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5 Things to do today: 6 January

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Organised eating – country house rescue – Wolfe on modern architecture - stay frugal... – ...or go nuclear

It's a napkin - and a calendar!
Traditionally, looking up today's date and using a napkin were mutually exclusive activities. Those days are no more. Contemplate the wonder of a calendar you can wipe your mouth with

What an estate...
Tune into Country House Rescue (8pm, C4) to watch businesswoman Ruth Watson tick off a couple who aren't making the most of their Galloway stately home.

Delve into the archives
Order a copy of Tom Wolfe's scathing but dazzlingly phrased appraisal of modern architecture, From Bauhaus to Our House. It's out of print but available from Amazon's 'used & new' section for £2.33.

How to design during a recession
Be frugal, be careful, be sociable. So says graphic designer and critic Michael Bierut, who Ωhas some handy tips on how to design during a recession

Go nuclear
With each day that passes, the googlemap template is pressed into the services of increasingly bizarre mapping of information. The latest: discover the potential thermal damage caused by a nuclear explosion in your area. Alarming or pointless, you decide. (Thanks Bldgblog)

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