624 Added | 11 Magazines | 3 Likes | 3 Following | 6 Followers | @jderb96 | Keep up with jesseca 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 “jesseca”

7 Most Incredible Adventures You Need to Have in Iceland

Iceland is no stranger to striking landscapes, impossible views, and travel experiences that inevitably trump any dinner-table bragging session. Why, …

European Travel

2017 Suzuki SV650 - FIRST RIDE REVIEW

A bike with a cult following leaves an empty void when absent from a manufacturer’s model line up. Such is the case for Suzuki’s beloved SV650 …

BMW K100 Scrambler

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>BMW<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Scrambler<p>The BMW K100 is a motorcycle that BMW created to take the fight to the surge of inline-4 …


2017 Yamaha SCR950 - FIRST LOOK REVIEW

<b>Yamaha</b> has realigned its streetbike categories and created what it calls its Sport Heritage line, consisting of the new-for-2016 XSR900, SR400, VMAX, …


George R. R. Martin Provides A Moving Statement On The Syrian Refugee Crisis

There have been plenty of opinions strewn around over the past months regarding the Syrian Refugee Crisis, exacerbated by the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and the heightened state of alert that has followed. Some of the vocal parties in America include many of the candidates running for …

George R.R. Martin

Mary Jane (The Drug) Smuggled In Mary Jane (The Candy): TSA

There's no sweet talking out of this jam.<p>Police say a man tried to smuggle weed through security at Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey on Friday by hiding his stash in Mary Jane candy wrappers.<p>As the following image shows, the “green leafy vegetation” was “artfully concealed" inside the suspect's …


5 Writers Who Went Crazy While Writing Important Books

We tend to think of writers as indoor types. Hell, look at us -- we're writing this without pants because they were technically more ice-cream stain …

Beatrix Potter

Photos of the Week: 2/21-2/27

This week we have a fireball above Calgary, wintry weather from Saudi Arabia to New York City, Iranian speedboats destroying a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier, a Japanese polar bear caretaker robot, Chadian soldiers taking the fight to Boko Haram insurgents, a view of the Moon alongside Venus …

London Fashion Week

Photos of the Week: 2/28-3/6

This week we have images of Holi in India, a mine rescue in Ukraine, a public caning in Indonesia, Purim celebrations in London, Hawaii seen from orbit, the killing of the Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a robotic traffic cop in Kinshasa, a Benjamin Netanyahu cupcake, and much more.

Uttar Pradesh

Smithsonian Magazine's 2014 Photo Contest

The editors of <i>Smithsonian</i> magazine have just announced the finalists in their 12th annual photo contest, selected from more than 26,500 entries. They've kindly allowed me to share several of these images here from the competition's six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, …

New South Wales

Elkebana: Symmetrical Flower Wall Trophies Inspired by Japanese ‘Ikebana’ Flower Arrangements | Colossal

<p>If you enjoy the aesthetic appeal of animal antlers but hate the idea of taxidermy, Elkebana might be just the thing for your cabin walls. The …


Kinetic ‘Insecta’ Lamps by U-Ram Choe | Colossal

<p>Korean sculptor U-Ram Choe (previously) builds kinetic sculptures embedded with CPUs, motors, and LEDs that appear to be equal parts organism and …


A Waterfall in Oregon Appears to Stare Right Back at You | Colossal

<p>Photographer Jarred Decker recently stopped by Silver Falls, Oregon where he captured this amazing view of North Falls that looks uncannily like an …


Handmade Resin Bangles Embedded with Flowers and Bark | Colossal

<p>Hand-made in Coos Bay, Oregon, these resin bangles are infused with plants, leaves, flowers, shells, and strips of bark. Much of what you see here …


New Photographs of Crashing Ocean Waves Frozen in Time by Pierre Carreau | Colossal

<p>Fascinated by the mysteries of the ocean his entire life, photographer Pierre Carreau (previously) documents the power and serenity of ocean waves …

A Perpetual Whirlpool of Black Water Installed in a Gallery Floor by Anish Kapoor | Colossal

<p>“If one is talking about sculpture then scale and skin is everything,” declared Anish Kapoor. He was speaking from India, the birthplace of the …


Just Like Magic

Calla Lily No. 4

Australia's oldest man likes to knit mini sweaters for injured penguins

Australia's oldest man has spent a lot of his days knitting sweaters for little penguins.<p>Alfred 'Alfie' Date spoke to <i>9 Stories</i> about how his …