Saturday, 18 June 2011

The Tail prototype (2006) from greyworld on Vimeo.

Just had a lovely chat with Michael Smyth of Edinburgh's Napier University, who was telling us all about this event he is organising in Shoreditch called Create11.  The week long event focuses upon Interaction Design and includes studio visits, talks and demonstrations.  Anything that involves the discussion of a human tail as a product is ok by us!  Hope this makes you smile on a rainy Saturday.

Friday, 17 June 2011

With Father's Day fast approaching,  we thought you might like a peep at some of our favorite card's for dad's... above is a card fresh from the inspirational, creative world that is Sunlight on Closed Lids.  Below is the new 'proud dad' range from the great Hanna Melin.   Both are firm faves here at The Red Door Gallery and you'll find them in store and online for just £2.50.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Paris by Kate Mclelland - oui oui.  Here at Le Red Door we feel this print sums up the joys of paris, and would love to see it from a hot air baloon.  This hand pulled, limited edition screen print is available through The Red Door Gallery for just £38, vite vite!

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

You can never be to sure what you'll find on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, especially as the Summer months kick in.  There was some sort of Bentley convention taking over the old cobbled streets yesterday and even though no-one seemed sure exactly why they were on show, it caused quite a stir as they each drove off in turn.  We're pretty sure we saw Dick Van Dyke peel off down George IV Bridge... the programs have all been released and the festival magic is coming!

Post by Nicky

Friday, 10 June 2011

We are all so excited about presenting Mina Braun's first solo exhibition Time to Wonder here at The Red Door Gallery!  The exhibition (which is currently at our expert framer's) will be a collection of screen prints hand pulled at Edinburgh Printmaker's Workshop and there are enthusiastic whispers spreading through the city about her brand new pieces!

Mina's artwork is motivated by visual storytelling.  Her prints often seem to capture a moment taken from motion and involve characters and themes inspired by the transitional realm of folk and fairy tales.  Reflecting on the notion of entering a different world, her characters appear to be in a dream-like state: sleeping, flying with closed eyes, or transforming into animals or trees.

Mina was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany but studied Illustration in Edinburgh College of Art, receiving a 1st class undergraduate and going on to complete her Masters in 2006.  Mina's pholio of works include album cover designs for James Yorkston, Chris Dooks and Orkestra Del Sol.  You May also have seen her work in publications for Owl & Lion, Edinburgh Book Festival and The Local's Guide to Edinburgh (£10 through The Red Door Gallery)

Her exhibition runs from June 30th to July 28th.  If you would like to pop in between 6.30 and 9.30 pm on Thursday June 30th Mina will be here with us all to meet you and celebrate the exhibition opening.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

The Centre Pompidou is currently home to a retrospective exhibition of works by Francois Morellet, titled Reinstallations.  This exhibition focuses upon his three dimensional line drawings, but this chap draws with strip lights!  They are just beautiful to look at and his fascination with play and chance makes for a fun, interactive exhibition where you control the installation as your own set of disco lights.

Renzo Piano's and Richard Rogers designed the Centre Pompidou in 1977 and is the perfect venue for this exhibition as the architects share some of Morellet's thematic interests.  The re-assessment of space and structure along with the elevation of functional, industrial elements to the center stage.  Ace people watching from the plaza in front of the building too!

Monday, 6 June 2011

There will be a slight focus upon Paris in the next few blogs as we are fresh back from a rummage around the dreamy French capital and this exhibition was a firm favorite!  A series of fourteen bento boxes were customised by different designers as curated by the concept lead store uah.  This one small store combines food, art and design, a short hop from Le Pont Neuf in the 1st Arrondissement. 

The exhibition titled Oh Mon Bento has some charming works with details to eye for and variety of styles from French and international designers - it is an inspirational collection.  The larger picture is by the Minakani Design Studio and would make every lunch time a luxury.  Their previous projects (including this triangle pattern as wallpaper!) and current collections are well worth a gander.

By Nicky

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Oh Comely - Issue 6

The sun might have vanished from the Edinburgh skies, but the new Issue of Oh Comely has arrived! It just gets better and better. Stop by and pick up your copy now (£4 at The Red Door).