All posts filed under: Gifts

Monday Bunday: Mandy Coon Bunny bag

I don’t usually go ga-ga over celebrity styles, but there is something appealing about Zooey Deschanel. Tailored fit, whimsey, pretty dresses, vintage, less slut, more pin-up and more is more. I loved her wardrobe in the movie 500 Days of Summer and she was recently spotted with a Mandy Coon Bunny bag. Tumeke! Even though this bag costs a small fortune, it is sold out online. It kind of reminds me of this bunny shopping bag, only this bunny turns into a bag. You can’t have your bunny and bag it too.

Monday Bunday: Corker Bunny

I’m sure many of you as children at adult dinner parties made fun creatures out of the cork and wire from a bottle of bubbles. Well, here is a step up from that. Introducing Corker Bunny! So sweet. An original addition to the wine bottle you bring to dinner. Bring your dinner party and your bottle corks to life with these cute, collectable animal parts. Each pack includes the body parts required for one Corker. Available in 6 designs: Monkey, Deer, Buffalo, Bear, Bunny & Crow.  Cork not included Available at Animica USA for just $7.99US with free shipping worldwide!

Monday Bunday: Kissing Rabbits Picnic Blanket

It’s summer here at the moment and with so many of us trying to save money for this or that, a picnic with friends is a great way to spend an afternoon. I must admit, I don’t even own a picnic blanket. We just use a summer weight sleeping bag. How cute is this Kissing Rabbits Picnic Blanket by Anorak? A blanket like this would be a compact alternative to lugging around our sleeping bag. It’s on the pricey side at £36, but if you picnic a lot, it could be a worthwhile investment.  

Monday Bunday: Choice Cuts Labbit

Holy crap. A designer that I adore has turned one of his collector items that I also adore into a diagram of another thing I adore. Frank Kozik has just released a new Labbit vinyl toy called Choice Cuts displaying the cuts of pork. I love Frank Kozik. I love Labbits. I love pork. Geek. Out. Overload. The release and signing of this toy was on Friday at a fantastic butcher in LA, California where they gave away a sausage to the first 50 in line. More info over at Kid Robot here.

Monday Bunday: Bunny iPad covers

Happy Monday everyone. I do rather like my red leather case from Yoobao and I would highly recomend it to anyone looking for leather case, but if you’re looking for something with a distinct bunny flavour, look no further. I’ve searched far and wide for your viewing pleasure with covers ranging from $18 to $500US, there is surely something here to suit any budget. Red Rabbit iPad Sleeve This sleeve by Feruto Bags is sold but you can get one made for you for around $500US. Made from grey german felt and red calf leather. Gorgeous. But at this price, you’ll probably want a cover to protect this cover. Nope. No sir, I don’t approve. I approve of this cover from one of my favourite bunny blogs: Disapproving Rabbits. You can get your own one for $50 from Bunny with cupcake This sweet iPad Case by Rupydetequila features an original illusration of bunny and cupcake by Ruth Fitta Schulz. Part with $100US and it is yours from Silicone Rabbit. This stand features a cute pompom tail …

Make an edible gift

Fudge When my sister and I were kids, we used to go to the Takapuna Flea Markets and 50 cents would buy us a small paper bag of russian fudge to share. It was buttery, sweet and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I never knew russian fudge actually contained butter until I decided to make it this Christmas as an edible gift. Plan A I used the classic Edmonds Cook Book recipe, but tried and true it may be, after over 24 hours, including some freezer time, it just wouldn’t set for me. Big fail! What to do with squishy russian fudge? Well, of course, there was always ice cream or sauce. But what about using it as a spread? A few ticks later, I devised a Plan B. Plan B I cut out puff pastry shapes using cookie cutters, sprinkled with raw sugar, baked at 170°C for  10 minutes until just done, cooled for a bit, cut in half and filled with the still soft russian fudge. Serve with coffee for Christmas afternoon treat or with Christmas breakfast. …

