Introducing our first issue of PieceHouse Post, featuring an exclusive interview with Karen Walker, all about the amazingness of puzzles, a spotlight on some incredible New Zealand artists and much more!
Do you know the 10 surprising perks of puzzling? We dive into these big benefits of these small pieces, these include mental exercise, improve visual-spatial reasoning, greater attention to detail, improve memory, improve problem solving ability, increased productivity, better collaboration and teamwork, better mood, decrease stress levels and enhances patience and persistence.
PieceHouse's top picks to elevate one's lifestyle. Here are our recommended products for the gifting season.
Why the humble jigsaw is making a not-so-puzzling comeback with its serious mental health benefits. In a world inundated with digital noise, a quiet revolution is taking place. It's one that doesn't involve algorithms, endless notifications, endless scrolling, or gram-worthy snaps of your brunch. Instead, it promotes addictively mindful moments, order amongst the chaos, hours of screen-free family fun, and a challenge over which you can most definitely prevail. Puzzled?
Our friends at Ārepa are fellow advocates for mental health. Ārepa tells us about the 10 protocols to take care of your brain as when your brain works better, you work better.
In a corporate landscape saturated with predictable gifts, finding a truly unique and memorable token of appreciation and a gift that is alcohol free can be a challenge. Look no further than our PieceHouse Puzzle Hampers; thoughtfully curated for the perfect puzzle experience. This non-alcoholic gift idea is unique by combining entertainment with some New Zealand made goodies, making it an ideal choice for corporate clients.
With a cult international following and collections stocked in more than 1,000 stores in over 40 countries, Karen Walker is undoubtedly New Zealand’s most famous fashion export. She’s a self-confessed lover of creating order out of chaos and mixing pragmatism with eccentricity – both of which apply to her prowess as a fashion designer and her love of a good puzzle. We talk to Karen Walker about the inspiration behind the design of her Runaway Stamps puzzle, how she prioritises wellbeing in her day and, of course, delve into her love affair with the humble puzzle.
Christmas is fast approaching, and with it comes the delightful task of choosing the perfect gifts for our loved ones. This year, consider thinking outside the box – or rather, inside a box filled with pieces of creativity and fun. Puzzles, often overlooked in the world of gift-giving, are gems waiting to be discovered. Here's why puzzles make an exceptional and thoughtful Christmas present...
Lisa specialises in highly polished photorealistic paintings and picturesque colour illustrations reminiscent of 1950s printed travel posters. Her work blends considered composition, technical competence and refined painting skills that embody the authentic connections she makes with the locations represented.