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Emily Reo | Rainbow Road. | VIDEO.

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[dropcap size=small]L[/dropcap]A songbird Emily Reo recently released some brand new visuals for the single “Rainbow Road.”  Directed by Dustin Muenchow, the video is a calming mash-up slow pans and candy coated quirk. Reo appears cheerful and frolicsome, signing a soft, dreamy tune. “Rainbow Road” can be found on her album, Olive Juice, out now on Elestial Sound. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online …

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Gold Flaws. | Gold Vermeil Signet Ring.

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[dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]mith/Grey‘s Gold Vermeil Signet Ring is a powerful piece the straddles the line between triumph and ruin. Handmade in London, England, the piece has a traditional signet ring appearance, but is made unique by individual texturing. Although each ring is essentially one of a kind, you can further the distinguish the piece by adding a custom engraving. Quiet LunchQuiet …

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Pieced Together. | Shawn Smith.

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he point of interest in Shawn Smith‘s work lies not in its detail, but in its sharp concepts and overall ambition. Using cubes of balsa wood, Smith creates pixelated sculptures that play a delightful trick on the eyes. At first, Smith’s work looks almost digital. Pieces like Squish appear to be 16 bit renditions that have yet to properly load. Smith even goes …

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Kendra Morris. | Sunny California Tour.

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[dropcap size=small]K[/dropcap]endra Morris just announced dates for a short, but sweet, California tour. Morris, who is currently reveling in the success of Banshee and Mockingbird, will be spilling her soulful cup about the San Fran, Oaktown, and L.A. areas. Be sure to catch her at the following venues… Shop Banshee and Mockingbird HERE! Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks …

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Angie Jones. | About-Face.

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[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]bout-Face is a pseudo-cubist series by Angie Jones, an Los Angeles painter whose portrayal of persona is second to none. Jones’ ability to accurately convey a mood while simultaneously distorting it is the foundation of her creative appeal. In About-Face, Jones factures the scope just enough so that mind momentarily scrambles to find some aesthetic resolve. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a …

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Leif Podhajský. |x| Young Magic. | BREATHING STATUES.

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[dropcap size=small]L[/dropcap]eif Podhajský has joined forces with yet another awesome band. Known for his collaboration with Tame Impala, Podhajský recently created the album art for Young Magic‘s Breathing Statues. The Brooklyn duo, consisting of Melati Malay & Isaac Emmanuel, has been making some noise as of late and have a longstanding creative relationship with Podhajský–and with their style both being mind bending and …

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Jhene’ Aiko. | Stay Ready.

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[dropcap size=small]J[/dropcap]hene’ Aiko dropped an alternate version of “Stay Ready” today. The song, produced by Fisticuffs, is blissfully soaked with Aiko’s syrupy  signature sound–but there is an intriguing element involved this time around. Aiko’s alter ego, J. Hennessy, makes a cameo, spitting a light-footed verse penned by Kendrick Lamar. “Stay Ready” is multilayered yet cohesive with the tempo, and overall vibe, switching …

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Dazed & Confused in East Hampton.

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[dropcap size=small]E[/dropcap]ric Firestone Gallery premiered its group exhibition, Dazed & Confused, over the Memorial Day weekend. Featuring artists such Evie Falci, Field Kallop, Kelsey Brookes, Bhakti Baxter, and more, Dazed & Confused is true to its namesake, showcasing a dazzling series of “aesthetic emotions” that engulfs the audience in a psychedelic rapture, burning themselves into the audience’s memories. Dazed & Confused will run through June 15th. …

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Lina Viktor. | Arcadia at Gallery 151.

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[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ina Viktor‘s first solo exhibition recently debuted at Gallery 151 in Chelsea. Arcadia features new works by the UK artist, whose decadent gold motif resonates with art enthusiasts from all walks of life. There has been a buzz around this long awaited exhibition. Seeing an entire show filled with Viktor’s magnificent work was overwhelming at first; it was an overload of …

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Not Not a Notknot Pillow?

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[dropcap size=small]K[/dropcap]ick back relax with with these NotKnot Pillows created by Icelandic designer Umemi. Made from filled woolen cylinders, the NotKnot Pillow was inspired by scout knot tying. The pillows come in four different knots: Turk’s Head, Round Brocade, Flower, and Good Luck. The pillow is cozy and warm–maybe a little too warm for summer’s taste, but can still be useful for …

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Sans Form. |x| Mash Creative. | Brainwash.

