Thursday, 24 July 2014

Track Cyclist

trackcyclingAfter the launch of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last night, the indoor track cycling kicks off today in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.  Both the Red Door Team and our customers are big fans of cycling and can’t wait to tune in to watch some of the action.

Here are some of our favourite Cycling Inspired prints to mark the occassion.

The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome by Tommy Perman

Track Cyclist by Rebecca Kaye

Cycling Quotes Postcards by Rebecca Kaye

With Mountain Biking and Road Cycling still to follownext week, there’s lots of cycling to tune in for.

Track Cyclist

Saturday, 19 July 2014

On The Jazz

IMG_20140719_135402Edinburgh’s Grassmarket is home to FREE music this afternoon as part of the Edinburgh Jazz Festival.  Our day has been filled with inspirational toe tapping which is  being performed live just around the corner from us.  Why, we are all on the jazz!

The International Jazz festival is an amazing chance to hear live music performed throughout the city, from free venues through to all time heros filling beautiful spaces like Edinburgh’s Queens Hall and Festival Theatres, there’s sure to be something for everyone!  For more information click here.

There is a great history of music inspiring art works, above is Louise Smurthwaite’s “Blue Jazz” which as the title implies, has a strong relationship back to music, we believe it was designed for an album cover.  Have a look at some of Louise’s other works here.

On The Jazz

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Victoria Street's cool, officially!

filename_ext_2971010kNot that our beautiful Red Door Gallery made it into the photo frame, but we’re pleased to see that lovely Victoria Street has made it into ‘British 20 Coolest Streets’ in the  Telegraph last weekend!  This means Victoria Street’s cool, officially!

““Victoria Street is just a stone’s throw from the Royal Mile and probably the most picturesque location in the city,” says Edward Douglas-Home of Knight Frank Edinburgh. “It is a quirky, traditional cobbled street, with hanging baskets and colourful exteriors.” As well as a wealth of shops, bars and restaurants, there is the Underbelly, one of the main venues during the Festival.”

new red door Our newly painted and florwer-afied  Red Door Shop front is looking super inviting too, we hope you enjoy the view.  Thanks to the greater grassmarket for their help with this venture, look out for photos of our revamp coming to our blog soon, and perhaps to a local newspaper too!

Victoria Street's cool, officially!

Sunday, 6 July 2014

The view from our office!


framesWe had a mega-framing afternoon here in Red Door HQ, as you can see from the wee selection above by Emily MacKenzie, Mister Peebles, David Fleck and Eilidh Muldoon.  They are all £14-£15 unframed and for our lucky local customers, just an extra £12 for the frame, the perfect way to brighten up your home or office.  The view from our office was just delightful today, have a peep below!

behind the sceenes

The view from our office!

Friday, 4 July 2014

#FridayFavourites - Seaside Animals!

fridayfavourites4thjulySchools Out For Summer!!

It’s time to grab that bucket and spade and head for the nearest sandy beach to build sandcastles and spot the local wild life!

If you can’t quite make it to the beach or those pesky rain clouds are looming where you are, we have the perfect art work and accessories to help you feel a little bit closer to the sand and sea.

We’re excited to share with you these FAB! new necklaces from Bonnie Bling. They are sure to grab attention both on and off the beach.

Anchor Brooches by A Wooden Tree – made from beautiful vintage fabric, will look great pinned to your favourite top!

Adorn your walls with some seaside themed art work and breath some sea air in to your homes.

Baltic Sea by David Fleck. A striking piece of a boat entangled by a giant Kraken!

A Pufflings Mother  -  beautifully illustrated print our very own Lindsey Brown.

Love Me! by Pleased To Meet – Everyone’s favourite sea mammal just looking for love!!

What?? Otters by Laura Gee. – These little guys want to know what you are looking at??? They don’t want to lose each other!


We’re all looking forward to spotting our favourite seaside wildlife! What’s yours?


