Saturday, 22 April 2017

Play that funky Music on Record Store Day🎸🎷

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It’s National Record Store Day. You can’t beat the smell and feel of a brand new vinyl record. Especially when it’s bought from your favourite local record store.


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We love that there’s been a resurgence in vinyl record sales, especially at a time where more and more people are using music streaming services.


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We can’t sell you records but we do have some pretty cool music related treats for you.


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Love music and Bikes? Track Cyclist by Rebecca Kaye, is the perfect print to show your love for both.


star man, david bowie, music, ziggy stardust, screen print, charlotte farmerBowie or Lennon or Both? If you can’t decide who to choose from the late greats, then why not buy both of these fab limited edition screen prints by Charlotte Farmer. Bowie is the current front runner, do you agree?


John and Yoko Ono limited edition screen print by Charlotte Farmer featuring popular Imagine lyrics.


It’s Coachella Music Festival this weekend. It’s one of the largest, most famous, and most profitable music festivals in the United States. Held over Consecutive 3 Day weekends in April.


Couchella Cushion by Gemma Correll We love the idea of a festival in the sunshine; because lets face it ours are usually a wash out. But If you love music but in a chilling at home close to the record player kinda way, you’ll love the new Gemma Correll x Ohh Deer Cushions. 


DJ Rabbit Enamel Pin by Ham at The Red Door Gallery


Mr Dj bunny is quite partial to some Vinyl. Check him out spinning some beats. If he’s a bunny after your own heart then carry his DJ vibes with you every day with this great Enamel Pin.


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Another Vinyl offering is this cool Linocut print by Woah There Pickle. If you share her sentiment of Dance Like Nobody’s Watching then this print would be great on your walls above the record player.


Rapper Trumps - The Top Trumps Card Game full of your favourite 90


We’ve got the perfect Rainy Day game for you. Did you love a game of Top Trumps as a kid? How about Rapper Trumps? The Nineties edition. Do you know your Lauren Hill from your Lil’ Kim?


Hope you find the special edition you’ve been lusting after at your local record store today and have fun spinning your new purchases!


Happy Record Store Day! 🎸🥁



Play that funky Music on Record Store Day🎸🎷

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Bunnies on Holiday πŸ°πŸ°πŸ–

Bunnies on Holiday Blog up on our website


We’re so close to cracking open the chocolate eggs that the Easter Bunny will hopefully be bringing us this week.


Bunnies on Holiday Blog up on our website


There are many folklore tales on the origin of the Easter Bunny, many believe he has German origins and dates back to early 19th century. He is thought to lay colourful eggs? Sounds a little strange, Others say he is thought to deliver Chocolate and Toys to children that had been good on the eve before Easter. So he’s kinda like Santa.        A Giant Bunny that brings Chocolate get’s the thumbs up from us!👍


Bunnies on Holiday Blog up on our website


Whilst we all enjoy some down time with the family. Have you ever wondered what Mr Rabbit get’s up to in his spare time? We have a few ideas.


Snowboarding Bunny Enamel Pin by HamMad


The wonderful monochrome Bunny prints by HAM give us a little insight into what he might like to do in his down time! Pruning his hedges to look just like himself in Spring, Building Sandcastles in Summer and Snowboarding in Winter. Who knew rabbits were so multi-talented?Topiary Rabbit printIf  you love these prints as much as we do and are finding it difficult to choose a favourite. Use the code 3rabbits at the checkout and get 3 for £90. a saving of £15.


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If you want to wear your love for bunnies then the beautiful laser etched jewellery by Hello Sunshine is just the ticket. We only have a few pieces left in this collection and once it’s gone, its gone!! Snap them up fast. These super cute pieces won’t be around for long.


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You can never have too much stationery and when it’s as cute as this, you’ll want to stock up. New from Becky Baur  x Noodoll are these notebooks and washi tape. 


