One of the latest creations from German clock maker Matthias Naeschke is a $70,000, 10-pound table clock called L’amour (
Gloria Books’ New York (www.glorialuxury.com), a 26-pound, 700-page, Italian-silk-
Kelly Wearstler describes the items in her new home accessories line—the interior designer’s first—as "special"; unusual might be an equally
An Indian prince of the late 17th and early 18th centuries would not be caught dead without his dagger—if he had any sense of style.
Bentley Motors and the Italian pen maker Tibaldi have teamed up to create Bentley at Brooklands (
In private, maze-maker Adrian Fisher allows himself to be devilish.
Elizabeth Gann, a dealer in chess sets and boards, has no storefront and rarely allows clients into her home, near Boston, where she displays
When Montblanc issued its first limited-edition pen, a tribute
to Lorenzo de’ Medici, in 1992, Barry Rubin became a man possessed.
During a rough stint covering World
War II, British photojournalist George Rodger took some remarkable photos in
The next best thing to exploring the wreck of Titanic might be visiting Peter
Boyd-Smith’s antiques shop, Cobwebs, in Southampton, E
The Cavalieri Hilton
(www.cavalieri-hilton.com), set in a 15-acre pa
Doug Hansen did not reinvent the wagon wheel, but he has reverse-engineered
it more than once.
Creating a 4,000-pound piece of glass art was only part of the challenge for
Jonathan Christie; once he completed Lyrical Light, he
The red cue ball in this billiards set from 1951 represents the People’s Republic of China (PRC); the other balls symbolize problems that t
Fine art has long served propagandistic purposes.
A group of New Englanders has built a better telescope, better than the bronze Art Nouveau–style instrument that Russell Porter created in t
On May 23, 1618, members of Bohemia’s Protestant aristocracy expressed their displeasure with the newly appointed Catholic Hapsburg king,
Lobkowicz Palace does not offer accommodations, but two nearby hotels in Malá Strana, or Little Quarter, serve as fine bases from which
Although poisonous, the sap from an Asian sumac nevertheless can be irresistible—when it has been heated, transformed into lacquer, and used
The little girl wears a serious expression and a sumptuous lace-trimmed gown, which the green parrot perched at her right nearly upstages.
Robert and Cheska Vallois’ fondness for Jean-Michel Frank’s Art Deco furnishings began more than two decades ago, when the couple acquired
Some 34,000 years ago, people carved artworks from the ivory tusks of the mammoths that roamed the region now known as Siberia.
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