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[dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]ans Form recently collaborated with Mash Creative for their newest set of design based apparel. Producing three unique designs, our favorite is Brainwash. The dizzying dots and seasonal color palette makes the tees an essential summer must-have. Each tee is crafted from 100% Organic Fine Jersey, with each design being available in the form of a purchasable print. All Photos Courtesy of Sans …

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MATING SEASON at The Lodge.

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he Lodge Gallery looks to start off the summer with a bang, announcing June 5th as the debut date for their new exhibition, Mating Season. Curated by Keith Schweitzer and Jason Patrick Voegele, Mating Season is a conceptual nod to summer, a season that is rich with life and fertility. The show will feature Lina Puerta, Juan Fontanive, George Boorujy, Maxi Cohen, Leif …

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Ece Bal. | How To Make A Baby.

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[dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]imilar to the aesthetics of JD Doria, Ece Bal‘s How To Make A Baby possesses a microbial allure that adroitly masks the medium of the work. In the series, Bal orchestrates a biological ballet–a ballet that is rooted in the process of sexual reproduction. Her interpretation is an endearing love letter to the fruitful act of multiplying. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a …

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Now Rather Than Later. | Be Here Now at Poppington.

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[dropcap size=small]D[/dropcap]avid Barnett‘s solo exhibition, Be Here Now, is currently up at Poppington Gallery in the Lower East Side. Curated by David Chang, Derrick B. Harden, and Justin Korkidis, Be Here Now is a collection of new works taken from Barnett’s upcoming graphic novel, Green Sky. He also features some additional pieces, all boasting lively linework,  rich color, and an undercurrent of …

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Thom Puckey. | The Wife of the Alchemist.

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[dropcap size=small]C[/dropcap]olorful and pridefully vulnerable, The Wife of the Alchemist (Madame Flamel) by Thom Puckey is a marble sculpture of a naked woman up to her knees in gold leaf and platinum leaf–a conceptual indication of spouse’s trade. All Photos Courtesy of Peter Cox. Wall Painting Courtesy of Jan van der Ploeg. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks …

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TONIGHT! | Virginaire at LIT Lounge.

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[dropcap size=small]W[/dropcap]ho says the 3-day weekend has to end? Multimedia art music duo Virginaire will be extending the weekend tonight at Suspended Animation – Transitions. Hosted by third culture illustrator Gina Martynova, Lauren Holden, and Bjorn DelaCruz, festivities will take place around 11:00 pm at LIT Lounge (93 2nd Avenue). Along with serving up thumping rhythms, limited edition hand-rolled cigars, and boozy beverages, …

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In a Brick Box. | Trevor Drummond.

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[dropcap size=small]C[/dropcap]onceptual photographer Trevor Drummond produces vivid portraits that transmute surrealism into some kind of tangible reality. An uncanny, graceful exhibition of creative gymnastics, Drummonds’ work is both beautiful and disorientating. 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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For the Love of Cycling.

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[dropcap size=small]W[/dropcap]ith its bright lights and beautiful sites, the enchanting city of Paris has a cycling culture that is alive and well. Paying homage to Paris’ cycling friendliness, Thomas Yang’s Bicycle Mon Amour is a freewheeling rendition of the city’s most recognizable structure, the Eiffel Tower. All Photos Courtesy of 100 Copies.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that …

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ROX. |x| wallplay. | P O L I S H. | VIDEO

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[dropcap size=small]R[/dropcap]OX and wallplay kicked the summer off early last week with a brand new group show. The two burgeoning art spaces teamed up to premiere P O L I S H, a curated collection of eye catching works from over fifty artist–including Anna Bloda, Alannah Farrell, Justin Edward Moore, Ahmet Civelek, Elliot Goldstein, Magdalena Firlag, and many, many more. …

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Out of Sight.

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[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]n photographer Vittorio Ciccarelli‘s series, Invisible, one looks upward into the summer sky and sees all of that blue, blue, blue. The squares succumb to the purest shades of sky. It becomes two-dimensional, all perspective falling away, and brings absolute comfort. Ciccarelli, from Naples, Italy, “conducts experimental research in the field of photography.” In much of his work there …

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40 Years of Hip Hop.

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[dropcap size=small]C[/dropcap]urated by Che Kothari and Ryan Paterson, 40 Years of Hip Hop is a photographic exhibition that features both popular and never-before-seen portraits of some of the music’s most iconic figures–from The Notorious B.I.G. to Nicki Minaj. More importantly, the show not only focuses on the performers, it also focuses on the talented photographers who captured them. The show ends …

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Gathering Offerings.

