Sunday, 27 July 2014

Superb Festival Show - Half Price Tickets (31 Jul - 5 Aug)


siddhartha_the_musical half price tickets

The Red Door Gallery has been offered HALF PRICE tickets by one of our ‘Festival Friends’ to see the UK premiere of the musical Siddhartha at The Assembly Rooms Fringe (limited dates only 31st July to 5th August). Fresh from smash-hit North American and Italian tours. Inspired by Herman Hesse’s timeless novel, an international cast of 18 performers tell the story of Prince Siddhartha’s quest for spiritual enlightenment with a sizzling, Italian and South Asian-influenced pop-rock score and brilliantly powerful performances.

To take advantage of this half price offer, just quote EARLYBIRD when booking here.

Superb Festival Show - Half Price Tickets (31 Jul - 5 Aug)

Friday, 25 July 2014

West Coast inspired #Fridayfavourites this week

FridayFavourites2407With the Glasgow Commonwealth Games having just kicked off two days ago. The world is looking to Glasgow to put on quite the show.

You can be sure of a big warm welcome from the Scottish crowds and Glasgow will have it’s arms open to welcome everyone in true west coast style.

With that in mind, our Friday Favourite are Glasgow and Commonwealth themed with a big wave to our friends in the West!!

A-Z Alphabet Poster by Rosemary Cunningham. Navigate your way round Glasgow from A-Z with Rosemary’s brightly coloured Poster. Also available as a Black and White Tea Towel.

Rosemary will be running tours of Glasgow using her Alphabet every weekend until the 24th August. find out more here.

Glasgow Skyline by Kate McLelland . – Kate has captured everyones favourite landmarks in a striking colour combination.

Local’s Guide to Glasgow – What better way to see Glasgow than through the eyes of a local! Featuring loads of great places to visit. It’s a must for any visitor to truly soak up the real Glasgow!

Glasgow Notebook by Libby Walker The perfect companion for noting down all your favourite spots. How many of your favourites has Libby illustrated on the cover?

Och Aye & Duke of Wellington Necklaces by Bonnie Bling – Show your Scottish pride or love of the West Coast with one of these fab necklaces by Bonnie Bling

Tollbooth Wynd Edinburgh Skateboard by Tommy Perman - Last in our friday favourites this week is this skateboard by Tommy Perman. Not Glasgow based but was used by one of the baton bearers as it made it’s way to the west coast.  Pretty Cool!

Tommy is also part of the FOUND collective and has launched the app Great Circle that he and Professor Simon Kirby designed for the Scotland Can Make It Campaign for the 2014 Commonwealth Games

You can find out more about it and download the app here

Hope you all manage to tune in to watch some of the Commonwealth Games and cheer on your country taking part. If you do manage to visit Glasgow during the games we hope our friday favourites has given you some tips!

Have a great weekend!

West Coast inspired #Fridayfavourites this week

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Track Cyclist

trackcyclingAfter the launch of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last night, the indoor track cycling kicks off today in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.  Both the Red Door Team and our customers are big fans of cycling and can’t wait to tune in to watch some of the action.

Here are some of our favourite Cycling Inspired prints to mark the occassion.

The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome by Tommy Perman

Track Cyclist by Rebecca Kaye

Cycling Quotes Postcards by Rebecca Kaye

With Mountain Biking and Road Cycling still to follownext week, there’s lots of cycling to tune in for.

Track Cyclist

Saturday, 19 July 2014

On The Jazz

IMG_20140719_135402Edinburgh’s Grassmarket is home to FREE music this afternoon as part of the Edinburgh Jazz Festival.  Our day has been filled with inspirational toe tapping which is  being performed live just around the corner from us.  Why, we are all on the jazz!

The International Jazz festival is an amazing chance to hear live music performed throughout the city, from free venues through to all time heros filling beautiful spaces like Edinburgh’s Queens Hall and Festival Theatres, there’s sure to be something for everyone!  For more information click here.

There is a great history of music inspiring art works, above is Louise Smurthwaite’s “Blue Jazz” which as the title implies, has a strong relationship back to music, we believe it was designed for an album cover.  Have a look at some of Louise’s other works here.

On The Jazz

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Victoria Street's cool, officially!

filename_ext_2971010kNot that our beautiful Red Door Gallery made it into the photo frame, but we’re pleased to see that lovely Victoria Street has made it into ‘British 20 Coolest Streets’ in the  Telegraph last weekend!  This means Victoria Street’s cool, officially!

