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.

shipwrecked note book, pocket books, foil embossed, navy, tom pigeon, notebook collection

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.

Frida Kahlo, Pin Badge, Brooch, Frida, Feminist, Strong Woman, Influential artist

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!

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Have Your Portrait Painted for £20!

have-your-portrait-painted-by-and-smile-at-the-red-door-gallery-20-11-2016We are *DELIGHTED* to announce that “And Smile Studio” is taking over our window as her “Live Portrait Painting” booth for 1 day only!  Sunday, November 20th is the date and £20 is the price, which is a total bargain.  We have limited places so book yours early, though our Eventbright Page to avoid disappointment.  This site is for reservations only, so pretty please book with the certainty you can attend, will attend and be sure to pop in to our Victoria Street Gallery, with 10 minutes to spare for your coveted time slot.  img_5320For your £20, you will walk away with one bright n cheery, head and shoulders, watercolour portrait of one sitter on lovely watercolour paper!  The painting will be A5 sized (that’s 148 x 210 mm in real terms) and knowing how beautiful these will be, on the day, we will have the option for you to add a frame for £10 to £12. Frida Print We have had the pleasure of working with the tallented Viktorija Semjonova for a few years now, so many of you Red Door fans will recognise her “Frida” above.  Victorija works under the moniker “And Smile” and you can learn a little more about her and have a wonder through her exisitng pins and portraits for sale, here.

Society of Crossed Pencils PinThe same Sunday November 20th of “And Smile’s” portrait day also sees the launch of Edinburgh’s Christmas Celebrations for 2016 with Light Night.  Its a wonderful day to be in town, with plenty of festive spectacles to behold, why not make a day of it and book your portrait slot now? trees-wrapIt does seem a long way off still, but we are getting a little festive here in the Gallery, (don’t tell anyone, but our Christmas Tree might be out already) with the temperature dropping, our thoughts turn to Gifting, and we think a personal portrait could offer the perfect Christmas Gift to a loved one, so we will even wrap it for you, for just £2… yes, we have stocked up on Christmas wrap already 🙂

Happy Guy Fawkes Night Folks!



Have Your Portrait Painted for £20!

Thursday, 3 November 2016

The feeling of Hygge

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The Danish word Hygge (pronounced Hoo-ga) is currently the hip word of the moment as we head in to the winter months ahead. The closest definition in the english language is warmth and cosiness.

Denmark was voted the Happiest country in the world this year, and we can’t help feeling its down to Hygge. The Danes are kings and queens of creating warmth and coziness within their homes, so lets take their cue in winter months ahead.

christmas jumper, festive knitwear, hello sunshine, necklace, jewellery, LasercutWe all love a cosy jumper as the weather takes a turn – Hello Sunshine Jumper Necklace

As the nights draw in and we head in doors to seek comfort and spend time with the ones we love. It’s the perfect time to prepare our homes and get them ready for the festive months ahead and creating that “Hygge” feeling.

Mina Braun, Illustration, Screen Print, Colourful, Wooly BlanketThe Warm Wooly Blanket  by Mina Braun – The perfect definition of Hygge.
soho shoulder bag, leather, screen printed, hand bag, atomic sodaThe perfect match, supple leather and graphic screen printed fabric. 

We’ve got so much to share with you as we approach our busiest time of year. It’s a little like Christmas every day with the arrival of so many exciting new products and art works. One of our favourite new arrivals so far are, the beautiful new bags and pouches from Atomic Soda in collaboration with Minakani. The perfect Autumn Winter wardrobe update.

doral-twist-oceano-putty-570x708     So many gorgeous new colours and patterns arriving soon!

The softest Lambswool scarves and mitts arriving from Orkney based Mixter Maxter Knitwear. Wrap up warm and protect yourself against the elements in style. With more gorgeous new knitwear to follow, which we will showcase in the coming weeks.

We have so many autumn inspired prints to evoke the warm and cosy vibe. Here are a few of our favourties.

AutumnWe love Essi Kimpimaki’s take on an Autumnal Day in the park.Scottish Mountain Digital Print by Susie WrightLet’s escape to the hills!

Susie Wright’s Scottish Mountain has got us wanting to head for the hills on a crisp Autumn Day wrapped up in our Woollens.

cosy gallery, warmth, gallery cornerOne of our many cosy corners

Whether you’re after autumnal prints, a new winter bag or knitwear to keep you super cosy. We’ve got something for everyone behind our Red Doors.

Come visit us or shop online from the comfort of your favourite chair by the fire. Let us help you make the cold months ahead cosy ones! – Hygge 🙂

The feeling of Hygge

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Happy Halloween - Cats, Skulls and Spooky Delights


It’s almost Halloween, one of our favourite times of year for dressing up and Pumpkins Galore. We’re not out for the shock value this year with our Halloween goodies.  Just lots of subtle spooky and slightly sinister prints and accessories in the gallery, with the odd nod to some pretty cool dress up ideas.

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If you love a Sugar Skull then we’ve just had a drop of new tri coin purses from SodaKitsch. Now featuring Foil Blocked Sugar Skulls.

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They pair perfectly with Rich Fairhead’s Tat Skull Risograph Prints. You better be quick as the Limited Edition Gold Risograph is running low. It’s also available in Black.

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Peter Carrington’s prints make the viewer question if these are images of science, nature, mystical or the occult. A beautiful and inspiring collection of work. What do you see? If you haven’t see it yet, there’s still time to check out the fox Peter drew as part of his window exhibition with us.

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We are extremely privilege to have the beautiful new book and set of limited edition prints by prolific Edinburgh based Artist Kirsty Whiten. Kirsty has worked with us here in the gallery for a number of years and we love her new work. We are offering a Print and Book deal in the Gallery for £26. Individually her Book is £20 and Prints £12 each. Call in for details.

Yellow Geo Chalk Stick Neckklace by Monstrous PencilWhether you’re going Spacey or Witchy with your Fancy Dress we think this Monstrous Pencil necklace would be quite a cool edition to your outfit and jewellery box there after. Its gorgeous Zingy Lime/Yellow colours really pop.

gemma correll, humour, cards, illustration, patchesIs It a pug? Is it a Skull? It’s a Pugskull! The perfect Halloween Patch. Comes as a set of 3 Tattoo Patches by Gemma Correll x Ohh Deer.

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Eye Eye!! Maybe you could be an alien from another planet with an third eye? We’d advise pinning to your jumper and not your head though, Ouch!! Newly Arrived from Ark.


Last minute and need a super quick dress up? These new dress up kits by Clockwork Soldier are for kids but we’re sure you could make it work. An outfit We’re sure even Tony Stark would be impressed by.

Pop on over to our Pinterest board and see what Halloween Ideas we’re pinning this month.

Trick or Treat!

Happy Halloween - Cats, Skulls and Spooky Delights