I like to imagine that this is the sorts of stuff Tofu gets up to during the day while we are at work.
As a graphic designer I have designed a few restaurant logos and I am always hoping to design more. I am still looking for that elusive bunny foodie client. Until then, here are some of my favourite bunny restaurant logos from around the world.
Clicking on images will lead to the source.
In no particular order…
Everywhere I turn these days, I see bunny themed stuff hidden amongst *regular* stuff.
I recently stumbled upon Old Gold Boutique, an online store specialising in gold hued jewelry. They have quite a range of bunny related jewelry. You can find all these and other interesting pieces over at their website www.oldgoldboutique.com.
And one more delightfully hilarious foodie necklace that I had to share with you: A rotisserie ring.
Like many of you, I spend most of my day at a desk. I think personal touches around your desk are a fact of life.
I have a bunny at one desk and a couple of bunnies at my other desk. I have a messy looking pile of paper and a handful of other useful and semi-useful trinkets. I have the cool calendar that The Koala and I designed and it’s filled with the busy scribbles of my life.
I never understood companies that prohibit people from personalising their workspace. Desks that are devoid of personality make me suspect that a serial killer resides. Whenever I have to sit another person’s desk, I enjoy seeing pieces of their character in there. You can tell a lot about a person from the thokcha at their desk. If there is nothing, I get that eerie feeling that they have something to hide or have no passions or interests. Like homes that have no personal effects and feel like motels or hotels. Creepy.
My rabbit themed office is far from complete, but if you were hoping to inject a little bit of fluff into your office without actually injecting fluff into your office, here’s how to do it. Please note, these suggestions are not to be used all at once. That would result in what we in the industry call bunny overdose and bunny rehab may be advised.
First, there is the fluffy inspiration.
And then there are these for your desk.
1. Bunny paper clips. http://www.hipsterchic.com/bunny-paper-clips/
2. Qualy bunny tape dispenser. Available in black or white or pink DKK150 ($26US) each from Bagus.dk
4. Rabbit ninja sticky notes.
3. White rabbit tape holder.
5. Pink rabbit mouse pad.
6. Frank Kozik’s Labbit mouse pad.
7. Qualy bunny in the field paper clip holder DKK95 ($16US) from Bagus.dk
8. Qualy desk bunny scissors/and paper clip holder. Available in black or white or pink DKK150 ($26US) each from Bagus.dk
9. Rabbit usb speakers.
And these bunny themed furniture pieces would be great for your office/studio.
So, there you have it. What whimsical trinkets or useful tools keep you sane at your desk?
Since we got a new (secondhand) oven, I’ve spent a little bit of time getting to know it. It doesn’t have a built in timer and I also suspect that the thermostat is either out or the oven behaves differently to our previous oven.
1. Apple kitchen timer £3.99 from FenTrader.
3. Carrot kitchen timer $8 from Seattle Seed Co.
4. Pink dotty egg timer £5.75 from Omlet.
5. Bunny timer for custom print from $4.83 each from Identity Links.
6. Digital rabbit timer $20 for a 12 pack (wholesale) at Daiso Japan.
I ended up getting an apple shaped kitchen timer. I couldn’t resist how it would look in our fruit bowl, although the pink polk dot egg would look very sweet nestled in a basket of real eggs.
Some bunny and bunny friend paintings by Auckland artist Joanne Ho.
Ok, full disclosure, Joey is my little sister. It’s possible that I’m a little bias, but I love my sister’s paintings. She doesn’t just paint bunnies, but here are some of the bunny highlights plus some non-bunnies at the end of this post. If you like what you see, you should buy her art! Ideal for children of all ages.
The Koala and I have been elbow deep helping out for the annual Japanese Art Festival over the weekend. Some amazing pieces shown from Japanese artists and also a handful of kiwi artists.
Parp or the farting rabbit is clearly a mythical beast because rabbits don’t fart. I am the proud owner of this painting now.
Here are some of my favourite non-bunny ones too…
Hope you are having a great Easter!
Today’s Monday Bunday is a real treat found via Pinterest. But try as I may, I cannot find any information on the original artist.
How sweet are these foodie bunnies? The artist has expertly captured a specific type of bunny. I love the downturned mouths, short ears and compact shape and I can tell that the artist loves bunnies and food very much.
I don’t know if these were posed and drawn from life or fictional scenes but I wouldn’t let Tofu the bunny within a metre of a whole croissant. He loves baked goods and would gobble it up without batting a third eyelid. I still remember one Easter when he stole a hot cross bun from my handbag. If you thought that rabbits couldn’t commit a crime, I can assure you, if there are baked goods involved, they are ruthless.
If you recognise the these illustrations or better still, if you are the artist please comment below.
Back to work tomorrow. Le sigh.
Here is a round up of some bunny dishes. Just in time for your Easter festivities. Think egg shaped treats, hot cross buns etc.
Images are clickable links to sources.
Ok the last one was not technically a bunny piece, but would look great laden with bunny buns or bunny cupcakes.
I positively squealed when I saw Emma Hall’s cuddly stitched bunnies (she also offers bears).
I’m head over heels in love with this sock bunny. If I adopted this, we’d be best friends and have matching outfits and spend our time drinking sweet tea and bunny shaped biscuits. How cute is that chubby bunny shape?
You can find these and many more at her Etsy shop here: www.etsy.com/shop/starsbythedoorstitch
Rabbits, a.k.a. lagomorphs can melt the hearts of the cruelest fictional characters. Even the villains of Star Wars have a soft spot for lagomorphs. Don’t believe me? Here’s the proof!
Kelly Kerrigan painted these tributes in memory of her late husband. Who was either was a rabbit supporter or a Star Wars fanatic. Maybe both.
I imagine these are highly collectable from a pop culture or animal lover points of view.
You can claim your very own little piece of culture over on Kelly’s Etsy store: Tramp Lamps.
It was inevitable that someone like me – a ham fanatic – would fall deeply in love with anything bearing the name “HAM MADE”. Jo Robinson – a farmer’s daughter, fine artist and designer from East London is behind the genius of Ham Made and these sweet illustrations are simple but give us a glimpse into a whimsical world. If you ask me, I think the rabbits are quite the thrill seekers, but not in a suicidal bunnies kind of way.
“HAM captures unexpected moments from the contented lives of a pig, a horse and a rabbit.”
You can purchase Ham Made products directly from their website www.hammade.com.
If I didn’t DIY some cute garden markers, I might consider this adorable bunny shaped ones.
Available at Candy Stripe Cloud: www.candystripecloud.com.au. $19.95AUD for a set of 4.
A little while ago, a dude contacted me about doing a pet portrait illustration for his partner who reads this blog. This is resulting drawing of Bunny and Henry. I took a few creative liberties. Done in black ink pen, coloured on the computer.
I enjoy drawing pets so if you have a special someone you would like imortalised as art, drop me a line.