14 World-class automobiles compete: Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Cadillac, Corvette, Ferrari, Fisker, Lexus, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Range Rover, Spyker and Vider chase the title.
The quest for fire takes a sophisticated turn with this month’s debut of Luminesse Sculptures, a new collection of oil lamps from Los Angeles model/designer Dayna Decker (866.586.3847,
In her previous career designing gardens within buildings, Pamela Worley often employed iron sculpture.
When in 2000 the BBC presented a retrospective of items that have become symbolic of 20th-century design, it included the Coca-Cola bottle, the VW Beetle, and the Aga stove.
At Paris’ Hôtel de Crillon (+22.214.171.124.01, www.crillon.com), the elephant in the room cannot be ignored.
The challenging terrain at Aspen Highlands (800.525.6200, www.aspensnowmass.com) helps the resort lure expert skiers away from Aspen Mou
When the winter olympics begin this month in Turin, the world will discover what Italians long have known about this industrial hub: Turin is built for speed.
Designing a metal pipe that does not burn a smoker’s hand may not be as challenging as making a 16-cylinder engine that generates 987 hp, but it is an engineering feat nonetheless.
With Alto (212.308.1099, www.altorestaurant.com), his new 80-seat restaurant in Midtown Manhattan, chef Scott Conant hones in on the
Cambria 2002 Pinot Noir Clone 23, clone 115, and clone 667
The latest creation from Xikar (888.266.1193, www.xikar.com) would seem equally at home in either the Museum of Modern Art or the American Muse
Farmer lee jones prides himself on being ahead of dining trends.
War is often acknowledged as the shaper of destinies, but seldom as the shaper of wines.
Spring on the savannas of southern Africa arrives with an aromatic flourish, thanks to the bold tropical-floral scent of the fruit of the native marula tree.
The way a stonecarver holds his chisel can reveal much about his skills and his training, and in the case of Walter Arnold, his grip earned him the biggest break of his stonecarving career.
Tonight’s party in the atrium of New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has not yet begun, and the excitement already is reaching fever pitch.
The Michelin Guide’s publishers are notorious for refusing to specify the criteria they use for granting a restaurant their highest, three-star rating.
To prepare his body for the stress of ascending Mexico’s Orizaba (18,700 feet) and Iztaccihuatl (17,340 feet) volcanoes in a five-day span last year, Explorers Club president Richard Wiese simpl
With a boast from one of the soon-to-be partners, Joe Janciuras and Fred Balling began their foray into the replica reel business.
Churchill, Manitoba, has been called “a town built in the wrong place,” not because it is located 700 miles from its gateway city, Winnipeg, or because no roads lead there.
The Monaco Groom Center from Parisian manufacturer Hommage (817.229.0300, www.hommage.com) could make you actually look forward to a morning
Selecting a fragrance is a personal exercise, and no scent could be more personal than one custom-made from scratch.
Italian jeweler Paolo Piovan’s diamond pavé snake bracelet sinuously wraps around the wearer’s wrist before culminating at a large ruby head tipped with a yellow diamond tongue.
When David Chu sold his Nautica clothing brand in 2003 to VF Corp. for more than $585 million, the designer and businessman envisioned whiling away his days on the golf course.
Nearly a decade ago, fourth-generation jeweler Walter McTeigue resigned his position as Harry Winston’s buyer for diamonds, gemstones, and estate jewelry, and purchased a dairy farm in the Berks
Nicolas Hayek did something that every serious watch collector only fantasizes about: He ordered the reproduction of Abraham-Louis Breguet’s most coveted creation, the so-called Marie-Antoinette p
Few assignments are as enviable as the one that requires some of our staff members to join a select group of readers and spend a couple of days each autumn at and around Napa Valley’s Meadowood re
His tastes were sophisticated, his manners refined, his appearance elegant.
The rapture’s menacing appearance is no accident: Paul Yang and Larry Nagel of Dreamcraft Studios wanted to evoke a futuristic war machine with this prototype bike, which they debuted at the Los A
Wine is art in a glass,” William Curtis, CEO of Robb Report’s parent company, CurtCo Media, posited to our Car of the Year coterie during a dinner toast at one of the Napa Valley wineries that hel
The Bentley Continental GT, Robb Report’s Car of the Year for 2004, has added a set of doors, a Flying Spur appellation, and almost another trophy for the display case in Crewe.
The V8 Vantage upends the notion that an automaker’s most expensive vehicle is its most desirable.
The GranSport is a refinement of Maserati’s Coupé Cambiocorsa, with extra power, tighter suspension, aggressive but tasteful bodywork, and interior options that set this sports GT apart from every
What a difference $22,000, a supercharger, some transmission reprogramming, bigger wheels, beefier brakes, tighter suspension, classier trim, and a couple of discreet AMG badges will make.
Here was the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 joining Seabiscuit, Jim Braddock, and the ’55 Brooklyn Dodgers as an underdog but sentimental favorite.
Audi’s A8 L W12 was the tuxedo in our wardrobe of beautifully tailored driving machines. It carried itself with Department of State formality on a wheelbase of near-limousine dimensions.
Few events stir more memorable moments than baseball season openers; the third Thursday of every November, when the Beaujolais Nouveau is uncorked; and the introduction of any BMW bearing an M bad
Although it is equipped with the industry’s best navigation system, the Lexus RX400h still managed to arrive one day late to our annual soiree.
First things first: The Spyker C8 Spyder received my vote for 2006 Car of the Year.
Those not familiar with former BMW designer Henrik Fisker or his Irvine, Calif., company, Fisker Coachbuild (and many of our Car of the Year judges were not), can think of him as a kind of custom
Seldom is heard a discouraging word when home on the range with any Land Rover.
Like its poor reptilian namesake, the Dodge Viper is a misunderstood creature.
Patterned after m-wearing BMWs and AMG-badged Mercedes-Benz cars, V-Series Cadillacs pack more performance than the average Caddy.
Jim Abramshas started several successful businesses, including VenVest, a venture capital company in Sarasota, Fla.
Part megayacht, part missile, the Pershing 90 (www.pershing-yacht.com), a scaled-down version of the Ferretti-owned Italian builder’s
The Hondajet offers everything you would want in a business jet—speed, fuel efficiency, and a comfortable cabin—but you can’t have the airplane.
A navy seals tour of duty or a Greenpeace crusade would present the opportunity to experience the capabilities of a rigid inflatable boat, aka RIB, the preferred watercraft for both entities.
It was perhaps worth the reader’s while to pause at the threshold of so much automotive wit and wisdom to weigh the value of a "Car of the Year" feature in what is, prope