Adventure Awaits ⛺️⛰

Adventure Awaits ⛺️⛰ Adventure Awaits! Whether you’ve just graduated, schools out for summer, or you’re heading off on a Summer Adventure. We’re sure you can’t wait to head off on weeks of exploring either at home or abroad. Louise Smurthwaites work takes us from...

Greatest Respect Donald ?

Greatest Respect Donald ? Perhaps Father’s Day is the right occasion to try this little beauty out on your Dad?  What could possibly be better than a personalised, greatest respect donald card?Spoke TOOOO soon, believe us, this must be THE card to end all ca….*BOOM*!!!  Time to...

Purrfect Companions! Woof!

Purrfect Companions! Woof! We don’t know what we’d do without our favourite furry friends be they dogs or cats. You can always rely on them to listen to your troubles and brighten up even the rainiest of days. We’ve had a few of those this week! Our Dad’s love to have...

Vote! In this election

Vote! In this election Today is the day to vote in the British General Election, polling stations nationwide have been open since early morning.   If you have the option of voting, we hope you are heading to the polling stations today, or perhaps you have already cast your vote, you...

Say Cheers to your Dad! 🍻🐶

Say Cheers to your Dad! 🍻🐶 With the help of Ohh Deer and one of our all time favourite illustrators Gemma Correll. We’re giving a great big Cheers to all the awesome Dad’s out there. With Father’s Day on the 18th of June, you’ve still got plenty time to make sure you get...

Gone Fishing!🎣

Gone Fishing!🎣 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...

Tweet Little Birds🐦

Tweet Little Birds🐦 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...

Sunshine🌞 Bringing out the flowers💐

Sunshine🌞 Bringing out the flowers💐 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...

Stationery Week – Write on time ✏️

Stationery Week – Write on time ✏️ It’s National Stationery Week. A celebration of all things pen,pencil and paper related. With the advances in modern technologies we’re venturing further away from good old pen and paper. But nothing beats the feel of a new pen or pencil or the smell of a...

Play that funky Music on Record Store Day🎸🎷

Play that funky Music on Record Store Day🎸🎷 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. We love that there’s been a resurgence in vinyl record sales, especially at a...

Bunnies on Holiday 🐰🐰🏖

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

Wedding Ideas

Wedding Ideas Love 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...

Creative Easter 🐣🐰

Creative Easter 🐣🐰 The 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. Our window is awash with pastel...

Abstract Notions

Abstract Notions 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. New Jewellery has arrived from Inca Starzinsky. It’s a beautiful...

Flower Power! 🌼

Flower Power! 🌼 It’s a dull rainy day outside. (photo taken on a much more spring like day, earlier this week 🌞) 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...

We Got This Ladies!

We Got This Ladies! 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...

It’s Cocktail Hour

It’s Cocktail Hour The 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. The Martini– Make like Mad Men and have a...

Dynamic Duos and Perfect Partners

Dynamic Duos and Perfect Partners With Valentines Day only a few days away, we’ve got some pretty strong couple inspiration in the gallery at the moment. Maybe some of these dynamic duos remind you of just how special your other half is.👩❤️👨 The ever popular Ah Love Ye by The Grey Earl has been...

Say it with Flowers

Say it with Flowers You know Spring is on the horizon when you start to see daffodils popping up in the shops. Any glimpse of spring is welcome in these dark days. Flowers are a lovely way to show just how much you love that special someone on Valentines Day or any day of the week you...

For the love of Animals

For the love of Animals The big V.Day is on the horizon and prefering not to take too lovely dovey a route,  We’ve got loads of great humourous cards to give that special person this year. Especially if they’re a little bit of an animal lover too. We do love our furry friends...

Roll up…..Roll up – grab the last of our Sale bargains

Roll up…..Roll up – grab the last of our Sale bargains We’re coming to the end of what’s meant to be the most depressing week on the year 🙁 What would be a better way to start next week off with a bang?  A little bit of retail therapy of course. Nothing feels better than finding that item you’ve had your...

Gifts and Treats for your Nearest and Dearest

Gifts and Treats for your Nearest and Dearest Once December hits, it kind of feels like we’re on the fast train to Christmas Day! It always seems to sneak up on us and it’s a little frantic making sure we have just the right gifts for our nearest and dearest. This year, we’re making it our goal...

Rachel’s Christmas Gift Guide

Rachel’s Christmas Gift Guide *******SPOILER ALERT RACHEL’S FRIENDS AND FAMILY LOOK AWAY NOW ******* It’s December and festive cheer is in the air. Christmas is one of our favourite times of year, Christmas Lights, Mulled Wine and some festive treats are some of our favourite things...

Shop Independent This Black Friday

Shop Independent This Black Friday So many quirky independents to support this Christmas in the Grassmarket area. You’d have to be living under a rock not to notice Black Friday. The American bargain shopping day that’s slowly infiltrating the UK, offering bargains galore across big...

Our Pin Game Is Strong!

Our Pin Game Is Strong! 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...

Have Your Portrait Painted for £20!

Have Your Portrait Painted for £20! We 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.For your £20, you will walk...

The feeling of Hygge

The feeling of Hygge Gallery 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...

Happy Halloween – Cats, Skulls and Spooky Delights

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,...

