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So cool! But “newest” is a bit misleading — as noted in the article, Binishells were first made in the 60s, and Wallace Neff was building Airforms, aka bubble houses, in the 40s and 50s. I wonder if Neff inspired Bini or if they developed the idea independently?
An Airform residence with garden. (Huntington Library, Maynard Parker Collection.) Image from “No Nails, No Lumber: The Bubble Houses of Wallace Neff” by Jeffrey Head. Princeton Architectural Press. Image via “Inside the Last Bubble House.”
“When you grow up as a girl, the world tells you the things that you are supposed to be: emotional, loving, beautiful, wanted. And then when you are those things, the world tells you they are inferior: illogical, weak, vain, empty.”
Big Bend National Park was established in Texas on this day in 1944.
This beautiful park is the setting for the Museum’s collared peccary diorama, which depicts this distant cousin of the domestic pig. Collared peccaries are sociable and often travel in herds of a dozen or more. Armed with long, tapering canine teeth, collared peccaries are also known as javelinas, from a Spanish word meaning “spear.”