New and Improved
I remember sliding Lee Morgan’s The Sidewinder into the 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500’s CD player and hearing the first blasts of his trumpet p
Lines and Redlines
I take off my shoes and socks and feel the soft wool of the Persian rug under my bare feet.
The X5 driving school at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, S.C., offers a unique experience: an actual opportunity to drive an SU
“Is that a Langlitz?”
Just before the engine turns over, I like to close my eyes, blocking out any distractions so that I can fully absorb the sound and feel of
Mark Solomon and Paul Silberberg can smile about the day they lost a $750 million account.
During the dark days of the Depression in 1932, Coco Chanel set out to prove that luxury was not dead.
During my annual pilgrimage to the Grimoldi store in Milan’s Piazza Duomo last fall, I noticed that its proprietors, brothers Roberto and
Craig Caplan did not want to cut down royal palm and rare black palm trees to embellish his limited edition eyewear, so he brokered a deal
Behind the dusty windows of a tiny storefront, Allen Trepel and his son Keith hover over Paul Livornese like surgeons, eyeing him intently
I stood on the first tee and swished my club back and forth.
This is a good time to be an ambitious home cook.
If it seems too much of a stretch to consider the workhorse vacuum cleaner as an art object, a walk through the recent exhibition A Centur
“I learned from looking back,” says Robert Kuo.
If the marine world is the least explored region of our planet, then underwater caves represent Earth’s final frontier—which begins to exp
In a few minutes a Czech-built L-39 Albatross, a jet fighter trainer with a bright red star on its tail and a cannon in its belly, will th
The sky’s the limit for most homeowners building a media room.
“Strength” is a word that comes up often in conversation with Manhattan interior designer Charles Allem.
The Cruising Club of America, one of the world’s most exclusive yacht clubs, has no trophy room, no dining room, no marina, no docks—and n
In 1478, at the age of 26, Leonardo da Vinci drafted illustrations of a curious and ingenious machine that would puzzle scholars, engineer
They race to few cheers before grandstands containing only a scattering of spectators—just friends and families.
The patriarch is moving out, community assets have been divided, and it is all over but the garage sale as Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and Bent
One of the more poignant moments in American cinema occurs in the 1987 classic Tin Men, when aluminum siding salesman Danny DeVito tells h
Formula One fans are used to seeing Michael Schumacher, Ferrari’s championship driver, zooming through turns and blasting down straightawa
Rolf Schnyder, president and CEO of Ulysse Nardin, sounds like an expectant father when he describes the final touches being applied to hi
Most mornings, brothers Christoph and Georg Wellendorff walk together along the winding, tree-lined streets of Pforzheim, Germany.