Sunday, 28 May 2017

Gone Fishing!🎣

Gone Fishing Blog

Things are getting a little fishy round here………… We’ve got lots of Fish and Sea inspired prints in the gallery this week. They’d all make perfect gift for good old Dad this coming Father’s Day. It’s the 18th of June for those that aren’t quite sure when they should be celebrating your lovely Dad, after all every day is a celebration if they’re particularly awesome! 🙂

Gone Fishing Blog

First up, who’s Dad doesn’t love some new socks???? If your dad is anything like mine, they can be particularly difficult to buy for, but always have the need for some new socks. If he sees himself as quite the fisherman then we’re sure he’ll wear these guys with pride.

Fish socks by DOIYAvailable in 3 colours Navy, Burgundy and Black

I caught you a delicious bass! If he’s a movie buff then he might recognise this from the awesome Napoleon Dynamite. Or it will remind him of the rather kitsch plastic dancing fish wall plaque.

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A Smooth Sea Never Made a Skilful Sailor by Maria Rikteryte. Maybe your Dad was a sailor in his time and will appreciate this positive quote.

a smooth sea never made a skillful sailor by maria rikteryte

Celebrate Father’s Day with a special Bash full of his favourite fishy treats. This bunting by East End Press would be the perfect back drop for a party.

fish garland, home decor, screen printed, east end pressLooking for something extra special? We’ve now got a beautiful range of limited edition Lithographs by Catherine A Hiley. These images really don’t do these beautiful prints justice. A labour intensive process, all printed here in Edinburgh. Investments for the future.

Iceberg by Catherine Hiley

Who could resist this cute little goldfish? This little guy would be a great reminder of all the little ‘Goldies’ you’ve had over the years.  Enamel Pins are still having their moment and this Woah There Pickle pin would be the perfect little guy for your lapel.

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Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend and Well Done to all those that have popped on their running shoes and doing the Edinburgh Marathon today or any of the many other runs happening across the UK. Hope you’re having Fun! 🏃‍♀️🏃

Gone Fishing!🎣

Friday, 19 May 2017

Tweet Little Birds🐦

tweet little bird blog, a celebration of all things birdy at The Red Door Gallery

We love spring and the early 🌞sunny mornings that they bring. The gardens are full of little birds and it’s a treat to wake up to their bird song. This has inspired this weeks blog as we showcase some of the lovely bird related works we have behind our Red Doors this week.

Nightingale limited edition screen print by Patritzio Belcampo

The arrival of The Nightingale by Patrizio Belcampo was perfect timing for this weeks blog. The latest addition to his A-Z bird series We’re delighted to receive new work from Patrizio, and already thinking of a place for it in our own collections. You’ll be excited to hear that he has new work in the pipeline too.


Birds in Hats? Why not we say and we’re sure you’re all in agreement, as these guys have been super popular with you all this week. We have more on order from the talented Alice Tams but let’s just appreciate this beautiful Peacock in a Scottish Bonnet!

Lilac Breasted Roller in a Floral Crown

Or the gorgeous summery colours of The Lilac Breasted Roller in her Floral Crown. With so many little birds to choose from, we’re sure you’ll find your favourite.

Budgie in a Trilby Enamel Pin by Alice tams

Why not carry a mini illustration with you every day? We love Alice’s lovely Enamel Pin Brooches, the perfect miniature version of her prints. There are 7 Birds to choose from and all are equally as cute as the next. Sea Birds, Garden Birds, Tropical Birds. What will you choose? We can’t resist the colourful Budgie in his Trilby. 

colourful birds, garland, bunting, screen printed, decoration, east end press

We love a garland, whether it’s for a birthday party or just to add colourful touches to a room, what could be cuter than this hand screen printed bird garland from the lovely Ellie of Glasgow based East End Press. Available in pastel or bright it’s sure to bring cheer to any room. Also available in a super cool Fish Design too.

tweet little bird blog, a celebration of all things birdy at The Red Door Gallery

Fly me to the moon? If these stunning birds were taking us, we’d take flight now. The colours really pop in this gorgeous screen print by Charlotte Farmer. Who doesn’t love a bit of Fluro Pink?

Comtemporary Embroidery Kits by Hawthorn Handmade - Available at The Red Door Gallery

Embroidery is having its moment and we couldn’t think of a more enjoyable afternoon. Ditch the phones and computers for an afternoon listening to your favourite radio station( we highly recommend Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service) and getting your embroidery on, hopefully in a sunny garden spot. This cute Puffin by Hawthorn Handmade is definitely a favourite.

Comtemporary Embroidery Kits by Hawthorn Handmade - Available at The Red Door Gallery

With the Weekend in sight, it’s time to hit relax mode and have yourself some much needed down time. Whatever you get up to, keep your eyes peeled for all the beautiful birds around you.

