An ant grinder to transform reluctancy to eat insects into new exciting flavors to taste.
Myrm is an exploration of adaptive lifestyle design with more traditional materiality. As we move into an age where alternative protein sources are more widely adopted, our utensils and servers will adapt to the change in tandem. This tool is meant to transform the perception entomophagy. The ants are ground into the body of the tool itself, breaking them down to activate the flavors and look more like black sesame or nori. By grinding the ants, citrus flavor notes and antioxidants are activated and released. The accompanying etched brass book further outlines the etymology and benefits of ants in our diet.