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MOVIE REVIEW. | Guardians of the Galaxy.

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[dropcap size=small]L[/dropcap]et’s be upfront about this: Guardians of the Galaxy flies directly in the face of most of what has allowed Marvel to make successful movies. Addressing the most far-flung corners of their pre-existing content universe, Guardians uses practically nothing that we knew before the lights go down. The characters are antagonistic, have practically nothing heroic about them, and have …

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Katie Peyton. |x| One On One at Terrazzo Art Projects.

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[dropcap size=small]W[/dropcap]e stopped by Terrazzo Art Projects to check out a new piece by Katie Peyton. Peyton, who also heads Undercurrent Projects in the East Village, unveiled a large scale charcoal piece that exuded such an intimate warmth that it spurred long stares and meaningful introspection. The north end of the piece noticeably rolled up. It created some intrigue, and …

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All Lined Up. | Sophie Roach.

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[dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]aturated with intricate linework, Sophie Roach‘s pieces can be best described as a cacophony of patterns and colors. Roach is known for piling on the details, leaving a hefty, but welcomed, assignment for anyone who wishes to discover them all. Although her linework has us smitten, our eyes are furthered charmed by her dreamy use of color. Available for …

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Iconic 32 |x| Common Ground Foundation at Bucketfeet.

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In an age where celebrities seem more influential than ever, it is good to see famous faces wielding their influence effectively. Last week Quiet Lunch was invited by Iconic 32 and The Common Ground Foundation to Bucketfeet, a SoHo sneaker shop focused on artist based designs, to celebrate the spirit of creativity and, most of all, social good. The event helped …

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Treasure Fingers. |x| BOSCO. | Names.

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[dropcap size=small]W[/dropcap]e’re about halfway through the summer and the tunes just keep getting better. This week we see a new song from Atlanta songstress B O S C O and Fool’s Gold beatsmith Treasure Fingers. “Names” takes us to a place where the hip-house flows like a mellow river and the strobe lights dance just as well you do. “Names” …

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Emma. | Matt Vial.

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]antalizing our eyes with a white hot color palette that can only be found on the hottest of suns, Matt Vial‘s Emma is a surrealistic plunge into an ethereal void. Vial is a designer and photographer who is keen on manipuating color hues and distortion. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of …

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100 Years Into the Future. | Maico Akiba.

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[dropcap size=small]M[/dropcap]aico Akiba takes us well into the future with 100 Years Later. It is all too easy become submerged in the now and forget the bigger picture. Hyper-aging modern items such ADIDAS sneakers, iPhones, calculators, and Polaroid cameras, Akiba puts time in perspective. Also, being that most of these items are things that are presently being used by most human …

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Monkey Trick. | Amelie Petit Moreau.

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[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]melie Petit Moreau plays an incredible trick on our eyes with her series of digitally distorted collages. We’re still trying to put a finger on her process, the Parisian artist looks to be skillfully arranging irregular pieces of fine art paper, photograping them and then adding a touch of digital chaos. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication …

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Sex, Drugs, and Tapestry. | Erin M. Riley.

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[dropcap size=small]B[/dropcap]ased in Brooklyn, New York, Erin M. Riley weaves picture perfect portraits of carefree youth. Riley’s work mostly pulls from the female experience and today’s social media culture. But while her subject matter is youthful and “new” to the world, her medium is time tested and true. Riley’s ability to create these scenes on a loom is an indication …

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at Prospect Park.

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“Some people say it’s just rock and roll / Ah, but it gets ya right down in your soul” — from “Push the Sky Away” [dropcap size=small]H[/dropcap]e’s that bad motherfucker called Nick Cave and last Saturday night he and his renegades in The Bad Seeds played Prospect Park in Brooklyn, potentially waking up God from a deep, deep sleep. They …

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Upon a (Lone) Star. | Chau Nguyen.

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[dropcap size=small]C[/dropcap]hau Nguyen is a lively artist from Texas whose multifaceted artworks leave a refreshing impression on the mind’s eye. Flaunting an abstract bravado and a crisp use of colors, shapes, and patterns, Nguyen’s pieces are intuitive and warm. 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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YUS. | Talisman on Vinyl.

