Sunday, 14 December 2014

Ashley's Christmas Gift Ideas!

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Here’s The Red Door Gallery’s Ashley Jessiman ‘in disguise’ and on the hunt for super cool Artwork. Her fabulous handpicked selection include some great prints, cushions, jewellery and quirky products. Click HERE for all of Ashley’s choice gifts for friends, family and nearest and dearest this Christmas. Enjoy:)


Ashley's Christmas Gift Ideas!

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Victoria Street Sparkles





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Glitz, glamour and 3D projections are heading to the Grassmarket to delight Christmas shoppers this weekend, come along to see how brightly Victoria Street Sparkles!  The dazzling spectacle on the corner of Victoria Street and the grassmarket on 11th & 12th and again on 18th & 19th December with live showings at 5.30pm, 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm.


Greater Grassmarket is also providing local businesses with free LED light Christmas trees for outside their premises to bring a winter wonderland feel to the area and Christmas trees will be available to buy on Saturdays and Sundays throughout December.


If you are looking for some great, original Christmas gifts, head to the Grassmarke to find a winter spectacle of lights and small buisnesses with bright, local gift ideas.  We hope to see you then!


This lovely photo of The Red Door Gallery was on The Edinburgh Reporter website.











Victoria Street Sparkles

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Deck The Walls

mainwalls-text copy-600 Giving the gift of art work supports a chain of individuals, here’s the story behind what was on our walls for Small Business Saturday!  Each screen print(above by Rich Fairhead, Mina Braun and Emily Hogarth) is hand pulled by the artist in an excellent, local facility like Edinburgh Printmakers.  By gifting art work you support the artist, the printmakers workshop and of course, the The Red Door Gallery team.  Why not Deck The Walls this Christmas?merryonochroms copy-190Lindsey Brown’s works are flying high!  Lindsey lives and works in Edinburgh and part time here in The Red Door Gallery!  See her Christmas Gift Guide here and see her latest prints from her October Exhibition.walls-brickGood artwork deserves a decent frame and we have an excellent range from our local framers, hand made to fit your piece perfectly.  We do love a white frame, but never fear, black and wooden frames are available to suit all tastes and budgets.  We have  a large range in house and can frame-while-you wait!corby-snow copy2-190New in this week is the most excellently cheery range of interactive weather maps from Corby Tindersticks, the little signs are Velcro backed so you can choose the world’s weather as you see fit.  All of these pieces are created with ethical sourcing at their heart and are intended for Children and fun loving adults alike.More Gift Ideas For Kids here.


Star-Wrap-190 We even have artist and designer made wrapping paper and greetings cards. The bonus of shopping local is you can trace back through each product, a story of other small businesses and support the little guys, which is what Christmas is all about…



Deck The Walls

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Evelina's Christmas Gift Ideas

evelinaThe Red Door’s Evelina has given us a sneek preview of her ChristmasGift list as inspiration for yours!  We are just hoping her family don’t read this *Spoiler Allert* as below you can see a range of her gift ideas and exactly who they are intended for.


Evelina has recently finished her Masters in Fine Art, specialising in Sculpture and as you can see below, she has a great sense of colour!  Evelina is also a huge fan of the beaded necklace you can see in her gift choices selected for her younger sister.  This beauty is not available in our online shop as each piece is unique, just as with the watch part cufflinks selected for Evelina’s boyfriend.  If you would like to hear more, just give us a call on 01314773255 or email Evelina@edinburghart.com for more information.


To view Evelina’s collection in our online shop and to learn a little more about her, click here or the images below if something catches your eye!


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Evelina's Christmas Gift Ideas

Friday, 21 November 2014

New Tom Pigeon Jewels

tompigeonThe Lovely Pigeon that we all know and love here in the gallery has had an re-brand and is now Tom Pigeon. Beautiful geometric jewellery, prints and stationary continue with a few added extras all with the same attention to detail and style we love them for. We’ve been lucky to have the lovely Kirsty of Tom Pigeon make our windows look beautiful for Christmas, with lots of pieces from their new collection.


