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!


Trick or Treat?



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

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