Friday Feeling – Dazzle of Zebras

Friday Feeling – Dazzle of Zebras This 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. It’s an animal affair...

How Rude!

How Rude! Have 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! Abi and Rupert are the folks...

Be Prepared – Stationery for the lazy!

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. 🙂 Even the most serious...

Sunday Sale Treats

Sunday Sale Treats It’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...

Edinburgh Festival Highlights

Edinburgh Festival Highlights So, 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! David O’Doherty was in a big venue...

Edinburgh City Guide

Edinburgh City Guide Visiting Edinburgh?  Looking for some local top tips?  Check out stand-up comic Damian Clark’s Edinburgh City Guide!Together with Eastpak, Damien is here to help you explore new horizons. Discover new places and create new possibilities. “Eastpak City...

Edinburgh Festival Fun

Edinburgh Festival Fun The Red Door Gallery and Peter Carrington were out in Festival style last night, for Edinburgh Festival Fun at The National Museum of Scotland After Hours event!  We had a brilliant time meeting international visitors all of whom had one thing in common… a love...

Just Arrived – New David Fleck

Just Arrived – New David Fleck It’s been a busy week on Victoria Street as everyone arrives for the festival, and we’ve been treated to lots of parcels from our lovely artists making sure we’re fully stocked up on their wonderful works in time for the busy month ahead. We’ve...

Print and Pattern

Print and Pattern The City is awash with colour as everyone prepares for the launch of the festival next week. Poster everywhere building the excitement for the festival shows and all the colourful performers arriving as we speak. It’s inspired this weekends blog theme of Print...

Pots of Pins

Pots of Pins We do love a pin badge and so we were pretty excited about the resurgence of the enamel pin badges. They were very of the moment back in our day and we loved to pin a collection on our favourite denim jackets or on our school bags. You can now relive your youth with...

ECA Graduate Showcase

ECA Graduate Showcase The 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...

Holiday DIY Fun

Holiday DIY Fun Schools out for Summer and in true British style, our weather is somewhat unpredictable. We’re here to make sure you’re not caught out on those rainy days, with lots of DIY kits to keep the kids and yourselves occupied when it’s raining...

Party Animals!

Party Animals! It’s July! Schools out for summer and we’re all hoping that the sun might get his hat back on for little more than a day here and there. We love any excuse to party and July seems as good a time as any! 🙂 It’s probably because we’re surrounded...

At The Movies

At The Movies The 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...

Circus In Town

Circus In Town What 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...

Activity Books Bringing In The Colour

Activity Books Bringing In The Colour 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. We’re pretty sure your...

Wedding Fair in I-On Magazine!

Wedding Fair in I-On Magazine! “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...

Edinburgh’s Walking Wedding Fair

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...

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors What 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. It’s been the inspiration for our...

The Colours of Correll

The Colours of Correll If you’re familiar with Gemma Correll (which we’re sure most of you are 🙂 ) then you’ll know she uses a simple but effective colour palette of Red, Black and White for all of her humorous illustrative work featuring funny dogs (inspired by her own...

New Summer Pastels

New Summer Pastels Last week we brought you all our beautiful new pieces in bright sunshine yellows! This week we’re continuing to showcase all the lovely new work that’s coming in but this time in lovely bright pastel colours. This weeks stand out new pieces have to be the...

TONIGHT! NMSLates Celts

TONIGHT! NMSLates Celts Don’t be a bore, be a boar!  Tonight at the National Museum of Scotland (NMS) you can create your own Mythical Celts Animal thanks to illustrator, Peter Carrington and the innovative team behind NMSLates Celts event. If you are heading to the Museum on Chamber...

Shiny, Happy And New

Shiny, Happy And New What a difference it makes when the Sun has got his hat on! 🙂 It’s been a beautiful week so far here in Edinburgh and we’re all hoping it stays around for a while. It makes for an even happier week when we have so many new bright shiny products to share...

Great Minds Ride A Bike

Great Minds Ride A Bike Looks like the sun might be on the horizon for next week. The perfect time to get out on two wheels. We’ve been a little bit inspired by the arrival of our new window display by bike mad Rebecca Kaye and her Middle of Nowhere label. Grab one of her water bottles...

May the fourth be with you!

May the fourth be with you! Every May 4th we go a little Star Wars-tastic here in The Red Door, and this year has been no different!  We have a lot of great new Star Wars inspired goodies in for Adults and Kids of all ages!These “Wee Man” BB8 baby grows are all over the baby cat walk...

It’s Stationery Week – Pens at the ready!

It’s Stationery Week – Pens at the ready! It’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. With so many different styles of Papergoods to choose from in the...

Spring has Sprung!

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....

Royal Portraiture

Royal Portraiture Today is The Queen’s Birthday, and monarch or not, we think any 90th Birthday is worth celabrating, so we’d like to wish Her Majesty a very Happy Birthday! The above print of Queen Elizabeth II is by Edinburgh based artist, Patrizio Belcampo and is part of...

Record Store Day

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

Edinburgh – Our Fair City

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...

Cacti-Things are getting Prickly!

Cacti-Things are getting Prickly! We’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 🙂 We have a few cheeky wee Cati that we’re trying to keep...

Cambridge Satchels

Cambridge Satchels We 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.This brilliant design shop, makes a welcome addition to the ecclectic mix of design shops, fine...