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May 24, 2012

Mike Dean, Check Two, One, Two.

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Share This.This spring hasn’t exactly been on its best behavior. The air has been cooler than usual and the sky has had more of an autumn charm than a spring cheer. But meteorological misbehavior endured, we made our way through a rainy afternoon last week to Jungle City in Chelsea to talk shop with Mike Dean. The Grammy award-winning super producer was packing for a flight and, just before his departure, was Read More

Playbook.

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Share This.“My life is an open book. With illustrations.” –Hugh Hefner.

A Feel for Keal.

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Share This.UK artist Barbara Keal’s handmade felt hats show us where the wild things really are. Made from alpaca and sheep wool, Keal makes the felt herself and fashions the hats after various wild beasts; from steer to jungle cats. Her wares are rustic and primal, able to bring out the animal in anyone, so go ahead: let out that guttural grunt. →Purchase Here!←

Shakespeare Swag.

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Share This.We here at Quiet Lunch like to consider ourselves a fine group of wordsmiths (’cause we like to talk good and stuff) so this week’s LYSL is a roster of the origins of words that we use often, if not sometimes too much. Words like “swagger”, “nerd” and “Yahoo”, for examples, are the ones that some believe to be new to our vocabulary but in fact have ties to Read More

Guy Rules #48

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Share This.“The only acceptable gifts one dude can give to another dude are booze, a gun or a sword.” * *Today’s Guy Rule is not a Quiet Lunch original*

Resting Upright.

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Share This.There was a time when sleeping vertically was a privilege strictly reserved for vampires and heroin addicts but now, thanks to contemporary visual artist, Ernesto Neto, we can all sleep like vampire heroin addicts. The Brazilian artist’s installations are some of the comfiest displays you’ll ever have the pleasure of seeing — the vertical bed just being one of them.

The Write Stuff.

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Share This.Welcome to writer’s paradise! This nifty typewriter gadget turns your desktop or iPad into an awesomely retro desk centerpiece via USB connection and is perfect for those who appreciate the humble beginnings of word processing technology. Available already made for a good chunk of change (between $600-$800 a pop), you can also opt to purchase the conversion kit if you happen to have an old typewriter handy. The DIY Read More

The Beauties & the Beasties.

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Share This.Jenny Liz Rome‘s knack for mixing untamed nature with high fashion is worth cherishing. The fine artist, who is also a photographer, skillfully weaves together feral beast with raw beauty.

One Advance Summer.

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Share This.Here’s a charming little video for a song that could very well be the song we play all summer. Directed by Philip Hodges and performed by Advance Base, “Summer Music” is a glum but nonchalant tale of separation and redemption. In the video, a heartbroken muppet-like fellow named Fritz finds himself down in the dumps over losing his human girlfriend Chelsea but discovers a solution through DYI tunage and one of Read More