two lifelike artificial jellyfish, illuminated by 18 LEDs that change color with five different effects. Simply fill the tank with water, add the jellyfish, and turn it on.
Another on Amazon:
And yet another (slightly less expensive despite having more jellies):
I fear I would be transfixed by this for absurd amounts of time…but no complaints there.
Browse other posts involving jellyfish here.
Jon Neill deserves his own post for his fabulous carvings (but alas he will have to share it with some links). Incredible designs:
And now a few other links…
The Blood Curdling Blog of Monsters (a plethora of posts about masks)
My Favorite Spooky Socks This Year (wish-listed!)
Le Chat Noir (Exhibit at Modern Eden Gallery showcasing artwork featuring black cats).
This video is utterly bonkers. They…turned Halloween up to 11.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN, everyone!
I always gather months worth of Halloween items to post, and am unable to fit them all in by the time the big day rolls around. So here are a bunch of assorted goodies!
Handmade Macabre Shadow Boxes (Thanks for the submission, Janice!)
Giant Skull Chair (Thanks, Colleen!)
And a perfect zombie pumpkin by Ray Villafane.