Filex & Milou

I have two dogs and thus can tell you, with some authority, that a truly fabulous dog bed (and by that I mean one that isn't varying shades of neutral or plain ol' preppy striped) is tough to find.  Needless to say, I was super excited to discover Felix & Milou, a brand new dog bed line by Tove Jakobsson -huzzah!  Finally, something with a little style!

Her cushions are all made by hand from lovely graphic Swedish fabrics. They're sized for a cat or small dog, hopefully soon, a bigger size to come! I fear poor Indy is getting the shaft, being more in the medium to large range. But wouldn't they make great floor cushions around a low table as well?

This is the one I purchased - a fabric by Cecilia Hall Åhlens that has a lovely Josef Frank vibe - beautifully made and adorable in person!

All the cushion covers are removable and washable.  Check out the rest of her products here.



Interview with Leslie Yang of feistyelle

We are so excited that one of our favorite local jewelers will be joining us in the studio this Saturday for SFMade day. Come early and snag some beautiful jewelry along with Hello!Lucky goods. We chatted with Leslie Yang, the force behind feistyelle, about sustainable design, how she got her start, and what she loves about style in San Francisco.

When did you start feistyelle and what's different about your designs and materials?

I started making women's accessories out of felted merino wool in 2005 but over time felt (no pun intended!) that it wasn't scalable as a business, meaning I was working too hard for too little. I took a year off, told myself to be open to new ideas and ways of making things. Near the end of that year, I discovered how to lasercut wool felt based on my own designs. The Dahlia design was one of my first designs and it's still our bestseller!  Feistyelle designs are different because we're deeply committed to using eco-friendly materials like vegan suede, wool felt, and bamboo ply throughout our jewelry, accessories, and home decor lines. No one else really is making and mixing sustainable materials specifically in jewelry and accessories quite the way we are. Our jewelry is above all else: playful! All of our pieces are colorful, fun, super light, AND you can stack, swap, and flip our earrings.

 How does creating in SF impact your final product and design? 

I make a very conscious decision to make as much of my product and packaging in San Francisco. It matters to me that I can meet the vendors I work with, see their employees' working conditions, as well as make sure that the money I put into our community stays in the community.

 Tell us about your new collection. 

We just launched our new collection: Glimmer & Cream. I'm ridiculously excited about every piece! Featured throughout the collection is the new material of our dreams: vegan suede. Our vegan suede is incredibly light, soft and, like leather and suede, thin but strong with a touch of stretch. Made from recycled polyester film and plastic bottles, this is our most eco chic material ever.  Our new Stacked Lotus earrings come in a selection of creamy pastels and coral, which we screened with gold water-based ink on one side making reversible earrings (6 earrings in 1). We also screened neon pink and yellow on light gray vegan suede for that neon pop to your color block (outfit). We also have some new long necklaces, perfect for wearing every day over tunics or shirts.

What do you love most about style in SF?

I love that everyone in SF celebrates holidays as an excuse to put on a costume. Along that same vein, there's a lot of love for color, individuality, play, and rule-breaking. We're not terribly snobby about our style and because of our microclimates, we're pretty cozy chic and clever with our layers. I'd say SF has been a good influence on feistyelle!

You can meet Leslie and snag some of her beautiful goods this Saturday, May 12th from 11am - 5pm. Visit us at 977 Howard Street between 5th & 6th.

Orla Kiely Kitchenware


Have we mentioned how much we love Orla Kiely?  We discovered these delectable earthenware jars in the kitchen section. Sadly, these only ship in the UK, but all the luckier for our British staff and clients. Perhaps we might come to some arrangement with our UK connections?

But there are charming offerings for everyone.


Just a little taste. Visit for more.

Pikku Designs: New Pocket Tees

Pikku is debuting some dapper, darling new tees! Some of the Hello!Lucky boys got them as a surprise gift, and we had to share a preview.



Click on the images to visit the Pikku shop.

Have you seen our Pikku baby announcements? If you like these simple, sweet patterns, peruse our Pikku birth announcement designs. With a simple change of text they can be re-purposed as a birthday invitation, too!

General Knot & Company on Snippet and Ink

You may have noticed we're a tad partial to ties. Spotted these splendid knots on Snippet and Ink, from General Knot. Love everything about this business.


They use vintage fabric finds to make very limited editions of these handsome, handmade-in-the-USA ties.


