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  1. Los Angeles furniture maker Martin Pierce finally acceded to demand this spring when he launched Martin Pierce Hardware, his collections of knobs, pulls, handles, and levers. In the mid-1990s, Pierce...
  2. Now that apple iPods have become the principal repositories for many households’ music collections, the options for spreading the sound from a single unit throughout the home have proliferated. The...
  3. Elec­trostatic loudspeakers, which use a single, electrically charged panel rather than a cone woofer and tweeters to transform signals into sound, can re-create pitch-perfect audio in the middle and...
  4. Sherakhan is enjoying the type of retirement many of us hope for: She looks better than ever, and she spends most of her time leisurely traveling the world. Built in 1965 in the Netherlands as a...
  5. About a decade ago, a California entrepreneur took delivery of a 170-foot Feadship and named her Rasselas, after the 18th-century novella by Samuel Johnson. In this frothy morality tale, Rasselas, an...
  6. Since 1967, when the late Carl Hirschmann purchased some aircraft hangars in Basel, Switzerland, and named the outfit Jet Aviation, his company has bloomed into the world’s largest aircraft...
  7. Sentient’s Jet Membership program has tripled in the 22 months that CEO Steve Hankin has occupied the pilot’s chair, so it is not surprising that people tend to listen to him. “The commercial...
  8. Marquis Jet, a program offered by NetJets, our Best of the Best Fractional-Ownership Programs selection, combines the simplicity and low financial risk of jet cards with many of the advantages that...
  9. The New Jersey–based fractional provider Avantair flies only the Piaggio Avanti P.180, which cruises at 460 mph at a maximum altitude of 41,000 feet and has a cabin the size of a Hawker 800XP’s. (You...
  10. Some 20 years after it invented the fractional jet business, NetJets continues to dominate the industry in every way. None of the players that have followed it have been able to approach NetJets in...

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