Friday, 27 November 2015

Friday Favourites - Victorian Christmas

We’ve been busy in the gallery this week perfecting our Christmas Windows. They’re filled with lots of gift ideas to treat that special someone.

Victorian themed Window

Victorian themed Window

We’ve uploaded a wee snapshot in our previous blog so you can get a wee taster of what they look like. If you’re in the area, do stop by for a closer look as there are lots of exciting things hiding in there.

This weeks #fridayfavourites features some of the delights in our Victorian Christmas window.

Oswald A3 Print

New artist Ben Rothery’s prints have been flying out our red doors since their arrival last week. His work features Animals turned Country Gents in the finest Tweed attire. Click the images to see his full collection.

Oscar Detail

Claire Fleck’s new work has arrived. A beautiful autumnal collection of prints. We are particularly taken with her Flower Gentleman and Lady.

Flower Gentleman by Claire Fleck

Will your bearded fella be sporting flowers in his beard? Or how about some Christmas Decorations?

Foxy Lady

Chase and Wonder’s popular collection of Victorian style pouches continue to prove popular with our Red Door customers. Treat that Foxy Lady or Dandy Lion to one of their beautifully screen printed wash bags.

Dandy Lion

Over the next few weeks in the run up to Christmas, we will be featuring our Staff Xmas Gift Ideas to give you a taster of what we’re buying for our loved ones this year.

Shop Local this weekend and stop by and see us! :)

Happy Weekend!


Friday Favourites - Victorian Christmas

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Saturday, 21 November 2015

From The Red Door to Your Door

Last Christmas Post Dates 2015 at The Red Door GalleryChristmas Shopping days are starting to tick by!  To make sure your creative Christmas gifts fly From The Red Door to Your Door in good time, we have put together a list of our last post shopping days!

Please place your orders by 12pm

  • Monday 9th December Australia, New Zealand & Greece

  • Monday 14th December Germany, Poland, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Canada & the USA

  • Tuesday 15th December Ireland & Austria, Portugal, Spain.

  • Thursday 17th December France, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway & Switzerland.

Please get in touch with any questions or if your destination country is not listed.    Email or call us on 01314773255.

Our shipping prices are listed here and are all flat rate, meaning you can order as many carefully made gifts as you like, and the price stays the same!

Don’t forget, we are open right through till 4pm on Christmas Eve so if you are local to Edinburgh, you can shop online and pick up from our Victoria Street store,  right up until Santa is about to start his anual visit!

Big Time Kaleido ClockWe also have the above clock available to buy, it’s called the “Big Time” and is part of the geometry-loving Fum Makes Good collection by Eleanor Young.  See her full range of homewares here. 

From The Red Door to Your Door

Friday, 20 November 2015

Friday Favourites - Plan ahead for a DIY Christmas

Christmas in Edinburgh has officially landed, the lights are shining bright and the Christmas Market will be in full swing today.

Why not plan ahead and get a little bit more personal this Christmas. Treat your loved ones to something made by hand, be it by yourself or one of our many talented makers.

Doodle Advent Calendar Bunting Example 2

We love the Christmas pieces from Eat, Sleep, Doodle and we do love an advent calendar, especially the chocolatey kind but how about one personalised and filled with all your favourite treats?

Doodle Advent Calendar Buntin Example

Go Decoration Crazy and personalise all 25 stockings for that special someone in your life.

Doodle Christmas Stocking Example

Make sure Santa doesn’t forget you by personalising your Stocking. These stockings come with a range of fabric pens (as do all eat, sleep, doodle kits) so you can personalise your stocking just the way you want it. Want to keep with the seasons? They can be washed out for you to start a fresh next season too! :)

Doodle Christmas Stocking

Does you little one see themselves as the next Junior Masterchef?

Chhild Doodle Apron

Get them this super cute apron so they can help out in the kitchen this Christmas. Write the directions to their favourite recipes on the apron so they won’t forget. We wish this was adult size!

Kids Doodle Apron

We have a great selection of biscuit screen prints by the talented Charlotte Farmer.  These would make the perfect present for the biscuit lover.


Biscuits aren’t quite the same without Tea to go with them. Just arrived in the gallery is a great selection of bone china mugs from some of our favourite artists.

Tea and Biscuits Mug by Jolly Awesome

These are our two favourites, it their Red Door colour ways. Would be great inside the Stocking above.

Woof Woof Dog Mug by Alice Melvin

Looking for an alternative for Christmas Decoration this year? Tat Santa with his festive inspired tattoos, never disappoints. He looks great framed with a fairylight border. Make him the star attraction above your fire place this year.


All this Christmas talk maybe too much for some, but we do love Christmas here in the gallery.

Hope you all have fun exploring the Christmas Markets and writing your Christmas WishLists.

Friday Favourites - Plan ahead for a DIY Christmas

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Would you like a Part Time Job at The Red Door Gallery?

The Red Door Gallery Job Available 2015A rare opportunity has arisen to join The Red Door Gallery team over the festive months. If you think you might be the right person for the job and will be in Edinburgh over the festive season, then please get in touch as soon as possible.

