Saturday, 25 October 2014

#SaturdaySuperstars - Things that go Bump in the Night!

saturdaysuperstarsThis weeks #SaturdaySuperstars are Things that go Bump in the night!

With Halloween fast approaching we have lots of goulish goodies to get you in the spirit!

Whether it be Artwork for your walls, Cute cut outs for kids and Big kids alike we should have your covered for the Fright Night!!

Eggnogg has a fantastic selection of colour and cut out masks and fancy dress. Colour in your very own Pumpkin, Skeleton and Monster masks and head out trick or treating with a smug look on your face, knowing that you managed to keep the colour within the lines! Surely that goes some distance to being crowned ‘Best Fancy Dress’.

Mibo make the cutest little cut out and make animals. This time these guys have got a spooky Halloween spin! Perfect for kids at Halloween parties or great for your Halloween display.

We have lots of Halloween worthy prints in the gallery at the moment. We love Rich Fairheads Sugar Skull Risographs, available in two colour ways. Sugar Skulls could be quite an impressive dress up for both guys and gals! Check out this for some handy tips.

We also have a stunning range of prints from Peter Carrington. His Lunar Wolf fitted perfectly with our Halloween selection today and has been attracting lots of attention in our Halloween window too.


Seymour never disappoints with his array of crazy characters. These are some of our most recent Seymour pieces to arrive in the gallery. Why not take some fancy dress styling props from his Retired Wrestler Series.  The Harvester would make for a pretty awesome costume!

The detail is Seymour’s new print The Man-Diram is amazing!


If you plan on spending your Halloween in doors then this colouring book Aaaaarrrrggghhh!!!! by I Love Mel is full of all your favourite Scary Movie characters. It’s sure to keep you company on dark nights alone. Just don’t make them too gruesome that you scare yourself!


We hope that’s given you some inspiration to get you in the Halloween Spirit.

Next weeks jewellery Blog will feature all our scary jewellery to compliment your costume! Flocked Spider Ring anyone??

Have a great weekend!

#SaturdaySuperstars - Things that go Bump in the Night!

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Sweet Treat Jewels

sweettreatsWe all love a Sweet Treat be it biscuits, cakes or juicy fruits! This weeks jewellery blog is full of lots of treat themed jewellery so you can wear your sweet indulgences as necklaces, earrings and brooches!

To start us off we have the Fresh From The Oven Bakery Collection by I Love Crafty. This range includes the cutest Donut Necklaces and Rings in layered acrylic showing the icing layers and cute little sprinkles on top. They look good enough to eat.

Local artist Rebecca Wilson makes our favourite biscuits and iced gems out of porcelain with gold detailing. We love her Nice Biscuit Brooch with saucy pin up on the side and her cute little ice gem studs available in a variety of styles. If you love her biscuit brooch your going to die for her Time for Tea Wall Clock. It Features all the classic tea time biscuits.

We’ve got lots of Sweet Treat earrings by Lady Muck. Her little Ice Cream Cones come in a variety of colours, if juicy fruits are more your thing we have cherries, apples and little strawberries too or the Juiciest Watermelon Necklace by The Squid Ink Co (online soon)

Wear your love of the sweet stuff on your lapel with The Bellwether’s I love Cake and Biscuit Badges or these cute little badges from Sarah Ray (available in the gallery)

To finish off this weeks Sweet Treat Jewels we have new Brooches from Acorn and Will in lots of Candy Colours as well as cute as a button little earrings too! all soon to appear online.

If the real deal is more your thing we really are spoilt for choice is the surrounding area. If you’re an ice cream lover then you must visit Mary’s Milk Bar in the Grassmarket for the best Ice Cream in Edinburgh. A Milk Malt Milkshake is a must.

Tastes just like the biscuits!


Further up the hill at West Port is Lovecrumbs. In our opinion, some of the best cakes in Edinburgh all served up on the cutest vintage crockery.


And lets not forget our new french neighbours here on Victoria Street. La Barantine Victoria Serving up the most delicate french patisserie. We’ve sampled some of their macarons and they’re delicious!


Too many Sweet Treats in one blog! We’re off to buy cake…or biscuits….or ice cream…..maybe all three!


