Laying pieces down one by one without having to think about it: doing jigsaw puzzles is not only fun, but can also calm the mind. Here are a few that we love.
Bijou Karman’s puzzle
This puzzle by illustrator Bijou Karman is a work of art. It has a total of 500 pieces and comes with a reusable pouch and pin. You can order it via Inner Piece, where you will find more puzzles such as this. The first series is all about ‘home’, an appropriate theme for now.
Holly Maguire’s puzzle
Another lovely puzzle by an illustrator. Maguire created this 500-piece puzzle, called Fruit Lady, in collaboration with Seltzer Goods. The cheerful colors and tropical atmosphere almost put us in a vacation mood. You can find it here.
Lan Truong’s puzzle
Even though this 500-piece Ramen Bowl puzzle makes us feel hungry when piecing it together, it also makes us feel happy. This beautiful project was also made in collaboration with Seltzer Goods, and you can find it here.
The Flow puzzle
Naturally Flow’s very first real jigsaw puzzle, illustrated by regular contributor Valesca van Waveren, belongs on this list. We made it in collaboration with US publishing house Workman Publishing. As you put it together piece by piece, you will be reminded of all the tiny pleasures found in nature: a (slow) meandering snail, a tree full of fruits, the buzz of insects, the solid trunk of an oak, twinkling stars… A place where you would immediately want to pitch your tent. Unfortunately, the 1,000-piece puzzle sold out in our own webshop in one day when it was first launched, but it’s coming back in June so keep an eye on your Instagram and the Flow newsletter. The puzzle is still available in selected stores and via the website of Workman Publishing.