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summer edition

interior photography

145 Sir Lowry Rd,

DĂŠcor design / art lifestyle

Woodstock, CT

Where modern style meets timeless craft

About the


Julia Child has this to say about cooking:

“This is my advice to people: Learn how to cook, try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!” Here at The Palms we’d like to suggest that before you can think about cooking, and thus by implication having fun, you need to think about your kitchen. And if you’re thinking about your kitchen, or any room in the house for that matter, you can’t afford not to visit The Palms this summer. It’s with good reason that The Palms is regarded as the one-stop destination for décor and design shopping. While you’re here, don’t forget to treat yourself to a meal, have your family’s portrait taken or even book your next vacation!

find us here

Centre Management E-mail: Website:

Tel: 021 462 0394

office tenants

​​​145 Sir Lowry Road​, Woodstock, Cape Town​ ​​​

SHOPPING HOURS​: ​Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm​ ​​Saturday: 9am - 2pm​​ Sundays & Public Holidays: 9am - 1pm (optional trading – phone to confirm)

STORES Telephone Numbers Coricraft 021 468 4180 A I Mulholland Interiors 021 461 0591 Bartlett & Dunster Fabrics 021 462 3556 Beds Direct 021 462 5525 Big Heart Company 021 801 2253 Byblos Trading 021 461 2612 Diederick Faber Art Investments 021 461 1344 Five5 083 326 5457 Final Touches Bathroom Décor 021 462 2546 Forest Flooring 021 461 1530 / 021 462 3565 Gonsenhausers 021 462 4819/20 In House Furniture 021 465 7080 Maxim Décor & Lighting 021 465 6943 Midas Paints 021 461 8324 Milk & Honey (Opening Soon) New Age Portraits 021 461 6810 On Site Gallery 021 462 3358 Peter Osborn At Home 021 461 0623 Pier Rabe Eclectic 021 461 1322 FOOD we Love 060 650 5479 Riot Beer 071 133 9081 / 076 657 1745 Rococoa Restaurant 021 461 2301 Rufaro 021 462 7022 SMAC Art Gallery 021 422 5100 / 082 901 5053 The Vintage Lamp Shop 084 592 4357 Tripos Travel 021 462 6104 Siyabonga Ceramics 021 461 1340 U & G Fabrics 021 462 5898 Van den Bergh’s Furniture 021 461 1307 Window Worx 021 462 7273

Newmarket street

About Space Architects

021 461 1108

Annenberg Real Estate

021 465 7780

Ariya Projects

021 462 6047

Bam Architects

021 465 6007

Blend Property Management

021 464 8800

Boutique Wines

082 964 0717

BTSI Com Holdings

072 555 6066

Debt Savers 021 012 5065 Dental World

021 461 4857

Design Tact Branding

021 462 7352

Digital Media

021 461 8790

Eighty 20

021 460 0440

Forefront Systems

086 1106 450

FP&M Seta 021 462 0057 Gottalotaluv 021 462 6619

Baron str

Selwyn str

Brooks str Parking Entrance

Green Planet Architects

021 461 9227

Ground D Studios

021 462 6489

Ground Pepper

021 461 2084

Hearty Foods

021 462 5909

Ilan Life (Pty) Ltd

072 853 5760

Inside Out Bags

072 853 5760

Interior Design & Carpentry

082 395 3613

Jan Desseyn Architects

021 462 6017

Jacoba Clothing

021 461 1913

JP Inc Communicatikons

021 461 1546

Louis Karol Architects

021 462 4500

Love Milo 021 462 7551


Sir Lowry

Luminos Blinds

021 461 2057

My Little Lamb

021 554 3648

Paul Coxon & Associates

021 462 3630

Plastics Soldiers

021 461 9636

Richard Perfect Architects

021 462 1333

Something Creative

072 987 5373

Searle street

Soffiettie Studio Di Architettura Sportsmax 082 567 8737 Svenmill 021 462 2659 Sylvano Interiors

