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   CaliforniaMama  Sunday Sep 16 11:54 AM

September 16, 2012 - Bottle Cap Siding



Russian pensioner Olga Kostina lives in the very rural, isolated Russian village of Karmarchaga, located about 50 miles southeast of Krasnoyarsk, and in the Siberian Taiga. She collected colorful plastic caps and nailed about 30,000 of them into place to create all kinds of mosaic designs and patterns across the facade of her house.

She decorated using repetitive geometric patterns and portraits of cute animals that live in the surrounding forest. She had enough bottle caps to also decorate other structures in her neighborhood.



via My Modern Met



Trilby  Sunday Sep 16 05:32 PM

That is just so damn cool.



monster  Sunday Sep 16 06:36 PM

There ya go, Tril, something to do in your cronehood



infinite monkey  Sunday Sep 16 08:41 PM




BigV  Sunday Sep 16 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by infinite monkey View Post
hm.. not the monkey I thought would be interested first.


limey  Monday Sep 17 04:54 AM

Please note that is her house, not her garden shed. She was probably also after additional weatherproofing as well as artistic effect ...



newtimer  Monday Sep 17 08:58 AM

"...very rural, isolated Russian village..."

How did that little village end up with so many bottle caps in it? And where are the bottles?



limey  Monday Sep 17 10:02 AM

The bottles have been reused, over and over again. If for "bottle" you read "bottle and/or jar" there are very many more products preserved in jars in Russia, whereas cans tend to be the vessel of choice in the West. IMHO.



Happy Monkey  Monday Sep 17 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by BigV View Post
hm.. not the monkey I thought would be interested first.
My issue is that I am very particular in my beverage choices, so if I want a variety of colors, I have to wait for the bottler of my beverages to change their caps.


Sundae  Monday Sep 17 03:24 PM

Just FWIW, when I was in France, they asked me on purchase whether I would be returning the bottle I bought.
Given I was 15, it was a bottle of pop, but it made a difference to the price. Baffled me completely (thought my French was at fault) but the daughter of the shopkeeper was called in to explain in English. Still baffled.

We got something like 5p if we brought bottles back to the off licence window at the local pub. Two bottles equalled a big bag of sweeties! But not money off at the point of sale. Still not sure how that works, might have misunderstood, but she was a very pretty lady.



sandypossum  Monday Oct 22 01:35 AM

I love it! I've been collecting plastic bottle caps for years - mainly from milk bottles and soft drink bottles, mainly from other people, mind you, and all part of my mission to find some sort of use for anything that goes into the non-recyclable rubbish bin. Later I'll tell you what I'm crocheting with the truckloads of baling twine we get from the hay bales. But I digress.

I have wanted to use the caps to make the scales of a giant fish. Originally I wanted to nail them onto something as well, but we don't have any wooden buildings on our farm. As is common in our part of Australia, our house is cement sheet clad, and the sheds are either cinder block or corrugated iron. Not many wooden houses here in general.

BUT... I have only just realised that I could nail them onto the big wooden fence posts along our boundary! Hmmmm. Now to think up a pattern that is more than just barber shop poles.

I also have thousands of metal beer bottle caps to use. Maybe I could make shiny gold poles as well? Throw some ideas at me and I will post the photos when I've done it.



ZenGum  Monday Oct 22 01:47 AM

Stones with faces ... made from bottle caps!



sandypossum  Wednesday Oct 24 08:51 AM

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Stones with faces ... made from bottle caps!
If I could I would! But they had so much detail. They'll just end up looking like giant emoticons.


BigV  Wednesday Oct 24 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by sandypossum View Post
snip--

BUT... I have only just realised that I could nail them onto the big wooden fence posts along our boundary! Hmmmm. Now to think up a pattern that is more than just barber shop poles.

I also have thousands of metal beer bottle caps to use. Maybe I could make shiny gold poles as well? Throw some ideas at me and I will post the photos when I've done it.
I Ching hexagrams in the traditional vertical pattern.


sandypossum  Saturday Oct 27 03:52 AM

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URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Ching#The_hexagrams"]I Ching hexagrams[/url] in the traditional vertical pattern.
Oooh, now there's an idea. And it made me think of morse code as well. I could say something really rude. Maybe it's time for some caffeine.


ZenGum  Saturday Oct 27 04:18 AM

Braille!



SPUCK  Sunday Oct 28 06:18 AM

I Ching?

I prefer Ka Ching.



Trilby  Sunday Oct 28 09:55 AM

Now that I'm thinking:

"Rural"
"Russia"
"Bottle caps- TONS of 'em"

they're vodka bottle caps, dummies.



Gravdigr  Thursday Nov 1 05:29 PM

Attachment 41481

That's a lot of blowjobs.



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