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It’s amazing what a bit of whimsy can do…

Paul Smith will unveil this public garbage bin at the London Design Museum next week, and it would appear his animal fixation is entirely intact.

It’s not all leporine whimsy, though; there’s some real function here too. As designed, the rabbit ears will light up every time someone tosses something in, which is as effective a litter deterrent as we can think of.

But anyone passing through the park at night without a full knowledge of the latest design developments will be in for quite a shock.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom