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Deco is On One.

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King Deco recently delivered the highly anticipated visuals for her well received single, “One.” Directed by Nick Wiesner, the video is a kaleidoscopic climax of color, patterns, and cinematic excerpts. Rumored to be releasing some new material this year, Deco is looking to build an already intriguing buzz. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various …

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JAPONISM at The Nippon Gallery.

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It’s strange when someone hones in on a particular influence in your body of work that you’ve consciously or unconsciously imbibed. Whether you’ve felt profoundly moved by some specific cultural element at some point in your life, or, sandspur-like, it’s attached to your rump in the wilderness and you only noticed it when you thought that you’d picked it off – something that …

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Early Attire.

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Samüel Johnson has collaborated with Colvmns in an effort to repurpose his 7am series. Made from 100% organic cotton, the 7am Tee is a wearable version of Johnson’s trippy works. Colvmns is actually headed by Samüel Johnson along with David Holland. The UK based line looks eager to make a splash in 2014.     Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot …

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Sculptures Assemble!

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Conceptually coarse, Meg Held‘s Assemblage_Sculptures bedevils traditional technique. The sculptures are made from salvaged odds and ends, but are arranged to resemble patterns found in a circuit board. The UK artist is known for reinventing and reviving existing objects, giving them new purpose and new life.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects …

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Sabela Eiriz. | Cuando Me Veo.

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This self portrait series, Cuando Me Veo, by Sabela Eiriz is hauntingly captivating. Hailing from the humid city of Lugo, the visual artist presents herself in a humble but ethereal light. 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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(Domestica)ted.

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The subdued violence and stoic comfort in Maria Baoli‘s latest series, Domestica, creates a unique brand of nostalgia. Each photograph and its subject(s) looks to be frozen in a proverbial resin, shrouded in timelessness. 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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On the Move.

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London based music selector Faith offered up an audio gem last week. “Passing By” is 40+ minutes of simmering rhythm that includes tunes from an array of names, from Soulection labelmate, Sango, to jazz rap pioneers, A Tribe Called Quest. The 20 year-old Faith has been garnering much buzz, taking her audience along on her musical journey. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is …

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A Brand New Andrew.

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Andrew B. Myers is still keeping things ingeniously surreal. His latest series of photos, the Canadian photographer maintains the very same sarcastic quirk and flawless execution that caused us to become enamored with his work in the first place. 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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Your Very Own Colleen.

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With the spring fast approaching, a little spring cleaning and environmental rearranging will be in order. We stopped by to check on the folks at Phloem Studio and noticed the Colleen Endtable. Simple and well built, the Colleen Endtable is a minimalist’s best friend. The singular drawer prevents you from hoarding useless in drawers and the convenient recess below give …

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Property Of… | Spring Summer 2014 Collection.

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Property Of… just released their Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Specializing in men’s bags & accessories, Property Of… focuses on making durable, lightweight and well thought out products. The new collection has a rustic industrial feel but some pretty debonair finishes. Our favorite piece is the Hector Backpack. Shop the collection → here. ←     Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks …

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I So Fuxking Do.

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Music has been around ever since God passed gas, so it’s not hard to believe that every major figure in history has uttered the following five words: “I fucking love this song.” Showcasing typographically altered portraits of Bob Dylan, Salvador Dalì, Bas Jan Ader, Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, Bjork, Barack Obama and Che Guevara, Mark McEvoy‘s Love This Song is a …

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Isn’t It Byronic?

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Boris Pelcer‘s Bryonic is a stern series that takes its name from English Romantic poet Lord Byron. The Byronic characters are torn, trapped in an angsty realm of emotional duality. The characters are solomon and brooding, awashed in a violent hue of dusky red. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture …

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Fuxk Tibet.

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Fuck Tibet. What’s Tibet done for you lately? Thought so. “Free Tibet” has been a battle cry for activists for more than a decade , and I’m glad someone’s out there voicing that opinion. Activists keep the debate alive, and slowly but surely tend to pull things along in the right direction. But the whole iconic strawberry-fields-kumbaya Tibet myth has …

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Joey L. |x| Holy Men of Varanasi.

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Brooklyn based photographer Joey L. takes us on a spiritual journey in his series, Holy Men of Varanasi. The series features various holy men in their natural surroundings and partaking in daily rituals.   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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James Lakes |x| Christian Thane.

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Australian artist James Lake recently collaborated with photographer Harrison Thane for a brief series of works that blend Lake’s eccentric color palette and Thane’s portraits of underprivileged children. Lake also teamed up with like-minded artist Leif Podajsky to create MELT, an online art platform exploring artists who make work that reaches beyond themselves.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote …

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The Man in the Curved Hus.