Sweet Treat Jewels

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Lindsey Brown Exhibition Preview

Flying Tawny Owl Archival Print WEB sq 600Be the first to see our spectacular new show this weekend as Lindsey Brown’s exhibition preview is on show.  Lindsey has created her own world in our windows, with amazing illustrating her incredible birds of prey, cats and even the odd skull in and ON our Red Door Gallery windows.  We have a monochrome menagerie of animals, with some surreal splashes of colour, pattern and eyes… yes eyes!

There are a selection of her pieces available to view here, and the unbelieveable window display Lindsey is working on will be published here online next week.  I spy cats eyes!

Lindsey Brown Exhibition Preview

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Screen-printing perfection

WEB-transmutationtwo If you have ever tried screen-printing, you will know how highly techinical the process is and screen-printing perfection is often a very time consuming process.  Each colour is printed separately so every print must be positioned with perfect registration under the screen.  The ink must be of the correct consistancy, even pressure applied during it’s application all to create perfect deffinition of line (fine lines being even more tricky).  As with traditional painting, artists have the option to mix their own inks to create the perfect pallete.  Transfiguration Three-WEBThis collection of screen prints recently arrived in from Martin Nelson, is an example of how precise a print master can be with line and colour and of how the tiniest variation of tone and curve can create a print which is both bold and detail oriented.  Each of these prints is a visual game, reminicent of Op Art, they create a sensation of impossible seeming 3 Dimensions forms that will hault you in your tracks and draw you in.

Have an awe-filled wonder through our selection of Screenprints available online here, and see Martin Nelson’s full range of prints here.


Screen-printing perfection

Friday, 10 October 2014

#FridayFavourites - The New Season Has Arrived!

FridayFAvourites1010The summer is but a distant memory now in this weeks #fridayfavourites – The New Season Has Arrived!

As much as we love some sunshine, Edinburgh really is beautiful in the Autumn with the abundance of trees around the city shedding their brightly colour leaves!

I do love a change in the seasons, especially here in the gallery when we get our new Autumn stock in! Last week we were shouting about the new season delivery of the New Kate Sheridan Bag Collection and the New Knitwear Collection from Orkney based Kirsteen Stewart. We definitely need those woolies now!!

This weeks Friday Favourites also has an Autumnal Feel with the beautiful new Mr Ram from Kirsty of A Wooden Tree. He’s a new addition to her range of popular vintage fabric animals to adorn your walls and will be online soon.

We’ve just received delivery of more Berty B totes. We love these Mid Century inspired printed Tote Bags in lovely autumn colours. Perfect match for your new season wardrobe.  We also have some stunning new screen printed cushions in from Berty B  in Greys Teal and Mustard. I’m definitely coveting these at the moment! More exciting goodies to follow from Berty B in the coming weeks.

It wouldn’t be Autumn in Scotland without a rain shower or two! Alice Tait’s Umbrella Print captures how we feel huddled under our umbrellas when the grey clouds come over!

Last but most certainly not least in this weeks #fridayfavourites are the new pouch designs from Please to Meet. Perfect for carrying all your essentials or as a makeup or mini wash bag. We love the new prints and bright colours.

Looks like we’re sent for a sunny Autumn weekend, Pop by the gallery and say hello and check out our new Autumn Finds!

Have fun whatever you get up to!

#FridayFavourites - The New Season Has Arrived!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Grand Token Gestures

Merci-CardAs an art gallery stacked to the rafters with investment worthy art works, it’s no secret that we are big on grand gestures, but sometimes there is a lot of delight to be found in the details, in an exceptional little token of affection, a Grand Token Gesture if you will!

Animal Wall Calendar JuneIf you are looking for a little something small yet mighty to send to a friend, we have a fantastic range of calendars for 2015 which will give a year’s worth of delight from as little as £2.50 and other tiny treasures as above from Kirsty Baynham.

GoldIceJemEars1Some gold iced gem earrings for that wee gem in your life £28,  by Rebecca Wilson.

MisterPeeblesNeverRains-510x695Or just a pretty kitty card popped in the parcel to spread some cheer!  We have recently updated our card section in our online shop, so whether you are sending large merci or a grand token jesture, we have the perfect card to go along with it.  If you are shopping online, just let us know the message you would like written inside the card and we will hand write it for you.