If you would like to know a little more about the gallery have a look at our blog posts to get a feel for what we do all year round.  Have a look at our online shop where you can search by artist and have a look at what we have in especially for Christmas too. We are a small team with a broad range of interests and we look forward to welcoming a new, enthusiastic part time person on board.

If you know someone who would like a part time job at The Red Door Gallery, please share the above information with them.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Would you like a Part Time Job at The Red Door Gallery?

Saturday, 14 November 2015

What did you do last night?

Beautiful setting Red Door Gallery -Thaumatropes workshop at NMS Lates with The Lindstrom EffectThe Red Door Gallery team were out in Victorian Splendor at #NMSLates, colouring in, cutting stripey string and hosting a workshop of Victorian things.

Red Door Gallery -Thaumatropes workshop at NMS Lates with The Lindstrom Effects Beatle and Cat printsThe Red Door Gallery Workshop with The Lindstrom Effect at NMS LatesThe Lindstrom Effect provided us with some art works and 6 beautifuly designed Thaumatrpes for our workshop audience to colour in and take home.  Red Door Gallery -Thaumatropes couple 2 at NMS Lates with The Lindstrom EffectMan on Bike Fart from The Red Door Gallery workshop with The Lindstrom Effect at NMSLatesHere are some of our favourite photos from the evening.Gillian from The Red Door Gallery Workshop with The Lindstrom Effect at NMS Lates Red Door Gallery -Thaumatropes couple at NMS Lates with The Lindstrom Effect Red Door Gallery -2 Victorians at theThaumatropes workshop at NMS Lates with The Lindstrom Effect

A huge thankyou to everyone who got involved, to The Lindstrom Effect for their excellent work and of course to the Museum for having us.The Lindstrom Effect and Peter Carrington printsIf any of the artworks on show caught your eye, The Lindstrom Effect’s prints are availble to buy in our online shop, just drop me an email if you can’t find what you are looking for.

Victorian GentWe also put out a couple of prints by Peter Carrington as we are having our own Victorian Christmas windows, due to go up in the gallery over the next 2 weeks.  Stay tuned to this blog to see more photos and new works from Ben Rotheray.Julian A2 Print

What did you do last night?

Thursday, 12 November 2015

The Lindstrom Effect"s DIY Thaumatrope Workshop

CTcg4_oUAAAq7rWGot your ticket for tomorrow night’s #NMSLates?  The Lindstrom Effect’s DIY Thaumatrope workshop will be a goodie, so be sure to head to the Hawthorndale Court as early as possible.

Map of NMSThe lead artists behind the thaumartope workshop design are Edinburgh based The Lindstrom Effect, AKA Iain Bruce and Vala Jonsdotter.iainvalaEntomological Studies prints by the lindstrom effectIain and Vala established The Lindstrom Effect back in 2009 but have been colaborating on their beautiful projects for years before this.  The above prints are inspired by the Victorian tradition of capturing, pinning and studing insects and are available to view in more detail here.From The North prints by the lindstrom effectIain and Vala draw inspiration from their shared love of photography, film, science and of course from the environments and landscapes they visit, both home and away.Icelandic Landscape 1 By The Lindstrom EffectVala was born in Iceland and has her family roots there, so there is a real beauty and understnading to their Icelandic Landscape print series, Number 1 of which is shown above.


If you would like to see some of their print works in the flesh, we have a small exhibition at the NMS Lates event tomorrow night.  Tickets are on sale here and as part of the night, you will experience live music, great cocktails and of course, of course, the Thaumatrope workshop created by the tallented Lindstrom Effect.  We have a selection of their works available online here too.

Have a lovely evening :]

The Lindstrom Effect"s DIY Thaumatrope Workshop

Friday, 6 November 2015

Friday Favourites - Here Bear And Everywhere

FridayFavsMrPWe all love a pun and even more so when they’re paired with some cute animal friends.

Mister Peebles is a big favourite in the gallery and we were super happy when the lovely Helen added to her ever expanding collection.

2016 Here Bear and Everywhere Calendar

Why not bring Bring a fun Bear Pun in to your life every month of the year, with her new 2016 Here Bear and Everywhere Calendar? These have been flying our our Red Doors since they arrived.


Octobear is definitely a favourite! :)

Many of the cute bears found in her Calendar are also available as prints.

Ursa Major Ursa Minor A2 Print

Ursa Major Ursa Minor is available super sized to A2. A beautiful print with gorgeous blue watercolour sky.

Scale Great Heights

We’ve got the perfect prints for the Adventurers in your life with Scale Great Heights and Kayak. We love the colours Helen has injected in to her new range of prints.


Everyones favourite Major Tom, David Meowie now available in both A3 and A4 sizes.


Add in Jimi Hen Drix and you’ve got the perfect musical pair!

Jimi Hen Drix

The weekend is calling Alpaca Suitcase!

Alpaca Suitcase

Happy Friday! :)


Friday Favourites - Here Bear And Everywhere