In a building resembling an aircraft hangar, dozens of men clamber over an object as large as a house.
The latest Mondial de l’Automobile—known outside of France as the Paris Motor Show—was genteel, distingué, très chic, and very French.
It may be true that, as a BMW spokesman says, the M6 convertible will appeal to the car enthusiast who really appreciates performance, someone who also is an aficionado of airplanes, watches, and
To demonstrate how well the Vectrix handles, Dana DeCosta weaves the electric maxi-scooter along a coastal road.
Soon after Errett Loban Cord purchased the Duesen-berg company from brothers Fred and August Duesenberg in 1926, he produced an extraordinary series of high-speed touring cars.
Many golfers have surveyed the glacial pace of play ahead of them and fantasized about building their own courses.
Working his coa—a long-handled knife with a flat, moon-shaped blade—a jimadore hacks swordlike leaves from agave plants, revealing in each a 60-pound heart that resembles a massi
Europe’s fascination with so-called primitive art reached its apogee during the first half of the 20th century, when artists such as Picasso, Modigliani, and especially the German Expressionists e
Steuben Glass is renowned for the clear, brilliant, and flawless lead crystal that its glassmakers shape into vases, stemware, and decorative objects. Artist Jeff Zimmerman is not so finicky.
London’s May Fair Hotel (www.radissonedwardian.com) no longer resembles the property that King George V and Queen M
Like fingernails running down a chalkboard, Deep Purple’s “Highway Star” screeches from the speakers of the classroom’s plasma-screen television.
A 1931 Voisin C20 Simoun Demi-Berline, the only known remaining car of its kind.
Price $5.5 million
In the early 1950s, General Motors designer Harley Earl, fresh from watching world speed records being set at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats, conceived the Pontiac Bonneville Special.
A watch manufacturer traditionally has demonstrated its mastery of the mechanical art by producing a grand complication, often a sober-looking piece that incorporates a chronograph, perpetual cale
A crowd gathered last summer in Moscow’s Sobornaya Square, within the Kremlin walls, to watch 120 Presidential Guards in full regalia perform a 40-minute display of drills and dressage, accompanie
Ralph Esmerian adeptly maneuvers around the piles of papers, boxes, and books that cover virtually every surface in his office in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center.
Brazilian jeweler H.
Since 1852, India’s Kasliwal family has adorned maharajas as well as European and Middle Eastern royalty with opulent jewels crafted at its Gem Palace of Jaipur.
An extremely rare, 25-carat green diamond, one of the largest of its kind.
Midway through the race, five yachts—Viriella, Sei Tu 2, OPS 5, Flying Dragon, and Charis—converge on the same buoy.
A 1920s-era brochure for the Broadmoor shows an image of the then-new resort’s circular driveway, white facade, and vine-draped loggia, accompanied by a caption that states, “All four sides of the
A one-of-a-kind electric bass guitar from German luthier Jens Ritter.
A day of recording in the Miami studio owned and designed by Lenny Kravitz.
Travel for a group of four to France for private blending sessions at the Veuve Clicquot Champagne house and the Hennessy Cognac distillery, and for a tour of the Krug Champagne house.
A premium membership in the invitation-only yachting club Private Sea. The membership includes first right of refusal on chartering the next five additions to the club’s fleet.
A golf makeover for four that begins with a custom club fitting at the Ely Callaway Performance Center in Carlsbad, Calif.
A 20-day trip for seven to play 10 Scottish and Irish golf courses of your choice. A past PGA champion will complete the pair of foursomes.
One of only five boxes (containing 100 cigars) of the Gurkha Black Dragon Edición Especial.
A unique antique camel-bone humidor from northern India.
ExperiMental, the first racing motorcycle made by Canadian custom bike builder Roger Goldammer.
A custom skeleton Tecnica timepiece from Swiss watchmaker Michel Parmigiani.
A collection of Château d’Yquem that includes at least one bottle of every vintage produced from 1860 through 2003.