082 783 0517

Target Projects

012 461 0077

The Greenhouse Marketing Solutions

021 461 1433

Truth Marketing and Leadership Solutions

021 461 4609

Unique Destinations

021 462 7032

Wall Coverings

021 465 6547

Unique in all respects

Impress by decorating your home with unique décor products from The Palms stores; some made to order and many the result of the skill and talent of local craftsmen and women. The Palms in Woodstock remains the décor and design mecca in Cape Town. Shops offer antiques, contemporary décor and furniture, fabrics or that special art piece to complete the picture. Art and art galleries at The Palms are a soul-enriching experience not to be missed. A visit to The Palms in Woodstock is more than just a shopping trip; it’s an experience… and parking is convenient and ample! The Palms offers a number of options for you to enjoy a lovely breakfast, lunch or light snack, and drinks of all descriptions at one of our fantastic coffee shops or restaurant.

The Palms proudly in limelight

The Palms was recently selected to be the ideal venue for shooting the media 24 TV programme Stylstryd now showing on DSTV channel 147. Articles were selected from Palms stores by the producers – view behind the scenes images on the back page of this issue of Palms Chronicle.

Cinema at The Palms

The Palms’ first Cinema at The Palms was fun for the whole family! Refer to the programme on the back page of this issue.

Artmode at The Palms

Explore a world where art and music come alive at the next edition of ArtMode at The Palms on Saturday 12 December. ArtMode is known as a platform for both up and coming and established creatives to find and lose themselves in a space where nothing else but artistic expression matters. It is also a treasure chest for art collectors to discover new artists.

ArtMode 4th Edition: EAT PAINT LOVE Festival It’s nearly time for the 4th Edition of ARTMode: EAT PAINT LOVE Festival 2015 hosted at The Palms in Woodstock. In addition to some amazing food, music and incredible art installations we’ve also partnered with Hunters Extreme who recently launched NEW Hunters Extreme Bold with Guarana. While we chase the weekends to come, counting down the summer nights keep up to date with ARTMode’s EAT PAINT LOVE Festival details on @ ArtModeMusic We will be running competition giveaways, so keep your ears sharp and maybe you can score a ticket but for tickets, check us out on: ARTMode: Continues to inspire maverick collaborative artistry, going BOLD was the only option. For further information please contact: Andrea Brand 021 487 9207/3

Date: 12 of December 2015. th

Time: 18h00- till late.

Coricraft’s new collection of must-have fabrics South Africans have come to love Coricraft’s extensive collection of locally manufactured stylish designs and customisable colours – and they are set to raise the bar even higher with their recently launched collection of new fabrics. Featuring a mix of bold and narrow stripes and geometrics, as well as a colour palette with brighter blues, daring reds and misty hues, the new range is certain to add a pop of colour and a new dimension to any home. Megan Morgan, furniture buyer for Coricraft explains, “The Fresco range is an update of our current Bohemian range, and the base cloth, Fresco Linen, is made up of 80% cotton and 20% linen. Patters include a plain colour from the Solido range, stripes from our Carnival collection and a decorative quatrefoil pattern called Patron - with a distinctive Moroccan influence.” The Jozi is a durable base cloth that has a soft touch but felt look and is a must for modern couches, with earthy tones in cement, sand and granite. The Greyton is slightly more affordable and durable, as it has a polyester component, but still boasts a great linen look with denim, cherry and pebble colours. The Benmore, with its heavy, thick textured fabrics, gives added dimension to the range.


The finest rugs… and the personal touch

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Gonsenhausers Fine Rugs will host an exclusive summer sale of limited edition rugs at amazing value. Ranging from R1 800 to R2 800 per square meter, these fashionable rugs are available in the latest patterns and colours, perfect to inject some elegance into your home this holiday season. Stock is limited and the sale is too; so be sure to pop in before all these beautiful rugs sell out.

