ISSUE 15  |  Shades of Pastel

5 Favorites: Bunnies for the Design-Minded

April 15, 2014 1:00 PM

BY Justine Hand

Rainbows and unicorns are things of my past, but somehow I never outgrew my affection for bunnies. Floppy ears and fluffy tails, I figured, were my own particular design Achilles heel–but then I discovered I’m far from alone. For lots of sophisticates, designers included, the love of rabbit is a life-long affair.

Above: By Finnish designer Ina Herkert, Kani the Wooden Rabbit is hand carved from birch. Available at NAMA for £32.

Above: From one of our favorite shops, New Zealand (and online) boutique Father Rabbit, a bunny duvet. The bed cover is currently sold out, but the same floppy-eared fellow is available as a Bunny Framed Print; $99 AUD.

Above: The British have never been bashful about their love of bunnies. By London designer Jo Robinson (who grew up on a farm), the Bouncing Bunny Tea Towel is £9. It’s available from her company, HAM, which “seeks to add a serious edge to its playful subject matter.” The tea towel and other HAM designs featuring spunky rabbits are also offered as prints, mugs, and notecards; go to HAM for details.

Above: Ed Annink’s Droog Hare Mat, made of coir, is quickly becoming a design icon. It’s available at Allmodern for $189.75.

Above: Artist Noí«lle Burke of Philadelphia-based Etsy shop Xenotees specializes in witty screen-printed pillowcases for animal lovers. Noí«lle’s Best Bunnies Pillowcases are made from 100 percent Pima cotton; $32 for a set of two. Have a look at her cat and dog pillowcases in our gift guides.

Now that you have your rabbits, you’re ready to enjoy Easter in the Garden with Diane Keaton. Combating rabbits in your garden? See Gardenista’s 10 Easy Pieces: Humane Ways to Outwit Varmints.