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travel notebooks by becky baur x noodoll


travel notebooks by becky baur x noodoll


These notebooks would make the perfect mini travel journals. Each feature a little pocket in the back to save things from your travels. They’re also a super affordable £2.50 each!!


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We love to use coloured washi tape to pop in our sketchbooks, especially when it’s got cute bunnies on it. 🐰😍


Marys Milk Bar Chocolate Eggs


It wouldn’t be Easter without some delicious Chocolate. We’re lucky to have the wonderful Mary’s Milk Bar in the Grassmarket. She doesn’t only make the best ice cream she also makes some pretty delicious chocolate too!


Happy Easter! Have fun with your loved ones and eat lots of chocolate. 🍫


 



Bunnies on Holiday 🐰🐰🏖

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Wedding Ideas

Grassmarket-Walking-Wedding-FairLove is most definitely in the air today, every hour or so we have seen a flurry of Brides running past the gallery windows and there have been sightings of Grooms Men dressed in broccoli!  It can only mean one thing, the return of the Greater Grassmarket Walking Wedding Fair, packed full of wonderful Wedding Ideas!  GrassmarketAs the sun has had it’s hat on today, there has been a vibrant, bustling feel to the Grassmarket. Creative Electric have presented a series of wedding themed performances (not all involving broccoli), a wonderful brass band filling the air with music and there are all the usual tasty treats from the weekly food market.2016-SWD-Apex-Grassmarket-Bridal-CastleThe Apex International Hotel is the indoor base for today’s wedding fair, with fashion shows and stalls from local businesses all of whom can help you plan your wedding. Red Door Table 1The Red Door Gallery is delighted to present a display of our artist’s works and wedding stationary.  From our personally tailored gift list service to helping source your wedding stationary and favours, there is a lot we can do to add some personal artistry to your big day.


bride and groom To learn more more about our Wedding Services and having your private, online wedding list page within The Red Door Gallery’s online shop, please drop Nicky an email (nicky@edinburghart.com).Victoria Street


If you mix in a few of our neighbours, you will be able to style the most local, ethical wedding imaginable! Old Town Context’s antiquated charm, Ian J Melis’ Cheese Wedding Cake and the stylish Cambridge Satchel Company.Demijohn


Demijohn‘s personalised liquors, oils and spirits will add something special to your day, and leaves us wishing it was cocktail time 🙂


944157_1_walking-wedding-fair_eflyer_thA huge thanks to Claire and the Walker Slater team, and The Greater Grassmarket Bid for setting up today’s fact filled entertainment.


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Available in our “Love Thing” colllection.


We hope you find plenty of inspiration for your wedding days, Congratulations!


 



Wedding Ideas

Friday, 7 April 2017

Creative Easter 🐣🐰

Creative Easter at The Red Door GalleryThe Easter break is in full swing, time to recharge the batteries, have fun with your family and get creative. We’ve got some great craft kids for adults and kids alike. From paper craft to weaving, we’ve got you covered.


Creative Easter at The Red Door Gallery


Our window is awash with pastel colours and beautiful Marbled Eggs hand made by Nicky 😊. This would be the perfect fun activity to get creative.


Comtemporary Embroidery Kits by Hawthorn Handmade - Available at The Red Door Gallery


Embroidery is making a BIG come back! We have some of the coolest kits around behind our Red Doors. Newly arrived from Hawthorn Handmade are these great Contemporary Embroidery Kits.


Comtemporary Embroidery Kits by Hawthorn Handmade - Available at The Red Door Gallery


There are so many fun animals to choose from. The favourites so far are the sparkly Unicorn and Mr Puffin. These kits come printed with the design on the cloth making them easy to follow along; with and a wooden hoop ready to frame your handy work and get it up on the wall.


the-brady-bunch-tv-seriesMake like the Brady Bunch and get the whole family involved. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦


The cutest felting kits you ever did see. We love these need kits, available in all your favourite animals. We love the cute fox brooch.Animal Needle Felting Kit by Hawthorn Handmade - Available at The Red Door GalleryAnimal Needle Felting Kit by Hawthorn Handmade - Available at The Red Door Gallery


 


 


 


 


 


 


These kits are a great introduction to felting. Each kit features beautiful wools for you to make your Brooch, needles and full colourful instructions.


