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7 Favorites: Bunnies for the Design-Minded

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7 Favorites: Bunnies for the Design-Minded

April 14, 2017

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 lifelong affair.

by finnish designer ina herkert, kani the wooden rabbit is hand carved from bi 9
Above: By Finnish designer Ina Herkert, Kani the Wooden Rabbit is hand-carved from birch. Available at NAMA for £35 ($37.17); currently out of stock.
from one of our favorite shops, new zealand (and online) boutique father rabbit 10
Above: From one of our favorite shops, New Zealand (and online) boutique Father Rabbit, the playful White Bunny Wall Hook is $39.

also from father rabbit, a floppy eared fellow featured in a bunny framed print 11
Above: Also from Father Rabbit, a floppy-eared fellow featured in a Bunny Framed Print; $99 AUD ($75 USD).
the british have never been bashful about their love of bunnies. with her compa 12
Above: The British have never been bashful about their love of bunnies. With her company, HAM, London designer Jo Robinson (who grew up on a farm) “seeks to add a serious edge to playful subject matter.” Shown here: the Diving Rabbit Tea Towel. Other HAM designs featuring spunky rabbits are offered as prints, mugs, and notecards; go to HAM for details.

the rattan trophy bunny by online japanese shop glocal standard products is a  13
Above: The rattan Trophy Bunny by online Japanese shop Glocal Standard Products is a whimsical play on mounted animal heads; ¥19,440 ($178.28).
ed annink&#8\2\17;s droog hare mat, made of coir, is quickly becoming a des 14
Above: Ed Annink’s Droog Hare Mat, made of coir, is quickly becoming a design icon. It’s available via Droog for €89 ($94.53).
artist noëlle burke of philadelphia based etsy shop xenotees specializes in w 15
Above: Artist Noëlle Burke of Philadelphia-based Etsy shop Xenotees specializes in witty screen-printed pillowcases for animal lovers. Noëlle’s Best Bunnies Pillowcases are made from 100 percent Pima cotton; starting at $35.95 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.

N.B. This post is an update; the original story ran April 15, 2014.

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