Thursday, 17 November 2016

Our Pin Game Is Strong!

put a pin on it, strong pin game, Enamel pins

Like Queen B says “If you liked it then you should have put a pin on it”

Without giving away our age, we remember the first enamel pin craze. Its return is bringing back our childhood memories of pinning them to our bags, denim jackets, lapels, you name it, it had a pin on it.

put a pin on it, strong pin game, Enamel pins

It’s an affordable way for artists to get their designs out to the masses. Its also much more affordable way for consumers to share their views from everything from politics, art, design to their favourite foods and animals.

If you’ve popped through our Red Doors lately, you’ll see we’re rocking a strong pin game at the moment. So many of our favourite artists are producing their own enamel pin badges and our collection is growing by the day.

VW Camper Van, Volkswagen, Enamel Pin, Brooches, Vans, Hello SunshineThis guy has been driving off into many sunsets recently. A customer favourite. :)

Hello Sunshine has expanded her much loved Jewellery collection to include gorgeous pin brooches for Cat Lovers and Campervan Aficionados alike. She’s also rocking quite the enviable pin game herself!!

hello sunshine, strong pin game, enamel pin badges, brooches, metal pinsAll of the beautiful pins above are available in the gallery and in our online shop

hello sunshine, strong pin game, enamel pin badges, brooches, metal pinsJo’s enviable collection of pins of old and new, her cat Toby is checking that he’s been included.

Vicky from Woah There Pickle has captured our hearts with her Nostalgic Collection of Pins. We’ve just taken delivery of her new additions. Her Cheeky Calculator definitely tickles our Childlike minds. 🙂

rocket lolly enamel pin, ice lolly, retro, woah there pickle

boobies, calculator, enamel pins, badges, woah there pickle

We love hearing the sound of laughter from our card corner. We have so many great humorous cards up there. The Jolly Awesome Card range is definitely one of our customer favourites. You can now take their wit with you everyday with their collection of enamel pins.

pug life, pugs, enamel pins, jolly awesome

pug life, pugs, enamel pins, jolly awesomeThis little pug is a customer favourite. As is the ever popular I need Coffee!!I Need Coffee PinTo round off our Pin collection this week, this lady needs no introduction after her upcoming workshop sold out in record time! The lovely And Smile Studio.

Frida Kahlo, Pin Badge, Brooch, Frida, Feminist, Strong Woman, Influential artist

You’ll know her for her fabulous pop icon collection of print and badges. Now delving into the Enamel pin game. We have 2 of her most popular pins in the gallery Frida Kahlo and the dynamic duo Sherlock and Watson.


Here they are hanging out with Toby the Cat 😉 These guys need cat as a sidekick!!


If you’re a stationery addict like us, then you’ll need to join her Society of Crossed Pencils. There are rules to follow though. Are you a true stationery addict?

portrait workshop, live drawing, and smile

If you happen to be in the area this coming Sunday, please stop by and see Victorija in action. She’ll be doing 10 min portraits live in our window. Unfortunately all the spaces are now SOLD OUT but we have an extensive collection of her pin and prints to buy in the gallery, if you love her quirky illustrative style.

Keep your eyes on our FACEBOOK PAGE this Sunday for our And Smile Competition, it is very simple and you could win a print 🙂

Let’s be seeing your pin game!!





Our Pin Game Is Strong!

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Have Your Portrait Painted for £20!

have-your-portrait-painted-by-and-smile-at-the-red-door-gallery-20-11-2016We are *DELIGHTED* to announce that “And Smile Studio” is taking over our window as her “Live Portrait Painting” booth for 1 day only!  Sunday, November 20th is the date and £20 is the price, which is a total bargain.  We have limited places so book yours early, though our Eventbright Page to avoid disappointment.  This site is for reservations only, so pretty please book with the certainty you can attend, will attend and be sure to pop in to our Victoria Street Gallery, with 10 minutes to spare for your coveted time slot.  img_5320For your £20, you will walk away with one bright n cheery, head and shoulders, watercolour portrait of one sitter on lovely watercolour paper!  The painting will be A5 sized (that’s 148 x 210 mm in real terms) and knowing how beautiful these will be, on the day, we will have the option for you to add a frame for £10 to £12. Frida Print We have had the pleasure of working with the tallented Viktorija Semjonova for a few years now, so many of you Red Door fans will recognise her “Frida” above.  Victorija works under the moniker “And Smile” and you can learn a little more about her and have a wonder through her exisitng pins and portraits for sale, here.

