New to the Design Milk Shop, WerkShoppe Puzzles wants to connect more people to art – and with each other, one beautifully made puzzle at a time. WerkShoppe founders and expert puzzlers (they’ve made every WerkShoppe puzzle at least once!) Ann Marie and Wayne describe WerkShoppe as an online community first – where emerging and independent artists can collaborate and turn their one-of-a-kind works into creative products that bring people together. It’s the joy of discovering new artists and art’s ability to enrich our lives that WerkShoppe seeks to share with the world. Read on for more reasons to love WerkShoppe and find them in the Design Milk Shop!
Every time you build a WerkShoppe Puzzle, you’re pressing pause on the rush of real life, opting into an experience that’s equal parts fun, challenging, and meditative – all while cultivating a connection to the arts at the same time. Dedicated to their community and the planet, WerkShoppe gives back to artists and art education initiatives with every puzzle sale and uses 100% recycled board and high-quality soy-based inks.
A limitless collection of inspiring colors and stylized imagery, there’s a WerkShoppe puzzle for everyone (discovering your art aesthetic among WerkShoppe’s multitude of offerings is half the fun!). These super giftable hands-on works of art will make a great addition to your walls once complete, too. Here are a few of our favorites!
Palm Springs | 300 Piece Puzzle
Starring original artwork by Andrew Burgess, whose works explore the dynamic between painting, architecture, and paintings’ role as illusions of space – Palm Springs is a study of early 20th century art and design. The puzzles’ modern contrast between the blue, cool tones and warm yellow tones reflects a playful commentary on our desire to create environments using color and light.
Geodes | 1,000 Piece Puzzle
In Geodes, artist Laura Van Horne celebrates her love of mixed media. The abstract work depicts imagery that resembles geodes, human cells, or sea life (what do you see?) and is the product of her experimentation with diverse mediums – from inks and pigments to resins and paints. The colorful and organic abstract shapes in Geodes are as fun to interpret as they are to build.
Spiral Staircases Foiled | 1000 Piece Puzzle
Inspired by the work of M.C. Escher, this new WerkShoppe original features gold foiled accents that take this already stunning puzzle to a whole other level. The puzzles’ otherworldly design depicts an abstract staircase with captivating multicolored tiles that fan out into sea shell like shapes – like a vibrant piece of stained glass!
Morning Light | 1000 Piece Puzzle
This vibrant portrait by Dominik Jasinski uses colorful paint strokes, layered patterns, and thriving floral imagery to honor their close friend. The rich tones, lush greenery, and the beautiful look from the subject in Morning Light breathes life and energy into your space. You’ll love having this one on your wall!
Cat Plant Exchange | 500 Piece Puzzle
This feline-forward artwork by Luka Va is a playful and clever addition to your home. Inspired by our everyday rituals and the inner animal inside us all, Cat Plant Exchange features cat figures embodying human and wild attributes. You’ll discover something new every time you look at this charming puzzle!
Mushroom Garden | 500 Piece Puzzle
Mushroom Garden by Geninne Zlatkis is a modern and whimsical take on the hyper-detailed environmental science illustrations from our youth. Born from Zlatkis’ imaginings of what a secret garden for her birds would look like, this beautiful depiction of colorful birds and the shroom life that surrounds them makes for playful escape.
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