Monday Bunday returns: The Wild Rabbit

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The nostalgia of the road-side inn with pub and rooms upstairs has come a long, long way.

The Wild Rabbit in Kingham, Oxfordshire, UK doesn’t conjure up tired, old rooms where pungent travellers rest their weary heads (after drinking and eating too much in the pub downstairs). Far from it.

Built in 1950, The Wild Rabbit was renovated last year to a high standard. With a very nice restaurant and traditional village pub attached, guest are welcome to stay in one of their 12 very comfortable rooms. Their rooms have sweet names such as the Hare, Otter and Mouse rooms.

Every room has a TV, iPod docking station, Nespresso, complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits, fridge, wi-fi, bathroom with powerful shower, dressing gowns and complimentary toiletries. Individually hand crafted beds, plush linen, stone walls, muted colours, sweet artwork. You’ll feel right at home…if your home happens to be as well styled as this.

I’m in love with their whole aesthetic. They really are the “whole package”. I could imagine a weekend away and not having to leave The Wild Rabbit building at all.

Unfortunately, being an English countryside restaurant, they do serve rabbit on the menu, but I am willing to overlook this.

Make a booking or check out their website here: www.thewildrabbit.co.uk

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Monday Bunday: Hopping Hare

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Badger beers had a brand-wide redesign by starting with their Hopping Hare beer. The result is fresh while still being very English countryside. The typography is very playful with strong illustrated elements.

This redesign was done by UK advertising agency Brand Opus.

Check out this and more of Brand Opus’s portfolio here: www.brandopus.com

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Monday Bunday: Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale

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I’m quite fond of the branding for Shiner’s Wild Hare Pale Ale. The copy was clearly written by advanced lagomorph experts.

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Lepus texianus hopus aleicus

STYLE: Classic American Pale Ale  ABV: 5.5%  IBU: 32

A mature individual stands 9.5 inches tall and weighs 12.0001 ounces. Renowned for its assertive temperament and hoppy characteristics. It has a distinguished heritage, being the product of high alpha Bravo and U.S. Golding hops, as well as two-row barley malt with a blend of Munich and caramel malts. Note the Wild Hare’s handsome red pelt and distinctive neck band, which helps distinguish it from others out in the wild. The beer enthusiast is its only known predator.

More info on their website here: www.shiner.com/beer/wild-hare

 

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Monday Bunday: Mark Hearld’s Harvest Hare

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Check out this linocut design by artist Mark Hearld for St Jude.

The design is called “Harvest Hare” and the wallpaper is printed in the UK using water-based inks and paper from sustained forests. Available in blue slate, corn and chalk white. Also available in other colours as cushion covers and fabric.

More info on Mark Hearld’s printmaking here: www.stjudesfabrics.co.uk/collections/mark-hearld

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Monday Bunday: Ragbit

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Ragbit is an Indonesian clothing label with designs by Riayu Putri Narindra from Bandung, Indonesia.

I like the juxtaposition of old style illustration with contemporary geometric fonts and shapes.

You can see this project and others on Riayu’s Behance page here: www.behance.net/riayuputri 

Please do, she has some great food related designs.

Monday Bunday: Petite Bunny Gloss Bar

I bought one of these cute Petite Bunny Gloss Bars by TONYMOLY a while ago because of the adorable packaging.

Turns out I really liked the product as well. The colours are cute and subtle and each comes with a delicious flavour.

I got the winking one but there is something very alluring about the angry one on the end.

You can get them for around $10US from many online retailers.

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Monday Bunday: Rabbits Love Scarves

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This very sweet scarf-wearing rabbit illustration is by Donna McKenzie.

She sells her prints on Etsy and you can see this image and more on her website: www.donnamckenzieillustration.com

I love how suddenly regal or gentlemanly this rabbit looks. I’ve been wearing a scarf most days, I hope I look this fancy. Tofu the bunny doesn’t wear a scarf, he has a nice fluffy dewlap the doubles as a scarf.

Hope you are keeping warm this winter!

The winter solstice happened upon us over the weekend and I’m very much looking forward to longer days. Walking to work in the dark feels so wrong.