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[dropcap size=small]C[/dropcap]reated with acrylic on paper and durlar, Rachel Briggs‘ Offerings is a busy mixture of paint and collage. Offerings blends the lines between mediums, appearing all at once to be a painting, a collage, and a paper sculpture. All Photos Courtesy of Rachel Briggs. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and …

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ISSE. | Natural Dye 14′.

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[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]ISE‘s Natural Dye 14′ Collection is a fine example of traditional technique intermingling with modern aesthetics. Using a Korean hand dyeing method that dates back to the 13th century, IISE offers an intriguing collection that includes sturdy, but stylish, daypacks, convenient weekender bags, and fashionable lighter cases. These pieces are all available in Ivory, Wine, Indigo, and Ash Black. Shop the collection. …

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Victoria Ledig. | Precious Skin.

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Human beings relationship with leather is somewhat complicated. While we enjoy the primitive, almost visceral, allure of leather, but yet we alter it to a point where it is no longer perceived as a living that died and became a handbag. Tackling this issue with much tact is young creative Victoria Ledig. Her project, Precious Skin, examines (and critiques) our relationship with …

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Summertime Howl. | SS 2014 Lookbook.

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[dropcap size=small]R[/dropcap]aised by Wolves recently released a lookbook for their Spring/Summer 2014 Collection. Shot by Rupert LaMontagne features reappropriated athletic wear, short sleeve button ups, and bucket hats adorned with signature patterns and “Raised By Wolves” typography. Models include Axelle Viramontes, Kat Grand, Ariane Fournier, and Jane Sirois-Lawrence. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various …

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A Happier Gilmore.

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Every once in awhile, we go looking for some awesome pattern work and today we found some pieces by Andy Gilmore. Gilmore is know for his pattern oriented approach. He uses his unique linework to create set of an organic repetition of design. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with …

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Alma Haser. | Cosmic Surgery.

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[dropcap size=small]C[/dropcap]osmic Surgery is a quirky series by UK photographer Alma Haser. Using a combination paper sculpture and photography, Haser creates seemingly ordinary portrait with a surrealistic glitch. 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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Lauren Thorson. | Gradient Studies.

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[dropcap size=small]L[/dropcap]auren Thorson‘s latest gradient study is cooling mixture of two seasonal hues that immediately reminds us of Miami. Thorson is a designer from Des Moines, Iowa. She is also one-half of the design studio, Studio Set. 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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LIVE! | Sharon Van Etten at The Bowery Ballroom.

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[dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]ongstress Sharon Van Etten will be treating New Yorkers to back-to-back performances at The Bowery Ballroom on Friday, June 13th and Saturday, June 14th. As of now, the Friday show with Amen Dunes is still open, but the Saturday show with Jana Hunter is SOLD OUT. The back-to-back at The Bowery Ballroom actually comes during the East Coast run of her spring/summer tour …

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Yahnking Their Chain.

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[dropcap size=small]P[/dropcap]oking fun of pop culture and politics, Eric Yahnker‘s sense of humor is beyond reproach. While the artist’s execution may seem lighthearted, Yahnker’s message takes a sledgehammer–or, in some cases, a wrecking ball–to the pillars of modern day iconography. His work is painfully aware; as the issues that he addresses in his pieces range from Putin’s invasion of Crimea to …

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Mark Cohen at Danziger Gallery.

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]here is beauty in the quotidian, and no one knows this better than Mark Cohen. A majority of Cohen’s work exists in the vein of documentary photography. With work spanning from the 70s to the 80s, he captured the lives of everyday Americans in his home state of Pennsylvania. Mark Cohen is on view at Danziger Gallery until June 20th. Quiet LunchQuiet …

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TWO WEEKS LEFT! | (e)merge Art Fair Artist Application.

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[dropcap size=small]C[/dropcap]alling all artists, curators, and gallerist! There are just TWO WEEKS left to submit your application for the fourth edition of (e)merge Art Fair–the deadline is FRIDAY MAY 30TH. The fair will take place October 2-5, 2014 at the Capitol Skyline Hotel just blocks from the National Mall, the U.S. Capitol and many of DC’s leading museums and cultural institutions. Festivities …

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Wood Rot.