Society of Crossed Pencils PinThe same Sunday November 20th of “And Smile’s” portrait day also sees the launch of Edinburgh’s Christmas Celebrations for 2016 with Light Night.  Its a wonderful day to be in town, with plenty of festive spectacles to behold, why not make a day of it and book your portrait slot now? trees-wrapIt does seem a long way off still, but we are getting a little festive here in the Gallery, (don’t tell anyone, but our Christmas Tree might be out already) with the temperature dropping, our thoughts turn to Gifting, and we think a personal portrait could offer the perfect Christmas Gift to a loved one, so we will even wrap it for you, for just £2… yes, we have stocked up on Christmas wrap already 🙂

Happy Guy Fawkes Night Folks!



Have Your Portrait Painted for £20!

Thursday, 3 November 2016

The feeling of Hygge

gallery walls, red door gallery, cosy gallery, hygge, behind our red doorsGallery looking Cosy

The Danish word Hygge (pronounced Hoo-ga) is currently the hip word of the moment as we head in to the winter months ahead. The closest definition in the english language is warmth and cosiness.

Denmark was voted the Happiest country in the world this year, and we can’t help feeling its down to Hygge. The Danes are kings and queens of creating warmth and coziness within their homes, so lets take their cue in winter months ahead.

christmas jumper, festive knitwear, hello sunshine, necklace, jewellery, LasercutWe all love a cosy jumper as the weather takes a turn – Hello Sunshine Jumper Necklace

As the nights draw in and we head in doors to seek comfort and spend time with the ones we love. It’s the perfect time to prepare our homes and get them ready for the festive months ahead and creating that “Hygge” feeling.

Mina Braun, Illustration, Screen Print, Colourful, Wooly BlanketThe Warm Wooly Blanket  by Mina Braun – The perfect definition of Hygge.
soho shoulder bag, leather, screen printed, hand bag, atomic sodaThe perfect match, supple leather and graphic screen printed fabric. 

We’ve got so much to share with you as we approach our busiest time of year. It’s a little like Christmas every day with the arrival of so many exciting new products and art works. One of our favourite new arrivals so far are, the beautiful new bags and pouches from Atomic Soda in collaboration with Minakani. The perfect Autumn Winter wardrobe update.

doral-twist-oceano-putty-570x708     So many gorgeous new colours and patterns arriving soon!

The softest Lambswool scarves and mitts arriving from Orkney based Mixter Maxter Knitwear. Wrap up warm and protect yourself against the elements in style. With more gorgeous new knitwear to follow, which we will showcase in the coming weeks.

We have so many autumn inspired prints to evoke the warm and cosy vibe. Here are a few of our favourties.

AutumnWe love Essi Kimpimaki’s take on an Autumnal Day in the park.Scottish Mountain Digital Print by Susie WrightLet’s escape to the hills!

Susie Wright’s Scottish Mountain has got us wanting to head for the hills on a crisp Autumn Day wrapped up in our Woollens.

cosy gallery, warmth, gallery cornerOne of our many cosy corners

Whether you’re after autumnal prints, a new winter bag or knitwear to keep you super cosy. We’ve got something for everyone behind our Red Doors.

Come visit us or shop online from the comfort of your favourite chair by the fire. Let us help you make the cold months ahead cosy ones! – Hygge 🙂

The feeling of Hygge

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Happy Halloween - Cats, Skulls and Spooky Delights


It’s almost Halloween, one of our favourite times of year for dressing up and Pumpkins Galore. We’re not out for the shock value this year with our Halloween goodies.  Just lots of subtle spooky and slightly sinister prints and accessories in the gallery, with the odd nod to some pretty cool dress up ideas.

sugar skull, tri coin purse, leather, sodakitsch, foil embossed

If you love a Sugar Skull then we’ve just had a drop of new tri coin purses from SodaKitsch. Now featuring Foil Blocked Sugar Skulls.

tat skull, sugar skull, rich fairhead, el famoso, risograph, limited edition, halloween

They pair perfectly with Rich Fairhead’s Tat Skull Risograph Prints. You better be quick as the Limited Edition Gold Risograph is running low. It’s also available in Black.

familiar, cat, sinister, occult, science, scary cat, peter carrington

Peter Carrington’s prints make the viewer question if these are images of science, nature, mystical or the occult. A beautiful and inspiring collection of work. What do you see? If you haven’t see it yet, there’s still time to check out the fox Peter drew as part of his window exhibition with us.

horse head man, kirsty whiten, wronger rites, digital, water colour

We are extremely privilege to have the beautiful new book and set of limited edition prints by prolific Edinburgh based Artist Kirsty Whiten. Kirsty has worked with us here in the gallery for a number of years and we love her new work. We are offering a Print and Book deal in the Gallery for £26. Individually her Book is £20 and Prints £12 each. Call in for details.

