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Jason Interrupts Grace.

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It seems like everything we fall in love with comes in a limited supply. Earlier this week while we foraging through the world wide web, we stumbled upon a brilliant series by Jason Richards titled, The Interruption of Grace Jones. Already fond of everything Grace Jones and thoroughly impressed Richards’ clever use of pixelation, we were twice smitten. Hooked by the initial piece …

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Quiet Lunch Magazine ‡ March 29th, 2013. – April 11th, 2013.

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We’re taking it easy this issue, but that doesn’t mean this one is a throwaway. We speak to Jason Richards about The Interruption of Grace Jones. Our Senior Editor, Bim Star, gets hooked on the work of Eskmo. Cédric De Smedt puts us onto some of his latest work, and Anik Boucher takes her dairy to beach in the latest installation of D’Austalie Avec …

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D’Australie Avec Amour: Une Journée à la Plage.

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Jan 28. -25 degrees c (-13 degrees f). I’m in a cab, no coat, my heart is beating. I’m leaving Montreal for Melbourne, Australia in 3 hours and I’ll be gone for at least 6 months, maybe more. Montreal →Toronto Toronto → Vancouver Vancouver → Sydney Sydney→ MELBOURNE! 36 hours later, and I arrive to a temperature of 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit). I …

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In The Clouds.

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This Easter, we will all get to enjoy a little vacation from the doldrums of work life. While I am not excited about the over marketing of peeps marshmallows and adults in creepy bunny suits, it is a much needed break from the grind. Speaking of the grind, it often makes you yearn for freedom, something that would allow your …

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Walking on a Highwire.

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Tall Tall Trees, a.k.a. Mike Savino, has great taste in bow ties, as evidenced by his smiley new music video, “Highwire”. The talent and spirited nature of this young folk artist is on full display in this video, and we cannot wait to see what more he has to offer. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks …

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All Dressed in Black.

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Quentin Jones can do no wrong. A wet dream of mixed media, the London based illustrator, animator and fashion filmmaker is artistic freedom personified–each piece a testament to that freedom. Her collaboration with Nowness titled, Naked with Paint, is no exception. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but …

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Eavesdropping.

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Illinois based photographer, Daniel Everett, let us in on a awkwardly poignant dialogue in his series, Conversation with a Computer. What happens when technology attempts to console man? Find out. “Contained within the operating system of Mac computers is a rudimentary electronic psychotherapist program. Meant to simulate a Rogerian therapist, it engages the participant in a cyclical conversation by taking his …

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If the Cradle is A’Rockin’.

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How cool is this? The Cradle chair by Richard Clarkson was inspired by research on Autism and children with Rhythmic Movement Disorder (RMD). The project was done in collaboration with Grace Emmanual, Kalivia Russel, Eamon Moore, Brodie Cambell, Jeremy Brooker, Joya Boerrigter at Victoria University of Wellington. “We had a strong focus creating a solution for sufferers of RMD but the chair is …

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The Language of Love.

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There’s nothing more pure than nerd love–and we’re not just talking about Sheldon banging Blossom on The Big Bang Theory. We’re sure nerds are just as lusty as any other average Joe, but the language they use to express that love is both endearing and unique. Tapping into that well of language are these posters created by Nicole Martinez.     Quiet LunchQuiet …

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No One Likes An Atheist.

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One of our favorite shoe companies recently conduct their own unique study. Located in Berlin, ATHIEST SHOES has a lot of US customers who often endure long waits for their shoes–some of them even go missing. Once their US customer started to request that the company do not use their  signature atheist tape, ATHEIST decided to conduct an experiment that really …

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Any Way You Slice It.

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“If your house was burning down, what would you save?” Building on this very concept, Inus Pretorius published The Burning House Zine. An illustrated zine inspired by Sachin Ten, it features our people, their objects and some close-ups. 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. …

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Out of the Pan, Into the Fire (Water).

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Advertising can be the devil’s spawn when it wants to be, but every now and again it hits its creative mark. Spearheaded by Platinum FMD‘s own Marcelo Fedrizzi, this brilliant project was used in an Amanco ad campaign for their new heat resistant pipes. The re-imagining of fire as water isn’t anything new, but the execution of this project is so masterful–our …

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What’s Your 20?

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Through his latest Rap Quotes project, artist Jay Shells has taken it upon himself to designate hip-hop’s lyrical landmarks placing official-looking street signs with geographical accuracy. We often hear rappers refer to their home turf in their songs, but Jay Shells give us a chance to see their surroundings through their eyes–sort of. New Yorkers walk by these locations everyday, …

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Getting to Know the (UN)known.

