Tuesday, 21 June 2016

At The Movies

at the movies, movie blog, wes anderson, harry potter, napoleon dynamite, steve zissou,ryan gosling, lego menThe Edinburgh Film Festival is in full swing. with another 5 days to go, there are still loads of great movies to catch. Best get in there quick as some of the hotly tipped shows have already sold out.

For those of you unaware of the festival, it’s been going since 1947 and is world renowned for discovering and promoting the best in International cinema. You can find out more about it here. and book tickets to some great movies.

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We have a selection in the online shop completely dedicated to Movies, Tv and Icons. We thought what better week to showcase some of our favourites than this week,  when you’re all in the Movie watching mood.

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Both staff and customers are big fans of Wes Anderson movies and Victorija of And Smile has captured some of her favourite characters just perfectly in her unique illustrative style.


Moonrise Kingdom is one of our favourites. All Wes Anderson movies are visually beautiful but there’s something extra special about this one. Maybe its the bright mustard yellow theme that flows throught the movie.

Carry the little love birds Susie & Sam with you wherever you go with these cute little pin brooches by And Smile.

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Harry Potter will forever be in everyone’s hearts. There’s even Harry Potter Tours around Edinburgh. We love Barry Bulsara’s take on the comedic duo from the movie The Weasley Brothers. If you love Harry Potter, you’ll enjoy this very different take on the blockbuster movies.

Harry Potter Tribute Print

Do you like seeing your name in lights? If the answer is Yes then you’ll love these light boxes but A Lovely Little Company. Very reminicent of the old school signs outside the cinemas.

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Want to colour in your favourite Movie Stars? Then these fun colouring books by I Love Mel are just perfect for you. Choose from Ryan Gosling, Eddie Redmaine, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, James Franco and Jamie Dornan, we’re sure there might even be space to draw yourself beside your chosen actor. :)

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A movie feature wouldn’t be complete without The Grey Earl. His super popular Stars Are Braw series is always flying out our red doors. There are now two new additions to his Bat Boy collection. Bat Boy v Super Boy and Bat Baby. Worthy additions to his ever expanding collection.

vs. superboy print

Delicious Bass anyone? This fun linocut has just arrived from Woah There Pickle. If you’ve seen Nepoleon Dynamite then you’ll get this very funny print.

delicious bass, napoleon dynamite, at the movies, social awkward one liners, woah there pickleWe just had to end on everyone’s favourite Socially Awkward character and one of the funniest clips from the film.

Happy Movie watching! :)



At The Movies

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Circus In Town

circus in town, acrobatics, wrestlers, circusWhat could be better to bring a bit of colour to this dreary week we’ve been having? Why a circus of course!:) This weekend we’re all in for a treat in The Grassmarket as ‘Let’s Circus‘ rolls in to town. The perfect family friendly show full of acrobatics. The show Arrr we there yet? by Head First Acrobats will be a fabulous forty minutes of pirate themed circus mayhem! Perfect for all the family.

circus in town, ferris wheel, magic, zebra unicorn, juggler, clownsThere’s even workshops so you can try your hand at circus performance. You might discover a hidden talent. 😉

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All this talk of Circus got us inspired for our blog this week and all the fun goodies that we have behind our red doors. Why not stop by and see us this weekend and tell us all about your acrobatic encounters and pick up a treat to remind you of the weekend? We can assure you, we won’t be killing the circus but we do love this Andy Smith  limited edition screen print.

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These new arrivals from Another Studio have got us looking forward to Funfairs with the Edinburgh Festival being not too far away. You’ll need nimble fingers for constructing this cute little Ferris Mini-onaires.

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We think these little bunnies might see themselves as the perfect Acro-act! Flying high on their Trapeze. these cute little guys are the perfect gift for those with acrobatics in their hearts. Just one of the fabulous Bunny prints by HAM.YouWe’ve got Shiny new Notebooks just arrived from Chase and Wonder. Magical, circus inspired Notebooks with gold foil details. The perfect place to write all your notes from Circus School! :)

This retired wrestler dresses as an owl with wings to boot!

We have an extensive collection of prints from Seymour. We’re sure his Retired Wrestlers collection would love to come out of retirement and join the fun this weekend.

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If all this talk has got you excited for all the joys the Edinburgh Fringe Festival brings, The 2016 programme has just been released. Grab yourself a copy and get planning your August of Fun. It will be here before you know it!

Happy Browsing.

Circus In Town

Friday, 10 June 2016

Activity Books Bringing In The Colour

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We all love a bit of Monochrome be it Clothing, Homewares or Prints. In the gallery we have an extensive range of prints in all their Monochrome glory. They make the perfect gift and can fit in to pretty much everyone’s lifestyle.

Cybershine Detail

We’re pretty sure your good ol’ Dad (psst…..It’s Father’s Day next Sunday 19th) likes a bit of black and white.  We bet he’s also a bit of a Doctor Who Fan? Step in Cybershine. Limited Edition Screen Print by Barry Bulsara.

Dandy LionIs your Dad a bit of a Dandy Lion? Does he like to keep his beard trim? Maybe he needs a super cool wash bag to keep his tools of the trade safe? We’ve just taken delivery of new Chase and Wonder Goodies, as well as a restock of your old favourites too.


carrying the world by peter carrington

Animals, Science and Geometry all come together in the works of Peter Carrington. If you happen to live in Edinburgh or have been lucky enough to visit recently (we’ve had real sunshine, it’s not a myth) you will have seen the beautiful window display including his amazing fox and geometrics that he’s drawn on the window.


