Friday, 17 March 2017

Flower Power! 🌼

windowstreetPhoto taken on a much more spring like day, earlier this week 🌞

It’s a dull rainy day outside. But behind our red doors, our flower game is strong🌺. After the hugely successful workshop at the Monkey Business Themed Museum Lates . We’re still buzzing from seeing all the wonderful head dresses you made in our East End Press workshop. We’ve now got flowers and jungle vibes on the brain. You kinda need them to get you through these dull days. Come on Spring!

botanic gardens, glasgow, plants, greenhouse, tropical, screen print, limited edition, hand pulled, east end pressClose up detail of this beautiful Botanic Gardens Screen Print by East End Press

Someone else we know who loves a pretty flower or two, is our lovely mum! If she’s not so much the green fingered type, we have lots of flower power gifts for her this coming Mother’s Day. (Sunday March 26th – next Sunday!)
Best Mum Ever Card- Show her that sheMore great cards by Allihopa

Our window is currently showing off all manner of tropical goodness. We’re quite partial to a palm or cacti, not only do they look pretty, they’re relatively easy to care for. (who can kill a cacti? raises hand sheepishly 🙋)

cheese plant screen prints, perfect for the non green fingered amongst us

If like us, you’re not so green fingered, why not fill your walls (or your mums walls) with lots of tropical plants and leaves? We love the new prints that have arrived from Hello Marilu. Areca Palm, Cheese Plant and Cacti prints beautifully screen printed in gold foil.


Gorgeous screen printed jungle theme Tote Bag, all sent for the sunnier months ahead with this gorgeous tote by Atomic Soda

We also can’t get enough of the new range of bags and travel accessories by Atomic Soda. They’ve got us thinking about those balmy summer days (I’m sure we’ve maybe had one or two of those days in Scotland right? 🤔) Well we may not have them that often in Scotland, but why not treat your mum to this colourful collection to brighten up her day, no matter the weather.

Charlotte, the lady with the flower power, forever inspiring

A staff favourite is the beautiful Charlotte by And Smile. Such a colourful and inspiring lady we’d love to meet. She’s part of Viktorija’s ever expanding collection of strong ladies. A picture so full of colour, she’s sure to be at home amongst the wild flowers.

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This beautiful and inspiring card by Maria Rikteryte would be the perfect card for lovely mums & special friends.

beautiful resin jewellery by JoJo Blue Design

It may not be flowers but it is bright and beautiful. The new jewellery from Edinburgh based jeweller Jojo Blue Design.  This unique handmade necklace is eye catching and made by layering mint coloured resin and then inlaying with vibrant acrylic design. Described as mini acrylic paintings captured within.

Flower Power Goodies for your beautiful mum!

It’s so difficult to narrow down our collection of flowery goodness in to just one blog. Head on over to our Instagram page to see our favourite flower pics alongside the wonderful East End Press head dresses from the Museum Lates workshop

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We have to end our blog on the sunniest flowers of them all, Mr Sunflower. Here he is transformed in to a super cute enamel pin, just waiting to brighten up your day on your favourite lapel. Thanks to Jo of Hello Sunshine for bringing this little guy into our lives and brightening up those grey days like today! 🌻

Have a Happy Weekend and a Happy St. Patricks Day to all our lovely Irish Friends. 🍀

Flower Power! 🌼

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

We Got This Ladies!

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It’s International Women’s Day. A day that has been celebrated since 1911. Let’s stand tall with all those inspiring ladies in our lives both past and present. Let’s be roll models for the little ladies of the future and let them see they can go out and achieve whatever they want and to use their voice for the greater good.

In 2017 the fight is stronger than ever to be whoever and whatever we want to be no matter our gender. Ladies and men across the world have been fighting the good fight for gender equality for years, let’s keep spreading the word. We Got This Ladies!

international womans day with all these inspirational ladies who rock

Strong female figures have been a massive influence to artists and designers around the world, many of the artists behind our Red Doors have brought their love for them alive in print. Here are some of our favourites from behind our red doors.

international womans day with all these inspirational ladies who rock

Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History! Princess Leia, the kick ass princess we all wished we were. A great roll model for all ladies past and present. The late Carrie Fisher was well known for championing Women’s rights. We’re sure she would have loved this print. The perfect print for the strong ladies in your life.

