There's A Few Foodie Delights

Whether you're looking for a lovely spot to enjoy some afternoon tea or looking to start off your day with a hearty breakfast, Lifestyle Home Garden Centre has a few spots to choose from. In the mood for some Moroccan, then be sure to stop by the Moroccan Lifestyle Cafe (the quiches are wonderful, as well as the Lemon Meringue). Want to enjoy the greenery and sunshine? Head to the Silver Birch Restaurant, the perfect spot for breakfast and afternoon tea.

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There's Something For The Kids

This is a great spot to hang out with the family. Not only will you and the kids enjoy taking a stroll through the Lifestyle Home Garden Centre admiring the flowers and exploring, but there's also a kiddie play area for the little ones to enjoy. There are fun rides from hopping aboard a little train to rotating swings. And best of all, the play area is closed to the Silver Birch Restaurant, so you can keep an eye on the kids while they blow off some steam. There's also a Reader's Warehouse jam-packed with books for the kids to check out and page through.

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Obviously, Plants for Africa!

Lifestyle Home Garden Centre offers absolutely everything you need to turn your garden into a blossoming haven! There are plants, absolutely everywhere, from trees and flowers to garden decor, accessories and tools. And if you head into the DIY section indoors, you can get your hands on hardware gadgets from Mica, garden furniture, fertilizer and bone meal, plant pots, pet goodies and much more. It's also a great spot to get some inspiration if you're thinking or redoing your garden.

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Stunning Garden Shows For Inspiration

Speaking of garden inspiration, Lifestyle Home Garden Centre hosts a number of garden shows for your viewing pleasure throughout the year. At the moment, they have their 2021 Lifestyle Garden Design Show, which is a celebration of the Tree of Life – a play on the human condition and symbioses that affect and are affected by earth issues. There are eight different garden setups for you to view and get inspiration from. There's nothing more relaxing than taking a walk through these beautiful spaces and seeing what you can implement in your own garden at home.  The Lifestyle Garden Design Shows run from February to the end of May annually and entry is FREE. Click here to find out more about this show.

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Gardening Specials!

During the 2021 Lifestyle Garden Design Show, Lifestyle will also be offering some amazing gardening deals to get your garden spruced up without busting your budget. Take your pick from their Buy 3 Pay 2 items, add some Autumn colour to your garden, stock up on a few edibles such as herb and vegetable plants, decorate your home with some house plants or bring your grass back to life with bundles of landscape grasses. Also, you can enjoy 30% off all rose bushes. These specials are available until 17 March 2021 while stocks last, so hurry! Keep an eye out on their specials page for more amazing gardening offers.

There's a Gourmet Market

Have a love for all things deli? Then make sure you pop in at the Gourmet Market to pick up a few delights to take home with you. This is a one-stop gourmet spot that offers visitors and foodies only the best in locally-produced items, such as oils and vinegar, bread, cheese, pestos, organic veggies, free-range eggs, olives, nuts, reductions, the works! There are also a few treats to nibble on along the way. When you visit, be sure to take a look to see if they're open and offering some delicious goods! The gourmet market is well worth the visit if you're looking to delight the tastebuds.

Lifestyle

Two Words... West Pack!

On the other side of the indoor gardening and hardware tools and accessories is West Pack Lifestyle! This is the place to be if you are looking to stock up on tupperware, storage containers, lunch boxes, recycle bins and refuse bags, pet cushions and transporters, glassware, kids toys - the list goes on and on. Basically, you can get everything storage and plastic wise (reusable, of course) here, all under one roof. But a fair warning, you'll spend most of your afternoon strolling down the aisles, there's just so much to see!

There's An Art Gallery Too

After sorting out all your garden needs and enjoying an afternoon tea at the Silver Birch Restaurant, why not take a stroll through the Lifestyle Art Gallery and suss out some stunning pieces of art created by talented local artists? It's the perfect spot if you're looking to find that unique piece to bring life to your home or simply for a little creative inspiration. There's everything from landscapes and florals to portraits, abstract and still life artworks.

Lifestyle

For More Information

For more information about Lifestyle Home Garden Centre, visit their website at lifestyle.co.za.

You can also contact them on [email protected] or 011 792 5616.

Don't forget to give them a follow on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest news, specials and events.

Get Into The Festive Spirit At The CPS Warehouse!

Since Christmas is just a few short weeks away, it’s time to make your space or event as festive and jolly as possible with plenty of tinsel, baubles, Christmas lights and more. And for all of your décor needs, you just need to head to Northlands Deco Park and visit The CPS Warehouse. This is a seasonal décor and decorative lighting store, founded in 2008, offering the largest collection of Christmas décor in South Africa.

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Their extensive range of Christmas décor and lighting items include:

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Visiting the showroom and retail store is always an enjoyable, inspiring experience – you will be blown away by the festive atmosphere and beautifully decorated displays, perfect if you’re looking for some creative ideas to add to your décor setup. Since Christmas is practically here, they’ve extended their trading hours as follows: Monday to Saturday from 09:00 – 17:00 and Sunday from 09:00 – 13:00.

If you prefer to shop from the comfort of your own home, their fully functional e-commerce website offers the full range of products available in their showroom. Visit www.thecpswarehouse.co.za to take a gander at what they have on offer and fill your cart.

There’s currently an exciting online delivery promotion: A flat delivery fee of just R100 and FREE delivery for orders over R2 000.

CPS Warehouse Xmas

For More Information

For more information about The CPS Warehouse and have they have to offer, visit their website and online store at www.thecpswarehouse.co.za.

You can also contact them on 011 704 7006 and [email protected].

You can find their retailstore and showroom at Northlands Deco Park, Newmarket Road, Northriding, Johannesburg.

Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook and Instagram for plenty of inspiration, deals, specials and news.

CPS Warehouse

Don't Miss Their Black Friday Promotion!

Versus Paint cares about the environment and making your home and office environment a trendier place to be, which is why they are offering an incredible deal during November for Black Friday.

For every two 5L tins of Versus paint purchased online, they will include a FREE Hamilton’s Brushware Eco Trayset to ensure you get that perfect finish on every surface!

Order online at www.versuslifestyle.com.

Ts & Cs apply. Offer ends 30 November 2020. Only one offer per customer. 

The Hamilton’s Eco Trayset will be sent automatically with your online order.

