Archive for the 'anatomy' Category

Merit Badges for Guts

June 15, 2009


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!]


Cute + Dangerous

June 11, 2009

raffle_headerWe 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.

Big ol’ Body Book

June 11, 2009

page_xl_bourgery_anatomy_01_0705301847_id_13424This 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.

Absolutely Icky

June 11, 2009

MuseumGrossologyExhibitThere’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]

For the Hypochondriac in Your Life

May 29, 2009

50001_CoverdisplayWe’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.

Urine For a Treat

May 28, 2009

tee-whenurinelove-teal2Our 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.

Gutsy Giveaway!

May 27, 2009

win-free-gutsThe  Tokyo Bunnie blog (the home blog of the marvelously adorable company Bored Inc.) is sponsoring an I Heart Guts giveaway starting today! Go forth and click to get first dibs on a free plush heart, gland sticker pack, plus testicle and ovary pins! Woooo hooo!

Unforgettable Transplant

May 21, 2009

Picture 10Natalie Cole got a new kidney in a successful kidney transplant last Tuesday, Reuters has reported. Cole had been undergoing dialysis three times a day to treat Hepatitis C, even as she toured to promote her new album, “Still Unforgettable.” The nine-time Grammy winning singer admits she probably got to disease from drug use over 30 years ago. Let’s hope that kidney is everlasting! [photo courtesy Reuters]

Pin The Prostate on the Donkey

May 13, 2009

iheartguts-wholesale-092We are extremely excited about our new organ and gland lapel pins, so much so, in fact, that I’m writing about them again. Though you would appreciate seeing them all together and labeled and such. We’re gonna have to play a round of “Pin the Pituitary on the Body” around here. Actually, that could be really fun…

Voting Is Sexy

May 13, 2009

Picture 2The kiddie section of Apartment Therapy has a poll going on with our guts right now — are plush organs hot or not? This seems like an odd question to put to stuffed plushies, posed, as it often is, to partially clothed women trying to look like Paris Hilton and shirtless dudes. Anyway, as of 9:45 PST, 25 people think guts are hot — “much more fun than a stuffed bunny and educational” — and 5 people say the guts are “not really something to snuggle up with.” Anyway, vote if you feel like it.