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In Extremis. | Sandro Giordoa.

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[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]ccidents happen, but Sandro Giordoa’s In Extremis is no accident. Depicting haphazard scenarios with ill-fated subjects, In Extremis–bodies without regret–harnesses a violent awkwardness that is playfully gut wrenching. 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,” …

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Build a Moat.

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[dropcap size=small]M[/dropcap]oat is a dizzying, celestial series by Christian Zander. Zander, who is known for his abstract pattern work, incorporates a somewhat seasonal color palette in the series. He also creates a slight contrast between pentagonal pattern and his signature microbial aesthetic. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture …

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Studio WM. | Gradient Table Lamp.

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The future is simply complicated, and no one knows that more than the duo at Studio WM. Designers Wendy Legro and Maarten Collignon designed the Gradient Table Lamp with the antique oil lamp and candle holder in mind. Play with concept of light reflection, the Gradient Table Lamp contains a LED light source that sits snugly in a procelain pedestal, shining …

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Controlled Burns. | Kevin Cooley.

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Tumultuous and graceful, Kevin Cooley‘s Controlled Burn series visualizes the often overlooked duality that accompanies fire. Cooley, a photographer, stages his own miniature inferno, capturing each roiling movement and intense spark. “Fire is a powerful natural force that we harness for greater good, and it is the only Classical element, that we can create on demand, yet when out of control …

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Cha$e Gets “Brave”.

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[dropcap size=small]H[/dropcap]arlemite Vinny Cha$e recently released a restless freestyle. Produced by Cartier Court, “Brave” sees Cha$e employing a non-stop flow that is borderline relentless. The freestyle will more than likely pop-up on his upcoming Ultrasound Project. 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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Turn Up the Volume (Lamp).

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[dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]eeking to repurpose the analog allure of an old school stereo knob, Volume by GamFratesi is a smartly designed lamp with minimal aesthetics and ingenious concept. GramFratesi, a design studio founded by Danish architect Stine Gam and Italian architect Enrico Fratesi, wants the user to make a direct correlation between the lamp’s design and its function. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch …

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Keep Taping.| Aakash Nihalani.

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[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]akash Nihalani is well known for his incorporating geometric tape art into public spaces, but he recently took his craft straight to the people–or better yet, straight through the people. Far more interactive than his previous efforts, Landline is a performance project that features pieces that appear to pierce through the bodies of  his human subjects. The overall result plays a clever …

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This Time Last Year. | Lisa Golightly.

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[dropcap size=small]D[/dropcap]ays of summer, how they suddenly appear. In Lisa Golightly‘s collection of acrylic paintings from 2013 she captures the firstborn light of the summer sun and the joy it brings. Golightly has a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus on photography. She works with globs of paint, but her time before the camera is never far from her …

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At the Very Least. | Reinoud Oudshoon.

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[dropcap size=small]W[/dropcap]ondrously minimal, but cleverly accented, these sculptures by Reinoud Oudshoon exude a low key charm. Featuring iron geometric shapes and frosted, Oudshoon’s sculptures create a contrast between the sharp and the dull. Photos Courtesy of Reinoud Oudshoon.   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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Miley by Quentin Jones.

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[dropcap size=small]Q[/dropcap]uentin Jones recently turned his sights on Miley Cyrus. The two collaborated for a “restricted” feature in NOWNESS. Cyrus, whose reputation has been favorable and unfavorable at times, is fully submerged in Jones’ signature aesthetics. The fetishized motif marries well with Cyrus’ out-the-topness, which has been the linchpin of her post-Disney image. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication …

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An Eclipse in México. | Issac Cordal.

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[dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]imilar to the work of Slinkachu, Isaac Cordal‘s clever street installations feature small scaled sculptures that interact brilliantly with a larger scaled environment. But unlike Slinkachu, Cordal possesses a more stern, and occasionally morbid, tone. Below are a few shots of his recent works in Chiapas, México. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote …

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BLVCK. | H1987.

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[dropcap size=small]H[/dropcap]1987 recently released a montage of visuals for the single, “BLVCK.” The single comes off of his upcoming project that is provocatively titled, BLVCK MVSIK. 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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Confrontation. | Jesse Draxler.

