FRAMEicariums may be an awkward name, but so too is the odd juxtaposition of chipped and faded vintage paintings with ants and sand trapped between them on a glass cover. Reusing retro artwork that would otherwise be discarded, these designs play on a combination of classic ideas of art, modern found objects and dynamic natural forces.
This ant farm was designed by Hugh Hayden and Katie Vitale for BKLYN Designs, and uses a salvaged photo frame to display a real-life ant-farm. The name, FRAMEicarium, comes from the word formicarium or ant farm. Plexiglas is wedged between the frame and punctured to allow for air and feeding holes.