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Photography by Kirsty and Pete Thomas

Photography by Kirsty and Pete Thomas

Photography by Kirsty and Pete Thomas

Settling in Cellardyke has inspired fresh ideas from this pair of designers

Walking back from their daily meeting, Kirsty and Pete Thomas are struck by just how lucky they are. How many other company directors can take their morning briefing on a harbour-side bench, looking out at the sunshine dancing on the waves of the Firth of Forth?
“It’s a really nice place to be,” agrees Kirsty, as she settles back into the swing of things following a whistlestop 24 hours in London. “It’s a great way to begin the day.”
Kirsty and Pete are the husband-and-wife team behind Tom Pigeon, a creative design studio based in the tiny fishing village of Cellardyke in the East Neuk of Fife. For such a small place, there is a disproportionately high number of artists, crafters and makers living and working here. That, says Kirsty, was part of its appeal. “We’d been in Liverpool and we’d go to a lot of festivals and events so we knew about the work of the [East Neuk-based] Fence Collective and King Creosote.

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Tom Pigeon’s Reflex notebooks take the views of their surrounding environment and strip them down to pared back, geometric forms.

Tom Pigeon’s Reflex notebooks take the views of their surrounding environment and strip them down to pared back, geometric forms.

This is just a taster, you can browse the full article with more stunning photography on pages 165-168, issue 102.

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Photography Kirsty and Pete Thomas
Words Catherine Coyle