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Showing us all you can be whoever you want to be. The much loved Jessica Fletcher in Murder She Wrote, played by Dame Angela Lansbury. Fictional writer turned super Sleuth solving crimes faster than the detectives could. Super lady herself Victorija of And Smile illustrates fabulous strong women both fictional and well known.

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Another inspirational lady, beautifully illustrated by Viktorija is the late great Frida Kahlo. A strong female figure respected the world over.Frida Print

Frida once said about herself:

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.”

A strong statement that many of us can relate to, from a unique and colourful lady. Wear your love for Frida with pride in this cute pin by And Smile

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The much loved Gemma Correll has touched many a heart with her illustrations depicting the everyday life of being  a women, warts and all.

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It sometimes feels like she’s reading our minds. She makes us feel like we’re not alone  with her quirky style, and that we can all feel a little socially awkward sometimes.

perils of overthinking, notebook, gemma correll, ohh deerI’m sure many of us can relate to The Perils of Overthinking.

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We love thi range of ceramic brooches and bowls by Rebecca Brown, With so many amazing facial expressions they are so hard to choose from. These ladies look like pretty cool cats that couldn’t really give a f**k!  🙊 We’re pretty sure they would love to hang out on your lapel or jumper though. They’ve got the glare down perfectly. Daria would be proud! These are available from the gallery and will be online this week. we got this ladies by Heather More

We have to end this blog on the super new card arrival by Heather More. It’s inspired this blog title and really hits home on what today has been about. We got this ladies!



We Got This Ladies!

Saturday, 4 March 2017

It"s Cocktail Hour

cocktailhour1The weekend is in sight and what better way to toast it than with a cheeky cocktail. 😉 The arrival of new artist Crispin Finn and their fabulous Cocktail Tea Towels and Cards, has got us all in the mood for cocktails.

Martini, if itThe Martini– Make like Mad Men and have a round of Martinis with Lunch. Favoured by Roger Sterling.

We’re pretty lucky here in Edinburgh with so many Award Winning Cocktail Bars. One of our favourite local haunts is Under The Stairs, We recommend their Cactus Jack cocktail, and whilst you’re checking out their cocktail list, check out the walls too, They’ve got a rotating display of the fabulous work we sell behind our red doors.

Under The Stairs our favourite local Old Town Haunt

Make like these new stylish ladies by our very own Lindsey Brown. Ready for a night on the town, we imagine these would be their cocktails of choice and their favourite accessories.


Polly is a G& T kinda girl, matching her outfit with a SodaKitsch Purse and cute ceramic brooch. She’s keeping her Post its at hand for her plans for World Domination.beautiful collage ceramic broochSophia likes to keep it old school and opts for an Old Fashioned, pairing her super cool red hair with this purse by Atomic Soda and Ceramic Brooch by Claire Henry.


We’re sure your lovely mum likes a cocktail or two and what better way to celebrate upcoming Mother’s Day (26th March) by treating her to some of the finest cocktail bars your city has to offer. Day or Night (we don’t judge 😉 )

canvas and leather pouch, perfect purse or small makeup bagThese beautiful ceramic brooches by Claire Henry are available from our gallery on Victoria Street and will be online soon. If you would like more information on them in the mean time, just drop us an email and we’ll be happy to help. 🙂

awright pal floral ceramic broochIf you haven’t seen them already, you must check out the wonderful limited edition screen print collaboration by Georgia Bosson and Cecile Vessey featuring some of their favourite places in the UK. We were pretty excited about Edinburgh being featured, as were all you lovely people. It’s flying off our shelves.

edinburgh, hogmany, city views, screen print, georgia bosson, cecily vesseyWhat are your favourite cocktails? We can hear the cocktail shaker……….see you at the bar! 🍸🍹

Have a great weekend.


