Thousands of bottle caps decorate a house in Eastern Russia

Olga Kostina is a resourceful Russian pensioner from the village of Kamarchaga in the Siberian Taiga.  Using 30,000 bottle caps, she has adorned her home in murals depicting traditional motifs and woodland creatures.  She uses a textile technique called macrame to fabricate the mosaics and hammers in every cap by hand.

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Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).