Founded by friends Nicola Caras and Lauren Seeman, the company started with a mission to make beautiful puzzles with fun illustrations, stunning photographs and pastel-hued creations – before branching out into other gift products, such as diamond art kits, pretty Rubik’s cubes, Guess Who-inspired games and more.
With its new quarterly subscription service, you can get any two of the puzzles, kits or games every three months, so you won’t run out of things to do at home.
Diamond art – what Journey of Something calls its “sparkling art kits” – involves sticking coloured jewels onto a pattern, similar to paint-by-numbers but with more of a mosaic effect. And rather than using the same old solid colours, the art cubes feature beautiful illustrations and artworks on each side – you twist and turn it like a Rubik’s cube to finish each piece.
As for the Guess Who games, there’s Guess the Politician, with the likes of Jacinda Ardern, Nelson Mandela, Donald Trump and Arnold Schwarzenegger (yes, really), as well as a version with Mozart, Freddie Mercury, Amy Winehouse, John Lennon and Whitney Houston called Guess the Musician – both featuring pretty illustrations rather than boring photos.
Then, of course, there are the puzzles: 1000-piece stunners handsome enough to frame (and Journey of Something does sell frames for them), nostalgic 500-piece head-scratchers, and even some breezy 42-piece sets to get you warmed up.
A subscription gets you two new products every quarter, with a total of $350 worth of products by the end of the year. It costs $70 quarterly or $280 for the year upfront. If you already own a number of Journey of Something products, the team will do its best to accommodate requests and make sure you don’t get a repeat.
And if you’re only interested in the puzzles, there’s a separate subscription service that’ll send you a new 1000-piece puzzle every month for a year.