Indian Garden Puzzle by Bodil Jane
When Ordinary Habit first laid eyes on Bodil Jane’s vibrant vision of India, we knew its dreamy details would make the perfect puzzle. Stimulating, transporting, and purposefully designed to be easy on the eyes and fingertips.
Dutch illustrator Bodil Jane works from a small mezzanine studio in Amsterdam-West where she creates detailed and colorful illustrations. Her work is often female-focused, featuring women that are unapologetically themselves. Around these characters, Bodil builds a delicate level of detail through ornaments. It’s a characteristic she puts down to her love of collecting, regularly visiting busy environments such as flea markets and botanical gardens for inspiration. In particular, this design explores her love and appreciation for Indian miniature paintings.
“As a child I was obsessed with India, completely moved by everything about it. I grew up in Haarlem, Netherlands – not a very big or diverse city, but our neighbours were from India and their daughter became one of my best friends. I used to think I wasn’t allowed to make art inspired by India because I’d never visited the country. I’ve never been there, mainly because I’m so scared of flying, but I feel differently since finding out that Vincent van Gogh was inspired by Japanese culture, and made so much art without ever visiting. It’s magical how you can make a country sort of personal by imagining what it might be like.” — Bodil Jane
- 500 piece puzzle
- Completed Size: 16” x 20”
- Box Size: 9 ½” x 7 ¾”
- Pieces finished with a soft-touch, glare-free coating
- Drawstring cloth bag and artwork postcard included
- Made with recycled materials
Ordinary Habit was founded with a simple purpose: to create artful objects, designed to be both fun and functional, that would help people access habitual moments of calm and connectedness. Founders Teresa and Echo Hopkins, a mother-daughter duo, believed in the transformative nature of something perfectly ordinary: daily play. They set out to create a debut product that would be simple to use, beautiful to look at, and easy to transport: a series of limited edition jigsaw puzzles that would function as both reason to gather together with friends and as an escape for individuals in search of quietude.
Ordinary Habit is building a company focused on the belief that cultivating mindfulness is essential to bring about indelible change. In continued support of their mission, they will be donating on a monthly basis to groups that support the emotional and mental wellness of Black and marginalized communities. As a start, Ordinary Habit donates to The Loveland Foundation, which brings opportunity and healing to Black women and girls.