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Shut Up and Take My $$$ – Say Hello to the new Apple Mac Touch

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Unlike many creatives, I am not an Apple user. I feel Apple has become lazy when it comes to design and more important innovation. Then Quiet Lunch received an email from our friends at ADR Studio Design (Italy) about their latest concept. Introducing Apple Mac Touch. Apple Touchboard is a new generation touchscreen MAC with keyboard, wireless and the user experience…  fretless. It …

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Industrial Melanism | Neil Grayson | Debut Solo Exhibition Opening Night (Photo Recap)

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With everything going on right now, NYFW 2018 just ending, some other bowl, awards-awards-awards, I had to make sure that QL stopped by Neil Grayson’s debut solo exhibition, Industrial Melanism at Eykyn Maclean Gallery. The vibe was warm and inviting. The people were chatting, asking and awing. I know how lucky Quiet Lunch is to be able to continue to …

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Jinkies | Velma Dinkley | Antonio Deluca

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Who doesn’t love fan art & Scooby-Doo? Having a crush on Velma since forever is why I had to post about Antonio Deluca‘s Velma Dinkley illustration. Happy V-Day!? Bim StarThis New York City native breathes the concrete jungle. From be a stylist and clothing designer who’s pieces has graced the silhouettes of fashionistas and socialites alike, to running the streets …

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Mind Confined | Frédéric Roullet

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Photographer: Frédéric Roullet – Frt Photo Model: Frederik Deberdt Bim StarThis New York City native breathes the concrete jungle. From be a stylist and clothing designer who’s pieces has graced the silhouettes of fashionistas and socialites alike, to running the streets to get the next story, Bim Star has made his name synonymous as the catalyst of the “urban-sophisticate” style …

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IDEO Cambridge | Eltono

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Like seriously, who would not want to work at this office? I love scrolling through my favorite new social network, ello when I need to find dope new artists. That’s how I came across this gem. French public space artist, Eltono teamed up with the Beyond Walls project this past November for a 3 wall mural. Located at 80 Prospect Street in …

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Slide-In Our DMs: Haitian-born Brooklyn Artist, Engels

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Slide in our DMs (direct messages) is a column dedicated to messages we receive of the latest exhibitions, music performances, new artists and videos that you may or may not be into. Check out this cool video produced by a blog called Gorky’s Granddaughter spotlighting Engels, a Haitian-born artist who currently lives in Brooklyn. Engels speaks about the inspiration behind his …

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Found! | Neon Artist: Chris Bracey.

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I know it has happened to you. You are thumbing through your feed and you come across an image that catches your eye. You tap to read more information. It’s some self-aggrandizing or pseudo-inspiring statement. Ok, I am guilty as charged with posting without credit on social media. But the fact is, somebody did create the image and deserves credit …

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NSFW. | Prince on a Black Horse. | Marloes Haarmans.

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I recently asked a curator, “why don’t we see penises in art anywhere anymore? I mean if you really think about it, there were legit statues with johnsons on full display everywhere back in the day.” So I was stoked to come across a photo series called Prince on a Black Horse (Anonymous Lover) by Marloes Haarmans. Marloes Haarmans is a London and Amsterdam based …

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Rubik. | Moli Studio.

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Rubik is graphic design art collaboration created by MiloStudio and Peter Tarka. Low key, this conceptual collection might be paying homage to famous Dutch graphic artist, Maurits Cornelis Escher’s Relativity (1953) lithograph print. Each image pops with vivid color and mind-bending perspectives. Rubik beautifully defies the laws of gravity yet feel perfect to the point where you could not imagine it any other way. Conceptual art …

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New Music. | Summer • Velvet. | Chazmere.

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You should give this track by the multi-disciplinary artist from the Bronx a listen. Chazmere recently released his latest EP, •FELT•, and Summer•Velvet truly embodies the vibes Chaz hopes we fall into or as he states: More than ever, what we see is distorted, filtered, manipulated. Ads everywhere. Infinite Scrolls, endless instant updates. Exploiting our attention. Breaking our focus. Taking our energy. •FELT• …

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Happiness. | A Film by Steve Cutts.

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Happiness is a short animated film about a rodent’s relentless quest to find fulfillment. If the animation looks familiar it may because you saw the viral short Man by Steve Cutts that has over 24 million views on Youtube a few years back.  The short starts with a rodent running alone in a void (individuality) then he (assuming the rat …

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Sewing Icons. | Victoria Villasana.

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This embroidery infused work by Mexican artist Victoria Villasana is amazing. You may recognize her name because Victoria was a prolific street artist in London for a decade. Known for “her rebellious femininity and cross-cultural imagery”, Villasana mixes her love for yarn with images of visionaries, positive messages, colours, and patterns to create these dope pieces of art featuring iconic figures like Amy Winehouse, Nina …

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New Music. | King Salomon. | Salomon Faye.

