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  1. If you wish to propose to your girlfriend on a Himalayan peak, a new organization called Private Luxury Group ( www.private-luxury-group.com ) will have you both airlifted, along with a 10-carat...
  2. In the early 1800s, in an attempt to unite the few residents who remained on Rapa Nui after nearly 200 years of tribal wars, the chiefs of the Pacific island inaugurated an annual sporting event...
  3. For decades, fishermen have been drawn to the waters off Chub Cay ( www.chubcay.com ), the southernmost of the Bahamas’ Berry Islands, to do battle with billfish. Until a few years ago, the island...
  4. “I call it lovers’ spaceship,” says designer Sacha Lakic, referring to one of his latest creations, a streamlined, if not spacecraft-like, three-seat sofa. The Meridienne, as the sofa officially is...
  5. A neighborhood could become a friendlier place with the $6,000 James Loudspeaker Landscape Speaker system ( www.jamesloudspeaker.com ). Place a pair of conventional speakers outside your home, and...
  6. In 1945, Arts & Architecture magazine initiated the Case Study House program, which commissioned designs of 36 houses from Charles and Ray Eames, Richard Neutra, Craig Ellwood, and other...
  7. December will mark the arrival of the Panasonic TH103PZ600U ( www.panasonic.com ), the world’s largest plasma television. The unit will feature a 103-inch-diagonal screen, about as large as a queen-...
  8. The Hatteras 77 Convertible, which will debut in October at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, would be a poor choice to replace Quint’s boat, Orca , in a Jaws remake. With the Hatteras,...
  9. Air show pilot Michael Goulian has flown upside down thousands of times. This will be my first. I hear his voice, calm and quiet, in my headset: “Watch the nose as it goes above the horizon.” We have...
  10. Gianni Versace Spa ( www.versace.com ) could make private aviation even more fashionable. The firm—which in recent years has expanded from haute couture into watches, jewelry, pens, fragrances, and...

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