Versus Paint

About Versus Paint

Versus Paint is a proudly South African Specialist Paint Applicator and Manufacturer of Exclusive Wall Coatings that is celebrating their 20-year anniversary this year. Having originated in Europe, all Versus Paint wall coatings are now manufactured in South Africa from local materials.

The brand is synonymous with quality and luxury and they are committed to providing each client with tailor-made and comprehensive services to ensure the complete perfection of your home, office, corporation, or empire. Their objective is to provide the industry with exclusive materials, expertise and exceptional service in the painting and wall coating industry. Ranging from striking exterior wall paint colours to sophisticated interior paint colours and textured coatings, there's something for everyone.

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They're Also Eco-Friendly!

With the current emphasis on the environment and eco-friendly living, Versus Paint offers an environmentally-friendly alternative to normal paints that ensures complete protection for any surface application.

Their eco-friendly paint alternatives known as the Paints with a Purpose range includes Anti-Mosquito Paint, Eco-Bebe Paint (ideal for baby’s room) and Anti-Bacterial Paint. Their high-quality coatings have also been formulated to decrease the amount of damage inflicted on the environment. The secret behind this formulation is the low volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which makes them very eco-friendly yet durable and cost-effective compared to other conventional paints.

Since their paints are acrylic-based, they can be matched to any colour and are available in any decorative wall-finish colour or texture of your choice. Their high-tech wall coatings are maintenance-free; able to withstand ageing; pollution and extreme temperature variations; are water and UV resistant; and retain their elasticity – all features which enable Versus Paint to offer a 10-year guarantee on its products.

Versus Paint

For More Information

Versus Paint is a proud sponsor of Decorex Africa.

Available at Versus Paint Direct Wynberg, Leroy Merlin stores and online.

For more information and their products, visit versuslifestyle.com.

You can also contact them on [email protected] or call 011 885 3136.

Follow them on their social media pages – Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube – for inspirational spaces and the latest colour trends with their Versus Colour of the Month.

Hello Pretty is a unique online market offering original and authentic products from over 1 800 individual designers. Here artists, craftspeople and designers can share their work and sell their goods to potential buyers from across the country. In this way, Hello Pretty benefits small local businesses. To date, the initiative has fed over R8-million into the South African economy through its website. In these tough economic times, this is no small change. You can help grow this amount by purchasing your winter essentials from any one of Hello Pretty's traders.

Because e-commerce is permitted under level 3 lockdown, Hello Pretty is back up and running, full steam ahead. To ensure that your order is delivered in a timely manner and in perfect condition, you will be put in contact with the seller directly. So as the cold weather rolls in, take a peek at Hello Pretty's online offerings. They have everything from clothing, to home decor, jewellery and kids toys. Here are our top picks from their current collections:

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Clothing

Now, we all know just how unpredictable Joburg winter weather can be. While it may feel below freezing before the sun rises, by midday we are rolling up our sleeves to catch a breeze. The solution - layer up! Hello Pretty is your one-stop shop for great T-shirts this winter. Their traders sell everything from graphic tees to hand-knitted tops and shawls. Our favourite is this pretty floral tee with peek-a-boo back from Dandelion Fashion. It's the perfect slash of colour for those dreary winter days. Get it now before it's sold out!

Jewellery & Accessories 

Father's Day is just around the corner. Get ahead of the game by checking out Hello Pretty's range of men's accessories. Dad's are easy enough to shop for, right? All they really want is to be left in peace on their special day anyway. Get your dad something that says 'I love you, Dad', without being overstated, like this Wrap Around Watch from Bamboo Revolution. Or, gift him with a leather belt sold by Wanderer Handcrafted Leather. This is the kind of gift that will last him a good long while, so it's worth the investment.

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Original Wrap Around Watch sold by Bamboo Revolution on Hello Pretty

Home & Decor

Does your home decor need sprucing up? Give your living space an update before winter hits. It could be just what you need to beat the winter blues. Thankfully, many of Hello Pretty's skilled marketers specialise in furniture, decor and even fine art. We simply adore this dark oak coffee table by Kurve Designs. With its industrial powder coated steel frame and unique rectangular shape, this table is ideal for a trendy Joburg loft apartment space. You can custom order your table from Kurve Designs to suit the dimensions of your living space, too.

Food & Drink

Winter is the season for warming teas, rich coffees and sweet treats. Hello Pretty's sellers have just what you need to help you get through the cold. Tea lovers, check out the Lady of the Herbs range of calming teas. They offer a tea to wake you up, a tea to put you into a restful sleep and a tea to soothe aches and pains. Sounds like a comprehensive winter survival kit, if you ask us.

How did you cope without alcohol for those two months in lockdown? Celebrate your new found freedom with a few custom tipples from Hello Pretty's drinks store. Whether you're a gin gal, wine connoisseur or whisky sipper, there should be something to help you get the party started here. We would personally go for the Unibox Gin Box - which comes complete with an unbreakable stemless wine/gin glass, tonic syrups and a bottle of premium gin. Bottoms up!

GIN BOX sold by UNIBOX on Hello Pretty.

For More Information

To browse Hello Pretty's full collection of clothing, accessories, home decor, art, furniture, toys and health and beauty products, click here. Also, follow and like them on social media to stay up to date with their latest specials and winter must-haves:

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Contact them via email at [email protected] for queries and support.

By Tarryn Jameson

As we progress through lockdown level 4 and hopefully get downgraded to lockdown level 3 by 01 June 2020, Killarney Mall's stores are reopening to resume trading and supplying their customers with everything they need during the lockdown period. To find out which stores are open and operating and their trading hours, keep reading to find out more.

Click here to find more malls in Joburg who are open and operating during the lockdown.

Safety Precautions In Place at Killarney Mall

Killarney Mall have, where possible, put additional measures in place to enhance cleaning and hygiene protocols within the centre to prevent the further spread of the virus.

The frequency of cleaning the bathrooms and all surfaces in the mall has been increased.

The cleaning team have been issued the necessary equipment.

Soap dispensers in the bathrooms are accessible and available.

Standard personal hygiene and COVID-19 information will be readily available in the mall.

All events and in mall activations have been postponed until further notice.

Hand sanitiser stations will be available at all the mall entrances, as well as at the office tower entrance.

Following these additional safety measures, access to the medical suites from the inside of the mall will be closed. To access the medical suites, use the entrance from the Pick ‘n Pay upper-level parking.

Outside of Killarney Mall entrance to the mall

Image provided by Killarney Mall

Groceries & Services

Restaurants*

*Please note: Ordering from the above restaurants is exclusively via UberEats and MrD apps. 

Fashion

Health, Wellness & Beauty

Homeware & Electronics

Lifestyle

Telecommunications

Bank Services

For More Information

For more information about Killarney Mall, visit killarneymall.co.za.

You can also contact them on 011 646 4657 or [email protected].

Also, follow and like them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up-to-date with the latest news, information, updates, offers and more.

Please note: this list of stores open and operating at Killarney Mall was correct at the time of writing (May 2020). Opening hours and stores operating are subject to change. 

Images provided by Killarney Mall.

HomeStuff

HomeStuff - the home decor store you never knew you needed. We came across it by accident doing Christmas shopping at Stoneridge Centre in Edenvale. While it may not scream international home decor on the outside, this massive store is a treasure trove of all your interior decorating dreams. The best thing about HomeStuff? The prices! You can get yourself Jamie Oliver's Creme Brulee Set, sparkling glass tumblers or a quirky egg boiler at a premium price. Needless to say, this was a stellar find on our part during the hectic Christmas season. We were able to find a gift for almost everyone. But, be warned, you may need to stop for a breather half way through your shop, as the variety of home and decor items can be overwhelming.

HomeStuff

Kitchen

Just imagine all the cooking and baking tools you have ever wanted. They're all here. That's why you should never take a baker to HomeStuff. Despite the reasonable prices, you will leave having broken the bank on whisks, baking trays, baking beans, mixers and cake stands.

Braai masters, you haven't been forgotten. Turn the art of cooking on the fire into a science with a temperature gauge, stainless steel tongs and the perfect knife set. Toss your Greek salad with a salad spinner or a set of designer spoons.

New to the world of cooking? HomeStuff also has a collection of cookbooks to inspire you. From Thai, to Italian and every cuisine in between, there is a cookbook here to help you on your way. HomeStuff is also the ideal place to get a thoughtful and unique house warming gift. Their range of kettles, pots and pans will add a sense of style to any kitchen. Throw in a French press or tea strainer to make your gift the ultimate house warming package.

HomeStuff

Living 

Once you have successfully made your way through the maze of kitchen ware, step into the world of comfortable living. Style your home with classic clocks, designer lighting, fancy mirrors and colourful cushions. There is an entire aisle for photo frames, too. Spruce up your garden or deck with their outdoor decor range. Or, give your bathroom a much-needed makeover - all you need is a few new towels, a handy mirror and pretty soaps (all of which you can get at HomeStuff).

For the bedroom, there are a collection of prints featuring wild animals, iconic pop stars and inspirational quotes. Rugs, pillows and throws add an extra sense of elegance, too. So, pop into HomeStuff (when you have time to spare) and find yourself a few new home comforts.

HomeStuff

Dining

Lastly, invest in your bottom drawer with HomeStuff's glassware, plates, knives and tabletop decor. Transform a dull dining area into a glamorous place to share food with friends, family and that special someone. Start off by choosing your tablecloth and runners, then add some place mats, candles and embellishments. Now, for the utensils. HomeStuff stock some of the best cutlery sets from the world's most well renowned brands. These are investments pieces, so they cost a little extra. But, they will last you a long while, making it well worth your hard earned cash.

HomeStuff's dinnerware sets are exquisite. They range in price and style, offering you choice and variety. Make sure you know exactly what you are looking for before entering the store! People have been known to feel light headed with all the options this store offers. You can also get mugs, bowls, ice cream dishes and ramekins in this aisle. Looks like you may never need to go shopping for dining room essentials again.

For more information

Visit their website for more information - homestuff.co.za.

Details: 011 886 8124 | [email protected] | Facebook

There's A Few Foodie Delights

Whether you're looking for a lovely spot to enjoy some afternoon tea or looking to start off your day with a hearty breakfast, Lifestyle Garden Centre has a few spot to choose from. In the mood for some Moroccan, then be sure to stop by the Moroccan Lifestyle Cafe (the quiches are wonderful, as well as the Lemon Meringue). Want to enjoy the greenery and sunshine? Head to the Silver Birch Restaurant, the perfect spot for breakfast and afternoon tea.

Lifestyle

There's Something For The Kids

This is a great spot to hang out with the family. Not only will you and the kids enjoy a taking a stroll through the Lifestyle Garden Centre admiring the flowers and exploring, but there's also a kiddies play area for the little ones to enjoy. There's fun rides from hopping aboard a little train to rotating swings. And best of all, the play area is closed to the Silver Birch Restaurant, so you can keep an eye on the kids while they blow off some steam. There's also a Reader's Warehouse jam-packed with books for the kids to check out and page through.

Lifestyle

Obviously, Plants for Africa!

Lifestyle Garden Centre offers absolutely everything you need to turn your garden into a blossoming haven! There are plants, absolutely everywhere, from trees and flowers to garden decor, accessories and tools. And if you head into the DIY section indoors, you can get your hands on hardware gadgets from Mica, garden furniture, fertilizer and bone meal, plant pots, pet goodies and much more. It's also a great spot to get some inspiration if you're thinking or redoing your garden.

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Stunning Garden Shows For Inspiration

Speaking of garden inspiration, Lifestyle Garden Centre hosts a number of garden shows for your viewing pleasure throughout the year. At the moment, they have their 2019 Lifestyle Garden Design Show, which is a celebration of French garden influences and French spaces. Be transports to beautiful France while strolling through the various designs that includes 1400's Renaissance styles, modern expression, classical French formal vista, and rooftop apartment chic. This show is on from 16 February - 31 May 2019 and entry is FREE. Click here to find out more about this show.

Lifestyle

Gardening Specials!

During the 2019 Lifestyle Garden Design Show, Lifestyle will also be offering some amazing gardening deals to get your garden spruced up without busting your budget. Take your pick from their Buy 3 Pay 2 items, add some Autumn Colour to your garden, stock up on a few edibles such as herb and vegetable plants, decorate your home with a some house plants or bring your grass back to life with bundles of landscape grasses. These specials are available until 07 May 2019 while stocks last, so hurry!

There's a Gourmet Market

Have a love for all things deli? Then make sure you pop in at the Gourmet Market to pick up a few delights to take home with you. This is a one-stop gourmet  spot that offers visitors and foodies only the best in locally-produced items, such as oils and vinegar, breads, cheese, pestos, organic veggies, free-range eggs, olives, nuts, reductions, the works! There's also a few treats to nibble on along the way.

Lifestyle

Two Words... West Pack!

On the other side of the indoor gardening and hardware tools and accessories is West Pack Lifestyle! This is the place to be if you are looking to stock up on tupperware, storage containers, lunch boxes, recycle bins and refuse bags, pet cushions and transporters, glassware, kids toys - the list goes on and on. Basically, you can get everything storage and plastic wise (reusable, of course) here, all under one roof. But a fair warning, you'll spend most of your afternoon strolling down the aisles, there's just so much to see!

There's An Art Gallery Too

After sorting out all your garden needs and enjoying an afternoon tea at the Silver Birch Restaurant, why not take a stroll through the Lifestyle Art Gallery and suss out some stunning pieces of art created by talented local artists? It's the perfect spot if you're looking to find that unique piece to bring life to your home or simply for a little creative inspiration. There's everything from landscapes and florals to portraits, abstract and still life artworks.

Lifestyle

For More Information

For more information about Lifestyle Garden Centre, visit their website at lifestyle.co.za.

You can also contact them on [email protected] or 011 792 5616.

Don't forget to give them a follow on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest news, specials and events.

Mobelli

As a specialised outdoor living company, Mobelli outdoor furniture supplies the traditional, all-weather engineered furniture suitable for gardens, patios, verandas and pools. They also offer shade parasols, gas heaters, illuminated planters and various accessories that make outdoor patio living a pleasant and unique experience. Although some of their products are imported from arond the world, Mobelli also supports locally produced merchandise. We absolutely love their outdoor lounge suites – spending the day outside has never been so beautiful.

Details: 011 268 6956 / Illovo Square Shopping Centre, 3 Rivonia road, Sandton / http://mobelli.co.za

Patio Warehouse

Patio Warehouse was established in 2005 in Randburg. The store offers a large selection of patio and outdoor furniture and accessories. Whether it's lounge sets, dining sets, gas braais, loungers, cushions, umbrellas, pots or plants, you will be sure to find something to your liking here. Furniture is provided in a wide variety of materials like artificial wicker, cane, aluminium, cast aluminium, wrought iron and wood.

Details: 087 825 1120 / [email protected] / http://www.patiowarehouse.co.za

Sutherlands Home Furnishing

SHF believes that quality, service, heritage and skill should be incorporated in every product that they produce or import. So if you're looking to upgrade your patio, SHF has just the stuff you need. Pick from a range of loungers, outdoor dining sets, couches and more, which come in a variety of finishes and colours.

Details: [email protected] / http://www.shf.co.za/home

Coricraft

Coricraft was established over 20 years ago and has been the easy choice for exceptional value on high quality furniture. From just one store in Cape Town, they have grown to a chain of almost 50 stores in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. With stunning patio chairs, stools, tables and cushions, you can really create the perfect outdoor living area thanks to Coricraft.

Details: https://www.coricraft.co.za

Cane Time

Cane Time stocks everything from outdoor lounger suites and dining suites to accessories and bar chairs. And if you're looking for something super chilled like a beanbag, they have outdoor beanbags too! How amazing?

Details: 129 Fifth Street, Wynberg, Sandton, Johannesburg / 011 786 2323 / [email protected] / http://www.canetime.com

ORA

Established in August 2009 by married couple Glyn and Niels Rudolph, this outdoor boutique specialises in supplying high quality, luxury and international outdoor furniture brands to the South African public.  You'll be spoilt for choice with their different types and styles of outdoor furniture, umbrellas, pergolas, shade sails, planters, outdoor lights and accessories.

Details: 011 023 8098 / [email protected] / http://www.oraoutdoor.com/

Know of other awesome outdoor furnishing stores not mentioned above? Let us know below!

Bonsai Studio

Open on weekends and Friday evenings, Bonsai Studio offers pruning and potting service alongside a curated selection of bonsai plants ready for display and an additional full range of specialist bonsai products. So, if you want to add a little nature to your home or office space, you know where to go for the good stuff.

Threads Project

For handmade, uncomplicated and timeless ceramics, visit Storm in a Teacup. Their products are made on the potter's wheel using a technique that reverts to ancient times. Their ceramics are a reflection of the natural beauty and vibrancy of South Africa. There is no mass production, making the products highly unique, sought-after elements to add to any home.

Storm In A Teacup

For handmade, uncomplicated and timeless ceramics, visit Storm in a Teacup. Their products are made on the potter's wheel using a technique that reverts to ancient times. Their ceramics are a reflection of the natural beauty and vibrancy of South Africa. There is no mass production, making the products highly unique, sought-after elements to add to any home.

Vendange

For stock food, wine, olive oil accessories and many other decor items, visit Vendange. This store is home to the Boutique Vineyards Trudeau cheese and baguette board range, as well as carefully sourced glassware, ceramics, olive oil, Champagne buckets, wooden wine crates, kitchen tables and other products – all of which are useful for entertaining.

Mr Vinyl

Founded in 2013, Mr Vinyl is the brainchild of Bret Dugmore that began as an obsessive hobby and soon became a business. Experience this world-class walk-in record store only at 44 Stanley. You can look forward to thousands of records, both new and pre-owned from all genres including jazz, blues, heavy metal and rock n roll. Open seven days a week and almost all public holidays, every day is a good day to jam to some good ol' music.

Love Jozi

If you are utterly in love with Joburg and want all elements of it in your home or office, the best place to start collecting the best design and decor items to add to your space is at Love Jozi. Although this company is originally a T-shirt company, their decor items are definitely worth investing in. From coffee mugs to key racks, fill your interiors with your love of Joburg.

L'Elephant Terrible

Feel like escaping to a charming and old-fashioned bookshop filled with an excellent selection of both fiction and non-fiction books? There's no better place to lose yourself in than L'Elephant Terrible. Get in touch with them on +27 11 482 1871.