Enjoy your weekend

#FridayFavourites - Seaside Animals!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Napier University student's product design

New Designer’s, London is in full swing this week and is a land mark event for many students attending the Scottish Art and Design Schools.  The Red Door Gallery is pleased to introduce pieces created by 2 recent graduates from Napier University, Edinburgh, both of whom are presently exhibiting at New Designers.  Keiron Calder and Stewart Davies won the chance to exhibit their pieces with The Red Door Gallery as part of a competition run by Napier University and The Red Door Gallery, and we think their designs stand out as rather innovative!

PaperFanBlue InstructionsSQUStewart Davies made this remarkable DIY amplifier which fits most standard phones.  All you need is some time, a stanley knife, cutting mat and a little dab of glue.  Click here to see more details.

blueKeiron Clader created this concept piece, aptly titled “Pocket Regurgitation” which holds all your valuables safely when you come home and empty out your pockets!  Fits most standard phones and comes in 3 pop-tastic colours. Click here to see more details.

Napier University student's product design

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Compeition to win a £250 shopping trip!


July 1st to 31st  is Indie Retailer Month and The Red Door Gallery is celebrating by teaming up with our rather inspirational neighbours independent shops, cafes and the Greater Grassmarket team to bring you one of the most straight forward competitions of all time.

There is so much on offer here in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town that we just want you to come and take a look!  As you meander along, just send out a wee tweet to your favourite businesses, maybe include a wee snap of your most coveted items.  This will give the business a ‘lil Twitter boost and is an excellent way for you to support the local traders, shops, cafes, bars and galleries who help keep your city interesting, yet doesn’t cost you a penny!

As a thank you, you will be entered into a prize draw, the winner will receive £250 to spend in the Greater Grassmarket Area – we’d all quite like that!  Even if you don’t win, perhaps your palls will take the hint come birthday time!

As an extra Red Door thank you, we will re-tweet your tweet (unless you are very naughty!) to our rather substantial followers, so get creative with your photos of The Red Door Gallery!

The competition rules area as follows:

  • One entry per Twitter account per Greater Grassmarket business. To get more entries, you must tweet to more businesses in the Greater Grassmarket area

  • Both the business twitter handle and the hashtag must be included for the tweet to be a valid entry eg #IndieGrassmarket and @RedDoor_Gallery

  • Entries will be accepted from 1st – 31st July (Independent Retailer Month)

  • The £250 prize can be spent in any of the Greater Grassmarket businesses on a date agreed with the Greater Grassmarket BID management.

  • By entering, permission is given to use messages for marketing purposes and the prize winner gives permission to use them and their day out for marketing purposes.

Compeition to win a £250 shopping trip!

Friday, 27 June 2014

#FridayFavourites - New Arrivals!



It’s been an exciting week of sunshine, rain clouds and deliveries of new works to share with all you lovely people.

It always feels a little bit like Christmas when we get deliveries with all our favourite products from the many artists that stock the gallery.

This Friday we are sharing a few of our new arrivals this week.

Night and Day Screen Prints by Lovely Pigeon – Beautiful new geometric prints with silver and gold foil details

Greyfriars Bobby Postcard Sets by Emily MacKenzie - A great set featuring Scotlands favourite Doggie! Also available as an A4 print

Arrow Brooches by Lucie Ellen – Lots of new jewellery has arrived from Lucie, these arrows are also available larger for  on your walls.

Night and Day Owls by Graham Carter - the perfect match for the Night and Day Prints, Print also available

All of our new arrivals are available to purchase in our bricks and mortar gallery on Victoria Street and will be available online from next week.

If you’d like to purchase online in the mean time please drop us a message

We hope you enjoy our favourites this week. Look out tomorrow for our Saturday Superstars!!


#FridayFavourites - New Arrivals!

