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  1. In 1995, Maurício Botelho embarked on a suicide mission. The engineer had been tapped to save Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica, a small, dying aircraft manufacturer in São Paulo, Brazil. The company...
  2. Four companies that have taken the risks and are enjoying the rewards of redefining luxury. Among the past year’s best examples of ingenuity and innovation are a mechanical watch that may never...
  3. Kelly Wearstler describes the items in her new home accessories line—the interior designer’s first—as "special"; unusual might be an equally apt descriptor. Her most eclectic decorative objects from...
  4. Jacques Cartier, the grandson of the Paris jewelry house’s founder, Louis-François Cartier, returned from his first journey to India, in 1911, with a cache of colorful gemstones and some new ideas...
  5. Chuck Vodicka describes himself as "very fussy." When Vodicka, who lives in Miami and is a partner in an independent insurance company, needed a new briefcase, he knew exactly what he wanted but had...
  6. The words of God have dominated Donald Jackson’s life for the last seven years. The British calligrapher is in the latter stages of rendering the first entirely hand-lettered and hand-illustrated...
  7. The Macallan 55 swirls in a whisky tumbler, carefully, gently. Sunlight pours through the windows of the tasting room at the 183-year-old Macallan estate in Craigellachie, Scotland, suffusing the...
  8. Anthony Terlato’s tasseled leather loafers crunch gently on the gravel path overlooking Angels’ Peak Vineyard. His shoes—and navy slacks, tailored pin-striped button-up, and yellow silk vest—appear...
  9. On the deck of a gigayacht, two bikini-clad young women point at themselves, then at the driver of the powerboat that is racing toward them across Monaco’s harbor: They want a ride. The driver, Simon...
  10. 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...

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