Octopus’ Garden

The octopus has landed… And it’s emerging as the animal of the season.

I was putting my son and his cousin to bed one night. We were reading a story, when I looked down and noticed a running theme…

Then I remembered having seen more of the same at beloved New York kids’ store Space Kiddets earlier in the week:

Which led me to think about all the amazing octopuses I’d seen at the shows in NY and Paris. How had I not put it together before?

Alkemie‘s gorgeous brass bijoux, Silviya Neri‘s spectacular scarves, Ostwald Helgason‘s fabulous nautical sweaters (click here for video), and Marmèn‘s magnificent enameled rings…

This was no coincidence.  There was something in the air!

But it didn’t stop there.  New York fell into the throes of Kusama fever:

Louis Vuitton got caught in the tentacles.  And Paul Smith‘s Soho Store was also swept away:

And then… The octopus went global.

Check out this pic from the London Olympics closing ceremony:

Move over, skulls and deer heads… All hail the mighty mollusk!!