Monday, 22 June 2015

Susie Wright Exhibition

sw red door_web_TO Top Out Brewery will be providing some tasty beer for the opening of Susie Wright’s print exhibition this Thursday!  You are very welcome to join us and preview Susie’s stunning collection of prints and much anticipated ceramics, we will be here between 6.30 pm and 8 pm this Thursday June 25th.  Hope to see you here, then.

Susie Wright Exhibition

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Help build schools in Cambodia by buying a David Fleck print!

Cambodia-Stilts-by-david-fleck-webHappy Father’s Day!  We’d like to spend a little time considering families accross the world today, in particular, famalies living in the poor area of of Sihanoukville, Cambodia.  This summer, illustrator and architect David Fleck is heading to Cambodia with Orkidstudio, which is a humanitarian design organisation.  Together, they will build new facilities for the Goodwill Centre, a local charity who work with children and women of Sihanoukville.

Raised up on stilts, the innovative new buildings will maximise the amount of play space on the small urban site. Above will be bright and airy classrooms, a small library, IT room, and a soap making workshop to help local women earn extra income.

Cambodia-Town-by-david-fleck-webDavid has printed these 2 beautiful new prints “Cambodia Stilts” and “Cambodia Town” to assist with their fundrasing.  The Red Door Gallery is delighted to support this project, and is offering these 2 prints for sale at £25 each, with 100% of monnies raised going directly towards construction costs.  Orkistudio is now very close to their target of £40 000, why not buy a print to help them out and add a momento to your home?

Cambodia-Stilts-by-david-fleck-detailOrkidstudio is a humanitarian design organisation whose focus is to benefit children and communities worldwide through innovative architecture and construction.

We believe that creativity has the power to inspire and instil pride within people and our aim is to explore the potential of architecture as a tool for relieving poverty, transforming lives, and promoting long term social and economic development. 


Building alongside volunteers and local builders we hope to complete the building in two months during July and August. We have fundraised all of the project costs, and are now very close to our target of £40 000. All profits from every ‘Cambodia’ print that is bought will go directly towards our construction costs.

Help build schools in Cambodia by buying a David Fleck print!

Friday, 19 June 2015

Friday Favourites - Ice Cream Days

fridayfavouritesicecreamSummer is here…….well it was last week for us folks up in Scotland! With the glimpse of sun we’ve all been thinking about ice creams, sunshine and holidays!

Nicky has turned our windows in to a fun array of prints and accessories to make us think of the summer days ahead. It may not be sunny outside but we can fill our homes with summer in the hope that the weather might follow suit!


Hanna Melin’s Ice Cream Print is sure to brighten your home with thoughts of summer. Lots of illustrated ice creams in all shapes in sizes. All in beautiful pastel pinks and mint. Can you spot your favourite? This is also available as a placemat too! serve your dessert in style.

Ice cream placemat

Hello Marine’s colourful ice cream van prints remind us of our childhood! Unfortunately the ice cream van that came round my street, wasn’t quite this cool!  A great print to evoke memories of going to the van for ice cream and treats on a summers day! Available in two colour versions. Great for kids rooms.

Ice Cream Van Pink


Trips to the seaside, can mean only one thing. Fish and Chips! I’m sure many of our locals have made the trip to the world famous Anstruther Fish and Chips! Now don’t let those pesky gulls get them. Emily Mackenzie’s Greedy Gulls print touches many of our customers who have had their own encounters with those sneaky birds.

Greedy Gulls 1

We’re excited to share with you, our new stockist Rosa & Clara Designs. Creators of beautiful stationary, homewares and accessories featuring fun illustrative designs. Their new collection that’s arrived behind our red doors feature fun pineapples and flamingoes. The perfect accessories for your summer holiday. We’re all lusting after their Pineapple Wash Bag!

Pineapple-Cosmetic-Bag2Why not keep all your holiday notes in these cute ice cream coloured note books from Ohh Deer? They feature 3 different cute creatures in all their pastel coloured glory!
Set of 3 NotebooksCan’t make it to the seaside this weekend? This beautiful engraved Wooden Art Board by local brother and sister duo Joy Collection is sure to remind you of those calm days by the ocean!


Also available as a beautiful iPhone Case.

We hope you’ve not forgotten about good old dad on Sunday, If you’ve still to spoil him, check out the blog for the last two weeks of Friday Favourites for some suggestions on what to get him!

The summer solstice is also upon us this weekend, We hope the sun is shining so you can all make the most of the extra daylight! There are lots of activities on around the country to make the most of. We hope you have fun whatever you get up to. :)

With all this talk of sunshine and ice cream, we’re off to local gem Mary’s Milk Bar in the Grassmarket. Now what do we choose? Malted Milk Milkshakes of course. (that’s quite a mouthful!)

milkshakes!Happy Weekend!

Friday Favourites - Ice Cream Days

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Artist Feature - Barry D Bulsara

Barry Bulsara_4This weeks Artist Feature is Barry D Bulsara. Barry hails from Leicester and is a relatively new artist to the gallery, having started working with us at the end of 2014. His work has been a resounding success with our customers all eager to get their hands on his ‘pop culture’ inspired screen prints, all are limited edition and hand pulled by Barry himself.

The Big Lebowski 1One of Barry’s most popular prints to date – Now sadly out of edition!

Barry works full – time as a Graphic Designer and in his spare time designs and makes his fun prints for us all to enjoy. He took the time out of his busy schedule to give us a little insight to his world and what inspires him as an artist.

Hit pause on your favourite Big Bang episode and find out a little bit more about what makes Barry tick!


You studied at Glasgow School of Art, What did you study, Why Glasgow and what did you enjoy about the city?