As a third generation rug dealer, Charles Gonsenhauser has had to keep ahead of the pack… and he’s the first to admit that there’s seldom an absence of the sounds of scratching at the door. The local market has seen a sudden influx of large global players all vying for a tiny slice of the local pie. So what’s the secret to Gonsenhausers’ success? Like most thriving businesses, there’s no single factor. Charles attributes it to a combination of things. Relationships are at the heart of this rug business. Relationships built over generations with the world’s best weaving centres for a start, and then a broad spectrum of personalised services for their customers, ranging from decorating advice and rug customisation, to appraisals, cleaning and restoration. The close bond developed with many decorators and designers who have come to trust the fashion-forward, highest quality and great value offering of the Gonsenhausers team bears testimony to power of a Gonsenhauser relationship. Charles often finds himself walking in these designers’ shoes, working closely with creators across the globe but more notably local creatives such as Julia Swanepoel and Peter Gordon. Pick up a Gonsenhauser rug and you’ll echo the sentiment of many – it’s the personal touch from Charles and his team that ensures this family run business offers exactly what people want. Tel: 021 462 4819/20


ikhael Bou Rjeily spills the beans on Byblos The Lebanese city of Byblos is where Mikhael Bou Rjeily, owner of Byblos Trading, began his working life. More importantly, it’s where he discovered his passion for coffee. “In a country whose people have weathered war and destruction, the culture has remained warm and friendly, and lends itself to communal coffee drinking and games of backgammon,” he points out, before going on to suggest that both are vital. To Mikhael, coffee is life, and at Byblos, life is coffee. “We strive to know everything there is about it,” he says, “and it’s why, when you deal with Byblos, you’ll soon appreciate that you’re dealing with

the experts – we’re about unyielding quality backed by years of expertise.” Visitors to their store can order Turkish Coffee and amazing cappuccinos, as well as gourmet syrups, powders, sauces and coffee beans, capsules and freshly ground coffee - including SA’s “Best Cappuccino” award winner, the Isabella Blend. For those keen to enjoy some of the other tastes of Turkey there is also Yerba Mate Tea, Turkish Apple Tea and Baklava. As a wholesaler, Byblos takes pride in supplying café owners with training coffee beans and other related products and is happy to help those starting out or keen to upgrade. Pride. Passion. Diligence. The hallmarks of our service, for the love of coffee.

Trip the Light Fantastic

At THE VINTAGE LAMP SHOP When you walk into The Vintage Lamp Shop, you know you’re dealing with somebody who has a wonderfully creative talent. William Schoeman is the proud owner of the shop and all the light fittings on display are made and modified by him personally.

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Not only will you see vintage and period light fittings, but there is always something else to catch your eye, like the office chair he made using a VW front seat, or the mangle that he restored to its previous glory. He’s also made bar stools using tractor seats and a glass coffee table using a tractor nose! William, or Smiley as he is affectionately known, has been in the light fitting business for more than 20 years and there is no light fitting too old or too difficult for him to fix. He prides himself in the range of rise-and-fall light fittings that he recently started manufacturing, as well as the bulkhead light fittings which he restores and mounts on different bases. Smiley loves taking different bits and pieces and creating something from it, and each time it comes out totally unique. No challenge is too big for him. You bring him your idea or design and he will do his utmost to create what you need. If you’re looking for a one of a kind light fitting, The Vintage Lamp Shop is where you are going to find it. Tel: 084 592 4357

Tel: 021 4612 612

decÓr & design

ANIA MULHOLLAND INTERIORS offers clients their experience and passion for interior design. Always warm, elegant and functional but within budget, our prices are extremely reasonable. With curtains and blinds makes, carpenters, upholsterers and builders at the disposal, Mulholand Interiors can change any house to home. Our portfolio includes decor advice, window dressing, furniture manufacturing, mirrors, art and custom made pieces as well as renovations, new kitchens and bathrooms. Please contact Ania on 0822224695. Tel: 021 461 0591 E-mail: Website:

Maxim Décor provides a variety of décor items and specialises in imported lights. They also provide a full interior designing service, with an interior designer available for consultation appointments. Have a look at their selection of unique pieces in store and make use of their in store iPad to browse through the entire affordable range. Selected items are also viewable online at Enjoy the latest trends in lighting in your home, without spending a fortune. Tel: 021 465 6943 E-mail: Web:

