01/29/2011 | Jennifer von Glahn |
To celebrate the grand anniversary of this beautiful site I’ve put together some house warming gifts for that anatomist in your life. Typically year four means gifts of fruit, flowers, or appliances but for this occasion I think we’ll go for something with a bit more personality—because home is where the heart is, literally.
- These crafty bottles of tequila produced by Espolon really would make a great addition to any party. $19.99
- Of all of Etienne Meneau’s creations, the Grand Coeur Carafe is my personal favorite, but with 8 designs to choose from, there’s a style for everyone. Of course, if you’re on a budget, you might be left drooling over your computer screen. €2500 (~$3300).
- This set of tooth brushes from the Curiosity Shoppe will make home cleaning amusing for anyone. Fun fact, each set is handcrafted by blind artisans in Berlin. $80.
- DL&Co. has an entire collection of home goods titled “Momento Mori” (which translates to “remember that you are mortal”). These salad plates will be the start of some good conversations during any meal. Set of 4- 7” Delft plates, $185.
- Urban Outfitters keeps it classy; this glass topped bottle stopper will remind you not to drink yourself to death. Hopefully. $12.
I admit, I really wanted to use the word “oozing” in a headline.
David Klein, the inventor of Jelly Belly (the only edible jelly beans), has created a new anatomically correct gummy heart. And yes, it does ooze out “blood.”
The heart weighs 2.5 pounds and costs $30. This is a great gift idea. Or creepy. Either way, it is cool.
In the future Klein plans to make a gummy foot with a candy gangrene toe and a bleeding nose. Delicious.
AOL News has a brief history on Klein, who is now the subject of a documentary, Candyman: The David Klein Story.
Just in time for Halloween…well, maybe not *just* in time, you can get this heart gelatin mold at Archie McPhee for $5.95.
Get it anyway. Use it next year.
Do you like Dexter? Do you like candy? If you answered yes to either, then you may love Andrea Newberry’s blood slide candy.
Based on Dexter’s habit of keeping a drop of blood from each of his victims, Newberry came up with the idea for her treats. And hey, even if you don’t watch Dexter, it’s totally awesome.
The recipe calls for simple ingredients:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup light corn syrup
- 2 Tbs water
- red food dye
- bamboo skewer or tooth pic
For the full recipe you can go to Newberry’s site forkable. You can also check out her other Halloween recipes, including a brain cake.
Thanks to Dlisted for linking to this awesome skull cake. theCHIVE (go to their site for more pictures) just put up pictures, so I don’t know who made it. Either way it looks delicious. I would want mine with a nice gelatinous filling.