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  1. Massimo Perotti was a happy man during this past fall’s Monaco Yacht Show. The chairman and CEO of Italian boatbuilder Sanlorenzo ( www.sanlorenzoyacht.com ) was at the event to unveil two additions...
  2. TMB Art Metal ( www.tmbartmetal.com ) —a London company that produces sculpture and jewelry incorporating metal from vintage cars, airplanes, and boats—has fashioned cuff links from components of...
  3. The personal minijet now is on the arrival screen. Just as deliveries of very light jets (VLJs) are commencing, some of their makers are turning their attention to even smaller craft. Among them is...
  4. One of the latest creations from German clock maker Matthias Naeschke is a $70,000, 10-pound table clock called L’amour ( www.matthias-naeschke.de ). The gold- and silver-plated, opulently engraved...
  5. Mike Van Staagen is a big man; he stands 6-foot-4, with broad shoulders and long legs. Not surprisingly, Van Staagen, vice president of design for the Advanced Development Group at Cirrus Design, has...
  6. Shortly after the end of World War II, while leading the occupation forces in Japan, General Douglas MacArthur rebuffed U.S. government officials’ requests for him to summon Emperor Hirohito from the...
  7. The new mocha coffee from Sanani ( www.sanani.com )—which the Plano, Texas, company offers through its web site only, at a price of $24 for an 8.8-ounce packet—comes from a mountainous region of...
  8. The Joya de Nicaragua Serie C was created to entice smokers who felt overwhelmed by the powerful flavor of the Nicaraguan puros for which the brand is known. An Ecuador-grown, Connecticut-seed...
  9. While the house of Taittinger dates to 1734, it did not acquire that name until after the First World War. Known in prior centuries as Fourneaux-Forest, the company was established by Jacques...
  10. Gloria Books’ New York ( www.glorialuxury.com ), a 26-pound, 700-page, Italian-silk-bound volume enclosed in a crystal Lucite case, may not cover every feature of the city it honors, but it surely...

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