Beds Direct Kids Furniture offers the widest range and best value in exclusive, locally made quality kids bedroom furniture. Toddlers, tweens and teens, choose from a variety of styles and colours. Beds, bunk beds, loft beds and various other furniture products are available, including top brand mattresses, Hiccups linen and décor accessories. Tel: 021 462 5525. E-mail: Web:

Midas Paints has the solution for all of your coating requirements. The impressive Midas portfolio of innovative products includes: coatings for roofs, floors and walls; specialist coatings for wineries and hospitals; and creative coatings for architects needing contemporary trowelling finishes for large commercial projects. Tel: 021 461 8324 E-mail: Web:



Bartlett & Dunster Looking for a stylish makeover for your home without buying new furniture? 3 Reinvent your living quarters with Bartlett & Dunster’s furnishing textiles and trimmings. Visit the Bartlett & Dunster store or browse their online gallery today for some creative inspiration Tel: 021 462 3556. E-mail: Web: FLOORING Forest Decor – We’re proud to be at the frontline of innovation and excellence when it 4 FOREST comes to the timber industry. With over 25 years’ experience and constant market development, we are confident that your timber requirements will be met, and even exceeded. We have our very own joinery factory (Forest Collection), which means we manufacture our own skirting, mouldings, and even custom made furniture. We do not employ sub-contractors, and provide a full turnkey solution. We back our products and workmanship 100%. Forest Decor - In conjunction with Rubio Monocoat SA. One coat does it all! Tel: 021 461 1530/021 462 3562 Web: E-mail: Gonsenhausers For some, it may seem a little like a 1980s revival and yet splatter paint designs are really timeless in terms of their modern magnetism. Described by some as juvenile in style, this splatter, dripping or dribble technique was made famous by American artist Jackson Pollock in the 1950s. These rugs are hand-tufted from wool and bamboo silk and patterns range from elaborate to less complex splatters, whilst colours vary from bright and bold to more subdued hues, for those who are less brave. These truly are contemporary art for your floors… plus they disguise spills really well! They retail from R3 000 per square meter. Tel: 021 462 4819


In House Furniture Stylstryd came to The Palms in Woodstock recently to film their new show where contestants battled it out for a sought-after position at Tuis/Home magazine. InHouse furniture was fortunate enough to supply several furniture pieces, as well as decor items for their set and can’t wait to see how the contestants will be using them to style their respective rooms. It was fun to meet the young contestants while they were in our showroom to select their bonus pieces from our wide selection of quirky items. After seeing the first episode, where Amber and Lida chose our round mirror and fluffy merino wool cushion for their shared teenage bedroom, we are excited to see what they will do next! Tel: 021 465 7080 Cell: 086 690 7377




Onsite Gallery Onsite Gallery offers an eclectic mix of the best of European architectural artefacts and furniture. With a particular focus on Argentina, Onsite Gallery is not your typical antique shop! We are also well known for our bespoke furniture, tiles, mirrors and counters. Tel: +27 021 462 1357. fax: 086 696 0467.


Peter Osborn At Home Create a characterful, modern kitchen that retains an element of nostalgia with Peter Osborn’s Free Standing Kitchen Range. Choose from a range of standard kitchen products, or have custom pieces specially manufactured with careful attention to detail. Peter Osborn’s team will guide you through the process of customising your new kitchen furniture. Simply fax or e-mail an architectural floor plan and brief on what you require, and have the design team create your dream kitchen. The range extends to Freestanding Bathroom Vanities, Wardrobes, Bedroom Range, Living, Dining, Nursery and Children’s furniture. Tel 021 461 0623. E-mail: Website:


Piér Rabe Eclectic Piér Rabe Eclectic gallery offers an interesting selection of mid-20th Century international and local design furniture and art as well as selected antiques, books and décor objects. Piér Rabe Antiques and Art, Stellenbosch is famous for their selection of beautiful antiques and working as a team, husband and wife Piér and JoMarie Rabe, complement and inspire each other; each adding a unique aspect to their combined effort in finding pieces specifically chosen for their integrity of design. Their love for antiques and art, for what they do and stand for and the joy of finding something exquisite and rare is evident in every unique piece found in their shop. Tel: 021 461 1322. Find us on Facebook


