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  1. Watch connoisseurs who want to safeguard their collections more effectively might consider borrowing a trick from Mother Nature: camouflage. Boreas and Atlas, two steel safes made by Stockinger ( www...
  2. As the commodification of cell phones continues, we always are pleased to encounter an impressive design. The $350 Bang & Olufsen EarSet 2 Bluetooth headset ( www.bang-olufsen.com ) features dual...
  3. We love to lose ourselves in movies, and the new Cineak Luxury Lounge ( www.cineak.com ), a collection of chairs for media rooms, promises to induce that pleasant state. The chairs’ sturdy reclining...
  4. For this family—two lawyers and their children—thousands of acres of private land north of Jackson, Miss., held endless possibilities. Among those that have been realized is Providence Hill Farm, a...
  5. For Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle, owner of Casa Lapostolle in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, winemaking is a delicate matter. "Wine is like an orchid," says Lapostolle, the great-granddaughter of Grand...
  6. HER STUDY For Patricia Bauman, being married to a jewelry designer has its advantages. John Landrum Bryant’s work accessorizes not only his wife’s fingers, wrists, and neck, but her study as well. “...
  7. "I often do a lot of hiring and firing in here," interior designer Anouska Hempel says of the breakfast room in her Regency-style home in London’s Holland Park district. "From business meetings to...
  8. For the 2006 Greystone Mansion Garden & Design Showcase, the participating designers were asked to decorate the home’s spaces in a manner that would suit the Doheny family, if members of that...
  9. Three years ago, Larry Charles learned how well he had mastered trompe l’oeil when he brought one of his works to a frame shop near his hometown of Peoria, Ariz. The style of painting takes its name...
  10. Eve’s surrender to a certain craving in the Garden of Eden caused a good deal of misery in the ensuing millennia, some believe. But at least that early act of rebellion inspired great works of art...

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