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superherodressup1These paper crafting kits by Clockwork Soldier  are great for younger ones. No scissors needed. Fun kits for both boys and girls 7 – 97! 😁 These are suitable for younger children with the help of an adult.


Weaving Loom Kit by Squid Ink at The Red Door GalleryOnly just touched down in the gallery yesterday, Get your Weave with these kits from The Squid Ink Co. A great introduction to weaving and available in 3 different colour options. Pastels, Monochrome and Brights. We can’t wait to try these out and make our own unique wall hanging.Weaving Loom Kit by Squid Ink at The Red Door Gallery


Looking for a fun quirky gift to send in the post for Easter that’s not delicate chocolate? Pop out Cards to the rescue! The Unicorn is by far the most popular design. Each card features a little card for your message and a cute pop out card for the recipient to make.


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What would be your craft kit of choice?Creative Easter at The Red Door Gallery


We hope you have a Happy Weekend Crafting! Come see us for your craft kit needs.




Creative Easter 🐣🐰

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Abstract Notions

Abstract Notions - New Blog up on our Website


This week sees the arrival of lots of bold and colourful new work.  If you’re a big fan of colour and shape then you’re going to love what we’ve got behind our Red Doors.


Inca Starzinsky Necklace made from Acrylic and Silver at The Red Door Gallery


New Jewellery has arrived from Inca Starzinsky. It’s a beautiful collection made up from layered abstract acrylic pieces in an amazing array of colours. We’ve all got our eyes on one of her beautiful pieces. The fluro red necklace above is definitely a staff favourite this week.😍


Composition 1 in Red by Josie Molloy at The Red Door Gallery


The new prints from Josie Molloy are a match made in abstract heaven to our new jewellery. If you’re looking for a bold graphic statement piece for your wall then Josie’s prints are sure to fit the bill. Each print is a limited edition 5 or 6 colour screen print. Each print is hand screen printed by Josie in her London studio. They are small edition and hand signed by the artist.


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Another bold patterned print that would sit right at home on your walls are the Play Letterpress Collection by customer favourites Tom Pigeon. These are a limited edition set, made in collaboration with london print maker Thomas Mayo. There are 3 in the collection and they’0re perfect for adults and children alike.


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Talking of kids, we’re sure your little one would love The Clumsy Monster by Owl and Dog Play Books. Start their love for Abstract Art from a young age with this beautiful neon coloured book.


new notebooks by Katie and Tom Leamon - Part of the new Kin Collection - at The Red Door Gallery


New Abstract Geometric Notebooks have arrived from Katie Leamon. This is part of Katie’s new Kin Collection with her brother Tom. This is one of our favourites. It’s reversible so you can sketch your abstract notions on one side and write your all important notes, poetry, songs, shopping list etc on the other. We like a dual purpose notebook! 🙂


ding ding yellow purse at The Red Door Gallery


Ding Ding continues to be a favourite with her bold geometric makeup bags, purses and clipboards. We love this sunshine yellow screen printed makeup bag. The perfect colour to brighten up your day. We can’t wait to see what new designs she’s working on this year.


always look on the bright side of life greetings card by Katie Leamon


It’s been a beautiful sunny day out there today so we couldn’t think of a better card to end our blog on. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life 🙂 Lets start the Monday off on a Sunny Note.


