Thursday, 20 June 2013


Lovely Pigeon is one of my favourite websites and it's not harder to see why. There are attractive prints, adorable jotter and even a scattering of best articles for sale. I begin Lovely Pigeon if I was analytic for Christmas presents for accompany of a architecture alignment and came beyond these appealing prints of birds and added things.

There's also a small but perfectly formed range of stationery featuring the eponymous lovely pigeons but also cute animal sets and a newly introduced range of geometrically influenced notebooks.

Lovely Pigeon is the conception of Kirsty Thomas who started bearing the Mr Pigeon lino prints in 2009 from a flat in her home in Cellardyke on the East Coast of Scotland. Kirsty is a designer, illustrator and, as she puts it "an casual shopkeeper". She makes all these admirable things (and jewellery too) and sometimes opens a boutique to advertise her articles and advertise the plan of added Scottish and UK makers.

Kirsty is aggressive by abounding things that we actuality at YHIL aswell like : "I adulation block colour and geometry, mid-century design, flea markets and typography," she says. "I am aggressive by humans like Charles and Ray Eames, Charlie Harper and Lucienne Day and their all-embracing and across-the-board access to design. I am aswell amorous about interiors and my abode and flat sees an ever-changing accumulating of best chairs and awe-inspiring bowl dogs." And, below, you can see the amplitude area she channels her inspirations...

But why the name Lovely Pigeon? “I didn't absolutely accept an assessment on pigeons until I set up the company," she explains. "But I've back developed a affection for them " there are some attractive country pigeons annular here! The Mr Pigeon lino book was one of the aboriginal pieces to be launched and I still adulation it – he has a blink in his eye and is now the 'face' of the Lovely Pigeon brand."

My favourites are these attractive dejected buck and airship set of two prints (ВЈ14) and the chestnut aghast Anstruther bound copy prints (ВЈ40). In fact, abounding of Kirsty's hand-pulled prints are produced in bound copy runs and are a actual affordable way to bang alpha your own artcollection. There's aswell some ablaze upcycled teatowel cushions featuring anniversary destinations that are as ablaze and aerated as a bullpen of sangria (ВЈ18-ВЈ25)
And Kirsty tells me: “Lovely Pigeon is all about authoritative humans smile." I anticipate this is apparently why I wish appealing abundant aggregate that's for auction at Lovely Pigeon...