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10 Octopus-Inspired Design Ideas

The octopus, with its eight writhing tentacles and otherworldly appearance, has fascinated and inspired mankind since we first explored the oceans. While we may no longer write myths and legends about tentacled sea beasts, these modern octopus-inspired household designs are enough to inspire a dread of the deep.

Some of us might not feel comfortable facing a slimy octopus, but the artists and designers behind these octopus products consider them be great sources of inspiration for their artworks. That sleek black leather octopus chair could be Poseidon’s throne, while those octopus chandeliers might make you feel like you’re 20,000 leagues under the sea.

1) Octopus Chair. Image credits: Maximo Riera

2) Octopus Chandelier. Image credits: catalog.sourcecollection.com

3) Octopus Serving Pedestal. Image credits: masonscreations.com

4) Octopus Chandelier. Image credits: masonscreations.com

5) Octopus Ear Cuff. Image credits: martymagic

6) Octopus Cake. Image credits: Karen Portaleo

7) Octopus Table. Image credits: bronze4you

8) Octopus Candelabra. Image credits: catalog.sourcecollection.com

9) Octopus Umbrella. Image credits: imgur.com | Buy

10) Octopus Punch Bowl. Image credits: catalog.sourcecollection.com

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Villa Vals

Architects CMA and SeARCH were focusing on the question if it would be possible to conceal a house in an Alpine slope while still exploiting the wonderful views and allowing light to enter the building when planing the Villa Vals. They decided to build a central patio into the steep incline to create a large facade with considerable potential for window openings. The viewing angle from the building is slightly inclined, giving a dramatic view of the beautiful mountains on the opposite side of the narrow valley.

All images © Iwan Baan

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In the United States and other capitalist countries, rape laws as a rule were framed originally for the protection of men of the upper classes, whose daughters and wives might be assaulted. What happens to working-class women has usually been of little concern to the courts; as a result, remarkably few white men have been prosecuted for the sexual violence they have inflicted on these women. While the rapists have seldom been brought to justice, the rape charge has been indiscriminately aimed at Black men, the guilty and innocent alike. Thus, of the 455 men executed on the basis of rape convictions, 405 of them were Black.

—Rape, Racism, and the Myth of the Black Rapist by Angela Y. Davis (via waepenlesbian)

(Source: theyearofselfeducation, via waepenlesbian)