It"s Cocktail Hour

Friday, 10 February 2017

Dynamic Duos and Perfect Partners

Perfect Partners and Dynamic Duos, WhoWith Valentines Day only a few days away, we’ve got some pretty strong couple inspiration in the gallery at the moment. Maybe some of these dynamic duos remind you of just how special your other half is.👩❤️👨

stars are braw, ah love ye, I know this dynamic duo have serious couple goals. Send some Love this Valentines Day

The ever popular Ah Love Ye by The Grey Earl has been flying out our doors these past few weeks, Is your relationship like Han and Leia’s? It’s the perfect print to show your Star Wars mad loved ones just how much you love them. 💖

We love the cinematography and cute love story of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom. Viktorija of And Smile has captured this cute couple perfectly in her affordable digital print £26 Framed and £12 unframed

Susie and Sam, the cute characters from Wes Anderson

We’re sure you’ll agree from this clip that it would make perfect Valentines viewing.


You may say I’m a dreamer……..but I’m not the only one…  This limited edition screen print would be perfect for the music fan. Charlotte Farmer has perfectly captured John and Yoko looking super cool.

John and Yoko Ono limited edition screen print by Charlotte Farmer featuring popular Imagine lyrics.

Do you and your lover, Love Tattoos and Tea? We’ve got the perfect gifts for you. New behind our red Doors are these great His and Hers Mugs from Stuart Gardiner. You’ll know the name for the ever popular food and drinks Tea Towels. He’s now branched out into mugs and we LOVE these.

Tattooed Tea Lovers Mug Hers Tattoo Lovers Love Tea, we love these new mugs from Stuart Gardiner

Keeping the theme going with Tattoo Couples by Rich Fairhead. These popular designs are available as mini prints, Black & White A4 and coloured Risograph A3 (which can be purchased framed) Which would you choose?

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Grab one of these pins by Sarah Ray and show the world you love being with your ‘weird one’. It doesn’t have to be all cutesy and flowery, we’ve got gifts for all, no matter your relationship status! 😻


Show your loved ones they matter, no whatever the day of the week. Sending our ❤️ to all our wonderful customers, artists and loved one this snowy Friday.

Keep Cosy!

Dynamic Duos and Perfect Partners

Friday, 3 February 2017

Say it with Flowers

this valentines day, say it with flowers, so many great alternatives to give your loved ones this Valentines DayYou know Spring is on the horizon when you start to see daffodils popping up in the shops. Any glimpse of spring is welcome in these dark days.

this valentines day, say it with flowers, so many great alternatives to give your loved ones this Valentines Day

Flowers are a lovely way to show just how much you love that special someone on Valentines Day or any day of the week you wish really. If your other half isn’t particularly green fingered then why not say it with flowers in a completely different way?


We’ve got lots of flower themed art prints, jewellery, stationery and more, here are a few of our favourite flowery gifts.

A Bouquet of PheasantsDid you know a collection of Pheasants are called a Bouquet? neither did we until good ol’ Mister Peebles educated us with their Collective Noun Calendar this year. Check out more collective nouns of your favourite animals here.

Rabbit with Flowers PrintWho could resist this little guy bearing flowers? We love this cute print by Sarah Ray. If you look closely his eyes are flowers. 🙂 He’s sure to melt many a heart.

flower seller, jeff josephine, print, bunches of flowersWe love the beautiful colours Sophie of Jeff Josephine uses throughout her print series. This is one of our favourites, Flower Seller. If you dream of flowers in abundance or you’re drawn to the flower stall at your local market, You’re sure to love this print.

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We’ve lots of botanical jewellery that would make pretty special gifts. Treat her to Hello Sunshines beautiful Cheese Plant Necklace or how about her popular Enamel Sunflower Lapel pin?

