by Marisa Marcantonio

The honeycomb pattern has been nature's inspiration for ages. Like bees to honey, the intricate surface detail draws us in with it's multi - faceted angles and mesmerizing repetition. Chip away...

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Facets make every angle different, more complex. Honeycomb- patterned hammered brass in Surevolution's Champagne Bucket from Vivre provides a tactile, rich surface. Areas are rubbed away to reveal a flash of brass underneath a black finish.

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My fascination for Ted Meuhling's artistic hand at Steuben never seems to wane. His Tortoise series from 2007 became an instant classic. The Full Cut Decanter shines as light plays off every hand - cut facet.

Inspired by an upturned Tortoise shell, his glimmering crystal bowl seems to have inspired other designs. But isn't that the sincerest form of flattery?

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Get the most out of your Mac with these gorgeous, icy Harman Kardon speakers. The cooler they look, the cooler you seem.

The crystal artisans at Prague's Artel Glass created the Glacier Vase with a wavy cut top and kinetic surface.

Alexandra Von Furstenberg's Nut-n-Bowl has the clarity and faceting of the Hope Diamond. Clear acrylic is polished to perfection in an octagonal shape.

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Thomas O'Brien's Devon Table Lamp for Visual Comfort has a classic column base with clean lines.