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  1. Nikita Malibu, Calif. Since the successful debut of the Nobu restaurant chain’s Malibu location last summer, all eyes have been on that site’s adjacent building: a 6,900-square-foot, two-story...
  2. With his Porsche Panamera Turbo reaching near-breakneck speeds, Dieter Burmester casually navigates the afternoon traffic on a stretch of autobahn just outside Berlin. “I cannot live with MP3s!”...
  3. Weighing in at 50 pounds, about half of which is wool, Sharapova stands indifferent to an admiring crowd of international journalists. Named for the Russian tennis star, Sharapova is a prizewinning...
  4. Even the most carefully considered wardrobe requires a few versatile components to lend the wearer a touch of personal style. One such item, the Corneliani ID jacket, introduced nearly a decade ago,...
  5. Over the course of a four-decade career, Philippe Starck has stamped his name on everything from toothbrushes and tableware to electric cars and yacht interiors. It is his consistency, however, that...
  6. Peter Lyngdorf has almost single-handedly brought digital audio into the realm of high fidelity. In 1998, the Danish acoustic engineer spearheaded the creation of the first all-digital amplifier. He...
  7. Considering the process for producing Scotch whisky, which is crafted by hand and then aged for years and often decades, it is not surprising that change usually comes slowly to the industry. However...
  8. In no field of endeavor is the friction between tradition and innovation more evident than in the making of fine wine; and no label presides more completely over past and future than Dom Pérignon,...
  9. Zino Davidoff demonstrated his independence in the summer of 1989, when the Cuban government demanded 51 percent ownership of his namesake cigar company. Zino responded by publicly burning 130,000 of...
  10. In 1987, when many American diners would have blanched at the idea of eating raw fish, Nobu Matsuhisa opened a small Japanese restaurant in Beverly Hills. Confronted by a customer who would not eat...

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