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[dropcap size=small]J[/dropcap]esse Draxler ‘s aggressive style is best described as a catalytic clash between two conceptual titans, graffiti and high fashion photography. Draxler doesn’t shy away from the fray, staging a confrontational waltz between precision and reckless abandon. All hyperbole aside, Draxler is a multimedia creative with a sharp sense of humor. His work often pokes fun of “cool,” while simultaneously …

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Gabriela Ligenza. | 3D Printed Hat Collection.

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[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]s you can see, we’re on a bit of a 3D printing kick this week. Our affinity continues with Gabriela Ligenza, a milliner whose former aspirations included architecture and interior design. Ligenza’s newest collection of 3D printing exist in the vein of wearable art, incorporating poetry and reinterpreting traditional designs. This collection the future of fashion, the crest of …

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YUS. | Talisman EP.

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[dropcap size=small]Y[/dropcap]ouceff Kabal, who performs under the mononym, YUS, recently released his newest EP, Talisman. The EP is a seasonally smooth mixture of songs that successfully showcases the Phoenix native’s full repertoire. Previous singles such as “Nowadays” and “20 Million” have already received favorable reviews; and now we’ve finally gotten the opportunity to wrap our ears around Talisman, we couldn’t be more impressed. …

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Kikkerland’s BBQ Suitcase.

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[dropcap size=small]N[/dropcap]ot having the ability to BBQ anywhere at will is not just a general social injustice, it is outright un-American! Fortunately the folks at Kikkerland have restored life and liberty with the BBQ Suitcase, a portable grill that charcoal grill that allows you BBQ anywhere that you damn well please. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that …

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3D Twice Over. | Sophie Kahn.

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he 3D printing trend is not only making its presence felt in the technology world, members of the art world are also taking a liking to the innovation. A heralded example of this creative marriage is the work of Sophie Kahn. Kahn’s 3D printed sculptures furthers the relationship between technology and art while offering a new aesthetic to the …

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The Statues of David. | David Delruelle.

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[dropcap size=small]C[/dropcap]ollagist David Delruelle‘s latest series of works features a stark coupling of sculpture and anatomy. Obstructing ancient statues with anatomical collages, Delruelle creates a slightly absurd contrast between our glorified outer shell and our almost alien inner-workings. 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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Käethe Butchered It.

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[dropcap size=small]B[/dropcap]oasting dutiful linework and an unapologetically confrontational motif, the work of Käethe Butcher is both compelling and brilliantly executed. Her work is rebellious, unyielding, and forthright. The young German possesses a frightening energy, commenting on gender politics and youth culture in one fashionable fell swoop–think Riot Grrrl meets Anna Wintour. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that …

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Yes, We R. | Dear Derrick. | R U Still Down?

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[dropcap size=small]D[/dropcap]ear Derrick continues his season-long verbal onslaught, releasing yet another video from The Jamie Project. The low key visuals for the single, “R U Still Down,” have an around-the-way feel that further Dear Derrick’s repertoire as a homegrown emcee with a universal appeal. Word has it that he is prepping for an east coast tour. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a …

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Hammock. | Koichi Futatsumata.

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[dropcap size=small]F[/dropcap]inally, a reason for cat to stay on the furniture. The Hammock table by Koichi Futatsumata is a fine example of conceptual coexistence. Its inviting hammock undercarriage clashes with the protective glass ceiling, creating a beautiful contradiction in the form of home decor. All Photos Courtesy of Koichi Futatsumata Studios. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that …

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Olivia Locher. | I Fought the Law.

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[dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]tuck in the realm of asinine truth, Olivia Locher‘s I Fought the Law provide visual examples of some of the United States most ridiculous laws. For example, in Alabama it is illegal to have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at all times. Another example, in Arizona you may not have more than two dildos in a house. Now, whether these …

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Sylvan Esso. | “Hey Mami” | Noisey Acoustics.

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Sylvan Esso met up with Noisey on a Brooklyn rooftop for a never-before-heard live rendition of “Hey Mami.” Treating us to raw, stripped down version of the song, frontwoman Amelia Meath reveals the song’s sordid origins. 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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Bisectional. | Tracy Featherstone.

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]racy Featherstone‘s Bisection Drawings is a series of fragmented works that encourage us to fill in the blanks. A part of a larger series titled In Mid Translation, Bisection Drawings features sections that have been purposefully deleted from the pieces. The deliberate distortion forces the audience to complete the piece by using their own imaginations. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication …

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Cakes Da Killa. |x| Hunger Pangs.