““Victoria Street is just a stone’s throw from the Royal Mile and probably the most picturesque location in the city,” says Edward Douglas-Home of Knight Frank Edinburgh. “It is a quirky, traditional cobbled street, with hanging baskets and colourful exteriors.” As well as a wealth of shops, bars and restaurants, there is the Underbelly, one of the main venues during the Festival.”

new red door Our newly painted and florwer-afied  Red Door Shop front is looking super inviting too, we hope you enjoy the view.  Thanks to the greater grassmarket for their help with this venture, look out for photos of our revamp coming to our blog soon, and perhaps to a local newspaper too!

Victoria Street's cool, officially!

Sunday, 6 July 2014

The view from our office!


framesWe had a mega-framing afternoon here in Red Door HQ, as you can see from the wee selection above by Emily MacKenzie, Mister Peebles, David Fleck and Eilidh Muldoon.  They are all £14-£15 unframed and for our lucky local customers, just an extra £12 for the frame, the perfect way to brighten up your home or office.  The view from our office was just delightful today, have a peep below!

behind the sceenes

The view from our office!

Friday, 4 July 2014

#FridayFavourites - Seaside Animals!

fridayfavourites4thjulySchools Out For Summer!!

It’s time to grab that bucket and spade and head for the nearest sandy beach to build sandcastles and spot the local wild life!

If you can’t quite make it to the beach or those pesky rain clouds are looming where you are, we have the perfect art work and accessories to help you feel a little bit closer to the sand and sea.

We’re excited to share with you these FAB! new necklaces from Bonnie Bling. They are sure to grab attention both on and off the beach.

Anchor Brooches by A Wooden Tree – made from beautiful vintage fabric, will look great pinned to your favourite top!

Adorn your walls with some seaside themed art work and breath some sea air in to your homes.

Baltic Sea by David Fleck. A striking piece of a boat entangled by a giant Kraken!

A Pufflings Mother  -  beautifully illustrated print our very own Lindsey Brown.

Love Me! by Pleased To Meet – Everyone’s favourite sea mammal just looking for love!!

What?? Otters by Laura Gee. – These little guys want to know what you are looking at??? They don’t want to lose each other!


We’re all looking forward to spotting our favourite seaside wildlife! What’s yours?


Enjoy your weekend

#FridayFavourites - Seaside Animals!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Napier University student's product design

New Designer’s, London is in full swing this week and is a land mark event for many students attending the Scottish Art and Design Schools.  The Red Door Gallery is pleased to introduce pieces created by 2 recent graduates from Napier University, Edinburgh, both of whom are presently exhibiting at New Designers.  Keiron Calder and Stewart Davies won the chance to exhibit their pieces with The Red Door Gallery as part of a competition run by Napier University and The Red Door Gallery, and we think their designs stand out as rather innovative!

PaperFanBlue InstructionsSQUStewart Davies made this remarkable DIY amplifier which fits most standard phones.  All you need is some time, a stanley knife, cutting mat and a little dab of glue.  Click here to see more details.

blueKeiron Clader created this concept piece, aptly titled “Pocket Regurgitation” which holds all your valuables safely when you come home and empty out your pockets!  Fits most standard phones and comes in 3 pop-tastic colours. Click here to see more details.

Napier University student's product design

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Compeition to win a £250 shopping trip!


July 1st to 31st  is Indie Retailer Month and The Red Door Gallery is celebrating by teaming up with our rather inspirational neighbours independent shops, cafes and the Greater Grassmarket team to bring you one of the most straight forward competitions of all time.

There is so much on offer here in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town that we just want you to come and take a look!  As you meander along, just send out a wee tweet to your favourite businesses, maybe include a wee snap of your most coveted items.  This will give the business a ‘lil Twitter boost and is an excellent way for you to support the local traders, shops, cafes, bars and galleries who help keep your city interesting, yet doesn’t cost you a penny!

As a thank you, you will be entered into a prize draw, the winner will receive £250 to spend in the Greater Grassmarket Area – we’d all quite like that!  Even if you don’t win, perhaps your palls will take the hint come birthday time!

As an extra Red Door thank you, we will re-tweet your tweet (unless you are very naughty!) to our rather substantial followers, so get creative with your photos of The Red Door Gallery!

The competition rules area as follows:

  • One entry per Twitter account per Greater Grassmarket business. To get more entries, you must tweet to more businesses in the Greater Grassmarket area

  • Both the business twitter handle and the hashtag must be included for the tweet to be a valid entry eg #IndieGrassmarket and @RedDoor_Gallery

  • Entries will be accepted from 1st – 31st July (Independent Retailer Month)

  • The £250 prize can be spent in any of the Greater Grassmarket businesses on a date agreed with the Greater Grassmarket BID management.

  • By entering, permission is given to use messages for marketing purposes and the prize winner gives permission to use them and their day out for marketing purposes.

Compeition to win a £250 shopping trip!