Tuesday, 18 December 2012

5 Gold (retired wrestler) Rings!

Retired Wrestlers – Vince Vain 
Seymour's Retired Wrestlers - Terry Owlman / Signed Print 
Seymour's Retired Wrestlers - Ulrich Udderton / Signed Print 

So the connection today is the Retired Wrestler's Golden Ring - yippee!  This is a great chance to look through Seymours limited edition collection of prints, if you would like the complete folio, it comes with it's very own gold , die cut band!
Retired Wrestlers 
Individually these prints are £14 each, but if you go for the whole set of 5, they are £50.  Click on over to our website and online shop to learn more about Seymour and his meticulous print work.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

4 Coller Birds

So this is another fabulous moment of pun-age!  Marie-Rose has some super sweet, stylish necklaces which will remind some of the home-sewer's out there of pattern kits from yester-year!  A wearable look-book from the rose-tinted decade's of the 50's, 60's and 70's... and you wear them round your collar... and there's 4 of them... and The Eels song "I Like Birds" explains everything else, except the price which is £18.50 per necklace.  If you would like to see more from this designer or buy one of these gems click here and tap your toes, shop and bop to the music.

3 French Hens...Sophie, Edith & Carolyn...

Bonjour Edith!  Au Revoir Sophie!  Aye Aye Wifie!

A little something sad from the first French Hen - Bonjour Edith!  She is singing about our second French Hen - Sophie and a swift Aye Aye Wifie to our third French Hen - Carolyn Alexander who is living in France, experiencing life as a Weggie turned Frog.  Carolyn as produced this helpful guide for any of you Scots Wifies out there thinking of becoming French Hen's too, and it's a cracker! £10.

Friday, 14 December 2012

2 Titled Doves, not crying like Price's...

Well, it's only day 2 and the connections are getting tenuious already, but any excuse for some Prince in his Prime right?  For anyone looking for this day and ages version of 2 Turtle Doves, we suggest:

Dolly & Dickie earrings!  Plastic palls with silver backs for £10.


Iris & Eddie earnings!  Solid Silver chums, with silver backs for £20.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

A Partridge and a Wee Tree

Starting to feel a little something festive in the air here at Red Door Towers, not quite sure how we have managed to wait until Dec 1 to crack out the Christmas tunes, but we have many more up stored up to keep your toes tapping over the coming 12 days... unbelievably that is all there is left until Christmas *gulp!* so we will be sending you through some suitable last-minute gifts each and every day until then.

To keep things a little more festive, we will also be including some tunes for you to chair dace your way through, whilst drinking something festive - coffee with holly leaf art / Christmas Tea / Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon / Egg Nog are all acceptable beverages - depending on age / national laws / hour of day - naturally.  This is after all responsible party season.

From the top:
The Partridge Family sing Rock Around The Christmas Tree - love that album cover!
Partidge Screenprinted by Alice Melvin £75
3D Fokd Trees Screenprinted & Handmade by Karoline Rerrie £10-£20

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Patrick Moore on The Big Breakfast

Here at The Red Door Gallery, we were sad to hear that legend Patrick Moore died on December 9th.  A man with abundant passion, enthusiasm, intellect has made his mark on many generations.  We love his attachment to his cat, his 1908 Woodstock Typewriter, The Sky at Night, and above all his sense of humor. 

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Stop Your Messing Around - London Corner Shop Becomes a Musical Instrument!

Best use of Instant Noodles ever! What a great project to work on, certainly makes us want to hot tail it to the corner shop, not sure it's quite the right time of day for a redstripe, but hey, if that's the play button... see video below for the How To:

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Last Date For Picture Framing!

It's Christmas and what would be better than finding your favourite print framed and under the christmas tree? It's definitely top of our wish list!
Tomorrow the 6th December is our last day for Picture Framing, to guarantee it makes it under the Christmas tree in time.
Why not treat that special someone to their favourite print from The Red Door Gallery?

Check out our print selection online and pop in to the gallery tomorrow to guarantee it's framed on time for that special someone.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Calender Crazy!

Just for all you super organized guys and galls - we think we have a calendar here for everyone!  Prices range from £6.50 - £26... check them all out here.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Heather print by Laurie Hastings!

We just got these beautiful screen prints - 'Heather' - in from Laurie Hastings! We thought we would give them a mention as we think they evoke the feelings of a dreamy autumn night, maybe fireworks night even, and it reminds us that even though evenings get chilly this time of year, it is still a beautiful sight to behold. If they take your fancy or you think they might take someone else's, the prints are available on our newly revamped online shop and in store along with a great selection of other prints by Laurie!

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Trick or Treat

 Happy Halloween!!
What have you all got planned on this very wet Halloween? Scary ghost tours, Fancy Dress Parties, Digging out your favourite scary movie? 
We're hoping we might get a spooky treat in cupcake form. 
Don't let their scary appearance full you! These gruesome little cupcakes are delicious to the core!
Made by the talented guys and girls at Cuckoo's Bakery,  
You are sure in for a treat when you visit their little tea room and bakery on Dundas Street.
How many guys and girls out Trick or Treating will be lucky enough to get one of these little guys? We're hoping we are! Watch out for those ghosts and ghouls tonight! BOOOooooo!!!

