Archive: 2008

Miniature Spy Guns

The smaller, the deadlier
Winter Magic:
Ice & Snow Carving

Melting your heart, soon melting to the ground
Train Graveyard in Bolivia

The closest thing to Salvator Dali Theme Park
Mind-boggling Transportation

Not your average Jetsons flying car
Painting with Light

Mystery and Melancholy of a Street
Creative Ads, Issue 9

Visual masterpieces of commercialism
Power Enforcers:
Anti-Riot Police Vehicles

Absolute power corrupts absolutely
Abandoned Amusement Parks

Overgrown into the next dimension
It's a Guy Thing! Part 5

Weird Inventions by Guys
World's Most Interesting Bridges, Part 2

From A to B in soaring style
Light Bulb Creativity

Lucy in the Sky (with Light Bulbs)
The Machine-Animals of Nantes

Mechanical Elephants Forever
Hidden Gems of 2007

Greatest Hits from the Web, plus DRB favorites
Russian Imperial Faberge Eggs

Nestled Wonders, killed by Revolution
Most Elegant Proposed Skyscrapers

A Leaning Tower, A Loop, A Coin...
Discovering Iran, Part 2

Outside of politics, this is simply a fascinating land
Coolest Retro Devices

Some were more portable than others
Nightmare Playgrounds

Seriously disturbing sculptures, meant for kids
The New Motor, or
The Steam-Powered Messiah

A locomotive "god" from the Victorian times
Huge Off-Highway Road Trains

Emirates are set to conquer Sahara desert
Weird Signs, Part 9

World's Most Ineffective Warnings
World's Most Curious Ephemera

Exploring the world of the old paper
The Plain of Jars:
Bombs & Mystery in Laos

Enigmatic stone jars of a deeply spooky nature
Robots in Arts

Compelling Art from Found Objects
The Geekiest LEGOs &
Rubik's Cubes

The world of twisted dimensions
Disturbing Wiring, Part 4

More Tangled Awesomeness
Russian Nuclear Icebreakers:
To the North Pole!

Odyssey in the Arctic with Russian Icebreaker Fleet
The Deadliest Creatures
(Most Easy to Miss)

The Real Terror Lurks in Quiet Darkness
Strangest Christian Products & Signs

Repent! the end of good taste is in sight!
Fear & Loathing inside
Abandoned Stalin's Mines

Fire & Ice Underground
Armenia: The Epic Land

This kind of nature needs an IMAX
Time Machine:
World's Biggest Collider

Have a loophole in time, will travel
Surreal Art Update

Landscapes of the Soul, Amplified
World's Worst Intersections & Traffic Jams

Most mental junctions in the Universe
Radical Mannequins

Their Love, Revolt & Ultimate Decay
Airship Dreams

Extreme Dirigibles for the modern age
It's a Guy Thing!
Part 6

Weird Inventions by Guys
March 2, 2008 - over at Sci-Fi site
William Gibson Review

"Burning Chrome"

the origins of cyberpunk
The Tasty Art of Chocolate & Candy

Never eat an Easter Chocolate Bunny Again
The "Falling Towers" of New Chinese TV Center

Radical architecture for outdated propaganda machine
Senseless Signage, Part 10

Don't try to figure these signs out. Get a GPS instead.
Are You... You?

The Wonderful World of Parasites
Commercialized Clouds

Lucy in the Sky with Logotypes
World's Strangest Vehicles, Part 4

Sheer Auto Adrenaline!
Extreme Exploration:
Russian Nuclear Research Facilities

Deep under the mountain, or in the world's deepest lake
Miniature Spy Guns, Part 2

Do not move while I destroy you, Mr Bond
Most Beautiful Fractals

Infinite possibilities for art
Cool Ads, Issue 10

Visually arresting and deliciously weird
Japanese Creative Barcodes

Cut out your UPC label and... frame it!
Angel Falls:
The World's Highest Waterfall

