Thursday, 25 February 2010

There may be some dull clouds in the sky today but we have just received some rather beautiful clouds to hang around you're neck! These wonderful necklaces have just arrived from jeweller Lydia Cywinski and are made from 100% sterling silver.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Have some fun in the sun today with these colourful, balsa wood, rubber band powered model planes. Easy to put together with hours of fun, available from the gallery for just £6. For big ones and little ones alike - Happy flying!

Friday, 19 February 2010

A new, stunning collection of limited edition Seymour prints has just arrived in the gallery 'The Adventures of an Antiquitarian, volume 1'. The collection includes four ink transferred prints onto mould made hahnemuhle bamboo paper, and then hand rendered with ink pens, stamped and embossed. There are only 5 singles sets up for sale and 5 beautifully crafted portfolio sets, so come along and view them for yourselves before they go!

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Tweet tweet tweet.... twitter your days away in the traditional way! We have had these beautiful looking bird calls in the Gallery for a wee while now and they are causing a bit of a ruckus among birdie fans and music makers alike! My favorite part of this sweet-tweet maker is how cute it looks on a chain around your neck... and how realistic it sounds. So listen up pranksters, April fools is just round the corner and at just £8 The Birds might just be coming your way!

Monday, 15 February 2010

You've still got until the 21st of this month to visit Rob Ryan's exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Famed for his detailed hand-cutting of delicate papers into intricate patterns, often revealing whimsical stories or poetic phrases, Ryan has decorated the shop window at YSP. His designs have been used in many collaborations with clients such as Sir Paul Smith, Vogue, Liberty of London, Roger La Borde and Fortnum and Mason. Framed one-off paper cuts and limited edition screen prints, exclusive to YSP, are on display throughout the Centre.

Decorated vinyl panels by Ryan also adorn the windows in the Visitor Centre, and a publication (pictured below) designed by the artist featuring all the work on display accompanies the exhibition.

Photographs Jonty Wilde

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Our cards continue to make their way out of the gallery on Valentines missions! It was LOVEly to spy Kate Holliday, designer of one of our best-selling card lines, sunlight on closed lids, featured in today's Scotsman magazine ahead of the big day. Kate recently worked with the wonderful team at Edinburgh-based boutique Bohemia to paint their shop window live with a Valentines mural............

Friday, 12 February 2010

The gallery is feeling a bright shade of red today with Valentines just around the corner. Wonderful cards from Darling Clementine, sunlight on closed lids, Gemma Correll, Alison Hardcastle, Lisa Jones and Karoline Rerrie are all flying out, off to be penned (and perhaps sealed with a kiss).

We are particularly swooning over present and correct's giant button card (pictured below) for friends, family and other miscellaneous loved ones. Great for Valentines, perfect for all year through. It is made from recycled board and debossed with a design based on a vintage find. On the reverse, in white foil, it says 'You're as cute as a button." Each card (4.25") comes with a plain white envelope. Not recommended for giant coats or trousers.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

We have so many talented artists showing their work at The Red Door Gallery and we love hearing about their other projects. Kirsty Anderson AKA Wooden Tree popped in to tell us about Double Darning which is currently installed in The Foyer, Aberdeen. Exhibiting along side Lyndsey Grey this talented twosome have captured our transient world in fabric. Their embroidered, found materials are friendly, nostalgic and cumforting - qualities their lovingly made works embrace and challenge. Kirsty the cloud catcher has embroidered some ellusive fluffy clounds to study along side a menagere of her and Lyndsey's characters and domestic treats. The exhibiton runs to March 20, so you have pleanty of time to pop in and be charmingly challenged and support the young people of Aberdeen The Foyer work with.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Well, well, well.... Zena has done it again! Here is the perfect Bling Ring for February, if your feeling romantic, it's one heart, thunder struck by love in two halves... beating (Mr Phill Colins suggests) just as one......... awwwww. On the flip side, if your feeling a teensy weensy bit cynical, it is a broken heart, and given the size and weight of this bad boy, it could add a little sting to a heart breakers cheek... Hmmm best not encourage violence - this is the month of Valentine's Day after all, and happily be-coupled or flying solo, I think we should all just stick to spreading the love... I'll be wearing mine in gold on my pointing didget to wave at cute couples on Sunday... at only £14, I might even give a special someone a matching one in silver so we can play cupid in the park....

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Pppssssssst.... anyone else realized today is 9 th of February 2010....... or
9 02 10 ? If you remember the series first time round this pic is sure to spark a few memories of those New Faces... and Dangerous Places! The next generation has been churned out with the tag line You wanna live in the zip... you gotta live by the code... don't think they mean dress code....

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Here at the Red Door Gallery we are very pleased to announce that we now offer a framing service, beautifully handcrafted by one of our artists Richard Strachan. With a choice of two woods, three finishes and either mounted or floating, what a great way to make sure the piece you love will have a prized place on the wall. Call in for more details or e-mail us at for a full price list.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

There is a buzz in the air today.... a shiny golden buzz... as all the film buffs compare notes on who is tipped win this year's coveted Best Picture Oscar.... there is a massive 10 nominees this year... including Avatar, The Hurt Locker, Inglorious Bastards and District 9. With such a strong list (blimey... that's not even one category) and snow looming again we feel it's time to get the kettle on and catch up on some of this years hot contenders....