Friday, 24 December 2010

From the festive team at The Red Door, we would like to say a huge thank you for all the support we have had over the last year. We are very lucky to be able to deal with some amazing artists and fantastic customers which make The Red Door exactly what it is. A very Merry Christmas to you all!

A worthy (and tiny ) Christmas protest - from onepointoh

Thursday, 23 December 2010

We hope you are all as excited about Christmas as this DJ is about what he's playing! Hopefully this will put a smile on your faces for the day.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

'Bright' sunlight on closed lids

'Bright' is The Red Door Gallery's winter exhibition showcasing new work from Kate Holliday of sunlight on closed lids.

Bright is a presentation of wall based works expanding on the much-loved sunlight on closed lids greetings card range. Inspired by folk saying that they love the greeting cards so much that they keep them for themselves, it is timely that these characters, patterns and simple sentiments skip off the ephemeral card and find themselves a new home nestled in a wooden frame to be enjoyed season to season, day to day, tick to tock.

These limited edition digital prints are characteristic of sunlight on closed lids illustrative style, blending bold hand-drawn illustration with colourful vintage patterns. A limited edition poster is also on sale alongside greeting cards and stationary. Combining playfulness, primary colours and heartfelt sentiments,          
'Bright' is guaranteed to bring a smile to faces young and old.

Despite a slight delay due to weather, 'Bright' is now on show at The Red Door until 31st January. Come and check it out! 

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Some lovely new prints in from Chase + Wonder. A steal at £60 each! Come and check them out.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Check this video clip - its beautiful!

Sunday, 12 December 2010

'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Decoration'

We love supporting the creations of independent artists and designers and this Christmas is no exception. The festive season is lots of fun at The Red Door, with out customers searching for that something special which they won't find on the high street. We also know that people love a Christmas decoration with a story to adorn their tree and what better decoration to hang than one made with love by hand from an artist!

'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Decoration' is a fun, seasonal project run by the team at The Red Door to bring our customers some independent Christmas cheer. This cheer comes in the form of Christmas decorations handmade by artists which are all for sale.

All the pieces hanging from our tree in the window are for sale from between £1 - £25 and can be bought and taken home today, or any other day till Christmas eve. We are also supporting 'The Sick Kids Friends Foundation' this year by donating 10% of all sales to this very worthy charity which helps the lives of thousand of children and their families each year. Time to come along and pick your decoration today. Merry Christmas

Friday, 10 December 2010

Something for the weekend!

For all those bike fans out there, the Eleanor Grosch 'Free Wheeling' print is back in stock. Its a great £32 and as lovely as ever!

Monday, 6 December 2010

£10 and Under
from left to right, top to bottom: seedbombs £10, 'I Choose You' book £6, matchstick gardens £1.50, A6 notebook £2.50, muddy morning badge £2, Glasgow breakfast tote £6.50, foldable birdhouse £6, mobile kit £8, calender £10, flat pet puppy £10, scissor studs £9, 'weak tea weak mind' mug £10

 £20 and Under
from left to right, top to bottom: miss apple purse £13, geek glasses £18, owl beaker £10, DIY mittens £20, foil teacake shopper £18, A-Z stamps £12, owl shopper £20, hole-on-ex pinhole camera £16, 'water break' print £20, beardy man plate £20, mighty wallet £14, lemons teatowel £10

 £50 and Under
from left to right, top to bottom: 'Girl Eating Rocks' print £22, mini blanket £42, woodland scarf £48, 'Skating' print £50, 'Free-Wheeling' print £32, Meg doll £27, scarf £50, 'Candid Rear View' print £22, winter cushion £45, 'Happy Moment' £28, tinyment £22

Gift guides for those ever important Christmas presents. Stocking fillers, partners, guys, girls, kids - we have presents covered!

 Well, we have just had one of those weeks at The Red Door. Edinburgh is covered in that white stuff called snow, which we have come to love and loathe at this time of year. As usual, no one was prepared, so whilst our city, and most of the country slowed to a sliding halt, we remained and still remain firmly open for business! Our only sad point is that our sunlightonclosedlids show 'Bright' has been postponed to open later this week. Miss Sunlight herself was stuck in snow, so we figured it was best for everyone to reschedule. We hope to be hanging this at the end of this week, so watch out for more info!

In the mean time, whilst the snow continues to fall, you can either brave the conditions and come along for a Monday chat with The Red Door team, or stay warm inside and shop with us online!