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Bring Your Dancing Shoes!

Us girls down at the Red Door Gallery like a boogie every now and again and when all proceeds go to charity it's even better!
Why not get yourself down to the City Cafe this Friday night 27th October and help raise money for the St Columbas New Build. 

 Peter Holmes of Beseated is organising this charity event in memory of Joyce his machinist, who sadly passed away two years ago. Joyce loved music and a party so lets celebrate her memory and help raise funds for the St Columbas New Build. 
It's going to be a club night like the good old days where all music on the night will be played on vinyl.

Dust off your dancing shoes and we'll see you on the dance floor!

The City Cafe, Blair Street, Edinburgh
Friday 27th October 2012, 8pm-Late
Tickets £10- Available from Peter (call/text) 07899854252
please purchase tickets in advance and present on the night

Sunday, 21 October 2012

He knows what love isn't!

Here's another nod to a Swedish band, we've gone mad for Sweden! This is Jens Lekman! He's onto his fourth album now 'I Know What Love Isn't' so you might have already heard of him? Check out the title track above and if you ever get a chance to see him live....go for it, you won't be able to stop your self having a wee boogie! If you like this, it's also worth checking out Blood Music too, he's even collaborated with First Aid Kit!

Friday, 19 October 2012

Make an #owlmask tonight with @awoodentree #museumlates

We are just super excited that A Wooden Tree has agreed to work with us on tonight’s Museum Late’s event – Behind The Masque. Kirsty and The Red Door Gallery team will be there to help you create your very own owl mask with some of the beautiful craft papers Kirsty’s magpie-eye has sourced for the project. We were lucky enough to try out a couple of designs in the woods yesterday – Twi – Twoo!
If your heading to National Museum of Scotland, please come and find us in The Animal World Gallery, we have a mini exhibition of A Wooden Tree’s brand new creations! If you are not able to make it along in person, then don’t feel left out, just click here to see her new works online now!

Sunday, 14 October 2012

A Dedicated Follower Of...Devastee

Do you love illustration AND fashion?! Yeah!? Us too! That's why the french design duo Devastee are so ace! Francois Alary the brains behind the drawings and Ophelie Klere the brains behind the design, combine their genius to create dark and sinister garments with a cheeky twist all in the strict palette of black and white, all pretty wearable too! Too die for....

Friday, 12 October 2012

@countryhomesmag - You Light Me Up 2!

Sunlight on Closed Lids Light Me Up (2)

 We are just pleased as punch to see this beautiful spread in Country Homes & Interiors.  Their November 2012 magazine has a fantastic spread themed around perfect printing, a title which we wholeheartedly agree fits with Sunlight on Closed Lid’s newest print “You Light Me Up (edition 2)”. Our thanks go to Sally Denning, the Feature and Stylist behind the article for listing our Red Door Gallery as the place to visit for the ever popular Sunlight on Closed Lids collection of greeting cards (£3), posters (£10) and prints (£16 – £25 ).
To see more designs by Kate Holiday, the talented illustrator behind the strikingly unique design work of Sunlight on Closed Lids, head on over to her pages on our online shop.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Colour Me Fun!!

These Fantastic Crayons from Colour me Fun have arrived in the Gallery. These little guys are hand poured and made from 100% non-toxic wax, perfect for the little ones in your life or release the big kid in you and get out that colouring book!
Our favourites are these cheeky little Robots and one of our favourite childhood toys The Lego Bricks.
What's your favourite?
Available from our online shop or why not stop by the gallery to see the collection and many other fun products.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Quick I need the First Aid Kit!

Hey there everybody! We just wanted to shout about our new crush on singing duo First Aid Kit! Check out the video and you might see why we have been playing these other worldly harmonies in the gallery non-stop lately! Their recent album is super super lush!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Dedicated follower of...Holly Fulton

We've been wanting to blog about Holly Fulton's gorgeous work for a while now, and it seems that since she was first on our radar she has gone from strength to strength!! Deservedly winning awards for her beautifully decorative garments and graphically embellished accessories inspired by amoungst others, Art Deco architecture and powerful iconic woman . It's been amazing to follow the rise in recognition of Holly's designs, as we have been big fans since the early days!Check her out and have a good look at the detail in her prints, it's jaw dropping!

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Yes! This is The Kit!

Just a quick nudge in the direction of This Is The Kit today friends! One of the Red Door gang saw them live a wee while ago supporting Francois And The Atlas Mountain and were stunned by the voice of Kate Staples and the band's beautiful arrangements of banjo, trumpet and electric guitars. We've since spotted them on Radio 6 for Mark Riley and still can't get enough! Check out the lush videos above and you could even try and catch them live somewhere near you too!

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Look Who's Popped Up In Our Window

These cute little Hedgehogs and Leveret Hares are the work of local glass artist Rachel Elliot.
Rachel has been working with glass since 2000 when she attended an evening class in leaded stained glass. She has since gone on to study at Edinburgh College of Art, Graduating in 2007 with a degree in Applied Arts: Architectural Glass.
In 2009 she took the plunge and set up her own glass studio. From here she makes all her Comissions, Sculptures, Giftware and teaches glass making classes. She's one busy lady.
Here's Rachel busy working away in her studio.

