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The Best of "Dark Roasted Blend" in 2013


"BEST OF DRB" in 2013
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Dark Roasted Blend: Weird & Wonderful Things in 2013

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 2013 that you might have missed, here is a roundup of the most popular and interesting posts on DRB (arranged by months):


January - Most Popular:

Totalitarian Architecture of the Soviet Union

From Constructivism, through Gigantism, to Unapologetic Brutalism
Magnificent Pangolin: Scaled, "Precise" Animal

Endangered, genetically unique, awesome!

February - Most Popular:

Abandoned Communist Party Headquarters in Bulgaria

The otherworldly saucer monument on Mount Buzludzha, Bulgaria
Impressive Vintage Armoured Cars

Incl. Stalin's Armored Limousine

March - Most Popular:

Drinking of Absinthe: Dancing with the Green Fairy

The Bohemian Realm of Absinthiana
Fictional Currency & Imaginary Money

Money that’s literally out of this world

April - Most Popular:

Sleek Vintage Salon Hair Dryers

Chrome Coolness, Gentle Breeze and Space Age Fashion
Thrill Ride: Bumper Cars

Wonderful vintage & adapted bumper cars

May - Most Popular:

Topological Marvel: The Klein Bottle in Art

Impossible shape with no distinct "inside" or "outside"
Awesome & Weird Chocolate

Incredible, bizarre and (mostly) yummy chocolate ideas

June - Most Popular:

Automotive Madness! (Funny Pics, Part 2)

Idiotic drivers and their magnificent machines
Glorious Retrofuture from Japan, Part Two

Dramatic Rescues, Aliens and the Apocalypse

July - Most Popular:

Airship Dreams, Part 2: Even Bigger!

More glorious Zeppelins for a dieselpunk treat
Internet Needs More Cats! (Funny Pics)

The Ultimate New Collection of Cats

August - Most Popular:

Flash Dance: Digital Dashboards of the 1980s

Every car like a "Knight Rider"
Joystick Car Dashboards

Joyful, Joyful Joystick Driving!

September - Most Popular:

Huge Semi-Submersible Ships

Real-life "Sea Monsters & Giants of the Waves"
World's Strangest Motorcycles

The Ultimate Unusual Bike Collection

October - Most Popular:

"Music For... What?" Weird Album Covers

Music for Vacuuming, and much much more!
World's Strangest Vehicles, Part 5

The Truly Bizarre Car Zoo!

November - Most Popular:

A Codebreaker's Dream: The Bombe!

"The Bombe" vs. "The Enigma" code battle
Wildly Funny Frogs

Frogs in their "moments of weakness"

December - Most Popular:

Extremely Weird Bus Stops & Shelters

Wildly bizarre bus stop "creations"
Cinerama: "The Next Big Thing That Was"

Curved screens, gigantic projectors & "out-of-this-world" picture

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



Stay tuned for more extraordinary & thrilling material on DRB in 2014!




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