Yusuke Oono's paper creations are part lantern, part flip book, and part puppet shadows.

Germany-born, Japan-based Oono created the original 360 Collection for the winter holidays. For Artecnica, he adapted the reindeer and snowflakes into three storybook illustrations. Here, Deep Jungle shows the rainforest.

Sweet Home (here) depicts a house with kids dashing around the yard.

In a Cheese showcases a Ratatouille-like mouse nibbling on Swiss.

Besides the playroom, Oono envisions his customizable booklets used as savvy marketing props for brands or stores.

The Deep Jungle light will cost $114; Sweet Home and In a Cheese booklets, $32 apiece. The 360 Collection will be available for purchase through Artecnica in October.

Lovely Lampshades That Double As Storybooks

Artist Yusuke Oono’s lasercut booklets for Artecnica do double duty, acting as dreamy hanging paper lights, and analog storytelling.

Imagine the thrill of a picture flipbook fused with the timeless majesty of a carnival carousel. Now add a dash of the ethereal look of a shadow puppet show. Now hang it from the ceiling and watch it spin in midair.

The 360 Collection is the artist Yusuke Oono’s debut design for Artecnica, the eco-responsible Los Angeles-based design outfit. Germany-born, Japan-based Oono first created the laser-printed 3-D booklets for last year's holiday season and has now adapted the twirling snowflakes and snowmen into three different storybook scenes. In Deep Jungle, the animals saunter through the rainforest canopy; Sweet Home depicts a house with kids dashing around the yard; In a Cheese shows--what else?--a Ratatouille-like mouse nibbling on Swiss.

Beyond the (design-precocious) nursery, Oono envisions his booklets as savvy marketing props for brands or stores. In keeping with Artecnica’s mission to foster green design, the paper books are flat-packed for more efficient shipping. Oono’s laser-cutting technique means he created the 360 line to be not only easily transported but easily manufactured as well. “You can simply customize the story without spending a fortune,” he told Artecnica in a statement. “I call this mass-customization against mass-production.”

The Deep Jungle light will cost $114; Sweet Home and In a Cheese booklets, $32 apiece. The 360 Collection will be available for purchase through Artecnica in October.

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