Nothing Indiana Jones can't handle
Extravagant Designs by Luigi Colani

Love them, or hate them, there is no middle ground
Drunk Builders & Mad Architects

When Construction Goes Wrong
World's Weirdest Gadgets

Eccentric devices that will blow your mind.
Most Beautiful Roads of the World
Part 1

Two magical drives in Oregon
(wide format post, broadband only)
Extraordinary Art from Metal

Made from "found" and military scrap objects
Anteater Coolness

Life with two anteaters in the house
Weird Inventions by Guys, Part 7

Special Summer Selection!
World's Smallest Cars, Part 2

Great things come in small packages
Soviet Futuristic Illustration:
Oodles of Optimism

Black-and-white rare series of images
Nightmare Playgrounds, Part 2

Manic-Depressive Creativity
Shipwrecks & Sea Disasters

The Beauty & the mystery of the wrecked ships
The Weirdest Examples of Mass Hysteria

Laughter Epidemic, Monster Specters, etc.
Interview with Nancy Kress

High fantasy to hard science - a mysterious transition
Largest Human-Made Art on Earth

Made by a single person... gone the next week
The Exploding Lake

And other weird natural detonations
Weird Inventions by Guys,
Part 8

It's a Guy Thing!
Unexpected Creativity
(found in unusual places)

Wild designs lurking in everyday world
Geoducks Are Strange

Nothing can prepare you for seeing them for the first time
Extreme Sand Sculpting

Magnificent, yet so eminently perishable art
Weird Use of Laptops

When simple computing is not enough
Giant Radio Telescope Collapses - and Rises Again

Zapped by hostile aliens, no doubt
Abandoned Castles of Russian Countryside

Most improbable, haunted locations
Shocking & Creative Ads from the Urban Jungle

These marketers would use anything!
Odd-looking Marine Animals
(You Never Knew Existed)

One Step Short of an Alien Life Form
Architectural Genius of Antoni Gaudi

Melting Cathedrals and Fairytale Houses
Russian Vintage Advertising Posters

Tzarist and Communist Eye Candy
Cool Computer Case Mods, Part 2

Pure Geek Awesomeness
Fog Storm Over Badlands

Monstrous Waves of Dense Fog
Dismantling the World's Largest Gantry Crane

The Gathering of Steel Giants
They Bite! - Ugly Bug Faces

Bug Crime Overlords gallery
Three Tips for Hacking Reality

Where linear formulas and rigid thinking almost never apply
Some of the World's Strangest Fences

Certainly more interesting than the stuff they enclose
Monowheels: The Weirdest Transport Known to Man

One wheel is really all you need
Gigantic City-Structures of Paolo Soleri

Not just really big cities... Cities the size of mountains
Psychedelic Furniture, Part 2

When designers go around the bend
Spider Webs Glamour & Architecture

Mother Nature's Jewelry
Crazy Wiring, Part 5

Ask your boss to unravel it instead
Weird Inventions by Guys, Part 9

It's a Guy Thing!
Sublime & Sensual Smoke Art

Smoke meets Electricity
The Last Victorian Leviathan Steam Ship

The "Great Eastern", one of the most spectacular ships ever built!
Hilarious Signage, Part 11

Scratching of head required...
Most Ridiculous Things to Do with Superheroes

Superheroes vs. The Evil Marketing Masterminds
The Bittersweet Art of Cutting Up Books
Unusual Book & Page Sculptures, Part 2
Architectural Horrors, Part 3

Drunk builders always know what they're doing
Over The Top Limousines

Gratuitous shots of limo interiors
Darien Gap: The Most Dangerous (Absence of a) Road

The most intense 90 km on Earth
Monstrous Aviation: World's Biggest Airplanes

Grand dream realized
Unique Pigeon Towers of Iran

and other world-class pigeon accommodation
Stunningly Intricate: Curta Mechanical Calculators

