Becky Harris – April 15, 2016
The slippery New Zealand sea creature has the internet abuzz, but an octopus as a conversation starter is nothing new to designers.
This is the same shower curtain I have, but this bathroom is much more photogenic than mine. I really love the photo styling here. It’s kind of like someone left evidence around for a game of Clue, and the answer is “Inky in the bathroom with the rope.” In the real mystery of Inky, The Washington Post reports that suction cup prints on the floor helped the aquarium staff solve the mystery of where he went.
Nautical Octopus shower curtain: Thomas Paul
Floor tile: Walker Zanger; drain:Designer Drains
There’s a wild story about how this creature had an encounter with deep-sea divers in the Irish Sea in 1812 that sounds like a tall tale but makes for a great read.
Lord Bodner Octopus Print: Foundry
I’m sure Inky’s aquarium pals must miss him, but I’ll think of him whenever I come across an octopus robe hook, shower curtain, drain, chandelier, print, pillow, bean bag chair, mobile or hamper.
Does your fascination with Inky’s ilk predate his quiet escape? Please share your octopus art in the Comments!