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DRB Feel-Good Issue #5

Link - by Avi Abrams

Some joyful stuff to brighten up your day
Mixed images flow: cars, girls, spectacular art, etc.

Welcome to the Post-Thanksgiving issue of Dark Roasted Blend's "Feel-Good" series: mostly bright and sweet collection of images designed to propel you along your day with a smile on your face and a spring in your gait.

("November Lights" by Meago Magda, Poland)

This is a kind of Tumbler-substitute for the caffeinated, busy crowd with deeply-felt and sophisticated sensibilities, somewhat nostalgic about more glamorous times (you know who you are), or just looking for that extra bit of sunshine.

(Benny Andersson & Anni Frid Lyngstad, ABBA)

Here is essential England, all in one picture: beautiful lady (Millie Perkins), sports two-seater car (Austin Healey), old house -

(buy this poster here)



This is like a stream of consciousness.... or a shot of vintage super-bright optimism:

(British actress Susannah York)

(Jenny Agutter in the early 1970s)

(Wenche Myhre in the early 1970s)

(American actress Lois Nettleton, via)

(Jane Fonda, Natalie Wood, Dorothy McGuire, via)

(Jane Fonda in "Barbarella")

(Italian actress Sandra Milo)

(right image: Deborah Walley)

(Marianne Faithful and Britt Ekland)

("December Rose" by Tatiana Kirgetova Kir-Tat; right - Jo Ann Pflug)

(Romina Power in the 1960s)

(Alphonse Mucha art and Gloria Grahame, via)

("The Beatles + 3 Girls", 1964 - photo by Jerry Schatzberg)

Rare DKW "woody" from East Germany (see at the Horch Museum in Zwickau):

(image credit: Elmar)

Zooey Deschanel and Susan Cowsill (from 1960s The Cowsills family beat group fame, she is still active in music - see here):

(right image via)

The Cowsills in the 1960s... and Susan Cowsill today:

(right image via)

And here is Zooey Deschanel in the 1950s incarnation:



Cats needing to go:

Strange eyes... -

Some cats never learn:

Here is a knuckle sandwich! -



(photo by Sergei Mumji, image via)

Caught in the act... -

(advertisement art from 1953 LIFE Magazine)



Magical, glowing scene by Elena Dudina (see more here):

(image credit: Elena Dudina)

Futuristic Syd Mead concepts are pure eye-candy:

(image via)

Our favorite steampunk image, perhaps... "Titanomachy", by Marcin Jakubowski (fragment, see complete art here):

(image credit: Marcin Jakubowski)

(art by Léo Fontan (1883-1965), via)

Feel-good sunny (freshly-painted yellow) bridge in Tokyo over the Sumida River:

(images credit: TwinLeaves)

Beautiful fantasy concept airplanes Jose Garcia from Madrid, Spain. Shown here is the ring-wing "Aerodyne R02" and its variations:

(images credit: Jose Garcia)

See the whole set of these unique 3D plane concepts here

Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour and NYC Times Square compete for lighting up the night:

(top image credit (fragment): J.T.Noriega; bottom: original unknown)


Until next time! Keep the sunshine, folks.

... and here is to the coming snow! -




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Anonymous Hambonedk said...

The first ABBA picture is from the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Blogger Eric Hammond said...

I love the feel-good issues!

Thanks, DRB.

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