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Jonathan Wakuda Fischer pays homage to some of our most brilliant cultural icons in his series, (UN)known Icons. Done in classic ukiyo-e fashion, the series features former The Scene owner, Steve Paul, Rolling Stones founder, Brian Jones, pop art legend, Andy Warhol, and Ziggy Stardust himself, David Bowie. Prints are available → here. ← Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote …

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There’s Never Any Time.

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“Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt they don’t have time to think.” – Noam  Chomsky. 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, …

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The Place: Downtown x The Year: 1977.

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An homage to the Ralph Lauren “Stadium” jacket, this lightweight lid is perfect for anyone seeking a sportier look. Pick it up at REED Space! 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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The Pie Hole: Too Chilly for Chantilly?

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We know, spring came a year ago, and Old Man Winter is now the old weird guy at the party, but we thought today’s featured recipe would make you forget your Indian Winter blues. Poached from the legendary Julia Childs, we actually found this Cantilly Aux Framboises recipe on Sprinkles Bakes. Chantilly Aux Framboises. Ingredients. • 1 1/2 pints fresh raspberries …

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Buzz Overgrown.

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Continuing to build a superb buzz around his forthcoming album, Overgrown, James Blake is releasing yet another song. Titled, “Our Love Comes Back,” the song is available for free–yes, you heard right, we said FREE–on Amazon. It’s the live version of the song, but is certain to hold fans over until Overgrown is released on April 8th. Get “Our Love Comes Back” → here. ← Quiet LunchQuiet …

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You Sly Fox.

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French clothing label Maison Kitsuné teams up with Absinthe distiller Pernod for a thorough collaboration that has you covered from head to toe. Unanimously adorned in a spunky fox print designed by Lucile Troquet, the collaboration includes a collection of apparel accompanied by a limited-edition bottle of sweet, sweet Pernod Absinthe. There will be a limited-edition run of the bottle …

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The Tale of Bastet.

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The Bastet series are the first pieces to emerge from the new collaboration between Michael Rosner of Eye Level Studio, and photographer David Gueringer. When we first laid eyes on the Bastet series, we thought it was a well done photoshop job. But as we delved deeper into the project we realized that the series was a body painter’s wet dream. …

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Fouts of Insanity.

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We always accuse artists of being insane, but Nancy Fouts may be one of the few instances where we actually mean it. Along with other oddball antics, Fouts’ work mainly focuses on reinvention and repurposing.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational …

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Charity in Vain.

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“While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.” – Chinua Achebe. 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 …

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Give Us a Sign.

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Neon signs have their slutty charm, but a hand painted sign warms the soul. An industry ravaged by the rapid advancement of technology, sign painting would appear to be an endangered art form. Long removed from the days when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were handpainted, there are still a few dedicated practitioners who are …

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Mean No Harm.

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“Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm; but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.” – T.S. Eliot Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch …

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Hate by Mail.

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Cyber bullying is all the rave nowadays, and the analog phenomena of sending hate mail has blown away with the sands of time. Leading the hate mail revival is Mr. Bingo and his book, Hate Mail. Containing a cornucopia of postcards adorned with mean spirited illustrations, we can now see why Mr. Bingo is often referred to as the Justin Bieber …

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How Wondersome.

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[dropcap size=small]G[/dropcap]uyanese photographer, Kwesi Abbensetts certainly has our hearts this week. Wondersome is a “self-experiment” starring Abbensetts himself. Abbensetts isn’t the only in this photographic series, those shades he’s wearing deserve a shoot of their own. 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. …

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Boys Wear Make-Up.

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Yoko Ono, in conjunction with Opening Ceremony, makes the boys pretty again with her latest project, Make-Up Tips for Men. With concept and text by Ono, the video contains a remix of “The Sun is Down” and meant to accompany her Yoko Ono Fashion for Men collection. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of …

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Ocean Joins the Band.

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Band of Outsiders is back with a new lookbook for their Spring 2013 Collection. This time around they chose award winning OFWKTA crooner, Frank Ocean, to star in a classic Polaroid style project shot by head designer Scott Sternberg. This comes after Ocean wore a custom bright yellow tux by Band of Outsiders onstage at the Grammy last February. The brand …

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Wrong Again.

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We have good news and we have kind of shitty news. Good news first, Asger Carlsen‘s photo series, Wrong, has been made into a neat book; kind of shitty news, the books practically flew off the shelf, are no longer in print, but could make a possible return. We wish we would’ve gotten our hands on one, but being the …

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Taking SXSW.

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Like a whirlwind of über trill, SXSW has come and gone. Tunes were played, gadgets were displayed, and when the dust settled, everyone was more exhausted than a 6 year old who just spent all day at Disneyland. We couldn’t round up enough pennies to get everyone to Austin, but our festival correspondent, Jamieson Hill, was on the scene and …

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Nothing But Good Vibrations.

