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Artist Rachel Mahlke Upcycles Stiletto Heels into Funky, Feminist Planters

by , 01/23/11

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Toe-pinching platforms may not be your bag, but wait until you see what Bay Area artist Rachel Mahlke has done with these sky-high stilettos. Pressed to save a friend’s old heels from dumpster doom, Mahlke was roused to transform the cast off pieces into charming planters with a thought-provoking message. Hand-crafted and then dubbed everything from the “Pinup’s Revenge” to the “50-Foot Woman,” Mahlke’s planters perfectly embody her “femme-feminist” credo. Jump ahead for more details on her inspring process!

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