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The homie Salomon Faye released his debut EP King Salomon featuring the critically acclaimed single “LIVE LEARN” featuring J. Cole & Eryn Allen Kane. The album artwork was created by artist Ryan Bock who we featured in our previous print edition, Book N°4. Stream the EP project below. Bim StarThis New York City native breathes the concrete jungle. From be a stylist and …

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Into the Light. | Cascione & Lusciov.

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Sculpting duo, Cascione & Lusciov wants the audience to step into the future with their 2016 bronze sculpture series, Into the Light. Inspired by scientific research and study of pure forms, Into the Light features pieces with lines that flow in a precise conceptual drawing of the object being conceived in three dimensions. Sketches, drawings, physical and virtual models were exploited to identify the final …

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Open This Book and Say Cheese. | LITERALLY, This Book is a Camera.

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We all have a fond love for pop-up books but have you ever seen a pop-up book that can also take a picture?! Aptly called, THIS BOOK IS A CAMERA, Kelli Anderson designed the book to discover the inner workings of the camera. For analog aficionados, learning how to use a non digital camera can be intimidating but this book makes it …

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In-Shadow. | A Modern Odyssey.

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I came across a dope but thought provoking short animated film called In-Shadow. It’s a visual masterpiece reminiscent of the internet red-pill short film animation classic, I Pet Goat 2. Written, Directed & Produced by Lubomir Arsov, In-Shadow depicts the dark truths starting to unravel before over very eyes today from our obsessions with social media, news, celebrity to what looks like …

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New Video. | Finesse. | Bl’eve Brown.

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ew East Coast co-founder, producer and rap artist, Bl’eve Brown just released his latest track, Finesse featuring Jimmy2Shoes with over 200,000 streams on Spotify! The new visual, directed by Kevin Chiu, depicts Bl’eve going around the city as he raps about how sometimes, all you have to do is finesse ’em. Peep the video below and give it a like. Click …

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Edo Ball x Season 2. | Andrew Archer.

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With the NBA season starting this past week, Andrew Archer returns with season 2 of  Edo Ball artworks. Andrew  put in some big work over the off-season to create a new series of 10 artworks. Each artwork has a fresh new story and has been finished off in the iconic Edo—Ball style. This season features The Wolfpack, The Durantula and my personal …

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Look At God. | Ty Odu.

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I was digging around the interwebs and came across a dope visual piece called Black Goddess by Ty Odu. Check out his work on DeviantArt. Bim StarThis New York City native breathes the concrete jungle. From be a stylist and clothing designer who’s pieces has graced the silhouettes of fashionistas and socialites alike, to running the streets to get the …

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ENDLESS: ‘Ordinary-Life Looping Machines’. | Moli Studio.

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owadays it seems we are continually searching for an explanation to our issues, quests, challenges, or problems… only to find more clues, leads, or new information but without any closure. A Buenos Aires based visual studio called Moli Studio, released a video project called ENDLESS: ‘Ordinary-Life looping machines’, a 3D motion graphic story about the constant searching each of us are …

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NEW MUSIC | Three Jewels. | Mike Dean MWA.

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ike Dean is a master of his craft but still finds the opportunity evolves his skill set. He displays his God-level production skills in his latest release Three Jewels off his new imprint, MWA Records. In conjunction with Moog‘s limited re-issue run of the iconic Minimoog Model D synthesizer, Moog just released Mike Dean’s live production session of Three Jewels at the Moog …

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New Music. | Just Like You. | Joyner Lucas.

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oday, Oxford officially extended the definition of the word “woke” to the dictionary. In the spirit of being “woke”, you should take a listen to Joyner’s Lucas‘ “Just Like You” track off his latest release, “(508) 507 2209” because the lyrical content in this song is what a woke rapper should sound like nowadays. Here’s to more woke rap. …And …

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Institute of Arab and Islamic Art in New York. | Inaugural Opening.

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uring our coverage of Frieze Week this year, Quiet Lunch had the honor of attending the Institute of Arab and Islamic Art‘s Inaugural Opening in New York City. Qatar’s Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Al-Thani opened the IAIA in the Chinatown area of New York to raise awareness and challenge stereotypes of the Arab and Islamic worlds. Its first show features the …

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Just Sew You Know. | Mana Morimoto.

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ana Morimoto is a Tokyo-based artist we discovered on tumblr back in 2013. In this series, Mana employed her textile embroidery technique over photographs to create modishly luring pieces using iconic black and white photography of rap icons Tupac and Biggie Smalls as well as the New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge. Hope you love it as much as we do.     …

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Stole It From the Future. | Y-A FUYU HIGH.