Totally dig the tags, too! They look letterpressed...


We want at least one or two for all the men in our lives, to help us cope with our sudden fit of tie envy.


Kitty Andrews Millinery

Easter bonnets and spring have put us in the mood for millinery, and we are agog at the extravagantly sculpted, yet surprisingly affordable offerings from Kitty Andrews.


If you prefer something a little more understated, perhaps a pillbox:


The one on the left would be a delightfully demure, mod alternative to a veil, no?

And wouldn't this be just decadent to wear to a Derby party:


Enjoy more gorgeous designs this season on the Kitty Andrews Millinery site.

Real Wedding: Chelsea & Scott


We had the great pleasure of creating the stationery for Chelsea & Scott's gorgeous wedding held at Black Swan be married under a weeping willow on the banks of a lake...just dreamy!


The invitation suite...


Every detail was so elegant and thoughtful - love the way these escort cards came together...



Such a sweet couple - how cute was their Flowery Fields photo save the date?


These beautiful photos were taken by Lisa Lefkowitz. More photos and details to be found on her site as well as on Snippet & Ink...

Jennifer Behr for Anthropologie / BHLDN


We thought that this fab head band  looked familiar!  Turns out, our great friend Jennifer Behr, has a few pieces in the new Anthropologie collection, like this one, originally designed for Eunice's wedding!


Now we are even more excited to see BHLDN given that Jenn is the queen of fabulous hair accoutrements!

Are You Serious?? Anthro for Wedding...


Anthropologie is launching a new wedding line called BHLDN on February 14th! For reals!


Wedding dresses, bridesmaids dresses, amazing sparkly shoes and more!  Needless to say, we are breathless with anticipation (and for those of us who are already married, a wee bit of jealousy!)




See more here! Shoe Flair!


As you know, we are big fans of and even bigger fans of ingenius budget-friendly flair (and, like a bunch of ravens, anything that glitters...) - and thus, we were thrilled to discover their fab shoe clips! How cute are these hearts?


We also love us some pom poms!


Cute! Fabulous for the bride, bridesmaids, holiday parties, or simply to put a little pep in your step!  Find them here.

via Cup of Jo

Zulily Promotional

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Zulily is a fab, beautifully curated listing of brands that specialize in kids and moms, be it clothing, decor, ephemera or stationery of course!

They have weekly and daily coupons and promos.  It's simple and painless to join the list (we love avoiding spam, too)— just provide your name and e-mail and you're set. They even have some deals for non-moms... and it's good inspiration for mom-wannabes.

Hello!Lucky has a current promo, through 11/9/2010, that's good for our birth announcements and great for holiday cards too.


Peruse the cuteness!

Some of our favorite stores for kids' stuff are their favorites too. They represent blabla, HABA, Zid Zid, Urban Smalls, Kiwi Industries and many more!

Oh! Tiny Owl Sweater!


We love to knit here at Hello!Lucky, and we especially love to knit tiny adorable sweaters for little people (ah! the (semi)instant gratification...), so when we saw this adorable sweater pattern byKathrin we were, ahem, a wee bit excited!


This little moustache pull is pretty darned cute too!  The patterns are available on her Etsy shop...and she has a cute and inspiringblog too!

via MyOwlBarn

Fluffy, Tulle Goodness!

ouma_dress1 What girl doesn't fantasize about floating about in a cloud of tulle?  Ouma creates these delicate concoctions that would make even the most, ahem, possibly not-so-graceful of us, feel like a a picture of grace and ballerina-like elegance...



How dreamy is this hand-dyed ombre skirt?  Coveting this deeply!


And how gorgeous would these be for bridesmaids? These are dresses that would never be relegated to the back of the closet!



You can find Ouma here and get some made-to-order fanciness of your own...

Beautiful Enameled Jewelry by Jill Baker Gower

bakergower3 Jill Baker Gower's wallpaper patterned enameled earrings are exquisite!  We think they'd make perfect bridesmaids' gifts to coordinate with our Antoinette stationery design.  Such an elegant mixture of modern design and vintage patterns.


And how about this gorgeous enamel and silver pendant?  Jill teaches Metalsmithing at Rowan University in New Jersey, and she does beautiful work, including some very simple and elegant bridal commissions.


Splendid silver rings to match!  You can see more of Jill's work, including her fascinating sculptural jewelry here.