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Video Art: Flight Patterns  


Filmmaker Charlie McCarthy took 156 long exposure (each at a four second) photographs of insects flying under a street light and put put them together in the video below. Music: Telefon Tel Aviv - What's The Use Of Feet If We Haven't Got Legs

Photographer: MarkNobre  


MarkNobre is fashion and beauty photographer from Sao Paulo but currently based in Milan. More of his work at


Music: Laurel Collective - Fax of Death  


English band, Laurel Collective's song Fax of Death. Animation by UK Animator, Illustrator and all round good guy, Joe Lea

Advice From Quentin Tarantino  


Some great advice at this year's 2009 Comic Con in San Diego, from filmmakers Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Sam Raimi and Guillermo Del Toro.

Fashion: The Future of Clothing  


Designers have been trying to predict future fashion since the turn of the 20th century. Below are two clips; the first being from the 1930's in which they try to foresee fashion in A.D 2000. It's quite hilarious although towards the end about men's fashion is quite interesting and somewhat true. The second clip, for their 75th anniversary, Lacoste invites you to imagine how tennis will be played in 2083.


Artist: Alberto Seveso  


Italian graphic designer and llustrator, Alberto Seveso says "Does not really matter who I am or where I come from, the world has no borders. My illustrations speak for me". Yes, they sure do. You might recognize some of the people below; one being David Lynch and the other Ice Cube.

Art: How Do You Get To Fashion Avenue?  


Amelia Mouousamy is an artist who creates hand stitched caricature dolls that "merge art and fashion together to create a unique visual impact". Her creations include Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano (pictured left), Matthew Williamson, Kate Moss, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, and Isabella Blow just to name a few. For more information or for a custom creation, visit


Art: Short Films By David Lynch  


David Lynch`s very first short film, Six Figures Getting Sick (aka Six Times) in 1966. Lynch made this film during his second year at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art

David Lynch's second short film, The Alphabet, shot in 1968 which featured his then wife, Peggy Lynch.

The Amputee, made in 1974 for the American Film Institute while Eraserhead was in financial limbo. The AFI was testing two different stocks of black and white video and enlisted Frederick Elmes to test each one. Lynch asked Elmes if he could shoot something with this stock and so he and Catherine Coulson stayed up all night writing a script. The result was a one shot scene with Catherine Coulson about a woman attempting to write a letter while a female nurse (played by Lynch) tends to her leg stumps.

Music: Baby Grand Piano VJ  


The Baby Grand Master by Gardner Post features dual Pioneer DVJ-X1 DVD players, Edirol V-4 video mixer, 3 Marshal LCD monitors, Allen and Heath Xone 92 audio mixer, AB 1100 watt amp, dual 15" subwoofers, 3 bullet tweeters and an 18" & 12" subwoofer. WOW!!


Art: Picasso's Guernica in 3D  


Artist: Will Cotton  


Will Cotton is a surreal painter whose paintings often feature candy, naked women and baked goods such as gingerbread houses. It is reported he has a professional oven in his studio in which he creates three dimensional models made of sugar for him to paint; below are some of these depictions. More of Will's work can be seen at

"Pastoral" 2009, Oil On Linen, 60" X 72"

"Noemi" 2009, Oil On Linen, 34" X 24"

"Taffy Forest" 2007, Oil On Linen, 72" X 80"

"Ice Cream Cavern" 2003, Oil On Linen, 70" X 80"

“Candy Curls” 2005, Oil On Linen, 34" X 24"

Film: LOGUE  


Trailer for the short film "LOGUE" -- directed by Hiroshi Kumatani. Official selection for LA Shorts Fest 09 and will be screened at Laemmle Sunset 5 Theaters in Hollywood, California this Tuesday; July 28th 2009. More information at


Animation: Digital Olympus PEN  


A stop motion short shot with the new digital Olympus PEN. Took 60,000 pictures, developed 9,600 prints and shot over 1,800 pictures again. No post production!