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alk about a conversation starter… the Y-A FUYU HIGH is a concept shoe designed by David Olivares, a young student from Monterrey, Mexico who is studying industrial design. This shoe is made for the stylist Gods of the future. The Y-A FUYU HIGH is an all weather, high fashion fusion of two creative, forward clothing brands: Y-3 and ACRONYM.  I see …

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Stole It From the Future. | ADIDAS NMD Omega.

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he future of design will come from those who chose to keep innovating regardless, so I was pretty surprised to stumble across Antoine Beynel’s behance page featuring one of the dopest fit-sock sneaker concept designs I have seen in quite some time. Officially dubbed the Original Boost Primeknit, Beynel is taking off where the Nike’s Flyknit series left off—as it quickly became …

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UNFORGIVABLE. | Erik Ravelo.

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n the spirit of International Workers’ Day—also known as May Day or Labour Day—Erik Ravelo released his latest series, UNFORGIVABLE. Reminiscent of his previous series Los Intocables (The Untouchables),  UNFORGIVABLE spotlights the almost 6 year quagmire that is Syria; depicting the most vulnerable victims of the Syrian crisis in the arms of the current presidents of countries whose policies, right …

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Mexican Wrestling Association Pop-Up at The Run Up.

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ast week, Mike Dean debuted his new merch line collaboration with Louise Donegan and Joe Perez at Fancy‘s The Run Up Pop-Up experience in New York City. The pieces features artwork from Louise’s debut exhibit, Liath. Check out our recap video of opening night.  You can purchase some cool gifts for your holiday stockings at Mike Dean Merch Store.   Bim StarThis New …

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The Mind Of An Elder. | Collin Elder.

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ven though he has a degree in wildlife biology, Collin Elder is an artist you may want to keep on your radar. I was immediately captivated by his work when when it came across my feed on Ello. His latest series Mindscapes is a stunning visual that brought me to the connection between humanity and the environment. The ethereal beauty of Collin’s illustrations are …

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Paradise: The Garden of Earthly Delights. | Hieronymus Bosch x MOTI.

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Studio Smack, best known for their music video Witch Doctor by De Staat, have released a new animation: a contemporary interpretation of one of the most famous paintings by the Early Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch, The The Garden of Earthly Delights. In their latest work, the group cleared the original landscape of the middle panel of Bosch’s painting and reconstructed …

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Post No Bills. | Neuberger Museum at SUNY Purchase.

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Last week, I stumbled into an amazing exhibition called Post No Bills: Public Walls as Studio and Source featuring Artists BLU (Senigallia, Italy), Mark Bradford (Los Angeles), Burhan Dogançay (Turkey), José Parlá (Miami), JR (Paris), Robin Rhode (Cape Town), Vhils a.k.a. Alexandre Farto (Portugal), and Jacque Villeglé (Paris) while visiting the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, NY. Being a product of the graffiti era …

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Gif of the Day. | Control by Pawel Kuczynski.

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With the PokemonGo phenomenon officially taking the mobile and the real world by storm, I felt this gif inspired by Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski‘s “Control” perfectly expresses how I feel about the grip our mobile devices and their apps has on our daily lives. Prints and T-shirts are available! Click below to purchase. “control” Prints: http://www.pictorem.com/62522/control.html T-shirts: http://szata.net/brand/pawel-kuczynski Bim StarThis New York City native breathes the …

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1 Million Dots to Draw Choose One. | David Bayo.

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avid Bayo is a French contemporary artist whose mediums include painting and illustration. This beautiful illustration, Bauhaus, took him 90+ hours to complete. Bayo incorporated 1 million dots using a Rotring rapidograph 0.1 and a Strathmore 300 series Bristol (vellum). Check out his speed draw video below. Find More of David’s Work Here. Bim StarThis New York City native breathes the concrete jungle. …

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Gif of the Day. | Sound and Color by Kim Salt.

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Find More of Kim Salt’s illustrations here. Bim StarThis New York City native breathes the concrete jungle. From be a stylist and clothing designer who’s pieces has graced the silhouettes of fashionistas and socialites alike, to running the streets to get the next story, Bim Star has made his name synonymous as the catalyst of the “urban-sophisticate” style in this …

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GIF of the Day. | Thoughts.

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Bim StarThis New York City native breathes the concrete jungle. From be a stylist and clothing designer who’s pieces has graced the silhouettes of fashionistas and socialites alike, to running the streets to get the next story, Bim Star has made his name synonymous as the catalyst of the “urban-sophisticate” style in this new global world and has since strengthened …

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Gif of the Day. | ◉✖▲ by AL BOARDMAN.

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Find more of Al’s work here: Al Boardman Bim StarThis New York City native breathes the concrete jungle. From be a stylist and clothing designer who’s pieces has graced the silhouettes of fashionistas and socialites alike, to running the streets to get the next story, Bim Star has made his name synonymous as the catalyst of the “urban-sophisticate” style in …