Although antiques are often functional, few were originally designed as professional-quality tools.
It is hard to imagine a time when collecting Fabergé eggs was considered foolish, but that was apparently so when Alexander Schaffer sought the objects during the 1930s.
During the Renaissance, in an age before the advent of the museum, Europe’s learned noblemen competed to amass the rarest and most provocative items the world had to offer.
Since 1974, Gerard Widdershoven has guided New Yorkers in their pursuit of Art Deco delights. He helped form the Walter Chrysler Jr.
TO BIND OR NOT TO BIND, that is the question. “Essentially it’s a matter of restoration or preservation,” says Darren S.
Jim Rogers believes Angola is one of the world’s greatest investment opportunities and that Paraguay, buoyed only by its black market, should not even exist as a country.
French leather accessories maker Gustto (858. 336.7067, www.gustto.com) bridges the gap between fashion and electronics.
“A syncopation of space, form, and color,” says architect Alexander Gorlin, the proud papa of a piano that looks like a cross between a Mondrian painting and a Gerrit Rietveld chair.
When art dealer Otto Naumann was ready to bring to market his finest acquisition, a $40 million Rembrandt painting of the goddess Minerva, he knew exactly where the grand unveiling should take pla
The winning squad in last year’s World Series of Birding, an annual competition in which more than 50 teams vie to spot the most bird species in 24 hours, admits that it had an edge: killer binocu