Sunday, 23 October 2011


 We recieved some brilliant stock designed by Lynsey Jean Henderson recently, in the shape of a beautiful oversized cushion (in the squirrel pattern above) some stag print throws and fox tea towels! Her bespoke wallpapers and fabrics are based on her love of all things scottish especially the beautiful animals and plantlife. She's been featured in Homes and Interiors Scotland magazine and has decorated the walls of a castle and hall. She is currently working from her screen printing studio in Leith where she holds printing classes as well (check out her website for classes!)

Friday, 14 October 2011

We're in The Guardian's TOP TEN!

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


We recenty discovered the cult brand Fornasetti at The Red Door Gallery! Fornasetti used to design everything from fabric, ceramics, wallpaper, furniture and clocks like the ones above!! Piero Fornasetti concentrated on using black and white motifs mostly but look out for his son Barnaba's recent hot air balloon designs for the brand since taking on his Father's legacy at

Monday, 10 October 2011

Yummy looking biscuits!

We were having a wee giggle at these amazingly cute biscuits in The Red Door Gallery last week so we thought we'd share them with you!! They even have Halloween themed characters this month on their website Can't beat a bit of eadible art! The dilemma is how long do you marvel over them before you stuff them in your face?!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Louise Smurthwaite placed a wee bet that we'd like these guys... hate to loose a bet.  tUnE-yArDs - you are the business.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Heather McDermott

Heather McDermott is new to The Red Door Gallery! We've been entranced by her use of gorgeous use of sorbet colours and her take on the punk aesthetic. They'd make a great statement piece for any outfit! I'm particularly loving the necklace above! So far we have her earrings, brooches and ring in the shop and it's surprising how light the pieces are in weight when you hold them. She is currently studying for her MA at the Edinburgh College of Art and this is the result of her work so far, can't wait to see her final show!