With full and heavy hearts we said goodbye to our sweet Tofu on Sunday. Tofu lived a full life of 9.5 years and charmed everyone he met. A free ranging creature who lived his last 3 years completely blind, he was a lover, a fighter and little champion. He loved cuddles and was the most chill rabbit I ever met. His favourite foods included carrots, oats, dandelion and parsley. He had been unwell on Sunday and our plan if he didn’t improve, was to take him to the vet on Monday morning. He has always improved after a few hours. After a sunny Sunday of cuddles and hanging out with us and friends all day in the garden, in the evening, about 7pm, on our bed, on his favourite blanket, he suddenly squealed and he was gone. He has been a big part of our lives for almost 10 years and will be greatly missed. Binky free little one.
Just a couple of pics of Tofu enjoy our lush, slightly overgrown lawn. Yesterday morning, I found him waiting for me in our hallway. When he realised I was up, he made a run for the back door so I let him out. He is definitely the early riser in our house these days. If the weather is nice, he spends the whole day outside in our big backyard, roaming free and nibbling on whatever he fancies. I bring him inside around sunset. Oh and our neighbours have a friendly pup staying at the moment. He seems to be curious about Tofu too. Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday.
Wishing you and your family a lovely Christmas this year from Bunny Eats Design. Here’s a round up of Instagram bunnies celebrating Christmas this year. Just because. Click on the images to view their Instagram accounts directly. And last but not least, here are a few of Tofu over the years.
Tofu the bunny has a flick through The Great New Zealand Cookbook that I received for Christmas. The Great New Zealand Cookbook is a huge compendium of New Zealand’s biggest names in food. So many awesome recipes and a few new faces too. The bunny stops at the carrot cake recipe. No surprises there. Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday.
With special thanks to my sister Joanne Ho of Helo Birdie, I am pleased to announce the winner for the bunny art giveaway. Drawn by Random.org, the winner is… **drum roll please!**
The age of the rabbit has come. ‘nuff said.
Choices US artist Jermaine Rogers has just released a new vinyl figure of a knife-weilding rabbit titled “Choices”. “This 8 inch vinyl figure strikes an alert pose, wide-eyed and aware. Our little bunny must make an important choice…and he holds the instrument to carry out his decision. What bunny’s choice is and what the implications of his decision will be is for you to decide. ‘Choices’ (regular edition) figure is limited to 500 pieces worldwide.” The Koala and I have quite a collection of rabbit shaped vinyl toys already, but I want this one so bad!
To celebrate 4 years of Bunny Eats Design, I’d like to share a few wonderful things that I’ve gushed about, salivated over and adored. My sister Joanne Ho who paints under the name Helo Birdie, had a solo exhibition a couple of weeks ago at Mea Culpa in Ponsonby. The turn out was great and while her painting style has evolved considerably since her last show, there are still some food themes going on there.
Wishing everyone a safe and delicious Easter! Here is a round up of some of the loveliest chocolate Easter bunnies via Pinterest. For those in Auckland, don’t forget to enter The Zomato Easter Egg Hunt! Competition ends this Wednesday, so get your entries in. Also, like this blog on Facebook to keep up to date with my news and giveaways.
I’ve blogged about husband and wife duo Kozyndan (made up of Kozy and Dan) way back in 2009 but more recently they created a piece called Vegans: Manatees ‘n Bunnies. The Koala has been referred to as a sea cow on more than one occasion so this piece is really special to me. It boggles my mind that this has been done before. It’s quite a niche. View this and more over on their Behance page here. p.s. Tofu is undergoing surgery today. Please keep us in your thoughts.
It might be Monday over here in New Zealand, but elsewhere there are people are celebrating Super Bowl Sunday. Here are some bowls that I think are pretty super. Have a great Super Bowl Sunday. It happens to be Groundhog Day. So get ready to do it all again 🙂
Poster for Town Cutler by designer/illustrator Craig Frazier. See more of his work over here at http://www.craigfrazier.com. Town Cutler is a top of the line artisan knife and cutlery shop in San Francisco. I’m not sure what this poster represents, but I couldn’t help but think of these death rabbits. Equal parts badass and adorbs.
Much Loved, photographed by Mark Nixon, is a book that features stuffed animals that have been worn to bits by their owners. Mostly teddy bears loved so fiercely that I would hand over my purse if I met them in a dark alley. There are also a few rabbit in there. I wasn’t a stuffed animal kind of child. I kept no soft friend of fuzzy demeanor to whisper secrets to or cling to in adversity. See more over here: http://marknixon.com/muchloved/1/
“Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)” is a song by English indie rock band Florence and the Machine from their debut album, Lungs (2009). There are bunny related promo images. Yes!
Meet Cream the bunny. Cream is moving from New Zealand to Japan today and we wish him and his family a safe journey. Last weekend, Cream and his owner, Yoshi came for a play date to meet Tofu and to say goodbye. The Koala and I met Yoshi through The Japanese Art Festival which he runs. Over the years we have become friends, first exhibiting our work and more recently, helping with the design, promotion and running of the event. The Japanese Festival will be sadly missed as Yoshi and family move back to Japan. Tofu hasn’t seen a bunny in about 5 years so this was a very special visit. Tofu was the dominant one but Cream had his sight and therefore the upper hand. Cream also showed us a few binkys (random twisting rabbit jumps) to say he was quite pleased. The bunnies were curious of each other and Tofu took his time carefully examining Cream’s carry case while Cream explored our house. The Koala even got to hold both bunnies at once. …