Friday, 26 July 2013

Reasons to come to Edinburgh in August 2. The Frindge Festival

So those cats at the Frindge Festival have made some rather entertainig lil videos introudicng the event.
The also have a rather massive catalogue to wade through, detailing the thousands of the fringe events to see.  One of the great advantages of working here in Victoria Street, is that every customer who comes in, gives us a personal review of the shows they have seen, so don't be shy of asking us for tips, and pretty please tell us yours!

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Grassmarket jazz festival

This weekend the Grassmarket is buzzing with the Edinburgh Jazz festival which has set up camp in this beautiful and historic part of Edinburgh. Bustling with music the Grassmarket is also home to artists, designers, entertainers, independent retailers, and good old fashioned pubs! There's a fantastic line up at this year's festival and the Grassmarket is the perfect place for a lazy Sunday in the sun or a good ol' boogie. We're open till 5.30 today stocking independent artists and designers contemporary prints, homewares, stationery and jewellery. Here's Susie Wright's intricate, limited edition screen print of the Grassmarket available in store and online:

Friday, 19 July 2013

Tommy Perman T-shirt designs for Oddities

Great design, wearable art and a guessing game all in one T-shirt.  It really would be rude not to snap up one of the newest additions to the (also Edinburgh based) "Oddities" Guest Artist Range by Tommy Perman.  They are just £30 a pop and there are further designs to choose from.  To see the collection click here.  

Tommy has created the featured, intricate pattern, from the component parts of his drawings.  The game here is to see if you can guess the urban item from it's exploded view.  The answer is shown on the reverse, giving the wearer ample opportunity to walk backwards, as the back of this shirt is every bit as interesting as the front.

Edinburgh based Tommy Perman's exhibition "Leith in Black and Red" is not long finished here in The Red Door Gallery, indeed we are still exhibiting the unframed prints in our browsers, so pop on by or clickty-click here to view his prints and skateboard designs.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Reasons to come to Edinburgh 1. The Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh is set to be hot and sunny for the next few weeks and we can feel the city gearing up for the influx of culture-seekers who transform this city center every year.

Here's a great look book style film highlighting some of the delights in store for this years Edinburgh International Festival. You might still be able to get tickets if something catches your eye!  The EIF runs from August 9th - September 1st.