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  1. Many golfers have surveyed the glacial pace of play ahead of them and fantasized about building their own courses. Few have acted on the notion, and fewer still have done so on the elaborate scale...
  2. Working his coa —a long-handled knife with a flat, moon-shaped blade—a jimadore hacks swordlike leaves from agave plants, revealing in each a 60-pound heart that resembles a massive pineapple. Dark...
  3. Europe’s fascination with so-called primitive art reached its apogee during the first half of the 20th century, when artists such as Picasso, Modigliani, and especially the German Expressionists...
  4. Steuben Glass is renowned for the clear, brilliant, and flawless lead crystal that its glassmakers shape into vases, stemware, and decorative objects. Artist Jeff Zimmerman is not so finicky. The...
  5. London’s May Fair Hotel ( www.radissonedwardian.com ) no longer resembles the property that King George V and Queen Mary visited upon its opening in 1927. Following a two-and-a-half-year, $140...
  6. A full-size, airworthy replica of Charles Lindbergh’s plane, Spirit of St. Louis. The maps and charts on which Lindbergh plotted the course for his historic flight, as well as a signed first edition...
  7. David Lester’s ship has not yet come in, but it should arrive in a few more months. Lester, the cofounder and coprincipal of the SeaFair company, claims steel shortages that arose in Hurricane...
  8. Four to six years typically pass from design to delivery of a custom superyacht. But the Amels boatyard in Vlissingen, Netherlands, has reduced that time to 24 months or less. Amels builds its...
  9. A built-in parachute that provides a soft landing in an emergency, a cockpit warning system that helps keep you clear of hillsides and other obstacles, and seat belts that double as air bags all are...
  10. The 8-year-old design of the P180 Avanti from Italy’s Piaggio Aero ( www.piaggioaero.com )—a turboprop with an unconventional appearance, roomy interior, and superior fuel efficiency—has been...

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