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The Best of "Dark Roasted Blend" in 2012


"BEST OF DRB" in 2012
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Dark Roasted Blend: Weird & Wonderful Things in 2012

Promoting a "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 2012 that you might have missed, here is a roundup of the most popular and interesting posts on DRB (arranged by months):


January - Most Popular:

Cute Vintage Ice Cream Trucks

"Often Licked, Never Beaten!"..
The Most Incredible Space Imagery

Blast off to distant galaxies!

February - Most Popular:

Surreal Abandoned Amusement Park in Berlin

Complete with the fallen dinosaurs
Never Give Up! Crazy Logistics, Part 12

Not safe, by any stretch of imagination

March - Most Popular:

Bookshelf Heaven: Awesome "Containers" for Books

So radical... So comforting...
Retro Future: Glorious Transportation Update

Making you hate your current family car since 1951

April - Most Popular:

Hanging Monasteries of the World

Truly the way is narrow and the path is steep...
Intricate Japanese Movable Type Sets

Visual Caffeine: Exploring Art and Architecture, Issue 1

May - Most Popular:

Car Dashboards as Works of Art

New & old, weird & beautiful "dashes"
Star Wars Superfun Update

Big Bang explosion of creativity!

June - Most Popular:

Rare & Wonderful 1950s Space Art

Russian, Italian and British Pulp SF Art
Killer Viruses and Other Cutting-Edge Glass Art

Visual Caffeine, Issue Four

July - Most Popular:

Streamlined Soviet Passenger Hydrofoils

Welcome on board of the Soviet River Time Machine!
Suddenly... Giraffe! (Funny Pics)

All the cute, and the crazy, of giraffe's life

August - Most Popular:

Most Dangerous Roads in the World, Part 7

Crazy Routes in Tibet and India
Awesome Vintage Ambulance Cars

Chromed & streamlined legendary vehicles

September - Most Popular:

Ghost Towns of the Pacific Northwest: Bordeaux, Washington

Exploring Abandoned Places in the Land of Myst
Awesome Vintage Calculators

Highly desirable objects of technological genius

October - Most Popular:

Crazy Logistics: People Trying to Do Things (Funny Pics)

Incredible Feats of Strength and Imagination!
Monstrous, Angelic, Unusual Bridge Sculptures

Griffins, trolls, hamsters of all sorts

November - Most Popular:

Surreal Human Sculptures by Andrew Baines

Bowler Hats & Umbrellas vs. The Immensity of the Sea
Attractive, Unique Vintage Telephones

Go ahead, call your mother

December - Most Popular:

Giant Robots!

Giant Robot Structures Around the World... Standing... Waiting...
Happy Holidays and New 2013 Year from DRB!

Here is your "feel-good" fix for the Season!


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
Ephemera
Ffffound
GigaZine
Gizmodo
Intelligent Travel
Make:Blog
Meine Kleine Fabrik
Mental Floss
National Geographic
Modern Mechanix
Neatorama
Oddee
Oobject
Presurfer
Ptak Science Books
Walyou
X-Ray Delta One
Yanko Design


Stay tuned for more extraordinary & thrilling material on DRB in 2013!




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