Trendspotting: Honeycomb

Bees are in the news, so it’s totally understandable that bees and bee things should emerge as a garden trend. Recently I saw a wonderful hose pot in a garden I was visiting and have tried to no avail to find it.

Beehive hose pot

Image via  Miss Trixies Favorite Things

So that leads to honeycomb.  Artist Laura Kramer’s crystal encrusted wasp combs were on display when I was last at ABC Carpet and Home. Once I saw them, I started seeing honeycomb patterns everywhere.  I don’t think it’s just the power of suggestion…

Image via ABC Carpet and Home

Honeycomb patterns have been happening in fashion and interior design for a while so why not gardens?

Gucci Beehive dress

Top image via Gucci , bottom image  via CamPierce

It’s a small idea that can add nature’s geometry to traditional or contemporary garden styles. The pattern can apply to tiles, trellises, fabric and rugs, and even furniture.  A few ideas…

Honeycomb chair

Honeycomb wire chair above via Terrain.  Honeycomb modular wall trellis via Flora below. (These are available at  Jungle, BTW)

Honeycomb wall trellis

Old is new, and honeycomb hexagonal terracotta tiles are right on trend.  The yellow outdoor fabric sports a variation on the theme.  And the turf tiles in the very bottom image of a small Paris garden via (translated)  The Yellow House on the Beach are an original take on honeycomb.

Terra cotta honeycomb

Turf honecomb tiles

If you want more ideas, I’ve assembled a Pinterest board just for honeycomb inspiration.

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4 Responses to Trendspotting: Honeycomb

  1. commonweeder says:

    As a former beekeeper I love all things bee, honey and comb. Is there something about natural biological shapes that makes them particularly appealing?

  2. Susan aka Miss. R says:

    Pat– I think there’s something compelling design wise in just about everything in natural world. The natural geometry of honeycomb and its ‘modular’ capabilities make it very easy to interpret in a wide range of situations…including garden design.

  3. Rebekah says:

    I have a friend that just shot a honeycomb wedding, and I loved it! Such a creative way to bring nature into a celebration.

  4. Cool stuff! I like the honeycombed grass at the bottom. Neat effect!

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