Coraline Box #21/50 ~ LAIKA Animation Studios has been sending out 50 mysterious handmade boxes filled with wonders from the upcoming Neil Gaiman book turned animation, Coraline... and we were sent #21!
A new giant stencil mural by DHM in Amsterdam. 'skin deep' 5 x 2,6 m(16.5 x 8.5 ft). Took 5 days to design, 10 days to cut the stencils and about 5 hours to do the wall. Bigger photo on DHMs painting site under 'live painting'
Break the Mold Japanese Lacquer: Japanese New Year's cuisine, Osechi Ryori comes in a lacquered box, for centuries invariably black or brown. This meal is shared with Shinto Gods, so Iron Chef defeater Yoshimi Tanigawa made his white.
Avant garde premier of "Apollo" (Portland Center Stage) looks amazing. It's a multimedia exploration of the birth of the U.S. space program, its employment of former-Nazi rocket scientists, and their surprising intersection with the Civil Rights Movement.