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  1. No need to tread lightly on the Edward Barnsley Workshop Mark IV library ladder ( www.barnsley-furniture.co.uk ). It is made from 3,000-year-old bog oak that is strong enough to eliminate the need...
  2. Bringing restaurant kitchen features into the home and promoting the concept of a “professional” cooking environment has long been the goal of Arclinea, the Italian firm working in collaboration with...
  3. For the first time, Italian designer Giorgio Armani is integrating precious metals and exotic leathers into sunglass and eyewear collections. The new line features hand-finished glasses in two...
  4. Renowned London-based shirt-maker Thomas Pink has added a collection of suits to its offerings this season. After nearly 30 years of specializing in shirts, the retailer decided it was time to offer...
  5. Known for its stylish jewelry and watches, Bulgari is using its gold and gemstones in a new collection of sunglasses and optical frames named Le Gemme that is being unveiled in stores this month. The...
  6. French luxury-goods house Hermès is having fun with some of its discarded and excess materials from the workshop by giving them to various artists to create a series of one-of-a-kind handcrafted...
  7. During the height of the French Revolution, Queen Marie Antoinette gave her most precious perfume flask—a floral blend known as Black Jade—to her close friend, Madame de Tourzel, as a testimony of...
  8. Joseph Kurstin’s first netsuke was inexpensive and unattractive. But after five decades, the piece is still part of his collection, which now numbers some 800 examples of the Japanese art form. The...
  9. London-based boot maker John Lobb opened the Mark Shine, a new shoe-shine service on the ground floor of Manhattan’s Mark hotel on East 77th Street and Madison Avenue. Hotel guests and nonguests...
  10. Oliver Cromwell may have famously instructed artists to depict him "warts and all," but he had nothing to worry about when Samuel Cooper painted his portrait. Cooper ranked among the greatest...

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