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...

Christmas Gift Guide #4

Christmas Gift Guide #4 With the last weekend before Christmas about to hit, We thought we’d share with you one last collection of inspiration. Take a little helping hand with Lindsey’s Christmas Gift Guide, for those difficult to buy for loved ones. With everything from Fun...

Star Wars Love

Star Wars Love ‘The Force Awakens’ in cinemas across the world this week and these ‘Star Wars’ inspired art print collection, T-shirts and mugs should keep any fan happy at Christmas time.  Star Wars Love is in the air! The signed LP record sleeve size art...

The bleak midwinter…

The bleak midwinter… The daylight hours are cut a little short, so why not shop on line and collect in store?  That might keep the bleak midwinter a little warmer! We have a lot of new prints in from Red Door favourite, David Fleck!There are also a few vital days of Christmas Post left,...

Christmas Gift Guide #3

Christmas Gift Guide #3 With a bumper shopping weekend ahead of us, why not sit back and take some inspiration from Nicky,our Creative Managers Christmas Gift Guide. All items available via our online shop or if you fancy a stroll round the independent shops in the Grassmarket, come and say...

Christmas Gift Guide #2

Christmas Gift Guide #2 Christmas Shopping Frenzy has hit and it’s hard to believe we are on to our second week of Christmas Gift Guide already! Where has the time gone? With so many gifts to choose from we thought we’d treat you to a little extra mid week guide for some added...

Christmas Gift Guide #1

Christmas Gift Guide #1 December has hit and we’re all starting to think about what to get our loved ones this Christmas. Over the next 4 weeks we will be sharing our Staff Gift Guides, a wee insight in to what we’re buying our favourite people this year. With so much to choose...

A sleigh load of packages!

A sleigh load of packages! We’ve been super busy both in our shop and with our online sales over the last few days, creating a sleigh load of packages!  We are starting to understand how much fun Mr and Mrs Claus must be having, parcelling up all their gifts.  Here’s a snapshot of...

Friday Favourites – Victorian Christmas

Friday Favourites – Victorian Christmas We’ve been busy in the gallery this week perfecting our Christmas Windows. They’re filled with lots of gift ideas to treat that special someone. We’ve uploaded a wee snapshot in our previous blog so you can get a wee taster of what they look like. If...

Plan ahead for a DIY Christmas

Plan ahead for a DIY Christmas Christmas in Edinburgh has officially landed, the lights are shining bright and the Christmas Market will be in full swing today. Why not plan ahead and get a little bit more personal this Christmas. Treat your loved ones to something made by hand, be it by yourself...

Part Time Job Vacancy Filled

Part Time Job Vacancy Filled A huge thanks to the many, tallented applicants we have had for the  part time job opportunity here at The Red Door Gallery.  We have had such a heartwarming response and we are delighted to have had the position accepted by our newest team member. If you are still...

What did you do last night?

What did you do last  night? The Red Door Gallery team were out in Victorian Splendor at NMSLates, colouring in, cutting stripey string and hosting a workshop of Victorian things. The Lindstrom Effect provided us with some art works and 6 beautifuly designed Thaumatrpes for our workshop audience...

The Lindstrom Effect’s DIY Thaumatrope Workshop

The Lindstrom Effect’s DIY Thaumatrope Workshop Got your ticket for tomorrow night’s #NMSLates?  The Lindstrom Effect’s DIY Thaumatrope workshop will be a goodie, so be sure to head to the Hawthorndale Court as early as possible. The lead artists behind the thaumartope workshop design are Edinburgh...

Friday Favourites – Here Bear And Everywhere

Friday Favourites – Here Bear And Everywhere We all love a pun and even more so when they’re paired with some cute animal friends. Mister Peebles is a big favourite in the gallery and we were super happy when the lovely Helen added to her ever expanding collection. Why not bring Bring a fun Bear Pun in to...

Happy Guy Fawlkes Night!

Happy Guy Fawlkes Night! Bonfire Night is tonight, so here in the United Kingdom, we will be setting of fireworks in commeration of the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605 by a group of English Catholics to blow up the House of Lords. There are various public displays taking place accross the UK,...

Fancy Dress inspiration to make you Smile

Fancy Dress inspiration to make you Smile Halloween is finally upon us. The queues down Victoria Street for the joke shop are a clear sign that Edinburgh is getting in to the spirit of things. If you’re stumped for ideas then the fun collection of Icon Prints and Brooches by And Smile is sure to give...