We’re moving all our stock to a cosy new home, so it’s time for a warehouse sale! For a short time, you can get
$100 off every rokii 3-in-1, our award winning baby rocker to ride-on design – that’s $399 with free shipping.
The more you buy, the less we have to move. Yippee, it’s a win-win!
Put up your hand if you like Grand Designs?
Put up your hand if you love Kevin McCloud?
Kevin has just chosen our rokii rocker & ride-on in his top 10 “Green Hero” products, celebrating “the very best and latest in Australian eco design and innovations.”
rokii will be showcased at the Grand Designs Live exhibition in Sydney this weekend, and Melbourne 25-27th October.
The exhibit is “designed to not only excite and inspire but to identify new trends, talent and concepts, and celebrate Grand Designs Live’s wider message of environmental friendliness and sustainable living.”
You can put your hands down now.
We’re seriously excited rokii has just won the silver award in recognition of design excellence in the Design For Asia Awards. The DFA gongs were hotly contested with thousands of entries from around the globe competing alongside our rokii 3-in-1 rocker & ride-on.
rokii is looking forward to rocking the medal podium at the awards ceremony, collecting some silverware for the trophy cabinet, giving an effusive speech thanking the international judging panel, then wearing said bling to the after party for a little celebration session.
Meanwhile, back at bower & beyond HQ, we’ll be taking care of business. Somebody’s got to. Might have to take turns wearing that medal when it gets back home though…
we heart rokii
We’re delighted to be featured in Olive’s world, a blog for super stylish mummies & cool kiddies by a blogger who happens to live just around the corner from me, Katie. It’s a lovely little escape from the everyday, perusing beautiful images and wondering if you could really rock those sequins & heels on the school run. Maybe one day, when I’ve had more sleep?
In Katie’s own words, she describes “…an incredible product from Bower & Beyond called rokii. Rokii is a contemporary, sleek, innovative product of design and functionality. Its starts off as a rocking egg for your newborn and grows with your child into a gorgeous ride-on or rocking animal which can be used through until pre-school. Sophie the creator of Bower and Beyond has come up with an incredibly stylish product with
long lasting value… love it!”
Thanks to Katie & Olive.
Our megarule bamboo folding height chart was featured in the StyleLab interior styling project at LifeInStyle recently (that’s it, snaking across the floor in the shot above). It has been so popular it has currently sold out, but our bamboo elves are currently working up some more.
A few years ago I moved home and left behind on the door jamb the carefully recorded heights of my first born, that I’d marked in pencil. I told myself I’d get out the baking paper and trace them before I left, but somehow after trying to pack up the house into boxes faster than my toddler helper unpacked them, I forgot. The new house we moved into had heights of the previous occupants marked up a door jamb, stretching over a decade. Each time I walk past this door, I think of them and wonder if they remembered to take it with them?
It got me thinking that I needed a permanent solution for marking my family’s height history – and the only permanent solution is a portable one that can follow you from home to home, where ever you may roam. So I designed the megarule.
Made from sustainable bamboo which is light but sturdy so it can last for years, jointed so it can fold up easily, and in neutral wood tones so it plays nicely with the other decor. I loved the simple beauty and utilty of my grandfather’s old fashioned carpenter’s rule, and from there I just blew it up into the 2 metre megarule, capable of measuring all the megafauna in our household.
If you’d like to measure some megafauna of your own, you can order it online here.
megarule bamboo folding height chart
our little rokii has been selected to be displayed at Design Korea 2012. So a pair of rokiis are jetting off to the land of kimchi to strut their stuff on the design catwalk.