Textile design book, 1898, via
[Mosaic design, Palermo, Italy, 12th century.] by Sanier, G (1874). Via.
Karl Gerstner, from his book The forms of colour: the interaction of visual elements, 1986. Via flickrstream Oliver Tomas
Anni Albers Second Movement 5´V, 1978. Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.
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
Four geometric compositions by André Durenceau (1904). Via.
The Peterson’s magazine, 1864. Geometric design for embroidery. USA. NYPL
From the movie The Final Programme (1973) by Robert Fuest.