Grand Token Gestures

Friday, 3 October 2014

What's on our walls?

gallerwallcot14For anyone who’s to far away to have a look at what’s on our walls, here’s a quick scan of the gallery as we head into October.  There’s a big splash of our popular wooden frames, featuring animal fun from Patrizio Belcampo, Susie Wright, Charlotte Farmer and great maps by Alice Tait.  Click each artist’s name to see the collection.galleryOct14Those monochrome bunnies are back in business!  We have the above collection on show, and some superb new designs available coming online soon,  including Wine Tasting Bunny, click here to view the collection.RJK-velo14Rebecca Kaye’s new abstract Velodrome print is a winner for any cycling fans out there, or anyone who loves a good geometric shape!  £25 unframed click here.halloweenoct14What would October be without a touch of Halloween fun?  We have these super spooky colour in and make sets available online soon!

What's on our walls?

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Animal Kingdom Jewels

AnimalKingdomJewelleryBlogWe love our furry friends here in the gallery so we had to base this weeks Jewellery Blog on our favourite Animal Kingdom Jewels that we have gracing our shelves in the gallery at the moment.

It’s always difficult trying to pick out your favourite pieces, even more so when there are so many of your favourite furry friends to choose from.

From Highland Cows to Cute Little Owls, We’re sure to have your favourite Animal Kingdom Jewels covered!

Here’s just a small selection of what we have in the gallery at the moment.

Our favourite jewellers are always adding to their collection so do check the gallery and our website for more of your favourites.

Giant Highland Cow Necklace by Bonnie Bling

Animal Head Brooches by Lucie Ellen

Cat Necklace and Brooch, Fox Brooch all by Hello Sunshine

Fox and Leopard Brooches by Zixiao Chang

Swan Necklace, Earrings and Magpie Earrings by Lady Muck

Cat Rings and Brooch by I Love Crafty

Ceramic Owl Necklace by Emma Ferguson

All jewellery will be in our online shop over the next few days and available to purchase immediately from our gallery on Victoria Street.

Not Local? Give us a call on 0131 477 3255 and we can arrange postage of your favourite item.


Animal Kingdom Jewels

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Winter Woolies Window

WindowSept14With the weather taking a turn for the chilly, it’s the perfect time to showcase our new lambs wool collection of scarf’s, hats, mitts AND headbands in our winter woollies window!  Kirsteen Stewart’s bright cheery collection is the kind of textiles that make you long for a chilly day, get all layered up and take on the elements.

MapsBrand new for Autumn Winter 2014/2015 we have Kirsten’s geometric linear pattern “Maps” now available (above) little fluffy cloud collection “Azure” (below), and her cheery little love heart motif “Hearts”.azureThe “Hearts” collection was designed for “Breakthrough Breast Cancer” so a percentage of all sales goes to this most excellent charity.  As will all of Kirsteen Stewart’s knitwear, these ranges are made with an emphasis upon ethical sourcing and production, supporting sustainable living within the fashion and textile industrypink heartshearts-model-nude-magenta

You can also have a look at our Stitch My Lane collection of Marino Wool Hats and knwck warmers in  our windows too!3hatsIn the back drop you can spy some new Martin Nelson prints, coming online next week!

Winter Woolies Window

Thursday, 18 September 2014

50 Shades of Scotland

50shadesofScotandEnglWell, this is pretty bang on topic for today’s Independence Refferendom here in Scotland, where we’ve all been balancing out our own 50 shades of Scotland, England, Nothern Ireland and Wales.  There is a real aptmosphere of anticipation and comunity spirit in Edinburgh City centre today we expect a healthy turn out at today’s polls.

These posters by Emily Mackenzie are a light-hearted pallet of colours enjoyed by the artist as she associates them with certain aspects of Scottish and English culture.  They look fab on their own, and as a pair.  For more details, have a peep here.

50 Shades of Scotland

Monday, 15 September 2014

Geometric Jewels - Gifts For Her

geometric jewelsWe have lots of exciting jewellery here in the gallery and we will be regularly featuring them on our blog over the next few months. We will be Showcasing some of our favourite pieces by Theme.

A bit of a sucker for all things geometric I’m going to kick us off this week wih all our favourite Geometric pieces in the gallery. This is just a small selection of what we have offer.

Expect to see the jewellery collections build online over the coming weeks as we upload new pieces.

Here are all the lovely designers we have included this week!

Lianna Sheppard Cuboid Cut Out Necklace and Earrings

Ding Ding Saltholm and Copenhagen Necklaces and Malmo Earrings – Scandi Chic!

Lovely Pigeon Fraction Collection of Earrings and Necklaces

Lucie Ellen Geometric Bracelets and Earrings

Many of the pieces showcased are available in a variety colours. check our website and the gallery for more colour options.