Mungo Design

Mungo Design has been creating unique textiles since 1998. The company has a phenomenal ability to create quality fabrics from the design phase to the final product. They stock a wide range of homeware products, which are individually woven from natural fibres on antique and repurposed looms at their mill in Plettenberg Bay. Mungo's innovative themes and fresh contemporary design, alongside the sustainability and transparency that underpins all their processes, set them apart.

Lucky Fish

Lucky Fish was established in 2003 by Lulu Baily. She stocks and imports from specialised and rare artisans in India. The store's interior is charmingly laid out and filled with antique Colonial pieces, solid reproduction furniture, refined block-print quilts and clothing. So, if you're keen to feast your eyes and shop for beautiful and unique things, Lucky Fish is the place to go.

The Atelier

If you're looking for a small selection of adult and children books, a framing studio that specialises in archival framing and a printing studio for antique printing press all-in-one, look no further than The Atelier. The company focuses on frames, artworks and books. Artworks include a selection of limited-edition prints from The Artists' Press as well as original work by Chloë Reid and Fiona Pole. For added value, they also offer a hanging and advisory service.

 

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Eurolux

With its finger on the pulse of international innovation and style, Eurolux has been a trendsetter in the lighting industry since 1991. This locally grown company always seeks to bring the latest quality designs to the South African consumer; Eurolux understands that the lighting you select makes a statement about you and your style. So if your statement is a grand light fitting, then visit their lifestyle showroom and you're well on your way to picking the boldest one suitable for your needs.

Details: 10 Milkyway Avenue, Linbro Business Park, Sandton / 011 608 2970 / [email protected]

Top Image Lighting

For rustic light fittings for your fabulous indoors or your nature-filled outdoors, Top Image Lighting is the place to go. They offer handmade and hand-forged light fixtures that can accommodate any project of any style, such as chandeliers and matching wall lights, table and standing lamps, outdoor lanterns and poly sphere light fittings. We absolutely love the Adar Round 1LT Hanging – it's so different and alluring.

Details: No 55 5th Street, Wynberg, Johannesburg / 011 440 6328 / [email protected]

Streamlight

If you're looking for bespoke lighting solutions with great designs for both outdoor and indoor, then Streamlight ought to be your first stop. This lighting company was established in 1995 with the intention of delivering creative and efficient lighting solutions to projects and transforming anonymous spaces into functional areas with the desired atmosphere. Customers are guaranteed to receive excellent service and professional advice. Streamlight also has stunning showrooms displaying the latest local and imported lighting ranges.

Details: 14 Kramer Road, Kramerville, Johannesburg/ 011 262 2817 / 9/ [email protected]

The Light Shed

Do you often find yourself in stores such as Ambiente Luce, Morgan & Associates, Sky Fans – Bespoke Paddle Fans, and Victorian Bathrooms? If yes, then you'll be happy to hear that all their lighting products can be found at their main distributor, The Light Shed. Conveniently located in Craighall Park, your ideal light fittings are just a mere drive away. Here you will find stunning light fixtures, which not only offer great functionality but also aesthetically pleasing design. Your lights will be the talk of any event hosted in your home or office.

Details: Corner Westminster Drive & Portland Avenue, Craighall, Johannesburg / 011 325 6093 / [email protected]

UNIQ Lights & Home

Remember the last time you where in that fabulous hotel with the stunning light fixtures, or when you caught yourself staring at a beautiful light fitting from your favourite boutique store? Chances are those outstanding lights were supplied by UNIQ Lights & Home. So, if your dream house looks a lot like something out of a home magazine, then you probably want to source your picks of unique fittings from this store's exclusively designed, handmade and high-quality products.

Details: 69 Kramer Road, Kramerville, Sandton / 011 262 2779 / [email protected]

 

Know of other stores with bold light fixtures not mentioned above? Let us know below!

Big Screen Television 

Every man cave needs a big screen TV. How else are you going to watch your favourite sporting games when your kids want to watch cartoons and your wife wants to catch her series? Let’s face it, even if your family loves sports as much as you do, it’s essential to pimp out your man cave with a snazzy flat screen. Nowadays, you can get all sorts of beautifully manufactured high-definition TVs that will have you feeling like you’re right there in the thick of the action, supporting your favourite team. We love the options from Incredible Connection.

Sound System

One does not simply buy any speakers for a man cave – you need an appropriately kitted-out sound system to complement everything else in your sanctuary. As we love good quality, we rate Bose is the way to go. The sound is perfect for jamming with your buddies, gaming with your geek community and watching that epic war movie. Check out Sound Systems C.C. for all the great options you can invest in.

Computer

In the age of technology, it’s pretty obvious that you need a computer. The question, however, is: which computer will best suit your needs? If you are a hectic gamer, your requirements will differ from those of a major series streamer. If you want mobility, then getting a laptop is more ideal than buying a desktop. For help on getting the best machine to suit your needs, The PC Shop is the place to go.

Fast Internet

Whether you’re a media streamer or community gamer, having fast internet is almost as important as having food. No, really – there’s no time for slow internet in a man cave, especially in this day and age. The only option is to hook yourself up with fibre, but you must check if it’s available in your area before you can get connected to internet so fast it will have the next page loaded and ready within half a blink. Have a look Telkom, Afrihost and Vuma for their fibre internet deals.

Pool Table

A pool table is a classic piece to add to your man cave; it’s basically a staple.

Sleeper Couch

What’s a man cave without a sleeper couch? They’re perfect for lounging on or for when boys’ night gets a little too crazy that your bedroom just seems too far away... But don’t just buy any old sleeper couch, add some style and function to the room with awesome SNooZAs, which double as ottomans. We love the black canvas, cause black goes with everything.

Bar Refrigerator

A bar fridge is a must to ensure that all your beverages – beers, ciders and whatever else you and your mates love to drink – are chilled to perfection. We love the options from Miele – they have everything from single and double-door fridges to wine units and freezers.

Collectibles

Everyone has that one quirky thing they’re into. Be it records, comics or action figures, the perfect place to display them is in your man cave. Get yourself a display case or cabinet to show off your collectibles. Clear Design has some fantastic display cases on offer. They don’t need to be fitted to the wall, so if you ever move, your collectibles can go with you to be shown off in your next man cave.

Did we miss a man cave essential above? Let us know below!

