Kelly Gale Amen. I've loved (no, make that LOVED -- like a tween loves Bieber, like an elbow patch loves Proust) his mind-expanding, space-bending furniture for years. Now that I've met the guy, I understand why these pieces bring such a strong vibe of joy into the spaces they inhabit. He's a fabulously styled force for good in Houston and the universe. Pictured here, an art bed created in collaboration with Texas Children's Hospital cancer patients and their siblings. Click here to visit the KGA interior gallery and be agog.
Earlier this week, Colleen and I went to see "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", the extraordinary movie based on a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I loved it. Colleen not s'much. (I was sitting there choked in tears at the end of the three hour film, so I only vaguely remember her saying something about "watching paint dry.") I want to see it again, so I'm trying to get the Gare Bear to go with me this weekend, but I won't be surprised if he reacts the same way Colleen did. The movie is long. And odd. It requires patience and a complete suspension of disbelief that modern audiences simply aren't trained for, so you've got to be in the right mood for it. The same is true of the short story, though the story and script have very little in common -- at least superficially. The story is very Fitzgerald (though it's not an example of his best writing, IMHO), and the setting -- Baltimore during the industrial revolution, Spanish Americ