A bit of a sucker for anything geometric, We’re quite big fans of their collection. This weeks jewellery blog is dedicated to all things Tom Pigeon. Today we are featuring some old favourites and new.


The piece we’re most excited to share with you is their new Totem Necklace. We’ve all been lusting after it over on Instagram as bit by bit the Tom Pigeon camp have been sharing little glimpses of what was to come!! It was definitely worth the wait and we’ve all been coveting the beautiful piece as soon as it landed in the gallery.


A stunning mixed media piece made from, Brass , Durat, Acrylic and Wood . Totem is a collaboration with the Finnish materials manufacturer Durat and is a playful take on Postmodernism. It will be available on our website from this weekend or pop in to the gallery on Victoria Street to see this beauty up close.


 


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The first of Tom Pigeons metal/formica collection and still one of the favourites with staff and customers alike are the Copper and Mint Tri Earrings and Copper Bar Necklace. We love the mix of copper and mint in this collection.


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Then came the welcomed addition of the Brass collection. Available in the same styles as the copper but now pairing brass with Bright Coral, Bright Yellow and Soft Grey Formica.


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The Fraction collection took it to the next level with bold hexagonal and triangle brooches and earrings with brass and copper triangle accents. The brooches look great on their own or as a cluster together.


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Another new range under Tom Pigeon is their Grid Collection, with styles for both men and women. Necklaces, Earrings, Cufflinks and Tie Pins. Made from Solid Copper, Silver and Brass.  Here’s a little insight in to the collection from the creators.


‘The Grid collection is a graphic jewellery collection inspired by the Italian radical design group Superstudio, our love of graph paper and a little bit of Studio 54 glamour’.


Copper Rectangle Grid Earrings


With so many beautiful pieces to choose from. We all want one of each!


Keep your eye on the blog for pictures and info on their window installation.


 



New Tom Pigeon Jewels

Friday, 7 November 2014

#FridayFavourites - New Arrivals

FridayFavouritesWe’re not quite sure where this year has gone, November already, it’s passed us in a flash!


We’ve got Christmas on the mind and lots of new arrivals to share with you. It’s time to get writing those Christmas lists in the hope that special someone might get you just what you’re after.


I’m sure some of these #friday favourites – New Arrivals might just take your fancy!


We’re pleased to share with you the news that Susie Wright has produced a 2nd edition of her popular Mineral Stag screen print. Now in a slightly different colour range with some lovely new colouring and touches.


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New Screen Prints have just arrived from Graham Carter,  His alphabet of animals have beautiful pattern detail within each print. His attention to detail is second to none with such a difficult printing process. In stock we have F for Fox, S for Swan, B for Bee, G for Grizzly Bear and C for Caiman.


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A fun range of books have arrived from Mibo. a great book to teach kids all about the wild life of different regions. Featuring a set of cut out and make animals to acompany each book. Here we’ve featured The Polar Pack. Safari Set and Jungle Crew complete the collection.


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Lindsey Browns range of Cats are attracting lots of attention in the gallery. Our favourite has to be the fluffy Mainecoon that we’ve featured. He’s not alone and has five other friends to accompany him. If you haven’t read it already we featured them all earlier in the week on the blog. You can read it here. Lindsey also has a range of Notebooks too. The Pharoah Owl is our personal favourite.


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The popular pouches from Pleased To Meet are back with a few new designs. The Smoking Bear is the most recent addition. He’s quite an interesting character and available as a print too.


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Last but not least is this beautiful new Notebook from Kirsty Baynham. Kirsty combines intricate geometrics with woodland animals to create her unique range of prints and accessories.  The devil is in the detail.


We hope this has given you some food for thought. Do check out our website and stop by the gallery for lots more new and exciting products.



#FridayFavourites - New Arrivals

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Cats Eyes On You!

We do love our feline friends here in the gallery so were super excited when Lindsey Brown created a range of Cat Prints for her exhibiton with us. With six different beautiful cat’s to choose from, Lindsey has really made our decision difficult.


They are digital prints of Lindsey’s original drawings with beautiful detailed hand painted eyes and noses.  Choosing to highlight the cats most distictive features.


