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Roundup July, 30 2011

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01. Ostankino TV Tower: Moscow Views (above)

“Last time we told you about Ostankino TV tower. Today we’ll climb the Tower, a free-standing television and radio tower in Moscow, to enjoy bird’s-eye view of the city of Moscow. Standing 540 meters (1,770 ft) tall, Ostankino is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers, currently the tallest in Europe and 3rd tallest in the world.” (englishrussia)

02. eBay watch: 1950s midcentury Grundig radiogram

“Yes, there are a number of old audio systems on eBay right now, but I’ll wager there’s nothing else like this Grundig radiogram…In terms of design alone, it’s a stunning piece of furniture. Out of the 1950s and offering up some cool midcentury style, it looks immaculate, despite pushing 60 years old. Check out the plethora of images on the site to see it close up – we can hardly see a mark.” (retrotogo)

03. The Infinity Burial Project

“The Infinity Burial Project founded by Jae Rhim Lee, proposes alternatives for the postmortem body that promote and facilitate an individual engagement with the process of decomposition.  The Project features the development of a unique strain of mushroom that decomposes and remediates toxins in human tissue, the development of a decomposition ‘kit’, burial suits embedded with decomposition activators, and a membership society devoted to the promotion of death awareness and acceptance and the practice of decompiculture (the cultivation of decomposing organisms).” (Beautiful Decay).

04. Dinner Tonight: BLT, Animal-Style

“I’ve made Kenji’s astonishing replica of In-N-Out’s Double-Double, Animal-Style so many times now that I can almost make it in my sleep. Part of the allure is how the toppings enhance every bite. The tangy sauce perfectly plays off the fresh vegetables, crisp pickles, and deeply caramelized onions. The combination of ingredients is so good that I’ve even created patty-less versions of the dish when I’ve run out ground beef.” (Serious Eats).

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