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Over At The Bureau: An Introduction to Michael Moskowitz.

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Consumerism is a double edged sword. On one hand, it is the very fiber of our natural existence; on the other hand, it is a pillar that props up a coliseum made to entertain an empire of capitalism. Michael Moskowitz, founder/CEO of The Bureau of Trade, is a gladiator in that coliseum who is gallantly overthrowing the entire empire with …

Holiday Hiatus: Pardon Our Sloth

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Dear Readers, Fans and Friends of Quiet Lunch: We the staff of Quiet Lunch hope this note finds you all in good spirits. While many of us are still recovering from the food-coma from the last few days of feasting and drinking, we are ever working, even in our slumber, to give you cerebral sustenance daily. With the new year fast …

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Hit or Miss: Asteroid Caught on Tape!

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The nerd returns with a short, low-res video of a 3-mile-long asteroid caught on tape by NASA passing by the Earth a week ago. The asteroid, Toutatis, was only 4.3 million miles away from us at its closest point. But fret not, dear readers, it will not hit us. Toutatis will make its way around the sun before swinging by our neighborhood …

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Fool’s Gold for Christmas.

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Fool’s Gold, along with LTD, had a holiday party this week and Quiet Lunch was in there like swimwear. Held in a secret location in Manhattan, the soiree was jam packed with party-goers swigging on holiday cheer. The debauchery was for a good cause as donation were being collection throughout the night for victims of Hurricane Sandy in Far Rockaway, …

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Turbo Button.

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Turbo is a powerful installation that addressed the phenomena of testosterone and superficial superiority. Created by Baptiste Debombourg, the installation took place in the years of 2007, 2008, and 2009, but its impact has lasted well beyond its years. “The turbo wave of the 80’s left its mark on the industry and on the whole cultural situation in Western Europe.It became a …

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Mountain Crashing.

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It’s that time again, everyone, to get your nerd on! Today at 5pm two probes that have been charting the Moon’s gravitational field will conclude their mission by crashing into the side of a mountain… on the moon–where else!? NASA will be streaming the event live starting at 5pm (EST) this evening and will be providing commentary throughout the live …

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Karma is a Real…

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Some say karma is a real bitch; others say it’s just some fib, so don’t worry about it. Well, for all of you naysayers out there, here is a shining example of what’s known as “instant karma,” where, in the moment of your foulness, you get exactly what you deserve. I invite you, people of the internet, to view this …

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The Sky is on Fire.

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Every so often the people of Earth have the opportunity to be cosmically reminded of our place in the universe, which is to say, we get to witness a cosmic event. Today, December 14th, is the last good night of the Geminid Meteor shower. According to NASA (yes, they still exist), the 13th will be the peak night, but there …

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STILL HERE.

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Artist Scott Patt‘s project STILL HERE is a ponderous display of how man deals with existence through art. While this video is brief, Patt discusses the inspiration for his artwork and gives the viewer a first-hand perspective of his creative process. His project, STILL HERE, is currently on exhibition in New York at the Winston Wächter Fine Art Gallery, where …

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Camping Until It Yurts.

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“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately…” in a yurt. When Thoreau went to the woods, he didn’t have the advantage of having an easy to assemble home. Since Thoreau’s stay at Walden pond, an extended stay in the woods has become a whole lot more comfortable. A yurt is an eco-friendly, easy to assemble home …

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Miles by Bike.

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If you are looking for a gift for that friend who loves art and jazz, look no more. Created by Dustin Harbin, “Miles by Bike” is a simple, but soulful, ode to one of music’s most brilliant icons. The color version is nifty, but we are head over heels in love with the white, black, and cream. You can get …

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Boys-a-Buzzing.

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With the holiday shopping season in full swing, we found another dope brand that can help you give that special person in your life a little winter swag. Created by  Pharrell Williams and  BAPE® creator, Nigo, Billionaire Boys Club is known for its unique prints, and über stylish designs; two attributes has make it a wardrobe must-have. It may cost you a grip, but we …

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Salvaging Private Ryan.

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Now that the 2012 presidential election is over and the losing party is left to pick up the proverbial pieces, many are wondering what lies ahead for the runner-ups–particularly GOP vice presidential nominee, Paul Ryan,who was chosen by Mitt Romney to be his running mate in the month of August. At the time, Romney’s decision to choose Ryan as his …

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Quiet Lunch Magazine ‡ November 26th, 2012. – December 9th, 2012.

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Fresh from our food induced coma, we’re back with a whole new issue chocked full of wordy goodness. This issue sees the work of Bodu Yang. The painter’s pieces are currently being shown in SoHo and we decided to pay a visit. Nina GoLightly interviews potential XXL Freshman J. Pinder. The Northwest native is putting Seattle’s new school on the map. We …

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Captain Murphy to the Rescue.

