Monday, 30 April 2012

Wounded Knee sings capella

Edinburgh based vocal artist and singer, Wounded Knee aka Drew Wright, has been doing his thing for a wee while now, releasing music on independent record labels such as Benbecula and Twos and Fews (Drag City) and performing regularly across Britain. His work orientates around traditional folk songs particularly Scottish tales and is usually and impressively performed capella although sometimes accompanied by loop pedals or unusual instruments. He is always part of interesting events and projects and its definitely worth checking his website out for any up and coming shows - if you head along you are almost guaranteed to experience something special!!!

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Get yourselves some real Bobby Dazzlers

Don't miss Bobby Dazzlers contemporary jewellery sale featuring 6 local jewellery designers at Sofi's Bar, Leith this weekend. Get jewellery at bargain prices, eat some tasty cakes, meet some nice folk, have a drink and the best thing is you get to help not one but 2 great causes - local jewellery designers and Macmillan Cancer Support! Claire Pouget Wright is raising funds for Macmillan as part of her Edinburgh Half Marathon, 10% of all jewellery sales will go to Macmillan as well as all proceeds from her cake sale - take a sneaky peak of some of the delectable treats below... Find them on Facebook and get down to the the lovely Sofi's bar on this weekend only! (Sat 12-4, Sun 1-5)

Sunday, 22 April 2012

The best chocolate in Edinburgh...maybe the world?!

For those of you who haven't already paid The Chocolate Tree in Bruntsfield a visit, stop what your doing and head down there!!! They offer possibly the most amazing hot chocolates, real hot chocolate too, none of this rubbish powder stuff!! There ice creams and sorbets are out of this world and if it takes your fancy you can get a take away and head to the bruntsfield links really near by or take a seat in there cosy cafe and have your hot choc served to you in a vintage tea cup. Everything is organic and produced here in East Lothian and even their packaging is environmentally friendly which just rounds up the whole wonderful shibang!!  

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Our Ancestor's by David Fleck - Exhibition Opening Night

Our Ancestor's opened here at The Red Door Gallery almost two weeks ago now and since the opening night there has been a constant stream of compliments given, stories shared and questions provoked by the new body of work all freshly created by Glasgow based illustrator and architect, David Fleck.

We would love to hear from you if you have any thoughts on the exhibition whose inspiration lies in Italio Calvino's Invisible Cities.  If you haven't had the chance to flick through this influential, concentrated little book, we thoroughly recommend you do.  If your lucky enough to be passing our way, come in and have a peep.  There will be some photos of the work it's self available soon, for now just enjoy the atmosphere of our opening in the snaps above, another view of city life!

David's unframed, signed, digital prints start at just £10 and his hand finished screen prints such as Joppa above are £50.  Please drop us an email for more information, or visit our online shop.

A huge thanks to David for all his work and to everyone who joined us for his opening night - please send us any snaps you have to

Sunday, 15 April 2012

For fans of foxes!

Just thought we'd quickly share with you these beautiful limited edition screen prints that just came in recently from Emily Hogarth! They are her new edition to her animal print family! Each design begins life as a hand cut piece and is transfered onto a silk screen to be hand pulled onto water colour paper! We also have in; cards, tea towels and other screen prints by her, all adorned with her trade mark hand cut animals, wildlife and her popular homage to her home town Edinburgh!

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Queen of Tarts

Secrecy and intrigue combine with indulgent cakes and treats this weekend in the Queen of Tarts pop-up tea room. Previous weekends have gone down a storm with Queen of Tarts creating unique high-tea expereinces for her guests. Tickets are £20 and there's still time to book for this weekend's event held in a secret location in Leith.. one not to miss! See Facebook page for info on how to book - on Saturday and Sunday. Bon appetit!

Monday, 2 April 2012

Hello Sunshine!!

We thought we would quickly share with you these lovely delights from Hello Sunshine AKA Jo Want! Her jewellery has proven pretty popular since we started stocking her stuff. The swallow brooches comes in wood too and is joined by a selection of other pinable goodies featuring trees and teapots! Her earrings range is especially popular, coming in black acrylic and including teacups and swallows, a cute little present for yourself or a friend for only 9 squid!!Woop woop!

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Monkey Say No!

We just had to share this happening down at the Brass Monkey Leith today from 3pm all in aid of protesting the ridiculous Entertainment License that the Government would like to introduce. Join in the monkeying around with art for sale, beer, food and general fun n games you can't ask for more!