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Halloween Through a Different Lenz.

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It’s Halloween, beeyotch! So, in honor of All Hallow’s Eve, we went digging in the crates for an oldie but goodie by artist, Jesse Lenz. Titled, Monsters and Marilyns, the series plays off the iconic Warholization of Marilyn Monroe. Featuring classic monsters like Dracula and Frankenstein, the series also highlights some new faces like Patrick Bateman and the Jigsaw Killer. Consisting of …

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The First Act with Peter and the Wolf.

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For the better part of two years I have been on a bit of a folk music binge. I usually feed my various music binges on recommendations from friends, as well as my own combing research. So when earlier this year a good friend of mine living in New York recommended a band to me, I listened. The band my …

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Draped Up.

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Photographer, Patty Carroll, is delivering a brilliant message with her series, Anonymous Women: Draped. A sister series to Anonymous Women: Heady, the series is a clever interpretation of female domestication. Representing the double edge sword that is domesticity, Carroll brings to light that  the comfort of domesticity comes with a hefty price. “I am addressing double edge of domesticity; the home as …

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Home in a Can.

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[dropcap size=small]H[/dropcap]omesickness is no laughing matter and photographer, Kirill Rudenko, knows that concept very well. Rudenko’s canned air series is a humorously charming collection of “genuine air” collected from respective cities. Containing air from cities like New York, Singapore, Prague, Paris, London, Riga and Berlin, it makes a great gift for anyone yearning for the smell of their homeland. Quiet …

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Poisoned Candy: A Terrifying Truth or Urban Legend?

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When it comes to poisoned candy, is there any real need to be alarmed? Has anyone ever died from poisoned candy? Year after year, we take our kids trick or treating and alert them and ourselves to the notion that they cannot eat the candy until every piece has been inspected–for fear of razor blades, needles and poison.  The real …

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Strange Clouds.

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Milanese photographer, Filippo Minelli, is somewhat of a mystic–an artist who manipulates the definition of foundation. Taken in various areas of Europe, Minelli’s Silence/Shape series is a brilliant conceptualization of decontextualization. In simpler terms, is an exhibition of juxtaposition; a translation of audio through visual silence. Minelli offers his own words in an interview with Hugo Create: “I’ve been working …

Learnin’ Youse Some Lettas: Decontextualize.

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Decontextualize (Pronounced: De•ken•teks•che•lize)→ Transitive Verb.: a) to remove from a context. Example: “The movie seeks to decontextualize violence, giving it a whole other meaning.” Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative Sustenance Daily,” we mean it. quietlunch.com

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Intertwined.

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Time to get a little more intimate with your cup of Joe–or tea, if you prefer a mellow morning. Made from 100% porcelain, this contemporary finger mug by Kina Gorska is a delightfully warm embrace for any hot beverage drinker. If you like what you see, click →here← to order yours today. Unfortunately, it only comes in white but the innovate …

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Mori’s Morose Musings.

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Cattolica native, Virginia Mori, is not one for much color or explanation. She isn’t into bending and twisting your mind with fanciful feats and artful acrobatics. Mori’s agenda is a simple one–move the pen; move the audience. Virginia Mori‘s muted taste for gore is merely a plus. What is most striking about her work is her masterful use of the ball point …

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From the Frontline: Heartless Bastards & Company.

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On Friday I went to Royale Night Club in Boston to interview Dana Falconberry for my column, The First Act. After watching her perform her majestic and harmonious music, we met up backstage and had a splendid interview. You will get the full interview and more in the next installment of The First Act column. After our interview, the band …

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Life with Derrick B. Harden.

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Rarely does one encounter a soul like Derrick B. Harden. Raised on the streets of Brooklyn, he is truly a master of his own destiny. He needs no wind in his sails for he is fueled by an innate drive that is unfounded in most. Currently the star curator at Lyons Weir Gallery, Harden is a modern day renaissance man. …

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A Review of Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City.

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Nowadays Hip-Hop has been conveyed in the form of an audio commercial that is constantly talking about material non-sense or items that are way out of most Americans’ financial status purchase capabilities. Bentleys and bitches, hoes and clothes, but is that all we truly know? Guess that is what happens to a music genre that chases the dollar; it tends …

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For Sport.

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More often than not, women are subjected to some form of objectification–whether it be through the media or the opposite sex. But what of self-objectification? Holly Grimsrud‘s work relies on that very concept. The Minnesota native is focused on exposing not only the self-objectification of women but the self-objectification of a modern society that holds steadfast to the teat of …

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Take a Bow.

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It’s hard being classy. Some may think it’s all about holding your pinkie in the air when you drink stuff but there is a whole lot more to it than that. Being classy requires skill… and innate hatred for poor people–but most of all, skill! The Hill-Side shows you how to execute class with their indigo chambray bow tie. Quiet LunchQuiet …

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The Reality of Painting.

