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Postmodern Love. | Her.

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The film Her by director Spike Jonze follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a lonesome writer of other peoples’ personal letters. Theodore soon develops a relationship with his computer Operating System or OS for short, with the name Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson). Set in Los Angeles in the not-so-distant future, an OS promises to meet the user’s every need. Samantha fills Theodore’s life with …

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You, The Matador.

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Inspired by the juxtaposition of the animalistic and the cultivated, Smith/Grey‘s  BULL & ROSES collection is an uncouthly chic line of jewelry that swings a conceptual sledgehammer with utmost grace and poise. Their Bull & Roses Knuckleduster is a definite must-have for the upcoming spring season. “[The line is] loosely based on the tradition of decorating cattle during the ‘Almabtrieb’ in the …

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Scream for Love (and Warmth).

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D-Wayne‘s remix of Natali Yura‘s breakthrough hit, “Scream For Love,” has been keeping us very warm as of late. The driving rhythm and simmering energy makes the low temps almost bearable. Yura, who made a huge splash with “Scream for Love” last year, is certainly an artist to watch for 2014. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that …

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Lies We Tell. | American Hustle.

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Lies and scandal converge in American Hustle, the award winning film by director David O. Russell. Con artist Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and his mistress Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) team up with power hungry FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) to take down a slew of mob bosses and American politicians including New Jersey Mayor Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner) by convincing them to …

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Weirdrobe Changes.

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Multifaceted artist Elena Stonaker possesses an intricate quirk that seems almost impossible to manifest in a physical form. But, nonetheless, Stonaker’s Wearables does just that, materializing a hodgepodge of colors, patterns, and surrealistic imagery. 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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This.

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We dropped in on Maciej Ratajski looking for new work and found This. Displaying a consist knack for typography, Ratajski once again cuts artistic pretension down at the knees with matter of factly quips and sarcastic reiterations. 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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Mother of God. | Philomena.

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Philomena, a new film by director Stephen Frears, follows the true story of Philomena Lee (Judi Dench) and her fifty-yearlong journey to reunite with her son. The child was born out of wedlock in an Irish-Catholic covenant and given up for adoption against Philomena’s will. The story was originally told in the nonfiction book by Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), who accompanies Philomena …

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Hello, Moto.

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The Patella Brothers‘ Moto is a mixed media series that uses paint and photography to create the oxymoronic illusion of stationary motion.  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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Gather Around Everyone.

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Pornography isn’t exactly something that you can gather around and watch with your loved ones–at least not the ones that are blood related. Addressing the disconnect between family and pornography, Brian Steinhoff‘s Porn for the Whole Family is a risque series that attempts to make porn safe for family consumption through artistic censorship. Porn for the Whole Family features adult figures in compromising …

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Hues of Litter.

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Colorful Trash is an ingenious series by André Britz that cleverly repurposes that which is universally frowned upon–beach trash. Using the plastic litter that he found during his beach vacay, Britz organized the pieces by  color to make a beautiful fragmented gradient of trash. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and …

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End of the Road. | Nebraska.

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Has anyone seen my teeth? Bruce Dern stars as Woody Grant in the new film Nebraska by Alexander Payne as a near-senile elderly man who believes he has won a million dollars. Woody’s son David (Will Forte) agrees to drive his father to Lincoln, Nebraska in order to claim the winnings. Along with Woody’s acid tongued wife Kate (June Squibb), the Grant family …

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Animal Instincts.

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Based in Copenhagen, illustrator Sine Jensen presents a humorous series that takes creative license with human anatomy. Animals features fashionable human bodies topped with heads from various species such a parrot, a lion, an ant and more. The series is done in collaboration with Ironflag. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and …

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Woodgrain Alloy.

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Hilla Shamia‘s popular Wood Casting series is a brilliant marriage of wood and aluminum in the form of furniture. Using a tree log, Shamia pours molten aluminum into the crack and crevasses of the log, creating an interesting dialog between the vulnerable durability of the wood and the stoic resilience of the aluminum. If you’re interesting in purchasing one of these …

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That Goes in the Pile.

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A gallimaufry of color and patterns, Merijn Hos‘ point collages are artistically upbeat and vividly confusing. In the pieces, Hos piles on color after color, pattern after pattern, to make a triangular “mess” that busies the eye. 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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You Know You Wanna.

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MØ continues to build buzz for her upcoming debut album, No Mythologies To Follow. The singer released spanking new visuals for the single, “Don’t Wanna Dance.” The video is filled with a smoky haze and background demolition that make it both industrial and somewhat surreal. No Mythologies To Follow is due out March 14th. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication …

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The Disappearance of the Black Box.