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YUS recently unveiled the 12″ vinyl version of Talisman. It is the first pressing of 500 limited edition copies. Get your copy → HERE! ← Photos Courtesy of Daniel Tullie. 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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Party Time. | Andre Elliott.

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[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]ndre Elliott shrouds festivity and cheer in a sarcastic haze with a series of photographs that resembles a Lana Del Rey birthday celebration. The 19 year old photographer has a purposeful style that is ironically nonchalant. The effort is there, the feeling is there, but it is conveyed in a way that is cool, calm, and unaffected. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch …

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Coaches. |x| Titanics. at TT the Bear’s Place.

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July 18, 2014, TT the Bear’s Place, Cambridge, MA [dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]t was a relatively unusual Friday night in Cambridge. Maybe it was the rain and humidity, but the streets seemed lonely, like everyone had been driven out of town by some unknown force. Even the bars in Central Square, where lines usually stretchpast their neighbors, had clear doors. It had …

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The Jaunt of Jade.

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[dropcap size=small]V[/dropcap]isceral, but lighthearted, Jade Evans‘ work explores uncharted territory with childlike honesty. Evans is unworried and forthright. Her pieces have a barbaric touch, but it only adds an edge to Evans’ jaunty style. Images Courtesy of Jade Stevens. 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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Walking Through a Musical History of The Walkmen.

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he first song I heard from The Walkmen was “The Rat” off 2004’s Bows + Arrows. It starts with this nerve-wrecking guitar chop and instantly puts the mind on high alert. Drummer Matt Barrick spits out tightening rounds on the hi-hat, bombing across the set again and again. Hamilton Leithauser’s vocals swarm with frightening toughness and a scorched throat …

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SBTRKT. |x| Ezra Koenig. | “NEW DORP. NEW YORK.”

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[dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]BTRKT recently released a thumpy tidbit from his upcoming album, Wonder Where We Land. “NEW DORP. NEW YORK.” may be a new song, but it has vintage club feel. The song features Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend. Pre-order a copy of Wonder Where We Land. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life …

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399 Days. | Rachel Kneebone.

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[dropcap size=small]R[/dropcap]achel Kneebone’s 399 Days is a deep-seated narrative of existential lore. An intricate tower of porcelain, it weaves together the stories of countless knowns and unknowns who forever belong to the time annals of time. Kneebone’s exhibition at White Cube will be on display through September 2012. Photos Courtesy of White Box |x| Ianthearchictect.com Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot …

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Body Talk. | Bernardo Torrens.

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[dropcap size=small]E[/dropcap]xecuting his pieces with hyperrealistic focus, Bernardo Torrens showcases the human form in a soft, magnificent light. The manner in which Torrens captures every intricate detail is surprisingly casual, making the portraits all the more engrossing. Although the subjects bear a mask of stoic vulnerability, they possess a quiet strength.  There is an intriguing dialogue of unspoken words, a …

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christopher-george-latore-wallace.com | Evan Roth.

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[dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]ome are waiting for the rapture, some are waiting for a gigantic spaceship. Evan Roth, however, is waiting for the Notorious B.I.G.’s music to become public domain. Titled christopher-george-latore-wallace.com, Roth’s clever multimedia project includes a large scale counter, a sleek looking wristwatch, and a dedicated website. The project is inspired by U.S. copyright law which states that an artist’s body of work …

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Mary Whalley. | Ornamental Thoughtfulness.

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[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]lthough it has been a while since the project first debuted, the charm of Mary Whalley‘s Ornamental Thoughtfulness still resonates to this day. Over the span of six weeks, Whalley installed a series of small hands throughout central Wellington. These hands were installed with various tokens of generosity and thoughtfulness. Some took these tokens, but there were also others that …

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Our Rocky Relationship with Adrien.

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[dropcap size=small]P[/dropcap]ainter Adrien Patout‘s work can be disturbing. In fact, this is why we love it so much. It moves us, stirring up odd sentiments that lie dormant on most days. Patout rebels against cool, opting for a poetically grotesque aesthetic that is confrontational, hard hitting, and metaphysically memorable. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to …

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The Blossoming Limzy.

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[dropcap size=small]L[/dropcap]im Zhi Wei, affectionately known as Limzy, makes brilliant use of plant life in her works. Limzy pieces features an array of flowers reincarnated as flowing gowns, frilly skirts, and rippling tutus. Limzy also dips a toe in popular culture, depicting such subjects like Lupita Nyong’o, Maleficent, and the Instagram logo. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication …

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Folding Chair by Revol Design.

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[dropcap size=small]R[/dropcap]evol Design plays on the theme of convenience with their Folding Chair. Inspired by pop-up books, the project includes a chair and an ottoman–both easily assembled through a few brief steps. The Folding Chair and Ottoman The two would more than likely work perfectly in a small apartment given their ability to fold right up. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is …

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Natalya Explains It All. | @NatalyaLobanova

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[dropcap size=small]N[/dropcap]atalya Lobanova embraces her melancholy with a series of endearingly downtrodden illustrations. While not all of Lobanova’s work is super bummed, she maintains a sagacious tone throughout her pieces, guiding us through life’s discomforts. She achieves this knowing tone with seeming pretentious, preachy or whiny–ironically maintaining an untouchable vulnerability. We hope Natalya Lobanova stays sad forever. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch …

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Long Live the King. | King Buzzo at Brighton Music Hall.

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King Buzzo at Brighton Music Hall, Allston, MA — July 10, 2014 [dropcap size=small]B[/dropcap]uzz Osborne, or King Buzzo to the music-loving world, turns 50 this year. For more than 30 of those years he’s been fronting his legendary punk/metal/experimental/noise/whatever trio, The Melvins with odd side projects dotting his career landscape. He’s worked with arena-sized bands, punk legends, ambient noise-artists, but …

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Keep Your Hands Folded.

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[dropcap size=small]R[/dropcap]econnecting man and nature, this Folded Hands porcelain planter from SCULPTUREinDESIGN is a shining example of nurture. Although the images here feature a prickly cactus, there is a warmth and harmony in the piece that offers positive commentary on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of …

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Reverie Sleep. | Synchrodogs.

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[dropcap size=small]R[/dropcap]everie Sleep is a surreal series from the duo Synchrodog. Trippy, yet tranquil, Reverie Sleep transports you to a deserted world in which life and vibrancy is left completely isolated. 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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Antwon. |x| Wiki. | “Metro Nome”

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[dropcap size=small]R[/dropcap]apper Antwon teamed up with RATKING’s Wiki for the simmering summer single, “Metro Nome.” While the track and its video (directed by Ramez Silyan) is a seemingly mellow and hazy affair, Antwon and Wiki’s flow brings the raucous. “Metro Nome” can be found on Heavy Hearted In Doldrums. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various …

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EO1 and Done.

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he folks at Electronic Objects are turning heads with the EO1, a framed high-definition screen and integrated computer that hangs on your wall and brings art from the Internet into your home. Art has experienced new life on the web and this innovation makes that reality far less virtual. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to …

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Minke. | Papeles de Cine.

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Papeles de Cine (Papers for Characters) by Minke is a visual ode to some of film’s most popular characters. Depicting movies such as Frankenstein, Jaws, Rear Window, and more, Minke’s effort come in the form of clever paper sculpture. 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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Martha and Ash. | Navajo Ikat Stool Ottoman.

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[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]s soon as you lay eyes on Martha and Ash‘s Navajo Ikat Stool Ottoman, you get the urge kick up your feet and call it a day. Sporting an amalgamation of vibrant colors including bold orange, turquoise, purple and rust on a tan background, the Navajo Ikat Stool Ottoman is only one of the many charming handmade items available at …

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World Cup Kit 001. | Black Ivy.

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[dropcap size=small]W[/dropcap]ith the World Cup finally reaching its peak, we thought it would be a good times to highlight Black Ivy‘s World Cup Kit 001. The collection embodies the prime principle of diversity; a principle that is shared both by Black Ivy and the World Cup. World Cup Kit 001 features futbol jerseys adorned with “Black Ivy” in their respective …

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Fur. | Can Pekdemir.

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[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]stanbul based artist Can Pekdemir visually expounds on the concept of abnormal growth in his series, Fur I. Depicting subjects overcome by hair and fur, the series is offbeat but enchanting. 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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“Fade” | Kane Mayfield.

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[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]fter a constructive hiatus, rapper Kane Mayfield has staged a blistering return with the ironically titled “Fade.” Just when it seemed like Mayfield had disappeared into thin air, he graces with us a raw lyrical diatribe that lets listeners know that he hasn’t lost a step or skipped a beat. “Fade” is said to be the very first breadcrumb …

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Quiet Lunch Magazine. | Book No. 1 | Available NOW! |

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]oday is the day that we start shipping out the first printed edition of Quiet Lunch Magazine–but it looks as if some have gotten their hands on a copy a little earlier than expected. Legendary director Spike Lee did the right thing and grabbed a copy of Book N°1–and so should you by securing your own copy today! Our first print …

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Amarist. |x| Alejandro Monge. | Too Much?

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[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]marist and Alejandro Monge came together to create a powerful dining table that speaks volumes. Essentially Too Much? is much more than a dining table. It is a clever socioeconomic critique that has conveniently manifested itself in the form of home decor. For the project, Amarist lends its signature geometric design while Monge lends his ability to create realistic plastic sculpture. …

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Surf’s Up. | Jiro Bevis.

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[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]llustrator Jiro Bevis skillfully blends punk with pop in his most recent illustrations. Bevis’ aesthetic falls somewhere between a Lichtenstein and Superjail. His illustrations are nihilistic, but purposeful–endeared with the faint stench of sweet 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. …

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Lighter, Faster. | Xhxix.

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[dropcap size=small]W[/dropcap]e checked up on Xhxix and found that the artist’s work as evolved somewhat since we last spoke. While Xhxix’s signature style has remained, there are some new elements that we cannot quite put our fingers on. The work feels lighter somehow, more agile. We did find an illustration of a female, a first for Xhxix who usually favors …

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Alessandro Puccinelli. | A Van in the Sea.

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[dropcap size=small]D[/dropcap]espite Matt Foley‘s incessant warnings, living in a van near a body of water looks quite serene in Alessandro Puccinelli‘s series, A Van in the Sea. Drenched in calm, the series is literary a collection of photographs featuring a van near the sea. Seems simple, but it is the kind of simple that places the viewer in a comforting …

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FLSHVN. | AirStrike.

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[dropcap size=small]C[/dropcap]openhagen based fashion label FLSHVN (FALSEHAVEN) just released an excessively dope visual editorial. Accompanied by a trill A$AP FERG mix, the video features some of FLSHVN’s newest pieces. In fact, an extensive spread of their newest collection can be found in our first printed issue, available now for PRE-ORDER. In the meantime, check out the video below and delve …

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Quake Pendants. | Head & Haft.

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[dropcap size=small]H[/dropcap]ead & Haft brings us the Quake Pendants, a disc shaped lamp made from quality hand turned timber. Possessing an organic fungi-like appearance, the Quake Pendants’ design creates a trembling effect–hence the name. 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 …

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Birds of a Paper Feather. | Diana Beltrane Herrera.

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[dropcap size=small]D[/dropcap]iana Beltrane Herrera is well known for her realistic paper sculpture of birds. This time around she collaborates with Gecko Group and Longwood Gardens to create 6 garden bird species that can be found across Longwood’s 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows. Herrera freely admits that she spent a great deal of time on the pieces, and it shows. Each …

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Haim. |x| A$AP Ferg. | “My Song 5” REMIX.

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[dropcap size=small]H[/dropcap]aim teamed up with A$AP Ferg for a remix of “My Song 5”. At first glance, this coupling looks to be an odd one, but listeners will quickly find out that it is a match made in music heaven. The track opens with a thumping beat and an excerpt from Ferg’s signature line, “talk to me nice or don’t …