Saturday, 4 December 2010

 If you haven't seen this little chappy around yet, then let us introduce you to Jackie Box!  Designed by artist and musician Kevin Sim, this super cute design is the face of The Merriment Makers Pop-Out Christmas Boutique - A fantastic 2 day event featuring works by some of The Red Door Gallery favorites Elsie Dodds, Tommy Perman and Lovely Pigeon.  This is also a chance to meet some new makers on the block, as there are works available form Recent Graduates and even some ECA students!  Open from 10 am till 8.30 pm this is the perfect place to pick up a little something speshial...or invest in a piece of artwork for your home... and it's not to far from us, so on your way here, why not pop into Studio 203 on Edinburgh's Plesance?

Thursday, 25 November 2010

We are getting really excited about 'bright', a brand spanking new collection of work by Red Door favourite sunlight on closed lids which opens for all to see from next Friday, 3rd December. We are thrilled to be showcasing some limited edition prints and also a super special 'bright' poster, all created with love from Kate and her sunlight on closed lids heart warming style. More information to follow next week. We cant wait!

We got a delightful box from present and correct last week full of some great Christmas stocking musts. We are in love with their new limited edition leather pencil cases (£22 each) and think their Christmas cards will put a smile on everyones faces!

Monday, 22 November 2010

We came so close to not posting today - pretty late for us - the day is almost done!  Just couldn't decide what to put here and then we had a visit from the talented and ever interesting Graffic Traffic with his merry gang of shoppers... problem solved!  Based in Edinburgh, Graffic Traffic is the name Euan Duncan freelances under - when he's not working at Rockstar North that is.  From logos to comprehensive design projects for clients including Aberdeen University and Radio Magnetic we're pretty darn sure you'll recognize his handy work - if you love design, head straight on over to his blog for the Graffic Traffic Report... don't get lost on the way now... its always a winner!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Incase you haven't noticed, we love a good Owl here at The Red Door Gallery and so do the wonderfully talented people at Pirdy... who have just sent through their new Folk Owl Collection... and we are all just coo-coo about them!  At only £12 these lovingly hand-crafted feathered friends are the perfect brooch to brighten up the winter months ahead.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Christmas is all Sewn up with this super swish collection hot off the needle from Susiemaroon - a Homewear label based right here in Auld Richie. The master-maker behind the designs is Susan Brown whose generous spirit and environment-loving heart is poured into each and every one of her insperingly unique and chic pieces. 

These products are a mere needle in the designer Susiemaroon Haystack of goodies, so get your warmest socks on and pop in to see the full range including Phone Cases from £15... the eco-felt and sustaiably sourced leather make Phoning Home from your new age i-phone an experience packed with good old-fashioned manors!  Make sure to bring your own geek glaces in and match them to a thoughtfully Respectable Spectacle Case for £15... if you forget... it's probably cos you lost your place in the diary... so pick up a brilliant Biro Bookmark for £8.

From initial design, to the hand-finished construction process and even in their packaging presentation it is the uncompromising ethics of true style with sincere substance that leaves you with a warm glow and a notch nearer the essence of cool.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Oh, the weather outside may be truly frightful but don't you worry, our mood over here at The Red Door is indeed delightful thanks to our new arrival from sunlightonclosedlids.  These hot-off-the-press tags for your Christmas Prezzies or Birthday Gifts (for the often over looked winter-born troupe) will create the best dressed parcels in town.  We have mixed tag bags for £3 or for a sweet treat, the individual birdy labels are only 50p each... enough to warm the cockles of the coldest day!

Monday, 8 November 2010

The 2011 CIA (Central Illustation Agency) Calendars are here! Measuring 14cm x 14cm and printed with recycled paper, this desk calendar has a new image from a new illustrator for every week of the year. Its an inspiration in itself!

We are still in a very optimistic frame of mind after checking out this years finalists for the 'Positive Posters' project. We love the idea of this project which produces a competition, exhibition and online shop all based around the idea of creating an eye catching positive poster which shares a heart warming message with everyone who comes across it. Each year designers can submit their pieces which get narrowed down to a final 30. Check out this years, some of which are above. They are doing a very good job at cheering us up on a rainy, grey Edinburgh Monday.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Wow, we were blown away when we spied these images of Seymours recent project for Europes biggest Artfair in Koln, Germany. This amazing house stand approx 150cm tall and is all pain stakingly handmade from wood, polymer clay, plastics, resin and paint. And for those wondering, it is for sale. If only our Christmas budget was bigger!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Just in the door and sure to make you smile are Hilary Grant's huggable, loveable Mountains!  You can build your own range on yer bed, sofa or window (like we have!) and feel like a giant.  The Massive Mountain is a snip at £42, Medium Mountain is £19 and you can start your Rockies with a Mini Mountain at just £7.
 Also, from Hillary's magical Wooly imagination comes this super-cosey DIY mittens pack, with fabric, thread and a how-too guide that will have your paws toasty in time for winter. Only £20 for the pack.  There now... got a grin on?  So do we!