Happy Weekend…………..Tweet Tweet!!🐤

Tweet Little Birds🐦

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Sunshine🌞 Bringing out the flowers💐

Sunshine bringing out the flowers blog

It’s another lovely sunny day here in Edinburgh, what a treat it’s been these past few days, we hope the sun is shining with you all too.  Victoria Street always looks so beautiful in the sunshine, and our windows are a little bit of a suntrap. It’s days like today that make it no surprise that Edinburgh was voted #2 in World for City with Best Quality of Life. We may be biased but we do love our Big City with it’s Village like atmosphere. There are so many little areas to explore but they can all be done easily on foot.

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Living in the UK you got to grab those sunny days when you can, so we thought we should really be celebrating the sunshine with beautiful bright new prints. We are lucky to have received a delivery from the lovely Viktorija of And Smile Studio just in time. I’m sure many of you will remember the last time the lovely Viktorija was in our window, she was painting all your cute portraits. Here’s a wee reminder of the super talent in action.

This time we’ve got some of her new prints to share. Need a bit of Girl Power in your life? This empowering print is full of strong and inspiring women. How many of your favourites can you spot? Frida, Queen B and Pussy Riot are all in the crowd of this beauty. This print is available in both A3 and A4 in the shop.

Bring on the Girl Power with this wonderful print by And Smile Studio. So many fierce ladies!

There are lots of Dog Lover in amongst our lovely shoppers. This gorgeous print has been running out our doors since it’s arrival. Now available in A3 as well as A4.

Dog Lovers Print by And Smile StudioA picture of Happiness! 🙂

We think Willow looks fabulous in this floral jumpsuit. Inspired by a beautiful outfit Viktorija spied on her travels. If it looks as good in real life as it does in this print then we’ve got to track it down! Any hints Viktorija?

Willow by And Smile Studio - A Beautiful Colourful Digital Print

If this sunshine has got you thinking about those seaside days then we’ve got Super Sized Beach Totes for all your beach side essentials. These are super roomy you could almost fit yourself inside. We’re sure Willow would approve. you can see just how much we can fit inside, in our photos above, Framed Prints and all 🙂

beach tote by atomic soda in Jungle Toucan Screen Print

Nestled in amongst all these beautiful prints is old favourites Chase and Wonder. We’ve worked with them for a number of years now and all you lovely customers are continue to be big fans of their work. An ever expanding collection of beautiful monchrome designs, inspired by days gone by, all hand screen printed here in the UK. The perfect gift or why not treat yourself.

Flower cat screen printed purse by Chase and WonderNew favourite is Flower Cat with her striking eyes!

Sol Day by Tom Pigeon

Have a lovely evening watching the sun set. This Tom Pigeon Sol Print Series evokes the feeling of those perfect summer sunrises and sunsets. 🌞


Sunshine🌞 Bringing out the flowers💐

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Play that funky Music on Record Store Day🎸🎷


It’s National Record Store Day. You can’t beat the smell and feel of a brand new vinyl record. Especially when it’s bought from your favourite local record store.


We love that there’s been a resurgence in vinyl record sales, especially at a time where more and more people are using music streaming services.


We can’t sell you records but we do have some pretty cool music related treats for you.

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Love music and Bikes? Track Cyclist by Rebecca Kaye, is the perfect print to show your love for both.

star man, david bowie, music, ziggy stardust, screen print, charlotte farmerBowie or Lennon or Both? If you can’t decide who to choose from the late greats, then why not buy both of these fab limited edition screen prints by Charlotte Farmer. Bowie is the current front runner, do you agree?

John and Yoko Ono limited edition screen print by Charlotte Farmer featuring popular Imagine lyrics.

It’s Coachella Music Festival this weekend. It’s one of the largest, most famous, and most profitable music festivals in the United States. Held over Consecutive 3 Day weekends in April.

Couchella Cushion by Gemma Correll We love the idea of a festival in the sunshine; because lets face it ours are usually a wash out. But If you love music but in a chilling at home close to the record player kinda way, you’ll love the new Gemma Correll x Ohh Deer Cushions. 

DJ Rabbit Enamel Pin by Ham at The Red Door Gallery

Mr Dj bunny is quite partial to some Vinyl. Check him out spinning some beats. If he’s a bunny after your own heart then carry his DJ vibes with you every day with this great Enamel Pin.


Another Vinyl offering is this cool Linocut print by Woah There Pickle. If you share her sentiment of Dance Like Nobody’s Watching then this print would be great on your walls above the record player.

Rapper Trumps - The Top Trumps Card Game full of your favourite 90

We’ve got the perfect Rainy Day game for you. Did you love a game of Top Trumps as a kid? How about Rapper Trumps? The Nineties edition. Do you know your Lauren Hill from your Lil’ Kim?