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It is always great to see an artist create timeless pieces that are so interactive that it lives on in the minds of its audience for years to come. Using about 500 liters of waterbased environmentally friendly paint, Iepe Rubingh employs the routes of 2000 unbeknownst drivers to create a piece titled Painting Reality. This all took place back in 2010 …

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Back to a Time When Rappers Could Rap.

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Twas a busy week last week but the Quiet Lunch gang was fortunate enough to attend Remember When Rappers Could Rap? presented by Cinematic Music Group, ECKO Unltd., and XXL Magazine. Hosted by Peter Rosenberg and Shiest Bubz, the lineup featured a few our favorites like Smoke DZA, Joey Bada$$ and Fat Trel as well as some new faces that included …

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Everlasting Cat Power.

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Okay–I don’t usually start off a piece of writing with ‘okay,’ but I’m still digesting this strange and obscure evening as I sit here at my favorite bar writing. Okay–Maker’s on the rocks and Go. For the second time in a row at the House of Blues Boston, the venue and the crowd destroyed the whole show. She–Cat Power–was as …

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A Friend in Read.

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“We need books because we are all, in the private kingdoms of hearts, desperate for the company of a wise, true friend.” – Steve Almond. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative Sustenance Daily,” we mean it. quietlunch.com

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QUIET LUNCH Magazine presents Kanye West LIVE.

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Last month we showed you a killer set from Lupe Fiasco and this month we are happy to follow that up with yet another gem. Once again, the good folks at Samsung graciously invited some of its new trendsetters to an early Halloween treat… Kanye West L I V E! Continuing the promo tour for  their latest smartphone, the Galaxy …

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But That Doesn’t Mean My Eyes Will Soon Be Turnin’ Red.

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The star installation of October has to be the Rain Room, an art installation by rAndom International now showing at the Barbican Centre. Usually we like to throw around high praises like a Frisbee but there is a reason why everyone spent a great part of October raving over this installation. rAndom International, who are known for their distinctive approach to …

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The Pie Hole: Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice.

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Although summer is clearly hanging on by a pinkie toe, we know that Old Man Winter will be kicking down our doors any day know. So, as a commitment to our fall friendliness and winter preparation, we decided to feature a delicious Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate from Shelly at Cookies and Cup. Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate.↓ Ingredients.↓ • 2 1/2 cups …

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A Weekend in Gotham.

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Baltimore based photographer, Glenford Nunez, made a brief visit to NYC last weekend. For Nunez, whom happens to be a native New Yorker, it was a modest homecoming–but being the true shutterbug that he is, Nunez paid little attention to the so-called homecoming and proceeded to navigate the canyons of SoHo as if he never left. Once Nunez emerged from …

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Swept.

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We stopped by Støy-Munkholm and found these dope caps by Acne. Dubbed the Sweep Tweed Cap, it is a snapback made from 100% virgin wool. Guaranteed to keep your noggin warm in the upcoming colder months, the Sweep Tweed Cap comes in “Big Check” and purple. Click any picture below to purchase. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication …

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A Glitch in the System.

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Misdirection is often a good way to go. When a piece gives allusion to one thing when it is actually the other, it is nothing short of delightful trickery. Today that delightful trickster is Kon Trubkovich. More morbid than delightful, Trubkovich’s glitch pieces are wondrous misdirects that appear to be clips from less than efficient surveillance cameras but are actually oil/watercolor paintings done …

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The Resurrection of Ellen Ripley.

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It wasn’t too long ago when Sigourney Weaver was running around a spaceship trying to avoid be gutted by a toothy extraterrestrial being. Now that Halloween is around the corner, we decided to honor her fictional plight by sharing this amazing work by Steven Scott. Scott, who spent some time at Madame Tussauds London and is an experience Model/Prop Maker, created a …

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Along the High Trestle Trail.

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Designed by public artist David B. Dahlquist of RDG Dahlquist Art Studio, the High Trestle Trail Bridge is an interesting structure that pays homage to the concept of large scale artistry. Spanning the banks of the Des Moines River Valley in Boone County, Iowa, standing in the center of the bridge reveals a geometric, Polaroid-like effect that looks even more dazzling in the night time. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is …

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Take On Andrea.

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Andrea Mastrovito‘s illustrations leap from the pages–literally. The artist creates interactive works with the stroke of a pencil and a rip of the paper. This particular series by Mastrovito mainly highlights violent conflict and human beings failed encounters with animals; particularly oxen. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture …

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Bring Them Both.

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Wait a f@¢king minute! Where the hell were we when this song came out? Performed by the British duo, AlunaGeorge, “Your Drums, Your Love” is a heavenly serenade of discontent and heartbreak. Accented with quirky but über dope choreography by Brooke Milliner, the video is a visual metaphor for two former lovers who keep running into one another. Directed by Henry Scholfield, …

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Hump Day Treat of the Week: Chompers 3D.

