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  1. Sunday in the Park with George, the 1985 Pulitzer Prize–winning Broadway musical by Stephen Sondheim, told the story of Parisian artist Georges-Pierre Seurat as he painted his most famous work, A...
  2. Inheriting an estimated $80 million and a Gilded Age cottage overlooking the Atlantic in Newport, R.I., is daunting at any age. Doris Duke did so when she was just 12 years old. She used that fortune...
  3. luxurious home theaters present one irritating inconvenience: They hide the DVD player in a separate utility room. The simple task of scanning a half-dozen new discs to choose the evening’s...
  4. First at herman miller and then at Hickory Business Furniture, Christian Plasman discovered the rewards of commissioning artists, architects, and interior designers—none of whom had designed...
  5. The smart money is on Burt Rutan and his aerospace company, Scaled Composites, to win the Ansari X Prize. The $10 million reward will go to the first privately funded team that successfully launches...
  6. The Moller M400 Skycar, a personal vertical takeoff and landing vehicle, represents every gridlocked commuter’s dream: Move a lever, and your vehicle rises off the ground and speeds you to your...
  7. Robert Leeds has designed what he calls the first “underwater sports car.” Subeo, his company in Essex, England, is now taking orders for the Aquarius, a submarine available in two commercial...
  8. Inventor Woody Norris is on the verge of realizing his dream of building an inexpensive personal flying machine. When it goes into production sometime in 2006, the AirScooter II will cost around $50,...
  9. Not everyone considers a restriction-laden ticket on a commercial airline a perk. The entrepreneurs behind the Stratus Rewards Visa (877.258.2360, www.stratusrewards.com ), a new credit card concept...
  10. As the Olympic torch makes its way home to Athens this month, you can expect the usual deluge of commemorative souvenirs. Montegrappa ( www.montegrappa1912.com , 866.854.1674), however, honors the...

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