I Heart Guts is packing up and moving to a new home on the internet, and the time has come for this blog to pack its bags and move to our new digs: http://iheartguts.com/blog. Please come visit and check out the new I Heart Guts website while you’re at it. If you’ve linked to our blog, please re-link to the new one so you can keep posted on innards and such. If you haven’t met your organs yet, maybe now is the time.
These fabulous innard merit badges are the work of Mary Yeager, and were on view at Gallery Hanahou in New York. Supah cute. Check out the detail on that intestine! [Thanks, Tristy!]
Cover your body with some of these cool anatomy-related shirts, by Young Lovers at left, organ donor awareness tees (they say “I have the guts…” cute…maybe they should make “future organ donor” shirts too, to be extra creepy.) by Mats Ottdal, and one-of-a-kind patchwork anatomy tunic by takeaholiday on etsy.
We were lucky enough to be invited to the Cute + Dangerous show at seven degrees gallery, a show of fabulous cuteness that opens this Friday. The first 50 people to attend are eligible to win AMAZING STUFF, they are giving away an incredible collection of adorable stuff from the likes of StrangeCo, Meomi, Jon Burgerman, Love Triangle, Fred Flare and more! But enough of that crass commercialism — you’re there to see the art, right? Details, schmetails: seven degrees gallery, 891 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach, CA. Opening is June 12, 2009, 8 pm – 1 am.
This giant book Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery is 714 pages of body parts as envisioned by Taschen, one of the finest publishers of books on art, graphic design, architecture, pop culture and other quirkery. If you are an anatomy nut, you will find the gorgeous detail of the book’s intricate full color plates very satisfying indeed. Just look at the veins on that brain! And so that’s what a cross-section of the spine would look like! Also interesting in Taschen’s catalog: Aesthetic Surgery, all about, well, trying to improve on what nature gave ya. It’s out of stock, but you can still look at the fascinating and sometimes grotesque pictures.
There’s a great exhibition of disgusting bodily functions called “Grossology” at Health & Science Museum in Houston, Texas, right now. I have been dying to see this traveling exhibition — all about farts, poo, vomit, snot and other wonderful bodily fluids and functions — for a very long time. I’m sad to tell you on a recent trip to Texas I missed seeing it, as well as “You: The Exhibit,” all about your body — but you should go! Also very cool in Houston right now (actually, the AC was broken when we went, so I should use another adjective there) — Domy Books! [photo via Texas Medical Center]
I hadn’t watched this segment from Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex* But Were Afraid To Ask in a while and forgot how ridiculously funny it is. For some reason the fettucine coming down into the stomach cracks me up the most.
We’re all slowly dying anyway, why not read all about it in this wonderful book by Knock Knock? The Complete Manual of Things That Might Kill You helps you stay awake nights filled with fear that an anvil will drop on your head, the swine flu will find its way into your system, or that fifth donut will be the end of ya.
Our When Urine Love kidney shirt is now available in fun new colors — a teal shirt with gold and purple ink. We hope you like our homage to early 90s color-combo! The original color is back in stock in all sizes, too, for those of you waiting forever for a reprint.