Although the Chinese New Year doesn't officially kick in until February 3rd, it's never too early to ring in 2011, the Year of the Rabbit, by sprucing up your home with a few hare-centric items ranging from bamboo wall clocks to couch-ready organic cotton cushions to stylish backyard bunny chalets. And let's not forget the bunny garden sculpture made from horse manure.


If you've never made an interior decor purchase revolving around the Chinese Zodiac, 2011 is a fine year to do so at least in comparison to 2010, the bordello-tastic Year of the Tiger. Check out eleven of my rabbit-y recommendations, below. 


2011 Calendar - Year of the Rabbit @ brookewoolley's Etsy Shop ($18)





















Decoylab Baby Bunny Modern Animal Clock @ fawn&forest ($58)















Perch! Rabbit with Color Face @ Supermarket ($54)















Fauna by Ross Menuez Large Rabbit Cushion @ Areaware ($84)















Spot on Square Animal Series Wall Art — George The Rabbit @ Design Public ($55 - $75)














Picnica "Bunny" Tote Bag @ A+R Store ($32)















Bunny Foundlings @ Branch ($22 - $34)
















Hare wall art by Tord Boontje @ Artecnica ($11)















Norway Cabin Wall Art: Hare by Dolan Geiman @ Uncommon Goods ($32)















Dung Bunny Ecosulpture (Large) @ Dung Bunnies ($28)












Rabbit Eglu (various colors) @ Omlet US ($455)










See also:

Chinese New Year recipes

Chinese New Year crafts

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.