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“Coming Home” | Leon Bridges. | VIDEO

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[dropcap]P[/dropcap]erhaps one of the most moving songs—and videos—we’ve heard and seen all year, Leon Bridges‘ “Coming Home” simply stirs the soul. Although Bridges released a video for the song a couple month ago, the artist collaborated with Rog Walker and Street Etiquette for a brilliant retake that certainly trumps the original—at least in our eyes. Tucked inside the historic Old …

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The Squatter. | Frank Zadlo.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Squatter by Frank Zadlo is a visceral display that creates a dialogue centered around ruin and rebirth. 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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LONG STORY SHORTS. | Tomasz Wagner.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]omasz Wagner‘s LONG STORY SHORTS is a sensual series of minimalistic portraits that feature warm hues and greyscale silhouettes.   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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mousse. | Jessica Tremp.

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[su_dropcap]m[/su_dropcap]ousse is a light and airy series by Jessica Tremp, a photographer who has taken her daydreams and made them real. 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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The WHiT of Gordon Holden.

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[su_dropcap]O[/su_dropcap]ne of our favorite artist, Gordon Holden, has teamed up with WHiT to create some great wearable art. The tee is decorated with an excerpt from a new series of paintings Holden has been working on. We had the pleasure of seeing those paintings up close and the Gordon Tee is a perfect manifestation of the works.   Quiet LunchQuiet …

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Chi Raq. | Will Robson-Scott.

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[su_dropcap]W[/su_dropcap]hile headlines are featuring overly aggressive law enforcement who appear to be at war with unarmed civilians, a blind eye watches over Chicago, a city that looks to be at war with itself. The violence that is boiling over in Chicago is no secret but a majority of us have no idea how deep that secret runs. Chi Raq, a …

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Peanuts. |x| Override.

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[su_dropcap]T[/su_dropcap]here are certain things that make you a human being, a Peanuts inspired skully is one of them. Luckily for you, Override is well aware of this fact and have created a new collection that features a few of your favorite Peanuts characters.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life …

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A Beautiful Death. | Fabio Stachi.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]F[/su_dropcap]abio Stachi‘s photography is a filmesque body of work that never fails to move you. Sometimes we credit artwork for not taking itself too seriously but that isn’t the case with Stachi—his work is dead serious and we love it. The theatrical aesthetics layered atop a muted violence makes for a poignant, mortal poetry that resonates throughout every …

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HEROINE. | Haunted Euth. |x| TS Claire. | Stone Malone Gallery.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]I[/su_dropcap]f you’re in West Hollywood, be sure to check HEROINE at Stone Malone Gallery. A dual exhibition by Haunted Euth (pronounced Haunted Youth) and T.S. Claire, two Los Angeles natives, HEROINE is especially worth checking out because the artist actually collaborated on some new works. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of …

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The Work Versus Waning. | Hayley McCulloch.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]I[/su_dropcap] worked at the head art department for “Ripley’s Believe it Or Not Museum/Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks” in my early twenties, documenting strange artifacts and helping to create wax figures. Two packages arrived one day. The first contained a nose-less wax bust that was vaguely reminiscent of John Lennon, the other contained a wax nose and a shipping note that read, “John …

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Bad Dads. | Wes Anderson Art Show at Joseph Gross Gallery.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]T[/su_dropcap]here is one thing that we look forward to when the summer rolls around—besides the jaw-dropping sunsets—and that’s the annual Wes Anderson Art Show. Bad Dads is being held at Joseph Gross Gallery in Chelsea and will include over 70 artists of various mediums. Now, this is just between you and us, but we’re especially eager to see work by Daliah …

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Rack. | Artifox.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]A[/su_dropcap]rtifox, an innovative design team consisting of three brilliant minds, are all about efficiency and space saving—and this awesome bike rack certainly proves it. 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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Geometric Glimpses. | Lino Russo.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]L[/su_dropcap]ino Russo‘s Geometric Glimpses is a series that certainly lives up to its befitting title. In the series, Russo takes a minimal, but quite colorful, approach to capturing streets, homes and industrial zones that are more than likely located in his homeland of Italy.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects …

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London City Side Table. | HASAN AGAR.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]I[/su_dropcap]f your heart belongs in London then this side table might be the perfect find. Created by Hasan Agar, the London Map Side Table is an accurate depiction of London City itself. Held up by sold beech legs, the table comes in black, white and watercolours. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote …

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The Pie Hole. | Soft Shell Crab with Saffron Aioli.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]I[/su_dropcap]f you’re looking for a fun recipe to try out this weekend, we have the perfect one. Our photog—and resident Wolfgang Puck—Onaje Scott has been playing around with a tasty dish and finally submitted the blueprint. This Soft Shell Crab with a Saffron Aioli is a staple dish for any seafood lover. Photography by Onaje Scott. Ingredients CRABS …

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NSFW | Jackie. | Jackson Hallberg.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]J[/su_dropcap]ackson Hallberg‘s Jackie brings a quiet chaos to table. The photographic series has a visceral undertone that is muted by its quotidian setting.   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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In Slabs. | Julia Geiser.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]C[/su_dropcap]onducting a surreal dissection of reality, Julia Geiser carefully picks apart all aspects of dimension that what we know to be true. Geiser’s style is clean but still a tad grotesque. She merges old world aesthetics with new world configuration.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and …

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Standing Desk. | Artifox.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]I[/su_dropcap]t is said that Hemingway wrote standing up—which has gotten us thinking, maybe we should trying creating on our two feet instead of on our ample tuchuses. Neatly designed, this Standing Desk by Artifox is not only visually appealing, it has a super convenient feature. Taking notes on your phone has become commonplace but plenty of individuals still …

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Nest. | Jakub Geltner.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]B[/su_dropcap]ig Brother is watching us. You know it. We know it. Jakub Geltner knows it and it shows in his ongoing series Nest. In the series, Geltner groups together surveillance cameras and satellite dishes into one intrusive flock and installs them in the oddest locations. His latest installation was titled Nest 05 and was presented at the 2015 Sculpture by …

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defeat. | Saul Arron Applebaum.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]T[/su_dropcap]he visual equivalent to Earl Sweatshirt’s “Grief,” defeat has a heavy heart but still wades in a stoic pool of serenity. Created by Saul Arron Applebaum, the short series—even in its briefness—resonates with such poignancy. Applebaum explains in an open statement:   For this sequence of pictures “defeat”, I knew the time of day, the natural and artificial light, and …

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Bed Readin’. | Knots and Biscuits.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]S[/su_dropcap]ome folks have a glass of warm milk before bed. Some folks partake in a roll in the hay. More even keeled (and lactose intolerant) individuals simply opt for a good book. Thankfully, you can do all three in this nifty bookshelf bed—especially the last one. Made by Knots and Biscuits, this bed is made from real wood and …

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The Odd Orr. | Mate Orr.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]M[/su_dropcap]ate Orr‘s aesthetic is heavy with an ironfisted surrealism that really allows him to throw his weight around. The Hungarian artist employs some strange magic that includes unicorns, humanoids, oversized raspberries and offbeat still life.   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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NEW Video! | “Higher” | Kwamie Liv.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]K[/su_dropcap]wamie Liv just dropped visuals for the song “Higher.” Directed by Marion Dupas, the video is an unyielding display that conceptualizes the ebb and flow of being a relationship. The laughs, the cries, the coos and the sighs, this video is a powerful representation of it all. “Higher” is currently available for download on iTunes. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is …

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Carma Sutra. | The Auto-Erotic Handbook.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]I[/su_dropcap]f you’re a horny scamp who likes to do it at anytime and anyplace—shout out to Janet Jackson—the Carma Sutra could come in very handy. Created by Alex Games and Esther Selsdon, this crafty piece of auto-erotic literature instructs you on how to maneuver and manipulate the inner confines of any vehicle. Usually cars are for driving, but …

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Woodsman Axe Table. | Duffy London.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]B[/su_dropcap]ased on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood,” the Woodsman Axe Table might look a little dangerous, but we promise, there is absolutely no way you can lose a finger while eating supper at this table. Not only is it pretty safe, it is ingeniously designed; sporting an appearance that looks as if the table was …

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The Pie Hole. | Perennial Pernil.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]T[/su_dropcap]he holiday weekend might have come and gone but there is no reason to stop eating good. Our very Kareem Gonsalves of Stone Diesel recently made a delicious pernil and couldn’t wait to share this recipe. It is kind of recipe that you invest time in and the results are savory and everlasting.   Ingredients. 8-10lb Pork Shoulder …

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Lady in the Lemon Robe. | Ridley Howard.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]B[/su_dropcap]y way of Atlanta, Georgia, Brooklyn artists Ridley Howard has a cool, crisp aesthetic that often transports us to a place of leisure. There is a surreal calm embedded in Howard’s work. The color palette, the odd placements—it makes for one awesome composition that really stays with you.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that …

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The Pie Hole. | Steak with Herb Butter.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]T[/su_dropcap]here’s nothing like a good steak but even the most delicious steak can use a little help—that’s where the herb butter comes in. This recipe is pretty easy and it comes with a tasty sidekick. Try it! Photography by NaShish Scott. Ingredients. 3 Tbs. | unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 Tbs. | snipped fresh chives 1 Tbs. …

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Blease, Believe Me. | Matt Blease.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]B[/su_dropcap]rimming with a sharp wit that is only dulled by the fact that he doesn’t take himself too seriously, Matt Blease‘s work provides a surreal commentary that addresses everything from war politics to Star Wars. 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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The Pie Hole. | Mexi-corn.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]T[/su_dropcap]is the season to be barbecuing! We’re already testing some recipes here at Quiet Lunch and our first successful creation comes from our photographer Onaje Scott. Based off a traditional Mexican corn recipe, this delicious Mexi-corn recipe should be a hit and any BBQ. Ingredients. 1/4 cup | mayonnaise 1/4 cup | sour cream or Mexican crema 1/2 cup …

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Ink. | Li Jinguo.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]T[/su_dropcap]here is something eerie and powerful about Li Jinguo’s Untitled. Included in the solo exhibition, Ink, at Red Gate Gallery in Beijing, the pieces are classic forms of Chinese art cast in resin. He also incorporates traditional ink imagery, giving the sculptures bloody appearance. Ink is on display through July 28th.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that …

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Cover Girl. | Helena Hauss.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]L[/su_dropcap]ooking at this illustration by Helena Hauss, you would probably see nothing more than a modern American girl surround by “pop literature.” Take a closer look, not with your eyes but with your mind. If you are aware of how pressured women are to live up to the media beauty standards, Cover Girl becomes a telling piece that commentates …

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Triple Vision. | Monokel. |x| Voo. |x| Axel Wannberg.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]A[/su_dropcap] holy trinity of conceptual cool, Robert Sandgren and Fredrik Sävenberg of Monokel, store Voo Berlin and designer Axel Wannberg all pitched in on this awe inspiring project. Wannaberg created mirrored minimalistic block sculptures that couple well with Monokel’s Shiro frames. The stark white spectacles are available in limited quantity at Voo Berlin.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a …