Sword swallowers, fire-eaters, giants, midgets, fat ladies, tattooed ladies, bearded ladies— Johnny Meah has painted them all in
Montblanc is offering Americans an exquisite means of exercising their freedom of expression.
At the end of the 18th century, George Washington planted 13 chestnut trees—one for each colony—between his mother’s and sister’
During World War I, as fighting spread to northern Italy, the 15th-century Villa Cà Erizzo Luca in Bassano del Grappa became a b
Paulo Coelho has received the pen makers’ version of a Pulitzer: a pen honoring one of his books.
Dick Coen hunted ducks before he hunted antique duck decoys.
Nicholas Brawer (www.nicholasbrawer.com) began his career as
Each Beretta Gallery site—from New York to London to Paris—was chosen specifically for its locale, and also for the influx of internationa
If you’re familiar with Joel Oppenheimer’s gallery of natural history art in Chicago, you likely would expect a similar environment and sh
Although Faber-Castell’s history spans more than 250 years, the German maker of pens and pencils continues to innovate.
Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson is the J.D.
On the afternoon of November 26, 1922, a small group descended a flight of 16 steps that led below ground to a plain stone-and-p
After struggling for years as a fiction writer, Jonathan Kellerman struck gold with When the Bough Breaks, the first of his novels starrin
The Asian decorative art of maki-e is an ancient one, involving intricate designs created from thin layers of gold dust (or othe
David Oscarson, the irreverent St. Louis pen maker, is known to produce designs based on themes such as the Mayan apocalypse.
Jack Row—a 26-year-old goldsmith in Birmingham, England—made his debut in the luxury pen market last year with Architect, a coll
Entering Kunstkammer Georg Laue is akin to walking into the 16th-century library of a learned nobleman or eccentric scholar.
An unshakable desire to possess what divine providence or the dictates of overzealous lawmakers would deny us is a peculiarly American tra
When an exceptionally rare camera commands a record-setting sum, the sale usually takes place through Vienna-based WestLicht Pho
Andrew Jackson demonstrated that he was indeed "a man of the people"—and not another member of the Eastern elite who had been el
With a modest two-paned window display framed by a dark blue facade, the Map House (
First-time patrons of Bauman Rare Books (www.baumanrarebooks.com
Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin, which first found success in the mid-1800s manufacturing marine chronometers, celebrated its nau
Craig Sopin assumed the upcoming 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic would boost demand for the ocean liner’s m
Jack Row Exclusive Writing Instruments debuted its inaugural design, Architect (
Before Heritage Auctions acquired the estate of Garth Montgomery Williams, Ed Jaster—a senior vice president at the auction hous
A Swedish firearms maker that has produced limited-edition hunting rifles displaying design themes ranging from the Vikings to E
Seattle-based sports equipment manufacturer K2 has produced top-of-the-line skis for the last four decades, and this year it has teamed up
Caps shaped liked a feminine neckline and engraved with the double-G royal monogram reference the inspiration for the Mo
In the early 20th century, Japanese fountain pen maker Namiki was faced with a dilemma; merchants proudly displayed the c