Saturday, 21 June 2014

#SaturdaySuperstars The Red Door Gallery Window Display

SS_MBwindowThe Red Door Gallery has a new look!  Our window displays are featured above and below!  Have a peep at the summery bags and accessories from Berty B, prints from Mina Braun and Pleased to Meet. SS-AandWLoving these clip AND Zip pueses, clutches and bags from Acorn & Will.

ss-fectionsSome pretty Reflections in our window!  You can just about make out prints from Charlotte Farmer, Scarves from Zixiao Chang and a skate deck by Tommy Perman.


Proudly showcasing necklaces from Lady Muck, Jackdaw by Patrizio Belcampo, Victoria Streeat & Grassmarket by Suzie Wright and Owls by Mibo.

We hope you enjoy walking by enough to come inside, all welcome!

#SaturdaySuperstars The Red Door Gallery Window Display

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Father's Day Illustration Competition ( #illustration )


For an dash of free fun on Father’s day, why not enter our Illustration Compeition?

1)      Choose a part of a bicycle that you can cleverly substitute for an every-day object to represent it (you can use Rebecca Kaye’s “Compendium” print for inspiration!)

2)      Draw your idea on a piece of card 5 inches x 2.5 inches (12.5cm x 6.25 cm)

3)      Take a photo of your design and tweet it to @RedDoor_Gallery, Post it on The Red Door Gallery Facebook Page or tag RedDoor_Gallery on Instagram #SpokeCardComp.

4)      Our resident artist ‘Rebecca Kaye’ will pick a winner to be announced via our twitter and facebook pages

5)      The Prize – a copy of Rebecca Kaye’s ‘Compendium’ print

Like our The Red Door Gallery facebook page or follow us on ‘@RedDoor_Gallery’ on twitter to find out if you’re the lucky winner.

When you are all finished, use the card on your bike as a spoke card!


Above you can see some previous entrants to this competition which we ran in May  – think you can do any better?


Above, from left to right you can see:

1.  A Bike Bell / Door Bell

2.  A Bike Frame / Picture Frame

3.  A Front Wheel Bike Fork / A Fork You Eat With (if your house trained)

4.  A Bike Chain Cassette / A Tape Casette You Listen To Music With (if your old enough to know how)

5.  A Bike Handle Bar / A Handle Bar Moustache

6. Seat / Amazing Seat

7.  A Banna – Fuel for the cyclist / Petrol Pump – Fuel for automobiles

8.  Pump / Pump

9.  Headset / Headset

10. Lamp / Lamp

Happy doodling and Happy Father’s Day to all of your Dad’s.


Father's Day Illustration Competition ( #illustration )

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Red Door Gallery Print Re-hang! #SaturdaySuperstars

IMG_20140613_140439 IMG_20140613_141020(1) IMG_20140614_154328 IMG_20140613_141309Lots of fabulous new illustrations, typographic pieces, foil prints and screen prints have arrived in so we have just finished re-hanging our walls.  It is always so refreshing to see works all dressed up in their propper frame-suits!

You will find most of these goodies in our What’s new section – click here.

As ever, if you can’t find what you are looking for, drop an email to or give us a call any day between 10.30 am and 5.00 pm on 01314773255 Evelina, Ashley, Lindsey or Nicky are on hand to help.

Enjoy your Saturday Night – All Right!

Red Door Gallery Print Re-hang! #SaturdaySuperstars

Friday, 13 June 2014

#Friday Favourites - Top Picks for A Top Dad!


Father’s Day is but only a few days away!! We hope you’ve got your good old dad something special to mark the occassion and to say thank you for all those times he’s helped you out of that tricky situation.!

Here are some of our choice picks for Father’s Day, whether he’s a football fan, likes a good beer or is a dapper gent we should have him covered.

Beer Cans Risograph by Rich Fairhead

World Cup Hair Masters Risograph by Rich Fairhead

How Beer Is Made Tea Towel by Stuart Gardiner

Coffee Coasters by Stuart Gardiner

Man in the Mirror Wash Bag by Chase and Wonder

Wooden Iphone Cases by JOY Collection

London Book Clips by Another Studio

Emporium Prints by Seymour

Treat your Dad in style this Fathers Day!!