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Halloween is only one week away and no one is safe–not even puppets! What are we yelling about? Well, after seeing this short titled, Chompers 3D, by Jesse Blanchard, you will know exactly what we mean. Put on your your 3D glasses, if you have any laying around! Here is our viral Hump Day Treat of the Week: Chompers 3D – from …

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Finally, a Chair with Attitude.

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Designer Deger Cengiz has taken a page out of Homer Simpson’s book with his latest chair design titled, The Attitude Chair. The Attitude Chair, which is being described by many as “every student’s dream chair,” allows you to kick back without falling off. Armed with a flip-support mechanism, the chair works off of gravitational reflex principles. The product is made of wood and …

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Meating America.

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America is the land of carnivores. With the exception of Southern California, a majority of the nation will strangle their own mothers for a plate of bacon–never mind a great steak. An official “meatographer”, Dominic Episcopo, infuses culinary humor with conceptual art. Based in Philadelphia, Episcopo has spent over 20 years honing his craft–“jumping between the worlds of high fashion, …

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Giving Autumn the Boot.

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We found this wonderful Fall boot from Mod Cloth. Idle footwear for the “girl-on-the-go,” the smokey grey Zippy Chick Boot is a great addition for those who seek ruggedness and comfort. Equipped with a zipper on each side and a cozy laced up front, the Zippy Chick Boot is just as kickass as the classic combat boot but more low …

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He’ll Pencil You In.

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Now THAT’S how you use a pencil! Wow. Prepare to be put into a state of such awe that you may never use a pencil ever again out of pure shame for not understanding its true potential. The artwork depicted here by Diego Koi may look like photography, but it’s not. No–it’s a drawing done in pencil. Through Diego Koi’s …

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By a Thread…

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Not everything is just nuts and bolts. Sometimes it’s thread and glue. Anton Alvarez, a Swedish-Chilean designer based in east London, has created a Thread Wrapping Machine that makes the use of screw and nails somewhat obsolete by replacing them with glue-coated thread. With the ability to combine an array of different materials like wood, steel, plastic and other materials, Alvarez …

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Raw Symbolism.

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Action Bronson is making noise again. The Queens rapper recently dropped visuals for “The Symbol”, the first single off of his upcoming mixtape, Rare Chandeliers. For the video, Bronson has once again teamed up with fellow Queens native, Rik Cordero, to bring us some neo-classic spoofing of the 70s film era. We also caught friend to Quiet Lunch, Ohene C, busting …

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Til Breath Do Us Part.

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Marina Abramović never ceases to amaze us. While we were running the wilderness that is the worldwide web, we found this classic performance by Abramović and her then lover, Ulay. Titled, Death Self, the performance was one that represented the inherently volatile relationship between human beings. “To create this Death self, the two performers devised a piece in which they connected their mouths and …

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Make Your Phone Mega.

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Isn’t it about time that you started listening to your music Ludwig Beethoven style? Attempting to capture the intrigue of famous composer’s hearing instrument, en&is Design has created the Megaphone, a passive amplifier that brings big sound out of your little device. It comes in a pretty snazzy library of color and is also fit for your iPod touch. 100% ceramic and …

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Washed Up.

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As the Indian summer appears to be peeking from behind the crisp autumn foliage, we can’t help but think about those warm summer days where all we had to worry about was getting a primo spot at the beach. Photographer Phil Gibbs, who also happens to be an avid fan of the surf, has an uncanny knack for capturing beautiful photos …

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Is This Art?

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We often find ourselves attempting to define art but is it truly definable? Maciej Ratajski doesn’t think defining art is that simple of a task and his piece, Is This Art?, confronts that very same concept. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we …

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A Tale of Two Lovers.

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Rarely are there pieces that capture the mechanical essence of love. Perfect Lovers (1987-91) by Felix Gonzalez-Torres is a moving installation that tells both the story of a love loss and a love that will forever be cherished. Torres, who is a homosexual, uses Perfect Lovers to pay homage to his deceased lover who died from AIDS. Both clocks were synchronized but eventually …

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Vintage Gotye.

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Gotye’s 2006 album, Like Drawing Blood, will finally be released in the old U.S. of A. Gotye, whose real name is Wouter De Backer, experienced international success with this year’s smash hit, Making Mirrors, but a lot of his new found fans are very unfamiliar with his earlier work. Since the album was only released in Belgium and Australia, the U.S. release …

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You Are the Star.

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“You are not just here to fill space or be a background character in someone else’s movie. Consider this: nothing would be the same if you did not exist. Every place you have ever been and everyone you have ever spoken to would be different without you. We are all connected, and we are all affected by the decisions and …

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Doria the Explorer.

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Israeli artist JD Doria creates some trippy schemes in with her Umwelt series. Using a combination of painting and 3D scanning, Doria’s work marries the worlds of art and technology.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative …

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Atomic Tunes.

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There will be days in life where you will have to ask yourself a crucial question. Well, today is one of those days. Today is the day that you have to ask yourself if you’re going to be one of those douchebags with their own customized ukulele; and the answer is, yes. Made by Celentano Woodworks, this featured atomic design is one of …