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Lisbeth Antoine. | Linda Farrow. |x| Ederm S/S 2014.

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Photographer Lisbeth Antoine was backstage for Erdem’s Spring/Summer ’14 catwalk presentation in London. Models donned pieces from the new collection along with the new Erdem by Linda Farrow Gallery round “clip-on” cat-eye sunglasses. 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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Chen Dao LEE. | Not the Hero Type.

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Not the Hero Type is a playful series by Chen Dao LEE that marries Eastern fetishism with Western pop culture icons–particularly superheroes. The Taiwanese realist, who is known for his life-like paintings, depicts well known heroes in compromising positions, being less than hero-like. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and …

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Fuco Ueda. |x| Thinkspace. | Kioku No Hana (Flower of Memory).

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On Saturday Thinkspace will be debuting a lovely exhibition by Fuco Ueda. Kioku No Hana (Flower of Memory) is the Japanese artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, and has garnered a considerable amount buzz in the days leading up to its debut. Ueda is a brilliant illustrator whose surrealistic narrative enriches her work beyond words. The exhibition will feature new and …

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B. Wood | Full Circle Snapback.

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Designer Brian Wood pays homage to the cycle of life with the Full Circle snapback. A part of B Wood’s latest Blacktop Astronauts collection, the hat is an empowering and insightful storyboard for the grand experience that is life and death. 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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A Conspiracy in Caracas.

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Venezuela is on fire. Literally. Garbage fires permeate the streets of Caracas as pro and anti government forces square off in an increasingly bloody showdown. You can tell a lot about someone by who they blame for Venezuela’s suffering, especially at the extreme ends of the spectrum. Hard core conservatives see socialism run amok. Conspiracy theorists see the country as …

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Mc Fitti |x| Puma.

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Berlin newcomer Mc Fitti and Puma tap into a well of pop surrealism in their recent collaboration. The collection, engorged with tropical resort leisure and abstract cheer, only makes the settling in of spring more urgent than ever.   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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Rute André | Desnudo Intervido.

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Spanish artist Rute André builds a living dictionary in her latest series, Desnudo Intervido. Roughly translated to Naked Intervened, the series is an honest portrait of the female form made less taboo by the pragmatic presence of words. 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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Reduced to Nil.

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Saiman Chow‘s  Nil is a whimsical tale of destruction. Perhaps an artistic storyboarding of the havoc that man has wreaked on nature, Chow brief series gleefully reckless and playfully condemning.   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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Surreal Surf.

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Joel Rea, who created an abstract contrast between man and man’s best friend in past works, pits man (and animal) against the forces of nature in his newest work. Rea’s surrealistic talents shine bright in these latest pieces, featuring lush details and underlying personal themes. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of …

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Snickers and Aussie Builders Surprise Women.

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An Australian Snickers commercial takes a humorous jab at gender relations, and it’s turning quite a few heads. Snickers, known for their commercials in which individuals aren’t themselves without their peanuty, nougaty candy bar, teamed up with Aussie builders who also acted out of character by lamented unsuspecting women with empowering statements that were a far cry from their usual …

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Welcome to Planet Paradise.

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DMV emcee GoldLink recently debuted a bouncy single called “Planet Paradise.” Produced by Louie Lastic, the song is catchy, seasonal, and a perfect for selection for any pool party soundtrack. The song recently premiered on ThisSongIsSick.com and is garnering an avalanche of favorable reviews.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of …

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For Ema, Still…

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It’s been close to a year since Maria Herreros dedicated this quaint handmade zine to her favorite gallerist, Ema, but the gesture still radiates to this very day. Don’t get us wrong, a year isn’t exactly an eon, but in a digital age where emoticons have usurped genuine displays of affection, For Ema Zine is a project that remains resoundingly relevant. …

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Maker of Fortunes.

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An experimental comedy, Greg Barth‘s Fortunes uses abstract satire to deconstructs quotidian routine. Unless you’re Indiana Jones, Lara Croft, or some other fictional character that is in a perpetual state of adventure, the cycle of everyday living can (and will) get to you. Barth, an award winning artist known for his work Passion Pit, directs a quirky short that undermines the …

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James Supercave. | The Afternoon EP.

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Los Angeles’ James Supercave recently released their highly anticipated debut EP, The Afternoon. The four song project flaunts an pleasantly active rhythm that carries throughout and never loses its fervor. “A Millions Days” is the most docile song on the EP, but still shines through an enchanting experimental fog. An art rock quintet, Supercave’s sound is best described as thoughtful and …

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Ryan Hobler at Rockwood.

