Thursday, 28 April 2016

It"s Stationery Week - Pens at the ready!

stationeryweekIt’s National Stationery Week, so any excuse to buy ourselves new notebooks, writing sets, pens and pencils are good in our book. You’ve got to love a brand new pen and a crisp new notebook.

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With so many different styles of Papergoods to choose from in the gallery, you really are spoilt for choice.

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We’ve just taken delivery of lots of new notebooks and paper goods  from Kirsty Baynham. A busy bee, Kirsty is always adding to her extensive collection of animal and geometric inspired range.

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Eilidh Muldoon is the latest artist to bring out a beautiful colouring book for us big kids. based around all the beautiful places in Scotland, get your sharpie at the ready.



Needs somewhere to keep your Sharpie’s safe? We have these cool Screen Printed Pencil Cases from Chase and Wonder.


If you’ve been in the area, you might have seen the talented Rebecca Kaye creating our new window display. We can’t wait for you to see the finished result. We have a whole new range of work by Rebecca that will be online this week.


We love her letterpressed postcards. The perfect addition to your stationery collection.

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We hope you’ve had a great week surrounded by stationery. If this little blog has given you a hankering for a new note book, come see us or check out our collection here! 

It"s Stationery Week - Pens at the ready!

Friday, 22 April 2016

Spring has Sprung!

It feels like Spring may have finally sprung! What a lovely week we’ve been treated to here in Edinburgh. We know it won’t last for long so lets grab the sunshine whilst we can. Claire Fleck’s Summer Print collection is giving us that summer feeling. Her beautiful collection is the perfect update for your home to get it summer ready!A3 Summer swimmers web

We love her Summer Swimmers. These super stylish ladies are sure to make you long for summer days by the pool, especially when they’re accompanied by these handsome Tattooed Fellas.

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When they’re not lazing by the pool they’re off out in their party finery. Party Girls.

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With a background in costume design, having studied at Edinburgh College Art, You can definitely feel there  is a story to go with each of Claire’s character, but it is a story to be performed on a stage or in your imagination rather than a book! We’d love to see a play featuring these stylish ladies. :)

Claire also recently had a small exhibition of her work in local coffee experts Obadiah pop up in the Grassmarket. When we’re after an afternoon coffee hit, this in one of our favourite stops in the area, they do a mean Flat White. :)

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When not illustrating and designing costumes, Claire can also be found photographing some of the prettiest brides. With an eye for beauty and detail, Claire captures the unexpected and we can see why so many brides look to her for their wedding photography.

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If you’re not quite ready for summer yet, you can also pick up some of Claire’s more wintery prints in our SALE.

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Mr Bailey would love a new home in your collection. Was £25 now £20.

Enjoy the sunshine whilst it lasts! Is it too early to dig out the BBQ?

Spring has Sprung!

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Record Store Day

High Fidelity 2Today is Record Store Day. A celebration of all the great record stores around the UK. In celebration of this great day of music, artists release exclusive music not usually available, so if you’re confused as to the queues of people outside your local record store, this is why. :)

Not only can you buy exclusive records, many stores will have bands playing throughout the day in celebration so be sure to check out what’s going on in your area and you might get a nice surprise.

You can’t beat the sound and feel of a new record and we’re please to hear that vinyl record sales are on the rise, with just over 2million sold in 2o15.

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We love Barry Bulsara’s High Fidelity Print. It’s a homage to the great movie about an American Record Store and originally a book by Nick Hornby.

Saturday In the Record Store. One of our favourite scenes.

Hope the vinyl’s spinning where you are this weekend! :)

Seriously Triangle by Jolly Awesome

Record Store Day

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Edinburgh - Our Fair City

We can’t deny,Our fair city of  Edinburgh is a great city to live in. We have an abundance of outdoor space, beautiful views, historic buildings, a buzzing art & design scene and an ever expanding collection of coffee shops, bars and eateries, which means we’re always spoilt for choice.

IMG_20160414_171600Emily Hogarth’s Limited Edition Screen Print Arthurs Seat

It also proves to be a great inspiration for artist and designers in the city. We love to see the different ways in which our artists capture Edinburgh; and why not take home a unique piece of art to remind yourself of your time in the city?

