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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.

  • <p>Yusuke Oono's paper creations are part lantern, part flip book, and part puppet shadows.</p>
  • <p>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.</p>
  • <p>Sweet Home (here) depicts a house with kids dashing around the yard.</p>
  • <p>In a Cheese showcases a <em>Ratatouille</em>-like mouse nibbling on Swiss.</p>
  • <p>Besides the playroom, Oono envisions his customizable booklets used as savvy marketing props for brands or stores.</p>
  • <p>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 <a href="http://www.artecnicainc.com/" target="_blank">Artecnica</a> in October.</p>
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    Yusuke Oono's paper creations are part lantern, part flip book, and part puppet shadows.

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    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.

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

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

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

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    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.

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.