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  1. Los Angeles neonatologist PHILIPPE FRIEDLICH is a lifelong scuba diver who grew up in southern France with Jacques Cousteau as one of his heroes. He made his most memorable dive three decades ago...
  2. Sixteen years ago, the British jeweler STEPHEN WEBSTER bought an all-original 1959 Ford Thunderbird for $5,000. Three years later he enlisted the help of a friend to restore it...
  3. A conversation with the golf course architect and aviator. David McLay Kidd was born into the golf world. The Scotsman grew up around the Gleneagles Hotel, where his father was the director of...
  4. Through precise heat-treating of lightweight titanium, David Yurman ( davidyurman.com ) has transformed the classic chain-link design into a series of stylish contemporary pieces. The heat treatment...
  5. The English poet John Keats coined a term, “negative capability,” that aptly applies to the peculiarly Italian brand of genius we celebrate from cover to cover in this month’s special issue. This...
  6. For her contemporary jewelry designs, Hedy Martinelli embraces the look of historical armor. Hedy Martinelli knew exactly what to do with the 13th-century soldier’s armor she uncovered while browsing...
  7. If you’re looking for an Italian superbike with ludicrous power, look elsewhere. The new Ducati Panigale 959 ( ducatiusa.com ) offers nobler traits: poise, balance, and maneuverability. Its 157 hp L-...
  8. Luca Dini, the designer of the Italian-built Kifaru Baby ( kifaruyacht.com ), describes the open-class 43-foot yacht as “a fighter plane without wings.” Presumably he’s referring to the vessel’s...
  9. Paul Courchene and Jim Luckie made it easy on their movers. For six years the couple lived in a traditional, 1920s Spanish Colonial–style residence that Courchene built near the ocean in historic...
  10. Like many private resort communities in the South, the recorded history of Hampton Island Preserve involves an indigenous tribe, plantation owners, and, eventually, developers. But unlike other...

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