Far away in an isolated Russian village called Kamarchaga, located in the Siberian Taiga, lives a creative and dedicated pensioner named Olga Kostina who has meticulously decorated the exterior of her home with 30,000 plastic bottle caps.

Olga collected the bottle caps over the course of many years and only began to hammer them into place once she felt she had accumulated enough. Clearly this is a person with tremendous patience. The bottle caps have been carefully arranged into colourful, detailed mosaics depicting traditional macrame motifs and local woodland creatures. Each bottle cap has been hammered into place by Olga herself. It comes as no surprise to learn that her awesome home has since become something of a local landmark.

Photos by Ilya Naymushin

[via Designboom]

Saturday 3/29/2014

2010s; pattern; siberia; mosaic;

Visualize your browser habits with this plugin. It sequences the favicons of all the URLs you have visited lately. Mine was just full of braille symbols because of Flappy Braille, so these images are from here. 

Made by Shan Huang. More info here. Get the plugin for Chrome here.

Sunday 3/23/2014

mosaic; visualization; 2014; 2010s; www;

Four geometric compositions by André Durenceau (1904). Via.

Monday 3/17/2014

pattern; mosaic; 1900s; 1904;

Luminodot HD Lite Brite from Bandai, is a 70 x 50 grid, 3,500 peg display.
Watch the demo video here!.

luminodot; bandai; peg; toy; mosaic; animation; japan; grid;

HABA Pattern Mosaic toy

Friday 2/21/2014

pattern; mosaic; toy; haba; 1980s;

Mosaic Pattern Blocks by Atelier Fischer, from here.

Saturday 2/15/2014

block; toy; mosaic;

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Theory of Relativity , Protocol Sentences and Memory Matrix (1967)

Tuesday 2/11/2014

mosaic; pattern; 1960s; 1967; tate; art;

While this “first ASCII art piece" by Knowlton & Harmon from 1966 can be considered as font-based, it doesn’t seem to use any ASCII-characters at all. Aiit? Besides, Digital Mona Lisa is from 1964.

Some hi-res scans here, thx to chicasyordinadores 4 the link.

Monday 2/10/2014

1960s; knowlton; mosaic;

Wooden Mosaic Board Game Toy ca. 1930s, Germany from here.

Sunday 2/2/2014

toy; mosaic; germany; 1930s;

Lego mosaic portraits by brixels

Tuesday 1/21/2014

lego; mosaic; portrait; brick; block; brixels; toy;

TRIUMPH MOSAIC - Antique German Clay Marble Game - 1930s from here

TRIUMPH MOSAIC - Antique German Clay Marble Game - 1930s from here

Sunday 1/19/2014

mosaic; toy; 1930s; germany; pattern;

Hammerons by Pressman, a building set from1960s, via.

Hammerons by Pressman, a building set from1960s, via.

Saturday 1/11/2014

1960s; toy; usa; building set; pattern; mosaic;

French Quarter, New Orleans.Pic by Nick Sherman.

French Quarter, New Orleans.
Pic by Nick Sherman.

tiles; mosaic;