Sunday, 18 September 2016

Be Prepared - Stationery for the lazy!

Monday marks the official start of Uni here in Edinburgh, make sure you’re prepared for the semester ahead with our great range of stationery and note books. Release your inner child with our humour range from Gemma Correll for Ohh Deer. :)


I made this with my bum, gemma correll, ohh deer, back to school, pencil caseEven the most serious amongst us, can’t hold in the chuckle at this cute pencil case!


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Maybe this dreamy unicorn is more your style? Show your love for Scotlands National Animal with this cute chubby unicorn.


daily planner, olliepops, plan your weekThe first week of Uni can be a busy one! Make sure you keep on top of your studies and your social life with this neat planner from Olliepops. Handmade here in Edinburgh.


nope, not a morning person, gemma correll, ohh deerWe’re all familiar with this feeling!! Nope? Fill to the brim with your notes and doodles on those days when you’d really rather be at home in bed!


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Keep your notes in check and your lines straight with the cool geometric range from Ding Ding. Check out Jenna’s great range of Clipboards and Rulers.degrees_of_tiredness


 


We think you might all be familiar with this card by the end of your first semester. :) Send this card to the friend that might need a wee pick me up in the midst of exams.  Let them know that you’re feeling the pain too!


We wish all new students the best of  luck for your coming year, Fight the struggle of your busy schedule with lots of lists!! The brighter the better!


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Be Prepared - Stationery for the lazy!

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Sunday Sale Treats

sale, craft kits, crafty, decoupageIt’s September and most of us are back to work/school/Uni (delete where applicable) and wondering where the summer has gone? We’ve not had many glorious summer days up here in Scotland and so we thought we’re all maybe due a treat……..


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To make way for the exciting new products coming our way this Autumn we’re having a little sale. Why not treat yourself or your kids to some of the great craft kits we have. Perfect for when the weather turns and we’re all snuggled up by the fire on a cold Autumn day.


Sundays always seem to be the perfect day to get the craft kits out. :)


Felt Kit PackagingThese felt toy kits from Corinne Lapierre are great fun, enjoy the satisfaction of stitching your very own toys or gift them to your kids if they’re just too little to make them themselves. :)


Philippa FoxPhilippa Fox is one of our Favourites. Was £14 now £12. Suitable for 10 years and over with a little supervision.


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We love a bit of paper craft no matter our age, Our current range from Mon Petit Art is lots of fun.


Animal Fantasy Decoration Kit - detail 2With so much detail, it would be a beautiful addition to a little girls room. This Fantasy Animal kit is now at the great price of £12.50. Was £16. All Mon Petit Art in now on sale. Click the link to be taken to the full collection.  There’s something for all ages.


Doodle Christmas Stocking ExampleIt’s the dreaded C word, but who doesn’t love some early preparation. These fun stockings from Eat, Sleep, Doodle are now in our sale at the very special price of £9.50 Were £14. Get Christmas ready long before the rush hits. :)


This is just a small selection of what we have to offer in our sale. I’ll end on a personal favourite. This beautiful Catus Print from Please to Meet. It doesn’t only look great, it also serves as a great reminder to feed our little cacti friends! Was £48 Now £40


Cactus PrintGet comfy and browse our extensive Sale Collection, Sunday treats definitely help to ease those Monday Blues! :)



Sunday Sale Treats

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Edinburgh Festival Highlights

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Finally, our daily festival treat has been Guru Dudu’s Silent Walking Tour of Edinburgh going past our cheery red doors…. not so silent and always entertaining!  There may still be time to hop on this singing tour if you are luckySo, what has your highlight of Edinburgh Festival 2016 been?  With the end of the festival now in sight, surely it’s time to make the best of this last weekend.  Here’s a round up of some of our favourite events!


8David O’Doherty was in a big venue this year and we laughed our socks off as he played his Cassio keyboard and sung songs about that strange shopping isle in the middle of Lidl…


Kitten Diagram Shopping BagTotally nonsensical, but look at all the kittens!


