Yves Saint Laurent turned fashion into art not only through his work as one of the 20th century’s greatest couturiers, but al
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When Pelé published his autobiography in 1977, he dedicated it to "all the people who have made [soccer] the Beautiful Game."
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Largely overshadowed by his more famous 18th-century contemporary Thomas Chippendale, the English wood-carver Thomas Johnson was a man pre
Before Daniel Craig, before Pierce Brosnan, even before Sean Connery, there was Ian Fleming—the English novelist who gave life to secret a
Jalal Aro places a wax cylinder onto one of the record players in his Paris shop and invites his guest to listen.
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Writing instruments might be able to combat swords, but this one embraces the trident.
Craig Perlow, a collector and dealer of Olympic memorabilia, stores his entire collection in his two-bedroom townhouse in Norcross, Ga., a
A symbol of Great Britain’s invincible spirit, the bulldog is an iconic element within Dunhill’s repertoire of luxury accessories.
Ultimately, the ceramics simply became too big.
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The limited-edition Omas Marte fountain pen references man’s fascination with Mars.
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Peter Finer is a different sort of gun nut.
Pen maker Montblanc was founded in Hamburg, Germany, in 1906, the same year that jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels opened in Paris’ Place Ven
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It is January, and David Calvo’s studio is quiet, just as he prefers at this time of year.
William Jamieson’s wares are not for the faint of heart.