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Dark Roasted Blend: Weird & Wonderful Things in 2010

Promoting "sense of wonder" and intense exploration of our world and beyond, shamelessly cynicism- and nihilism- free, "Dark Roasted Blend" is happy to serve our readers since 2006. As a sort of overview, but mostly trying to highlight the themes and articles of 2010 that you might have missed, here is a roundup of the most popular and interesting posts on DRB (arranged by months):

January - Most Popular:

Retro Future: To The Stars!
Part 3


Rare, gorgeous futuristic space art from unlikely sources
Lots of Snow!

Snowed under in the most epic way

February - Most Popular:

Hi-Tech & Low-Tech Bicycle Madness

Including bicycle parking trees and a wild sky lane
The Eccentric Brilliance of Stan Mott

The craziest vehicle ideas you ever likely to see

March - Most Popular:

Future Plate Tectonics

Earth's crust moves at a snail's pace... we hope
Utterly Irresistible Robot Sculptures

Little snuggly robots... and big ugly ones

April - Most Popular:


Monstrous Aviation: World's Biggest Airplanes, Part 3

Glamour and Stupendous Size, All-in-One

Never Give Up!
Crazy Logistics, Part 11


Twisted creativity (Funny Pics)

May - Most Popular:


The Evolution of the Camera

Machine gun camera, compass camera, and more!

Phantasmagorical Coney Island: City of Fire

Fantastic Amusement Parks from History

June - Most Popular:


Inside a Wave: Epic Photography by Clark Little

Into the Vortex!

Battleship Island & Other Ruined Urban High-Density Sites

Haunted... lovely... intense...

July - Most Popular:


World’s Strongest Drinks & Strange Liquor

From Baby Mouse Wine... to Large Spiders & Snakes in Alcohol

Trains and Railways Extravaganza

Streamlined Train Wonders of the Art Deco Era

August - Most Popular:


Abandoned Houses of Super Villains

Stalin, Lavrenti Beria, Osama Bin Laden' Haunted Residences

Dwellers In The Abyss: Ugly, Monstrous Fish

Abyssal Gigantism Galore

September - Most Popular:

Mega Dashboards and Instrument Panels

Mind-boggling Arrays of Dials and Switches
Gargoyles & Grotesques, Part 1

Ugly monsters, laughing crazies

October - Most Popular:

Siberian "Ghost" Cities Scare

Near-abandoned and frightening towns in Siberia
Hansen's Writing Ball & Other Unusual Typewriters

Linear, Ball & Other Gorgeous Writing Machines

November - Most Popular:

Cute Baby Animals Update!

Go on a "cuteness binge", and never regret it
Future of Personal Computing: Post-iPad Concepts

Plus Pen-and-Paper-Based Anachronisms

December - Most Popular:


Magnificent Motorcycles, Part 2

Vintage Beauties, Customs and Concepts

Megastructures: Bigger-Than-Worlds

Super Colossal Planet & Astro Engineering


We also would like to thank our friends: writers, partners and the sites which contributed to the growth of DRB in the last year:
(alphabetically):

Atlas Obscura
BiblioOdyssey
bldgblog
Boing Boing
Brass Goggles
Ecstatic Days
Ectoplasmosis
Enter the Octopus
Ephemera
Ffffound
GigaZine
Gizmodo
Intelligent Travel
Make:Blog
Meine Kleine Fabrik
Mental Floss
Miss Cellania
National Geographic
Modern Mechanix
Neatorama
Oddee
Oobject
Presurfer
Random Good Stuff
Walyou
Yanko Design


Stay tuned for more extraordinary & thrilling material on DRB in 2010!


(art by Adolf Hoffmeister(1902-1973) - "The City of Lost Time", 1964 - click to enlarge; also see more)


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Anonymous Marty Weil said...

Thank you for the link love in this post. I hope you find more to feature from ephemera this year...

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