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.
Green Monkey’s Yoga Birthday Parties
What: Book a soiree for bendy babes (ages 3 and up) at the studio or in your home.
Why: Request the post-stretch manicure option, so she can be just like mommy.
When: She wants to twist and shout.
Where: Miami Beach, 1827 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach (305-397-8566); South Miami, 5792 Sunset Dr., South Miami (305-669-4949). To book, call 305-775-8274 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $225.
KidFlix Festival Holiday Happenings
What: A slew of films that’ll appeal to discerning tykes.
Why: Movies from as far as Zimbabwe open their eyes to a world beyond Disney.
When: Mon.-Fri., 2:30 p.m.
Where: The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave. Info at 305-573-6477. Tickets online at kidflixfestival.com. Adults, $9; children, $6.
Winter Nights and Lights Celebration
What: Check out illuminated sculptures and festive shows.
Why: The nightly snow flurry guarantees a few brrrrrrs.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy. (305-361-5705). Adults and teens, $38; children 3-9, $28; under 3, free.
Photo: Courtesy of Numsi