Important COVID-19 Update

We're still open for business! Click the button below for some need-to-know bits and pieces regarding changes you'll experience while shopping on Hello Pretty during this peculiar time. Short version: shipping's going to take longer than normal.

See our COVID-19 status

Design

Pink October with Hello Pretty

Hello Pretty, pink, October, Design, Fashion, Jewellery, Decor, CANSA, breast cancer

Chantilly Lace

Lace isn't just for your granny's handkerchiefs anymore. We're seeing it pop up everywhere from details on clothing to contrast laser-cuts on leather. One of our personal favourites is this beautiful earthenware bowl with a lace patterned glaze. Get yours from Sandy Godwin Clay Creations here.

We featured this item in our newsletter this week, along with a curated collection of our favourite lace-inspired items. There's a new theme every week, so if you'd like to be kept in the loop, sign up below!

Win with Hello Pretty and Long Jean Silver! - CLOSED

We're of the opinion that it's actually good things that come in threes. Like three piece suits. And Hanson. (Don't even pretend you didn't love Hanson.)

That's why we were thrilled when Long Jean Silver told us she was going to give away not one, not two, but three of her stunning new textured silver triangle rings.
 

That's right. Three of them. One for you, and one for each of your two favourite people in the universe. (Note: Unfortunately shipping on this prize only covers Planet Earth.)

Winning these beauties is as easy as one, two...yup, you guessed it, three!

Entries close at midday on Friday 24th October. Hello Pretty's standard competition Ts and Cs apply. Note that only one extra entry per channel will be counted.

Pretties in the inAWE Residency Programme

Pretties in the inAWE Residency Programme - with hellopretty.co.za

One of the World Design Capital projects we've been keeping a close eye on is the Between 10and5 and InAWE Stays' collaboration, creating the InAWE Residency.

The intention was that from May to September, eight Cape Town-based creatives were invited to spend a week to ten days at the very beautiful InAWE Stays, and to reflect on their surroundings, creating an artwork inspired by the Mother City.

It's enough to make you feel downright warm and fuzzy inside - all proud and mama bear-like, to think we have such incredible talent representing us on an international stage. And what brought this project even closer to our proud little hearts was that two of our very own sellers were involved - Laura Windvogel (aka Lady $kollie) and Ed Suter got stuck in and made some very awesome art.

First up, Lady $kollie: according to her write up on Between 10 and 5, Laura was inspired by van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night,’ and as a result deviated from her colourful and fruity paintings - the end result was an abstract landscape of Cape Town’s city lights.

Pretties in the inAWE Residency Programme - with hellopretty.co.za
Pretties in the inAWE Residency Programme - with hellopretty.co.za
Pretties in the inAWE Residency Programme - with hellopretty.co.za
Pretties in the inAWE Residency Programme - with hellopretty.co.za

Next up, Ed Suter: Ed created a photo story titled Arrivals and Departures, using Cape Town as a backdrop. He's apparently always been inspired by the energy of cities, and shot the story of a young trumpeter making the move from a small village to the Mother City using both film and digital.

"Ed, two models dressed in Bantu Wear and one assistant travelled around Mamre, Philidelphia, Elsies River and the CBD to shoot in wheat and canola fields, on an old school bus and at a block of flats, and the results are just as enchanting as the 60s jazz records that inspired this series."

Pretties in the inAWE Residency Programme - with hellopretty.co.za
Pretties in the inAWE Residency Programme - with hellopretty.co.za
Pretties in the inAWE Residency Programme - with hellopretty.co.za
Pretties in the inAWE Residency Programme - with hellopretty.co.za
Pretties in the inAWE Residency Programme - with hellopretty.co.za

This is just a teeny tiny taste of the ahMAZING work that this programme produced. Artists included Michael Chandler, Jody Paulsen, Danielle Clough, Sebastian Borckenhagen, Lucie de Moyencourt and Fort Rixon - read more about the programme on 10and5.com and join us in ruffling our feathers and puffing our chests out thanks to the crazy talent that fills this country.

AND AND AND, better yet, support them by visit their Hello Pretty stores! For Lady $kollie hop on over here, and for Ed you can head here.

Industrial Chic with Hello Pretty

Industrial Chic with hellopretty.co.za

Get on your bike!

Old or new, vintage bicycle or shiny new chopper, there's just something special about getting where you're going on two wheels instead of four. Bring some pedal power to your couch as well with this cute cushion cover from Handmade by Me, available here.

We featured this item in our newsletter this week, along with a curated collection of our favourite bike-inspired items. There's a new theme every week, so if you'd like to be kept in the loop, sign up below!

Face the Foliage by Justina Blakeney

Just look at what magnificent things Justina Blakeney makes.

Justina hails from LA, is a lot of things besides being a creative wunderkind.

She's started a movement using Instagram (@justinablakeney) inviting people to join her and make foliage faces of their own. I love how inclusive that is - it's seldom that an artist invites others to "copy" what they're doing.

If you'd like to participate too (admit it. You do.), tag your pictures on Twitter and Instagram with #FaceTheFoliage.

Justina also sells some things that you might love on Etsy, like this Jungalow Mobile. I think she's a good artist for you to consider supporting.

#WDC2014 Desktop Wallpapers! - part 4

#WDC2014 Desktop Wallpapers! - part 4 with Happiness Is...
#WDC2014 Desktop Wallpapers! - part 4 with Happiness Is...

Guys. No but guys. Look at these yellow cats. Are they not the best?

Fathima, fellow cat lady from Happiness Is... has done this most amazing illustration for this months #WDC2014 inspired downloadable wallpaper, and we LOVE it. Can you tell?

Download this bit of tech sunshine for free over HERE.

#WDC2014 Desktop Wallpapers! - part 4 with Happiness Is...
#WDC2014 Desktop Wallpapers! - part 4 with Happiness Is...
#WDC2014 Desktop Wallpapers! - part 4 with Happiness Is...
#WDC2014 Desktop Wallpapers! - part 4 with Happiness Is...

Talented right? She's so brilliant. You should all go visit her Hello Pretty store right this second!

Check out our past wallpapers over here.

Cream of the crop

There's nothing like finding that one pair of shoes that's stylish, comfortable, and goes with everything. This nude pair from Vosk is set to become a staple in our summer wardrobe - and, with every pair purchased, they donate a pair to a child in need. You can pick up your new favourite shoes here.

We featured this item in our newsletter this week, along with a curated collection of gorgeous pastel and sorbet coloured items. There's a new theme every week, so if you'd like to be kept in the loop, sign up below!

New things from Kallie! Get your Africa on.

I just saw on Kallie's facebook page that they've got their Double Africa necklaces up on their Hello Pretty store. They're in either silver or gold. My sentimental patriotic heart does a little skip for these beauties. My favourite is the silver :)

You can get the silver ones over here: https://hellopretty.co.za/kallie/coin-series-sterling-silver-double-africa and the brass ones over here: https://hellopretty.co.za/kallie/coin-series-pendant-old-brass-12-centdouble-africa-cut-away

If you're one of the ladies who ordered one of these necklaces pretty please send us a selfie - we love getting action shots from our customers and sharing on our social media.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Design