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Although Cesar Del Valle‘s Cube is a part of a greater project, it really manages to stand out in terms of dimensional appeal. Created to the tune of dissolution, Del Valle captures an artful decay through the process of deterioration. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, …

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Wavy.

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This week is the last week to check out Wave (2014) at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery. Created by Sarah Crowner, the installation is her third solo show at Nicelle Beauchene and will be on display until February 2nd. Be sure to stop by! Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a …

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Deep Space.

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Lili Xie‘s WHITE SPACE Part 2 is a clever project that deconstructs the visuals of language. Inspired by Mallamé’s poem Un Coup de Dés Jamais N’Abolira le Hasard, WHITE SPACE features an embossed version of the poem that becomes visible when the light hits it. The project seeks to ‘eradicate the form,’ resulting in an ‘alphabet of stars.’ Also, check out WHITE SPACE Part 1. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch …

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Grand Opening | Imagine Gallery.

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The new year jubilation has already faded away on what was a cold rainy evening in Chelsea, New York City. But with the grand opening of Peter Ruprecht’s Imagine Gallery going on, the line was going around the corner just to get a glimpse of this amazing new space and expression of art. Supported by StonehengeNYC, Imagine Gallery is the dreamchild …

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What a Drag.

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The Emperor of Antarctica, otherwise known as Christian Zander, creates a series of happy accidents in What a Drag. The project is brief but results are outstanding. 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. …

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Watching the Waves.

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Frozen in the grips of a cold, cold winter, one cannot help but daydream of warm weather and warm beaches. Our daydreaming led us to the Bombwatcher Surfboard, a cleverly designed beach chair by Clinton Underwood of Surf Life Designs. Available in White Oak & Western Red Cedar, the Bombwatcher is a handcrafted beach chair that has all the allure of …

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Joe on the FRONTLINE.

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Joe Miller is a multifaceted talent who uses various mediums to express poignant and vividly philosophic concepts. His desire to bridge art and ideology results in intriguing series like Frontline of Discovery. In the series, Miller addresses a technologically advanced future that has found itself light years away from nature. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to …

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The Eastmen Collective present Memorabilia at Poppington. @PoppingtonNYC

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UPDATE:Due to the weather yesterday in the northeast, we had to postpone The Memorabilia exhibit opening to Thursday January 23rd.   Memorabilia will be hosted by The Eastmen Collective in the downtown creative factory known as Poppington. This multimedia pop-up exhibition will showcase the work of Shane Garron, Lance Johnson, and select pieces from custom goods company Hawke & Dumar. The artist and clothing company come …

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PAPER at Munch Gallery.

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If you’re looking for raw artistry, Munch Gallery is a desired destination. Curated by Frodo Mikkelsen, PAPER features the works of 20 Danish artists who were all given a challenge: use only black ink/pencil and the work has to be on paper. The artists, 10 women and 10 men, were up for the challenge and executed quite wonderfully. Quiet Lunch stopped by …

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The Weather According to Drake.

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It’s official! Drake has made weathermen obsolete. Created by Tom Galle, Bob Jeusette, and Bert Vermeire, Drake Weather is a fun project that allows it users to determine the weather through the cover art of Drake’s fourth album, Nothing Was the Same. The skies are pretty clear out here in New York City, but we’re looking forward to checking out Drake Weather during …

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Leta’s Adds & Ends.

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[dropcap size=small]B[/dropcap]ased in New York City, conceptual designer Leta Sobierajski has a knack for conjuring up surreal scenes that faintly mimic the “logic” of everyday life. Sobierajski incorporates photography, painting, and sculpture in many of her pieces. Her series, Add/Ends, is so out of the box that not even could categorize them. It is refreshing to witness a moment where an …

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Your Friend, Sam Scottish.

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Old Man Winter isn’t leaving the party anytime soon, so you’ll need to stay warm–Scottish style. Knitted in Scotland at a specialist manufacturer that uses a unique finishing process involving brushing the yarn to create a distinctive ‘hairy’ finish, the Sam Scottish Knit crewneck by Norse Projects is well crafted, comfortable, and fuzzy to the touch. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a …

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Beaueauty Tips 101.

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Artist Chyrum Lambert is an abstract painter who manipulates dying techniques and paper sculptures. Lambert’s work is primal but not without its grace. The series Beaubeauty Tips features a brilliant usage of color by Lambert, who then frames these hues in geometric and/or irregular shapes. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life …

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Landing on 200.