Tattly – Complete Kitchen Set

I like tattoos but I’ve yet to settle on any design long enough to get one for myself. Temporary tattoos Tattly have brought those stick-on-while-chewing-on gum treats to the internet age. Their Complete Kitchen Set is a cute gift for the cook or chef in your life. Available for $20US from

Monday Bunday: Alessi bunnies

I started Monday Bunday over a year ago to collect and curate a selection of contemporary rabbit designs from around the world. Over the year there’s been Monday Bunday posts on graphic design, illustration and typography, fashion, art, decor and homeware, furniture, office and more. Who knew there was so much bunny stuff out there? Bunny themed designer kitchen pieces always make me squeal with glee. This week’s Monday Bunday post is a kitchen one. I present to you: Magic Bunny Toothpick Holder and Bunny & Carrot Kitchen Roll Holder designed by Stefano Giovannoni for Alessi.

Geek Out on Code Cards

These letterpress egg nog holiday cards by Code Cards will tickle web developers. “This set of greeting cards features an egg nog recipe in four popular languages: Python, Ruby, PHP, and Javascript. Send them to a fellow web worker or keep them for yourself as a handy liquor cabinet reference.” $14USD for a set of 4 from Code Cards Etsy store.

Advent Sausage

I admit, I’m not much of a sweet tooth. My fondness for umami has me deemed as a “meat tooth”. So when I saw this design by German ad agency Butter for their client, Koenecke – a sausage company, I laughed out loud for real (while squealing with delight on the inside). Move over boring old Advent Calendar, here comes the Advent Sausage. *ok, it’s actually rather old news, this project won an award in 2008. Why on earth hasn’t this concept taken off?

Glenn Jones does foodie tees

Glenn Jones a.k.a. GLENNZ is a local designer and illustrator based in Auckland and you may have seen some of his work floating around the interwebs. He has designed a lot of shirts that ended up on user submitted T-shirt design site Glenn now has his very own store and website at where you can buy right from the horses mouth (so to speak). He does all sorts of fun designs from animals to futuristic to pop culture. One thing they have in common is the characteristic Threadless style. You’ll know when you see it. Here are some food related designs by Glennz.

Monday Bunday: Rabbit cushion roundup

I think of novelty cushions as a ninja attempt to get soft toys into the living room. My cousin Charlene made me a larger than actual size sized ham cushion. Complete with black sequins as clove studs. It’s wonderful. I don’t have any bunny shaped pillows, but that doesn’t stop me from browsing. Top 5 bunny pillows 1. Bunny pillow by Bomb Design. Comes in a range of different fabrics including lamby-bunny! 2. The Rise and Fall Bunny Pillow from Urban Outfitters. 3. Rabbit cushion by Becky Baur. 4. Rabbit cushion by Julia Rothman. 5. Pink neon rabbit pillow by Lalalabel.

Monday Bunday: Rabbit Teapots

I have a thing for teapots. I love the decorative, uniqueness about them and how they actually serve a purpose. I’m not a collector though as I only have 1 teapot and it doesn’t even have a rabbit on it. If I were looking to expend my collection, I might consider these… 1. Tea for Two by Shinzi Katoh. 2. Bunny Teapot by Clay Nest Pottery. 3. Bunny Teapot by Abby Berkson Ceramics. 4. Bone China Rabbit Teapot from Have You Met Miss Jones. 5. Rabbit Teapot by Christy Crews Dunn. 5.  Ayumi Horie‘s rabbit teapots

An Inkling

The latest buzz around the design and illustration forums and sites is the upcoming release of the Wacom Inkling. With this teched up pen and receiver, all your drawings on paper are recorded to later be plugged by usb into your computer. You can record drawings in layers as well as outputting them to vector. This is great for those that are used to drawing with ball point pen, but those who are addicted to pencil (and eraser) might find this hard to work with. I suppose the next step up from this pen is a pencil with an eraser end that records both drawing and erasing. I’m totally looking forward to its release this or next month.