I'm an animal lover, and since this is the Year of the Rabbit, adding one or two bunnies to the house may be inevitable. I'm digging the Fauna Rabbit Pillow ($104) but at just over a benjamin, this bunny goes from cute to a little too precious. And while I love that these pillows are printed by hand and also feature other fun animal shapes, truth be told, if I'm going to add one of these creatures to my house, I don't want to be defending it from a sticky-fingered toddler who might mar its expensive pelt. Bottom line: I'd like a cute animal pillow that costs a bit less, thank you very much. Luckily, there's a much less expensive option!
Yes, all baby bunnies are small, but this species tops out at less than a pound . . . fully grown. The Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbits are native to the Pacific Northwest and face an uphill battle since being declared extinct in the 1990s. They are just one type of threatened hopper BBC recently wrote about as we enter the Year of the Rabbit. Learn all about these animals — and see more pics — when you start the slideshow.
Happy Chinese New Year! One way to decorate for the Year of the Rabbit is to draw inspiration from its traits; another way is to take a more literal interpretation by decorating with rabbit motifs. The furry animal was in the running for our guess at trendy animal of 2011, so maybe with all the attention it's receiving of late, it will come from behind as the winner!
Kung hei fat choi! Today marks the Chinese New Year, which signifies the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring. Since we are now entering the Year of the Rabbit, it's the perfect time to share some rooms that are inspired by some of the traits of this year. The colors aquamarine and green are associated with the Year of the Rabbit, as is the earthly branch symbol, as well as ideas of comfort and serenity. I've rounded up some rooms that reflect these characteristics. Let's take a look!
Every kid loves a fortune cookie! While most American tots have their first taste of the folded dessert cracker at a Chinese restaurant, youngsters in China don't eat them. Supposedly, the paper-stuffed cookies were made popular in the states by Chinese immigrants. And since lots of families like to partake in celebrating the spirit of good wishes and prosperity, I've rounded up my five favorite fortune cookie finds. Check them out!