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This weekend was a complete dud–is what we would have said if we didn’t spend it listening to Captain Murphy. Releasing his newest project, Duality, late last week, the mystery rapper is quietly making a shitload of noise. Many are still speculating on the rapper’s true identity; with 99.9999% listeners believing it to be Tyler, the Creator. Some have even …

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Booklandia.

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Portlandia can be a strange place, but thankfully the Norse Gods have bestowed upon us, Portlandia: A Guide for Visitors. With everything from a comprehensive restaurant guide to a purposefully God awful trailer, this book is guaranteed to usurp the bible in both usage and worship. Get a copy of the book → here. ← “Please note, and point out to your best friend, that …

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A Sparkling Rarity.

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After releasing the video for “The Symbol” last month, Action Bronson has finally submitted the highly anticipated mixtape, Rare Chandeliers. Produced entirely by The Alchemist, Rare Chandeliers sports a few dope features like Styles P, Mayhem Lauren, and Schoolboy Q. The project also sports a dope GIF cover by artist, Johnny Sampson. Bronson serves up more of that good shit, dishing out brassknuckle raps …

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A Tiny Projection.

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As you may already know, we’re down for anything Instagram related–even it’s malaria. Hailing all the way from London, designer Benjamin Redford has developed “Projecteo”, a tiny projector that uses wheels of 35mm slide film to showcase instagram images. Similar to classic View-Master toy, Projecto uses a special wheel roll to access these photos: “Through an iterative process, we optimized the focal length of the lenses and added a …

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Hump Day Treat of the Week: Sans Pan.

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With Black Friday looming and the premature bombardment of holiday cheer, Thanksgiving is now viewed as a mere speed bump. Nonetheless, there are still some of us who still cherish that day when you are forced to be under one roof with all your annoying relatives. For those who are actually looking forward to Gobble Gobble Day, this one’s for …

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Doing It in the Park, Especially After Dark.

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New York artist, Leo Villareal, combines the realms of art and mathematics with his latest work titled, BUCKYBALL. Inspired by the work of Buckminster Fuller, the 30 foot sculpture will feature two nested, geodesic sculptural spheres comprised of 180 LED tubes arranged in a series of pentagons and hexagons, known as a “Fullerene.” The light sequences created by the BUCKYBALL is said to …

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A Look Back at Election Night 2012.

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Last Tuesday was a nail biter–for about the first few hours–then, by night’s end, Obama supporters were joyously rioting and looting in the streets while Romney supporters were downing vats of arsenic. Our good friend, Cassell A. Ferere, was at Brooklyn Tap House NYC capturing the festivities and was nice enough to share his experience with us so that we …

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Testing.

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What you are seeing today is an evolution of Ryoji Ikeda‘s Test Patterns. An audiovisual installation, Ikeda uses sound and sight to submerge his audience in world of binary code. “Test pattern is a system that converts any type of data (text, sounds, photos and movies) into barcode patterns and binary patterns of 0’s and 1’s. Through its application, the …

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Keep Running.

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Your lungs are burning, your thighs are trembling and if the ground was made out of marshmallows, you would voluntarily fall face first into the sidewalk–this is what runners go through on a daily basis. Your body and your mind may be telling you to take a breather but Nike is encouraging runners to keep running. Even if they have …

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A Journey Through CMJ: Adrienne Mack Davis x New Villager x Project E.A.R. x P.P.S. the Writah x Krissy Krissy.

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During the CMJ marathon we made our way to Drom, a great underground haunt located just outside of Alphabet City. The night looked promising, featuring acts like Project E.A.R., P.P.S. the Writah, Adrienne Mack-Davis, Krissy Krissy, and the dynamic art collective, New Villager. Hosted by the charming, Cathleen Angelo, the evening started out with a performance by New Villager which …

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Taking a Picture of Your Ballot? Stop.

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Everyone and their phone toting mother is asking whether or not it is illegal to post your completed ballot on Facebook and Instagram and after much discussion and research, I finally found the answer. “Yes.” Now, the law varies from state to state but most states frown upon you posting your completed ballot on online. Voting is a serious matter …

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A Journey Through CMJ: Joey Bada$$.

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As mentioned we last weekend, we had quite a few gems from our busy week at CMJ. After patiently waiting for this new issue to come around, we are more than happy to present our readers with some dope live performances. Continuing from where we left off, Brooklynite Joey Bada$$ performed at the CMJ Marathon related event Remember When Rappers Could …

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Back to a Time When Rappers Could Rap.

