Art for Kids' Rooms Gets Real


With all the rocket ship riding and magic spell casting happening in your house, you wonder if Captain Imagination appreciates the real world.

Show him what a colorful place it can be with Numsi nursery art. Made by a British installation artist living in Minnesota, the square wall panels depict everyday things (trucks, cars, animals) in stylized, eye-catching ways.

Each pic is digitally enhanced, juxtaposed against bold colors and patterns, and printed on canvas. The results: wall art that’s sophisticated enough for mom and dad, but cartoony enough for a kiddo. What we really appreciate, though, is the subtle combination of things girly and boyish (think an orange digger against a bright pink background).

A birch plywood frame holds each piece, so it can stand upright on a dresser or desk. Alternately, mount one (or several) on the wall to inspire dreams — for real.

Available online at numsi.com, $38-$118.

this week in atlanta!

Fantasy in Lights
What: Pile in the car or hop on the Jolly Trolley to check out twinkly displays.
Why: The Snowflake Valley inspires oohs and ahs.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Callaway Gardens, just south of State Hwy. 354, at U.S. Hwy. 27, Pine Mountain (706-663-2281). Tickets at 800-225-5292 or online at showclix.com. Adults and teens, $16 in advance/$25 at the door; children 6-12, $8 in advance/$12.50 at the door; under 5, free.


What: Sip hot cider, buy wares at the old-timey Trading Post, and feed farm animals.
Why: A small cow decked out in reindeer gear stands in for Rudolph.
When: Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Tanglewood Farm, 171 Tanglewood Dr., Canton (770-667-6464). Adults and children, $10; under 1, free.

Stone Mountain Christmas

What: Catch a few shows, visit the snow angel palace, and play a round of minigolf.
Why: Squeeze in a little more festive fun at the night parade.
When: Daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: Stone Mountain Park, U.S. Hwy. 78 E., at exit 8, Stone Mountain (770-498-5690). Tickets online at festivals.stonemountainpark.com. Adults and teens, $27; children 3-11, $21; under 3, free.

Photo: Courtesy of Numsi

Stone Mountain Park
US Hwy 78 E
@ exit 8
Stone Mountain, GA 30086
171 Tanglewood Dr
Canton, GA 30115
17800 US Hwy 27
Pine Mountain, GA 31822