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This Puzzle Box Forged Entirely From Metal is Incredible

Coffer is an ambitious project by metalsmith Seth Gould that took 2 years to complete. Made from wrought iron, pure iron, steel and brass; every piece of this puzzle box was handmade by Gould down to the screws and springs. Gould, who received his BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing Design, began working on the Coffer during the first year of his residency at the Penland School of Craft. In the wonderfully shot film below by Jesse Beecher, you can see just how exquisite this puzzle box truly is. For a…

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An Infinity Earth Puzzle With No Edges or Fixed Shape (12 Photos)

Puzzle by Nervous System Nervous System has designed this incredible 442-piece, infinity puzzle of Earth with no edges or fixed shape. Infinitely configurable, this puzzle is based on photographs from NASA’s Earth Observatory and transformed into an area-preserving icosahedral map projection with the topology of a sphere. Made from laser cut, custom birch plywood, this amazing puzzle is available by Nervous System directly on their website. Learn more about the puzzle design below. For a more detailed explanation of the design check out this blog post by Nervous System. [via…

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Jigsaw Puzzle Mashups by Tim Klein (9 Photos)

Tim Klein is an American artist based in Vancouver, Washington who enjoys creating ‘puzzle montages’, a fun and obscure art form that uses pieces from various jigsaw puzzles to create new and quirky mashups. Klein says he was inspired by the work of art professor Mel Andringa, whom he credits as the pioneer. He says he first read about his work in a magazine article from 1988. Klein adds: Jigsaw puzzle companies tend to use the same cut patterns for multiple puzzles. This makes the pieces interchangeable. As a result,…

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