We hope you’ve enjoyed the collection this week.

Next up is The Animal Kingdom!

Geometric Jewels - Gifts For Her

Friday, 5 September 2014

#FridayFavourites - Monochrome

FridayFavsSeptThe festival is over for another year! It all seems but a distant memory now as August went by in a flash.

We got the chance to meet lots & lots of our lovely customers both old and new as everyone decended on Edinburgh to take part in one of the biggest festivals of the year.

We’ve been a little quiet here on the blog through the busy festival times. Now September has arrived and we can get back to bringing you some of our Friday favourites and yours from the gallery.

For this weeks #fridayfavourites we’re going Monchrome with some of our favourite pieces in the gallery in good old black and white.

Kingdom of the Raccoon by Lindsey Brown – One of my favourites at the moment, we love the attention to detail found in Lindsey Browns work. Lindsey will be exhibiting with us this September.

Black Pomme by Hello Marine - Simple and Classic Screen printed Geometric Apple also available in colour.

Tote and Cards by Becky Bauer - Becky is new to the Red Door, We love her cute  Rabbit with it’s oversized accessories. Tote Bags online next week.

Musette Bag by Rebecca J Kaye - A fun lightweight alternative to a tote bag, used by cyclists.

Stag Necklace and Brooch by Hello Sunshine - Beautiful jewellery made from Acrylic and Wood. Matching Earrings available.

Foxy Lady and Dandy Lion Hankerchiefs by Chase and Wonder – Perfect Gift for the Lady and Gentleman

Ding Ding Clipboards - Available in a variety of prints, perfect for notes or hanging small prints and special cards.

Hello! Card by Squid Ink - A variety of cards available in the gallery, new jewellery online soon!

Hope you’ve enjoyed this weeks #FridayFavourites.

Have a great weekend!


#FridayFavourites - Monochrome

Thursday, 4 September 2014

David Fleck Workshop

Fleckwithwork3-600August is an awesome time here in Edinburgh and we love getting involved however we can, so here’s a quick post, chock a block with photos from our second After Hours event with a David Fleck workshop, at NMS (The National Museum of Scotland).

WelcomeOur welcome desk, featuring artworks by David Fleck, and collaborative products made with his business partner and sister, Claire Fleck.  Click here to see more of David’s prints and click here to see the various products, including I-phone cases.

Laying the first piecesDavid and Claire were on hand to help start the event off, carefully laying down the first pieces of fabric which will add colour to the skyline David created.  Click here to see how he made the boards.

CraftinRedTableLots of folks popped by through the course of the evening to cut their favourite swatches of fabric and pin on their designs to the pin board skyline.

working-whiteWe were so pleased with the reaction from all the participants, great banter and some truly creative collage, believe it or not, there is a Godzilla in there somewhere, attacking the city from the back drop!

DSC_1535Above is a snapshot taken late on in the evening, before the final pieces were pinned.  The finished piece is on display at The National Museum of Scotland, so pop along to see the results of many, many hands, making light work!

David Fleck Workshop

Friday, 22 August 2014

#FridayFavourites - Coffee and Cake

#FridayFavourites - Coffee and CakeThis week we were lucky enough to be included on Pinterest as part of their Coffee and Cake Feature.  A great honour considering the number of pinners there are out there.

We do love our coffee and cake here in the gallery. With so many local options, we really are spoilt for choice.

Filament coffee Pop Up (just up the street Great Flat Whites and featuring a small gallery of Red Door works)

Hula juice Bar (just down the street, our favourite juice bar, Their Whilrling Dirlish is our favourite)

Love Crumbs – Westport (a little bit more of a walk but definitely worth it for their devine cakes)

Mary’s Milk Bar (Coffee, amazing hot chocolates and the best ice cream in Edinburgh)

We’ve got lots of Coffee and cake related prints and accessories in the gallery so you can shout about your love for them.

Here are some of our favourites:

7 year Glitch by Seymour

All about Coffee Tea Towel and Matching Coasters by Stuart Gardiner

Coffee Is Good by Hello Memo

A selection of Cards By HAM and Alice Melvin

Make sure you get to indulge in your favourite this weekend!! What are your favourite Coffee Stops?


