Some people like the challenge. For others, it’s a way to unwind after a hectic day. Whatever the reason, jigsaw puzzles have a lot of fans. Die-hard fans include Tatler's Deputy Features Editor Annabel Sampson and Harper's Bazaar Commissioning Editor Charlotte Brook, who ever-so-kindly featured Rest In Pieces in their column The Good Stuff in Idler magazine's latest edition #83 TV Royalty.
The Good Stuff
Our regular register of booming businesses by Annabel Sampson and Charlotte Brook
Piece of Mind
Rest in Pieces is the idyllic name of a group of UK jigsaw enthusiasts who design puzzles that make you want to stop and clock-off for a while. The RIP ethos very much aligns with the Idler's, with entries on their news blog The Puzzle Times ranging from instructive tips on treating rest as a skill, essays on how beneficial jigsaws are for mental health and an A-Z of celebrity puzzlers.
They also offer a guide to a dating app where you can reveal the face of your future love by solving a jigsaw. But if like us you'd rather keep things analogue, we recommend spending a happy afternoon working on one of RIP's divine 1,000-piecers. Star Wars and Botticelli's Venus are two favourites - or for beginners, the cosmic cross-section Red Agate has a mere 159 pieces.
Slow down. Have fun. Live well. Idler is more than just a magazine. Idler is a community of curious, enquiring individuals who are looking for fun and fulfilment. Emma Thompson described the Idler as "better than drugs".
“The Idler offers me the chance to learn about everything that really matters and a respite from what we are told really matters – like working hard”- Dominic West
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