They look great as a collection, in pairs or choose the closest match to your cute kitty at home.


The fluffy Maincoon is closest to my cat at home.  This little cat or not so little, as they are one of the largest breeds of domestic cat. The largest recorded cat making the Guinness Book of Records at 48.5″ Long. It’s also one of the oldest breeds in North America and is the official state cat of it’s native Maine.


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Another Favourite is the British Short Hair.Lindsey has managed to capture it’s plush grey fur and soft round face perfectly. They are one of the most ancient breeds known and are the pedigree version of the domestic cat. One of the most familiar colours of this breed is the British Blue. Not actually blue but a beautiful grey colour.


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With such a striking and interesting face it’s no surprising that Lindsey chose to include the Oriental Cat in her collection. Lindsey has captured the Oriental Cat breed’s characteristic almond-shaped eyes, triangular head shape and large ears in this wide-eyed cat portrait.  The Oriental cats are said to be social, intelligent, and many are rather vocal!


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The Silver Tabby is a  domestic cat featuring distinctive stripes, dots, lines or swirling patterns, usually together with a mark resembling an M on its forehead. Lindsey has perfectly captured the distinctive M on the forehead of her Silver Tabby Cat. The Tabby is also known as the Grey Tiger and is said to have decended from the African Wild Cat.


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Lindsey’s Persian Cat has the characteristic round race and short muzzle the breed is known for. A popular cat for showing with their long flowing coat and distinctive blue eyes. They are also know for their peaceful nature, making them the perfect house cat.


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Lastly in Lindsey’s collection of cat’s is the Korat. An unusual breed originating from Thailand and one of the most ancient natural breeds. Lindsey has captured the Korats large oversize illuminous eyes and heart shaped face. They are known to be intelligent, lively and a playful breed.


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I’m sure you will agree this is a beautiful collection of our feline friends.


Lindsey’s exhibition is on until mid November. Come along to see her stunning collection or Cats, Owls and Birds of Prey.


If you can’t make it along to the gallery then all of Lindsey’s work is available to view and purchase here.



Cats Eyes On You!

Monday, 27 October 2014

Scary Halloween Jewels

jewelleryblog2Not long  now until Trick or Treat, Horror Movie Marathons and Ducking for Apples!!


We’re all looking forward to some pumpkin carving over the next few days and I have the mamouth task of making some rather gruesome open wounds for a Halloween Night Ride!! Think I might need some luck and a lot of patience to get this one right!


If you want to get in the spirit but don’t want to get out the face paints and fancy dress then why not add some subtle Halloween touches to your outfit with some of our cute Halloween inspired jewels this week.


Lets start with the Gruesome severed hand and what lovely rings it bears.


We have a lovely mix of animal heads by Pure Brass Neck and a rather scary flocked spider by Lady Muck. All these rings are available direct from the gallery and aren’t currently on our website. There’s also a cute pair of sparkly bats resting on top of our lovely severed  hand by Lady Muck.


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We have a few Necklaces to jazz up your Halloween Party Frock!


The All Seeing Eye by Lucie Ellen is on an extra long chain so looks great with a dress


Dawn Cluster of Stars by Bonnie Bling  has just the right amount of Sparkle to catch the light!


I Spyz Cats Eyez by I Love Crafty with it’s striking gold mirror eyes. Perfect if you don’t quite have the courage to head out as a black cat.


Lady Muck has you covered for cute little Halloween inspired Earrings. From Pumpkins, Bats, Skulls and Ghosts. There are plenty to choose from! These aren’t available on our website but if you spy a pair that would go perfect with your outfit then get in contact via here or call us at the gallery on 0131 447 3255 and we’ll endeavor to get them sent out on time for Halloween.


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If you have any amazing Halloween Dress inspired by the Halloween goodies we have in the gallery then we’d love to see it!


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Scary Halloween Jewels

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. http://www.pinterest.com/thereddoorgall/halloween-inspiration-illustration/


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.


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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!


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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!


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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!


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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.


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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!


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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