SIyabonga Ceramics. Every Siyabonga Ceramics piece is uniquely hand-decorated and includes African themes inspired by the sunset, desert and sea of the Mother Land. The ceramics are stoneware fired to 1220 degrees Celsius and glazed with a lead-free transparent solution, making the products oven proof, and microwave and dishwasher safe. The Siyabonga Ceramics shop and studio are situated at The Palms Lifestyle Centre in Woodstock, Cape Town. Shop: 021 461 1340. Workshop: 021 461 2385. Cell: 082 759 2517


Final Touches bathroom and home ranges are unique and all designed and handcrafted in South Africa, using recycled aluminium. These products are ideal for the coastal environment, as no maintenance is required. A simple wipe is all that is needed. They are strong, durable, corrosion resistant, and rust free. Products include towel rails, toilet roll holders, towel racks, basins, soap dishes, showers, mixers and much more. In addition to the bathroom accessories, Final Touches offers doorknobs and front door handles, key racks, street numbers and lettering, lighting, mirrors, coat racks and hooks. Final; Touches also stocks home furnishings such as scented candles, platters, giftware and many more wonderful and unique items. Final Touches offers a unique shopping experience for the discerning homeowner looking for something unusual and exclusive for their home. It is the store to visit for sustainable products with functionality and design, but above all uniqueness and quality. Our products can be viewed on our website at For any enquiries, please phone 021 462 2546 or E-mail us at












Window Worx Contact us for all your curtaining and upholstery needs. We guarantee to combine excellent service with exceptional products. Tel: 021 462 7273 E-mail:







Van den Berghs manufactures individually designed handmade, customised leather lounge suites in game skin and bovine. Tel: 021 461 1307. E-mail: Web:


Five5 has a wide range of sophisticated table and standing lamps that are in stock for the new season. The standing lamps are proving to be the most popular items in the shop, as well as the unusual and interesting collection of decor accessories. Wonderful new wallpaper books have also arrived and customers love the new designs and colours. Bosco wooden flooring has a great selection of wood tones, and the selection of textures and designs in the Sisal and Jute carpet range are very exciting Look for 5FIVE on Facebook or E-mail




U&G Fabrics is South Africa’s leading supplier of decorative fabrics and trimmings. With 30 years of experience and service excellence, U&G Fabrics offers consummate choice, style and luxury. Tel: 021 462 5898. E-mail:



Coffee shops &




Rococoa THE ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE EXPERIENCE Restaurant – fully licenced, ideal for breakfast, lunch or tea. Chocolate Kitchen – view how chocolates are made and learn the art for yourself. Chocolate Shop – hand crafted special gifts or just to indulge yourself. Chocolate Museum – learn the history of chocolate over the centuries and visit the cocoa plantation and the kitchen. Events and Functions – we cater for school tours, birthday parties, corporate lunches and launches, networking breakfasts, product launches that can be held in our beautiful private cellar Tel: 021 461 2301 Twitter @rococoa-deli. Facebook rococoa coffee shop – restaurant.


At FOOD we love we love... FOOD! Our menu changes daily, but items are always prepared using wholesome, healthy ingredients from local suppliers We offer a wide range of healthy, tasty dishes from vegetarian to meaty, even Banting! These are some of our customers’ favourites: Thai fishcakes topped with herb crème fresh and leafy green on the side; Bacon wrapped chicken breast stuffed with spinach and feta, served on a salad of your choice; Beef burger with mozzarella cheese, tomato and basil pesto served on ciabatta bread or bunless, Cauliflower fried rice with kale, turmeric, ginger and roasted almonds, Grilled vegetable, coriander, feta and harissa wrap or salad, served with tahini dressing and Mexican Chilli con Carne served in a lettuce wrap. Always in demand is our healthy lunch bowl with gluten-free pasta, couscous or brown rice, with veggies and grilled chicken strips, topped with creamy avocado. Salads and side dishes include: Feta, butternut and rocket salad with pomegranate, Celery and pear with blue cheese, Sweet potato wedges, Roasted veggies and Quinoa salad or try a Classic Italian salad drizzled with pesto dressing. Come in and enjoy our relaxed vibe, a good cup of coffee of freshly squeezed juice and awesome FOOD. It’s FOOD... we love! Tel: 060 650 5479




