Meet your body all over again in our newly updated About Your Guts page! Get acquainted with some of our fabulous new characters, all toiling tirelessly inside your body right now — your inner ear, the colon, and the place where we all got our first meal — the placenta!
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Enjoy our action-packed gutsy new sticker sets, Have You Got Guts? and These Glands Are Your Glands, each with 14 stickers for just $7 bucks each! Outdoor-quality 3.25″ vinyl stickers are perfect for your water bottle, your car, or your friend’s car! Ridiculous illustrated versions of the heart, liver, lungs, bladder, brain, uterus, kidneys, intestine, pancreas, stomach, spleen, and gallbladder along with our usual groan-inducing puns. Includes bonus eyeball and skin stickers! Great way to share the magic of the body with friends or your kids. Even if you forgot what the spleen does, our silly drawings will help jog your memory (if you need more help, there’s always Google).
The gland sticker set contains super silly illustrated versions of the thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, hypothalamus, pineal, sebaceous, testicle, prostate, ovary, mammary, salivary gland, sweat gland, adrenals, and thymus. These might be the weirdest stickers you ever own. Get ‘em both, stick them in a blank book and voila, instant anatomy primer for preschoolers!
It took blood, sweat, and, yes, a few tears, to put together a real honest-to-goodness paper I Heart Guts wholesale catalog and here it is, ready to go to the New York International Gift Fair in January, our first show of the year. We’re actually at booth #30002 in “New York’s Newest” at Pier 92, which is sort of a holding-zone for new people at the show. Anyway, I’m excited to finally have a real catalog, so if your retail store needs one, contact us and we’ll mail you one! It’s even sorta semi-educational, you can learn a little bit about the thymus and other wonderful glands on the lapel pin page!
Come see your guts in Manhattan next weekend! We will be shilling guts (and raffling off some stuff, too) and enjoying being back in our ye olde stomping grounds during the Bust Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair. Can’t wait to see what all the East Coast craft mafia has been doing and sample some of the yummy foods! Highlights from the show: free goodie bags for the first 300 peeps with stuff from sponsors like Blue Q and Modcloth; Fang skirt by New York Couture, baked goods by You’ll Eat It and Like It; embroidered can-tab coasters by Thimbletop, hilarious greeting cards by McBittersons Tasteless Wares, and star chef Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune will be there to sign her new book, Blood, Bones and Butter. The dirty details: May 21st at 82 Mercer in Soho between Spring and Broome. 11am-8pm and only $3 bucks to get in! Come and visit us, we’d love to see you!
They’re stocking candy canes at the grocery store, and our local Bed Bath & Beyond’s got plush singing rabbis (I’m not making this up), so that must mean the holidays are near. Gearing up for the holiday season before Thanksgiving fills me with disgust, but being the gut-monger I am, I suppose I must jump aboard the holiday retail bandwagon and remind you to check out our Gutsy Gift Guide. It’ll tell you what to buy if your best friend is getting a mammogram, or just the thing for your diabetic brother. There’s even a sebaceous gland lapel pin for that diligent cosmotologist who got rid of all those zits for ya. Our handy list will help you find just what the doctor ordered for that marvelous nurse, amazing pediatrician, or that special medical student in your life. So take two lapel pins and call us in the morning.
Things were so fun around the show, I forgot to tell you about the fun we had in our booth! One woman, an M.D., was checking out the glands and remarked of the testicle, “He looks like he has kind of an epidydimis combover.” Hilarious. A midwife-in-training popped by our booth to get some Womb Service tees, and her friend said, all of a sudden, “I have two uteruses. And two cervixes!” So we spent the next five minutes wondering if she could have two pregnancies and two different times, what about two periods? Fascinating. Can you imagine? It turns out that , yes you can have two separate pregnancies in two uteruses. I also got a chance to meet Katrina, who blogs about tees on T-shirts Around the Internet, she was super nice, and it was great to meet her in person!
Believe it or not, the guts have a tough time getting into hospital gift shops. Maybe 90% of the time we approach a store and show ‘em the guts, the buyer offers us little more than an expression of total disgust and annoyance. One buyer at the Cedars Sinai hospital gift shop in Los Angeles asked me, “Why would someone who had a kidney transplant wanna wear a kidney?” I replied, “Um, uh, er…Because they have a weird sense of humor?” So we are especially grateful to UCSF hospital gift shop for going out on a limb and taking I Heart Guts into their store. Thanks, guys, for not being afraid of being freaky! Hopefully the gutsy goods will go home into the hands of some wonderful San Franciscans — and perhaps a nurse or doctor or two — after all, 75% of hospital gift shop sales are to people who work in the hospital (okay, okay, maybe they’re just grabbing a candy bar, but it’s true).