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...

Distracted Easter Bunnies

Distracted Easter Bunnies It’s almost Easter Weekend, I’m sure most of you are looking forward to the mini holiday, with lots of Chocolatey Treats to indulge in . Hopefully the Easter Bunny hasn’t gotten too distracted like these HAM Bunnies have. The lovely Jo of Ham,...

Beer Cheers!

Beer Cheers! With the rise of Craft Beer and numerous small independent breweries opening up across the world. Artists seek inspiration from one of their favourite tipples. As beers fight to be seen in niche shops and bars across the globe. Many breweries are now seeking the work...

New Plant Life Window

New Plant Life Window With the sunshine on Monday, It was the perfect day to update one of our windows with all the wonder plant themed prints and accessories we have. We’ve also had lots of exciting new products arriving the week, so it was a great opportunity to showcase them....

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day Happy Mother’s Day to all the Beautiful Mum’s out there. We hope you’re treating her well today. 🙂 Say it with flowers with this super cute Sarah Ray card. We are open 10.30am – 5.30pm for any last minute Mother’s Day Gifts and...

Mum thanks for Bearing with us

Mum thanks for Bearing with us Thanks for bearing with us Mum……. Mother’s day is this Sunday, March the 5th. Make sure you treat your special Mum for putting up with you all these years. We have lots of beary nice gifts to choose from to treat your Mamma Bear. If she’s a fan...

Bags of Love for a Top Mum

Bags of Love for a Top Mum Photo: Sarah Ray Card, SodaKitsch Card Purse and Kate Sheridan Clutch The sun is almost shining and Spring is in the air. It can mean only one thing……..Mother’s Day is just round the corner. We are full to the brim with lovely treat for your Special...

Love is in the hair…hare…air?

Love is in the hair…hare…air? This loved up couple know how to wear flowers in their hair!  Claire Fleck’s couple prints are adorning our shelf right now and love is definately in the air, and their matching hair.  Valentine’s day is coming up, so here’s a little love themed...

How to make Pancakes!

How to make Pancakes! Happy pancake day chums!  Here’s a supre cute teatowel with all you need to know about how to make pancakes.  Yours for just £10.  We do love a multi purpose tea towel here in the gallery!This Beer pairing tea towel will help you find the perfect beer to go with...

Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year Happy Chinese New Year. Today officially marks the year of the Monkey which will last until January 27th 2017.There are 12 Animals on the Chinese Zodiac. the Cheeky little Monkey is the 9th in the cycle and won’t appear again until 2028. Were you born in the...

Freya – Full To The Brim of Loveliness

Freya – Full To The Brim of Loveliness February is here and despite the fact that it’s blowing a gale and raining constantly, we’ve definitely got Spring in our sights. This of course has been helped by the arrival of the beautiful print collection from Freya. Freya is a London based design...

Ye Banks an’ Braes

Ye Banks an’ Braes Today marks the Birthday of Robbie Burns and what has become a yearly celebration of Scotland’s greatest poets life. A celebration that was started by his friends 21 July 1801, the fifth anniversary of his death, and has been a regular occurrence ever since;...

Colourful Prints + DIY Kits on SALE

Colourful Prints + DIY Kits on SALE Bring some colour into this cold January, with our colourful, inspiring SALE! We have some great bargains for you this year, but as usual, they are on a first come, first served basis, so if you snooze, you loose 🙂There is nothing we love more than a roaring fire and...

Positively Blue

Positively Blue Wall of positivity! So today is meant to be the most depressing day of the year……..It may be cold, wet and grey and we’re zooming through January but lets look to the rest of 2016 and make it an awesome year ahead. Hopefully you’ve started this...

If Star Wars was Scottish…

If Star Wars was Scottish… …The new film could be “Stars Are Braw – Back From a Wee Snooze” or so thinks Glasgow based English illustrator Jonathan Bishop.  Jon works under the moniker “The Grey Earl” in reference to his upbringing in England, while his works...

David Bowie – An Inspiration To Many

David Bowie – An Inspiration To Many   We’re all in shock today, such sad and news to wake up to, the passing of The Great David Bowie. An inspiration to so many people, never to be forgotten. He will forever be remembered by his extensive career in music, film, and his constantly evolving...

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes Happy New Year and New Sherlock!  There is no point denying it, we are super excited about the new episode, screening tonight (BBC One, 9 pm, keep up people!). Thankfully, we know we are not alone in our enthusiasm for the subject of Homes, some of our artists have...

Maps the world

Maps the world As New Year’s Eve approaches, we are meeting a lot of travellers in the gallery and every voyage needs a good map! One of our newest into the gallery is a screenprint by Kate and the Ink.  The print comes with a needle and thread so you can embroider your very...

Festive Wishes!

Festive Wishes! We are sending you all a huge MERRY CAT-MAS! We hope you received and gifted to your heart’s desire this year. Stay tuned to our online shop, mailing list and social media channels for news of upcoming exhibitions and events. Thanks to the tallented Hello Sunshine for...