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Aug 4 2011 3:06pm

Kraken Krafts: Volume 2

Kraken Krafts

Any sailor worth their salt knows about the dreaded kraken! Who is not fascinated by the idea of large tentacles winding over the side of the boat, reaching out to “hug” you? Well, I know a couple people… if you are one of them, turn away now — I am about to release the kraken!

Here I will share my cephalopod passion in a series of posts titled “Kraken Krafts”! Volume two will help outfit your lair, making it a monsterous home. (Above pillow from utilitarianfranchise.)

Adam Wallacavage is a chandelier artist in Philadelphia. His tentacled light fixtures are not only functional but magical.

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Do you count squid instead of sheep? This Thomas Paul squid bedding will hug you to sleep...

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Wash off your day while hiding behind the Thomas Paul shower curtain.

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If you need a helping hand to hold your coffee or favorite book, Alex Friend has created a beautiful bronze table for you. Modeled after a blue ring octopus and weighs about 500 lbs (almost as much as a real kraken).

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While researching this table I also came across a fabulous throne to accompany it! Behold, the Octopus Chair, the first piece of the Animal Chair collection by Maximo Riera.

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If you already own your perfect nautical dinning table you can outfit it with an array of squid linens by Squid Ink Collective. Runners, napkins and tea towels, ahoy!

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You can eat more than calamari off of a full set of From the Deep Stoneware from anthropologie.

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Last but not least, a selection of tentacle inspired home goods from Michael Locascio. His shop contains small sculptural tentacle wine stoppers and candlesticks. Perfect for an Lovecraftian horror themed room.

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Still intrigued? There are more Kraken Krafts here on Tor.com.


Lana Crooks loves the antique, the creepy, the cute and the mysterious. She began her artistic life as an illustrator, but became a sculptor of fabrics and found objects. She constructs all kinds of creatures (commonly those from the deepest oceans, but even the ones from under your bed). These cuddly monstrosities have been spied at places such as: Munky King, Rivet, Rotofugi, G1988 and Art Basel. Lana has frequently been spotted teaming up with other artists to help create the monsters within their heads. She has also partnered with the OhNo!Doom collective and operates a gallery in Chicago, IL. But, on an average day, you can find her at the studio surrounded by model ships, books, skulls, faux fur, glass eyes, a menagerie of stuffed friends and a cat named Tanuki.

3 comments
Gabriel Cain
1. Gabriel Cain
One you might also wanna check out is my very own Air Kraken Trike, which will be going to Burning Man this year. More at http://kck.st/airkraken - Thanks!
Joel Cunningham
2. jec81
were i a king, the kraken chair would be my throne.

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