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For those struggling to keep up with their dietary New Year’s resolutions, the gang over at wiseGEEK gathered 71 foods and measured their quantities in the amount of 200 calories. Why 200? wiseGEEK offered up this explanation: “We could have chosen any amount of Calories for this project, but we wanted something that gave tangible volumes for the entire range …

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On a Roll.

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Painting is usually a huge fucking bore but the folks over at The Painted House have created simple but unique paint rollers that allows its user to be more creative. Reviving the classic analog experience of printing with paint, The Painted House offers paint rollers that work on both walls and fabric. These rollers come in various designs and are perfect for …

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Alchemy in Its Most Basic Form.

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Part of the Waiting Land series in Southern Italy, Basic Alchemy is a minimalistic installation with a rich and intricate concept. Created by Berlin based Karen Lohrmann & Stefano de Martino, Basic Alchemy‘s intention is best explained by the duo’s statement: “Basic Alchemy refers to the emblematic element through which radical transformations of the environment—culturally, physically, politically—take place. Mostly under the radar, the universal concrete column produces …

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Brock Davis Recaps 2013.

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Brock Davis recapped his favorite iPhone photos from 2013. Davis, who is known for his conceptual humor, did us the favor of compiling a year worth of awesome iPhone photos. He also put together a compilation of his favorite Vines of 2013. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture …

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Enrolling in Computer School.

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After announcing a comeback and a new album in 2014, The Cool Kids are already offering up some fresh tunes. “Computer School,” along with “Chop” (Feat. The HBK Gang), are signature tunes that proves that duo hasn’t lost its step. It’s feels good to see the two back from hiatus, we were beginning to think that we’d have to go …

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Mo’ Huckins.

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Painter Shawn Huckins continues his clever onslaught of social media satire with his latest series, The American __tier. Marrying the prestige of fine art with the casual grammatical uncouthness of social media, Huckins flaunts a unique brand of artistic humor–not to mention a great amount of skill and technique. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote …

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When BOREDOM Attacks.

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Even artists get bored. But when boredom strikes an artist like Aldous Massie, the results could be considered brilliant. Playing off the concept of ‘nothing to do,’ Massie collaborated with BOREDOM for an interesting project that ironically cures boredom. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, …

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The Art of Emotion.

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KwangHo Shin captures the complexity of human emotion with his latest series of abstract portraiture. Sacrificing detail for substance, KwangHo Shin purposefully obscures the facial features of the subject in order to convey the intricacy of human emotion.  The clashes of paints are an ideal metaphor for the human psyche. Akeem K. Duncan.Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and …

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Salomon Faye. | On a Quest.

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Rapper Salomon Faye continues to impress us with awesome visuals. Teaming up with artist Ryan Bock, Faye offers up an artistic interpretation of his single “Quest.” The stop motion video has a mellow mood and an innovative vibe–it really bolsters Faye’s growing reputation as a new artist to watch. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to …

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Ventiko. | The Bloopers.

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We had a grand time filming with Ventiko in her Brooklyn studio/apartment. Friend of Quiet Lunch, Leah Mersky, was on hand styling that day and our videographer, Kareem Gonsalves, captured all the antics and outtakes. 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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Full of Smoke.

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Alberto Seveso‘s Beibeees is an ethereal marrying of ink and portraiture. The technique employed by Seveso creates ghost like figures that almost look otherworldly. 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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Primal Primaries: The Art of Carnovsky’s RGB.

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RGB is a themed series of pieces by Carnovsky, a duo consisting of Milanese artists Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla. In their own words, RGB is about “the surface’s deepness”. The images are layered, with each layer depicting a tapestry of the natural world in a different primary color: one in red, one in blue and one in green. Those …

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Seeing Rainbows.

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Alexandra Valenti speaks to that part of us that constantly daydreams about a warm meadow in the spring time. Mixing medias of photography and illustration, Valenti creates cheerful pieces that instantly puts her audience in a great mood. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, …

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Scarlet, Mona & Arthur.

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As if he reached into a hat and randomly drew names, artist, Anderson Alves, Red Lines series features alluring portraits of  Scarlet Johanson, Mona Lisa, and Arthur Rimbaud.   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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To Be Revealed.

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Artist Jocelyne Gilead‘s Unveiling is a hyperrealistic graphite piece that resonates with atypical grace. Gilead, a West African based in New York City, has a knack for capturing a genuine photo-like aesthetic in her graphite works.   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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Ladies & Gentlemen, the Resonation of Lee Ranaldo.

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We were doing some yesteryear reminiscing here at Quiet Lunch and we happened to find some footage of one of our fondest memories of 2013. On a cool night in November, South Youth’s Lee Ranaldo treated a humble audience to something special. We’ll spare you the details and minutia, just watch the video. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online …