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  1. Bloomsbury Auctions ( www­.bloomsburyauctions.com ), a 24-year-old London-based auctioneer that specializes in rare books and other printed materials, will open its first U.S. branch this month, in...
  2. The Cavalieri Hilton ( www­.cavalieri-hilton.com ), set in a 15-acre park on the Monte Mario, Rome’s highest hill, is known for its panoramic views of the city. But from September through May, guests...
  3. The 16,000-square-foot workshop that houses Matt Hotch Designs is an oasis of calm in the rough section of Fullerton, Calif., a working-class city located about 20 miles south of Los Angeles. There...
  4. Ferrari has teamed with Meridian Audio to produce the Ferrari Meridian F80 Home Entertainment Center ( www­.thef80.com ), a rare example of a compact, all-in-one audio system that delivers top...
  5. It is an affectation of some gentlemen vintners to refer to themselves as simple farmers. In the case of Jeff Gargiulo, proprietor of Gargiulo Vineyards in Napa Valley’s Oakville appellation, the...
  6. Swiss watchmakers are normally very boring," observes Girard-Perregaux chief Gino Macaluso. "But sometimes we just want to have fun." For proof, he can point to the new Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945...
  7. The furnishings in the new Waddesdon collection from Chappell & McCullar are not imitations of the classic French period pieces at Waddesdon Manor; they are interpretations, which, in some ways,...
  8. Over the course of his 25-year career as a bespoke shoemaker in London, Jason Amesbury has crafted footwear from almost every skin imaginable: calf, ostrich, crocodile, snake. But a request from a...
  9. Doug Hansen did not reinvent the wagon wheel, but he has reverse-engineered it more than once. As the owner of Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop, a business he founded 29 years ago in Letcher, S.D., Hansen...
  10. Creating a 4,000-pound piece of glass art was only part of the challenge for Jonathan Christie; once he completed Lyrical Light, he had to find a place to hang it. Originally, his work, a 100-foot-...

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