January 19

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.

Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, published by Penguin/Intermix.