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 macramemotifs 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.
Erica Wilson stitches an owl in an episode of her 70’s PBS series Erica. It was the 70s: check out her wardrobe, the theme music, and the set design. For whatever reason, television set designers of that era favored this particular shade of pea green, which registered on videotape somewhere between “puke” and “state institution.” This video and other complete 15-minute-long episodes of Erica have been posted by the official YouTube account of Erica Wilson’s shop in Nantucket, so we hope that means they will be online indefinitely. Via Cathy of California