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Charles Zana Architect

Charles Zana has an amazing style that I have posted about before, back in 2011. I recently came across his work again and he has a lot of new projects. His clean modern style mixed with art, pop art in many cases is such a great mix. I would love to know who made those stacking shelves that are in picture 8. The staircase in pic 10 is a stunning pieces of architecture.

Charles Zana,modern interiors,design,art,pop art

Charles Zana,modern interiors,design,art,pop art

Frank Lloyd Wright – Gerald B. Tonkens house for sale

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Gerald B. Tonkens house for is currently for sale. Maybe this is old news but it is recent news to me. I guess I haven’t been a super fan of Wright but I have a good appreciation for this home. This is the first time the house had been offered for sale. It has been lived in and meticulously cared for by the original owners. The most impressive design elements are the concrete blocks. There were 11 different block patterns used throughout the project. The ceilings are simply amazing, could you imagine living in this home?

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Frank Lloyd Wright,architecture,gerald B. Tonkens,concrete block

Plywood in a modern home

For the most part, the use of plywood in a modern home is not my favorite. I think sometimes it is overused to prove some sort of point. In this home by i29 Interior Architects the use of plywood it quite nice. It is used to accent walls and add visual definition. I like it paired with grays, whites and blacks for the color palette. All of the glass in the home open up interiors spaces. The plywood fireplace, ya I like it.

Plywood in a modern home,modern architecture,plywood,i29,design

Plywood in a modern home,modern architecture,plywood,i29,design

Sculpture by Wang Ruilin

This post is somewhat off the beat and path for Plastolux but I was quite taken by the work of sculptor Wang Ruilin. These amazing painted copper sculptures take the form of animals but slightly skewed or exaggerated. The animals feel so life like but not alive in our world with some of their almost fantasy like attributes. Make sure to take a look at his other works, some of them are pretty large in scale and you can get a sense of the time and effort that goes into one of these amusing pieces.

Wang Ruilin,modern art,sculptor,sculpture,artist

Wang Ruilin,modern art,sculptor,sculpture,artist

Increase Home Value With Home Appliances

A house isn’t a home until it is filled with art, furniture and quality appliances. Home appliances don’t only make our lives easier, they can also be used to add a sense of elegance and improve ambiance. With so many makes, models and styles to choose from it can be difficult to know what will be best for your needs. We take a look at several home appliances that every homeowner should have in their house and explain how they can add value onto your property.

Coffee Maker


Make mornings a little easier with a high quality coffeemaker. These machines are able to whizz up your favourite hot drinks within a matter of minutes using fresh coffee beans. Choose a coffee machine that complements the decor of your kitchen for the best results. Just the presence of a quality coffee making machine may be enough to increase the value of your home as it is a sign to potential buyers that the house is homely and livable.


Lets face it – no one likes doing the dishes. A high-tech dishwasher will be able to clean your dishes and cutlery and give them that shine without you having to do the dirty work. Dishwashers work best when they are built into the kitchen units and hidden with a door that matches the rest of the cupboards.

Washing Machine and Dryer

A washing machine and dryer are also another essential appliance that every homeowner should have. No matter how much free space you have in your home you can always find an appliance that will fit well in your property; if you are particularly strapped for space then you can even purchase a joint washing machine tumble dryer. Washing machines and dryers will be certain to add some value onto your home as they are a convenient and efficient way to wash clothes.


There are a number of newer refrigerators that will be able to increase your home’s value and make it more appealing to potential buyers. For modern homes with that design edge, choose a glass fronted refrigerator which lets you quickly view what food you have without having to open the door. Things like filtered water and glass ice dispensers will also help to add value onto your home.


These are just a few of the many appliances that can bump up the value of your home. You may also want to consider installing air conditioning units, heaters and slow cookers into your property. Good luck!

Design by Charles Kalpakian

Charles Kalpakian has a pretty nice collection of design moving across diverse functions. The Ahlan sofa has to be my favorite, The tailored silhouette and choice of materials makes this a stand out in his body of work. The Candy Box bowls are nice, they remix me of the top of a “clean out”, sorry just plumbing reference. The black, yellow and pink look so nice together.

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Charles Kalpakian,modern,design,furniture

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