Something Different: Advent Calendar

If you think advent calendars are a little anticlimactic, you’d be right. Tearing off a little tab of paper once a day, for 24 days, can be tedious, especially when the reward is an image of a Christmas tree or seasonal gourds. But this pop-up advent calendar—designed by Laura Väinölä, Kaarle Hurtig and Linda Bergroth, and featuring 24 assorted artists—is full of surprises. There’s more to its three walls, fireplace and floor than meets the eye, promising to make you laugh and want to tear off all the tabs at once.

$37.50 at Project No. 8, 38 Orchard Street, NYC

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