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Although he became a legend for his amorous proclivities, Casanova was also a renowned adventurer and writer who authored epic memoirs depic
The fountain pen and the stick shift are two 20th-century inventions that hold their appeal for purists.
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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.
Baths usually are not newsworthy events, but the announcement last fall that Michelangelo’s David would have its first in 130 years made head
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Since 1974, Gerard Widdershoven has guided New Yorkers in their pursuit of Art Deco delights. He helped form the Walter Chrysler Jr.
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Although antiques are often functional, few were originally designed as professional-quality tools.
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