memilyjean

86 Added | 1 Magazine | @memilyjean | Keep up with memilyjean 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 “memilyjean”

Why Elmore Leonard matters

His influence as a great American stylist extended far beyond the boundaries of crime writing<p>Elmore Leonard was best known for writing crime fiction, fast-paced novels about ex-cons, aspiring kidnappers, gun dealers and loan sharks, and the world-weary lawmen and -women who chase them and usually …

Closet Case: 8 Steps to Perfect Organization

Lisa Adams of L.A. Closet Design breaks down the how-to.<p>Our search for well-formed closet inspiration began where much of our time is currently spent, ogling Instagram. There, we came upon Lisa Adams's chic compilation of images of well-controlled chaos under the name of her company L.A. Closet …

Selling

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

'It' Girls Through the Ages

A look back at some of our favorite women who have that elusive "it" factor<p>Before Alexa, Leandra, and Olivia. there was Edie, Suzy, and Penelope. And before them, there was Clara. And before Clara, there was Eve (as in, Adam and...). In honor of our look at the state of the modern It Girl in our …

Andy Warhol

10 Unique Train Trips

Love train travel? These railways offer a unique window on the world, cutting a swath through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth:<p><b>1. Cass Scenic Railroad (West Virginia)</b><p>The steam trains climb the 11 miles (18 km) from Cass to the 4,842-ft-high (1,476 m) summit of Bald Knob, which has …

Seeking Success In A Finite Number Of Hours A Day

We all have a finite number of hours in a day – 24 to be exact. What we choose to do with those hours is of the utmost importance. We can waste our time, or we can use our time to improve ourselves and our lives. I have always felt passionate about the importance of reading books that can help us …

Kevin Weir’s Fantastically Bizarre Historical GIFs

Bringing life to the old, black and white photograph, Kevin Weir'd historical GIFs are a must-see.<p>As cinemagraph GIFs take over the internet, graphic …

GIF Animations

A Monochrome Lego Set To Teach Tomorrow’s Architects

Six cutting-edge design firms have teamed up with the world’s most popular brick-maker to impart the core principles of modern architecture.<p>The first thing you’ll notice about the Lego Architecture Studio is that it’s white. There are no colors, no shades, no pigments, no hues here. It is as white …

Lego

Aerial Photos of Poland's Lakes Across Four Seasons

With a degree in architecture and a passion for aerial photography, Kacper Kowalski takes to the skies to capture previously unseen landscapes in extraordinary ways. His photos of Poland from high above have earned him numerous awards including Nikon's Nikkor 75th Anniversary Award (NPCI …

Photography

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

Van Morrison: The Poet

The scholar, dreamer, dancer and one of the few originals in rock parses out his lyrics and blues<p><i>In a 1971 review of the album 'His Band and the</i> …

Literature

The Art of Honest Fried Chicken (A Lifestyle Choice)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

Cooking

Car Illustrations from Famous Movies

If you are fan of nice cars and good movies, chances are you have seen these cars on the movies before. But now they are completely illustrated by …

Graphic Design

The Classical Origins of Great TV

<b>As the final half-season</b> of <i>Breaking Bad</i> edges toward its conclusion, hero-turned-villain Walter White, a mild-mannered chemistry teacher who began cooking crystal meth and has now become the kingpin of his own drug cartel, may be forced to dispose of his pupil and filial sidekick, Jesse (and …

TV

Nordic Pancake Cake From Josephine of A Tasty Love Story

Breakfast

Step Inside The Grandiose & Extravagant Theatres Of Paris

Paris is recognised throughout Europe and most of the world, as a city famous for love and it's passion for art and theatre. So what better place for …

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

Pets

Adventures on Instagram

You no longer need a thousand-dollar camera to take awe-inspiring shots. All you really need is an iPhone, an Instagram account, and a sharp eye. Just take it from the guys at Camp 4 Collective —Jimmy Chin, Anson Fogel, Renan Ozturk, and Alex Honnold, recently featured in the Instagram blog. They …

Mobile Photography

Top 20 International Small Hotels: Andrew Harper's Picks (Photos)

From Australia to Botswana and Italy to India, see the top luxury boutique hotels around the world.

Jack Nicholson: a career in film - in pictures

Reports from Hollywood suggest that Jack Nicholson has called time on his film career. The 76-year-old has been nominated for an Oscar 12 times, more than any other male actor, a good reason for us to bring you some highlights.

OMG, I Want This House: Long Island (PHOTOS)

A weekend escape to charming, rustic simplicity? We’ll take it. Take a peek at Long Island’s Cow Pond Farm.<p>William Waldron/The Interior Archive

Painterly embroideries of homes by Stephanie Clark - The Fox Is Black

Stephanie Clark is a Salt Lake City, Utah based artist who’s doing some fantastic work with embroidery. We’ve seen meaty typography, expressive book …

Top 20 U.S. Small Hotels: Andrew Harper's Picks (Photos)

Too many hotels to choose from? Andrew Harper rounds up the best luxury, small hotels in America.

A Look Back at Karl Lagerfeld (PHOTOS)

The legendary designer turns 80 on Tuesday. From his early days in costume to recent appearances on the runway, see pictures of Lagerfeld through the …

Where Are They Now? 1992's Biggest Pop Acts

Catch up with Kriss Kross, En Vogue, Sir Mix-A-Lot and more<p>10<p>Music history was made on January 25th, 1992 when Nirvana's <i>Nevermind</i> knocked Michael …

Bill Hader

18 Super Chic No-Carve Pumpkins

If you love Halloween, but aren’t exactly into wielding a knife to carve out that jack-o’-lantern, you’re in luck. There are <i>tons</i> of great no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas out there. From using paint to stencils to cut paper, the ideas are almost endless. To get you in the Halloween spirit, we’ve …

Decorations

Louis C.K. Comes Clean

Shame, failures, no groupies: The making of a standup genius<p>He doesn't want to do the cat story. "It fills time, that's all it does," says Louis …

David O. Russell