Fashion: Bumper Stickers For Shoes  


A nice touch to the back of your shoes; stumpers (bumper stickers for shoes). They are funny and creative. You can buy them at (Photo Source)


Artist: Miles Wickham  


Brooklyn graffiti artist and painter, Miles Wickham (also known as Reskew) is a young artist on the rise; his watercolor and ink paintings are extremely original and absolutely amazing. Last Thursday we were honored to speak with him on the topics of street art, graffiti and his current work. Peep more of Miles's work on Flickr

RIVE: Why did you start painting with watercolor?
MW: I was ready to try something different since I had been doing graffiti for 9 years. When I added the ink to the watercolor, it brought out the colors along with an unintentional feeling and created lots of movement, so I loved the new technique.

RIVE: What other mediums are you working with?
MW: Acrylic, spray paint, markers, oils, guache and whatever I come across pretty much.

RIVE: What and who are some of your influences?
MW: Graffiti artist like T-Kid and Seen, who made the most of their canvas which was usually subway cars. The whole look of a beautifully painted train car amongst an urban landscape background; the rough with the smooth and the old masters like Van Gogh inspire me with the ability to bring a flat surface to life.

RIVE: Would you label yourself a street artist?
MW: I never labeled myself a street artist, in graffiti terms a street artist is not a graffiti writer. I have no interest in doing anything in the street if it is NOT requested. I have a new outlook on the term "boundaries" and personal freedom.

RIVE: Some advice you can share with us relating to street art?
MW: Well, if you're gonna do it, put some effort in and make it an art, not just an illegal advertisement; that's my opinion. I see my previous tendencies to be a rebel, as a block to my personal growth and empowerment. Remember the saying 'you can't fight fire with fire'?

Dance: Charlie Chaplin Potatoes  


If you are familiar with Charlie Chaplin's film 'The Gold Rush' (1925) then the clip below will not be of any shock. Johnny Depp performed a similar piece in 'Benny & Joon' in which he studied this excerpt from 'The Gold Rush' a great deal.


Film: Khoda  


What if you watch a film and whenever you pause it, you face a painting? This idea inspired Reza Dolatabadi to make Khoda. Over 6000 paintings were painstakingly produced during two years to create a five minutes film that would meet high personal standards. Khoda is a psychological thriller; a student project which was seen as a ‘mission impossible’ by many people but eventually proved possible!

Director and art director: Reza Dolatabadi
Written by Reza Dolatabadi & Mark Szalos Farkas
Animation by Adam Thomson
Music by Hamed Mafakheri


Music: Prospect's New Upcoming Album  


Prospect has been at work on his upcoming full-length album the follow-up to 'Prelude', his 2006 EP. Rive is honored and pleased to announce that we got our hands on two exclusive tracks off Prospect's upcoming album ('Big Stars' and 'Nowhere Fast'). Below you can listen; it's something you have to check out. Add him on

Jewelry: Rasbarri  


Vanessa Barri of Rasbarri produces stunning handmade jewelry based out of San Francisco. She creates necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings out of swarovski crystal, 14k gold filled wire, mother of pearls, briolette stones and many other high quality items. Rasbarri's pieces are elegant, handmade and extremely affordable. To purchase the pieces below and many others visit her store on Etsy

Olivia Iridescent Briolette Pendant

Sun Moon Star Pendant Necklace

Moon Me Wire Wrapped Ring

Love Me Not Earrings

Black Swarovski Wire Wrapped Ring


Music: Firekites - Autumn Story  


Chalk animated music video directed by Lucinda Schreiber and Yanni Kronenberg. Music available from Spunk Records at


Photography: Jaime Martinez  


Photographer, Jaime Martinez was born in Monterrey, Mexico and is currently living in Mexico City. Rive got a chance to converse with Jaime this past weekend to discuss some of his inspirations, favorite music and his amazing photography.

RIVE: What are some of your inspirations?
JM: Music, the sky, the stars, the clouds, legs, teeth, hair, the night, my childhood.

