Monday, February 27, 2012

A 'must' read for puzzle lovers

During the Christmas break I enjoyed reading Margaret Drabble's book The Pattern in the Carpet. It seems I’m not the only jigsaw junkie - in her book, Dame Margaret Drabble reveals that when her husband, the biographer Michael Holroyd, was diagnosed with bowel cancer, jigsaws helped save her from sinking into paranoia and depression. Piecing together framed pictures gave her an illusion of control when everything else was uncertain.
A highly recommended read.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Jigsaws as a fashon statement? !

Diane von Furstenberg, president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, let the crowd attending New York Fashion Week in on a little secret: Fashion is a puzzle.
She used jigsaw puzzle pieces as a prominent theme of her fall collection. There was a puzzle print on a pink sleeveless dress, and laser-cut pieces on a black embellished one. A model carried a puzzle-box bag. So who said jigsaws were dull!!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Great new puzzles are arriving...

Yes, the new 2012 stock is starting to arrive. here are just a couple of EDUCA puzzles to wet your appetite. Beer Tunnel 1000 pieces Yes, they are all there, including the New Zealand ones!
L'Arc de Triomphe 1000 pieces The colour in this puzzle is just amazing!