My new toy

No, it is not a computer this time. And yes, it is off topic, but I wanted to thank a Japanese friend for his gift and, at the same time, promote his work :

He owns a small company in Hokkaido producing a number of wood toys. He is an artist and designs them, which are all hand made and from the local wood.

In our industrial society, where all toys are made of plastic in chinese factories, it is refreshing to see such authentic and nice wood toys.

So think about it for your kids. His website is only in Japanese for now but if you are interested, drop an e-mail and my friend will certainly answer to you shortly (last link in the menu page).