11“The Jazz Bar”, just around the corner from us (on Chamber Street), presents inspirational, live music throughout the year.  The Festival brings longer opening hours and so more music!  We caught an excellent line up in their regular, monthly curated night “Bitches Brew”, titled #5 The Party in The Eye of The Storm.


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Finally, our daily festival treat has been Guru Dudu’s Silent Disco Walking Tour of Edinburgh going past our cheery red doors…. not so silent and always entertaining!  There may still be time to hop on this singing tour if you are lucky!party animals, G&T, Animal iconsOn reflection, this list of Festival Highlights all centres around music, so perhaps a little look at our Party Animals Collection is an apt end to this year’s Edinburgh Festival? Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat!



Edinburgh Festival Highlights

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Test Post from The Red Door Gallery - Art Prints, Design Products and Creative Gifts

Test Post from The Red Door Gallery - Art Prints, Design Products and Creative Gifts http://www.edinburghart.com

Friday, 15 July 2016

ECA Graduate Showcase

mainblogimageThe degree shows seem but a distant memory now. This means we now get to showcase all the great work from the most recent graduates.


If you’re a regular visitor to the gallery and our blog, you’ll remember the ‘Look What I Saw Exhibition’ we did with 3rd Year Students at ECA (Edinburgh College of Art) last year. The illustration students illustrated their favourite views in Edinburgh, with some very unique and interesting results.


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Fast forward a year and these students have now graduated and we’re excited to have some of their 1st work as freelance illustrators behind our Red Doors.


Valpuri Karinen Edinburgh Unicorn


Valpuri Karinen is one of them, originally from Finland and now spending her time working as a freelance illustrator between Finland and Edinburgh. We’re sure you’ll remember her quirky illustrative style and her Edinburgh Unicorn Print. This print raised many a question, Who was the long haired man riding the unicorn?


Lapland Nature by Valpuri Valpa Karinen


We love this beautiful new piece by Valpuri. Titled Lapland Nature, it was inspired by the Artist’s research trip to Lapland in her final year studying at ECA.


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Fan of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy? You’ll love Valpuri’s collection inspired by this. We also have a range of great greetings cards, available from the gallery on Victoria Street.


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Hari Conner is the next graduate who also took part in the exhibition. Now working under the name Hari Draws. Hari spends her time between London and Edinburgh and fun fact, She also has a 1st Class CertHe in Astrophysics. You can definitely see this influence in Hari’s work and she’s illustrated for a number of science publications. Hari also writes comics. you can check out her work here


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Not only is Hari’s work available in beautiful print form, she’s created a range of zip cases and sticker packs. Perfect for all your pens or gaming needs.


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Last but most certainly not least in this weeks graduate showcase is Maria Riktepyte. Her work is the translation of her inner responses to the outer world. Maria’s fascination with metaphors and symbols results in imagination-stirring images that dance the line between fiction and reality.


Product photo of Habitat print by Maria Rikteryte


Her Habitat print caught our attention at the degree show and we’re pleased to now be showing Maria’s beautiful work in the gallery.


Healthy Diet Manifesto 3 of the Set of 5 Postcards by Maria Rikteryte


One of the more recent additions to her collection are her Healthy Diet Manifesto Postcards. Very appropriate in our health obsessed society. Don’t Get Angry over Candy is a definite favourite of ours.


The Red Door has been in business for over 12 years now, we are always proud to represent new and exciting graduates straight out of art schools both in Scotland and up and down the UK. Many of the long standing illustrators that we showcase were ECA Graduates themselves.


Castle City A3 by Susie Wright


Susie Wright is one of many past ECA Graduates.


It can be a tough task selecting the wonderful collections we have in the gallery, thankfully we have our Creative Manager Nicky who hand picks our cohesive collection of art, design and accessories.


Happy Weekend! :)



ECA Graduate Showcase

Friday, 8 July 2016

Holiday DIY Fun

mina braun, holiday DIY fun, Mon Petit Art, Colouring Books, Sewing, Pop out cards, Freya, Atomic soda, banjo, tote bags, prints, stickersSchools out for Summer and in true British style, our weather is somewhat unpredictable. We’re here to make sure you’re not caught out on those rainy days, with lots of DIY kits to keep the kids and yourselves occupied when it’s raining outside. Everything from stitching to colouring, we’re sure there’s something for everyone.


