Houston retailer brings a new authenticity to design
Houston, Texas – October 25, 2010 – FOUND, based in Houston, announced it is now part of the Taigan.com website, the Internet’s best shopping district of online specialty shops. Long a favorite of interior design and home publications, each piece on FOUND is selected for its detail, character and original finishes.
FOUND offers an assortment of home furnishings and accessories that include a mix of classic 18th and 19th century – serious Louis XVI pieces and drippy chandeliers; mid century items – all of the shop’s upholstery is vintage from the ‘40s and ‘60s; as well as one of a kind industrial pieces.
“In many businesses, success requires a unique and creative merchandising point of view as well as a customer-centric focus. But equally as important, you must have fun in what you do, because it shows, in the creativity of your offerings, your interactions with customers, and your relationships with employees and vendors,” says Ruth Davis, FOUND owner.
With 83 percent of consumers shopping online at least once a week, according to Compete.com’s quarterly Online Shopper Intelligence Study Taigan helps bridge the gap between savvy online shoppers and specialty retailers with an e-commerce solution. Taigan has been a natural solution for many brick-and-mortar specialty retailers, seeing a predicted uptick in online holiday spending.
Specialty retailers like FOUND for the Home are tapping into Taigan’s turnkey e-commerce solution to join an exclusive community of the best shops and products online; styled and edited by Creative Director Julia Reed.
About FOUND and Co-owners Aaron Rambo and Ruth Davis
FOUND was developed by Aaron Rambo and Ruth Davis in the summer of 2006. The creative point of view of FOUND is grounded in the belief that home furnishings should be less about style and more about living with authenticity. Being patient, determined, and focused in the journey and pursuit of one’s passion is at the core of Ruth’s vision and the ultimate formation of FOUND. After completing her postgraduate studies in business, Davis pursued a career in banking and finance. That background and training has been complimentary to her keen interest in the home and design industry. Aaron Rambo immediately began setting the tone for his design career upon moving to Houston 15 years ago. He began working under a leading florist and event planner, eventually broadening his scope when he left to work as an independent interior designer. His close association with several prominent stores led him into the area of retail merchandising. His role as creative director of Found enables him to create a space that reflects his point of view. The inventory he and partner Ruth Davis select is chosen for its graphic quality and integrity of the piece, regardless of age or origin. The happy friction between these items is what Rambo and Found are all about – looking at things for what they are and accepting them. It is this mix that works and keeps things interesting.
A recent winner of the Retailer of Excellence Award in the Internet Innovation category, and a finalist for Technology Start-up of the Year, Taigan’s one year marks a list of milestones. As shoppers from 200 countries have discovered this online shopping community featuring a hand-picked selection of specialty boutiques, designers, craftsmen and purveyors in a variety of categories, readers also enjoy Taigan’s online magazine, fetch, edited by Julia Reed. Shoppers interact with shops, designers and each other on the site’s social media networks including the TaiganFinds blog, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channel. Showcasing specialty retailers of women and men’s fashion, home décor, 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. Shopping is free, guests are asked to provide their email address to use the site’s messaging service with Taigan shops.