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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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5 Black Superhero Movies That Came Before Black Panther.

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Marvel’s Black Panther is set to make history upon its release next February. With the success of the Netflix series, Luke Cage, comic fans and moviegoers have been foaming at the mouth for a Marvel major motion picture in which the lead superhero is black. Well, Marvel did one better with Black Panther, by hiring a black director, Ryan Coogler (known …

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Proper Screening or Blatant Misogyny? | Female Cop’s Dominatrix Past Could Cost Her Her Job.

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ops haven’t been on their best behaviour in most recent years. With a number of cases where they have open fire on unarmed civilians and accusations of brutality across the board, those who have sworn to protect and serve are under the microscope more than ever—and rightfully so. In light of these indiscretions, victim’s families, politicians, community leaders and protesters …

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The One or The Many? | The Utilitarian Undertone of OITNB Season 5.

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ith its fifth season having only debuted just under a week ago, everyone and their binge watching mama is raving about Orange is the New Black. The latest season picks up where the last season so teasingly left off: Dayanara (portrayed by Dascha Polanco) pointing a gun at CO Thomas Humphrey (portrayed by Michael Torpey) as a majority of the other …

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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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Swiss Wine Valais Loves New York hosted by Gregory de la Haba, Billy The Artist, Anthony Haden-Guest and Raul Zamudio

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uiet Lunch Publisher Gregory de la Haba hosted the Swiss fête of the season Thursday evening at Castle Fitzjohns Gallery on the Lower East Side where luminaries of food and wine gathered en masse to frolic with art world denizens and celebrate the tastes of Switzerland and the unveiling of the new, artist-designed labels for Les Vins Du Valais.  Swiss Ambassador André Schaller …

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Vestiphobia Cuba.

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illard Morgan’s Vestiphobia, a large-scale interactive performance, conceived and directed by Steve Fagin, was staged last month at the Fábrica de Arte Cubano, in Havana. The production provokes a critical awareness of the systems of labor used to produce our clothing, our habits of consumption, and dramatizes how clothing functions as a form of expression, seduction, and often, manipulation. Thinking about …

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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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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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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 …

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A Hornaday Holiday. | Hosted by Rachel Hornaday. |x| Quiet Lunch. |x| Alexander Evans Experience.

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Join us for a night of art, music, gifts, food and libations hosted by artist Rachel Hornaday and Quiet Lunch in collaboration with the Alexander Evans Experience! We’re looking to end the year on a warm note with some trap music, holidazed cheer and awesome art. The event will include collages by Rachel Hornaday, music by the iLLUZiON’s own Nas Leber …

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“As Seen on Kickstarter” Pop Up. | BiteMyApple. |x| wallplay Shop.

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f you’re looking for somewhere special to shop this holiday season, the “As Seen on Kickstarter” Pop Up is definitely a desired destination. A brainchild of BiteMyApple, the pop up only features Apple-based products that were once successful projects on Kickstarter. Founder Chris Johnson was kind of shed some light on the pop up’s concept: We started about 4 years …

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AFROPUNK. | A Retrospective by Ennis Chung.

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AFROPUNK is one of today’s most popular music festivals and with great popularity comes great risk of overexposure. The were some murmurs of AFROPUNK “selling out” this year and with that is mind, we teamed up with photographer Ennis Chung to get a festival goers point of view and determine whether or not this was indeed true. Our focus was not …

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AFROPUNK.| A Retrospective by Paul DEO. |x| Deborah Oster Pannell.

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rtist Paul DEO brought his kaleidoscopic, afrofuturist vision to AFROPUNK 2015 in the form of time tripping self-portraits, iconic cultural mashups and his own cosmic brand of visual storytelling. Cultural icons blend with personal journey in DEO’s complex, utopian, image universe, where he pays homage to his greatest musical and cultural inspirations – James Brown, Nina Simone, Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X and Michael …

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Slide. | The Lexus Hoverboard.

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ver since the Back to the Future franchise premiered in theaters, audiences have anticipated self lacing sneakers and hoverboards. Nike already granted us the former but the latter, the hoverboard, remained mired in muddy myth. Clever hoaxes and failed attempts have titillated our imaginations and it seemed like we would never truly know what it is like to evade the police via …

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“THE HOLE PUNCHER” | HAYLEY MCCULLOCH.

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he hole puncher was a heavy steel manually operated thing, lacquered in flashy red enamel. I sometimes preferred it to toys. Maybe it was reminiscent of a mini Ferrari, a glossy candy apple, the made up lips of a Hollywood starlet. Cast ergonomically, it provided a satisfying fit in the palm when cradled in the hand. It was made to remove two small …

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A Sit Down with Vegaurbinati.

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uiet Lunch recently sat down with duo Toni Vega and Andrea Urbinati of VEGAURBINATI. Vega, an adroit producer with a keen eye, and Urbinati, a brilliant director of photography who currently collaborates with NBC, are a combined force to be reckoned with. Aside from making their bones on a ground level by working various Fashion Weeks around the globe, they are simultaneously making their …

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The Misunderstanding of Lauryn Hill: You Used To Love Her? You Never Did.

