Posts Tagged ‘rokii’

Kevin’s Green Heroes

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.

Kevin McCloud


rokii won the silver!

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 heart rokii

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.

rokii takes a trip

  • Shipping containers loaded on ship

    rokii takes a trip

    rokii sets sail for Australia this week, with the ocean cruise expected to take about 10 days.

    By early November, we’ll be sending out rokii-filled parcels across the nation.

    The wait is almost over!

rokii goes to Korea

rokii goes to Korea

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.

Best in Show

Just back from the LifeInStyle trade show, where we launched rokii and our first home + child collection. We were delighted with the response – huge enthusiasm for rokii and lots of great new stockists.


1. The lovely ladies at KidStyleFile declared rokii Best in Show. Woof.  They said “The combined functionality and aesthetic of rokii make it one clever package, and we absolutely love it.  The rokii wins our vote for best new product at the show.”

2. The über stylish design maven Terri Winter fell for rokii, so the little beastie will be rocking and rolling into Top3byDesign in early October.


1. Standing on concrete floors for 9 hours a day whilst 8 months pregnant, showing people your product collection can be really quite tiring. (As can explaining that it’s actually your 4th child, so you already know that you’re going to be rather busy). At least the people were incredibly lovely and I didn’t go into labour.

2. Who knew a trade show could have such awful coffee?  Aren’t there laws against that in Melbourne?


Australian Design Awards Finalist 2012

rokii by bower & beyond is a Finalist in the Australian Design Awards!

It’s been three years of designing, developing, modifying, testing, tweaking and yet more testing…

We’re just a little bit excited around here.  Rock on, my wee bonny beasties.

(View the beasties in their natural habitat at – we’ve just redecorated their enclosure)

rokii by bower & beyond – go you good thing