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 miami!

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 paula@greenmonkey.net. 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

1827 Purdy Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
5792 Sunset Dr
@ SW 58th Ave
Miami, FL 33143
Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Cswy
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
The Wolfsonian-FIU
1001 Washington Ave
@ 10th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139