What’s all the buzz about? Real estate is going up in the bee world, thanks to Norwegian architecture and design firm Snøhetta. These “beehive condos,” currently perched on top of the Vulkan Bigård project at Mathallen, are giving our little winged friends a sweet place to stay in the city. The natural wooden structures are carved with an all-over honeycomb pattern. While it’s unlikely that bees care about the frills, the eye-catching design is a perk for beekeepers and might inspire more city-dwellers to get involved in urban apiary.

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Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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