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.

Dads + Grads

Gifts May 18th, 2015 — by:

Shopping for dad? Or maybe your college bound brother? We’ve got you covered in this gift roundup.

Few things say “knock ’em dead” like Jolly Roger Socks.  Look out, real world!

Handcrafted from the finest reclaimed Whiskey Barrel wood known as staves, the Whiskey Pen is a true example of Heritage’s meticulous attention to detail & dedication to handcrafted perfectionism. It also arrives handsomely gift-wrapped… just saying.

The name of this tie says it all… “On Point.” We’re currently coveting the fresh new look of Bird Dog Bay’s linen ties.

For the musically inclined we love this handcrafted wooden guitar by Southern-born folk artists, Ridley Stallings. Ridley scours her native Georgia to find original vintage flooring, molding and metal, using these beautiful abandoned materials as the base for her designs. Talk about one of a kind!

These lion cufflinks are great for the wild or powerful  men in your life. It really is a jungle out there.

Formal affairs can be a real pain for men, but this Green Pond Feather Bow Tie makes black tie a real treat.

We’re thrilled to introduce JL The Brand on Taigan!
Their journey began with a group of friends talking about the need to incorporate flair into what had become their mundane attire of black and blue suits. That idea was a sock.
From the boardroom to a ballroom, with exotic loafers or high street sneakers, JL’s socks will draw attention. And you will like it. JL The Brand is a lifestyle, a personality, an ego. Here’s to putting your best foot forward.

Why we chose JL The Brand:

JL The Brand is committed to creating a quality product that will stand the test of time. Their charming prints add just the right amount of zest to an otherwise boring ensemble. We know you will have some seriously happy feet after trying these socks!

Mark your calendars, next week Taigan is taking the traveling pop up shop roadshow to Charleston, SC, curated and co-hosted by The SoGood and Leapfrog PR! Just in time for Valentine’s Day goodies, spring fashion and more. Meet several of our amazingly talented designers and learn all about their unique and interesting products.

Spread the word and don’t be afraid to bring a group with you… The more the merrier!

Brackish Bow Ties, from Charleston themselves, presents handcrafted, gorgeous ties 100% made of feathers – perfect for this upcoming wedding and gala season or not to mention, the one off fashion statement. They are truly stunning and will certainly make your guy the talk of the town (in a good way)!

Brooke Seraphine, designer and founder of Seraphine Designs, is innately inspired by the raw stone and its beauty. “I’ve always been so impressed by what Mother Nature can do on her own. I love to find a rock or mineral that’s a true natural beauty- that doesn’t need any help to look exquisite,” says Brooke. She melds raw stone and wire into elegant pieces that are at once strikingly modern and classic.

JL The Brand is a new addition to Taigan – straight off the press! They are made in Greenville, SC, and bring pep to any guy’s step. Made of 100% pima cotton with fun designs, these are the perfect Valentine’s Day “happy” for your son, brother, boyfriend, husband or dad.

Christophe Chocolatier makes gorgeous, hand painted chocolates that any and everyone will enjoy. Particularly in February, his truffle boxes are to die for and during Halloween, Easter and Christmas time, his oversized chocolate sculptures that are also hand painted make the perfect hostess gift, table accessory or stocking stuffer.

Sarah and Sally Hovis, designers and owners of S. Carter Designs, have an eye for making nature and organic lines stunning with their jewelry creations. This mother-daughter duo can turn snake vertebrae into a fabulous accessory by simply adding gold and diamonds. You won’t want to miss these Atlanta natives and their highly collectible product.

These cookies are simply to die for.  Grey Ghost is named after the famous spirit that lives on Pawleys Island, SC, but these bite sized goodies will certainly not leave you scared. Once you eat one, you won’t be able to stop.

Lexie Armstrong from Franklin, TN, is a wonderful watercolorist. We can’t wait to share her whimsical pieces depicting painted plants and sweet animals in so many forms – original works of art as well as holiday themed place cards. Lexie’s works are simply fantastic.

Anatomie, traveling from Miami, is one of the absolute best women’s active and travel wear lines. They use all French and Italian fabrics and craft their pieces into sophisticated and flattering lines. The next time you have to run out of the house without getting all dolled up, you can certainly throw their pieces on and still be stylish.

NYC based jewelry designer, Bounkit, creates the best cocktail jewelry you could ever imagine. Made from genuine stones, these colorful creations are a cult favorite of the most sophisticated shoppers. We wouldn’t be steering you wrong if you suggested your boyfriend or husband swing by to pick out your Valentine’s Day gift…

The staple of Charleston, Callie’s Biscuits, simply must be served at a party! Mouth watering biscuits, fiery pimento cheese and southern charm are all on the menu here. Enjoy a quick nibble and stock up on hostess gifts.

The tremendously talented Jonathan Savage of Savage Interior Design is our go-to resource for cult favorites like Christian Tortu candles,  Antica Farmacista soaps and his own private label of linens. He will be presenting a plethora of fine home goods that will add that extra bit of charm to your kitchen and powder rooms.

Armstrong & Wilson is known for their adorable, colorful tweed bow ties, neck ties and of course pocket squares. They are the first ever to include a cute button accent on their pocket squares and they add that perfect touch of style to your dapper, Charleston guy.

From Austin, TX, August Morgan designs clever, witty cocktail napkins that will always start a conversation at your parties. From grasshoppers to elephants, she will certainly carry your favorite animals. These are a great item to keep on hand for party favors!

From Hawaii, Letarte resort wear presents a bohemian island aesthetic with signature prints, intricate adornments and lavish details. These are the stylish pieces all ages can enjoy during a quick trip to the islands or the local pool.

Also a local from Charleston, wedding designer Tara Guerard’s fantastic party accessory and stationery line will be available at the show. If anyone knows great taste, it’s Tara Guerard, so any of her designs are a must!

Sallie’s Greatest jams are the specialty jams everyone wants at any event. Her interesting marriage of flavors and creativity are satisfying and fun for gifting at any time. Try these on a cracker with cream cheese or mix in a blender for a yummy cocktail.

VGS Chateau Potelle is one of our very favorites. We will be serving this delicious wine from St. Helena, CA, at our Thursday night cocktail party so be sure not to miss it. We will provide a red and white option along with all the information you would ever need in order to go out and visit the winery yourself.

Jack Rudy came up with the very best tonic and we’ll be serving it on Thursday night of our show. There’s nothing like a great vodka/tonic in preparation for spring weather!

Charleston Bloody Mary Mix also will be at the show and if you haven’t tasted it already, you need to! It certainly gives Zing Zang a run for it’s money.

We are thrilled to have flower magazine joining us for this show. Founder and Editor in Chief, Margot Shaw, will be coming along to introduce you to her stunning magazine and for those of you who are unfamiliar with the publication, be sure to check them out online. Come visit us next week to learn more and maybe even subscribe!

We hope to see you all there!

Holly Phillips’s Gift Picks!

Gifts, People December 11th, 2014 — by:

The English Room‘s Holly Phillips has made her list and checked it twice. Check out a few of her picks for everyone from your husband to your clients, or see the full selection here.


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