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Cute Rabbit Trash Bag - It's White to go Green!

"Rabbit-kun" trash bag - it eats junk food!"Rabbit-kun" trash bag - it eats junk food!
One of the hallmarks of modern Japanese design is the "Why didn't I think of that?" factor, epitomized in these ultra-cute "Rabbit-kun" plastic bags. With just 3 tiny appliqués, an ordinary trash bag becomes a toney tote - now's the white time to go green!!  



"Guess what?" "Tell me, I'm all ears!""Guess what?" "Tell me, I'm all ears!"
Some say everything in Japan is either cute or has been made to BE cute. These ingenious trash bags fall into the latter category. Designed by creative firm MAQ, Inc., the bags are called Rabbit-kun which roughly translates to "Dear Mr. Rabbit".



Gee, I hope this car is a VW Rabbit...Gee, I hope this car is a VW Rabbit...
Another fascinating feature of Japanese design is the way something new and exciting can be crafted using an ultra-economical, minimalist approach. Take the Rabbit-kun bags. The basic plastic bag remains unchanged but by simply adding 2 pink dots and an X below them, something outwardly obvious yet surprisingly original emerges!



Designer trash? So I hare...Designer trash? So I hare...
Should these Bunny Bags (as opposed to Doggy Bags) take off in popularity, the ways people use plastic bags will shift in a number of positive directions: bags will be trashed less often and the negative connotations of carrying around a cheesy plastic bag will be reduced. Plus, of course, Japan will become slightly cuter... as if that's possible. (via Pink Tentacle, images c/o MAQ, Inc.)

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Steve Levenstein
J A P A N O R A M A
InventorSpot.com

Comments
Aug 29, 2008
by Anonymous

hm

they should concentrate on making plastic trash bags and other plastic bags more dureable instead, they break to easily.

Aug 29, 2008
by Anonymous

Hmm

Isn't that subject a bit racist?

Aug 29, 2008
by Anonymous

umm

if you meant the first comment then it was meant to all the makers (not only in Japan) that make plastic bags.

Aug 30, 2008
by Anonymous

Kawaiiiii

So cute! There is a lack of public trash cans in parks. The rule is you take your own trash with you, now we can be so cute with everything from Poo to left over Goo cups!