DRB Feel-Good Issue #36

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.

Great Japanese 1970s toy box art (incorporated into a modern CD-cover layout):

Some of the fascinating Japanese 1960s manga magazines (interesting from a design standpoint... of how now-standard cute "kawaii" manga eyes and faces developed; click to enlarge):

Guild Houses at the Brussels' Grand Place:

A Farm Organ, proudly displayed - mroe info:

The David Hilton family near Weissert, Custer County, Nebraska. 1887 - image via)

"Dame Alice Ellen Terry" (more info), by George Frederic Watts:

photo by Julia Margaret Cameron

Another photo by Julia Margaret Cameron - "Florence Anson, 1866":

photo by Julia Margaret Cameron


Mixed fresh links for today:

National Geographic Best 2015 Photos - [spectacular]
Beautiful Space Art by Nick Gindraux - [scifi]
Starship Size Comparison - [wow scifi video]
H.P. Lovecraft's "Arkham" Built With Toy Trains - [geek info]
Marshall Amps: How Loudness Changed Music - [interesting]
Cuttlefish is on the move! - [awesome, nature]
Original Instructions for "Gone With The Wind" Projection - [fascinating]
Dumbest Kitchen Gadgets: Hilarious Review - [fun video, language]
PAW! BAM! ACTION! - [fun video]
What Star Wars Owes To the Early 1970s French Comics - [wow video]
Short Star Wars - [hilarious animation]
White Chocolate Sphere Dessert - [amazing, gif]
10 Ways How Meditation Changes Your Life - [promo info]
Play "Agario 3D" for a good entertainment - [in-browser fun]
The One Dollar Bargain Site - [just in time for Holidays]
2016: A Scrat Odyssey! - [funny animation trailer]



Currently listening to:
(feel free to copy-paste this in YouTube, most of entries on this list can be found there)

Roberto Pregadio - "Eva's Beguine" from "Eva la venere selvaggia" (outworldly, 1968)
Electric Light Orchestra - "Mission (A World Record)" (baroque pop, UK 1976)
Jeff Lynne's ELO - "When I Was a Boy" (new ELO album! 2015)
The Seekers - "Leaving Of Liverpool" (folk, 1964)
King Crimson - "Moon Child" (wonderful psych, prog, 1967)
Gianfranco Plenizio - "Voce D'Amore" from "La Gatta In Calore" (great melody, Italy 1972)
Stelvio Cipriani - Soundtrack from "Concorde Affaire" (excellent, 1979)
Les Irresistibles - "Slave To Freedom" (neat sunshine pop, 1968)
The Telstars (German Beat Group) - "Nur Fur Mich" (Germany, 1965)
The Monkees - "It's Nice To Be With You" (feel-good song, 1968)
Tom Petty - "Feel A Whole Lot Better" (Jeff Lynne-produced song, 1989)
Piero Umiliani - "La Schiava" vocal theme from "La Schiava Io Ce L'Ho E Tu No" (happy, 1972)
Maxine Sullivan - "Blue Skies", "Skylark", Night And Day" (w/ Claude Thornhill Orchestra, 1939)
Nico Fidenco - "A Picture Of Love" from "Emanuelle Perche" (instrumental, 1977)
Maurizio Vandelli - Music from "Madeleine Anatomia Di Un Incubo" (Camille K) (great melody, 1974)
Rondo Veneziano - "Venezia 2000 - Aria di festa" (neo-baroque instrumental, Italy 1983)
Piero Umiliani - "Isola Tuttofare" from "Le Isole Dell'Amore" (cute, happy, 1970)
Liverpool Express - "It's a Beautiful Day" (beat ballade, 1972)
Dee D. Jackson - "Red Flight", "Automatic Lover" (cool disco, 1978)
Armando Trovaioli - "The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life" from "La Piu Bella Serata" (nice, 1972)
Bruno Nicolai - Theme from "Django Spara Per Primo" (western, 1966)
Franco Micalizzi - "La Banda del Gobbo" movie music (good action tune, 1977)
The Beach Boys - "Still Surfin'" (sunshine pop, "Summer In Paradise" 1992)



Beautiful Actresses:

Elsie Ferguson (1883–1961)

English actress Nanette Newman from "The Wrong Box" 1966

Colleen Corby

1967 Ferrari Dino 206 Competizione Prototipo

Susan Dey

1964 Alfa Romeo Canguro

Susan Dey

1953 Maserati A6GCS/53 Spyder, via

left: Christine Carere; right: Colleen Corby

Hayley Mills

Suzi Quatro

Right: Grace Kelly in "High Noon"

Russian actress Tatyana Dogileva

(original unknown)

(original unknown)


Remember James Cameron's "Aliens"? -

An Italian postcard from 1923:

See a lot more late 1800s/early 1900s postcards here.

Art from the Five Star Stories manga - click to enlarge for awesome details:

News from the LIFE Magazine, 1939:

Arrgh! I forgot to erase browser history! -

"Wandows is now working ngrmadly":

Until next time! Keep the sunshine, folks.




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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "Unknown actress" is Nanette Newman in "The Wrong Box", directed by her late husband Bryan Forbes

Blogger Keir Hardie said...

That Japanese toy box art at the top is pretty clearly CD covers, complete with spines.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see you back!


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