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Twas a busy week last week but the Quiet Lunch gang was fortunate enough to attend Remember When Rappers Could Rap? presented by Cinematic Music Group, ECKO Unltd., and XXL Magazine. Hosted by Peter Rosenberg and Shiest Bubz, the lineup featured a few our favorites like Smoke DZA, Joey Bada$$ and Fat Trel as well as some new faces that included …

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Hump Day Treat of the Week: Chompers 3D.

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Halloween is only one week away and no one is safe–not even puppets! What are we yelling about? Well, after seeing this short titled, Chompers 3D, by Jesse Blanchard, you will know exactly what we mean. Put on your your 3D glasses, if you have any laying around! Here is our viral Hump Day Treat of the Week: Chompers 3D – from …

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You Don’t Know Jack.

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One of our favorite brands partnered up with famed artist, Jack Purcell, for some of the coolest low cut sneakers to come out this season. Slap on these puppies and you are sure to have that girl from the neighboring cubicle notice your style on casual Friday. We love to feature Converse shoes on Quiet Lunch but this time it’s a …

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Only Fit For a King.

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We could have sworn that it was Summer only a week ago and with the early morning chills, it feels like Winter might make an early appearance this year. Not to worry because we got dudes covered with manly, but classy, boot wear to protect your little piggies this season. Do you hear that? That’s the sound of all the …

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Hump Day Treat of the Week: Need for R/C.

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In honor of the upcoming installment of Need for Speed: Most Wanted, a group of friends staged an epic R/C car chase that is definitely for the ages. Here is our viral Hump Day Treat of the Week: 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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Bathing of the Apes.

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Japanese clothing line, A Bathing Ape has just released this year’s Fall/Winter collection. With their standout prints, quality tailoring, and awesome brand name, BAPE® has become a must-have in the realm of urban wear and a staple among celebrities in the Hip-Hop community. Creator, Nigo, has built a truly unique brand that never fails to impress us–but we will let you be the judge. Enjoy Bathing …

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Rubik Musik.

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For music producers, inspiration can hit you at anytime. Sometimes when you are in transit, a melody starts playing in your head and you don’t want to forget that beat. What if there was a way to make a proper sample without all the studio equipment while you’re mobile? Look no further.  ↓ The MusixCube™ ↓ Student designer Hauke Scholz created this awesome …

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Hump Day Treat of the Week: Here’s a Tip.

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We all have those friends who are less fortunate than we are–or at least they pretend to be–and that discrepancy can become even more apparent when grabbing a bite to eat. Comedian David So is not a stranger to this rich friend/”poor” friend phenomenon and expresses his frustrations in his latest vlog. Here is our viral Hump Day Treat of the Week: Quiet …

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Did the World Really Need Another iPhone?

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When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, he likely envisioned a new era of communication, where important messages were delivered in a convenient time span, where distant family members were only a phone call away. Sure, he probably had a few dollar signs in his eyes, but I doubt he didn’t rub his hands together maniacally at the thought that …

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Talk to the Hand.

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With winter fast approaching, we know Jack Frost can make it extremely difficult to make phone calls with our smartphones–and the mittens that have removable tops are so unfashionable. Fortunately for us all, here comes hi-Fun™, a company that creates accessories that render listening to music an even more original, and multi-sensorial experience. hi-Call™ is a glove that will let you …

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At the Same Damn Time.

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It’s something we all wished we had the power to do. Heck, there was even a prototype on the TV show, Big Bang Theory — which we only watched that particular episode because Steve Wozniak made an appearance but that’s besides the point. Can you imagine if you could be at the office without being at the office? No need to …

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Hump Day Treat of the Week: Hexa Flexa What?

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This week’s HDTW pick gives us a origami illusion everyone can try. Based on the creation of Arthur H. Stone, see if your mind can crack this visual trick. Here is our viral Hump Day Treat of the Week:   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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Now That’s An Album Cover.

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Here’s an album that should be attracting plenty of attention in the coming week, it’s called NO LOVE DEEP WEB. Recorded by Sacramento punk-rap group Death Grips, this is their second album this year. But this time around, the music seems to be in the shadow of the album’s soon to be infamous cover. We’re not going to show it outright but …

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The Werewolf.

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Artist Ryan Humphrey produces Sendak-like illustrations that are both surreal and creepy–in a good way, of course! Today’s selected works come from his series title The Werewolf. Humphrey style is an odd but delightful mixture of crude and quirk that spills will beyond its pages. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life …

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Take Charge of the Streets.

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We have all been there. End of the day or unexpected long conversations with that cousin who’s name you don’t really remember. Today’s smartphones batteries just don’t last long enough for a typical work day without a charge. But what if you could charge your phone near a bus stop? Or even better, any block? Well, the good folks at …