Perfected in a concentration camp, as a gift to Hitler!
The Most Alien-looking Place on Earth

Socotra Island: you have to see it to believe it!
Wicked Wearable Sculptures

Halloween costumes gone deliciously wrong
Caves: The World Beneath the World

Fairyland Cave Formations
Creative Ads, Issue 11

No need to keep up with Joneses any more...
Ultra Rigs of the World

Majestic Rigs and Custom Truck Interiors
Dolls and Toys That Creep us Out

The Doll Purgatory
Castles That Will Inspire And Haunt You

When fairy tale jumps from a landscape and hits you between the eyes
DRB Exclusive:
Steampunk Art Store Opens!

Featuring new awesome DRB painting
Platypus & Echidna Babies

Spread the echidna love!
Strange Knits & Yarn Monsters

When Art and Knitting Needles Collide
Project "Orion": Powered by an Atomic Bomb Machine Gun

NASA's most radical killer asteroid defense
Weird Inventions by Guys, Part 10

Awesome innovations... hilarious ideas.
Grand Old Times... In the Future

Overview of the Pulp SciFi Art
Beauty in Decay: Photography of Urban Exploration

Desolate places with a soul
Lebanon: Switzerland of the Middle East

A troubled, but beautiful place
The Most Remote Place on Earth

Tristan da Cunha - 270 people can't be wrong
The Best of Russia!

History, art, culture - and sheer nuttiness, too
The Joys of Microscope Photography

"Wretched beasties moving about very nimbly"
Humongous Tunnel Boring Machines

Tremors! They're getting closer!
Office Geekgasm via USB

Cubicle Ambiance Enhanced and Boss Penetration Reduced
Ghost Rides:
Abandoned Parks in South Korea

Final Destination, Asian Style
KABOOM! Biggest Blasts in History

Largest Non-Nuclear Explosions
Travel Distant Worlds!

Vintage Space Travel Posters, and more.
Creative Food Manipulation

Start playing with your food and drive your roommates insane
The Mimicry of Spiders

Sensational acts of cuteness and camouflage
Those Magnificent Men and Their Flying Machines

Slightly Mad Concepts of Early Aviation
Hilarious & Crazy Signs, Part 12

Signs for better, signs for worse

Happy Holidays from DRB!

All sorts of visual eye-candy
Astounding Japanese Highways, Bridges and Interchanges

Farewell Horizontal!
Don't Know Much About...

Awesome Tidbits of Information!
Weird Books & Illuminated Manuscripts

Stranger than the fiction inside
Punch Hole Clouds & Other Rarely Seen Cloud Formations

Crop Circles in the Sky
Dieselpunk: Love Affair with a Machine

Surreal industrial art & culture
The Seven Deadly Sins of Geekdom

What your girlfriend's been telling you...
The Ghosts of Antarctica:
Abandoned Stations & Huts

In "The Thing" and "The Mountains of Madness" territory...
DRB Popular Series
Steampunk DRB Series

Art, gear and mad gaslight inventions
"Quantum of Solace" James Bond's Aston Martin DBS

Exclusive photos and fast drive report
Small Wonders: Miniature Palaces and Dollhouses

Infinite care and craftsmanship
Best of DRB in 2008

Most Popular Articles & Hidden Gems






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Metal Body Suits vs. Weapons of Medieval Destruction

World's Strangest Theme Parks

Amusement to the (twisted) extremes!

Enchanting Victorian Fairy Tale Art

"Then world behind and home ahead..."

Adorable Pedal Cars

Collectable Pedal Vehicles Showcase

Japanese Arcades: Gundam Pods & Other Guilty Pleasures

These machines have gone up to the next level

Modernist Tallinn Architecture

Delicious blend of old and new!

Early Supercomputers: A Visual Overview

"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons"

Futuristic Concept Cars of the 1970-80s

French, Italian & Japanese rare beauties

Epic 1970s French Space Comic Art

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