Yellow Geo Chalk Stick Neckklace by Monstrous PencilWhether you’re going Spacey or Witchy with your Fancy Dress we think this Monstrous Pencil necklace would be quite a cool edition to your outfit and jewellery box there after. Its gorgeous Zingy Lime/Yellow colours really pop.

gemma correll, humour, cards, illustration, patchesIs It a pug? Is it a Skull? It’s a Pugskull! The perfect Halloween Patch. Comes as a set of 3 Tattoo Patches by Gemma Correll x Ohh Deer.

eye, eye patch, eye brooch, arkdesign, ark cambridge, foil embossed eye

Eye Eye!! Maybe you could be an alien from another planet with an third eye? We’d advise pinning to your jumper and not your head though, Ouch!! Newly Arrived from Ark.


Last minute and need a super quick dress up? These new dress up kits by Clockwork Soldier are for kids but we’re sure you could make it work. An outfit We’re sure even Tony Stark would be impressed by.

Pop on over to our Pinterest board and see what Halloween Ideas we’re pinning this month.

Trick or Treat!

Happy Halloween - Cats, Skulls and Spooky Delights

Friday, 21 October 2016

Friday Feeling - Dazzle of Zebras

misterpeeblesThis Dazzle of Zebra’s are definitely rocking that Friday feeling and has got us in the party mood. A busy weekend beacons. It’s going to be a fun one, so much wonderful new work has arrived these past few weeks in the gallery.

2017 Calendar

It’s an animal affair in our new window this October. In celebration of the fantastic new ‘Have You Herd?’ Calendar. The pun-tactic Mister Peebles has taken over our windows and decorated it in her true animal pun style.

This time her animal prints are getting the Collective Noun treatment. Who knew there were so many fantastic nouns to describe a collection of animals? You can treat yourself to a whole 12 months of her beautiful illustrations but if one of them has taken your fancy you can purchase them as prints too.

A Dazzle of ZebrasA Dazzle of Zebras – Don’t they look fancy?

We’re sure the Dazzling Zebra’s have caught your eye. Available in striking A2 Size.  For those where space is of a premium, this beautiful print has just arrived in A3. As has this beautiful Puddling of Ducks, now available in two sizes.

A Puddling of Ducks

Bouquet of Pheasants anyone? This has been one of the most popular since Mister Peebles new collection has arrived. Available framed and unframed online or in the gallery whilst you wait.

A Bouquet of PheasantsA Beautiful Bouquet of Pheasants – Pretty Birds

This card has definitely struck a chord with our Red Door Staff and customers. It’s also just arrived in A4 size print due to demand. Available framed in store and coming to the website this weekend.


Hope you all have a lovely weekend planned, We’re off home to a Glaring of Cats. 🙂

Friday Feeling - Dazzle of Zebras

Monday, 3 October 2016

How Rude!

rude-to-scaleHave we got some rubbish news for you?  We are down to our last copies of these bright, cheery, colourful prints and we’ve only just uploaded them online for ya.. how Rude?  Yes presicely, they are by London based design duo, Rude!

you-and-me-cushionAbi and Rupert are the folks behind Rude.  They met at work, left work, became Rude then became a family.  Over the last 8 years, they have grown their buisness to include many varying interests, all encompassing their trade mark cut out, colourful aesthetic.


Their fan base includes Zoe Ball and Tracy Emin, and of their own works, the designers say it is “our designs are rude in only the most innocent sense”.


