Jack Devlin

64 Flips | 6 Magazines | 20 Likes | 3 Followers | @JackDevlin2015 | Keep up with Jack Devlin on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Jack Devlin”

Most millennials are hoping to retire early, but only a fraction are doing what it takes

According to a poll from our partner, MSN, 67% of American millennials (aged 18 to 29) want to quit the working world at or before age 65. The current full retirement age, meaning the age at which Social Security benefits fully kick in, is 67 for those born in 1960 or later.<p>MSN polls its readers, …

Retirement

Harajuku Girls in Bobs & Minimalist Fashion by Mikio Sakabe, Balmung & Tokyo Bopper

While walking along the streets in Harajuku, we came upon this trio of students who easily caught our eye with their minimalist monochrome fashion …

Get lost in Instagram’s underground art scene

There's little doubt that Instagram has become one of the most exciting new spaces for fledgling artists. With its rise of cyber conceptualism, body-positive females and empowering art hoes, the social media site has become one of the most provocative and powerful platforms for creative expression. …

Art

Enter the world of Dismaland, Banksy’s dystopian version of a Disney theme park

Disneyland too busy this weekend? Try Dismaland.<p>Dismaland Bemusement Park, as it is officially called, is a sly take on an immersive art exhibition from the controversial street artist Banksy. Located in a working-class seaside resort town in England, it is scheduled to open its doors to the public …

This Man Ran the Entire Appalachian Trail in 46 Days. Here's What He Ate Along the Way

What foods fuel a man who completed the entire Appalachian Trail in 46 days? We spoke to ultrarunner and vegan Scott Jurek to find out.<p>In a sport that already dances on the fringe of society, ultrarunner Scott Jurek is a true rarity. As one of the athletes who helped make ultramarathons—any race …

These Buddhist warrior monks excel at Kung Fu

In China, it is said that “all martial arts under heaven arose out of Shaolin.”<p>Shaolin Kung Fu is believed to be the oldest institutionalized style …

Eat, Pray, And Live in Tokyo

Ramen alert! Two brothers feast their way through Japan for the first time. Above is the Hakone Open Air Art Museum. All photos by Nicolas Jammet.<p><i>By Nicolas Jammet for Fathom</i> | <i>That first taste of Japan can linger for months. Especially if you like to eat. Sweetgreen co-founder Nicolas Jammet and</i> …

Where can I rent a bicycle in Tokyo?

Home/ tips/ Where can I rent a bicycle in Tokyo?<p>1/04/2015 tips<p>As a visitor to Tokyo renting a bicycle can be a difficult affair. Given the lack of a …

The Best of Tokyo's Luxury Brand Cafes

<i>Furla Cafe.</i><p>In Tokyo's elegant Ginza district you can eat your way through some of the best design houses in the world: Chanel, Gucci, Bulgari, Hermes, Alfred Dunhill, Furla. Luxury brand cafes let you indulge your <i>haute couture</i> sensibilities without breaking that <i>pret a-porter</i> travel budget.<p>Many top …

Schemata Architects inserts coffee shop and roastery into a Tokyo warehouse

Japanese studio Schemata Architects has converted an old warehouse in Tokyo into a cafe and roastery for a Californian coffee company (+ …

Coffee

Free Things to Do in Tokyo

With a population that simultaneously embraces unapologetic trendiness and centuries-old traditions, Tokyo presents travelers with paradoxical experiences at every turn. Kimono-clad women amble past contemporary architectural masterpieces. Well-dressed young professionals enjoy a tea ceremony …

Panasonic Creates A Cool Sustainable City Near Tokyo

How to build a city that uses resources — water, fuel, electricity — efficiently presents a big challenge and opportunity for tech companies. Panasonic just inaugurated a town near Tokyo that is experimenting with sustainable designs, and it’s worth taking a look at what’s been done.<p>Called Fujisawa …

Tokyo Solamachi (Tokyo Sky Town)

by <b>Sakura Harano</b><p>4/15/2015 05:40:00 PM<p>Read<p>Tokyo<p>Tokyo Solamachi (Tokyo Sky Town) is the large shopping, dining and entertainment complex at the base of …

Mario World: The awesome Nintendo-themed apartment you can rent for your next short stay in Tokyo

One of the great things about services like <b>Airbnb</b>, which help travelers and independent lodging owners find each other, is that they let guests find</b> …

What is the average rent in Tokyo?

The Real Estate Information Network System (REINS) for Eastern Japan recently released its quarterly report on average residential rent in Tokyo and …

Julie Watai Creates Provocative Digital Fantasy Worlds Influenced By Manga And Anime

Hyper Kawaii!!!!Happy Nerd PsychedelicsHyper Kawaii!!!!Wearable ComputingJulie Watai is a photographer and contemporary artist whose acid-bright, …

Anime

Willem Jonkers: The Fisheye Master Of Street Photography

<b>All Images (c) Willem Jonkers</b><p><i>Willem Jonkers is not quite your average street photographer. His work is rather unique. Although he chases many of the same subjects as the other few million street photographers out there, he does so with an 8mm fisheye lens. This slight deviation from the normal</i> …

Street Photography

Hikikomori: Japanese men locking themselves in their bedrooms for years, creating social and health problem

It is one of the biggest social and health problems facing Japan - about 1 million people, mostly men, have locked themselves in their bedrooms and …

World's Oldest Man Dies in Japan at Age 112

Reprinted with permission from Science is Beautiful © 2014 by Batsford, an imprint of Pavilion Books Company Limited<p>Reprinted with permission from …

New ‘No Man’s Sky’ Footage Leaves Us Thinking, ‘That Escalated Quickly’

Blow space goats away in Hello Games' upcoming open-universe adventure! Or, better still, don't.<p>Is there anything better than a headline combining the name of an exceptionally hyped new video game and a meme so ubiquitous that it's a wonder nobody's named their kid after it yet? No, there really is …

8 Essential Apps for Traveling Abroad

Travelers used to carry along guidebooks about each place they were visiting when exploring the world, but now you can find all the information you need in the palm of your hand. There's an app for virtually everything these days and many of them are designed to make traveling easier. Here are …

Japan Accepts American Challenge To A Giant Robot Duel

Following the challenge laid down by American robot company MegaBots at the end of June, the Japanese company Suidobashi Heavy Industry has responded and it seems that a giant robot duel between the two companies is very much on.<p>The creator of the Kuratas mecha, Kogoro Kurata, has responded in a …

Tokyo’s Best Off-The-Beaten-Track Neighborhoods



Tokyo is a city full of surprises; sometimes that surprise might be a (robotic?) polar bear in the middle of Shibuya or an orderly parade of …

Japan

Tourists are flocking to a remote Japanese island that's overrun by feral cats

AOSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - An army of feral cats rules a remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one.<p>Originally introduced to the mile-long island of Aoshima to deal with mice …

Pets