Taigan Partners with Garden and Gun Magazine to Recognize Award-Winning Artists
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Taigan, together with Garden and Gun Magazine, celebrate the vision and talents of the newly announced Made in the South Award winners.
Winners in 5 categories range from the authentic goodness of home-made pies to finely crafted bamboo fly fishing rods, to custom-made guitars and ukuleles and beyond. Garden and Gun Magazine’s Made in the South Awards are touted as a celebration of the rich cultural tradition of craft, design and ingenuity in small, Southern-based businesses. Sponsor to the awards Taigan.com is providing a virtual shop for winning designers and their wares, making them available for purchase on Taigan.com thru January 18th, 2011.
Considered the Internet’s most selectively curated collection of shops, designers and purveyors online, Taigan.com is well suited to present the magazine’s winners and make them available for online holiday shopping.
Garden and Gun Magazine assembled a prestigious panel of judges including Taigan.com’s own Creative Director and Garden and Gun contributor Julia Reed. Reed was in good company with James Beard Award-winning chef Robert Stehling, Design Sponge founder Grace Bonney, and G&G contributor and avid sportsman Donovan Webster rounding out the judging team.
“Garden & Gun‘s Made in the South Awards celebrate what I’ve always loved about the South — its tradition of artisanal products made with great passion and originality,” says Julia Reed. “We’re thrilled to have them on Taigan — they share the same energy and singular vision as the other producers and shop owners who reside here.”
Being just a few of the hundreds of entries in five categories: Food, Home, Style, Sporting, and Etc., winners are recognized as among the top in the country for designing and creating one-of-a-kind items. In addition to profiling former homebuilder Jay Lichty from Tryon, North Carolina as the overall Made in the South Awards winner (Etc. Category), winners and runners-up from each remaining category were also featured, including Star Provisions on Taigan (Home category).
About Garden and Gun
Garden and Gun is a Southern lifestyle magazine that’s all about the magic of the new South — the sporting culture, the food, the music, the art, the literature, the people, and the ideas. It espouses a strong conservation ethic that grows out of its connection to the land, and it reveals the beauty of the South as no magazine ever has. Read the full article in this month’s Garden and Gun Magazine, on newsstands now, or online at http://gardenandgun.com/article/made-south-awards.
A recent winner of the Retailer of Excellence Award in the Internet Innovation category, and named Technology Start-up of the Year, Taigan is recognized as the online shopping destination for a highly curated collection of boutiques, designers and purveyors. Showcasing specialty retailers of women and men’s fashion, home decor, art, antiques, jewelry, gourmet food and fine gifts, Taigan brings the best shops to your fingertips. For the shopper, the collector, the epicure…Taigan delivers an extraordinary and ever-expanding collection of shops and purveyors. Julia Reed delivers a collection of Elusive Finds, facts and profiles in Taigan’s fetch, Taigan’s online lifestyle magazine. Shopping is free, guests are asked to provide their email address to use the site’s messaging service with shops.
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