Old Tyres

Wheels make for fun DIY projects because you can really get creative with them. We particularly love revamping wheels into sitting stools, chairs or side or coffee tables. Find all the tools you need, plus a few extra products, to revamp your wheels into furniture from Builders Warehouse.

Car Fronts

If there's an old car wasting away in your backyard, think about turning it into a large television stand or couch before taking it to the scrapyard. Sounds radical, we know! Below are some of the examples we found on Pinterest and absolutely love. In the creative world, nothing is junk - everything can be turned in something functional and fabulous.

Gears

So after you have repurposed your car front, body and wheels, what happens to the gears? Don't despair, we have a new function for them too. Try turning the gears into lamps. How fantastically retro does that sound? You can get you lampshades to complete the job from Glo Lighting.

Tyre Rims

Let's not forget about the rims, which can be turned into a table, shelf or even a hosepipe holder! Sounds rad, doesn't it? Check out these awesome revamps below.

Got more ideas on how to revamp your car parts into furniture? Let us know below!

SHF

SHF offers beautiful, on-trend furniture and decor at incredibly reasonable prices, which is why we love their stores. From turquoise velvet trunks to floral armchairs, the 'Living' section includes seating, storage and ottomans, while 'Dining' has the biggest range of show-stopping tables and dining chairs, as well as sideboards and chic bar stools. Then there's the 'Bedroom' section with headboards and side tables in every shape, size and material, and 'Outdoor' furniture so sophisticated you'll feel like you've stepped into someone's penthouse balcony.

Exquisite Cuts

Fabric, fabric, fabric! As Exquisite Cuts says: We scour every corner of the fabric world to bring you the latest and greatest trends, colours, textures and designs. So, if you're looking for that stand-out piece of material for your ottoman, scatter cushions, curtains or tablecloth, this is the place to find it. Oh, and they have tables of fabric laid out so you can feel them as well as admire. Bliss.

Forest Collection

These wood furniture experts offer bespoke designs for everything from wine cellars to beds, desks and libraries. Whatever you need built into your home, they can make it. And whatever made-to-fit furniture you need, they can do that too. They also create one-of-a-kind furniture pieces out of the roots of mighty trees. Pay them a visit to chat about your needs.

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Design & Decor Lab

If you’ve reached that stage where your home or office is screaming for an overhaul, enlist the experts from Design & Decor Lab to help you. Not only do they customise the design to suit your lifestyle and taste, they will also make all the furniture, window treatments and anything else needed for the space. The bonus? They offer a one-year warranty on all their items.

JVB

The JVB Furniture Collection has a single-minded goal: to help South Africans create a timeless sense of occasion in their day-to-day living. Their pieces are striking and modern; easy to picture in a Maboneng loft or Sandhurst mansion. Think gorgeous stainless steel coupled with mustard velvets; upholstery in hues of greys and champagnes and cabinets made from wood. They also offer Interior Design Services, so give them a call if you're needing a home overhaul.

Icons

You've not experienced amazing sound and tech until you've paid Icons a visit in Kramerville. It's more than a music and audio store, it's an experience complete with a top notch kitchen staffed with people obsessed with pushing culinary boundaries. We highly recommend that you swing by Icons and experience it for yourself. To boot, Icon also hosts a wide variety of events: from cooking classes to movie nights, there truly is something for everyone. You can find them at Unit 4, Design on Appel, Appel Road Kramerville, Sandton, Gauteng.

Halogen

Halogen International stocks and distributes local and international fabrics and wall coverings from over 30 of the world's most exclusive fabric houses, and they offer a range of over 200 hand-selected local fabrics to choose from. You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to fabric choice – woven, quilted, kelim, velvet, linen – and pattern. Go find something special.

Tonic Design

Minimalistic designs have been making a strong stand in the design world. If you like neat, simple and classy, then Tonic Design is the place to go. We particularly love the Nova bed design – its clean lines will look good in any modern bedroom.

Amatuli

For artistic pieces, treasures with a rustic look or Africa inspired pieces, Amatuli is the place to go. We adore the African face mask display sets and the black and white fine art portraiture by David Ballam.

Living Kitchens – Bulthaup 

Looking for premium and high-end kitchen designers who have worked in southern Africa and beyond? Then look no further than Living Kitchens – Bulthaup. They understand that the kitchen is the heart of any home or, as they would put it, the focal point of your home. Who better to design your kitchen than them? Check out their showroom for inspiration.

Classic Bond Decor

Looking for elegant decor items that wont break the bank? Then we recommend you head to Classic Bond Decor. This classic Le Med mini chaise is just the piece for a cosy reading corner, while the contemporary white painted server will look elegant in any dining room.

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Dejan Custom Furniture

Dejan Custom Furniture prides itself in designing quality and stylish bespoke furniture for its niche clientele. We absolutely adore the circle mirrors in their accessories section. Have a look and be dazzled.

Dreamweaver Studios

Are you more of a wallpaper than paint person? Then Dreamweaver is the place to go. It's a designer's little haven as they offer both wallpaper and remarkable fabrics. Best still, if you need more time to ponder and decide what you like, they have sample books available.

Eurocasa

If you've always had a thing for Italian design, Eurocasa should be your first stop the next time you're in Kramerville. Have a look at their gallery for stunning room sets, including kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms.

Have we missed your favourite design and decor store? Let us know below!

Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

Pool Table

Whether it's in a bar, restaurant or home, a pool table is always a great conversation starter and ice-breaker. And despite the skill level of the people involved, everyone wants to get involved in the game. It's also a good way to create healthy competition among friends or family. So if you're thinking of investing in one, try Unions Billiards for some great options. If you're more a snooker table type of person, they have that too.

Poker Table

Looking for a poker table or a poker set to introduce some fun gaming in your home? Whether it's boys' or girls' night, it's definitely thrilling when poker is added to the mix. You could make the night extra exciting with some craft beers and popcorn. Or why not go all fancy with it and make some cocktails and canapés to sprinkle class on your game night? Buy your poker table and set from SA Poker Shop and get your poker face ready...

Cocktail Set

Speaking of cocktails, if you have a bar in your home you definitely need to have a cocktail set in there somewhere. You might not be a mixologist, but dazzle your home bar with the right equipment. Or invite some friends over and one of them ought to know how to mix up a drink or two. For some great cocktail shakers, strainers and sets, have a look at Banks Kitchen Boutique.

