In case you didn’t know, tomorrow is National Puzzle Day! Now of all the unofficial social media holidays (see: National Coffee Day, Houseplant Appreciation Day, and so on), National Puzzle Day is undoubtedly one of our favorites – because on top of the valuable mental exercise they provide, puzzles are a great way to disconnect from the sensory overload of our phone and laptop screens, de-stress, and get lost in a meditative challenge while solo or with a group. The best part? When you’re done, you’ll have your very own piece of modern art to hang on your wall – and bragging rights to boot. We rounded up our favorite modern jigsaw puzzles that puzzle pros and newbies will love!
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Interior with Yellow Chair Puzzle by Goodfit Puzzles
The Interior with Yellow Chair Puzzle by Mary Finlayson uses bright colors and bold, high contrast patterns to illustrate the cozy and cheerful reading corner of our dreams. Don’t be put off by the puzzle’s 1,000 pieces either – its distinct colors, patterns, and shapes make it easily accessible for new and experienced puzzlers alike. Bonus: with every sale, Goodfit donates a portion of the proceeds to charities of the artists’ choosing!
Palmetto Swing Puzzle by WerkShoppe
In Palmetto Swing, artist Mary Singleton celebrates the creative spirit – wild, dynamic, and full of color and energy. Singleton’s abstract swipes of rich kaleidoscopic shades catch your eye and take on a modern, mosaic-like quality that makes putting it together as fun as admiring the big picture. At 1,000 pieces, we recommend taking on this puzzle as a team, but solo puzzlers with time and patience to spare will appreciate the challenge!
Tangled Puzzle by Four Point Puzzles
Influenced by the Bauhaus aesthetic and 90s nostalgia, Vratislav Pecka’s Tangled Puzzle uses bold interwoven lines and vibrant colors to captivate viewers – inviting them to trace each line to its beginning. A mild but gratifying challenge at 1,000 pieces, the graphic simplicity of the Tangled Puzzle makes it accessible to puzzlers of all levels (there’s plenty of opportunities for satisfying puzzle piece streaks!) and adds a playful pop of color to your walls once complete.
Tattoo Girl Puzzle by Inner Piece Puzzles
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Tattoo Girl by Aniek Bartels is a playful clever illustration that makes for a fun and unique puzzle experience. With 500 pieces, puzzle fans of all levels will have a blast piecing together Tattoo Girl’s quirky body art and will surely want to frame this finished jigsaw on your wall (though if you want to experience fun again and again, Inner Piece threw in a reusable pouch to house all your pieces!).
Illumination Tree Gold Foil Puzzle by WerkShoppe
WerkShoppe’s Illumination Tree Puzzle depicts artist Karyn Panganiban’s magical rendition of the tree of life using sprawling, vibrant colors, and elegant gold foil details. With its glimmering multicolored leaves and a watercolor-like background, Illumination Tree has an ornate look to it that’s bound to enchant viewers, while giving puzzlers a healthy challenge. Even better, WerkShoppe donates a portion of every sale to artists and art education initiatives.
Disco Queen Puzzle by Piecework Puzzles
At 500 pieces, Piecework Puzzles’ Disco Queen is “tons of fun,” but “harder than it looks,” according to Design Milk reviewer, Susan. It just so happens that all of the things that make Disco Queen insanely beautiful to the eye, make it a blast to piece together – the modern maximalist scene full of prismatic glasses, sparkling streamers, and mirrored surfaces make every matching piece cause for celebration. Pair this puzzle with a playlist and a few pals to help you out, and you’ve got yourself a party!
SKY LOVE Puzzle by SOONNESS
New to the Design Milk Shop, the SKY LOVE Puzzle by SOONNESS is part of the brand’s Gradient Therapy Collection – a line of awe-inspiring gradient puzzles designed to calm puzzlers and cultivate their connection to color. Designed by Soon Cho, SKY LOVE features contrasting gradient stripes, and while they may look daunting, sorting by color and shape will make it a manageable and meditative challenge. Good luck trying to think about anything else while putting this jigsaw together!
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Field Day by Piecework Puzzles
In the mood for some healthy competition? Reach for Field Day by Piecework Puzzles. From table tennis rackets, fresh cut grass, and badminton shuttlecocks to baseball gloves, cocktails, and golf balls, this stylish 1,000-piece tableau cleverly captures everything we love about modern sportsmanship. You’ll find something new to appreciate every time you look at it, making this one a serious contender for MVP (most valuable puzzle!).
Planetary Set – The Moon, The Earth, and Mars Puzzles by Four Point Puzzles
For seasoned puzzle enthusiasts looking for a serious challenge, look no further than this Planetary Puzzle Set by Four Point Puzzles. The set includes all 3 of Four Point’s best-selling 1,000-piece planet puzzles, each using real NASA imagery that captures the Moon, Earth, and Mars with astounding clarity and nuance – the Mars puzzle image is one of the clearest images of the planet to date! We’ve never wanted to *space* out more.
Tetra Puzzle by Craighill
Craighill’s meticulously engineered Tetra Puzzle is composed of 4 interlocking stainless steel pieces, and unlike most puzzles, the challenge lies in taking it apart. Be warned that while it may look easy, Craighill’s mechanical puzzle is far from intuitive – figuring it out may take a while and lots of focus, but you’ll feel great once it’s done! Available in stainless steel and vapor black finishes, this sculptural puzzle has an ultra-modern look that’s sure to captivate anyone bold enough to solve it.
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