RIOT Beer’s in the Top 10. ‘Valve’ IPA, from The Palms’ resident micro-brewery, RIOT, was recently judged in the top 10 craft beers in South Africa. The SAB Miller Craft beer awards judged over 100 beers nationwide, and RIOT’s IPA made the list of top 10 finalists. Valve, a full flavoured IPA (India Pale Ale), is known for its hoppy flavours and aromas. Marc Fourie, the head brewer had this to say about his award winning beer: “IPA is a real brewer’s guitar solo. It’s a complex mix of ingredients that needs to be carefully managed to get the best results, and not let things get out of hand.” RIOT’s brewery and tasting room is open on Friday evenings, and Saturday mornings, from 10:00 – 14:00 in parallel with The Palms Market on Saturday mornings. Their venue is available for function bookings outside of those times. Bottles are also available for purchase. For bookings visit Tel: 071 133 9081 / 076 657 1745 E-mail: Venue Hire & Events: Website:


art & photography

Diedericks Faber Photopolymer etchings by Christiaan Diedericks completed during an artist’s residency at the London Print Studio in July 2015. These little works were inspired by a trip to India in February 2015 where Christiaan photographed a variety of sadhus (spiritual gypsies). Available at Diedericks/Faber Fine Art, The Palms. Tel: 021 461 1344, Find Us Facebook and Twitter too!


SMAC Gallery presents museum-quality modern and contemporary exhibitions, accompanied by well-researched publications. The Gallery first opened in 2007 in the historic De Wet building in Church Street Stellenbosch and in 2011 opened a second gallery in central Cape Town to expand the scope of its activities. In November 2014, SMAC relocated its Cape Town gallery to the Palms Centre, in the newly renovated 1200m2 space in the gallery precinct of Woodstock, Cape Town. From 10 December 2015 SMAC will show renowned conceptual South African artist, Willem Boshoff ’s new solo exhibition entitled Reap the Whirlwind. The exhibition will run until 2 February 2016. T +27 021 422 5100.


New Age Portraits is a Lifestyle Family Photography Studio that specialises in capturing those special moments which can’t be posed. Our highly professional photographers will capture the character and expressions of your family and friends, which you will be able to cherish forever. Whether it’s a corporate shoot, or simply a snapshot of your nephew’s first birthday, or an abstract shot of your niece’s first tooth, we will assist you to image your world. At New Age Portraits, we are eager for families to experience our unique portraiture style – relaxed, modern, innovative and personalised. We don’t do boring, stuffy, posed and contrived family portraiture! We enjoy treating our families to a fun and exciting experience the whole family will love and make the most of, now. Tel: 021 461 6810 FACEBOOK LINK:



specialty & travel Rufaro. Taking a trip to a new and exotic region can be one of the most difficult tasks you can do. For many, just figuring out where you want to go is often the most daunting. This is when you should learn the benefits of taking a luxury yacht holiday. Some of these benefits include the chance to have a unique trip, being able to enjoy time with your family on the open sea, and seeing something new each morning you wake up. Contact Rufaro for any yacht, catamaran or gulet holidays to a range of exotic destinations such as Croatia, Turkey, and Greece. Rufaro has been in business for 21 years and we specialise in tailor-made arrangement for the discerning traveller Tel: 021 462 7022. Web: E-mail:


Tripos Travel. Sure Tripos Travel has 39 years’ experience in successfully delivering quality services to discerning travellers. Their core business is corporate travel management but they also offer leisure travel activities for travellers within or outside South Africa. Tel: 021 462 6104. E-mail: Web:




Cinema at The Palms

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Profile for The Palms

The Palms Summer Chronicle 2015  

The Palms Summer Chronicle 2015