Chessboard

If games like chess appeal to you way more than any other, then you probably already know that you can buy yourself a mega chessboard for your garden or entertainment room. From chess books to boards and pieces,all your chess needs are met at House Of Chess, and they will deliver straight to your home.

Foosball Table

Loved mostly by high school boys, foosball is the ideal way to entertain the guys for a birthday party. Some girls are into it too, so don't hold back if you're planning a rad bash at your house. Best part about this game is that if aren't able to buy one from Makro, you can always hire one from Fun-Fx. And if you want to add some variety to the shindig, hire out the table tennis game as well.

Pinball Machine

Pinball machines are fast becoming a collator's item. With prices on the rise, no matter how awesome your entertainment room might be, buying one might be a out of your budget. However, the good news is you can also hire out these machines from Pinball Machine Rental. They deliver to most places in the country, so your location won't hinder you from having some old-school fun.

Jukebox

Host a throwback party and hire out a jukebox for the night. The bonus? If you want to listen to the golden oldies or the current hits playing from retro machine, both needs will be met. Check out Jukes for some rad options on which jukebox to hire.

Fingerboard

Speaking of throwbacks, why not take it back to the days when fingerboard was the talk of the town? Its not just a fun game for all, but its quite affordable to buy from Sportsmans Warehouse. If you're a teen, this is an awesome game to play with your parents to have them feeling young again. It's the perfect way to merge two generations with entertainment in your humble abode.

Board Games

These is a favourite among most families and friends. It can get pretty competitive with games like 30 Seconds or Scrabble, but it's probably one of the best ways to create a bond and have a blast in the comfort of your own home. You can buy your board games from takealot.com, CNA or Toy R Us.

Vegas Nights

If you want to go all out Vegas style, then just give Vegas Nights a call. If the kids have gone to their grandparents' house and you're wanting to throw a party with friends, or you're looking for an idea for a bachelor's / bachelorette's, then organise a Vegas-themed party. This is the perfect way to unwind with your friends and indulge in pure fun!

Know of other ways to create entertainment at home? Let us know below!

Woolworths’ newest eco-chic outlet that opened in late April, offers a glimpse into Woolies’ stylish approach to sustainability and its innovative re-definition of the store.

Food That Cares

In addition to a new look – the Woolies food store comes complete with a chocolate hub, fish market and butchery, and an in-house roastery within WCafe – the Woolworths Mall of Africa store is deliberately moving towards creating a more “deli-type shopping environment”. In keeping with the pillars of Woolworths’ Good Business Journey, the store has been designed to lessen the environmental impact of the “super-regional mall” through sustainability measures that include using waste heat from the refrigeration units to heat the store, as well as an array of energy-efficient lighting equipment and water-saving measures.

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Fashion That Cares

Shoppers can now browse through dedicated (and bigger) footwear and fashion departments, offering ranges from Studio.W, RE:, David Jones Collection and JT One, as well as Australian premium brands Country Road, Trenery, MIMCO and Witchery – all of which have standalone stores in-house. FoxBox express manicures and EyeCandy eyebrow threading offers a convenient stop within the glittering new beauty department, which overlooks a large dramatic atrium.

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For More Information

For more information about Woolies Mall of Africa, call Mall of Africa directly on (010) 596 1470. Or, visit the Woolworths website at www.woolworths.co.za.

Also, check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest.

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The Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo Returns!

We live in a world that is better connected than ever before. People are longing to feel like they belong, that their voice is heard and that they fill a significant space in the world.

This February, the Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo returns to the Ticketpro Dome, connecting visitors with the products and services that help them own their space. With this in mind, this year's theme is InHabit, which is all about improving the way people live in their homes and how they connect with everything around them. This includes environmental sustainability, story sharing, supporting local businesses and being better informed about product origins.

HOMEMAKERS Expo at Ticketpro Dome shopping stalls

The 2020 Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo will once again give visitors the chance to see, touch, feel and compare the latest home products and services. It’s an opportunity to do more than merely occupy a space, it’s about developing a lifestyle where people truly InHabit spaces and boldly connect with those around them.

This Year's Show Features

This is what you can expect to see at the 2020 Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo:

InHabit Workshop

Made possible by Jana Nel Designs, Trouve, Vermont Sales and World of Decorative Concrete.

An expo favourite, the InHabit Workshop will bring a wealth of interesting demonstrations, where craftsmen will show how their products are made and get visitors involved in creating products themselves. Demos include concrete products, clay and ceramic techniques, woodworking (building bat boxes, children’s swings and step ladders), doodling with purpose, dotting paint techniques and chalk painting.

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The Garden Table

Made possible by DIY Garden Designer, Malanseuns, Bark Unlimited Organics, Fern Lily Design & Landscaping and Lighthouse.

The Garden Table is a new feature where visitors will be entertained and educated during a series of food and gardening demonstrations led by celebrity chefs, landscapers and experts, who will use the beautifully landscaped indoor garden as a source of inspiration. Visitors can expect a fun-filled programme that includes demonstrations by Tasha Tollman (DIY Garden Designer), Chef Izelle Hoffman and Sandy Roberts (Margaret Roberts Herbal Centre), to name a few.

Designer Spaces

Be inspired by authentic African design styles. Local interior designers will be given the challenge to create a space that celebrates design from across the continent. In this demo space, visitors will see what the chosen interior designers have created and be able to ask questions on how to incorporate their favourite style into their home.

Young Designers Challenge

Sponsored by Vermont Sales.

The Industrial Design students from the University of Johannesburg will once again take up a special Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Challenge. Visitors to the Young Designers Challenge will be able to see the products that will potentially help them InHabit their spaces in the future.

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The Play(AR) Zone

Brought to you by Tshimologong Makerspace.

Visitors will be immersed in the world of Augmented Reality (AR) when entering the main show arena. In The Play(AR) Zone, visitors will be able to decorate and bring their own interactive AR animal to life in real time and then take them through a fun virtual gaming course or watch as they run, jump and play around the expo. The Play(AR) Zone will also combine the old and new with a giant interactive virtual reality kaleidoscope.

Truly Artisan

Truly Artisan is a must for visitors looking to add the latest, custom-made products to their home. It’s a treasure trove of artworks, cutting edge furniture and lighting designs, collector’s items, handcrafted decor pieces and natural products.

