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  1. At nearly 3,300 feet underground, the air in shaft number 10 at South Africa’s Impala mine is warm, humid, and acrid. The smell is a mix of rotting timber from support beams and ammonia from the...
  2. Long before he established his watch company in 2001, Richard Mille ( www.richardmille.com ) encountered an astrolabe made by the Paris clock-making company Hour-Lavigne. In 1998, he convinced Robert...
  3. The featured items in Henry Taron’s next auction of antique walking sticks (the British term for "canes") might make you wonder why the accessory ever went out of style. The handle of a Tiffany...
  4. In the medical center at Clinique La Prairie in Clarens-Montreux, Switzerland, examination rooms are equipped with latest-generation machines: an MRI, a 64-slice CT scanner, and digitalized equipment...
  5. Much the same way that haute couture clients can meet with fashion designers to review the latest collections and customize their selections, patrons of Manhattan jeweler Faraone Mennella are welcome...
  6. Evan Penny’s portrait sculptures can be painstakingly realistic and at the same time completely absurd. The Toronto artist pockmarks their silicone skins with pores, fashions faces and necks with...
  7. The cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, Bayard Sharp Hall at the University of Delaware, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia all found their voices in Lake...
  8. The latest furniture line from Studio Workshops, the San Francisco- and Los Angeles–based sister company of antiques dealer Therien & Co., is intended to evoke New York’s golden age of hotels,...
  9. The pool terrace at Cielos Palmillas’ No. 77 sits just above the seventh fairway of the Ocean Course in Los Cabos, Mexico. Beyond the strip of grass and a palm-lined road, a sea of rooftops and...
  10. Ardmore, the single malt that lends Teacher’s Highland Cream blended Scotch its buttery and slightly smoky qualities, has gone solo again, this time as Ardmore Traditional Cask. Ten years ago, to...

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