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Or how about this gorgeous collection from Lucie Ellen? It may be cold and chilly outside but you can take the summer vibes with you, wherever you go. 🙂

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We love this wash bag and it’s bright orange flowers. Surprise that special someone to a trip away with this beautiful wash bag. Perfect for all your city breaks.FloralWashbagThis flowery couple by Claire Fleck make the perfect gift for your loved one. They’re quite the romantic dapper couple and we’re sure they’d be a very welcomed gifts this Valentines Day.

Flower Gentleman by Claire Fleck

Flower Lady by Claire Fleck

Buy them something different this year. Check out our Love Thing section for quirky and unusual gifts.

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Say it with Flowers

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

For the love of Animals

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The big V.Day is on the horizon and prefering not to take too lovely dovey a route,  We’ve got loads of great humourous cards to give that special person this year. Especially if they’re a little bit of an animal lover too. We do love our furry friends here, but we also have some unlikely animal friends that are sure to raise a smile and warm the heart. 🙂

mwa, wrong end dear, stick insectsMwa Wrong end dear!! Poor stick insects, they just can’t catch a break, easy mistake to make for these little guys. We love this humourous print by Sarah Ray. Availabe as a print and a greetings card.

Foxy Lady‘You know you’re a cute little heart breaker………Foxey’  We’re sure old Jimmy had many foxy ladies in his time, this little purse by Chase and Wonder would be a welcome gift for your own foxy lady this Valentines Day or why not treat yourself? Also available as a Wash Bag too.

chameleonJust can’t keep your eyes off that special someone? This little drooling cameleon knows the feeling. We’ve just had a delivery of loads of great animal themed love cards from Stormy Knight.

canary, aviary, yellow canaries, laser etched jewellery, wood, acrylic, animal jewlleryThese cute little canary birds hanging out in their aviary would make a lovely gift for that special someone. We have more little canary goodies available from Hello Sunshine to complete the set.

cat whisperer, pretty, modest cat, illustration, gemma correllWe just can’t complete the blog without a mention of our favourite loyal furry friends, The queen of loveable pugs and cat humour is of course Gemma Correll, she’s sure to have something reminicent of your favourite pet. She captures animal personalities just perfectly 🙂

gemmagc-064_frenchie_kissesThe perfect card for French Bull Dog Lovers.

sausages_600We couldn’t miss this little guy out. Forever a customer favourite is this little sausage by Emily Mackenzie.

Cat Studs1Did some one say Cat’s in Hearts? The perfect way to show your crazy cat lady, just how much you love her. Despite her out of control cat obession (as if there’s such a thing!). We love these laser etched and hand painted earring by Twiggd, they come in a rainbow of colours but we’ve got our eyes on the mint ones 😉

Whether it’s for Valentines Day or just to treat yourself to some great Animal Themed delights. We’re sure to have you covered. Check out our Animal Kingdom section for more great animal gifts.


We can’t keep the news of these guys to ourselves. We’ve just taken delivery of a fab collection of prints by Alice Tams. These love bird Sailor Swallows would make the perfect gift!

Swallows by Birds in Hats at The Red Door Gallery





For the love of Animals

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Roll up.....Roll up - grab the last of our Sale bargains

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We’re coming to the end of what’s meant to be the most depressing week on the year 🙁 What would be a better way to start next week off with a bang?  A little bit of retail therapy of course. Nothing feels better than finding that item you’ve had your eye on for awhile and it’s now at a bargainous price…..yay!!

Grab yourself a Sale bargain and help us make space for all the wonderful new work arriving from artists old and new this year.

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It’s never too late to write down your intentions for the year ahead. We love these mini shipwrecked series of notebooks by Tom Pigeon. The perfect set of 3 to organise your year ahead in pocket friendly size. Was £12 Now £10

Yoga Shopping BagNew You, New Yoga Bag? What better way to get you motivated for a year of New You than this humorous Yoga Tote By Gemma Correll. Show everyone you know your down dog from your cobra with this cute tote. You’ve got this! Was £9 Now £7.75

Mountain CushionHave the urge to climb mountains this year? or just build mountains of cushions? This cute cushion is sure to inspire you no matter what you choose. Create the Hygee feeling at home with some of our bargain sale cushions. Was £28 Now £24

Spal MugSpal Teapot Abstract Design

Give yourself the wake up call that you need in the morning with this graphic Teapot by Rude. This will certainly have you ready to seize the day. It also comes with a matching mug too.  Teapot – Was £45 Now £32, Mug – Was £9 Now £8.

