Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Japanese stationery just in time for X'mas!

We have a new range of cool stationery arrived from Japan!
-A4 Document case in cotton, can be used as a laptop sleeve,
-Double Face Note, this is 2 in 1 notebook, you can use from either side!
-ACE peg, these clever pegs can be used as a card holder or hooked on a string to display photos etc..
And more quirky Japanese items just in time for X'mas.
Only available at our store SAFEHOUSE, please do drop by if you are looking for gifts that are different and affordable.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cute Pic from Belinda @ brkich

We are so excited to receive a great picture of the TABI socks and lovely feedback from our Finders Keepers customer Belinda.

Apart from her talent in photography and creating delicious Ramen noodles, she produces gorgeous range of hand printed fabric, garments and other quirky objects, based in Melbourne.
Her drawings are so cute, please check out her blog:-)

Thank you so much Belinda!!
We love you too!

Monday, November 1, 2010

BONIKO Webstore SALE!!

10% off everything on our webstore till 25 Dec
Enter the discount code


At the check out.
BONIKO Webstore

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

JUMBONIKO Recycled cushions are here

Huge thanx to Innergreen eco-filling, now we have " JUMBONIKO" cushion range!
They are grown up version of BONIO Flat Dolls, measuring 73cm x 31cm.
With an unbleached calico insert and removable cover in recycled / vintage materials, filled with Innergreen corn filling.
Innergreen filling is a sustainable fibrous filling that is made from 100% Natural Corn.
Its really fantastic, please do check out their website!

You can adopt them at our store, BONIKO's Safehouse and soon to be available at our webstore.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Finders Keepers Melbourne!!

BONIKO's SAFEHOUSE will be participating the very first Finders Keepers in Melbourne!
We have been busy creating new products...
Jumbo BONIKO cushions, exciting new range of hand-made clothing by blannnk., as well as our signature toe socks and dolls.
You will find us at stall A22.
See you at
Shed4 - Victoria Harbour
North Wharf Rd, Docklands
10am - 5PM
9th / 10th OCT

NOTE: Our North Fitzroy Store will be closed on 9th / 10th.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

SAFEHOUSE welcomes "tou" from Japan

BONIKO's SAFEHOUSE is finally re-opened in Fitzroy North!

In addition to our basic organic cotton toe socks range, we are very excited to welcome products by " tou" from Japan.
" tou" means " a question", " ask ", and " inquire in Japanese.
They produce a range quirky knit accessories, finished and packaged beautifully to the highest quality standards.
We fell in love with their multi-functionality and enigmatic styling, we hope the Melbourne people find the same.

You will also find our hand picked recycled / vintage clothing for men / ladies / kids, at very reasonable price.

our SAFEHOUSE is located at
Shop2 347 St. George's Road
Fitzroy North
just in front of tram stop 24 ( coming from Preston)

Mon - Closed
Tue - Fri 11 to 6
Sat - Sun 12 to 5

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

We are re-opening our store on this Friday, 10 Sept!
Find our safehouse next time you are in Melbourne...

Shop2 347 St. Georges Road
Fitzroy North

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Hello Sydney again. See you @ Designboom mart!

BONIKO will be back in Sydney next month for Designboom mart at Powerhouse museum!!
We are so excited to be a part of exciting international design event.....

designboom mart

Friday 13 August, 10am-9pm
Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 August
Powerhouse Museum

Cost: $5 entry to both Young Blood and designboom mart; includes Museum entry.

Friday, July 16, 2010

BONIKO meets Laura Mckellar

New products just arraved from Japan, just in time for Design Made Trade!
Collaborating with a Melbourne Illustrator Laura Mackellar, we produced 200 limited edition of Canvas Eco-bag, comes with a BONIKO badge.
Super durable bags are made from 12oz unbleached canvas, with Japanese eco-tag as standard.
With our brief " Your imaginary friends", Laura created these super KAWAII characters " Lamma - Mamma".
(Well, if you have been reading this blog, you might remember the fact we LOVE Alpacas :-)
Thank you so much Laura!!!

The bags are retailing for $25 each, pick yours up quickly before they are gone!

We love Isabella - the Preachers Rocks!

WINTERLAND at Carrageworks-Sydney

The first night went off with a great selection of bands, we almost forgot to mind our stall!
Then a beautiful girl approached us wishing to purchase one of our selection of vintage beaded cardigans...
Softly spoken, so graceful, I thought she might be a model or a dancer.
Then she told us that she is the last performer tonight and she is going to wear the cardi on the stage, we were so stoked!
When I checked the line up, the last performing band was the Preachers.
When they were on, it was nothing like I was expected from the quiet spoken girl I saw.
Her vocal was so powerful and so amazing they ROCKED!
She kindly gave me an autograph and I got to take a photo with her:-)
We love you Isabella and thank you so much for the great night!!

Monday, June 28, 2010


Hello Sydney again.....!
in beautiful European inspired Winter market curated by the Finders Keepers crew working alongside CarriageWorks!
These markets will run every weekend throughout July. The Winterland markets will be showcasing a selection of design, art, craft and vintage!
We had a luck to have a stall there on the first week as well as the opening night event!
Please check their website for details.

Along side with our basic organic cotton products, we will be selling a selection of vintage knitwear to keep you warm in WINTERLAND.

If you are in Sydney, come and visit us.....
We can not wait for " Ice Disco"!
Can you?!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Bye Bye Perth, Hello Melbourne

We have a couple of big news....
A sad news and a good news.

