February 20, 2011
November 1, 2010
Laughing Squid is more than just a web host, it is also on the front lines of culture and art. Their tentacles touch many parts of the Internet, including Tumblr. Here is a sampling of some recent cool content from
December 4, 2009
I hope that this week’s shopping guide has helped some of you find the perfect Christmas and/or Cephalopodmas gift for the squidophile in your life. To round things out, here are a few products that didn’t really fit in the other categories. And in case you missed them, those categories are:
This sticker is roughly 3″ x 4″ and is printed on durable transparent vinyl.
This embossed vinyl wallet is a variation on the same theme we saw with their “Geisha Tentacles” shirt (which is still available!). It has two i.d. windows, three coin holders, and “surprises a-plenty.” Buy from Gama-Go!
From Leah’s product description:
The best thing about Squiddish Pouches is their diverse capabilities -
- they can be closed using the convenient button and button hole method OR
- they can be hung on the wall using a nail or pushpin through the buttonhole OR
- they can even be attached to holiday trees or other shrubbery by running a string through the buttonhole
Each Squiddish Pouch is hand-cut from thick wool felt, which means each one is unique.
Each piece is securely sewn together, and features a lovely button eye.
Open: 11″h x 3.25″w
Closed: 7.75″h x 3.25″w
Bright pink button
Rich Purple wool felt with darker purple thread design swirling through
These fair trade, colorful creatures open up to reveal a sturdy 16″ x 16″ tote bag that can be used again and again. Bring them to the grocery store or anywhere you typically receive plastic bags. When you’re done, simply stuff it back into the attached pet and clip it on to anything so it’s always around when you need it.
Justina Kochansky’s Etsy shop is the companion site to her webcomic Articulate Matter (previously reviewed here). She sells prints, a brand new calendar, and some of the actual polymer clay sculptures from the comic!
October 2, 2009
September 25, 2009
Articulate Matter is a “sculptural webcomic” by Justina Kochansky. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday she publishes a new hand-crafted tableau of the daily lives of squids, jellyfish, and other marine creatures. Justina’s sculptures are delightfully detailed and super adorable. Here is a small selection of some of my recent favorites.
Coincidentally, Articulate Matter was also mentioned today on Cephalopod Tea Party, a blog that I’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to name check for a while now. CTP is maintained by a number of different contributors, and their main focus is cephalopod-themed arts and crafts from the Etsy community. Check them out at cephalopodteaparty.blogspot.com.
July 27, 2009
This ceramic octopus is approximately 7″ wide and 12″ long. It’s head is wonderfully textured, and the green and purple color scheme makes it more than a little Cthulhu-esque. It was a Christmas gift from my in-laws, and I have no idea where they got it. (If I had to guess, I’d say it came from an art gallery in some quaint Southern beach community somewhere.)
This octopus is currently hanging in Kid Indie Squid Kid’s bathroom, which, in theory, will eventually be dinosaur-themed, so I’m not sure where this guy will end up.