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California Dreaming? This dreamy print by Essi Kimpimaki is sure to have you thinking of the summer months ahead. update your walls in the winter months with some inspiring prints and remind yourself that these darks days will soon be over. Was £20 Now £17

Huffin Puffin


Fill your home with positive prints so that you start 2017 off on the right foot. This Puffin by Mister Peebles is sure to make you reach for the sweat bands and get running. Was £20 Now £18.

We have lots more Sale Goodies behind our Red Doors. If you’re in the area come and have a rummage through our SALE SECTION before it’s gone!

Have a lovely weekend and a little bit late to the table but here’s to a wonderful 2017 to all our wonderful customers and artists. 🙂


Roll up.....Roll up - grab the last of our Sale bargains

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Our Pin Game Is Strong!

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Like Queen B says “If you liked it then you should have put a pin on it”

Without giving away our age, we remember the first enamel pin craze. Its return is bringing back our childhood memories of pinning them to our bags, denim jackets, lapels, you name it, it had a pin on it.

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It’s an affordable way for artists to get their designs out to the masses. Its also much more affordable way for consumers to share their views from everything from politics, art, design to their favourite foods and animals.

If you’ve popped through our Red Doors lately, you’ll see we’re rocking a strong pin game at the moment. So many of our favourite artists are producing their own enamel pin badges and our collection is growing by the day.

VW Camper Van, Volkswagen, Enamel Pin, Brooches, Vans, Hello SunshineThis guy has been driving off into many sunsets recently. A customer favourite. :)

Hello Sunshine has expanded her much loved Jewellery collection to include gorgeous pin brooches for Cat Lovers and Campervan Aficionados alike. She’s also rocking quite the enviable pin game herself!!

hello sunshine, strong pin game, enamel pin badges, brooches, metal pinsAll of the beautiful pins above are available in the gallery and in our online shop

hello sunshine, strong pin game, enamel pin badges, brooches, metal pinsJo’s enviable collection of pins of old and new, her cat Toby is checking that he’s been included.

Vicky from Woah There Pickle has captured our hearts with her Nostalgic Collection of Pins. We’ve just taken delivery of her new additions. Her Cheeky Calculator definitely tickles our Childlike minds. 🙂

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We love hearing the sound of laughter from our card corner. We have so many great humorous cards up there. The Jolly Awesome Card range is definitely one of our customer favourites. You can now take their wit with you everyday with their collection of enamel pins.

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pug life, pugs, enamel pins, jolly awesomeThis little pug is a customer favourite. As is the ever popular I need Coffee!!I Need Coffee PinTo round off our Pin collection this week, this lady needs no introduction after her upcoming workshop sold out in record time! The lovely And Smile Studio.

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You’ll know her for her fabulous pop icon collection of print and badges. Now delving into the Enamel pin game. We have 2 of her most popular pins in the gallery Frida Kahlo and the dynamic duo Sherlock and Watson.


Here they are hanging out with Toby the Cat 😉 These guys need cat as a sidekick!!


If you’re a stationery addict like us, then you’ll need to join her Society of Crossed Pencils. There are rules to follow though. Are you a true stationery addict?

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If you happen to be in the area this coming Sunday, please stop by and see Victorija in action. She’ll be doing 10 min portraits live in our window. Unfortunately all the spaces are now SOLD OUT but we have an extensive collection of her pin and prints to buy in the gallery, if you love her quirky illustrative style.

Keep your eyes on our FACEBOOK PAGE this Sunday for our And Smile Competition, it is very simple and you could win a print 🙂

Let’s be seeing your pin game!!





Our Pin Game Is Strong!