Are you a puzzling pro? To be honest, sitting down with a thousand tiny jigsaw pieces was once an exercise in frustration for some of us at QH. But in these crazy times, the meditative, lo-fi practice of puzzle making is suddenly a sanity saver – the perfect off-screen complement to a large mug of tea (or even a quarantini). Check out our top 15 gallery-ready puzzles to make home iso a creative project!
Its inclusive, circular design first grabbed our attention but the 54 “inspirational icons” featured on the 1000-piece Inspirational Women jigsaw really sealed the deal. RRP$39.95 from hardtofind
It’s Good to be Home by Leah Bartholomew is perfect for the current mood. RRP$58 available from Journey of Something (our go-to for playful, giftable puzzles & games).
Inspired by a Henry David Thoreau quote and created by the co-founders of cult magazine Flow, All Good Things are Wild & Free features a gorgeous illustration by Dutch artist Valesca van Waveren. RRP$24.95 from Booktopia.
The only tricky part is choosing a favourite among the iconic New Yorker covers, produced as puzzles by the awesome New Yorker Puzzle Company. They use high quality, 100% recycled paper and their range is SO good! We can’t go past Baby It’s Cold Outside and Seaside Café. Source through evansandhall and rainbowfun.com.au
Designed by Queensland-based artist Sophie Beer, the Her Best Friend Mindful Puzzle by Okay Lady is 400 pieces of pure whimsical pleasure. And the best bit? If you lose a piece, the legends at Okay Lady will send you a replacement! RRP$79 from Milligram or Okay Lady.
The Jewel of Highgate Hill 1 is a local and lovely collab between the Museum of Brisbane and artist Stephen Nothling. You might even recognise this street! RRP$39.95 from Museum of Brisbane
Shelfie goals from Instagram darling @dirtyboygetsclean. 1000-piece Kiss and Makeup puzzle, RRP$58 from Journey of Something
What’s not to love here? The Hendrix Edition by Sydney-based illustrator Seeta Roy gets extra ticks for its recycled paper content. Also, the tiger! RRP$58 from Journey of Something or Greenhouse Interiors.
Raise a glass to this 500-piece Whisky Lovers puzzle from Ridley’s. RRP$34.95 from hardtofind
A dose of non-socially isolating Amalfi splendour for your living room by photographer Armelle Habib. Amalfi Neopolitan RRP$58 from Journey of Something
Piece together the world of artist Frida Kahlo with this beauty by Laura Callaghan. Includes a poster detailing 25 facts about Kahlo’s life and work which are referenced in the 1000-piece design. RRP$24.99 from Booktopia
We love the muted tones, seductive florals, and hidden surprises of the 400-piece Peony Kitten, designed by illustrator Jess Cruickshank. RRP$79 From Okay Lady.
A wonderful meditation on colour, the 500-piece Gradient Puzzle Jigsaw by Bryce Wilner & Areaware is available in a range of delicious hues. RRP49.95 from Until.