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Located on the Swedish West coast, the Hus-1 is a brilliant creation designed by Torsten Ottesjö. Measured at 25 sqm (270 sqft) and made only from wood, the curved structure includes a kitchen, sleeping quarters, dinner table, hallway and welcoming area for invited guest. The Hus-1 looks small but that is only because we are victims of our own veracious appetite for ample structure. In fact, …

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When’s the Last Time…

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Akouo recently released visuals for “Last Time,” the first single from his forthcoming EP, Mesa. We’ve been listening to “Last Time” for the entire month, and we couldn’t be more excited to see the official music video. Directed by Scott  Atkins for L.U.S.Y Productions, the video is just as ethereally subdued as the song itself. Akouo also announced dates for his Last Time Tour. …

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A Bit of Preen and a Dash of Star Wars.

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The word fashion and the name George Lucas has never been synonymous until sister designers Rodarte and British designers Preen plastered the image of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, respectively, on their clothing. New York Fashion Week was the first to get the sci-fi bug, with Harper’s  Bazaar naming sci-fi chic as a trend for Fall 2014, as ruffled and pale dresses donned …

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Tatyana Fazlalizadeh |x| Brooklyn Museum.

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Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh will be partaking in Women’s Stories, a collective presentation in the ongoing series, Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum. She will be talking about the development of her popular anti-street harassment project Stop Telling Women to Smile. Fazlalizadeh has used her artwork to address the issue of sexual harassment in public and the women who are affected by it. …

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Cakes Da Killa |x| Berlin Community Radio.

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Cakes Da Killa and his trusty DJ/Producer, Sam Wildkatz, recently stormed Berlin Community Radio. The young Jersey rapper sat down with German writer D.R.E.E.A. to discuss his artistic independence, his critically acclaimed follow up project, his obscenely offbeat Facebook post, and the new direction of his future work. Tune in! Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to …

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Got the Blues?

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For those of you who have been fortunate enough to experience this powdery winter, Andrey Belkov‘s Winter Blues should be the most relatable work you have seen in months. Blatant winter disdain withstanding, Winter Blues utilizes a far more endearing approach when it comes to coldest time of the year. “In my series Winter Blues, I captured the images that I would …

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Charlie May. | A/W2014.

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The 25-year-old designer and blogger Charlie May has released an Autumn/ Winter collection of monochromatic proportions for London’s Fashion Week. May first received recognition via her blog Girl a la Mode, which she started in 2008 while attending the University of the West of England for Fashion Design, and is repeatedly named one of the top bloggers in the UK. …

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Time is Illmatic to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival 2014.

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Along with Wu-Tang’s Enter the 36 Chambers and The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die, Illmatic is considered to be one of the essential works that marked a second renaissance in east coast rap. While bullets were whizzing through courtyards and hand-to-hands were being covertly executed, a chip toothed younger by the name of Nasir Jones (a.k.a. Nasty Nas) stared out his window …

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We Like.

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Brooklyn siren Raye 6 is giving us life with her recently released visuals for the single, “I Like.” Directed by James Wade, the video is vibrantly nostalgic, bookend by scenes from 1937’s Mannequin, and drenched in pop surrealism. “I Like” comes off of her upcoming EP, Baby Raye. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects …

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Winter Love Forever.

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Love Over Everything x Established Forever recently released their winter 2014 lookbook. The essentially black skullies feature LOE’s geometric logo and the vague but powerful word, “FOREVER”. Get them → here. ← 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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denitia & sene |x| Bowmont. |x| Dragons of Zynth at the Highline.

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One of our favorite up and coming acts, denitia & sene, will be performing at the Highline Ballroom on Wednesday night. Our staff has the minimal pop duo as one of 2014 artists to watch. So, join denitia & sene, Bowmont & Dragons of Zynth for a special evening of performances at Highline Ballroom (431 w. 16th St) this coming …

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What Remains.

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Known for her collages, Leigh Wells presents us with a sculptured version of the series, Remains. With these sculptures, Wells pairs organic textures with geometric shapes while still maintaining a minimalist aesthetic. It is the quite the pleasure to see Wells step out of her usual medium.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects …

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CARVEN. | Spring/Summer 2014.

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It may not seem like it now, but spring is literally around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about adding some liveliness to your wardrobe. Carven implements some color and art history in their new Spring/Summer 2014 collection. We zeroed in on this Multicolor Marble Sweatshirt, it is–in our humble opinion–the standout piece of the whole collection. Quiet …

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Looks Good in Leather.

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Just in case you missed it or fell into a coma, Jon Buscemi made a leather skateboard. Wrapped in deerskin leather, the deck is a part of Buscemi’s recent Fall 2013 collection (pictured above). Buscemi is known for his leathery creations that are obnoxiously high in quality. Buy the board → here! ← Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that …

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Mind Blown.

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Daehyun Kim‘s Blow Your Mind (훅 ) can be described in two words: simply astonishing. Staying true to its name, this does indeed blow our minds. The artist’s ability to capture a promising concept with such simplicity and technical ease is a feat worth marveling over. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of …

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Herschel Supply Co. | Studio Collection.

