Honeycomb

• Nicolas Dory’s photograph of a Wasp and Its Nest.

• These Apartments designed by Ofis Architects adapted the hexagonal shape of a honeycomb to a human hive. The three-dimensional structure staggers the balconies, creating shade and privacy in a cramped space. Perforated sides ventilate the balcony in the Mediterranean climate.

• Lesley and Ellen’s Stained Glass allows a golden glow to pass through its hexagons.

This Cuff by Paradigm Shift Jewelry recreates the organic, uneven edge of a honeycomb in its natural state.

• Vivienne Tam’s Spring 2013 Collection combined the five elements of Chinese cosmology with a modern, geometric aesthetic.

• This Cup with Molded Honeycomb Pattern dates back to seventh to tenth century Iraq. Despite the cracks and bruises, the surface is richly iridescent.

• Lisa’s Honeycomb Cups are a modern (and cheaper) alternative to an ancient pattern.

• This green Apatite resembles crystallized, crumbling honey.

• Jennifer’s Wine Cork Clusters compose a hexagon from corks tied together with dark green ribbon.

• Ayaka Nishi’s Jewelry takes inspiration from natural forms, balancing the strict geometry of a honeycomb with the delicacy of insect wings and spider webs.

• The Honeycomb Cuff by September Room plays with hexagonal structures in brass and enamel.

• These Timber Alexander Tiles by Giles Miller creates a multi-dimensional surface in all shades of brown.

• While Paul Klee was teaching at the Bauhaus in the 1920s, he painted this Crystalline Landscape to complement his interest in theorizing color relationships.

• Keith’s Wall Clock is a honeycomb lattice that casts shadows on the wall throughout the day.

• Soo An’s Hexagon Ring has a strip of neon to brighten up the brass.

• Matt & Amie’s Honeycomb Puzzle is laser-cut from sustainable Oak. It looks easy but may prove to be quite a challenge!

• Paul’s Apis Habilis Vase translates to “tool using bee,” a tribute to the symbiotic relationship between humans and bees.