I am loving this 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle created by Clemens Habicht made up of 1000 different colors. With each tile being a separate color, your task is to place each color in the correct relation to every other color. The puzzle is said to be more intuitive than a regular jigsaw puzzle, as you have a real sense of where each piece belongs.
The idea came from enjoying the subtle differences in the blue of a sky in a particularly brutal jigsaw puzzle, I found that without the presence of image detail to help locate a piece I was relying only on an intuitive sense of colour, and this was much more satisfying to do than the areas with image details.
What is strange is that unlike ordinary puzzles where you are in effect redrawing a specific picture from a reference you have a sense of where every piece belongs compared to every other piece. There is a real logic in the doing that is weirdly soothing, therapeutic, it must be the German coming out in me. As each piece clicks perfectly into place, just so, it’s a little win, like a little pat on the back.
The first edition sold out in just 72 hours but you can pre-order the second edition puzzle, which retails for $40 AUS, here.