After 100 years, Canada returns bison herd to Montana tribes

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In the 1800s, America’s bison population was hunted nearly to extinction by European settlers, dealing a devastating blow to Native American communities that depended on the animals for their meat and hides. Though some herds survive today, most of them have been interbred with cattle and are no longer truly wild. However, there is one genetically pure line still in existence, sold to the Canadian government in the early 1900s. Now, some of the descendants of those original bison may finally be returning home . Read the rest of After 100 years, Canada returns bison herd to Montana tribes

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‘Limits’ coffee table plays with distortion and spatial limits

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Geometric shapes come together to form a smooth design that plays with space and function. Called Limits, the idea is “a compact table that pushes our perception of physical and philosophical boundaries,” states Singaporean designer, Kimberly Koh. Created entirely from wooden flat triangles, the joints have been smoothed over, giving the illusion of weightlessness and a sleek composition. Tapered joints and contrasting wood tones maintain the contrast between the various triangular planes, which therefore appear independent from one another. The absence of any vertical edges distorts the sense of perspective, thus distorting the ‘spatial limits’ of the table. The projecting, cantilevered design establishes a sense of imbalance, which suggests that the center of gravity will shift when items are placed on top of it. The middle compartment is removable, creating a more flexible design for users, who can mold the table to suit their creative and practical needs. + Florence Institute The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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