Bottle Cap House

Olga Kostina has turned her modest home, in the rural town of Kamarchaga in the Siberian taiga, into quite the landmark. Inspired by traditional macrame motifs, the Russian pensioner has individually nailed over 30,000 plastic bottle caps to create pixelated patterns. She’s vowed to continue adding more bottle caps until every wall is completely covered. So sweet, right?

(via designboom)

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  1. Love it!! Want one for my house!!

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  2. Liz wrote:

    that is so cool!!

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  3. That’s cray! Such a cool idea using something so simple. I wonder how long it’s taken her to get this far.

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  4. Tammy wrote:

    This is not what you think you would see in Siberia! Long, cooooold, dark winter, and then you see this beautiful, bright, ethnic design on a house. Wow!

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  5. Nomadic D wrote:

    Pinned. Seriously, do half of my pins come from you guys?

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  6. inspiring!

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  7. Ryanne wrote:

    I’ve seen a car like that

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  8. Carol wrote:

    I looved it ♥ !!
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  9. EUGENIA wrote:

    OMG I SO KNEW THIS HAD TO BE A RUSSIAN CREATION. SO CUTE

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  10. Haha. The picture with her and the hammer is priceless. She’s pretty fierce this women. Love the colors

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  11. This is incredible! I absoultely love it! What a great idea to reuse all that waste!

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  12. Wow, that’s amazing! Such a beautiful mosaic and way to recycle;) Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Malak wrote:

    Awesome!!

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  14. NN Bee wrote:

    LOVE THIS! so cheery.
    And in Houston we have the Beer Can house made by a gentleman that nailed beer cans and tabs all over his house. Not as colorful but definitely fun.
    http://www.beercanhouse.org/

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  15. dimitri wrote:

    What a brillant idea! It’s very creative. I really love it.

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  16. Mira wrote:

    Omg it looks so cute. Love the birds and the sun pattern. I guess it took her a long time 😀
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  17. Alexa wrote:

    Wow! Fabulous post !! thanks for sharing.

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  18. Jenn wrote:

    I don’t know about this, personally. BUT, I am very happy if she likes it, and I am very happy someone is getting use out of bottlecaps that would other been tossed out!

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  20. Alex wrote:

    I love that! You can do so many great things with bottlecaps! My family once participated in a project where everyone in this community was trying to get together hundreds of bottlecaps to support someone who would get a wheelchair if she turned in that many. It was great fun and it is really astonishing when you see how many bottlecaps you throw away all the time!

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  21. Votre Amie wrote:

    That is one of the coolest things I’ve seen!!! It just made me so dang happy! What an incredible idea!
    x
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  22. zee wrote:

    that is actually the most fantastic thing i’ve seen in a long time. recycling and creativity are a great combination

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  23. Marinda wrote:

    Looks so awesome!!

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  24. anne wrote:

    fun!

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  25. Rosie wrote:

    This is amazing, I love it when people decorate their houses like these. I’ve seen some amazing mosaic houses in America too! It makes me want to knit jumpers with those patterns for some reason..

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  26. This is so beautiful. wow.

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  27. Kate Jones wrote:

    So. So. SO. Awesome!!

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  28. Alessandra wrote:

    What a splendid idea!!!! Great!!
    xxxx Alessandra

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  29. {gemmifer} wrote:

    That is amazing! Her commitment to the project is part of what makes it so wonderful.

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  30. Loulou wrote:

    That is fantastic! I love it. Who wants a plain old needlepoint wallhanging when you can have that?

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  31. Nancy wrote:

    oh my goodness what a genius idea! Bottle caps can’t be recycled yet…they proved they can be!
    I think everyone should help the environment

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  32. LOVE THIS. I’m pretty sure my landlady would agree. Like, 96% sure. Probably.
    What’s that saying again? Something about better to say sorry after than ask permission first? Ya – Ima do that.
    Wish me luck!

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  33. style-xyz wrote:

    looks amazing!

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  34. Hi. I just had to show a picture of this wonderful house in my blog.

    My kids collect bottle caps and I thought they had enough!

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  35. angelessya wrote:

    Amazing!… this is a proof of the great things we can do using our imagination
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  36. Lauren wrote:

    Art project inspiration if I’ve ever seen it… Awesome! 🙂

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  37. Saara wrote:

    How cool!

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  38. Flake wrote:

    Wow! Awesome house! It must have taken some time to make 🙂

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  39. I would never have thought you could make it look so pretty!

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  40. Oooooh that is fantastic!!

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  41. I like it!

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  42. Absolutely Amazing!

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  43. Nana wrote:

    Though too time-consuming, really very adorable work.

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  44. jamie wrote:

    That’s nothing! There’s a house in Ireland covered in sea shells. This is the only picture of it I could find though.http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g463/allthedoyles/DSCN4901.jpg

    Looks even better in real life.

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  45. This has to be the most unique beautiful installation in a home I’ve ever seen. And the coolest way to recycle such a common object. THanks for sharing!!!!!

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