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Many of us taint love with expectations. It may seem daunting—or even outright foolish—but to love someone is to expect NOTHING in return. That’s right. You give your love and expect nothing in return. Why am I blathering about love? Last week I read an article on Medium by Stefan Schumacher titled, “It’s Finally Time to Stop Caring About Lauryn …

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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2014 RECAP. | Art Hearts Fashion Runway Presentation.

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ith over 1000 fashionistas and celebrities packed in the famed Lincoln Center on the last day of New York Fashion Week, I knew the ART HEARTS FASHION Presentation was going to be the show to catch this year.  Established in 2011 by designer and philanthropist Erik Rosete, ART HEARTS FASHION features collections from the world’s freshest and artistically inspired designers in support of …

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Tangina Stone Live at La Petite Mort.

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a Petite Mort gave summer one last goodbye hug this past weekend. The vintage boutique invited singer Tangina Stone to celebrate the official release of her EP titled, THE FALL. The celebration also included a groovy sidewalk performance which attracted a throng of passersby. Stone was in true form, serenading the Lower East Side and having friendly interactions with the crowd in …

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PHOTO RECAP. | Afropunk Day 2.

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s the summer comes to an end we find ourselves reminiscing about the good times–one of them being our recent staff outing to Afropunk. The gang was in full effect, snapping flicks and taking names. Afropunk is one of today’s fastest growing music festivals but it felt more like a summer family BBQ being that so many friends of Quiet …

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La Petite Mort. |x| Quiet Lunch. | Back in the Day by Clockwork Cros. | @ClockWorkCros @LpM_NYC #BackInTheDay

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hatever your plans are for tonight, cancel them. Why? Because vintage boutique La Petite Mort and Quiet Lunch Magazine are teaming up to present Back in the Day, a ONE DAY ONLY pop-up art exhibition by fine artist Sir Clockwork Cros. Join us TONIGHT at La Petite Port (37 Orchard Street). Festivities start at 6 pm. There will be art, drinks, music–there will …

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MOVIE REVIEW. | Guardians of the Galaxy.

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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 unclear …

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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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TONIGHT! | Virginaire at LIT Lounge.

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ho says the 3-day weekend has to end? Multimedia art music duo Virginaire will be extending the weekend tonight at Suspended Animation – Transitions. Hosted by third culture illustrator Gina Martynova, Lauren Holden, and Bjorn DelaCruz, festivities will take place around 11:00 pm at LIT Lounge (93 2nd Avenue). Along with serving up thumping rhythms, limited edition hand-rolled cigars, and boozy beverages, they …

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ROX. |x| wallplay. | P O L I S H. | VIDEO

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OX and wallplay kicked the summer off early last week with a brand new group show. The two burgeoning art spaces teamed up to premiere P O L I S H, a curated collection of eye catching works from over fifty artist–including Anna Bloda, Alannah Farrell, Justin Edward Moore, Ahmet Civelek, Elliot Goldstein, Magdalena Firlag, and many, many more. Opening …

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Watch It Melt.

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inston Chmielinski‘s work lies unconscious on the shore of a familiar reality, washing back into a surreal sea while melting into the already saturated sands of time. Chmielinksi paints visual murmurs that are ironically concise. Although the figures in his pieces are faintly recognizable, they are still easy to identify with. Paintings like Relearning How to Breathe , The Inner Glow of …

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Quiet Lunch |x| Super Tasty Live at The Griffin!

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Quiet Lunch is collaborating with Super Tasty for a night of live art and live music! Join us at 7 pm at The Griffin (50 Gansevoort Street) where designing duo Dee and Ricky will be doing live art on backpacks from their newest collection with STATE Bags. The night will also include live performances by Cakes Da Killa, Precious Paris, …

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The Rise of the Asshole Rich.

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Tom Perkins is a billionaire venture capitalist  who made his fortune backing Silicon Valley start-ups. He helped turn AOL, Google, Amazon, and a host of other companies into household names.  He made some shrewd decisions, and did very well.  So far so good.  No one begrudges him and his success. But like so many of the uber-rich these days, he’s …

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A Stripper.

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Usually an idle tree branch is used for a nature walk or an impromptu sword fight, but Studio Floris Wubben had a even clever and even more ingenious idea. Stripped is made out of one branch only, which is split into three parts beneath–which makes the legs. The bark is then almost entirely peeled from the branch and, with a rotating …

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Time Squared.

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Taking Times Square to a more literal realm, furniture and lighting company, Tenshi 7, has created the Times Square wall light/timepiece. According to Tenshi 7, the clock contains illuminated cylinders that display “digitally” the 12 hours twice per day while the lower left horizontal cylinder displays the minutes; 12 circular led spots light-up based upon a 5-minute frequency and fade-away progressively. Bim …

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Giving That Hardwood.

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Having hardwood floors gives your living space a modern look but for those who live in urban areas, apartments with hardwood floors are scarce. The option of installing them on your own is just too expensive and most landlords will not allow it. [divider]SPONSORED AD[/divider] [divider][/divider] Ultimately the best and quickest hardwood floor solution for any space, the Legno-Legno Wooden Carpet …