Our favourite little guy is the Autum Hedgehog. 
If you're local to Edinburgh then you must come and check these little guys hanging out in our window.
Those unfortunate not to be local can buy her Leveret Hares on our website.

Posted By Ashley

Saturday, 22 September 2012

A Dedicated Follower Of...Grimes

So this is the beginning of a fresh new regular part of The Red Door blog! Which is all about fashion! We don't want this to be about expensive catwalk shows or big name labels -  more fashion icons in the making and independent designers with an eye for innovation. Hence the first post....Grimes. Grimes aka Claire Boucher is an electronica musician from Canada, who seems to be grabbing the world by storm! We definitely recommend checking her music out but we wanted to acknowledge her influence on street trend right now with her bubblegum hair and penchant for eyeball jewellery, you might have seen a copycat without even knowing it! We love her free spirited sense of style and creativity....check her out!

Friday, 21 September 2012

Only Yesterday

We have been following the films of Studio Ghibli (the Japanese equivalent of Disney but better?!) for a wee while now but after delving into their back catalogue we came across this beautifully poignant and heart felt animation about memories of childhood called 'Only Yesterday'. You may know Studio Ghibli from their more recent releases Howl's Moving Castle and Ponyo...well, this one is maybe a little less silly and fantastical, apart from the best  scene, when the 10 year old protagonist falls in love and spontaneously flies into the air and swims through the clouds....sooooo cute!

Friday, 14 September 2012

Meet Mick and Audrey - vintage furniatrue redesigned by @ziggysawdust_

 Meet Mick....

 Meet Audrey....

Ziggy Sawdust is an Edinburgh based furniture redesign business, providing you with one-of-a-kind, lovingly reworked pieces to brighten up your home.  You may have already seen them in our windows!

Focusing on furniture from the 1950s- 1970s, Ziggy Sawdust transforms them from tired, dated pieces into contemporary creations, whilst keeping a retro inspired twist.
Amy Dolan is the brains behind the business, who was initially inspired to create sculptures from found furniture. Amy has since graduated from Art School and opted to use her woodwork skills and rapport with furniture to make unique creations that are both functional and fun!
Ziggy Sawdust’s well loved pieces offer an idealistic escape from tedium of generic, flat-packed furniture... most furniture today just isn't built to last, but the pieces that she sources have already stood the test of time.
If you would like to have a piece of furniture given the Ziggy Sawdust treatment, please just ask at The Red Door Gallery and we can hello arrange a Bespoke product appointment for you.  

Email nicky@edinburghart.com for more info.
Post by Nicky

New window exhibition fun, fresh in from Karoline Rerrie!


Karoline Rerrie displays her collection of Folk Trees and Folk Art inspired 
screen prints in a window feature created especially for 
The Red Door Gallery, Edinburgh.

Karoline’s Folk Trees have walked of their pages and a little forest of them 
have sprung up overnight. She has brought the trees to life, giving them 
newly found 3 dimensional forms by combining screen printing, card, cutting,
 fabric and even a bit of sewing.

Karoline is an illustrator who creates images by hand using drawing, 
painting, silk screen printing and Japanese Gocco printing. She has 
always seen her work as a craft and strives  to maintain a handmade 
element which is what initially led her to explore printmaking. 
Karoline now designs, makes and sells a range of multiples 
including greetings cards, small books and prints. She also collaborates 
with other illustrators to produce limited edition fanzines and colouring 
in books combining different types of printing. And as if that isn’t enough 
she co-ordinates the publication of the Girls Who Draw series of 
postcard books which feature her work and that of other women illustrators.

Silk screen prints, colouring in books, cards and collaborative projects alike, 
Karoline’s works have been exhibited in The Red Door Gallery since 2009 
and this exhibition is as detailed and wondrous as her 
previous folio of works.


Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Summer Hola iday fun with Cliff Richard... you gotta love him!

September is half way through and as we've been working our socks of here at The Red Door Gallery over August, and Karoline Rerrie and Ziggy Sawdust are holding fort in our window of a exhibition, its time for a wee wonder to Vitnam... a late summeer holiday for Nicky!  It was either Cliff Richard or some Nam themed hip hop, and its turns out, Cliff won.  See you in a few weeks!

Post By Nicky

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Power to the Cat!

Cat Power has been making music for a while now so we're sure she won't be new to a lot of you guys but we just can't get enough of her new single 'Ruin'. It's great to see her come back with such a great album as well after a long time away from original writing! Go Chan!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

New Seymour prints!

For those of you looking to add to your collection or even those who can appreciate an amazingly well executed, creepy eery graphic illustration, check out these new prints from Seymour! There's no doubt this guy has an imagination with penmanship to match! They've just arrived into the gallery along with a collection of A6 size characters framed in Seymour's customary black Victorian style frame. If these might be out your budget then they come unframed too for only £12.50!