New from French company Mon Petit Art, we have a wonderful mix of city building, colouring in and secret gardens.


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For the budding junior architect of those that love to build things. City of Dreams is a fun mix of bright colours and interesting abstract buildings. You could spend hours of fun creating lots of different cities with this one.


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How about colouring and building in one? A fun set for all ages where you get to colour your favourite sets and build them in to 3D structures.


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Maybe you’d rather just dig out the pens and get in some mindful colouring. Eilidh Muldoon’s Colouring Book of Scotland could be the perfect beach side companion.


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If stitching is more your thing, we have the cutest felt kits from Corinne Lapierre. We do love this cute fox in her pretty floral dress. Great for older children, or Big Kids like ourselves; the kits come with everything you need to hand stitch your chosen little characters.


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One of our classic DIY Kits and great for traveling or sending in the post are Kate McLelland’s  Cut Out & Make Animals and our extensive collection of Pop Out Cards. Great to post and also good to keep little ones occupied without the need for glue and paints.


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With all these DIY Kits to carry around, you’re going to need a little tote. These small tote bags are a great size for little ones on a day out to the park.


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We’ve also just taken delivery of a new collection of prints from Mina Braun, They fit in perfectly with our kids DIY feature. They’re a range of limited edition screen prints, these are currently available from the gallery and will be online next week. Featured below is Rollerskate.


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If you’ve purchased any of our fun DIY kits, we’d love to see how much fun you had. Tag us in them over on Instagram and hashtag your images #diyreddoor


Looking for some more DIY inspiration? Check out our Pinterest board.


Dance in the rain print


This print by Freya sums up the weekend coming up!! Whatever the weather. Make sure it’s fun filled!


Happy Weekend! :)


 


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Holiday DIY Fun

Friday, 1 July 2016

Party Animals!

party animals, G&T, Animal iconsIt’s July! Schools out for summer and we’re all hoping that the sun might get his hat back on for little more than a day here and there.


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We love any excuse to party and July seems as good a time as any! :) It’s probably because we’re surrounded by lots of ‘Party Animals’ here in the gallery.


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If we could only go back in time and party with David (Meowie) Bowie and Jimi (Hen)drix. We’re sure you’ll agree that these prints by Mister Peebles are the perfect gift for the music and animal lovers out there.


Jimi Hen DrixShow everyone your true ‘Party Animal’ Style with this great new design from Chase and Wonder. Available as either a cute purse or larger wash bag.


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Complete your party outfit with Lucie Ellen’s gorgeous Party collection of mint, Black, speckled and Gold or Copper Sparkly details. Your sure to make a statement with her necklace and brooch.


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These guys like a dance, and they’re rocking some of the wackiest of outfits. They’re a concertina of bookmarks and we’re sure they’ll make you want to pick up your book and get reading. :)


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If like them, you get a little carried away on the dance floor, this is the perfect print for you.


vinyl record, dance like nobody is watching, dance, linocut, black and red, woah there pickleLimited edition linocut print by Woah There Pickle.  Dance Like Nobody Is Watching.  If you’re a little self conscious about your dancing style, take heed of these wise words from Mr Pickles.


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He’s also got some pretty unimpressed ‘party animal’ friends. Don’t think these guys like their glittery hats!


party animals, gemma correll, cards, pets, cats, dogsHope this has got you in the party mood, If not then we currently have the wonderful Kate Sheridan and Will Broome Bag Collection in the SALE! Come grab yourself a summer bargain and up your street credentials at the same time!Will Broome x Kate Sheridan Heart Eyed Panda ToteHappy weekend and Happy Canada Day to all our lovely Canadian Shoppers out there! :) Now where did we leave our G & T?


gin and tonic, valpuri karinen, hitchhikers guide to the galaxyNew prints arrived from recent ECA graduate Valpuri Karinen.


 


 


 


 


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Party Animals!