Have a great weekend!

#Friday Favourites - Top Picks for A Top Dad!

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The Day Of The Dad - #FathersDay Gift Ideas


With Father’s Day fast approaching this Sunday, we thought you’d like a quick reminder of some of our favourite Fatherly pieces.

Just click on the pictures for more information!  Cards above start at £3 and there are a wee round up in our Father’s Day section in our online shop.  Click here to go straight there.







The Day Of The Dad - #FathersDay Gift Ideas

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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

#SaturdaySuperstars featuring #susiewright #tommyperman











Our Saturday Superstars feature some great home grown Edinburgh Talent!!

We are thrilled to anounce that Susie Wright has release a few more copies of Mineral Stag from her private collection.

Get them fast before they’re no longer available! Its a stunning  14 colour screen print.

Also perfect for Dad this coming Fathers day are Tommy Perman’s Skateboards, a collaboration he did with local skateshop Focus. Perfect for your walls or add some wheels and off you go.

There are 3 designs in the range, Glasgow Bath Street (pictured), Leith Stairs and North Leith Mill. All areas frequented by Skateboarders.

These are limited edition of 50.

All work is available in our gallery on Victoria Street.  Stop by over this sunny weekend and see our ever expanding collection of Art work and Accessories.

#SaturdaySuperstars featuring #susiewright #tommyperman

Saturday, 7 June 2014

New Blog #SaturdaySuperstars -


 Our Saturday Superstars feature some great home grown Edinburgh Talent!!

We are thrilled to anounce that Susie Wright has release a few more copies of Mineral Stag from her private collection.

Get them fast before they’re no longer available! Its a stunning  14 colour screen print.

Also perfect for Dad this coming Fathers day are Tommy Perman’s Skateboards, a collaboration he did with local skateshop Focus. Perfect for your walls or add some wheels and off you go.

There are 3 designs in the range, Glasgow Bath Street (pictured), Leith Stairs and North Leith Mill. All areas frequented by Skateboarders.

These are limited edition of 50.

All work is available in our gallery on Victoria Street.  Stop by over this sunny weekend and see our ever expanding collection of Art work and Accessories.

New Blog #SaturdaySuperstars -

Friday, 6 June 2014

#FridayFavourites featuring @kirstybaynham @printedpeanut @bertybdesigns @jodepankhurstceramics


Lots of new Print and Pattern pieces have arrived in the gallery this week, Beautiful new pieces along with some of your favourites from Kirsty Baynham and The printed Peanut continue to catch our eye and customers alike!

We love the new ceramic pieces from Edinburgh based Jode Pankhurst.  A beautiful range of ceramic vases (complete with your very own cacti) Bowls and Necklaces that have been hand painted in a lovely colour pallete. These aren’t currently available on our website but can be purchased from our Bricks and Mortar Gallery on Victoria Street.

New Mid Century inspired Bags and Scarves from Fife Based artist Berty B. we love the details of the prints, All hand screen printed and made in Scotland. Their bags all feature lovely brown leather straps.  Available in our Bricks and Mortar Gallery and will be online next week. Contact us here if you’d like to order what you see in our Friday Favourites sooner.

We’re  also excited to have back in stock the Pass The Parcel Kits from The Printed Peanut. Fun kits with beautiful gift wrap to add an extra dimension to your Pass the Parcel fun. We also have the gift wrap available to buy at £2 a sheet.

You might be familiar with Kirsty Baynhams work with her signature geometric style. We recently received delivery of a new range of notebooks and postcards. We love these larger notebooks. Available in a variety of designs and sizes.

Hope you’ve enjoyed our Friday Favourites this week.

Have a lovely weekend

#FridayFavourites featuring @kirstybaynham @printedpeanut @bertybdesigns @jodepankhurstceramics