We have a brilliant mix of their A3 Giclee prints available in the online shop, if you 100% love walking around the city in your brogues, then this collection will get a big ole tick on the list!cini-laptop-case-video-front

If you live techno, but love retro, then you share the design duo’s romantic take on craft.  This lap top case could be for you, cine film anyone?cini-laptop-case-video-reverseAnd the reverse will keep you amused for many an op art hour.spal-teapot

Not content with offering prints and textiles, the Rude designers aim “to make good design accessable, in whatever medium”.  True to their word, they have released this stunning collection of ceramics.  Titled the “Spal” collection, this teapot’s certain to be a good pourer.mugbannerhires_grande

And what’s a teapot without a matching mug?  Well, in keeping with the deisgn style, the mugs match, but not in a matchy matchy way, just to keep you guessing!canoe-a5-notebok-frontHopefully this Rude introduction has left you feeling inspired and ready to paddle your own design canoe?  Perhaps this cheeky wee note book would make the perfect starting point?rude-teamShop the full collection here :)

Happy Sunday!





How Rude!

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Test Post from The Red Door Gallery - Art Prints, Design Products and Creative Gifts

Test Post from The Red Door Gallery - Art Prints, Design Products and Creative Gifts

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Be Prepared - Stationery for the lazy!

Monday marks the official start of Uni here in Edinburgh, make sure you’re prepared for the semester ahead with our great range of stationery and note books. Release your inner child with our humour range from Gemma Correll for Ohh Deer. :)

I made this with my bum, gemma correll, ohh deer, back to school, pencil caseEven the most serious amongst us, can’t hold in the chuckle at this cute pencil case!


Maybe this dreamy unicorn is more your style? Show your love for Scotlands National Animal with this cute chubby unicorn.

daily planner, olliepops, plan your weekThe first week of Uni can be a busy one! Make sure you keep on top of your studies and your social life with this neat planner from Olliepops. Handmade here in Edinburgh.

nope, not a morning person, gemma correll, ohh deerWe’re all familiar with this feeling!! Nope? Fill to the brim with your notes and doodles on those days when you’d really rather be at home in bed!


Keep your notes in check and your lines straight with the cool geometric range from Ding Ding. Check out Jenna’s great range of Clipboards and Rulers.degrees_of_tiredness


We think you might all be familiar with this card by the end of your first semester. :) Send this card to the friend that might need a wee pick me up in the midst of exams.  Let them know that you’re feeling the pain too!

We wish all new students the best of  luck for your coming year, Fight the struggle of your busy schedule with lots of lists!! The brighter the better!

sloth, note pad, ohh deer, gemma correll

Be Prepared - Stationery for the lazy!

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Sunday Sale Treats

sale, craft kits, crafty, decoupageIt’s September and most of us are back to work/school/Uni (delete where applicable) and wondering where the summer has gone? We’ve not had many glorious summer days up here in Scotland and so we thought we’re all maybe due a treat……..


To make way for the exciting new products coming our way this Autumn we’re having a little sale. Why not treat yourself or your kids to some of the great craft kits we have. Perfect for when the weather turns and we’re all snuggled up by the fire on a cold Autumn day.

Sundays always seem to be the perfect day to get the craft kits out. :)

Felt Kit PackagingThese felt toy kits from Corinne Lapierre are great fun, enjoy the satisfaction of stitching your very own toys or gift them to your kids if they’re just too little to make them themselves. :)

Philippa FoxPhilippa Fox is one of our Favourites. Was £14 now £12. Suitable for 10 years and over with a little supervision.

Animal Fantasy Decoration Kit - on the wall

We love a bit of paper craft no matter our age, Our current range from Mon Petit Art is lots of fun.

Animal Fantasy Decoration Kit - detail 2With so much detail, it would be a beautiful addition to a little girls room. This Fantasy Animal kit is now at the great price of £12.50. Was £16. All Mon Petit Art in now on sale. Click the link to be taken to the full collection.  There’s something for all ages.

Doodle Christmas Stocking ExampleIt’s the dreaded C word, but who doesn’t love some early preparation. These fun stockings from Eat, Sleep, Doodle are now in our sale at the very special price of £9.50 Were £14. Get Christmas ready long before the rush hits. :)

This is just a small selection of what we have to offer in our sale. I’ll end on a personal favourite. This beautiful Catus Print from Please to Meet. It doesn’t only look great, it also serves as a great reminder to feed our little cacti friends! Was £48 Now £40

Cactus PrintGet comfy and browse our extensive Sale Collection, Sunday treats definitely help to ease those Monday Blues! :)

Sunday Sale Treats

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Edinburgh Festival Highlights


Finally, our daily festival treat has been Guru Dudu’s Silent Walking Tour of Edinburgh going past our cheery red doors…. not so silent and always entertaining!  There may still be time to hop on this singing tour if you are luckySo, what has your highlight of Edinburgh Festival 2016 been?  With the end of the festival now in sight, surely it’s time to make the best of this last weekend.  Here’s a round up of some of our favourite events!