We hope you’ve had a Happy Lazy Sunday 🙂


 


Abstract Notions - New Blog up on our Website



Abstract Notions

Friday, 17 March 2017

Flower Power! 🌼

windowstreetPhoto taken on a much more spring like day, earlier this week 🌞


It’s a dull rainy day outside. But behind our red doors, our flower game is strong🌺. After the hugely successful workshop at the Monkey Business Themed Museum Lates . We’re still buzzing from seeing all the wonderful head dresses you made in our East End Press workshop. We’ve now got flowers and jungle vibes on the brain. You kinda need them to get you through these dull days. Come on Spring!


botanic gardens, glasgow, plants, greenhouse, tropical, screen print, limited edition, hand pulled, east end pressClose up detail of this beautiful Botanic Gardens Screen Print by East End Press


Someone else we know who loves a pretty flower or two, is our lovely mum! If she’s not so much the green fingered type, we have lots of flower power gifts for her this coming Mother’s Day. (Sunday March 26th – next Sunday!)
Best Mum Ever Card- Show her that sheMore great cards by Allihopa


Our window is currently showing off all manner of tropical goodness. We’re quite partial to a palm or cacti, not only do they look pretty, they’re relatively easy to care for. (who can kill a cacti? raises hand sheepishly 🙋)


cheese plant screen prints, perfect for the non green fingered amongst us


If like us, you’re not so green fingered, why not fill your walls (or your mums walls) with lots of tropical plants and leaves? We love the new prints that have arrived from Hello Marilu. Areca Palm, Cheese Plant and Cacti prints beautifully screen printed in gold foil.


 


Gorgeous screen printed jungle theme Tote Bag, all sent for the sunnier months ahead with this gorgeous tote by Atomic Soda


We also can’t get enough of the new range of bags and travel accessories by Atomic Soda. They’ve got us thinking about those balmy summer days (I’m sure we’ve maybe had one or two of those days in Scotland right? 🤔) Well we may not have them that often in Scotland, but why not treat your mum to this colourful collection to brighten up her day, no matter the weather.


Charlotte, the lady with the flower power, forever inspiring


A staff favourite is the beautiful Charlotte by And Smile. Such a colourful and inspiring lady we’d love to meet. She’s part of Viktorija’s ever expanding collection of strong ladies. A picture so full of colour, she’s sure to be at home amongst the wild flowers.


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This beautiful and inspiring card by Maria Rikteryte would be the perfect card for lovely mums & special friends.


beautiful resin jewellery by JoJo Blue Design


It may not be flowers but it is bright and beautiful. The new jewellery from Edinburgh based jeweller Jojo Blue Design.  This unique handmade necklace is eye catching and made by layering mint coloured resin and then inlaying with vibrant acrylic design. Described as mini acrylic paintings captured within.


Flower Power Goodies for your beautiful mum!


It’s so difficult to narrow down our collection of flowery goodness in to just one blog. Head on over to our Instagram page to see our favourite flower pics alongside the wonderful East End Press head dresses from the Museum Lates workshop


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We have to end our blog on the sunniest flowers of them all, Mr Sunflower. Here he is transformed in to a super cute enamel pin, just waiting to brighten up your day on your favourite lapel. Thanks to Jo of Hello Sunshine for bringing this little guy into our lives and brightening up those grey days like today! 🌻


Have a Happy Weekend and a Happy St. Patricks Day to all our lovely Irish Friends. 🍀



Flower Power! 🌼

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

We Got This Ladies!

international womans day with all these inspirational ladies who rock

It’s International Women’s Day. A day that has been celebrated since 1911. Let’s stand tall with all those inspiring ladies in our lives both past and present. Let’s be roll models for the little ladies of the future and let them see they can go out and achieve whatever they want and to use their voice for the greater good.


In 2017 the fight is stronger than ever to be whoever and whatever we want to be no matter our gender. Ladies and men across the world have been fighting the good fight for gender equality for years, let’s keep spreading the word. We Got This Ladies!


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Strong female figures have been a massive influence to artists and designers around the world, many of the artists behind our Red Doors have brought their love for them alive in print. Here are some of our favourites from behind our red doors.


international womans day with all these inspirational ladies who rock


Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History! Princess Leia, the kick ass princess we all wished we were. A great roll model for all ladies past and present. The late Carrie Fisher was well known for championing Women’s rights. We’re sure she would have loved this print. The perfect print for the strong ladies in your life.