If you’d like to get the pens out and get creative with your kids then you’ll love the new Activity Books from Minus Editions. They’ve really brought the colour to this blog and let them help bring a little bit of colour to your life by spending some time learning new things with your kids.

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Looks like rain is set to stay for the weekend. You know where we are for some cool new activity books. :)


Seymour Antiquarian Poster – Was £10 Now £8.50

We’ve just added some great new products to our Sale Page. Go have a gander, great to while away the day whilst its damp outside, you might just find yourself some great bargains too. :)

Ah-Love-YeFor those out braving the rain and on the look out for the unusual for their upcoming wedding, don’t forget to stop by The Walking Wedding Fair in the Grassmarket on Sunday. Lots of amazing local businesses taking part, including yours truly!

Have a lovely one, whatever you get up to.

Activity Books Bringing In The Colour

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Wedding Fair in I-On Magazine!

bridal-636018_1280“After the initial euphoria of putting a ring on it, the stressful reality of planning a wedding soon dawns on many couples. But it doesn’t have to be that way. What if planning your wedding was as stress-free as a walk in the park? …Or a walk in the Grassmarket?!”

Our Greater Grassmarket Walking Wedding Fair had been featured in I-On Magazine!  Read the full article here.

For more information check out our recent blog and head to the grassmarket this weekend!

Wedding Fair in I-On Magazine!

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Edinburgh"s Walking Wedding Fair


Nestled beneath Edinburgh Castle, boutiques in the stunning picturesque streets of Victoria Street and the Grassmarket, are gearing up to host Edinburgh’s first Walking Wedding Fair, on Saturday, 11th and 12th June!


This FREE wedding event is tailored to suit couples who are keen to shop local and who have a love for elegant, Scottish design.  So if you are planning your wedding, pop to Victoria Street and the Grassmarket with your “To Do” list in hand, and we will help you design your “I Do” day, tailored to your personalities and interests.


The Red Door Gallery will be showcasing our unique collection of jewellery and accessories – perfect for the bridal party and grooms men.


Create a personal Wedding List for your guests from our hand-picked range of over 2000 products!

PBelcampo-HeronCurate your home and lifestyle with artworks, accessories and homewares  you can treasure for years to come.  As our gift to you, The Red Door Gallery will give you a Gift Voucher for 10% of the total value of gifts bought from your wedding list.  For example, if the total comes to £500, you will receive a further gift voucher for £50 to spend. Castle City A3 by Susie WrightThe ultimate wedding venue can also be viewed on Sunday, 12th June between 12 noon and 5pm, as the Apex Grassmarket opens the doors of its stunning wedding suite, boasting the best Castle views in the city.  Visitors will meet an eclectic array of local businesses:

Walker Slater Men’s and Ladies / Museum Context / La Baratine / Edinburgh Apex Grassmarket Hotel / Fabhatrix / Godiva Boutique / Demijohn / Purple Glamour / Witchery Tours / Armstrongs / I.J. Mellis / Red Door Gallery / Grassmarket Community Project / Bacchus Antiques / Cambridge Satchel Company / Oink / Clarksons / Woods Brownies / Mademoiselle Macaroon / All Fired Up / In Vodka Veritas / Rogue Trading.Ah-Love-YeDon’t forget to register here and look out for the competitions and free bubbly!

Edinburgh"s Walking Wedding Fair

Friday, 3 June 2016

The Great Outdoors

great outdoors, mountains, camping, lunch bags, picnics, scale great heights, happy campersWhat a scorcher of a week we’ve been having and it’s only set to get better over the weekend. There’s nothing like a bit of sunny weather to get you out and exploring the countryside and seaside surrounding us.great outdoors, mountains, camping, lunch bags, picnics, scale great heights, happy campers

It’s been the inspiration for our blog this week as we’ve all sought out the lesser travelled path on the way home, just to make the most of the beautiful sunshine in the great outdoors.

For those of you on the search for the perfect gift for your Special Dad or father figure in your life, we’ve got lots of great outdoors inspired prints and accessories in the gallery at the moment.

Map of Islay

Aren’t Dad’s always good with Map reading? Something I’ve never really got to grips with outside of the one on my phone. I’m sure this Map of Islay by Kate McLelland is sure to go down well with the Whisky drinker too, pin pointing all the distilleries on the Island. Why not take your dad on a Whisky tour and present him with this at the end?

Climb a Mountain by Louise Smurthwaite

Climbing mountains can be fun whatever the weather but on days like these, you can see for miles. This beautiful limited edition screen print from Louise Smurthwaite has a slightly wintery vibe but the perfect gift for those that like to scale great heights no matter the weather.

Scale Great HeightsPrint by Mister Peebles

This weather does make you want to get out there for a picnic. If like most of us, you’ve got work to contend with during the week, then why not make your own little mini picnic for lunch? We’ve just taken delivery of new lunch bags from Sodakitsch is an array of new colours. They’re also perfect for Dad if he shuns the canteen in favour of some homemade sandwiches.

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It can also be thirsty work out there exploring in the sun. Make sure you stay hydrated with these cool water bottles by Rebecca Kaye and her enamel mugs for when you must have that coffee break.

Find Somewhere Mug - 2 colours

If you or your dad are lovers of the great outdoors then we think this lovely screen print by Charlotte Farmer might just sum you up in one perfectly formed little print. Happy Campers features Charlottes cool illustrative style and depicts all the key things you need for out exploring the wilds.

Happy Campers

Happy Camping! Have a lovely weekend in the sun. :)

Mountain Cushion

This cute Mountain Cushion has just been added to the website. Check him out and all the other great products that have been arriving this week in our What’s New Section and also over on our Pinterest.

The Great Outdoors