Art for Kids' Rooms Gets Real

numsi wall art!

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 dallas!


What: A winter wonderland carved from two million pounds of the shivery stuff.
Why: Snow queens will love slipping down the slide.
When: Thru Jan. 3. Mon.-Thurs. & Sun., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Gaylord Texan, 1501 Gaylord Trl., Grapevine. Tickets online at gaylordhotels.com. Adults and teens, $21-$25; children 4-12, $11-$14; under 4, free.

Prairie Lights

What: Pack a thermos of cocoa and drive through two miles of sparkling scenes.
Why: It’s the last week to be dazzled.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 6-9 p.m.; Fri., 6-10 p.m.
Where: Lynn Creek Park, 5700 Lake Ridge Pkwy., Grand Prairie (972-237-4569). Carload, $15-$20.

Paciugo’s Holiday Flavors

What: Five new tongue-tempters for a limited time only.
Why: Swap out candy canes for dulce de leche peppermint swirl.
When: You’re ready to spoon it in.
Where: Locations and hours online at paciugo.com.

5915 Forest Ln
@ Preston Rd
Dallas, TX 75230
Lynn Creek Park
5700 Lake Ridge Pkwy
Grand Prairie, TX 75052
3699 McKinney Ave
in the West Village
Dallas, TX 75204
8687 N Central Expy
NorthPark Center
Dallas, TX 75231
1501 Gaylord Trl
Grapevine, TX 76051