Today we’re thrilled to introduce SoGood Picks on Taigan! Each week, our friends at The SoGood will present a new limited edition and often times exclusive item from a new and talented designer.

Over the past year, Laura and Hillary (pictured below), The SoGood founders, have scoured the country to find the most talented and creative artists, designers and entrepreneurs so that they can share their stories and highlight their work. Now, The SoGood and Taigan are launching a series of exclusive & limited edition work created by some of The SoGood’s favorites, offered to you exclusively through Taigan.

So stay tuned each week, we’ll together launch another unique product or work of art, which will be available for purchase that week only or until it sells out!

And today, be sure to check out their SoGood Pick this week! It’s a beautiful limited edition scarf by Kate Design. You may read below for more information about the designer and why The SoGood picked her creation-

Why The SoGood loves Kate Design:

Kate Design is a collaboration between Kittian artist Kate Spencer and entrepreneur Maria Darby of Charleston, SC. We’ve been fans of the brand since its inception and are continually impressed with how Kate Design so beautifully translates artwork to fabric. The duo created a limited edition, short-run scarf for The SoGood & Taigan, showcasing Kate’s Flirting Fish painting on a new Linen-Modal blend fabric, slightly denser in construct and perfect for fall. The Flirting Fish artwork is a departure from the bright colors that typically characterize the brand, and subtle grays, oranges and mustards make this scarf extremely versatile year-round.

Kate Design bio:
Kate Design is a line of art scarves designed by one of the Caribbean’s most prolific and best known artists, Kate Spencer. The collection’s designs, color and feel are firmly rooted in the tropics and display a whimsical charm and harmony. Generous in size and rich in texture, Kate Design art scarves make the perfect accessory and travel companion – stylish, dependable, yet quintessentially exotic.

 

So after you check out and maybe purchase this week’s great piece, be sure to check back with us next Monday. We’ll be rolling out new pieces each week!

Fired Up for Fall

Shops October 14th, 2014 — by:

 

Light up the fire pit and grab a cup of hot cocoa because it’s finally getting cool.

Cacao’s Hot Cocoa Mix is perfect for sipping around the fire. It’s milder than the sipping chocolate, making it perfect for the kiddos.

Fire Pit Art’s classic Manta Ray Fire Pit is perfect for friends to gather around on a crisp fall evening.

The Mackinaw Blanket is made of heavyweight wool for a supremely warm experience! This is the blanket of choice for camping, your cabin or other very cold conditions to keep you extremely warm.

Mighty Marshmallows combine the chocolate and the marshmallows all in one bite. Perfect for ghost stories around a camp fire!

The Handsome Dan is an All American Classic. This might be the only football that you’ll ever hear someone calling beautiful!

 

 

 

 

Pheasant Season

Fashion October 13th, 2014 — by:

The pheasant is considered the prized bird in many cultures. With its elegant strut and warm colored feathers it is easy to see why. Shop some of our favorite feathered looks below.

Lizzy Couture’s Pheasant Feather bangle gives a rustic touch to her normal sparkle. We love the juxtaposition of materials in this piece.

Besides looking good at your next social gathering (you always do), wouldn’t you like something to talk about besides the spinach dip and your desk job? Look no further than the ultimate conversation starter, the Phunky Pheasant Bowtie.

Create a gamey atmosphere with these pheasant watercolors, by Lexie Armstrong. They would be perfect in a library or office.

They’ll go flush when they see you knotted up with this sophisticated shooting tie. Here we have grouse, pheasant, and quail: the sporting enthusiast’s upland bird trifecta.

These silver cufflinks are set in 925 sterling silver and feature hand-painted enamel for distinctive detail. A perfect accent for warm-toned suits or skin tones or neutral-color suits with warm accents.

 

We’re thrilled to introduce The Sugar Monkey on Taigan! 

Chef and owner, Jennifer Reed, focused her full time and attention to The Sugar Monkey after eight years working for Daniel Boulud. As Executive Pastry Chef of Café Boulud Palm Beach, she received numerous accolades for her work. The Sugar Monkey is known for infusing classic French training with Jennifer’s playful midwestern spirit… a combination that is hard to beat. 

 

Why we chose The Sugar Monkey:

We’ve been dreaming about their cakes since our first bite in 2011. The Sugar Monkey specializes in modern American pastries, custom wedding cakes and special occasion cakes. They use only the finest natural and organic products, fresh fruits, single estate chocolates, and European style butter. Their creations are so good that you’ll want to eat dessert first!

Vested Interest

Fashion October 7th, 2014 — by:

 

It’s that time of year when the weather can still be a bit tricky. Find the happy medium by stocking up on vests to get you through the awkward stretch. You can also wear them under a coat when the temperatures really take a dive!

The romantic and feminine combination of plush Rex Rabbit and a Fox trim hood make this vest the perfect piece for an elegantly warm winter. Cut in a slightly longer silhouette, this piece is the perfect mix of contemporary and cool.

Barbour has the vest and coat combo down pat. The Betty is great on its own, but designed to zip into your barbour jacket for a warmer approach.

This cozy reversible shearling vest is the perfect versatile and stylish piece for Fall. From apple picking to days in The Big Apple, this vest is the perfect accessory.

Yeohlee’s cropped camo vest  is straight from the runway. Enjoy a high fashion look with this vest. We love it worn with all black.

Slipped under a jacket or over cashmere, Glamourpuss’ Signature Knit Vest will be your everyday outfit staple this Fall. Wear after your workout or a dinner out, you will be cozy and chic whatever the day brings.

 

 

 

 

Animal Instincts

Home October 7th, 2014 — by:

animal for fetch

From artwork to cocktail napkins, animal inspired items are popping up all over the home. Enjoy some of these animals, ranging from the cheeky to the exquisite!

Sharon Blond’s Safari Cocktail Napkins, Hand Towels and Tea Towels are a great way to infuse some fun animals into your home without being too over the top. We think one of each animal makes an adorable gift.

Nick Harvill’s collection of Baby Animal Engravings would look absolutely adorable in a neutral nursery. Buy one, or the whole collection for a bigger impact.

Lexie Armstrong’s watercolors have been a hit on Taigan, but it is her “Animal Stacks” that are flying off the shelves. We love the relationship that Lexie is able to create between the different animals in such a limited space.

The muted Giraffe print by Elizabeth Lucas boasts impressive heights, standing tall at 54″. We love the aged palette.

This safari themed cachepot is perfect for an orchid. We thing the monkeys are simply too cute!

And don’t forget the kiddos! Aden and Anais’ lightweight blankets are great for swaddling and snuggling.