Tuesday, 22 February 2011
The very thoughtful and talented Laurie Hastings came to visit Edinburgh and popped in with some more illustrative cards for us. We think you will agree that they are just the perfect aid to an ocean led daydream... A jolly life on the open waves with a yo-ho-ho and a bottle of Rum... or a frozen river to skate away on with fantastic flying fish zipping by. Laurie's ability to mix textures, patterns and character creates poetic imagery fit to transport even the most seasoned travellers on a journey through their mind's eye. If you're not travelling this half term, brighten up your stay-cation with an imaginary ocean vacation for just £2.50.
Sunday, 20 February 2011
In the current age of tweeting, tumbling and texting, there is nothing nicer than receiving some good old fashioned post. I love snail mail! I would also like to mention what a helpful, friendly Postman we have here on Victoria Street. Hats off to The Red Door Postie!
A few weeks ago I contacted a little creative collective based in Italy, named Studio Fludd. I have read about their work and I am very interested in stocking their products at The Red Door. In response to my email Sara, Clara, Valeria, Caterina and Matteo sent me the parcel pictured above. It contained little samples of their work wrapped beautifully in homemade tie-dye tissue paper with confetti in each bundle. Also enclosed was the loveliest hand written letter I have ever seen. The attention to detail was truly delightful, I simply had to share it with you...
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
I had a brie, pear & walnut sandwich and a slice of chocolate cake. I took away with me a little bag of Helen's delicate shortbread hearts. What a treat!
Oh Land - 'Still Here'
Agnes Obel - 'Riverside'
Monday, 14 February 2011
Saturday, 12 February 2011
The Red Door Gallery for £2.50
Tonight Edinburgh's own Come On Gang! are hosting their Album Launch party (yeah!).... and their Goodbye Gig (boo!) all in one.... a bitter sweet treat. It seems perfect for the mixed feelings Valentine's day weekend conjurers up in this crazy town - weather your be-coupled or just oh-so glad not to be, it's definitely a time to appreciate all the love in the land... and tonight our post box is packed with some cards to be sent to those folks we love for many many reasons... a good pall of ours who is also a fan of Come on Gang! will be getting this jazzy little number from the talented hand of Hanna Melin: