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Somewhere In Between. | Yurish Wedoff.

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[dropcap]M[/dropcap]oscow based artist Yurish Wedoff creates enthralling pieces that transport us into a surreal post-dystopian limbo where time has imploded and come to a dismal, fantastical stand still. Wedoff’s subjects appear to be brooding, immersed in some epic, never-ending supernatural quest. Altogether, the work is striking, captivating and spellbinding. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote …

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NSFW | Bringing Sexy Back. | RetroFxxxing.

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[dropcap]O[/dropcap]nce upon a time, pornography wasn’t so abrupt and exploitative. In the late 60s to the early 80s—an era that was dubbed the Golden Age of Porn—pornography had more romance, more poetry, more harmony and more humor. It was presented through a warmer gaze than now. Not that it wasn’t without its raunch but it had a much different feel …

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Nurture Studies. | Diana Scherer.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]oday we take a look back at Diana Scherer‘s 2012 series, Nurture Studies. The series explores the roots systems of plants and also shows how they adapt to—and adopt the shape of—the vase or pot they are placed in. The results are rather intriguing. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture …

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KLÆDE (Cloth). | Borgman. |x| Lenk.

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[dropcap]K[/dropcap]LÆDE (Cloth) is part of Borgman | Lenk‘s permanent installations at EAL Lillebælt Academy in Odense DK. The steel fabric wraps around the elevator shaft over four floors in the central hall of the academy. 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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It’s In the Leaving. | Michael Massaia.

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[dropcap]M[/dropcap]ichael Massaia‘s It’s In the Leaving is eerie but endearing photographic ode to one of New York City’s most recognizable technological relics, the pay phone. With 8 out of 10 New Yorkers owning a mobile phone, there aren’t many pay phones left in Gotham. Likely to be gone in the near future, these images capture the last gasps of a dying technology. Quiet …

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Music Video. | “T-Shirt” | Migos.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith both substance and strategy, Migos, continues to challenge Hip-Hop. Previous singles like  “Look At My Dab,” and “Versace” have helped to catapult the Y.R.N. rappers to fame and fortune. Reinforced by their sophomore album, Culture — and its chart-toppling hit “Bad and Boujee,” — these influential artists continue to put in work.  In their recently released single, “T-Shirt,”  the effort is illuminated by reminiscent trap lyrics. …

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Bratz In A Blanket. | Make It Yoself by Nashish Scott.

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Bratz in a Blanket 4 bratwurst sausage, fully cooked 1 box frozen puff pastry, thawed 2 cups celery diced 1/8 inch thick 1 garlic clove chopped 2 tablespoon dice shallots 2 sprigs of dill 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup white vinegar 3 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon coriander seeds 1/2 cup hot water whole grain mustard flour …

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Music Review. | Fallen. | Gert Taberner.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]tripped, yet evoking intimacy, Gert Taberner, is making a statement with his EP, Fallen.  An uncomplicated ease grips and caresses the listener. Last September, Gert released this cunning three-track project.  Situated in a comfortable realm of Folk music –the German transplant, who currently resides in New York City — also embraces elements of R&B and Pop. Taberner has the polished ability to sonically amplify an …

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Askew. | Debbie Millman. |x| Baron Fig.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he traditional act of putting pen to paper just got a little more abstract. Askew is a playfully innovative collaboration between Debbie Millman and Baron Fig, another installment in their Limited Edition Confidant series. The seemingly ordinary notebook, bathed in a deep true blue, comes alive once you start to pursue its pages. Its lines and margins, all handdrawn, become …

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3D Printed Mini Chess Planter. | 3DUniPrint.

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[dropcap]C[/dropcap]hess is a thinking person’s game and thoughtful people care about the environment. Okay, that segue wasn’t as smooth as should have been but that doesn’t make this 3D Printed Mini Chess Planter by 3dUniPrint any less awesome. 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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New Music. | “Like Really” | Oddisee.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]P[/dropcap]erplexed indignation reverberates throughout “Like Really.”  To release an inundated angst, Oddisee, poignantly expresses his stance by astutely using this emphatic rhetorical question.  A child of D.C., the Brooklyn-based wordsmith, contemplates everything from relationship goals, to money management, to America’s propensity to champion ethnic cleansing. To show support, one may pick up Oddisee’s upcoming album, The Iceberg. Next month, it will be dropping on February 24. …

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Music Review. | Of The Musical. | Joan Torres’s All Is Fused.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]usic, an expression of life, has compelled many to share their perspectives. With Joan Torres’ All Is Fused, this crafted collective relies upon the keen manipulation of the drum, the piano, the bass, the alto sax, and the guitar. Last November’s, release of Of The Musical, — the third endeavor of this ensemble — demonstrates its growing creativity. A spy versus spy is …

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Ginger Knockout Shot. | Make It Yoself by Nashish Scott.

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[x_blockquote cite=”Nashish Scott” type=”center”]”If you’re anything like me you’ve spent the last few weeks of the year eating heavy, drinking heavy and traveling frequently. The three things that will have you stumbling into the New Year feeling sluggish and and in dire need of a boost. The ginger, lemon, cayenne combo always does the trick for me. This shot will …

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Music Review. | The Antics of More Youthful Times. | FLAUNT.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ast year, FLAUNT gifted the world with its Christmas EP, The Antics of More Youthful Times. Their respected debut album, Codon, dropped in 2014; it included the indie, chart-topping single, “National Anthem.” The duo continue to demonstrate its musical evolution. Through seven strategically linked songs, the Justin Jennings / Joseph Vitterito ensemble, creates a seamless listening experience. Starting off with the discordant and dope audacity of “Outbreak,” …

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Music Video. | “Obsessing”. | Kilo Kish.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he human brain remains a marveling mystery.  Within the recently released visual for “Obsessing,” Kilo Kish delves into what ultimately controls the human condition, the mind. Guided by an assured strength that’s embedded into her voice, Kilo examines what happens when one’s assigned control center becomes skewed. Next month, she is scheduled to join fellow creative savant Vince Staples, on The Life Aquatic …

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Music Review. | Breakthrough. | Dino Jag.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he energy exerted by Australia’s  Dino Jag is catchy, quirky, and cool. On his latest EP, Breakthrough, this six song collection is everything from sweet to succulent. This precious Down Under transplant proves proves that music can move the world. With “Two Young Hearts,” Dino Jag immediately uses his artistic charisma to entice the listener. This retrospective account of a withered young love …

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Music Review. | Rerun. | Danophone.

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[dropcap]A[/dropcap] sinister shadow is stalking Carsten “Danophone” Nielsen. Rerun, the first album from this science journalist, who calls Denmark home, is cleverly conceptualized to depict a melodic juxtaposition of the happiest place on earth. Danophone definitely maintains the melancholy. Sullen retrospect envelopes the endeavor. From its start, “Frightened For,” and “Meet In The Middle” are slightly forced; an integral element that invites the listener …

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Metamorphosis: Come To Me. | Kwesi Abbensetts.

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[dropcap]M[/dropcap]ultifaceted creative Kwesi Abbensetts is debuting a one night show at Boom!‘s Salon X. Titled, Metamorphosis: Come To Me, Abbensetts that exhibition is a show about exploration​. “Of bodies chang’d to various forms, I sing: Ye Gods, from whom these miracles did spring, Inspire my numbers with coelestial heat; ‘Till I my long laborious work compleat: … “ – translated from Ovid’s, …

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Okavango Poncho by Daily Paper.

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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith all the wet weather we’ve had these past couple of days, we realized that our rain weather wardrobe isn’t quite up to par. Daily Paper’s Okavango Poncho is the perfect way to stay stylish and dry. Shop HERE! 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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MUSIC VIDEO. | TWIST & BURN. | KENDRA MORRIS.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ocused on conquering her craft, Kendra Morris, is determined to make music remember her perspective. With the emphatic”Twist & Burn” from her latest EP, Babble, Morris examines what haunts the heart. Here, consuming emotions are further investigated. Contemplating an insatiable physical desire, coupled with a desperate longing to receive love, this internationally touring artist  showcases what has earned her acclaim. As …

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Subtle Opposition. | Jan Cieslikiewicz.

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[dropcap]J[/dropcap]an Cieslikiewicz‘s photography is an amazing display of juxtaposition. The New York based photographer has a signature intuition when it comes to creating visual compositions that have a slight, but charming, conflict. 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, …

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Music Review. | The Asheville Symphony Sessions. | Various Artists.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom start to finish, the various artists on The Asheville Symphony Sessions do not disappoint. Faultless instrumentation from the Asheville Symphony Orchestra reinforces the overall effort. Rarely does an album, which incorporates everything from Broadway to Bluegrass compel a listener’s complete attention. Amplified by the ASO caress, Rising Appalachia kicks off the album with “Filthy Dirty South.” Their surprisingly soothing voices lead into Doc Aquatic’s “Monday.” Here the …

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First Aid. | Max Provenzano.

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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e recently stumbled upon the work of scan artist Max Provenzano. Provenzano looks like he suffered a laceration on his forehead and has been experiment with gauze, thread and bandages. Follow him on Instagram @maxprovenzano. 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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Calaca Peonia Tee by Tracy Lewis. | Rhino Barking Sparrow.