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he carry has begun, and there isn’t a rapper alive that can match the cunty verbal barrage of Cakes Da Killa. Tearing most rappers out the frame with The Eulogy, Cakes returns with Hunger Pangs, a vicious sophomore effort that places the New Jersey emcee at top of everyone’s Artist to Watch List. Accompanied by thumping production and flaunting a reckless abandon …

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Quick Exchange. | Marta Gil.

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[dropcap size=small]M[/dropcap]arta Gil documents a sleight of hand in this series of black and whites. Two smokers, each holding their own cig, perform an almost effortless exchange that leaves you looking the same three photographs over and over. 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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Jesse Visser. | HAROLD Cabinet.

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Let’s face it, the Victorian Era isn’t making a comeback anytime soon, and with the minimal space in some apartments, people have little use for large, gaudy furniture. Thankfully, interior designer Jesse Visser has crafted the HAROLD Cabinet, a minimalistic steel cabinet . Shop the cabinet → here! ← “The overlay of the grids composing the cabinet create a Moiré effect which …

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Andrew Gbur. | Eleven Rivington.

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[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]ndrew Gbur‘s work has a lively jaggedness that has a puzzling effect on the eye. The pieces almost have the appearance of collages. Gbur’s organization of torn shapes somehow come together to make an abstract portrait. 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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Maarten Baas. | Smoke.

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[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]mplementing what looks to be the shou sugi ban method, Maarten Baas‘ Smoke certainly survives the fire. Each piece, having been previously set ablaze, possess a resilient allure. The concept almost relates to the human condition, even through the fire these articles furniture still maintain their functionality… as do we. Baas explains the process: “Pieces of furniture are literally burned, after which …

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Yes, You Can. | Canned Qualities.

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Thomas Tronier and Mads Hagstrøm of Flowmarket know what we need and they have got plenty of it. Courage? Balance? Meticulousness? Flowmarket has found a way package all of these qualities in a convenient can. Similar to Kirill Rudenko‘s canned air concept, Flowmarket’s canned qualities concept attempt to deliver intangible goods in tangible containers. While Rudenko’s approach was endearing, Flowmarket is far …

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Julia Noni. |x| FAT Man Magazine SS14.

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he Spring|Summer 2014 issue of FAT Man magazine features a brilliant ADIDAS editorial titled, 6-0, by Julia Noni. 6-0 stars Ataui Deng and Jamila Beatrice with styling by Simon Rasmussen. Noni, who has also worked with Nike, intermingles intense athleticism with a delicate sensuality that eludes to an already underlying eroticism that is often associated with women’s tennis. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is …

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Bubi Canal. |x| SPAIN FRESH | One-Day Pop Up Exhibition.

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[dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]panish artist Bubi Canal and SPAIN FRESH are teaming up for one-day pop up installation on June 13th at Open Gallery Space. The installation will consist of 100 limited edition t-shirts, all of them featuring a selection of vibrant hues and geometric shapes. There will also be a performance based raffle in which attendees will be able take piece of the installation home with them. It …

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Maskull Lasserre. | Beautiful Dreamer.

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[dropcap size=small]M[/dropcap]askull Lasserre encourages us to make art, not war, with Beautiful Dreamer. Made to look like authentic hand grenades, Beautiful Dreamer is actually a series of music boxes. The A-Series grenades play “America the Beautiful” while the B-Series grenades play “Beautiful Dreamer.” But there’s a pleasant, true-to-life twist; each musical grenade can only be discharged and played once. Altogether, Beautiful Dreamer is an …

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Rocker of Ages.

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[dropcap size=small]E[/dropcap]voking the spirit of Hemingway in Key West, this vintage rocker was designed in 1958 by the Dutch designer Frank Reenskaug for the Danish manufacturer Bramin. This chair is expertly crafted, and because of its authentic vintage state, there is only one. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and …

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At HOME. | Miler Lagos.

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[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]t is has been two years since Miler Lagos‘ Home was featured at Magnan Metz Gallery, but its conceptual significance still resonates with us today. Lagos used what looks to be close to one thousand books to build a dome shaped structure, an Igloo located in exhibition affectionately called Home. The installation not only pays homage to the endearingly analog practice of …

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Ab-Soul. |x| ScHoolboy Q. | Hunnid Stax.

