DRB Feel-Good issue #18

Link - by Avi Abrams

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

Welcome to the new 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.

These glamorous European hotels are all long gone (many repeating the fate of now famous "The Grand Budapest Hotel", which was based in part on the "Palace Bristol Hotel" and the "Grandhotel Pupp" in the spa town of Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Czech Republic) - shown here is the Hotel Waldhaus Vulpera in the Swiss Alps:



Most enchanting fantasy portal painting by Christophe Vacher:

(image credit: Christophe Vacher)

Epic space illustration by Chris Moore:

(art by Chris Moore)


Mixed fresh links for today:

The Original Disneyland Prospectus - [fascinating]
Super-Tiny Bonsai Trees - [wow art]
Your Super-Cute Image of the Day - [baby animals]
Liquid Metal to Heal Severed Nerves - [science]
The Inside Story of Oculus Rift & Virtual Reality - [good article]
Worst Ideas for Production Cars - [weird, auto]
The central circle stays the same size! - [optical illusion video]
Very Strange Sand Storm Cloud - [wow video]
City flooded within five minutes - [wow video]
The "Ghost" Car from Nowhere - [wow video]
Huge White Arctic Wolf: Wow - [cool video]
Awesome Animation: Aug(De)Mented Reality - [wow video]
Most Beautiful Places & Summer Camps - [compilation]



Jean-Michelle Jarre, 1976

Currently listening to:

O' Et La Rencontre - by Pierre Bachelet, from "O' Et La Rencontre" 1975 movie - romantic theme
In a Dream World - Zimmo's Thanatopis, 1967 psych-beat
Django (original song) - by Lois Bacalov, from "Django" 1967 movie - western
Cover Girl - by Francesco de Masi, from "Troppo Per Vivere... Poco Per Morire" 1967 movie - beat instrumental
My Winding Wheel - by Ryan Adams, 2000 singer-songwriter
Nobody Knows Where You've Been - by The State Of Mickey & Tommy, 1967 psych pop
I Enjoy Being in Love with You - by The Giant Crab, 1968 psych freak-out
Le Bal du Chat et des Oiseaux - by Michelle Legrand, from "Peau d'Ane" 1970 movie - epic instrumental
How Can I Be Down? - by The Yellow Balloon, 1967 sunshine pop
Due Mafiosi Contro Goldginger - by Piero Umiliani, from "Due Mafiosi Contro Goldginger" 1966 movie - upbeat lounge
L'Amore Mio - by Il Cerchio D'oro, from "Funky Dream" 1978 - Italian prog rock
Oxygen - by Jean Michel Jarre, 1976 - space instrumentals, ambient
Out Of My Hands - Marit Larsen (with Millow), 2011 Norway-Belgium duo - contemporary pop
Sonetto - by Rondo Veneziano, 1991 romantic instrumental
Quando l'amore diventa poesia - by Aphrodite's Child, 1969 Italian-Greek beat
I Don't Wanna Say Goodnight - by The Forte Four, 1965 Merseybeat
Divine Comedy - Neil Hannon, 1998 singer-songwriter, baroque pop
Any Gun Can Play - by Francesco de Masi, from "Vado... l'ammazzo e torno" 1967 western
Eleonora Theme - by Bruno Nicolai, from "Eleonora" 1970 TV movie - romantic instrumental
Hannie Caulder Theme - by Ken Thorpe, from "Hannie Caulder" 1971 TV western

And check out these cheerful covers for Franck Pourcel & His Orchestra from France:



This 1968 groovy sports machine is based on the "Porsche 908" chassis - see more here:

(image via)

Ford X2000: The Best Dream Car Ever Made -

The incomparable and unutterably weird "Astro Gnome" concept car, 1959 -



BEAUTIFUL ACTRESSES & MODELS: Rosemary Forsyth, Barbara Laage, Colleen Corby, Hayley Mills, Susan Dey, Wendy Padbury, Christine Carere, Jane Fonda, Sandra Milo, Natalie Wood, Imogen Hassall, Jackie Lane, Joanna Lumley, Elke Sommer, Janis Payge:

RUSSIAN ACTRESSES: Elena Proklova, Marina Neelova, Galina Belyaeva, Natalya Seleznyova, Olga Mashnaya:


More handsome robots from "Five Star Stories" (Japan):

Romance in the grass:

Funny kiss! -

And now something unexpected: Disney princesses are now appearing on street walls as a new graffiti art thing! -

(image via)

Until next time! Keep the sunshine, folks.



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Blogger Felonius Monk said...

A wonderful, eclectic mix of happiness and knowledge.

Anonymous Graham Clayton said...

Thanks DRB for introducing me to the funky world of Piero Umiliani!


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