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ME Speak Design is the brainchild of Eric and Lori Wright. Together they made a decision to celebrate only the most important things in life. Their designs marry Japanese inspired housewares with southern roots. 

Why we chose ME Speak Design

We were impressed by Eric and Lori’s strong sense of place as they seek and celebrate the inherent beauty of native and found materials. Combining their love of the rustic, rural South with their regard for the intrigue of the Japanese aesthetic, they have created elegant furniture and functional art for the home.

Taigan has teamed up with Southern Living Magazine to bring you the ultimate summer prize of a 10 day roadtrip plus gorgeous Over Under luggage bags available on our site. It’s super easy to enter- all you need to do is fill out this form and your name is entered into the hat! How awesome is that?


“Experience the South like you’ve never experienced it before with the Ultimate Southern Roadtrip—crafted by the editors of Southern Living! We have flown, drove, stayed and played our way through the South and want to share it with you.” –Southern Living Magazine


One lucky winner will receive:

1. A 10 day trip for two to the Southern Living Hotel Collection properties of their choice, throughout the South

2. Includes accommodations to up to three Southern Living Hotel Collection properties

3. $500 transportation allowance

4. $500 food allowance

5. Sporty and versatile luggage provided by Over Under on Taigan! Check out the bags for yourself, pictured below-


Once again, all it takes is a quick second to fill out this form. Winner will be announced in early July.

Good luck!

We’re thrilled to introduce Lola Hats on Taigan!

Lola Ehrlich was born in Holland and grew up in Paris, where her parents—an artist and a writer—encouraged her creative side while keeping her out of school. After failing as a ballet dancer, she moved to New York, where she worked as a crafts designer, textile conservator and magazine editor. Lola then opened a shop on Saint Marks Place specializing in one-of-a-kind hats for East Villagers and a few adventurous uptowners. Since then her hats have appeared on covers of magazines ranging from Elle to Vogue Italia and are now sold worldwide in premier retail stores. Lola divides her time between her Bushwick studio and her house in Saint Paul-de-Vence.

Why we chose Lola Hats:

Their hats are made with vintage blocks, or new blocks handcrafted by an Italian artisan based in Paris who regards each wooden mold as a unique creation. Each hat is stretched on a block and then steamed and pressed by hand. The same level of attention goes into trims, which are sewn on by hand and adapted to the individual hat.

Mother’s Day giveaway!! Win this awesome Blessings in Disguise necklace set worn by our founder, Mary Catherine McClellan, in Southern Living last year (valued at $495)! It’s as simple as this:
-tag 3 friends on our Instagram photo (@Taigan_online)
-include your email address in your comment
The more people you tag, the more times you will be entered into the hat to win. Ready, set, GO!
*This contest is not sponsored by Instagram*
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1. ELIGIBILITY: US Citizens 18 and older, except where prohibited by law, are eligible to win a Blessings in Disguise necklace set. Winners will be announced on May 5, 2015. All employees of are ineligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law. Entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes your full and unconditional acceptance of these “Official Rules”.
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5. PRIZE: two Blessings in Disguise necklaces
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We’re thrilled to introduce Shosh New York on Taigan!

Shosh designer, Carol Pratt would describe her aesthetic as being on the masculine side of feminine, a feminine tomboy. She is drawn to lush fabrics with structural properties that hug the body like a mitten as opposed to a glove. Pratt has found success in designing clothing that she would want to wear… clothing that allows a woman to feel powerful, loved, to participate in the community and to show up fully in her best second skin.

Why we chose Shosh:

We were instantly drawn to the lush fabrics with structural properties that hug the body in a more relaxed fashion. Each and every item in the collection allows the wearer to look and feel her very best. Shosh also helps to reform the way clothing is made by participating in the slow fashion movement. Most of the fabrics are up-cycled, reducing waste by using existing surplus luxury fabric; all of the linens are sourced from responsible growers whose processes meet the standards of ecological sustainability. Finally, each garment is born from a small team of dedicated sewers who live and work in New York City.