Who needs a Monet or a Picasso when you can have an AquaVista 500?
More precisely, it’s a super-slim, wall-mounted fish tank that doesn’t take up a ton of space. Imagine a plasma TV tuned to a Jacques Cousteau marathon and you get the picture.
The AquaVista is the brainchild of 32-year-old Scott Yen. He thought tropical fish looked really cool in his apartment, but the big, boxy aquarium was damaging his decor.
“The whole concept of AquaVista is to take an everyday product and turn it into a piece of art,” Yen says.
We appreciate art just as much as the next guy. (Our Elvis bobblehead collection speaks for itself.) But couldn’t he have just dumped the fish down the drain and set his screensaver to Aquarium mode?
The 4.5-inch-thick, 26-inch-square AquaVista 500 is made of shatterproof acrylic and retails for $330. It has eight interchangeable backgrounds, such as images of plants and coral, and comes with a selection of frames, just like you’d use for a real painting.
So far, things are going swimmingly for Yen, who racked up $1.5 million in sales last year.
The fish, however, aren’t faring as well. After all, it’s pretty tight squeeze in there.
But what do they care? As long they get fed, they’re happy as clams.
And that’s way better than a trip down the toilet.