BONIKO's SAFEHOUSE will be relocated to Melbourne in July.
We will be trading at current Bon Marche Arcade till the end of June.
You will still see us in Perth at Perth Upmarket, next one is on the 27th June at UWA.

We thank all our precious customers who gave us on going support.
You can check our progress and the latest news on this blog!


Saturday, May 22, 2010

New Arrival at SAFEHOUSE

Yes its getting chilly in Perth....!
(Well I m in Melbourne at the moment and even colder here!)
We have a range of vintage beaded cardi priced at $45!
It is hard to find these things in good condition these days!
First in best dressed.... so be quick!

Finders Keepers Photo

We had a super busy time at Finders Keepers at beautiful Carrageworks.
Loved the atmosphere with its industrial look and the instalation....
some pillars were covered with knits. like wearing jumpers!
Both BONIKO and blannnk. received very positive response, and we were so stoked about that.

Our next market is Perth Upmarket on Sunday the 27th at UWA.
We will have a busy and productive time creating new range of stocks after the Finders Keepers madness!

Friday, April 30, 2010

SAFEHOUSE will be closed next week.

We will be away next week from 6th to 8th, attending Finders Keepers in Sydney.
So excited, We will fill you in when we are back for sure...!
SAFEHOUSE will be open as usual from the 13th May as usual.
Please check out our online profile...

Saturday, April 17, 2010

BONIKO's SafeHouse is on Perth Express!!

We had a lovely crew form Perth Express for an editorial photo shoot the other day.
Selection of BONIKO / blannnk. / Vintage mix are featured in current Perth Express Magazine- Free local Japanese community magazine, you can pick up from any Japanese restaurants or Asian Grocery stores.
Only down side is its all Japanese... well you have to pop in our safehouse if you need a translation..hee...hee...
Please don't forget to check out next time you have a Japanese takeaway!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Perth Upmarket Wrap Up

"Are We gonna be inside or outside....????"
Perth Upmarket's new venue, Winthrop Hall, had been damaged due to the BIG storm.
As we were once told that it might have to be carried on outside, we were really praying for a fine weather....
Luckily repair was all done before the big day.

Great atmosphere with beautiful pipe organ as a back drop,
We had our record number of visitors 10000 people!
We thank all the visitors supporting local designers.
Without you people, we can not survive.

Next Up Market is 27th June.
Please mark your diary now :-)
It will be a fun day for sure!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

SAFEHOUSE Easter Trading Hours

BONIKO' s Safehouse will be closed during Easter.
The studio will be re-open on 8th April.
Thank you and Happy Easter!!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

blannnk. "Mimic" Range at SAFEHOUSE

Inspired by nature and creatures, blannnk. 's mimic range is here at our SAFEHOUSE.
We are taking the range to Perth Upmarket on Sun 28, at new venue UWA.
More detail on the website
Bigger venue, more retailers.... It will be a fun day!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Beautiful vintage printed shirts have arrived this week!
Just in time for cooler change, they will look great as an outer piece or layer with a jacket in winter.
Good vintage prints are getting rarer....
Be quick, you will be surprised by our reasonable pricing :-)
See you at our SAFEHOUSE soon.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

We have new member of BONIKO family, just in time for Easter.
All hand made with organic cotton and vintage materials / buttons, finished with a huge ponpon tail!
Bunnie BONIKOs are available at our SAFEHOUSE as well as at Perth Upmarket on th 28th Mar @ UWA.
Looking forward to seeing you there!!


Saturday, February 20, 2010

New creations by blannnk.

New items from blannnk. are at BONIKO's Safehouse.
Under the theme "mimic", the collection is inspired by nature and creatures and mimicking them.
"Koumori-San Top" (top ) is inspired by bat, in super soft organic cotton jersey.
Cropped length / slouchy style completed with asymmetric tassels, goes perfect with skinny jeans.
"King-Ebi Dress" ( mid, bottom) is a re-make piece, based on vintage dress by Cue.
What kind of creature can you see in it...?!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Something little...

Selection of vintage ties and scarf in silk and synthetic, arrived at SAFEHOUSE.
Price ranging from $5.00 ~ $ 19.00
You can wear as is, or use them for your next project.
Why not grab a bargain here....

Friday, January 22, 2010

New creations by blannnk.

New creations by blannnk. arrived this week.
The pictured dress is in silk / cotton,
designed, hand-cut and constructed in- house, finished with a collaborative tag by Sean Morris.
Production is limited, and personal orders can be taken at BONIKO's Safehouse

Artwork by Joshua Tavener

Josh is a young talented artist based in Perth.
We love his super "KAWAII" drawings with a little touch of darkness within....
You can purchase his artworks at Safehouse!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

BONIKO Lab.....

Cool Laboratory glassware just arrived at our safehouse!
We also have a Chinny Chin Chin pre-doodled notebook, perfect for your next experiment / project.
Each page features pre-drawn quirky illustrations....

コーヒーカップのマークがついていたり落書きがしてあるChinny Chin Chin のノートブックは使うのがもったいないくらいかわいいです!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Vintage Summer Dresses at SAFEHOUSE

We are back at our SAFEHOUSE today with a whole lot of new vintage summer dress selections.....
All repaired, altered with care and ready to go to a good home.
Hope you will find us soon:)


Frankie Magazine - Home

Frankie Magazine - Home

BONIKO is in Frankie Magazine website....YAY!