strangely appealing: tentacle doorstop

Maybe summer fever is to blame, but thoughts of the life aquatic have been filling our household. Marine biology lessons mix with tales of water fairies and mermaids; doodles of starfish and whales dot our sketchpads. We may be stranded on land this holiday week, but this hysterical tentacle doorstop makes us feel like the great sea is knocking. Made of hand-painted urethane resin, this tough toe jam works on all kinds of floors. It’s like an octopus is inviting itself for dinner — and he’s hungry! A little silly, but we love. $19 at neatoshop.com (via papermag.com). (Also available as a wine stop.

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