Hope you find the special edition you’ve been lusting after at your local record store today and have fun spinning your new purchases!

Happy Record Store Day! 🎸🥁

Play that funky Music on Record Store Day🎸🎷

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Bunnies on Holiday 🐰🐰🏖

Bunnies on Holiday Blog up on our website

We’re so close to cracking open the chocolate eggs that the Easter Bunny will hopefully be bringing us this week.

Bunnies on Holiday Blog up on our website

There are many folklore tales on the origin of the Easter Bunny, many believe he has German origins and dates back to early 19th century. He is thought to lay colourful eggs? Sounds a little strange, Others say he is thought to deliver Chocolate and Toys to children that had been good on the eve before Easter. So he’s kinda like Santa.        A Giant Bunny that brings Chocolate get’s the thumbs up from us!👍

Bunnies on Holiday Blog up on our website

Whilst we all enjoy some down time with the family. Have you ever wondered what Mr Rabbit get’s up to in his spare time? We have a few ideas.

Snowboarding Bunny Enamel Pin by HamMad

The wonderful monochrome Bunny prints by HAM give us a little insight into what he might like to do in his down time! Pruning his hedges to look just like himself in Spring, Building Sandcastles in Summer and Snowboarding in Winter. Who knew rabbits were so multi-talented?Topiary Rabbit printIf  you love these prints as much as we do and are finding it difficult to choose a favourite. Use the code 3rabbits at the checkout and get 3 for £90. a saving of £15.

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If you want to wear your love for bunnies then the beautiful laser etched jewellery by Hello Sunshine is just the ticket. We only have a few pieces left in this collection and once it’s gone, its gone!! Snap them up fast. These super cute pieces won’t be around for long.

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You can never have too much stationery and when it’s as cute as this, you’ll want to stock up. New from Becky Baur  x Noodoll are these notebooks and washi tape. 

becky baur x noodoll paper tape with bookmark

travel notebooks by becky baur x noodoll

travel notebooks by becky baur x noodoll

These notebooks would make the perfect mini travel journals. Each feature a little pocket in the back to save things from your travels. They’re also a super affordable £2.50 each!!


We love to use coloured washi tape to pop in our sketchbooks, especially when it’s got cute bunnies on it. 🐰😍

Marys Milk Bar Chocolate Eggs

It wouldn’t be Easter without some delicious Chocolate. We’re lucky to have the wonderful Mary’s Milk Bar in the Grassmarket. She doesn’t only make the best ice cream she also makes some pretty delicious chocolate too!

Happy Easter! Have fun with your loved ones and eat lots of chocolate. 🍫


Bunnies on Holiday 🐰🐰🏖

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Wedding Ideas

Grassmarket-Walking-Wedding-FairLove is most definitely in the air today, every hour or so we have seen a flurry of Brides running past the gallery windows and there have been sightings of Grooms Men dressed in broccoli!  It can only mean one thing, the return of the Greater Grassmarket Walking Wedding Fair, packed full of wonderful Wedding Ideas!  GrassmarketAs the sun has had it’s hat on today, there has been a vibrant, bustling feel to the Grassmarket. Creative Electric have presented a series of wedding themed performances (not all involving broccoli), a wonderful brass band filling the air with music and there are all the usual tasty treats from the weekly food market.2016-SWD-Apex-Grassmarket-Bridal-CastleThe Apex International Hotel is the indoor base for today’s wedding fair, with fashion shows and stalls from local businesses all of whom can help you plan your wedding. Red Door Table 1The Red Door Gallery is delighted to present a display of our artist’s works and wedding stationary.  From our personally tailored gift list service to helping source your wedding stationary and favours, there is a lot we can do to add some personal artistry to your big day.

bride and groom To learn more more about our Wedding Services and having your private, online wedding list page within The Red Door Gallery’s online shop, please drop Nicky an email ( Street

If you mix in a few of our neighbours, you will be able to style the most local, ethical wedding imaginable! Old Town Context’s antiquated charm, Ian J Melis’ Cheese Wedding Cake and the stylish Cambridge Satchel Company.Demijohn

Demijohn‘s personalised liquors, oils and spirits will add something special to your day, and leaves us wishing it was cocktail time 🙂

944157_1_walking-wedding-fair_eflyer_thA huge thanks to Claire and the Walker Slater team, and The Greater Grassmarket Bid for setting up today’s fact filled entertainment.

Print by Freya available in our

Available in our “Love Thing” colllection.

We hope you find plenty of inspiration for your wedding days, Congratulations!


Wedding Ideas

Friday, 7 April 2017

Creative Easter 🐣🐰

Creative Easter at The Red Door GalleryThe Easter break is in full swing, time to recharge the batteries, have fun with your family and get creative. We’ve got some great craft kids for adults and kids alike. From paper craft to weaving, we’ve got you covered.

