Monday, 30 March 2009

I always love coming across fun new webshops that I haven't seen before, so I had a grin a mile wide when I came across RE-foundobjects. Started by two fashion graduates back in 2003, their bricks and mortar shop began out the back of a filling station in Corbridge, North East England. We are lucky enough now to be able to do our shopping online too which allows us to paw over all their gorgeous goodies - vintage welsh blankets (above), kitchenware, old sign and gardening tools all help make up their ecclectic mix of products on offer.

Owners Simon and Jenny agree their is 'no point attempting to shoehorn the range of RE's stock into a paragraph, but if you do need a plaster Virgin Mary and a bottle of the best bubble bath in the world, this is the place.'

Emily Hogarth popped in yesterday with some new prints and another copy of 'Edinburgh', the lovely piece above. There has been a few of you enquiring about this piece - and yes it is stunning in real life and one of an edition of just 5. At £90 this is a bargain. Emily was also featured in this month Skinny mag as 'one to watch' and we fully agree!

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Jamie from Broken Toy posted another fab product in the post to us this week - the fun and useful postcard! We all remember popping our way to make pictures at primary school, but now we can pop our very own message, pattern or image to friends in the form of a lovely postcard. Each plywood postcard is packaged in a cellophane envelope with instructions and sample sheets printed on tracing paper. They are in stock both online and instore and can be yours for just £7.50 each. Poptastic!

Saturday, 21 March 2009

I think its time to introduce y'all to one of our favourite bands; FOUND, as they make their debut at the huge SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Based in Edinburgh, this 5 piece 'Electro-Art-Glitch-Pop' group have been making waves all over the Europe over the last few years and steadily gaining a rather large following from fans all over the globe. Their self-released debut ‘Found Can Move’ earned them an impressive amount of UK national radio play, video clips on MTV Europe and an exclusive live session in the legendary ‘Beatles Studio’ at Abbey Road for US radio station U-Pop XM 29. These guys know how to make noise sound great and will be taking this unique sound to all the folk in SXSW and New York over this coming week. If you can't get to Austin (and lets face it, we would all love to be there) you will just have to check these guys out via their website, myspace or at one of their next live gigs (which cements their amazing abililty, as live shows from FOUND are legendary). Best of luck in Texas guys!

Long time exhibitor at The Red Door, Lucy Gough has just finished the sweetest series of new photographic digital prints. All in editions are limited to 50 and are a steal at £40. The bright colours are also great at putting us in wonderful cheery moods. Thanks Lucy!

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Its another gorgeous sunny day here in Edinburgh - it almost feels to good to be true! We are bouncing around in Spring mode with the doors wide open and the sun streaming in. Above are some photos of what our street and shop looks like today. Hopefully you will have already walked past and seen the fab Fun Makes Good furniture display in our left window. Both one off pieces of reconditioned furniture are for sale!

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Always loosing your pen? Well, the clever team at Broken Toy have come up with the perfect answer in the form of a pen lid pendant. These beauties come in both solid sterling silver or solid brass and are now available instore (and online very shortly). And yes..... they actually fit a biro so there really is no excuse for loosing all those pens!

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

There have been rumors of a new print series from Seymour in the pipeline over the last few months and today we were thrilled to open a parcel containing his latest 'The Snapshot Series'. Consisting of three individual prints, this series is based on mental snapshots in time experienced by the artist. We just love them and think at just £32 each (or the set of three for £88) you will too!

Monday, 16 March 2009

Just in the door are some adorable embroideries courtesy of Claire from Miso Funky which are making us all ask the question 'what would Delia REALLY do'?

With these beauties retailing at £25 a pop, you best be in fast as we have very limited stock!

With years of successful collections under their belt, Melbourne based fashion house, MaterialByProduct has finally launched their website - which by the way, we can't get enough of!

Based in a small house in fitzroy, Susan Dimasi and Chantal Kirby (along with their wonderful team which includes my sister Helen) create some absolutely stunning garments which all address sustainability and relevence within the fashion world whilst being equally luxurious in their own right. Check out their collections and slip into a dream world of which pieces you would love to take home with you - I think for me it would be every single one!

Monday, 9 March 2009

A Monday afternoon boost - Hammy the Hamster goes organic - just the cutest thing ever!

Its time to put a spring in your step with some bright and cheery stationary from London based Rosehip Designs. These guys have sent us up a big box of lovely goodies including sketchbooks, wrapping paper and present tags. Now there is just the hard task of choosing between all the lovely designs.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Valentines day has been and gone, but here at The Red Door, we think love is something that is year round and what better way to tell someone (or yourself) you love them, than buying one of these fab love rings. Exclusive to designboom, these rings are available in both a high polish silver plated or gold coloured finish and for just $76 per ring, we think its time for the extra bit of bling in your life!

Monday, 2 March 2009

One minute I am thinking about spring and the next my mind switches back to winter. I think it may be to do with these gorgeous scarves which just arrived from Erin McIntyre, a knitted textiles graduate from Duncan of Jordanstone Collage in Dundee. Priced between £18-£24 these are perfect for those slightly chilly evenings (of which there are sadly more to come).

It may just be that the feeling of spring is upon us, but for some reason (for which there are too many to list) I cannot stop thinking about cake today! The sweetness and softness that is a good cake paired with the perfect cup of tea can make anyone's day. I quite fancy a slice of this lemon drizzle cake for afternoon tea - anyone want to join me?

Some brand spanking new illustrations from Kate Hazell arrived at our doorstep a few days ago. In store is a wonderful selection of her quirky prints and cards, so time to pop on in and check these beauties out!