DRB Feel-Good Issue #20

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 inspire and encourage.

Spaceship? No, just a portable radio:

(click to enlarge)

"Glimspse of Summer" (fragment) by Linda Bergkvist:

(art by Linda Bergkvist)

Incredible surreal photography by Rosie Hardy; here is an example from the 365 Days collection (every photo is a gem, see more):

(image credit: Rosie Hardy)

Spaceship Repairs & Maintenance (German artist Klaus Bürgle):

(image credit: Klaus Bürgle)

Pulp illustration by Robert Lesser from the "Future Fiction" magazine, 1941:

Space age advertising:


Mixed fresh links for today:

Incredible 360 Degree Rainbow (info) - [wow nature]
Photos from the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet - [space]
Briefcase 'that changed the world' - [interesting!]
Excellent Wiring - [cool, geek]
The Smallest Park in the World (Portland, Oregon) - [travel]
Street Signs to End All Street Signs - [funny]
Tokyo Tower Gigapixel Panorama - [wow view]
Incredible Car Sculpture Installations - [wow art]
Great Way to Handle a Road Rage - [fun video]
First Taste of Chocolate (Very Sad, Actually) - [wow video]
Did You See This? Then Watch This - [Russian video parody]
My Name is John Daker - [hilarious video]
Excellent Idea for a Dog Theater - [fun video]
Ways to Cut Loose From the Confines of Your Home Office - [inspiring]
Which pulp fiction author had 15 pen-names? - [find out here]



Currently listening to:
(Enter these in Google, most of them can be found on YouTube and such)

Rondo Veneziano - "Concerto futurissimo: Prime luci sulla laguna" (upbeat baroque instrumental, Italy 1984)
Pierre Groscolas - "Fille Du Vent" (French romantic song, 1972)
Mouth & MacNeal - "The Two of Us" (Dutch sunshine pop, 1972)
Penny Arkade - "Sparkle & Shine" (UK sunshine pop, 1969)
Fool's Garden - "Comedy Song" (German sunshine pop revival, 2005)
Big Daddy - "Star Wars" (Star Wars theme surf-like instrumental, 1978)
The Everly Brothers - "Cuckoo Bird" (country-style, sunshine pop, 1969)
Ennio Morricone - "Romanzo 1900" from "Novecento" movie (epic, beautiful instrumental, 1972)
Sopra - "Saul Stokes" (electronic, ambient, 2012)
Maurizio Vandelli - "Parentesi" from "Madeleine Anatomia Di Un Incubo" movie (Italy, 1974)
The Monkees - "It's A Little Bit Me And It's A Little Bit You" (classic US beat, 1966)
Amiel - "People Watching" (baroque pop revival, 1999)
Eddie Cunningham & The Lone Rangers - "Girl Don't Change" (US garage rock, 1965)
Ken Thorpe - "Theme from the Hannie Caulder" (US western epic, 1971)
Francesco De Masi - "Diamond Bossa Nova" from "Troppo Per Vivere... Poco Per Morire" movie (lounge, Italy 1967)
The Millennium - "It's You" (US psych pop, 1968)
Stelvio Cipriani - "Viva Alleluja" themes from "Il West ti va stretto, amico... e arrivato Alleluja" (western, Italy 1972)
The Conquests - "Is It Right?" (US garage, Merseybeat-like, 1966)
Marshmallow Way - "Keep My Fingers Crossed" (great bubblegum pop, 1969)



Art Deco Decoson motorcycle by Randy Johnson:

(image via)

1955 Ford Mystere Concept car - absolutely beautiful:

So much chrome... it hurts! -

More recent lovely-looking shape: Pagani Huayra -




Very unusual image of Brigitte Bardot in the movie "La Verite":

Modern French actress Léa Seydoux:

Sally Field as Gidget in the 1960s:

Italian Barbarella-like "Alika" comic books from the 1960s:

"Linda M." by Andrey Vahrushew from Latvia - see more here

(image credit: Andrey Vahrushew)

Left: Jean-Paul Belmondo in Ace of Aces 1982 movie; right: American actress Jennifer Jones:


When a sign tells a (heart-breaking) story:

Ford dealership in Harrison, Ohio:


I can't... quite... get to it!! -

(original unknown)

Until next time! Keep the sunshine, folks.



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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is as irritating as sandpaper underwear to have reams of pictures and no captions.

Who are these people? What car is that? What the heck is going on here?

It's why I usually skip the 'feel-good' posts.

They make me feel bad.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree 100%. Just frustrating and sloppy.

Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Thank you for your input, will change that

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't listen to them, PERSONALLY i enjoy very much these feel good segments. Why do we always need someone to tell us what is what and label everything? Cant you guys just simply wonder and appreciate the beauty of these stunning pictures.. AND IF someone has a question about a certain picture, JUST ASK, no need to a complete douche about it. If you don't like it, don't look at it, no one is forcing you nor do I see you taking the time to find and post them.. geez you people are ungrateful and too stupid to ask for things nicely.

Keep up the work, I love it

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or take some initiative and do a reverse image search. Easier than complaining


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