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Yoshitoshi Kanemaki‘s wooden sculptures straddle line between life and death. Pairing “living” subjects with skeletal counterparts, Kanemaki’s work addresses the burden, and overall omnipotence of mortality. 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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Glass Animals. | Pools. [VIDEO]

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[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]fter a slight snafu that left a couple of countries (including the U.S.) out of the loop, the visuals for Glass Animals‘ “Pools” are finally available for everyone’s viewing pleasure. Directed by Rafael Bonilla Jr., the video is a trippy stop-motion journey that proves that music videos are only getting better as the year goes one. Glass Animals are set …

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It’s Okay. It’s Procedure.

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]his collection of dinnerware may look like a series of crude, fetishized illustrations, but the issues that it addresses are far more dire and alarming than sadism. In Procedure Room, Nikita Kadan applies medical dictionary-style illustrations of torture methods onto souvenir plates. The entire series is a conceptual protest against police tortures currently happening in Ukraine. The plates bring these “invisible” injustices …

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The New Collage. | Run DMC.

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The latest edition of The New Collage kicks off today! The New Collage is a weekly networking event bringing together artists of all mediums in an effort to unite and promote the underground New York art scene. Festivities take place TODAY at The DL (95 Delancey St. – Corner of Ludlow & Delancey) at 7pm. Last week’s TUESDAY COLLAGE featured …

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SHWOOD. | Fifty/Fifty Titanium Collection.

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Shwood just introduced their their Fifty/Fifty Titanium Collection. Featuring frames that are cut from a single sheet of high-quality titanium and matched with Shwood’s signature wood accent, the Titanium Collection has both a man-made and organic appeal.  Although the glasses are being mass produced, each pair is 100% unique. Learn More about Fifty/Fifty Titanium Collection. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot …

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The Most Sincere Love Letter of All.

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Providing a stoic narrative of her world travels, Maneola Chiabai‘s This Project is a Love Letter is a compilation of small year-by-year windows fixated on one found, often stone-like, object. A journalist and photographer, Chiabai exudes a style that is described as both vintage and contemporary. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of …

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Chilean Activist Burns $500m Worth of Student Loans Papers.

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[dropcap size=small]B[/dropcap]lazing the trail in mass financial liberation, a Chilean activist named Francisco “Papa Fritas” Tapia recently burned documents representing $500 million (£300 million) worth of student debt. Coinciding with a protest at Universidad del Mar, Tapia’s act has gained worldwide interest with a mixed reaction of support and disapproval.  “It’s over, it’s finished… You don’t have to pay another peso [of your …

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Design Addicted. | Blvck Tissue.

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he folks over at Design Addicted have produced their first allover print shirt. Titled Blvck Tissue, the shirt is limited to 50 pieces. The Hamburg based label is currently having a spring sale, so get while the getting is good. 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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Watch It Melt.

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[dropcap size=small]W[/dropcap]inston Chmielinski‘s work lies unconscious on the shore of a familiar reality, washing back into a surreal sea while melting into the already saturated sands of time. Chmielinksi paints visual murmurs that are ironically concise. Although the figures in his pieces are faintly recognizable, they are still easy to identify with. Paintings like Relearning How to Breathe , The Inner Glow …

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Janine and the Mixtape. | Little Bit.

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[dropcap size=small]J[/dropcap]anine and the Mixtape recently released visuals for her single, “Little Bit.” Directed by Anthony Plant and Janine herself, the video has a somber, but ethereal aesthetic that bodes well with the tone of the song. “Little Bit” can be found on the Aussie songstress’ latest EP, Dark Mind. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to …

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In Her Skin.

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[dropcap size=small]B[/dropcap]rooklyn based artist Rita Minissi explores the concept of living sculpture in a series of self portraits titled, Second Skin. Underneath a thin, cracking layer of white body paint, Minissi evokes an air of primal transcendence. Still, sensual, and pulchritudinous, Minissi is her own muse–which makes her an effective creative that is capable of executing her brilliant visions to a tee. …

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At Midnight…

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]o hell with 4:20. Wouldn’t you like to know where Jupiter is at all times? Well, thanks to Christiaan van der Klaauw and Van Cleef & Arpels you can now track the positions of the planets through a stylish wristwatch. The Midnight Planétarium timepiece maps each planet’s rotation in real time; depicting each planet through a selection of hard …

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Bryan Schnelle. | How to Lose Yourself.

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[dropcap size=small]H[/dropcap]ow to Lose Yourself is an ingenious piece by California native Bryan Schnelle that deconstructs the constructs of beauty in media. Reappropriating an infamous September 2007 issue of Vogue Magazine with correction fluid and permanent marker, Schnelle makes a statement that mutely rages against hollow ideals. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of …