January 19

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Need. Wooden. Puzzle.

I saw this today in the window of the BørneLund toy store in Daikanyama. It’s one of the shops in the new Daikanyama T-Site, a collection of extremely tasteful bodegas devoted to obsessions. In addition to BørneLund, which specializes in toys, there’s the fountain pen store (with hundreds of them arrayed like jewels in the window), the electric bicycle store, and the camera store that looks like a museum.

Read a novel set in Tokyo

A young woman dressed as a Gothic Lolita is found dead in a car with two strangers. But the more Yumi Hata learns about her friend’s death, the more she’s convinced it was murder…read more