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Showing us all you can be whoever you want to be. The much loved Jessica Fletcher in Murder She Wrote, played by Dame Angela Lansbury. Fictional writer turned super Sleuth solving crimes faster than the detectives could. Super lady herself Victorija of And Smile illustrates fabulous strong women both fictional and well known.


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Another inspirational lady, beautifully illustrated by Viktorija is the late great Frida Kahlo. A strong female figure respected the world over.Frida Print


Frida once said about herself:


“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.”


A strong statement that many of us can relate to, from a unique and colourful lady. Wear your love for Frida with pride in this cute pin by And Smile


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The much loved Gemma Correll has touched many a heart with her illustrations depicting the everyday life of being  a women, warts and all.


worrier pose or warrior pose, its all the same for us introverts and gemma correll has captured us perfectly


It sometimes feels like she’s reading our minds. She makes us feel like we’re not alone  with her quirky style, and that we can all feel a little socially awkward sometimes.


perils of overthinking, notebook, gemma correll, ohh deerI’m sure many of us can relate to The Perils of Overthinking.


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We love thi range of ceramic brooches and bowls by Rebecca Brown, With so many amazing facial expressions they are so hard to choose from. These ladies look like pretty cool cats that couldn’t really give a f**k!  🙊 We’re pretty sure they would love to hang out on your lapel or jumper though. They’ve got the glare down perfectly. Daria would be proud! These are available from the gallery and will be online this week. we got this ladies by Heather More


We have to end this blog on the super new card arrival by Heather More. It’s inspired this blog title and really hits home on what today has been about. We got this ladies!


 


 



We Got This Ladies!

Saturday, 4 March 2017

It"s Cocktail Hour

cocktailhour1The weekend is in sight and what better way to toast it than with a cheeky cocktail. 😉 The arrival of new artist Crispin Finn and their fabulous Cocktail Tea Towels and Cards, has got us all in the mood for cocktails.


Martini, if itThe Martini– Make like Mad Men and have a round of Martinis with Lunch. Favoured by Roger Sterling.


We’re pretty lucky here in Edinburgh with so many Award Winning Cocktail Bars. One of our favourite local haunts is Under The Stairs, We recommend their Cactus Jack cocktail, and whilst you’re checking out their cocktail list, check out the walls too, They’ve got a rotating display of the fabulous work we sell behind our red doors.


Under The Stairs our favourite local Old Town Haunt


Make like these new stylish ladies by our very own Lindsey Brown. Ready for a night on the town, we imagine these would be their cocktails of choice and their favourite accessories.


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Polly is a G& T kinda girl, matching her outfit with a SodaKitsch Purse and cute ceramic brooch. She’s keeping her Post its at hand for her plans for World Domination.beautiful collage ceramic broochSophia likes to keep it old school and opts for an Old Fashioned, pairing her super cool red hair with this purse by Atomic Soda and Ceramic Brooch by Claire Henry.


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We’re sure your lovely mum likes a cocktail or two and what better way to celebrate upcoming Mother’s Day (26th March) by treating her to some of the finest cocktail bars your city has to offer. Day or Night (we don’t judge 😉 )


canvas and leather pouch, perfect purse or small makeup bagThese beautiful ceramic brooches by Claire Henry are available from our gallery on Victoria Street and will be online soon. If you would like more information on them in the mean time, just drop us an email shop@edinburghart.com and we’ll be happy to help. 🙂


awright pal floral ceramic broochIf you haven’t seen them already, you must check out the wonderful limited edition screen print collaboration by Georgia Bosson and Cecile Vessey featuring some of their favourite places in the UK. We were pretty excited about Edinburgh being featured, as were all you lovely people. It’s flying off our shelves.


edinburgh, hogmany, city views, screen print, georgia bosson, cecily vesseyWhat are your favourite cocktails? We can hear the cocktail shaker……….see you at the bar! 🍸🍹


Have a great weekend.


 



It"s Cocktail Hour