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Ferruccio Laviani continues to flex his muscle at Fratelli Boffi. What you see below may look like a distorted video image, but it is actually Good Vibrations, a storage unit created by Laviani himself. Considering the mind-boggling craftsmanship  it’s hard to believe that Laviani created this from wood. One of the pieces from his new collection, the Italian designer plans to debut …

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21 Question with Shantell Martin.

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We know how to have fun here at Quiet Lunch Magazine, and every once in a while we like to include our new found friends in our hijinks. After asking Shantell Martin a ton of no nonsense questions during her interview, we decided to end on a light note and play a game of 21 Questions. Being the cool customer …

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It Started with a Red Girl.

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[dropcap size=small]W[/dropcap]e’ve officially fallen in love with Kwesi Abbensetts. After spotting one of Abbensetts’ pieces on the interwebs, we decided to delve deeper and what we found was pure gold. What intrigues us the most is Abbensetts’ soothing manipulation of light. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with …

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Learnin’ Youse Some Lettas: Abate.

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Abate (Pronounced: uh•bayt)→ Verb.: a) to put an end to. b) to reduce in degree or intensity. Example: “Someone please call security so they can abate this nuisance.” 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 …

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Hephaestus Burns Rubber.

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As if the Honda Bros 400 could get any more awesome, the folks at Bandit9 took the bike a step further with some slick customizations. Now dubbed Hephaestus, it takes its name from the Greek god of blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals, metallurgy, fire and volcanoes. Hephaestus was also the son  Zeus and Hera. Contact Bandit9 if you want to buy Hephaestus. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of …

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Get Well (of Death) Soon.

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Although it’s been a year since Django Django’s self-titled debut album, the British four-piece teamed up with Noisey to create some new visuals for their single, “Wor.” Filmed in Allahabad in India, the video sees a day in the life of the daredevils who ride in the “Well Of Death”, one of the many carnival attractions in the area. What your about to …

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Treat Me Right or Treat Me Not.

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When considering the reproductive rights issue that has been stirring up political controversies, particularly since the religious right has gained sway in state governments all over the country, I can’t help but wonder if reproductive rights are only a women’s issue. Most conversations about reproductive rights in this country are concerned with abortion and other pregnancy related issues, therefore the …

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A Tour of the Homeland.

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Emily Keegin‘s work falls somewhere between offbeat and farcical. She’s quaintly insane, a creative adult with an idiopathic imagination that manifests itself in the form of cactus, donuts and televisions. 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 …

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Aether From Scratch.

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An expert display of  “from scratch,” Aether Apparel teams up with Satellite Pictures to capture one of their stores being built from the ground up. Considering the finished production, you would never know that the San Francisco location was made from huge cargo containers. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and …

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Non-Self-Explanatory.

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“I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself.” – Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis. 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 …

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A Hat Above the Rest.

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We found these dope Alice in Wonderland based illustration from Johnny Dombrowski. Unfortunately, these were limited edition posters that he worked on for Dark Hall Mansion and only 25 of the prints were made–but that doesn’t mean you can’t marvel at them now for the hell of it! Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects …

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Les Femmes Ten: 10 of the Most Awesome Women on Planet Earth.

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James Brown called it a man’s world, but there are plenty of awesome women who would beg to differ. Women have had a hard fought battle–especially on the political front–but as time wears on, more and more women are making strides, breaking shackles and exceeding expectations. Since March is Women’s History Month, we have decided to compile a list of …

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Quick Draw.

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Shantell Martin could not stay in her own lane if she tried. Shantell Martin’s journey is constantly adapting. Usually artists attempt to find a niche and stay there, but Martin embraces the free-flowing nature of her craft. In fact, she actively pursues it. Martin is the ideal artistic specimen, open-minded, talented, and inspired. When I thought of an artist to …

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D’Australie Avec Amour: A Prelude.

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Spring will be here sooner than later, and we have already been bitten by the travel bug. Too poor to globetrot, we are living vicariously through our good friend, Anik Boucher. Known to all the cool kids as Anik B., Boucher will be getting acquainted with the Land Down Under for the next few months and has offered to share …

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Quiet Lunch Magazine ‡ March 15th, 2013. – March 28th, 2013.

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With Women’s History Month in full swing, ladies have taken over Quiet Lunch Magazine! Male staff members have been forced into slavery, and this issue is officially a “No Boys” zone. Our first annual Lady-Like Issue features an at home interview artist Shantell Martin. Anik Boucher gets her Carmen San Diego on in an introduction to her travel diary, D’Austraile Avec …