When every display space in the house is occupied by artworks, Brigitte Micmacker, co-owner of A New Leaf Gallery in Berkeley, Calif., offers
Earlier this summer, Thailand’s Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn sent an e-mail to the Accompagnement, Conseils link he found at
It has been 20 years since 11 unknown architects (Michael Graves and Aldo Rossi among them) introduced elegant silver tea and coffee sets
Andy Warhol may have had a taste for Campbell’s soup, but his legacy lends itself to a heightened culinary experience at De la Tierra restaur
Sometimes the marks of quality are obvious: the radiance of a diamond or the sheen of a mink coat.
Kari Nieminen’s first name reflects his Viking ancestry, but the 43-year-old Finn rose to prominence through his mastery of an ax very dif
Baths usually are not newsworthy events, but the announcement last fall that Michelangelo’s David would have its first in 130 years made head
Collectors of Montblanc (800.995.4810) limited edition Patron of the Arts 4810 fountain pens have a chance to acquire the ones that got away.
The moderately sized, Art Deco–inspired Loiminchay Opus represents a departure from the pen maker’s previous collections of extra-large pens
One of Italy’s oldest and most respected pen companies pays homage to Venice with the $850 limited edition Omas Emozioni di Carnevale (the em
Although antiques are often functional, few were originally designed as professional-quality tools.
Contrary to popular opinion that has undoubtedly been perpetuated by Britain’s climate, the English did not invent the umbrella.
The latest limited edition fountain pen from Marlen, a 21-year-old Italian company renowned for the smooth operation of its writing instrumen
During the Renaissance, in an age before the advent of the museum, Europe’s learned noblemen competed to amass the rarest and most provocativ
A few years ago, Peter Galassi, head of the photography department at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, decided to deaccession a number of pho
When the London office of Sotheby’s hired Robert Bowman in 1978, it did more than rescue him from accounting school; it introduced him to the
James Roundell gained more than expertise in Impressionist and modern paintings during his 22 years at the London office of Christie’s.
The company reputed to have made the first croquet set continues to make the best sets.
Sitting on a green Georgian sofa that was on display in his firm’s booth at the TEFAF Maastricht fair earlier this year, Lanto Synge, mana
It is hard to imagine a time when collecting Fabergé eggs was considered foolish, but that was apparently so when Alexander Schaffer sought t
Since 1974, Gerard Widdershoven has guided New Yorkers in their pursuit of Art Deco delights. He helped form the Walter Chrysler Jr.
TO BIND OR NOT TO BIND, that is the question. “Essentially it’s a matter of restoration or preservation,” says Darren S.
Jim Rogers believes Angola is one of the world’s greatest investment opportunities and that Paraguay, buoyed only by its black market, should
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“A syncopation of space, form, and color,” says architect Alexander Gorlin, the proud papa of a piano that looks like a cross between a Mondr
The winning squad in last year’s World Series of Birding, an annual competition in which more than 50 teams vie to spot the most bird species
Some mind games—such as chess or backgammon—are eternally entertaining. Chess sets themselves are often treated as works of art.
When art dealer Otto Naumann was ready to bring to market his finest acquisition, a $40 million Rembrandt painting of the goddess Minerva,
Entrepreneur and environmentalist Kelly Lebwith knows that luxurious indulgence and environmental sensitivity can coexist in harmony.
We may have been guilty of hyperbole in January 1986, when our cover touted excerpts from the book Rolls-Royce/The Complete Works: The