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[dropcap]S[/dropcap]pring may be a long way off but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. Adorned with artwork by Tracy Lewis, “Calaca Peonia” is available for men and women. SHOP HERE at Rhino Barking Sparrow! 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 …

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Ich ist ein Anderer. | Julia Schwarz.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]oday we take a look back at an intriguing limited edition booklet by Julia Schwarz. Schwarz is a berlin based graphic designer, illustrator and artist and her work explores different themes like perceptual phenomena, the new media and introspection. The french poet Arthur Rimbaud wrote the quote je est un autre in a letter to Georges Izambard in 1871. The booklet is inspired …

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Music Review. | She. | Charity Ekeke.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he great Dr. Angelou proclaimed, “Ain’t nothing to it, but to do it.” In subscription with that belief, Charity Ekeke, has invested her cumulative life experiences into her début album, She. Like most of the music that inspired her childhood, the Nigerian native conjures a worldly sound; she even attempts to offer harmonious universal messages. It quickly becomes apparent that She is meant to be …

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MUSIC VIDEO. | “TAKE ME OUT TONIGHT”. | JORDAN ALEXANDER.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]lessed with a smoky and soulful voice, Jordan Alexander recently offered the world her début album, The Lonely Hearts Club. This introspective, yet lively, capsule of self-expression, succinctly demonstrates why she’s been appointed as Toronto’s emerging darling. Regardless of Alexander’s open sexual orientation, no personal proclivity is enough to eclipse her God given talent. Within the Jarvis Church produced single, “Take Me Out Tonight,” Jordan …

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Surrealandia. | Kate Shaw.

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[dropcap]M[/dropcap]elbourne based artist Kate Shaw pours skins of acrylic paint, letting them form naturally. Shaw then cut the skins to resemble majestic landscapes. The results is series surreal scenery that boggles the mind. 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, …

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New Music. | “Hallelujah Money” | Gorillaz Ft. Benjamin Clementine.

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[dropcap]P[/dropcap]urging humanity for profit and power, the visual for the Gorillaz‘s latest video “Hallelujah Money” is profound. Having teamed up with critically-acclaimed Benjamin Clementine, the combo offers candid art that challenges contemporary cults. By questioning puppeteered political ideals the British band makes a stark statement. “In these dark times, we all need someone to look up to. Me,” said bassist Murdoc. “That’s …

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Everything Continues. . . | Five Myles.

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[dropcap]F[/dropcap]our sculptures made of hundreds of hand-cut, small glass bricks are part of this group show. These bricks are build up into shapes and forms denoting danger through spiky edges and fragility. The artist has cut each glass brick by hand in her studio, and each brick stands as a memorial for a victim of violence and war in our …

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Music Review. | In The Blink of a Life. | April Martin.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he November ’16 release of In the Blink of a Life, is the awaited sophomore follow-up to April Martin’s 2010 musical debut. Comfortably established in New York City as a desired clinical psychologist, Dr. Martin maintains a yearning to creatively share her soul. Perhaps with more practice and time, April’s music will be as personally and financially rewarding as her sojourns into the …

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New Music. | Ostrich. | Dear Derrick.

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[dropcap]E[/dropcap]xhausted by the laissez-faire notion of “art for art’s sake,” Dear Derrick yearns to reinvigorate Art’s integrity. The Brooklyn native, has cultivated a creative cache of expertise. It ranged from curating New York City’s premier art galleries, conceiving ingenious visual marketing campaigns for various coveted brands, and serving as an adept PR professional for the legendary Wu Wear. Circumventing convention, the …

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Music Review. | The Drifter and The Dream, PT. 1 | Matt Townsend.

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[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom the cello to the lap steel — and everything in between — Matt Townsend, joined by his merry band of 12 musicians, is on a mission. Writing and singing since the age of 19, the North Carolina native is determined to push through any mental angst and make music. His growth has been transformative and rewarded. Following the release …

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Music Video. | Cry Sometimes. | Kendra Morris.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]arning acclaim for her adept musical insight, the assured Kendra Morris‘, latest release release, Babble, satisfies. This Karaoke kid, who was inspired by a bevy of genres is leaving her fingerprints on everything from Funk to Rock. As demonstrated in the “Cry Sometimes” visual, the honest harmonies from Morris snatches one’s attention. In conjunction with effortless chords and a hint of vocal rasp, …

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Artists We Know: Catching up with Melanie Hoff.

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MELANIE HOFF For the first column of our bi-weekly feature here at Quiet Lunch we caught up to date with Melanie Hoff, a digital artist who currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.  J+A: Hi Melanie, it’s good to see you. Can you tell us what is exciting to you as a working artist right now? MH: I have begun to see my …

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A Look Back at The Surrealist Ball.

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It’s Throwback Thursday and because the year is so young, we decided to access our most recent awesome memory and that is… drumroll, please… The Surrealist Ball at The Roxy Hotel! Packed to the rafters with creative costumes and good vibes, the 2nd Annual Surrealist Ball was an event not to be missed. Notable guests included Kenny Kenny as well …