I studied Visual Communication, specialising in Graphic design. My reason for choosing Glasgow was a bit random, I had just returned from a year of travelling abroad and realised that I had never been to Scotland so thought why not do my degree there! Although I didn’t particularly like the course I was on, I loved the city, it’s night life and atmosphere. Glasgow is known for it’s excellent Nightlife! We can see why Barry enjoyed his time through the West!

What do you like to do when you need to get away from work?

I love what I do so it very rarely feels like work but when I want to switch off I just watch the latest TV box set or film, which is kind of research for me, but enjoyable all the same.

Barry Bulsara_2Barry hard at work screen printing – I wonder what print it might be…………?

We all like a good coffee in the gallery, Where’s your favourite place to go and why?

I like to get out of the studio every day and go for a coffee to my local bar the Orange Tree. I tend to sit at the bar with my laptop catching up on admin work or with my sketchpad working on ideas. It’s a great little independent place with a very chilled out vibe and as well as displaying my work they make great mochas!

As your work is inspired by pop culture, what is your all time favourite tv series and movie? This is a difficult one, feel free to name your top 3!

This is a very difficult one! But off the top of my head I would say The West Wing, Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory. As far as movies; Star Wars (the original 3 of course) and the Lord of the Ring trilogy.

SONY DSCWhat’s the most enjoyable part of designing and making your own prints?

This might sound a bit cheesy but I design all my prints with me as the ‘client’ so when someone else likes one of my prints enough to part with their hard earned cash, it’s a great endorsement and confidence boost.

ConventionWe’re sure this print was inspired from Barry’s visits to comic book festivals, it features all your favourites!

Lastly, You’ve taken part in a few Comic Con festivals,You’ve met quite a few of your favourite Actor/Characters. Who’s been your favourite?

I’ve always been a bit hesitant about meeting my TV & film ‘heroes’ incase they’re having a bad day and are rude or mean. But I’ve met Josef Altin who played Pypar in Game Of Thrones, he was lovely and we chatted for quite a while over coffee. I would have to say my highlight would be meeting the actors who played Helga and Herflick from ‘Allo ‘Allo, I have very fond memories of watching that show growing up.

Con51Here’s Barry with Helga and Herflick at Comic Con – Doesn’t he look happy?

We’d like to thank Barry for giving us a little insight in to his practice and look forward to seeing what movies and cult classics he’s inspired by next. Do you have a favourite you’d love to be given the Barry treatment?

Now where did we leave Sheldon, Howard and the gang?……………………………….

Artist Feature - Barry D Bulsara

Saturday, 13 June 2015

#ShelfLife Tiny Treasures for Dad...

DadShelflife…to make Dad feel like a giant!  Father’s day is coming up so we’ve put together a collection of our most loved (and most portable) gifts for Dad!

Rich Fairhead’s prints including “You Must Not Speak To Me I Am Dringing The Gin” are perfect for your hipster pa, who’s not shy of a tat or too! Teamed up with a speach bubble brooch perhaps? Aye!

If yer pa is a coffee fan, how about some geometric coasters and place mats to brighten up the house and remind him of you with every sip of his faveourite hot brew.  The darker place mat had Evelina setting up her animal-cufflink foot ball team this afternoon, like a very posh Subutio tournament!

Football-cufflinksSMHave a look at the full range of pewter cufflinks here, from just £16 AND with a lovely gift box to boot.

If you’re lucky enough to have the chance to get creative with your Dad next Sunday, June 21st, why not spend Father’s day making solar photographic prints or building a tiny version of his favourite monument – we even have the Crystal Palace don’t cha know.buildersbumdadPerhaps a wee card home is a nice touch...lots to choose from here, including a few to remind Dad, he ain’t always all that…



#ShelfLife Tiny Treasures for Dad...

Friday, 12 June 2015

Friday Favourites - You're My Hero!

HeroFFYou’ve still got another week to get your Dad something special so we’ve got a few more suggestions in this weeks #fridayfavourites. The perfect collection for the hero in your life!

Su-Bear Hero

We were super excited at the arrival of the new print collection from Mister Peebles. This guy just had to be featured in this weeks collection! Su-bear Hero! He joins Mister Peebles ever expanding collection of fun animal prints. We have an upcoming artist feature on the lovely artist behind these fantastic prints! Watch this space!

cycling logo

There’ lots going on in Edinburgh over the coming weeks and the Edinburgh cycling festival kicked off yesterday! It’s a great chance to find out about all aspects of cycling from movies, organised cycling trips to building your own bamboo bike! It’s got us a little inspired cycling wise. If your dad is a keen cyclist then maybe he’d appreciate some cycle inspired prints and T-shirts by the lovely Rebecca Kaye.

Alpha bike is the perfect print for bike mad dad!

tshirt track

Rebecca also stopped by with a range of colours in her popular Track Cyclist T-shirt too. Perfect for this sunny weather.


Is your dad a bit of a music fan? treat him to these Hanna Melin Coasters in her popular Mix Tape design . He can then reminisce about all the Mix Tapes he use to make for your mum!

Maybe your dad is a bit of a wordsmith and is quite partial to a nice note book? We’ve got lots of notebooks perfect for your dad! These Hole In My Pocket Notebooks are sure to go down a treat.

ALOTOW notebook

We’ll be posting some of our smaller goodies for Dad as part of our #shelflife feature over on Instagram this weekend. We have a range of detailed miniature models by Another Studio and a great range of cufflinks too. Keep your eye out!

Don’t forget to pop back to the blog on Sunday where we will be featuring our next artist Barry D Bulsara. Find our all about Barry and the inspiration behind his work.

High Fidelity 2

Barry’s popular High Fidelity Print

Have a great weekend!


Friday Favourites - You're My Hero!