We are heading into another lockdown and also have the winter nights to cope with too. To keep sane we need things to keep us occupied and there is only so much Netflix you can watch. It’s now time to think about activities away from our screens.
So how about doing a jigsaw? We love them but usually only do them on our annual summer holiday. We visit friends in Northern Spain who always have one or two on the go. We’d been saving one to take there this year but obviously that didn’t happen. So it’s now out on the dining room table ready to be done during lockdown.
To keep you occupied in the next few weeks we’ve selected a few design related jigsaws for you today. First up is a gorgeously colourful jigsaw from Jonathan Adler. As to be expected by the design guru the jigsaw is jewel like in design and colours – and even the packaging on this one is beautiful. This is one of the few jigsaws that is even going to look good in it’s box on your coffee table. Featuring the famous lips motif this one could challenge you – not a straight edge in sight!
Slowdown Studio based out in California make a range of beautiful jigsaws that we love – you can actually study architecture while puzzling. Designed by Australian artist Charlie Bennell this jigsaw features The Critical Resemblance House located at The Site of Reversible Destiny in Yoro Park, Japan. Built in 1995 as an ‘experience park’ it is based around the theme of encountering the unexpected. Haven’t we all been doing that in 2020! This house even has a maze inside – it definitely looks like a place to consider visiting when we can travel again.
If you are an art lover there is a wide range of jigsaws available. We love these from Flame Tree partly as we are huge fans of Gustav Klimt – but also as we’d love the challenge. Both of these pieces are part of his ‘Golden Phase’ so feature rich and sumptuous colours. It does have straight edges but look at those gold areas, anyone up for doing those?
Our final choice will bring some calm and colour into your home with a range of jigsaws from Printworks. These two are part of a series, these are Dawn and Dusk – there is another one called Night. 500 pieces in each puzzle, but dare I say that’s an awful lot of sky to finish. Both of these would look very calming in your home and one to keep on display when you’ve put in the final piece.
So that is our round up of the best jigsaws on the market to help you get through the next few weeks. What’s your favourite? I think we might tackle the Jonathan Adler one next, or maybe a Klimt if we are feeling like we need a challenge.