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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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“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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The Polaroid Socialmatic Camera x Instagram Comes to (Real) Life.

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Update! We have GREAT NEWS! Our readers have been salivating over the concept of an Instgram Socialmatic Camera and Quiet Lunch is proud to announce that after 3 years since the concept was originally designed by ADR Studios, the Polaroid  Socialmatic Camera is a REALITY!!! The Polariod Socialmatic Camera comes in 2 colors and can is available online and in-stores for $299! …

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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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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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Everyone Wants a PyroPet!

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Halloween is behind us, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be interested in creepy stuff. Behold, Kisa by PyroPet! Meaning “kitty” in Icelandic, Kisa is a beautiful cat shaped candle that melts down to reveal a menacing metal skeleton. First manifested as the Devil’s Candle back in 2011, Thorunn Arnadottir and Dan Koval designed the candle after a melting …

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Chance of Clouds…

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Perhaps the most intriguing lamp we have featured, the Cloud Lamp by Richard Clarkson isn’t exactly all lamp. The Cloud Lamp is also a reactive speaker, simulating thunder and lighting according to the music it is playing. Just connect the Cloud Lamp to a stereo or any other audio device and watch the magic happen. Can you imagine listening to Sade …

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Time to Modernize.

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With the resurgence of vinyl, the all-in-one record console (a technologic fossil from the 1950s) has once again become a viable option in the music listening experience. A dinosaur no more, the all-in-one studio console has received a makeover via Symbol Audio. The Modern Record Console is the same all-in-one record console that your parents made love on top of, …

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G-Shock Turns 30.

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He’s shocked. She’s shocked. We all love G-Shock. Believe it or not, but Casio‘s G-Shock digital watch brand has been gracing wrists around the world for 30 years. It has always been considered as a must have for watch enthusiasts, Starbucks’ hipsters, and us normal homosapiens because of special features that are scarcely found on a other watches. To celebrate the 30th …

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Giving the Green Light.

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Designer Marko Vuckovic creates unique of agriculture and home decor with his innovative Grass Lamp. Using hydroponic technology, The Grass Lamp allows its user to witness the process of “natural” growth. One can achieve the same experience with a regular house plant, but this concept seems far more intriguing. “Hydrophonic is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in …

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Time Will Tell.

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If you live in a city like New York, this situation should sound familiar: you are on your crowded daily commute to work or school, and in the midst of juggling a cup of coffee, your bag, and whatever other item you may be carrying, your phone vibrates. No need to answer your mobile in this tight environment, because you …

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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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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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A Skate on Paterswoldse Meer.

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Employing the use of a kite, photographer, Eric Kieboom, captured breathing taking aerial shots of Paterswoldsemeer–a lake just southwest of the city of Groningen in the Netherlands. The photos were taken in 2009, but their overall beauty stands the test of time. Kieboom is a brilliant kite aerial photographer who is bringing new light to a genre of photography that often overlooked. Although …

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Float Lightly.

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Although the Balloon Lamp belongs in a child’s room, it sings a soft lullaby to the kid in all of us. Designed by Kouichi Okamoto, the Balloon lamp uses a high-intensity LED light and runs for over 100 hours with the included lithium-ion batteries. Purchase it → here. ← Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and …

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Make Your Phone Mega.

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Isn’t it about time that you started listening to your music Ludwig Beethoven style? Attempting to capture the intrigue of famous composer’s hearing instrument, en&is Design has created the Megaphone, a passive amplifier that brings big sound out of your little device. It comes in a pretty snazzy library of color and is also fit for your iPod touch. 100% ceramic and …

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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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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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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 …

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Look, Jim… No Hands.

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You are at a game, concert, or some outdoor festivities and you want want to capture your favorite moment but you may have your hands full. Alas, what if there was a wireless camcorder you could use with no hands? Look no further because Looxcie has just answered your call.  Here is a demo of how this device works: The …

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You Have Only 7 Days…

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…to purchase the only charger that can survive the Zombie apocalypse. ↓ Window Clinging Solar Mobile Charger ↓. Seriously Quiet Lunchers, There are only 7 left. → Click Here to Purchase ← written by Bim Star↓. 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 …

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Full Moon in the Room.

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Why should you have to wait for a full moon? Why should you have to wait to see something so beautiful and awe inspiring? Then again, whoever is lucky to own a Luminous Full Moon Credenza shouldn’t have to worry about this problem. A striking credenza, with a photo-realistic, luminous image of the moon printed on its surface. Coated with …

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(Retro)de.

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Imagine you could just, I don’t know, plug in a device to your computer at your cubicle during a Quiet Lunch and play your favorite Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo games. What if you could get a quick break by playing a round of Street Fighter II’ Special Edition with James, who is always talking smack about his ‘old school’ …

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Keeping (Father) Time.

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Growing up, some of us may have had a grandfather clock in our home.  It’s hourly dong chime was soothing for some, but for others it was an unwanted alarm clock.  Originally designed in 1656 by Christiaan Huygens, it was once touted as the world’s most accurate timekeeper, but with more city dwellers residing in smaller living spaces with walls as thin …

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Meet B.R.A.D.

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UC Berkeley freshman Derek Low has quite the imagination. Using $200-$300 worth of over-the-counter material, it took Low three months to complete B.R.A.D. (Berkeley Ridiculously Automated Dorm) and since the video of the system went viral, Low’s entertaining and creative innovation has been the talk of the campus. Controlled via wireless remote, voice recognition, tablet, and mobile phone, B.R.A.D. transitions …