A place I often pop into while driving around doing errands is Saks Corner, in Lower Main Road, Observatory. This charming little store stands out like a beacon, signalling another island of renewal in the fast-gentrifying Salt River/Observatory.

Saks misc

Just like what’s happening with the once run-down and boarded-up places nearby, Dan Saks is taking old and unloved bits of furniture and giving them a new lease on life, thanks to a lick of paint (in a carefully-chosen shade), a funky reupholstery job, and a hefty dose of inventiveness.

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Saks lamp

Saks cabinet

Visit the Saks Corner website to see more of the kinds of things they have in store, but best is to do a drive past whenever you can, to see what new treasure has been polished and put out to tempt.