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Influenced by “competitive spirit of the regatta and the camaraderie between crewmen,” Herschel Supply Co.’s 2014 Studio Collection is a highly stylish and fully functional assemblage of nautical carriers. The Studio collection is comprised of Settlement, Post, Sutton and Market bags, the Anchor laptop sleeve, Token dopp kit, Field pouch, Settlement case, Johnny wallet and an exclusively designed Canteen lunch …

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Stabilized.

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We stumbled upon some new work from Aldous Massie. Massie collaborates with The Stables once more, creating a landscape like piece that features a surrealistic overtone and a signature minimalistic linework. The Stables is both an Australian distributor of high-end fashion and a physical space which combines a retail space, cafe and modeling agency.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot …

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Privy to the Prism.

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With innovation comes ease, and nothing seems easier than Nicholas Baker‘s Prism. A clever example of intuitive design, the Prism is a night light that turns on and off with a simple tilt. Baker explains the Prism’s origin and concept: “The goal of this project was to explore a personal light device and create an innovative product taking inspiration from …

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The Kids Are Alright.

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Intimate and spirited, Bayla Laks‘s Kids is a series of kindred watercolours that borrows from the photographic aesthetics that often appear in social media. Laks work is often centered around everyday life, featuring portraits of friends and scenes from her hometown, Hudson Valley. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture …

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To the Max.

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Max Schieble‘s work is twisted, but in a friendly way that is harmless yet infectious. Frontman of neo-jazz band, PHARAOHS, Schieble is also an illustrator with a genuine soul and a knack for abstract expression. His pieces are picasso-esque, featuring a reconstruction of anatomies and surrealistic themes. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various …

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Plastic Landscapes.

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Vilde Rolfsen‘s Plastic Bag Landscapes is an ongoing series that plays with perspective. Using plastic bags that she found in the street, the Norwegian photographer employs lights and colored backgrounds to create the illusion of a landscape. 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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The Gift of Sight.

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[dropcap size=small]M[/dropcap]y Optic is a warm lookbook-esque series by Nastassia Aleinika that puts a spotlight on some arresting eyewear. Aleinika’s pieces are both vintage and neo-classical. Some of the designs seem too abstract to be functional, but overall each piece has an unique, innovative look. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life …

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Carly Sioux. | Broken Angel.

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Making her film directing debut, Sioux presents us with Broken Angel, an avant-noir film that is deliciously disorienting and ingeniously off its rocker. It’s a pleasure to watch an artist grow. We’ve followed Carly Sioux‘s career for some time now and when we heard that she was working on her first film, the anticipation was unbearable. The Brooklyn photographer’s photographic work possesses a …

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#ElinKarlsson. | #ThePrologue. @ElinKarlsson3

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We recently discovered a photographic series by Elin Karlsson called The Prologue. The series is purposefully stoic and artfully deserted. Karlsson’s work straddles the line between the real and surreal. She subtly injects her body of work with an offbeat serum that gives it strange life. “In ‘Prologue’ I use photos and text to tell the story of an incident that took …

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Kenzo is Living the Life Aquatic.

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Kenzo is diving deep into aquamarine with their new advertisement for the spring/summer 2014 collection. Creative directors, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim are tanks of style and design, and in addition to that, have spread their reach to the environment. This marine themed collection will include sweatshirts with the slogan, ” No Fish, No Nothing”. A portion of the proceeds …

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Danny Malone at Rockwood.

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We’re still buzzing over Danny Malone‘s performance at Rockwood last week. The self-described troubadour of “future folk and sexy depression” was a part of the Communion NYC Showcase and gave a warm and lively performance to an eager crowd that braved the cold just to see him perform. Danny recently premiered visuals for the single “Sugarwater,” which can be found on his latest effort, …

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A Microbial Revolution.

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Designer Peter Trimble brings us closer to an environmentally efficient future with Dupe. A microbially induced casting procedure, Dupe uses sand and urine to make a biostone that is structurally comparable to concrete. The process, which emits no greenhouse gases, is only an experiment but actually proves to be the more environmentally safe option when compared to concrete. Concrete is responsible for 5 …

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Head(dress) of the Pack.

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There is a certain stoically raw aesthetic that distinguishes Alexandra Valenti‘s work from other photographers. Collaborating with renaissance woman Angeliska Polacheck, Valenti provides a photographic narrative that is centered around Polacheck’s headdresses. The headdresses are worn by Kaiman Kazazian and Julia Marie. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with …

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New Work From Marilyn Minter.

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Marilyn Minter brings a great start to the week with some new works. Both a painter and photographer, Minter’s photographic works are well known for their colorful glitz and provocative themes. 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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Frigid Wonderland.

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It’s been a cold winter. The concept of warm weather seems like a distant memory and an even more distant future. But in an effort to embrace the current deep freeze and improve the outlook of our frigid circumstances, we turn our attention on Dora Kontha‘s Wonderland. Kontha manages to capture a trace of serenity in this icy and dangerous environment. …