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[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]b-Soul recently released a new single titled, “Hunnid Stax.” Featuring fellow Top Dawg ScHoolboy Q, the song is a purposefully materialistic deviation from Soulo’s usually conscious motif.  The song is almost sarcastic and borderline satirical. You get the feeling that Soulo is poking fun of the ill fated rhetoric that plagues most of modern day hip-hop music. “Hunnid Stax” …

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Better w/ Cheesburgers. | William Hundley.

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he United States was founded on two things, liberty and cheeseburgers. We might be wrong, but we’re pretty sure that is was Quincy Adams who once said: “Get me a f@¢king cheeseburger or I’ll shoot you in the face.” – Quincy Adams Existing in the vein of the historically inaccurate quote above, William Hundley‘s w/ Cheeseburgers is a goofy series of objects, …

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Fragmented Fabrics. | Dana Holgerson.

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[dropcap size=small]D[/dropcap]ana Holgerson may call these her latest pieces paintings, but they seem to go beyond the boundaries of traditional paintings. Incorporating embroidery and patch work, the fragmented works maintain a sound harmony in the form rich hues and stretched fabrics. Threads. (2014) | Dana Holgerson.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various …

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An Outdoor Kind of Clean. | Viteo Shower.

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[dropcap size=small]H[/dropcap]uman beings are far too sheltered. We’ve grown soft and spoiled. It’s about time we toughen up and start doing things the way our ancestors once did. Which brings us to the Viteo Shower, a convenient shower doohickey that allows you to shower almost anywhere… you know, like our ancestors did. As long as you have a garden hose …

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The Bobby Pant. | I Love Ugly.

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Stylish and comfortable, the Bobby Pant from I Love Ugly is said to be the perfect blend between the James Pant, and the Track Pant. Okay, we know what you’re thinking, ‘why I where wool pants in the summer?’ Well, with Nature’s recent schizophrenia, these bottoms just may come in handy. The Bobby Pant comes in grey tweed and black speckle. …

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Putting Your Inspiration on Paper. | The New Inspiration Pad.

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Apple would have you believe that inspiration lies in their newest tablet, but Marc Thomasset  of TM™ has a more analog experience in mind. At first glance, the new Inspiration Pad looks like a traditional note pad, but inside, it contains a subtly innovative twist that makes it a canny take on an old classic. This is actually the second reincarnation …

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Richard Saja. |x| Mother of Pearl. | AW 2014 Collection.

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[dropcap size=small]R[/dropcap]ichard Saja recently collaborated with Mother of Pearl for their new Autumn/Winter 2014 collection. Saja, a fine arts embroiderer known for his eccentric reappropriation of the toile, and creative director Amy Powney worked to skillfully combine Mother of Pearl’s pattern oriented styling with Saja’s quirky aesthetic. The collection features a selection of bomber jackets, sweaters and shoes all accented with Saja’s …

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Eat Your Peace. | Shinan-ji Temple Rock Garden.

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[dropcap size=small]R[/dropcap]elaxation and sustenance are basic desires for almost any human being, and designer Tomonori Saito has found a clever way to combine the two. Saito teamed up with fellow designer Shohei Sawada, and confectioner Motohiro Inaba to create the Shinan-ji Temple Rock Garden, an edible rock garden that nurtures you zen and your hunger. Despite having the appearance and functionality of a …

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Fabian Brunsing. | Pay & Sit: The Private Bench.

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Everyone and everything has to pay their way in this society–including your tucchus. Which brings us to artist Fabian Brunsing‘s Pay & Sit: The Private Bench, a painfully sarcastic installation that pokes at the relationship between capitalism and leisure. The 2008 installation consists of a bench with spikes that only retracted once the user to paid €0.50 (about 70 cents US) to have …

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Dabbling in the Night Sky.

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[dropcap size=small]M[/dropcap]assachusetts based artist Dan McCarthy captures and starry night sky in these brilliant set of illustrations. With endearing titles like “Up Above the World So High” and “He Left Yesterday Behind Him”, McCarthy pieces almost make us want to give up the bright city lights for the twinkling country stars. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that …