Thursday, 29 July 2010

We received a lovely email yesterday from a customer who managed to snap this great shot whilst visiting Edinburgh and The Red Door in April. Not only is it a cracking shot, but one which the customers loved so much, they are framing to hang alongside their TV. We thought it was so sweet that they loved the photo so much, and even sweeter that they decided to share the story with The Red Door team. Thanks!

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Here they are, all our 'Half Way Home' tenements in their individuality. From top to bottom they are created by:

The lovely Vala is one half of The Lindstrom Effect whose enchanting black and white prints and crocheted treats we show all year round, has another project on the go! Vala is a master knitter and along with her colleage Jo, is offering to teach you how to Knit your very own Bunting! Three evenings in The Broughton Deli, Edinburgh with piles of sandwiches, tea and The Lindstrom Effects latest works on show to keep you happy if you drop a stitch. The classes run from 6.30 - 8pm this coming Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Places are limited and cost a mere £37.50. email for more info.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

No doubt your eyes may have already seen this beauty of a music video for Benni Hemm Hemm’s “Retaliate”. Wonderfully illustrated and animated by Michael Kirkham and Vivien McDermid, we believe it is worth shouting about again, and again,.......and again. Benni Hemm Hemm's acoustic driven notes synch perfectly hand-in-hand with the duos stunning visuals.

A big green house titled "Title Deed" by An Te Liu - love it!

Saturday, 24 July 2010

We like to think of The Red Door Gallery as a temporary home for all the artwork and objects we are provided with - almost a stopgap on the way to their final homes, which in Scotland might just be a tenement flat. With this in mind, we constructed 'Half Way Home', a show created from Finch and Fouracre's Tenement Model Kits which have been customised by a selected group of artists.

Beth Fourace and Franki Finch are Glasgow based model makers who have created some charming and intricately detailed model kits of Scottish Tenements. These objects have become very popular with Red Door customers over the years, which sparked the idea to run a window display of customised tenements by a group of talented artists. Each tenement exudes an artists own personal style and creativity, turning it into a one off piece of art for our customers to buy and take home.

Each Tenement is lovingly customised and available to purchase in a pricing range between £35 and £75 depending on how intricate each design is. For more information on any of the tenements, please flick us an email at as we would be more than happy to help. More images of each individual tenement and display will be follow later this week.

Just in are a fresh new batch of Jane Blease brooches - large or small, red, yellow or blue, and all the colours in between, these are a little slice of handmade goodness.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

The Creative Duo at Finch & Fouracre have just sent us their delightful new model kit of an ice-cream van to keep that summer feeling even though the sun may not be shinning! What a great thing to do on a rainy afternoon (followed of course by a delicious ice-cream!)

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Edinburgh is experiencing grey skies, mist and pretty miserable rain today. However all is not lost; when its rains, we get great images like this one. Taken in Edinburgh via Flickr.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Things making us smile lots today = Jan Vormann's architectural lego graffiti.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

A new collection of goodies have arrived from limedrop - fun pop out earrings and charm necklaces.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Some new magical prints just arrived in the gallery, screen printed by the talented Stephanie Haigh. For some wonderland nostalgia pop in to see us and have a look!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Get your good selves down to the much loved Under The Stairs tonight from 7pm for the opening of Stags and Skellies, a new show by Edinburgh based Penny Forbes and Kirsty Anderson.

Kirsty Anderson goes by the business name of wooden tree when she is not exhibiting. Her work centers on the deconstruction and transformation of found and unwanted textiles- turning the undesirable or discarded into a work that has new life and creates fresh memories. The sourced textiles range from garments and pillowcases to embroidered table cloths. It pretty much feels like she has raided your granny's linen closet. The work takes it shape in soft pieces like stags and foxes and embroideries.

Penny's work is mainly inspired by her love for the Macabre and the Mexican day of the dead holiday "Día de los Muertos" he is obsessed with sugar skulls. Using visuals such as bird skulls, Magpies, skeletons, bright felt and floral fabrics to create a unique collage/applique feel to her embroidered cushions and textile hangings. Penny turns the darker side of animals and people into colourful, fun and super cute interiors. Penny also goes by the name of Pegeggleg.

The show runs from 7th of July to 30th of August.