8David O’Doherty was in a big venue this year and we laughed our socks off as he played his Cassio keyboard and sung songs about that strange shopping isle in the middle of Lidl…

Kitten Diagram Shopping BagTotally nonsensical, but look at all the kittens!

11“The Jazz Bar”, just around the corner from us (on Chamber Street), presents inspirational, live music throughout the year.  The Festival brings longer opening hours and so more music!  We caught an excellent line up in their regular, monthly curated night “Bitches Brew”, titled #5 The Party in The Eye of The Storm.

Finally, our daily festival treat has been Guru Dudu’s Silent Disco Walking Tour of Edinburgh going past our cheery red doors…. not so silent and always entertaining!  There may still be time to hop on this singing tour if you are lucky!party animals, G&T, Animal iconsOn reflection, this list of Festival Highlights all centres around music, so perhaps a little look at our Party Animals Collection is an apt end to this year’s Edinburgh Festival? Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat!

Edinburgh Festival Highlights

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Test Post from The Red Door Gallery - Art Prints, Design Products and Creative Gifts

Test Post from The Red Door Gallery - Art Prints, Design Products and Creative Gifts

Friday, 15 July 2016

ECA Graduate Showcase

mainblogimageThe degree shows seem but a distant memory now. This means we now get to showcase all the great work from the most recent graduates.

If you’re a regular visitor to the gallery and our blog, you’ll remember the ‘Look What I Saw Exhibition’ we did with 3rd Year Students at ECA (Edinburgh College of Art) last year. The illustration students illustrated their favourite views in Edinburgh, with some very unique and interesting results.


Fast forward a year and these students have now graduated and we’re excited to have some of their 1st work as freelance illustrators behind our Red Doors.

Valpuri Karinen Edinburgh Unicorn

Valpuri Karinen is one of them, originally from Finland and now spending her time working as a freelance illustrator between Finland and Edinburgh. We’re sure you’ll remember her quirky illustrative style and her Edinburgh Unicorn Print. This print raised many a question, Who was the long haired man riding the unicorn?

Lapland Nature by Valpuri Valpa Karinen

We love this beautiful new piece by Valpuri. Titled Lapland Nature, it was inspired by the Artist’s research trip to Lapland in her final year studying at ECA.

hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, valpuri karinen, eggs

Fan of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy? You’ll love Valpuri’s collection inspired by this. We also have a range of great greetings cards, available from the gallery on Victoria Street.

jelly fish, under the sea, hari draws, hari conner

Hari Conner is the next graduate who also took part in the exhibition. Now working under the name Hari Draws. Hari spends her time between London and Edinburgh and fun fact, She also has a 1st Class CertHe in Astrophysics. You can definitely see this influence in Hari’s work and she’s illustrated for a number of science publications. Hari also writes comics. you can check out her work here

sharks, under the sea, great white, basking, hari draws, hari conner

Not only is Hari’s work available in beautiful print form, she’s created a range of zip cases and sticker packs. Perfect for all your pens or gaming needs.


Last but most certainly not least in this weeks graduate showcase is Maria Riktepyte. Her work is the translation of her inner responses to the outer world. Maria’s fascination with metaphors and symbols results in imagination-stirring images that dance the line between fiction and reality.

Product photo of Habitat print by Maria Rikteryte

Her Habitat print caught our attention at the degree show and we’re pleased to now be showing Maria’s beautiful work in the gallery.

Healthy Diet Manifesto 3 of the Set of 5 Postcards by Maria Rikteryte

One of the more recent additions to her collection are her Healthy Diet Manifesto Postcards. Very appropriate in our health obsessed society. Don’t Get Angry over Candy is a definite favourite of ours.

The Red Door has been in business for over 12 years now, we are always proud to represent new and exciting graduates straight out of art schools both in Scotland and up and down the UK. Many of the long standing illustrators that we showcase were ECA Graduates themselves.

Castle City A3 by Susie Wright

Susie Wright is one of many past ECA Graduates.

It can be a tough task selecting the wonderful collections we have in the gallery, thankfully we have our Creative Manager Nicky who hand picks our cohesive collection of art, design and accessories.

Happy Weekend! :)

ECA Graduate Showcase