Puzzles in daily life
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Jigsaw and puzzle pieces also meet us in our everyday life. On this page we would like to present a small selection.
Puzzle pieces as an everyday object
Puzzle pieces can be used with their special form as an everyday object. In the following example, the cutting die for butter cookies has the shape of a puzzle piece.
Puzzle pieces in the art
Sometimes the puzzle pieces are not visible immediately, so that they can be noticed only after a close look. In the collage "a ghost sleeping in my bed" by the artist David Caspar (Homepage) the impressions of two puzzle pieces were processed.
Puzzle pieces as jewelery
For example, puzzle pieces can also serve as ornaments or decorations. The following figure shows a key pendant made of metal with two jigsaw pieces and the print "YOU" and "ME". The two puzzle pieces can be loosely connected and have no fixed cohesion.
Puzzle parts in postcards/letters
There are different manufacturers which offer jigsaw puzzles for sending as a postcard or mailing. The recipient can assemble the corresponding motif after receipt, in addition the letter can also be attached with a covering letter. Here is an example of a Japanese manufacturer who sells their products under the name "Greeting Puzzle".
Austria, comic stamp blocks: each 4 stamps
- 2012: Madagascar 3 - Flucht durch Europa, Design: David Gruber
- 2013: Halloween, Design: Dominik Gröstlinger
- 2014: Die Biene Maja, Design: Polypod, Studio 100
- 2015: Osterhasen, Design: Dominik Gröstlinger
- 2016: Weihnachten, Design: Dominik Gröstlinger
- 2017: Geburtstagsparty, Design: Dominik Gröstlinger
Puzzle of chocolate
There is no further information available for this jigsaw puzzle, because neither the manufacturer nor the date of expiry nor the ingredients were listed on the box.