RIVE: When did you start the hologram photos and why?
JM: Actually the technique is called Wiggle Stereoscopy. Since a few months ago I have a stereo camera that I found in a flea market (old model, it uses 35 film). Before that, last year I started to experiment with my digital camera and to do animated gifs from static photos. There's is no particular reason, i just like to experiment with images. I spend hours each day watching images, in reality and on the Internet, and I'm always curious about modifying images from the reality.

RIVE: What could we find you doing when you're not shooting?
JM: On the internet. In the street walking alone or with my girlfriend, watching everything. At 7-eleven buying junk food and drinks. At home watching movies. I think I don't interact with people so much lately.

RIVE: Favorite food for summertime? hotdogs, hamburgers ...?
JM: Tacos. But if I don't have the option, I would choose the hamburger.

RIVE: Music you listen to / favorite live acts?
JM: Favorite bands: Godspeed You Black Emperor, A Silver Mt. Zion, Bardo Pond, Sonic Youth, Migala, Sr. Chinarro, Au Revoir Simone. Favorite live acts (I've seen): Sonic Youth, Mogwai, Lift to Experience, Sunn o))), Deerhunter, Kap Bambino.

RIVE: What should we look forward to next from you?
JM: In a short term more gifs, more photos, a book. Later I want to try to make a music video for a band of friends. Also a short movie, but that will take longer.

RIVE: How can people contact you and see more of your work?
JM: My portfolio address is and there are the other links were you can find me. My contact email is


Art: U-Tube Candlestick & Oil Lamp  


In these uncertain times designer, Sander Mulder went back to basics, and inspired by the seemingly endless creative challenges of the hardware store, U-tube sprouted to life.

Hommage to global industrial archetypes, this tubular design is available in an oil-lamp or a candlestick version.The split arms allow for easy conversation while enjoying the soothing glow of this stunning centerpiece. Its use of heavyweight and over-sized materials, sturdy powder coated finish and the lack of electrical parts, make this light virtually everlasting! -- Source

Music: Nirvana vs Rick Astley  


DJ Morgoth of Germany mixed Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' with Rick Astley's 'Never Gonna Give You Up'. What a mashup! Love it or hate it!


Art: Music From A Tree  


In the garden of Diego Stocco's house there is a tree with lots of randomly grown twigs. One day he asked myself if he could create a piece of music with it. To tune the tree he picked a fundamental note and tuned the twigs by trimming them with a pencil sharpener. He recorded the sounds utilizing a Pro Tools LE system, a customized stethoscope, two Røde NT6 and NTG-2 microphones. No synthesizers or sampler was used to create or modify the sounds in anyway; all sounds come from playing the tree, bowing the twigs, shaking the leaves and playing rhythms on the cortex. -- Diego Stocco is a sound designer and composer residing in California


Artist: Ai Campbell  


Ai Campbell's work highlights the intricacy of the natural existence. She states: "I am greatly influenced by my grandfather, a successful industrial designer. He was summoned to work for the military during the war and in his spare time, he made the most beautiful landscape drawings. Because he passed away before I was born, these drawings were my only interaction with him. I marveled at the beautiful contrast of the detail of the drawings and the simplicity of the subject matter in simple black and white."

turning point
on the rails

imaginary distance



Afro-Punk 2009 Photos  


Photos by Atisha Paulson -- Afro-punk takes place in Brooklyn, New York and is the destination for audiences looking to experience true Afro-punk culture. This year they had 40 bands, 24 films, a visual art exhibit and a custom built skate park where you can check out pro riders and skaters from around the country.


Fashion: 1960's Inspiration in London  


Trendy fashion shops in London's King's Road as shown in the Look at Life series (was a monthly series of short documentary films produced in the 1960s)


Art: Pencil Drawings By: T.S.Abe  


Absolutely mind blowing pencil art drawn by 19 year old, english illustrator, T. S. Abe. Some sick skills!

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