Forth Rail Bridge, Susie Wright, Iconic Structure, Scottish Landmark, Edinburgh, South Queensferry, Sea, Edinburgh Art, our fair city

Susie Wright’s collection of beautiful Limited Edition Screen Prints are the perfect reminder. With different views from across the city, we’re sure you’ll find your favourite spot in her collection. Susie has just released a New range of limited edition Screen Prints including one of Unesco World Heritage SiteThe Forth Rail Bridge. It’s a true Icon, but technically not in Edinburgh.  We do love a day trip to South Queensferry to take in the views, and have a walk along the seafront.

Old Town Bikes, Edinburgh, Our Fair City

Old Town Bikes by David Fleck is a popular choice for the bicycle lover. David was approached by the creator of The Edinburgh Harris Tweed Ride to illustrate his great collection of bikes against the back drop of Edinburgh. The Old Town has played host to numerous bike races over the years. For those of you that have cycled over the cobbles, you’ll know it can be a little hairy at times!

Voyages Over Edinburgh, Our Fair City

Voyages over Edinburgh continues to captures the hearts of visitors to Edinburgh. This print illustrates a day, way back in the late 1700’s when Edinburgh’s sky was filled with hot air balloons for the very first time.  This tale caught David Fleck’s imagination as it must have been a pretty magical and inspirational sight for most the capital’s residents.Voyages,The Joy Collection, Our Fair City

Why not carry this beautiful image with you everyday in the shape of one of his laser etched iPhone cases?These are part of the Joy Collection with his sister Claire Fleck.


We have so many local artists that have captured their own unique views of Edinburgh, we are sure to have something for everyone and every budget.

Victoria Street, Edinburgh, Our Fair City

We’ll finish with this print from another talented resident artist Eilidh Muldoon. She’s even featured our little gallery in this fun print. Can you spot your favourite independent shops?


Eilidh captures both well known places of the past and present day in her unique collection of Edinburgh Prints.


Never fear if you’ve forgotten to take home a souvenir of your trip. We ship around the world. :)


Edinburgh - Our Fair City

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Cacti-Things are getting Prickly!

this way to the circus, ever lasting plants, cacti, cactus, plants, handmade, polymer clay, terracotta pots, hand paintedWe’re loving being surrounded by lots of greenery in the gallery at the moment. both real and man-made! It makes it feel like summer might just be round the corner in between all the rain showers :)

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We have a few cheeky wee Cati that we’re trying to keep alive. They’re hanging out in the lovely new Macrame hangers that we have from Concrete Sweet. Tessa, the lady behind our new lust worthy products is based in our fair city and makes these macrame hangers as well as beautiful hand made concrete bowls. Her bowls are made from left overs from her husband’s concrete worktop business. The upcycling doesn’t stop there, Tessa’s larger Macrame hangers are made from recycled T-shirt yarn. A very cool Eco product.


If you’d love to be green fingered but have a habit of neglecting your poor plants then we have the perfect solution. Step in the fabulous Mini Cacti Collection by This Way To The Circus. Not only will these bring some colour to your life, shelves or window ledge. They’ll last forever too! :) What’s not to love about Everlasting Plants?

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We also have individual Palm Trees and Monstera Plants priced at £8 each.

Stripe Palm Tree and Monstera stripeMaybe some cool hand painted Terracotta pots will make you take more care of your spikey friend?He’s going to be looking super stylish and standing out from the crowd in one of these!

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Cacti and Succulents Galore. If you’re a bit of a Cacti fan then pop on over to our new Pinterest Board Cacti Conundrum and see what we’re pinning this week!


Cacti-Things are getting Prickly!

Friday, 1 April 2016

Cambridge Satchels

Edinburgh760x500We are delighted to welcome our new neighbours to the street!  The Cambridge Satchel Company boasts an incredible range of 100% leather bags, all make right here in the UK.satchelThis brilliant design shop, makes a welcome addition to the ecclectic mix of design shops, fine restaurants, yummy coffee shops, fashion boutiques and charming antiques all sharing our World Heritage site home, Victoria Street, Edinburgh.old and new victoria streetIt is fair to say that Victoria Street retains some of the charm of yester year, whilst housing contemporary boutiques.  It is rich with history and tales, apparently at one time some of the buildings on West Bow resembled upside-down pyramids so some changes, like new neighbours, are always welcome :)Bricks and mortarDo pop by for some inspired shopping if you are out and about in Edinburgh this weekend!

Cambridge Satchels