Creative Easter at The Red Door Gallery

Our window is awash with pastel colours and beautiful Marbled Eggs hand made by Nicky 😊. This would be the perfect fun activity to get creative.

Comtemporary Embroidery Kits by Hawthorn Handmade - Available at The Red Door Gallery

Embroidery is making a BIG come back! We have some of the coolest kits around behind our Red Doors. Newly arrived from Hawthorn Handmade are these great Contemporary Embroidery Kits.

Comtemporary Embroidery Kits by Hawthorn Handmade - Available at The Red Door Gallery

There are so many fun animals to choose from. The favourites so far are the sparkly Unicorn and Mr Puffin. These kits come printed with the design on the cloth making them easy to follow along; with and a wooden hoop ready to frame your handy work and get it up on the wall.

the-brady-bunch-tv-seriesMake like the Brady Bunch and get the whole family involved. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

The cutest felting kits you ever did see. We love these need kits, available in all your favourite animals. We love the cute fox brooch.Animal Needle Felting Kit by Hawthorn Handmade - Available at The Red Door GalleryAnimal Needle Felting Kit by Hawthorn Handmade - Available at The Red Door Gallery







These kits are a great introduction to felting. Each kit features beautiful wools for you to make your Brooch, needles and full colourful instructions.

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superherodressup1These paper crafting kits by Clockwork Soldier  are great for younger ones. No scissors needed. Fun kits for both boys and girls 7 – 97! 😁 These are suitable for younger children with the help of an adult.

Weaving Loom Kit by Squid Ink at The Red Door GalleryOnly just touched down in the gallery yesterday, Get your Weave with these kits from The Squid Ink Co. A great introduction to weaving and available in 3 different colour options. Pastels, Monochrome and Brights. We can’t wait to try these out and make our own unique wall hanging.Weaving Loom Kit by Squid Ink at The Red Door Gallery

Looking for a fun quirky gift to send in the post for Easter that’s not delicate chocolate? Pop out Cards to the rescue! The Unicorn is by far the most popular design. Each card features a little card for your message and a cute pop out card for the recipient to make.

unicorn - made- pop out card

What would be your craft kit of choice?Creative Easter at The Red Door Gallery

We hope you have a Happy Weekend Crafting! Come see us for your craft kit needs.

Creative Easter 🐣🐰

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Abstract Notions

Abstract Notions - New Blog up on our Website

This week sees the arrival of lots of bold and colourful new work.  If you’re a big fan of colour and shape then you’re going to love what we’ve got behind our Red Doors.

Inca Starzinsky Necklace made from Acrylic and Silver at The Red Door Gallery

New Jewellery has arrived from Inca Starzinsky. It’s a beautiful collection made up from layered abstract acrylic pieces in an amazing array of colours. We’ve all got our eyes on one of her beautiful pieces. The fluro red necklace above is definitely a staff favourite this week.😍

Composition 1 in Red by Josie Molloy at The Red Door Gallery

The new prints from Josie Molloy are a match made in abstract heaven to our new jewellery. If you’re looking for a bold graphic statement piece for your wall then Josie’s prints are sure to fit the bill. Each print is a limited edition 5 or 6 colour screen print. Each print is hand screen printed by Josie in her London studio. They are small edition and hand signed by the artist.

play, letterpress, building blocks, tom pigeon, minimalist

Another bold patterned print that would sit right at home on your walls are the Play Letterpress Collection by customer favourites Tom Pigeon. These are a limited edition set, made in collaboration with london print maker Thomas Mayo. There are 3 in the collection and they’0re perfect for adults and children alike.

this clumsy monster picture book, great for kids, it

Talking of kids, we’re sure your little one would love The Clumsy Monster by Owl and Dog Play Books. Start their love for Abstract Art from a young age with this beautiful neon coloured book.

new notebooks by Katie and Tom Leamon - Part of the new Kin Collection - at The Red Door Gallery

New Abstract Geometric Notebooks have arrived from Katie Leamon. This is part of Katie’s new Kin Collection with her brother Tom. This is one of our favourites. It’s reversible so you can sketch your abstract notions on one side and write your all important notes, poetry, songs, shopping list etc on the other. We like a dual purpose notebook! 🙂

ding ding yellow purse at The Red Door Gallery

Ding Ding continues to be a favourite with her bold geometric makeup bags, purses and clipboards. We love this sunshine yellow screen printed makeup bag. The perfect colour to brighten up your day. We can’t wait to see what new designs she’s working on this year.

always look on the bright side of life greetings card by Katie Leamon

It’s been a beautiful sunny day out there today so we couldn’t think of a better card to end our blog on. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life 🙂 Lets start the Monday off on a Sunny Note.

We hope you’ve had a Happy Lazy Sunday 🙂


Abstract Notions - New Blog up on our Website

Abstract Notions