#FridayFavourites - Coffee and Cake

Saturday, 16 August 2014

David Fleck Workshop

Fleck_Castle Fleck photoWe thought you’d like to see how much work went into producing David Fleck Workshop, which was held last night at The Museum After Hours event on Chambers Street, Edinburgh.  It has been a while in the making and if you’ve been following this blog, you will have seen some of the progress.  Above you can see david collecting research photographs a-top The National Museum of Scotland.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADavid chose to focus upon the skyline, and expertly paired the bustling view down into silhouette shapes.  The final panorama is composed of 4 individual scenes.  Eachcene was then carefully hand cut out of board and pin board materials.  All cut by hand, by David Fleck in his Glasgow Studio.


The silhouette shapes were laid on top of each other, creating a three dimensional effect and the layers of board highlighting the outline of the buildings.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Each scene was then carefully mounted into a frame, making it sturdy enough for our eager workshop participants to add embellishments to the final design.


David Fleck adds his own embellishment first though, creating an elegant foreground scene, with the backdrop waiting to be completed.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this rare look into an artist’s process.  The final pieces will be on display in The National Museum of Scotland for about a month from today. If you can’t make it along, David Fleck’s work is available online for you to browse here and we will pop up some photos of the final pieces here next week.  Thanks to David and The National Museum of Scotland for having us along last night.

David Fleck Workshop

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Hot Air Balloons


Artists often develop imagery that runs through their practice, adding debth to their folio, this is most definitely true of screen-printer, Freya Cummings and her love of Hot Air Balloons.Westerly600 Her newest print, “Westerly” (above) is an excellent example of her hot air balloon motif which is reminiscent of a rainbow, with added texture and hints of gold and silver foiling.Fairy Tale600Freya’s works mix the photo real with sketched details, repeat patterns and overlapping layers to produce a real 3 dimensional feel to her imagined scenes.cardsetThis week, Freya has expanded her range of works to include for the very first time, digitally printed greetings cards and notebooks.

hotgossipsmallsetSQWhile neither the card sets or note book can include the hint of gold and silver foil which adds so much depth to her elaborate screen prints, the charm, patternation and timeless vintage feel comes through in her notebook covers to inspire you to doodle, draw or write within.

Summer600Freya’s lstest collection also includes some prints which reference the natural world, exploring some of the backgrounds to her hot air baloon sceens in more detail.  Click here to view her full collection.


Hot Air Balloons

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Edinburgh inspired artworks


The historic Grassmarket has proven an enticing subject for many of our Illustrators and artists, above you’ll see Susie Wright’s screenprint and below Eilidh Muldoon’s digital print, both of whom have a larger range of Edinburgh inspired artworks.  It is interesting to see how differently two artists treat similar subjects, so we’ve pulled together a few other local talents to shine a spotlight on this beautiful, Festival filled city of ours.EM_GrassmarketPubsThe bustling Grassmarket is a home to a fabulous mix of shops, cafes, pubs and the weekend market sees the location being used as intended with stall holders selling their wares come rain or shine.  Well worth a wonder through if you are in town.auldreekieedinburgh

Above is Heather More’s interpretation of the Edinburgh Skyline, clearly composed to highlight The Scot Monument, Edinburgh castle and a few famous Fringe venues too.  Heather has captured Edinburgh as you find it today, a little dreich, good “Auld Reekie”.Mile Long Street

Above is Libby Walker’s excellent black and white digital print titled “Mile Long Street”.  While the title of this piece is suggestive of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, the details, shops and places shown are not all to be found on this famous street.  The Red Door Gallery is in there and we are very happy here on Victoria Street.  What Libby’s print shows, is a route taken wondering around the old town, choosing her favourite spots to pop in along the way.  The layered up composition is reminiscent of our higgledy-piggledy streets which loop up and over in a charming, yet often confusing way.  Kites-Over-the-Crags-1SQ-510x510David Fleck’s “Kites Over the Crags” is his newest addition to his array of Edinburgh prints.  The textures created in this print add to the atmosphere of Edinburgh, once again creating a dreich feel to the city, enhanced by the cheery kites, making the most of the busteling breeze.Blue Edinburgh

KM_skyine_edinburghJust when you think Edinburgh is all greys, along comes Kate Mclelland to remind you there is plenty of colour in this town!  Blues of the sky in summer, the bright greens of our many gardens and the odd splash of fireworks too, espcially at this time of year!

Our special selection of Edinburgh and Scottish themed art works can be found here.

Edinburgh inspired artworks