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  1. “When a design is perfect, it does not age,” says Dominique Facon, senior marketing director of Porcher. She is referring to the company’s Sapho lav—a diminutive white china washbasin that took the...
  2. On a spring evening in london, the auctioneer’s gavel came down decisively on the final bid for a case of red wine. The bottles had gathered both dust and nuance in their native cellar for four...
  3. Since she was launched by her royal namesake in 1969, the Queen Elizabeth 2 has carried on the grand tradition of ocean liners, spiriting passengers across the Atlantic in exquisite and elegant style...
  4. “Oh, we’ve blown up engines, drives, just about everything,” Gary Montano says matter-of-factly as we prepare to board Montano Motorsports, his $750,000 Cigarette speedboat. He gives my life jacket...
  5. For work order number 534 out of the shipyard, John Brown & Co., Ltd., of Clydebank, Scotland, destiny plotted a course as twisted and sundry as any conceived by Thackeray for the most wanton of...
  6. Men are often creatures of habit, especially when it comes to grooming. This is why Fresh Inc. (800.373.7420, www.fresh.com ), part of the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton group, looked to the past...
  7. Longtime competitors Ermenegildo Zegna and Salvatore Ferragamo, two of Italy’s most prominent fashion dynasties, have formed a remarkable joint venture to launch a shoe collection that will carry the...
  8. British jewelry designer Stephen Webster (212.226.6160, www.stephenwebster.com ) knows that champagne and diamonds make a perfect match. And Dom Pérignon’s Rosé Vintage 1993, a rare champagne that...
  9. With novelties such as authentic reproductions of 19th-century French army jackets and cashmere pea coats lined in stripes, Arnys has long attracted nonconformist clients, including Lost Generation...
  10. The Bigha bicycle (541.738.4340, www.bigha.com ) might be a common sight in Corvallis, Ore., hometown of the company that builds the $3,000 machines, but during a test ride along the shore of Boston’...

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