An Artist Turns Stripper Shoes Into Planters

Over at Broadsheet, Tracy Clark-Flory shares the amazing work of artist Rachel Mahlke, who turns stripper shoes into … planters. Yep, you heard right. Mahlke removes the strap over the toe portion of a stripper shoe, drills holes in the platform for drainage, and plants it with cacti or succulents. “Each reclaimed stiletto planter, sold individually, costs in the ballpark of $55 to $80,” Creative Loafing reports. But why stiletto planters? The description for this one says it’s “a stark reminder of how hard it is to … well, to be a woman.” We’re not going to argue with that. [Broadsheet]