While shopping for Christmas presents last month I ran into an increasing amount of products with the imagine of an Octopus. As far as sea creatures go, the Octopus certainly has a very unique, somewhat bizarre look to it. Some individuals actually shy away from the Octopus, especially when dining out and confronted with an Octopus salad. I find these accessories and tabletop items whimsical, fun and refreshingly original. From designer, Thomas Paul there are such offerings as the Octopus oval platter, a pillow which is available in different colors, a serving bowl and even a shower curtain. They may make for a fun addition to the beach house or even as an accent piece while at home in the city. Regardless of where they find themselves, they are certainly quite different and bound to be the topic of many conversations.