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  1. Addled by absinthe and hashish, Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) destroyed many of his early portraits and sculptures, calling them childish baubles. However, he held his later work in...
  2. With Benetti’s Exclusive Sea Technology ( www.benetti?yachts.it ), or BEST, the Italian boatbuilder brings the smart-home concept to the high seas. Functioning as a kind of central nervous system for...
  3. The profile of Schöpfer Yachts’ first project, called the Oculus ( www.schopferyachts.com )—Latin for "eye"—is supposed to evoke the eye socket and jawbone of a whale or fish. The boat’s...
  4. The original Audi R8 may be a great car—even fine enough to earn top honors at Robb Report ’s 2008 Car of the Year fete—but with just eight cylinders and only 420 hp, it is no supercar. However, the...
  5. Earth’s jewels from Astro Gallery of Gems Occasionally, gem expert Dennis Tanjeloff allows potential buyers to view treasures from his private collection, such as a piece of crystallized gold (...
  6. 1960 Porsche Type 718 RS 60 Spyder In 1960, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile—motor racing’s governing body—ruled that competitive automobiles should have wider cockpits and taller...
  7. An article on the discovery of an ancient Thracian chariot near the village of Karanovo in Bulgaria recently set off, in my mind, a series of reflections on the curious culture of our own form of...
  8. The venerable American jeweler Harry Winston, known for its glamorous diamond and gemstone jewelry, is inviting clients to become part of the creative process. For the first time, the jeweler has...
  9. We may live in a brave new world of carbon fiber and computer chips, but Italian manufacturer Moto Guzzi stubbornly sticks to its old world roots and builds motorcycles that evoke yesteryear. Case in...
  10. Italian watch company Bertolucci has unveiled a new jeweled timepiece for women this spring, decorated in a kaleidoscope of colors inspired by the Mediterranean coast. The Stria Luce is the latest...

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