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Writer Sumeet Khosa recalls an endearing performance by Ryan Hobler at Rockwood. Special thanks to Ryan Hobler and the folks at Rockwood. ††††† Rockwood Music Hall hosted the pleasant melodies of Ryan Hobler on a quiet winter night. While the mood outside was reserved, the atmosphere inside was filled with laughs, sorrow, and remembrance. While Ryan carried a soft and …

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UHURU |x| Shou Sugi Ban.

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[dropcap size=small]W[/dropcap]e just caught wind that Brooklyn design + build furniture company UHURU has been experimenting with the centuries-old Japanese technique of shou sugi ban. Roughly translated to “burnt cedar boards,” shou sugi ban is an exterior siding technique that preserves wood by charring it, and emerged as the woodworker trend of 2013. UHURU will debut a limited collection of …

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Blooming Good.

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Spring isn’t exactly as “springy” as we thought it would be, but Monika Traikov‘s Bloom still invokes a feeling of warmth and abstract nostalgia. 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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A Whole Lotta Cabbage.

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Staying within the vein of his zabuton of leaves series, Yasuhiro Suzuki presented an addition of paper clay cabbage bowls. Made from paper clay shaped by silicon moldings, the leaves are said to feel just like the real thing. 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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Wys Guy.

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Illinois native Chad Wys is a vandal of sorts. He takes existing works of art, and defaces them in a way that make the pieces even more intriguing. In fact, Wys is more than a vandal, he is an artistic obstructionist–disrupting traditional art in order to deliver his own message of abstract simplicity.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot …

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Alberto Seveso. | Blackground.

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Alberto Seveso, known for using ink, varnish, and acrylic paint to create awe inspiring high speed photos, recently a new series. Blackground is more vibrant than its predecessor. Seveso’s decision to use a black background increased the overall, further enhancing the various hues. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with …

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Parametric Expression.

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Mike Pelleteir‘s Parametric Expression is a tastefully creepy project that uses a series of ambient video loops that explore the concept of quantified emotion. The seemingly unfinished figures go through a set of expressions that gradually become more disturbing and grotesque. Music featured in the video is provided by Colleen  (“I Was Deep in A Dream and Didn’t Know It”) Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is …

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Ross Gunter. | Bridging the Gap Tee.

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A part of a bi-monthly tee series, Ross Gunter‘s Bridging the Gap tee is a wearable version of the well received poster (featured above). Bridging the Gap will undergo a limited run with no reprints–get one while you can. 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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Away from the Light.

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Similar to the aesthetic of Mark Dorf, Charles Bergquist‘s What Happens in the Dark features an artful alteration of an organic landscape through use of geometric shapes and abstract hues. 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 …

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The Rise of the Asshole Rich.

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Tom Perkins is a billionaire venture capitalist  who made his fortune backing Silicon Valley start-ups. He helped turn AOL, Google, Amazon, and a host of other companies into household names.  He made some shrewd decisions, and did very well.  So far so good.  No one begrudges him and his success. But like so many of the uber-rich these days, he’s …

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Living Off the Flat of the Land. | Marisa Marofske.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]M[/su_dropcap]ixed media artist Marisa Marofske creates a series of non-functional and seemingly functional sculpture in Non-Flat Living. While the all sculptures pull from a white, orange, and silver color palette, each piece maintains its own identity due to the various objects used to make them. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects …

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The Loon.

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Jacob Van Loon’s SCHAEFFER III features a series of mixed media. Combining the various mediums such as paint, collage, and print, Loon bottles chaos in in the form of blissful, glitchy portraiture.   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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China’s Despicable Taste for Ivory.

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We’re told in this day and age that no culture is superior to any other.  None are better, none are worse…only different.  But we all know this is crap.  Certain cultural practices are abhorrent.  They can be judged, and they should be judged. Many wealthy people in the west African nation of Mauritania still keep slaves. The oil-rich Emirates in …

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Another Man’s Treasure.

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In 2013 Sam Green was asked to pitch an approach for the 2014 Secret Garden Party campaign, unfortunately Green’s work was rejected. They are obviously insane. Green’s work may not have been what the July festival what looking for, but from where we’re standing, his illustration is some of the best work we’ve seen in years. What we love the …

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Afghan Tales at Munch Gallery.

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Quiet Lunch stopped by Munch Gallery for the opening reception of Afghan Tales. Receiving a special Facebook mention from Afghani author Khaled Hosseini, the exhibition did not disappoint. Afghan Tales features a selection of photographs by 30 Afghani photographers documenting life in Afghanistan. The exhibition offers a window into a storied nation that is recovering from a war torn past. Afghan Tales will …

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Steffen Bunte | Sprühlack auf Stein.

