Thursday, 29 December 2011
Saturday, 26 November 2011
The Association for Contemporary Jewellery Edinburgh (ACJ) invites you to POP UP PRECIOUS - a showcase of extraordinary jewellery by some of Edinburgh's premier designers. Just in time for the start of Christmas shopping whether you want to treat yourself or find a prefect gift for someone special, Pop Up Precious is a unique opportunity to buy direct from local designers. From silver and gold to textiles and reused materials there's something to suit all tastes and budgets! On until the 3rd December at The Framed Gallery, 11B Gayfield Square, EH1 3NT and open everyday, don't miss out on this great opportunity to see this one off show! Check out the ACJ Edinburgh's blog at http://popupprecious.wordpress.com/.
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
The Fence Collective's beepy, enfant terrible record label titled De-Fence was set up by OnTheFly in 2006. Released yesterday, this double A side vinyl features new works by the great Malcolm Middleton (Arab Strap) and the illusive River of Slime (FOUND). The List magazine named this single of the week in their review, and it's worthy of the praise. Look out for them in a record store near you or check out the De-Fence shop to buy this and other amazin releases including HMS Ginafore, Viva Stereo, and the dance floor filler, OnTheFly himself.
Thursday, 3 November 2011
A couple of us know Lu Flux from Edinburgh College of Art when she upcycled vintage fabrics into glorious smock style dresses and skirts, and hand knitted the most adorable 'fox stole' scarfs, for her final fashion design degree collection! It was undeniable even then that she was a talented lady so we thought we'd share with you some of her amazing, amazing work since graduating from the ECA. She has gone on to pattern cut for bernhard willhelm and has since been working and creating her own designs, which i hear are very popular in Japan!! Check out her website and blog for the cutest and funniest garments imaginable!
Sunday, 23 October 2011
Friday, 14 October 2011
Victoria Street is certainly a beauty and our Red Doors have been snapped by many an avid photographer, but this snap in particular stands the chance of becoming one of the most recognised. It has recently been selected and published by The Guardian to represent The Red Door Gallery as 1 of 10 of the Best Craft and Vintage Shops in Edinburgh! We are just tickled rouge to have been selected and reccomend you have a look at the fantastic Edinburgh City Guide this list has been compiled for.
Edinburgh is not the only city The Guardian has put under style analysis. So far London, New York, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Rome, Berlin and Istanbul have all been scoured their very best shops, accomodation, galleries and venues. Let's face it, there's no arguing with their taste - even the interactive map is enough to transform your staycation into a cyber-cation, so it would seem wise to check in on your next... vacation.
On another note, this photo of Victoria Street was taken by Karen Chan 16 on Flickr/some rights reserved and it has us wondering how many other snaps there are out there of our doors. If you have have one, feel free to send it our way - never know, it might just end up on the cover of a magazine!
Thursday, 13 October 2011
Monday, 10 October 2011
Sunday, 9 October 2011
Saturday, 1 October 2011
Saturday, 24 September 2011
Can you believe Amelie is ten years old? Not a wrinkle in sight!
Here's a bit of good news for any of you secret skimmers out there, this Sunday the Scottish island of Easdale is transforming into the competition field for The World Stone Skimming Competition. This is the perfect excuse to visit the smallest of the inhabited islandes of the Inner Hebradies and make the most of the natural abundance of slate stones. We are not entirely sure if the rules allow entrants to collage their stones as Amelie would have, but the picturesque surroundings, lack of qualifying requirements and welcoming comunity should make for a truely pleasurable experience. Plus, you might just win and the word on the web is... trophies!
Friday, 23 September 2011
Well if you fancy another slice of vintage pizza pie AND your in East London, we'd heartily reccomend hot footing it to 202 Brick Lane AKA Super Pizza (the name kinda gives the game away, huh) where you can grab a booth, slice and beverage in charming surroundings. Have a peep at the supa-snaps below and don't be fooled by the signage! If your not in East London, just day dream along with us Red Door-ettes....
Saturday, 17 September 2011
Iconic art works are sweeping through France at the moment, popping up in computer laden office blocks. These window based, pix-elated images are created using little more that ubiquitous stationary cupboard staple - the post it. The designers are growing in confidence and competing to out do their neighbors, could this be the beginnings of the Post-I.T. wars? The Guardian has a great feature on them. Feeling inspired yet? If you fancy creating your own sticky-fit form, send us a snap and we'll post it up here to keep track of this illustration war on Tera. Byte me.
Friday, 16 September 2011
Any of you Scotts ever been tempted by the golden pavements of The Big Smoke? Here are a video's showing what just might happen, you know?! Both these gems are directed by the quite frankly fantastic Ninnian Doff and there are plenty more where these came from...
The first features the emerging talents of musician Martin Brooks (catch an interview in next issue of Acoustic Magazine), and the second is a doccmentry on the new hipster trend of Smoga... gotta love those Scotts Lads in London.
Monday, 5 September 2011
We have had a roaring Edinburgh Festival over the last month, and as it draws to a close with the traditional fireworks display last weekend, we will be especially sad to see Astrid Jaekel's beautiful paper cut out installation come down. It has really brightened up the disused India Buildings at the top of our bustling Victoria Street, and we hope someone moves in quickly to bring life back to the elegant facade.
Astrid's installation is titled The Curtain Twitchers and features portraits of some of our Senior Citizens peeping out onto the chaotic festival streets. These pieces are entirely hand cut, with tissue paper added for colour. Astrid also created some smaller versions which have been featured in our windows over the last month. A kind of little sister series which are plain black cutouts designed to have any colour slipped in behind. These beautiful, original artworks are just £55 and will available through The Red Door Gallery online and in our Bricks and Mortar Shop. There is a post card pack of the series, if you fancy something a little smaller for just £5.
Sunday, 4 September 2011
It's time to say a fond farewell to our Circus, as tonight we are performers are moving on and packing up our window display. A huge thank you to Seymour, Lovely Pigeon, Astrid Jaekel for all their hard work. Here's a wee reminder that you can pick up your very own Lovely Pigeon cut, make and play circus kit online for £10. Along side Seymour's Highland Games poster for £20 and Astrid Jaekel's Curtain Twitcher's post card pack's for £5.
Our next window display will be The Study Rooms... more information over the next few days!
Saturday, 3 September 2011
If you'd like a little bit of the same effect for your own Kitchen, we have this beautiful Window poster available for a mere £20. It has Hannah's distinctive mark making and at approximately A1 size it certainly creates an atmosphere.
Hannah Waldron is a freelance illustrator and printmaker / designer. Having studied at Brighton University, Hannah was awarded the Gerald Dennis prize for Printmaking. Her projects and commissions range hugely in their final outcome, from print to woven textiles installations and we just can't wait to see what she does next!
Saturday, 27 August 2011
Introducing Switch Faces - how much happier could your light switches possibly be?! Henrietta Swift has made up some storming packets of vinyl stickers which are themed as girls, boys or animals so you can decorate and create cheery characters in your home. We've had a go here in the gallery and we've been so charmed that we sinply had to pass on the challenge to Light Up Your Mood. The packs are just £6 and available in store now and online tomorrow.
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Sunday, 14 August 2011
Friday, 5 August 2011
Friday, 29 July 2011
It's our most fabulous sale yet: Maptotes!
Have you ever wanted to go to Nantucket or Barcelona but just haven't found the time? Now you can proudly display your imaginary journey to these places while also saving the planet and whales. Maptotes are a handy friend of the environment. We have marked them down from £25 to just £18.