Sunday, 28 May 2017

Gone Fishing!🎣

Gone Fishing Blog

Things are getting a little fishy round here………… We’ve got lots of Fish and Sea inspired prints in the gallery this week. They’d all make perfect gift for good old Dad this coming Father’s Day. It’s the 18th of June for those that aren’t quite sure when they should be celebrating your lovely Dad, after all every day is a celebration if they’re particularly awesome! 🙂

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First up, who’s Dad doesn’t love some new socks???? If your dad is anything like mine, they can be particularly difficult to buy for, but always have the need for some new socks. If he sees himself as quite the fisherman then we’re sure he’ll wear these guys with pride.

Fish socks by DOIYAvailable in 3 colours Navy, Burgundy and Black

I caught you a delicious bass! If he’s a movie buff then he might recognise this from the awesome Napoleon Dynamite. Or it will remind him of the rather kitsch plastic dancing fish wall plaque.

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A Smooth Sea Never Made a Skilful Sailor by Maria Rikteryte. Maybe your Dad was a sailor in his time and will appreciate this positive quote.

a smooth sea never made a skillful sailor by maria rikteryte

Celebrate Father’s Day with a special Bash full of his favourite fishy treats. This bunting by East End Press would be the perfect back drop for a party.

fish garland, home decor, screen printed, east end pressLooking for something extra special? We’ve now got a beautiful range of limited edition Lithographs by Catherine A Hiley. These images really don’t do these beautiful prints justice. A labour intensive process, all printed here in Edinburgh. Investments for the future.

Iceberg by Catherine Hiley

Who could resist this cute little goldfish? This little guy would be a great reminder of all the little ‘Goldies’ you’ve had over the years.  Enamel Pins are still having their moment and this Woah There Pickle pin would be the perfect little guy for your lapel.

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Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend and Well Done to all those that have popped on their running shoes and doing the Edinburgh Marathon today or any of the many other runs happening across the UK. Hope you’re having Fun! 🏃‍♀️🏃

Gone Fishing!🎣

Friday, 19 May 2017

Tweet Little Birds🐦

tweet little bird blog, a celebration of all things birdy at The Red Door Gallery

We love spring and the early 🌞sunny mornings that they bring. The gardens are full of little birds and it’s a treat to wake up to their bird song. This has inspired this weeks blog as we showcase some of the lovely bird related works we have behind our Red Doors this week.

Nightingale limited edition screen print by Patritzio Belcampo

The arrival of The Nightingale by Patrizio Belcampo was perfect timing for this weeks blog. The latest addition to his A-Z bird series We’re delighted to receive new work from Patrizio, and already thinking of a place for it in our own collections. You’ll be excited to hear that he has new work in the pipeline too.


Birds in Hats? Why not we say and we’re sure you’re all in agreement, as these guys have been super popular with you all this week. We have more on order from the talented Alice Tams but let’s just appreciate this beautiful Peacock in a Scottish Bonnet!

Lilac Breasted Roller in a Floral Crown

Or the gorgeous summery colours of The Lilac Breasted Roller in her Floral Crown. With so many little birds to choose from, we’re sure you’ll find your favourite.

Budgie in a Trilby Enamel Pin by Alice tams

Why not carry a mini illustration with you every day? We love Alice’s lovely Enamel Pin Brooches, the perfect miniature version of her prints. There are 7 Birds to choose from and all are equally as cute as the next. Sea Birds, Garden Birds, Tropical Birds. What will you choose? We can’t resist the colourful Budgie in his Trilby. 

colourful birds, garland, bunting, screen printed, decoration, east end press

We love a garland, whether it’s for a birthday party or just to add colourful touches to a room, what could be cuter than this hand screen printed bird garland from the lovely Ellie of Glasgow based East End Press. Available in pastel or bright it’s sure to bring cheer to any room. Also available in a super cool Fish Design too.

tweet little bird blog, a celebration of all things birdy at The Red Door Gallery

Fly me to the moon? If these stunning birds were taking us, we’d take flight now. The colours really pop in this gorgeous screen print by Charlotte Farmer. Who doesn’t love a bit of Fluro Pink?

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

Embroidery is having its moment and we couldn’t think of a more enjoyable afternoon. Ditch the phones and computers for an afternoon listening to your favourite radio station( we highly recommend Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service) and getting your embroidery on, hopefully in a sunny garden spot. This cute Puffin by Hawthorn Handmade is definitely a favourite.

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

With the Weekend in sight, it’s time to hit relax mode and have yourself some much needed down time. Whatever you get up to, keep your eyes peeled for all the beautiful birds around you.

Happy Weekend…………..Tweet Tweet!!🐤

Tweet Little Birds🐦

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Sunshine🌞 Bringing out the flowers💐

Sunshine bringing out the flowers blog

It’s another lovely sunny day here in Edinburgh, what a treat it’s been these past few days, we hope the sun is shining with you all too.  Victoria Street always looks so beautiful in the sunshine, and our windows are a little bit of a suntrap. It’s days like today that make it no surprise that Edinburgh was voted #2 in World for City with Best Quality of Life. We may be biased but we do love our Big City with it’s Village like atmosphere. There are so many little areas to explore but they can all be done easily on foot.

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Living in the UK you got to grab those sunny days when you can, so we thought we should really be celebrating the sunshine with beautiful bright new prints. We are lucky to have received a delivery from the lovely Viktorija of And Smile Studio just in time. I’m sure many of you will remember the last time the lovely Viktorija was in our window, she was painting all your cute portraits. Here’s a wee reminder of the super talent in action.

This time we’ve got some of her new prints to share. Need a bit of Girl Power in your life? This empowering print is full of strong and inspiring women. How many of your favourites can you spot? Frida, Queen B and Pussy Riot are all in the crowd of this beauty. This print is available in both A3 and A4 in the shop.

Bring on the Girl Power with this wonderful print by And Smile Studio. So many fierce ladies!

There are lots of Dog Lover in amongst our lovely shoppers. This gorgeous print has been running out our doors since it’s arrival. Now available in A3 as well as A4.

Dog Lovers Print by And Smile StudioA picture of Happiness! 🙂

We think Willow looks fabulous in this floral jumpsuit. Inspired by a beautiful outfit Viktorija spied on her travels. If it looks as good in real life as it does in this print then we’ve got to track it down! Any hints Viktorija?

Willow by And Smile Studio - A Beautiful Colourful Digital Print

If this sunshine has got you thinking about those seaside days then we’ve got Super Sized Beach Totes for all your beach side essentials. These are super roomy you could almost fit yourself inside. We’re sure Willow would approve. you can see just how much we can fit inside, in our photos above, Framed Prints and all 🙂

beach tote by atomic soda in Jungle Toucan Screen Print

Nestled in amongst all these beautiful prints is old favourites Chase and Wonder. We’ve worked with them for a number of years now and all you lovely customers are continue to be big fans of their work. An ever expanding collection of beautiful monchrome designs, inspired by days gone by, all hand screen printed here in the UK. The perfect gift or why not treat yourself.

Flower cat screen printed purse by Chase and WonderNew favourite is Flower Cat with her striking eyes!

Sol Day by Tom Pigeon

Have a lovely evening watching the sun set. This Tom Pigeon Sol Print Series evokes the feeling of those perfect summer sunrises and sunsets. 🌞


Sunshine🌞 Bringing out the flowers💐