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Steffen Bunte‘s Sprühlack auf Stein (Spray Paint on Stone) is a series of stone sculptures that explores the manipulation of texture through the distortion of color gradients. 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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Anna Lunoe |x| Treasure Fingers. | BAD MF.

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We are going to play the role of pundit today, and declare “BAD MF” the club anthem of Summer 2014. A brash, foul mouthed tune by Treasure Fingers and Anna Lunoe, the song’s rhythmic current and spoken lyrics creates an inescapable hypnosis. Grab a free download and enter to win the baddest MF contest at: http://badmf.co Also check out visuals: Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a …

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The Many Faces of Mary. | #SoasigChamaillard #Mary #MotherOfJesus

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At times religion is a subject that isn’t to be touched; especially in a way that demeans it. But every once in a while, an artist is able to reinvent the notion of religion in a way that is more of an interpretation than a backhanded spotlighting. Soasig Chamaillard is that artist. Examining the role of women in religion, Chamaillard …

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Degrees of Carafes. | #EtienneMeneau #Carafes #Wine #Vase

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Etienne Meneau‘s glass sculptures serve as functional art, doubling as a sculpture and an intriguing wine server. 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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RATKING |x| King Krule | So Sick Stories.

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RATKING recently released visuals for their single, “So Sick Stories.” Featuring King Krule, the brooding tune is a long awaited collaboration that was well worth the wait. The video, directed by Eric K. Yue, has an introspective charm, but still shows enough teeth and New York city grit. The title of the track is actually a lyric from one of their …

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No Worries.

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Using thread, nails, wood, I’m Not Worried About You by Jeffrey Michael Austin creates a brilliant installation that makes a contradicting statement. The installation features a severed tree tethering to the message, “I’m Not Worried About You.” The work is compelling and latently sarcastic. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and …

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Remember, Dinner at 3:33.

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Sara Andreasson and Johanna Berg deconstruct and re-interpret the concept of sentimental value in their series, Deciphering Dinner 3:33. Purposefully replacing the usual dinner time elements with discard, out of place items, Andreasson and Berg attempt to determine whether it is the objects or the experience that has true value. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote …

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Patrícia Koyšová. |x| Punctuation.

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Punctuation, a brief series by painter Patrícia Koyšová, is a clever project focused on, you guessed it, punctuations. Featuring the apostrophe, the hyphen, and the accent, the series is made of abstract closeups that are both bold and memorable.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a …

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Swinging from the Chandelier.

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Sia is making lots of noise with her latest single, “Chandelier.” Reggae tinged and filled to the brim with power, “Chandelier” is looking to be the first hit of a new spring. Sia never disappoints, and this new single is a testament to that trend. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of …

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Get Yo Face Stamped!

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Okay, this may seem like an asinine question, but wouldn’t you rather just stamp your face on something instead of signing it? Considering that we now live in a world of emoticons and emojis, it seems like the next logical step. So, in an effort to stay ahead of the curve, we are featuring these stamps by Stamp Yo Face! …

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A Carpet of Many Labels.

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Life isn’t about labels… except when it comes to the Jeans Label carpet. The folks at Kings of Sweden uses the unique piece to pay homage to the concept of recycling. Made from various jean labels, the carpet is a great creative effort that gives discarded material second life. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to …

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NEW Music | No. IV.

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Here at Quiet Lunch Magazine we’re always listening to music. In the shower, on the can–our affinity for music never takes a break and it’s about time that we infect you with our disease. So, the QL staff has curated a 5-song SoundCloud EP consisting of fresh, groove-worthy tunes that we feel are worth a listen. Each installment is done by the numbers and …

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Keep Counting.

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Painting Jarek Kubicki recently added some new pieces to his ongoing series, The Numbers. In the series, Kubicki uses his design and photographic prowess to create surrealistic portraits. 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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Johanna Warren | Everyone I Know.

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Johanna Warren recently released visuals for her single, “Everyone I Know.” Directed by Jessica Medenbach, the haunting video pairs well the song’s eerie mood. “Everyone I Know” can be found on Warren’s 2013 debut solo album, Fates. 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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Like-Minded Clips.

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The folks at Pinkoi are allowing you yet another way to incorporate Facebook into your lives. For those of you who are more interested in Facebook than your occupation, this is a chance to “Like” your work. 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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Lumber Up.

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Paul Kaptein creates a limber piece out of lumber with his latest work. Made from lamented, handcarved wood, Limber is an awkward sculpture that implicitly offers a scientific documentation of movement. 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 …