British Artist Recycles Tampons Into a Halter-Top “Period” Piece

by , 02/22/11

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While we try our best here at Inhabitat to incorporate clever wording and literary finesse into our posts, there isn’t much we can say about this piece except “Yes, that is a halter top made out of tampons.” [Insert witty period-related joke here]. The brainchild of UK-based artist Walter Raes, the ultra-feminine halter is the result of Walter’s friends challenging his claims that if they gave him any object, he could make them wear it. Bloody interesting, if you ask us!


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  1. lazyreader February 23, 2011 at 7:36 am

    I get it, ”period piece”. But we all know this art will only be famous for five days then die.

  2. mualpha February 22, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    and that would be gross.

  3. scuffedshoes February 22, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    ssasser is correct. It’d only be recycling if they were used.

  4. mp2526 February 22, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Yes, lets hope they meant re-purposed rather than recycled.

  5. LaymanRecyclist February 22, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    In response to ssasser: I would really, REALLY hope this was not an example of recycling. However, I feel like it is pretty wasteful because I mean really, who is going to wear that? Think of all of those boxes of tampons that were used to make this. It’s wasteful.

  6. ssasser April 18, 2010 at 10:38 am

    This is not RECYCLING. It is using a product creatively in a manner that is different from its intended use.

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