the octopus and the fox


V.27 No.41 | 10/11/2018
Collin Troy and Belita Clover
Eric Williams Photography

Culture Shock

Creative Economies

Octofair 2018 brings deeper collaborations, experiences

From their adorable brick storefront, The Octopus and the Fox sells the work of local creatives, from kitschy embroidery to fine jewelry to bath products and housewares.
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V.22 No.19 | 5/9/2013
Nicole Dextras’ “Nomadik Harvest Dress”

Culture Shock

Fashion season

This week’s Culture Shock covers wearable plans, a doggy benefit and information on registering for this year’s Zine Fest.
V.20 No.50 | 12/15/2011

Last Minute Gift Guide

Downtown

The Octopus and the Fox

When it comes to inexpensive local crafts, The Octopus and the Fox is about as nifty and comprehensive as it gets. Featuring more than 60 New Mexico arts-and-crafters, the boutique has everything from felt-lined zia bracelets made from beer cans ($20) to popular recycled sweater cat dolls with button-eyes ($18) made by co-owner Belita Orner. And with a stock of screen-printed tees, girls’ dresses and knitted sweatbands with animal ears, there are as many treats for the kids on your gift list as the adults. (And animals, too; sewn catnip toys feature cute kitty faces.) In fact, just about everything at the store is cute and cozy, even felt Frankenstein and vampire dolls. There's also a full supply of organic body goods, and don't miss the awesome volcano and dinosaur wall art. Plus, the recycled-parts earrings made with bug wings and Plexiglas are bound to turn someone into a happy pixie.

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V.20 No.10 | 3/10/2011
John Bear

Art News

It’s Sew Easy

New store continues where Panda Robot left off

The Octopus and the Fox is the brainchild of four women who wanted a place for Albuquerque shoppers to be able to buy handmade goods.

Clocks made out of old Grateful Dead records adorn the walls along with paintings, mosaics and other visual art. Blown glass pieces sit in a display case alongside belt buckles. Velociraptors in love grace a pillow. ...