Dark Roasted Blend: Weird & Wonderful Things in 2007

As a sort of overview (but mostly trying to highlight the themes and articles of 2007 that you might have missed) here is a roundup of various interesting posts from our archives and the most exciting links we found on the web in the past year:

Great thanks to all our readers, who made this last year such a memorable and exciting time at DRB! This site started just over a year ago, and became pretty cool place to hang around thanks to such a wonderful & excellent bunch of readers and commenters as you are!


Most Popular on DRB:
Ships vs. Big Waves
Art of Extreme Sleeping
Most Dangerous Roads
Fun Logistics

DRB Favorites:
Unique Soviet Snowmobiles
Giant Iceberg Aircraft Carrier
Steam Buses & Trucks
RetroFuture: Glorious Urbanism

Hidden Gems (from the web):
Steampunk Internet on Cards
The Forgotten Sound Mirrors
Star Wars Subtitles
Our vote for the best new visual site


Most Popular on DRB:
Retro-Future: To the Stars!
Airplane Oops! Situations
Liquid Art & Droplet Photography
Glamorous Insects

DRB Favorites:
Strange Food Special
Cool art from everyday objects
Strange Tanks
Russian Buran Space Program

Hidden Gems (from the web):
The most amazing streets in the world
Shark vs. Octopus
Possibly the best video ad ever
The Wonders of Miniaturization


Most Popular on DRB:
The Art of Grotesque
Stationery with Bite
Ice Storms!
Nature's Great Survivors
Heavy Machinery Acrobatics

DRB Favorites:
Vintage New York
Cool Road-Rail Vehicles
Interview with Jeff VanderMeer
The Hanging Monasteries of the World

Hidden Gems (from the web):
Extreme Russian Army Offroad
Steampunk laptop
The Most Beautiful Libraries of the World
Abandoned Stalin's Railway


Most Popular on DRB:
Future of the Urban Transport
Exquisite Eggshell Carvings
Firing Countermeasures (Flares)
Extreme & Beautiful Weather

DRB Favorites:
Vending Machines Craze in Japan
September 11 Premonitions
Unusual Musical Instruments
Ballistic News

Hidden Gems (from the web):
Full scans of mysterious Voynich Manuscript
The Doomsday Machine Update
The World's First Skyscrapers
Strange sphere in the middle of the Russian forest


Most Popular on DRB:
When Construction Goes Wrong
World's Smallest Cars
Tesla Power in Your Backyard
Balancing the Forces

DRB Favorites:
Capsule Living
Cute Vintage Album Covers
Most Unusual Books
The Rusting Monsters of the Lopatino Mines

Hidden Gems (from the web):
10 Most Awesome Movies that Hollywood Killed
Complete Calvin & Hobbes, by year
Our Lifetime in Numbers
Stanislav Petrov: the man who saved the world


Most Popular on DRB:
Anything for the Great Shot!
Best Graffiti Showcase
Abandoned Tunnels & Vast Underground Spaces
Satellite Dish Art

DRB Favorites:
Tank Bling!
Environmentally friendly houses
Alternative Energy Mega Projects
People as Pixels in Monumental Art

Hidden Gems (from the web):
Periodic Table of the Internet
Most Hilarious Robbery
Weta Steampunk Rayguns
Stalin's Architecture: Unrealized Projects


Most Popular on DRB:
Aim...Fire! High-Speed Photography
One Day in Space
Cool Computer Case Mods
Jets&Clouds Effects

DRB Favorites:
How to become a real cyborg
Vertical Grass Art
VTOL concept airplanes
Not Your Ordinary Plants

Hidden Gems (from the web):
Nightfall: Earth's Uncontrolled Rotation
13 real heists from around the world
Catatumbo: the Everlasting Storm
The Master Touch: awesome car chase


Most Popular on DRB:
Dubai Architecture Update
Strange Towers of the Third Reich
Ekranoplans Showcase
Men Rules; Guide for Women

DRB Favorites:
Soviet Army Super Vehicles
Painted City Blocks
Communist Gothic Architecture
Newborn hendgehogs!

Hidden Gems (from the web):
The man who owns the internet
The best extreme driving video
Overpopulation: Hong Kong Apartment Buildings
Strange car chase across Russia


Most Popular on DRB:
The World's Strangest Vehicles
Super High-Speed Trains
Dry Valleys of Antarctica
Mammatus & Other Extreme Clouds

DRB Favorites:
Stealth Ships
Lovely Ladies of Yesteryear
Cold War: Gas Mask Fashion
X-Ray Art

Hidden Gems (from the web):
Atmospheric Optics
Starships to scale: the ultimate collection
The Best Rube Goldberg Machine Video
Submersible Aircraft Carriers


Most Popular on DRB:
Rarely Seen Shuttle Prelaunch Activities
Really Bad Wiring Jobs
Airplane & Boat House Conversions
Moscow Futuristic Visions from 1900

DRB Favorites:
Ghost Cars of the World
Decorative Robot Creations
Fractals for Food
Big Fish Extravaganza

Hidden Gems (from the web):
Incredible Street Installations
Middle Ages Tech Support
Best Car Chases on the web
The Biggest Living Creature on Earth


Most Popular on DRB:
Weirdest Music Scores
What can be done with the VW Beetle
Vintage Stewardesses
WWII Nazi tank manuals

DRB Favorites:
Rare look inside the largest crane & container ships
The Strangest Plant on Earth
Aerodynamic Marvels
Dream of Solo Flight

Hidden Gems (from the web):
High-voltage Cable Inspection (from a helicopter)
Engrish: recent discoveries
Baikonur: Ghost Cosmodrome
Brilliant Video: The Wine Cellar


Most Popular on DRB:
America in the 30s & 40s
Japan's Biggest Floating Crane
Anti-US Posters from North Korea
Wind Power in Stormy Waters

DRB Favorites:
Pre-fractal Art
Jet-Powered Trains
Discovering Iran
Futuristic Citroen DS

Hidden Gems (from the web):
10 Most Magnificent Trees in the World
Catalog of the World's Abandoned Places
What the World Eats
Weirdest Book in the World

We also would like to thank our friends: co-bloggers, partners and the sites which contributed to the growth of DRB in the last year:

Boing Boing
Dump Trumpet
Grow a Brain
Meine Kleine Fabrik
Miss Cellania
Modern Mechanix
Octopus Design
Reuben Miller
Suicide Bots
The Thinking Blog
Thoughts from the Sidelines

Stay tuned for more extraordinary & thrilling material on DRB in 2008!

(photo courtesy Luiz Luxvich)



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Blogger Miss Cellania said...

ust over a year ago? For some reason, I thought you'd been around a lot longer. Anyway, it's been a great year for you! I've enjoyed visiting here. Thanks for all the cool stuff!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks!! cool site!!


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