Friday, 29 October 2010

Happy Halloween everyone!

We were thrilled when Edinburgh artist Emily Hogarth dropped in this new print yesterday. Titled 'Auld Reekie' this one colour screen print is a steal at £40. Time to get some framed ready for display I think - eeeekkk!

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

After 9 months wait, our Alice Melvin stamp sets are back in stock! Just in time for those Christmas stocking treats (ooops, is it too early to mention the 'C' word). Anywho, at £12 each, these stamp set, complete with ink are the perfect present for just about anyone.

Monday, 25 October 2010

For those of you wanting to add a special wallpaper to a little ones room, look no further than these Quentin Blake wallpapers brought to you by Osborne & Little. Im sure we are all familiar with his Illustration and writing, which is why this range titled 'Zagazoo' looks like so much fun, and why we couldn't help but post about it. If only there were more rooms in the house!

Saturday, 23 October 2010

If your still hunting down plans for tonight, why not pop in to Out Of The Blue's Drill Hall on Dalmeny Street for the culminating event of Ready, Steady, JEWEL!  Organized by the generous peeps at The Precious Metal Workshop, this charity event saw 12 of the finest established and emerging jewelers creating finished pieces from a mystery goody bag donated by Hamilton & Inches.  Participating designers include Dot Sim, Hannah Livingstone (bottom image) and Red Door favorite, Lorna Hewitt (top image).  From 7pm tonight, the pieces will be on show and auctioned off to the highest bidders with all of the proceeds being donated to The British Heart Foundation, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Bliss for Babies.  Entry is free, there is a raffle with brilliant prizes and if your lucky there may still be some £25 VIP tickets available! What more could you want in an evening out or a Chrimbo prezzie?

Monday, 18 October 2010

In the wonderful world of blogging we, at The Red Door, are both writers and followers. One of the many blogs we follow with joy is Bloesom, a daily source of all things beautiful for the home. Followed by many it was listed among 'The World's Best 50 Design Blogs' by Times online last year. Created in December 2006, founder, editor and graphic designer Irene Hoofs aspires to bring outside-the-mainstream daily finds to her readers. We particularly love the sneak peeks in to some of the world's most inspiring spaces in her Let's Get Personal home and studio tours. 

So it was a fantastic surprise to see that Irene had recently featured one of our much-loved designers olive and brown! Based in Manchester, England, olive and brown creates beautiful things through illustration, collage and embroidery. Founder and designer Katy Brown is over the silvery moon to have been featured, "Bloesem has been a source of inspiration for me for a few years now so imagine my sheer delight when I saw my work on it......"

Images, top to bottom; Bloesom blog identity, olive and brown detail from 'origami crane girl', olive and brown 'she would sail oceans' little book, olive and brown 'lay down next to me' 

Amazing food styling by the extremely talented Katrin Schacke (via Present and Correct) - is it weird that I really want to eat those stockings/sausages and glove/chips?

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Our box of 'Bubble Before Bed' books from the Belle & Boo team arrived this week. Our perfect solution to the cold and wintery Sunday we are having. Available online or instore right now.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Employment Opportunity

Here at The Red Door, we are on the lookout for a new addition to our team. Gallery manager Sarah, who has been at the helm now for 6 years, is sadly planning a move closer to family (and to free babysitters) on the other side of the world. This means that we have an opening for a pretty darn special shop manager. Do you know anyone who would fit the bill?

We won't go into a full job description, but if you, or anyone else you know, would be the right candidate, then please get in touch with us. The right person needs to be passionate about art and design, with a good eye, but also a business head. They need to enjoy dealing with people, be punctual, efficient and organised. Good computer skills are a must but above all we are looking for someone who is cheerful, creative and hardworking.

If this sounds up your alley then send us an email to with a current cv attached and a bit about yourself. We look forward to hearing from you!