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Welybom Custom Murals

welybom custom murals!

We sure are split on what’s quintessentially New York. Pizza or bagels? Mets or Yankees? Renting or buying?

For both camps of real estate-minded city dwellers, a Welybom mural makes decorating for kids a cinch.

Instead of mass-produced catalog prints or — the horror — bare walls, let former graphic designer and founder Lisa Williams paint something suited for your tot and your space. If a meeting with your broker is in the not-so-distant future, Williams will stretch an enormous canvas onto a frame to cover the whole wall when hung. If a more permanent installation fits your digs, give her one week’s access to the room and a mural is there to stay.

Her animal-centric repertoire forgoes cutesy cowboys and creepy clowns in favor of submarine-driving penguins, paper-airplane-riding pups and cats, and piglets swirling about on chandeliers and pearls. And no matter the medium or commission, Williams uses kid-friendly acrylic paints you can clean with a sponge and water.

Now that’s something we can all get behind.

For more information, email lisa@welybom.com. Canvases are $35 per square foot; murals start at $500. To see styles, go to welybom.com.

this week in new york!

LISTEN
Fun Facts
What: Authors Jenny Offill and Nancy Carpenter (11 Experiments That Failed) and Julia Sarcone-Roach (Subway Story) regale eager ears with tidbits of trivia.
Why: Can you order a beaver by mail? Where do subway cars retire? You’re curious, too.
When: Sun., 4 p.m.
Where: PowerHouse Arena, 37 Main St. Info at 718-666-3049. Free.

HOOF IT
Run for the Wild
What:
The Wildlife Conservation Society hosts the Coney Island event benefiting endangered turtles and their threatened habitats.
Why: Take advantage of your well-earned rewards. Everyone gets two free rides at Luna Park and all-day access to the aquarium.
When: Sun., 8:45 a.m.
Where: New York Aquarium, 602 Surf Ave., at W. 8th St. Register online at wcs.org. Adults and teens, $30; children 3-12, $20; children under 3, free.

SAY CHEESE
Mini Photo Session
What:
DailyCandy fave Petite Simone Photography whipped up a special package with a password-protected gallery, one eight-by-ten print, four five-by-seven prints, and a CD of your favorite ten shots just for our readers.
Why: Holiday card season is approaching.
When: Fri.-Sun.
Where: Your home or their studio, 10 Jay St., at John St. To book, call 646-312-9800 or email info@petitesimone.com. Cost is $175.

Photo: Courtesy of Welybom

LOCATIONS
Petite Simone Photography
10 Jay St
@ John St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
37 Main St
@ Water St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-666-3049
602 Surf Ave
@ W 8th St
Brooklyn, NY 11224
718-265-3474
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