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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. In honor of the 10th anniversary of his Robert Graham clothing label, American designer Robert Stock unveiled X Collection, consisting of 40 intricately designed shirts ($178 to $228). The shirts are...
  5. When Maxine Snider launched her signature collection in 1998, her focus was on creating spindly, light, and even a bit feminine-looking furniture inspired by delicate French designs of the 1920s and...
  6. Chef Daniel Boulud’s newest venture is a two-volume set of books called Cocktails & Amuse-Bouches For Her and For Him ($50), which debuts in Assouline book stores this month. Written in...
  7. The 425-year-old French crystal manufacturer Saint-Louis, now owned by Hermès, has invited six artisans to reinterpret two traditional shapes from the Saint-Louis archives. The result is Les...
  8. While visiting Paris in 1851, a Swiss ribbon salesman named Carl Franz Bally picked up a dozen pairs of ready-made shoes as a gift for his wife. When only two actually fit, she insisted he return to...
  9. This fall, give a tie a personal touch with the Hermès My Message service. This new program allows shoppers to create a custom tie, choosing from up to five different patterns and about 70 to 75...
  10. Last year husband-and-wife business partners Ed and Gable Shaikh moved their Hadleigh’s Bespoke clothing boutique out of the poolside cabana of their Kessler Park home and into a private upstairs...

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