D’Vine Life

Indulge in something different at D’Vine Life. Snack or lunchtime, this foodie haven will have visitors spoiled for choice. Options include everything from gourmet sushi, towering burgers and homemade curries to biltong, cakes and ice-cream.

When Is It?

Thursday, 27 February 2020 – Sunday, 01 March 2020. Show times are as follows:

Where Is It?

Ticketpro Dome, Northumberland Road and Olievenhout Avenue, Northriding, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R100 per adult, R50 per pensioner, R20 for scholars and children under 12 get in for FREE. Tickets available on Quicket.co.za.

For More Information

For more information about the expo, visit www.homemakersonline.co.za or call 0861 114 663.

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more on the latest news, updates and offers.

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A Knife Set

Whether you choose a steak, cheese or chopping set, you can't go wrong with a knife set. Just make sure you get a good quality set that will last for years, such as the Royalty Line 8-Piece Stainless Steel Knife Set at Takealot.com. With a non-stick coating, sharp blades, anti-bacterial, ergonomic soft touch handles and acrylic stand, this is a gift anyone can appreciate.

A Water Jug

No one quite thinks of buying water jugs as gifts, but they’re something every homeowner needs. A great jug is a must for when the newlyweds have guests over, especially on those boiling hot summer days when they’ll need cool water at hand. The water jugs on offer at Carrol Boyes are not only useful, but stylish and unique too.

A Cheeseboard

Everyone loves cheese, right? Of course they do! And, needless to say, all cheese lovers need to have a cheeseboard lying around somewhere. Plus, it’ll give the couple an excuse to host a cheese and wine evening. Get a Personalised Couples Cheeseboard from Netflorist for an extra special gift.

A Recipe Book

One can never have too many recipe books. So, why not gift the couple with a great book full of favourite recipes? If you know what kinds of food they like, you can be specific to that food group. But, if you’re not entirely sure of their eating habits, perhaps a general recipe book is your safest bet. We recommend Cook and Enjoy, this is a great tool for those new to cooking.

A Vase

Everyone loves getting flowers. What sucks is when you get flowers but have nowhere to put them. No, you can’t get away with leaving them in the sink for a week, pretending you put them in an old paint bucket because it looks cool or just letting them die a slow, painful death by not putting them in anything at all. So, why not get a sturdy vase for the couple?

A Nutribullet

This is a kitchen product that everyone should own. It’s not quite a blender, but a food extractor that really gets all the nutrients out of the ingredients you put into it. You may want to get a few friends to chip in for this gift as it can be pricey. You can find the 600W High Speed Nutribullet in a range of different colours at Yuppiechef.

A Tablecloth

A tablecloth can really bring out an extra touch of warmth to a sit-down meal. A fun, colourful tablecloth will bring a burst of brightness to a room, while a monochromatic one will tie things together. If you want to spoil the couple even more, bulk up your gift with some matching placemats, runners and cotton napkins from Woolworths.

Fun Home Décor

Why not let the couple spruce their home up with a bit of fun, quirky décor? This gift will work best for couples who just so happen to be more on the artsy side of life - how about some fun bunting or a cute throw cushion? Get them a gift voucher at Zana Products and let them choose their own unique pieces. Or, get them a DIY kit so they can make their own.

A Set Of Mugs

Who wouldn’t want a nice set of mugs for their morning coffee? Good quality, long-lasting mugs make for a great gift, whether or not your engaged friends or family like tea – they’re bound to have guests over who do! Le Crueset's stoneware mugs are available in a wide variety of colours and styles, perfect for any couple's tastes.

A Nespresso Machine

If you’re feeling extra generous and you know your soon-to-be-married friends or family members love their coffee, a Nespresso will have them smiling from ear to ear. With a wide range of flavours, their mornings, afternoons and evenings will be forever changed. And, you can stop by whenever for a perfectly brewed cup of coffee, it's a win-win.

Mark Valentine of Amatuli Artefacts has it tough. When I asked him what his business focus was he answered simply, “I’m a collector, and I’ve turned my hobby into my business.” He started some 20 years ago and has developed his passion from acquiring African artworks to collecting from all over the world. This means that he travels extensively, and he will shortly be leaving for a trip into outer Mongolia. He keeps extending his boundaries in search of the original and the unusual, and avoids Trade Fairs because “then you end up with the same things as everyone else!”

He has recently moved his business premises from Bramley to Kramerville, where he has two large showrooms fronting a spacious warehouse. I picked my way between and over a vast collection of different items that included carved giraffes, crocodiles and fish, wall hangings, grass baskets, unique and attractive benches, arrows, spears and knobkerries, carved figures and masks, horns and wooden antelope heads, large mirrors, wooden flasks and casks, jewellery, beadwork, pictures and a whole lot more. One of my favourites was the dugout canoes which fascinated me. I wondered what my family would say if they found one in the pool, filled with lush green plants shading some drinks and snacks!

Mark says that their business is split almost half and half between local and international outlets, with a small percentage of individual buyers. They send out between 200 and 300 items every day and their business has continued to flourish recently despite the general economic downturn.

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What appealed to me so much was that I was not looking at curios that were mass produced in a factory somewhere for the tourist trade. Many of the items that I studied seemed to bear the imprint of the person who made them. They told a story of culture, beliefs, craftsmanship or rugged usefulness. There was something of life about many of them, a life that involved individuals with their hopes and fears, pains and joys. Spears were for hunting or defence, not for show, and on some the rough shafts bore the stains of use. Arrows looked as if they had known flight and impact. Small figures had a symbolic meaning. Heavy, carved round stones were for protecting the grain bins, and small pipes were for smoking. Behind each was a person, many knowing poverty and hardship, who were making their own way along the journey of life. I would never meet them, but a part of their life had impacted mine and needed to be respected.

If you are interested in history, people, Africa and unusual crafts and items you will take pleasure in wandering round. And if you are fortunate enough to find Mark there you will enjoy talking to him and hearing some of his stories. For those looking for something different to put in their homes or offices, something that has a story behind it, you might well find it here.

Keep your eyes on Kramerville. Mark tells me that a local version of 44 Stanley Road is being planned!

Some things only empty the wallet – others extend the mind and spirit.