👋 Hello!

Our mission is to provide a source of relief from the stress and distractions of modern life.

By encouraging people to step away from their screens and social media, and instead, engage in meditative and relaxing experiences, we hope to promote peace and tranquility.

We are committed to supporting the artists who design these experiences, by sharing revenue and promoting their work.


Additionally, we strive to make a positive environmental impact by planting a tree for every order, with a goal of planting 100,000 trees in areas where they are needed the most.

Enjoy these amazing puzzles that help you relax, improve your mental health and supports artists and the environment 🌎

Will you join us?

The Beginning 🧩

During the pandemic, I hit a point where I couldn't stand to stare at Netflix for one more minute. So, I dusted off a jigsaw puzzle and thought, "why not?" 😂

Lo and behold, hours later, my wife, our daughter, and I were huddled around the table, working on the puzzle together. We were all surprised by how calm and relaxed we felt, which is not a feeling we'd had in, like, forever.

As a Product Designer, this got me thinking: maybe puzzles are the key to world peace? Just kidding (or am I?). But seriously, the experience inspired me to create something special that would help other families experience the same kind of relaxation and fun.

Puzzle Research Time 🤔

Listen, I always thought jigsaw puzzles were just a fun way to pass the time. But it turns out, they're like a miracle cure for stress reduction, increased connection, focus, and even short term memory improvements. There are even studies that suggest they can help fight memory loss and dementia, and boost adult IQ. Who knew?

Apparently, everyone except me! NBA players, soccer stars, and even Kylie Jenner are all on the jigsaw bandwagon. And if that's not enough to convince you, just take a look at Instagram - people are showing off their completed puzzles left and right.

Meeting the 🦖 !

After discovering that one of the most impressive augmented reality experiences anywhere was in Oakland, I had to see it for myself. I wasn't disappointed when this inaminmate suddenly object spring to life; wow! 👀

This beautifully mural can still be found in the parking lot of the awesome Flax Art & Design store in downtown Oakland (and San Francisco); well worth a visit.

Our friend, the augmented reality T-Rex was created by the artist NYCHOS in 2019. Check out the video below to see for yourself. It's worth it, I promise!

Mark and the T-Rex

Ideas and Innovations 💡

I wanted to launch a different kind of puzzle company, so I evaluated everything about puzzles.

Channeling my inner Richard Branson meets James Dyson, what could I do to make Puzzle Tubes innovative to deliver something truly different to the millions of avid puzzlers worldwide?

Augmented Reality

Well, you know that feeling when you're almost done with a puzzle, and you're like, "nooooo, don't end!"? Well, imagine if that last piece was just the beginning of a whole new adventure.

Instead, with Puzzle Tubes, you get a mind-blowing 3D AR experience that brings your puzzle to life. Boom.

And the best part? You can even frame it (4x6) and show it off to all your friends and family.

Easy Border Finder

Time to tackle the most crucial part of any puzzle: finding those sneaky edge pieces.

I came up with a cool solution - a sparkling pattern that screams, "Hey, look at me! I'm an edge piece!"

It's like a treasure hunt, but instead of gold, you're searching for the holy grail of puzzles - the border pieces. Say goodbye to endless searching and hello to lightning-fast assembly!

Giving Back 💚

As a designer, I have a keen eye for the arts, and let's face it, these times are tough for our creative friends out there. So, I thought, why not team up and bring a little bit of their magic into your everyday life? It's like having your very own personal art genie to grant all your aesthetic wishes.

And speaking of wishes, have you ever heard of Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) "forest bathing"? It's this fancy Japanese term that means soaking in the goodness of nature, like taking a bath in the forest (without the bubbles, unfortunately).

Whenever I'm feeling stressed, I like to hike around the gorgeous San Francisco Bay area, and now, with these partnerships, I can give back to nature in my own little way.

🌲🌳 Planting 100,000 Trees 🌳🌲

Listen up, puzzle pals, because this is some seriously cool info that'll make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Did you know that a hundred trees can rid the air of 53 tons of carbon dioxide and 430 pounds of other pollutants a year? That's like nature's own superhero squad cleaning up our messes! And speaking of superheroes, our partners over at One Tree Planted are doing some pretty amazing work in planting trees across the globe.

We're talking over 40 million trees in 47 countries - that's like a forest the size of a small country! And get this - in 2021, they more than doubled their impact from the previous year, planting a whopping 23.5 million trees. Now that's some serious tree-planting power, folks!

Peaceful Puzzling! ☮️