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. The atlas, published in 8 volumes in the mid-1800s, was two decades in the making, a collaboration between surgeon Jean Baptiste Marc Bourgery and illustrator Nicolas Henri Jacob. 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. You can even send this mouth image as an e-card.
Oh, how I love cute teeth! My personal obsession with teeth perhaps began in earnest with a page of kawaii Japanese teeth stickers, and was later compounded by tooth fairy Princess Tina. Later, my friend Tiffany made a short film, entitled "The Wrong Toothbrush," about a time I had a toothbrush mishap (you'll just have to watch it, won't you?). Add to that the fact that teeth are not even organs to the many reasons I should not make anything tooth-related. However, we HAD TO MAKE TEETH, so here we introduce a toothy trio, incisor, cuspid and molar, all together on a "Flossin' Ain't Just For Gangstas" cardboard backing. Hopefully you will like these too!
Folks have been requesting teeth lately, so we are working on a special tooth pin -- let us know which phrase is your fave to go with those bicuspids and we'll put the winner on the packaging. Personally, I am stuck between "Flossin' Ain't Just For Gangstas," a ridiculous slogan we love submitted to us ages ago by a hilarious dental student, and "Tell Me The Tooth!" Pick your fave and may the tooth prevail.