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August 2012

You Saw Me Standing Alone.

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Share This.For those of you who are frequent users of the phrase “once in a blue moon,” you’ll be delighted to hear that that time has come. This year August has two full moons and tonight is the Blue Moon. But don’t get your hopes up, the moon won’t actually be blue. That’s because a Blue Moon is sometimes defined as the second full moon in a calendar month. The Read More

Caruso’s Rescues.

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Share This.This week Quiet Lunch headed over to the Sapphire Lounge on Eldridge Street to check to the work of Andrea Caruso — not to be confused with the male Italian artist of the same name, Andrea Caruso. Caruso specializes in kitsch works. The term can be rather derogatory but when you meet Andrea and take a gander at her work, you can see that it is a badge that Read More

Ya Don’t Say…

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Share This.“Well, look, when people give speeches, not every fact is always absolutely accurate.” - Rudy Giuliani, on Paul Ryan’s not-so-truthful speech at this week’s convention.

A (Friend) of Ours.

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Share This.Artist Brandon Friend creates mixed media works that translates both the rage and the machine it goes against. Friend’s sociopolitically charged collaboration with Jason Douglas Griffin provides a direct but chaotic commentary that employs a brilliant use of color and pattern.

Brains! Brains!

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Share This.Halloween will be here in no time. Well, we wouldn’t say “in no time”, but you can tell by our enthusiasm that it’s one of our favorite holidays. Growing tired of Snickers and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups — not really — we found a candy that perfect for all you candy ghouls. Are these candies the bee’s knees? Made by Sparganum, these delicious Chocolate Skulls Gone Nuts are a must have. Read More

Andy’s Soup Kitchen.

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Share This.In spirit of the 50th anniversary of the famous work of Andy Warhol “Campbell’s Soup Cans 32″, the Campbell has decided to launch a limited edition commemorating Warhol’s iconic series. Fortunately the limited edition cans will cost the same as a normal can of Campbell’s soup.

Disappearing Act.

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Share This.Created by Brooklyn artist Marshall Reese and longtime collaborator Nora Ligorano. Known as Ligorano/Reese, the duo placed a 2,500 lb. 3-by-14-foot ice sculpture reading “Middle Class” in Lykes Gaslight Square Park in downtown Tampa this past Sunday and watched it melt. The symbolic sculptures are scheduled to be placed on the opening days of the Republic and Democratic National Conventions. Reese told Businessweek: “It’s a call to action… If no one does anything, Read More

H&M Men’s Fall/Winter 2012 Lookbook.

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Share This.We got a sneak peek of H&M’s Men’s Winter 2012 collection. The simplistic collection features some warm but vibrant splashes of color and relies mostly on “leather detailing, waxed textiles, paneled fabrics, letterman jacket silhouettes, hoodies, and even double-rider-influenced jackets.”

Decoding Skolkovo.

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Share This.Undeniably one of the most intriguing national pavilions at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, Russia’s QR code covered room is a dazzling presentation that sees the technology being used in a whole new light. It the most popular among World Architects and visitors are equally enamored. The innovation city called Skolkovo calls for its visitors to use iPads to decode the concept for the actual Skolkovo, a futuristic city-in-planning Read More

Full Tilt Tea.

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Share This.The following item is perfect for those who enjoy loose tea. This teacup has tilted base with an inbuilt and removable strainer; brewing your tea simply involves tilting the cup away from the leaves when it has reached the correct strength. It comes in Pure Black or Snow White.