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Swiss luxury brand Caran d’Ache pays tribute to the famous authors who traversed Lake Geneva with its Secret Journey trilogy writing instrume
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The Scheufele family, owners of the Swiss watch and jewelry brand Chopard, has collaborated with opera star José Carreras on a collection
Watchmaker François-Paul Journe concluded that pen caps, though necessary for protecting fountain pens’ nibs from damage and writers’ clot
If the press now delight in deriding the devils of Wall Street—those bankers or hedge-fund managers whom the public deems responsible for
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In the 1920s, Cartier created several collections of jewelry and accessories that united influences from the Art Deco and Orientalist desi
After nearly two decades of searching the Valley of the Kings for undiscovered burial sites, British archaeologist Howard Carter stumbled
Just as Bentley obtained seats from Bugatti, the Italian penmaker Tibaldi recently procured barrel-wrapping material from Bentley.
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More than 50 years ago, the Lladró brothers of Spain—Juan, José, and Vicente—debuted an innovative process for finishing porcelain that requi
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David Copperfield, who has been performing magic tricks since childhood, plans to put on 500 shows this year in Las Vegas and other locati
Having drifted on and off the Western cultural radar for decades, the Qatari art market is enjoying a seemingly permanent revival that is
Addled by absinthe and hashish, Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) destroyed many of his early portraits and sculptures, calling th
Earth’s jewels from Astro Gallery of Gems
Marie Antoinette’s custom desk.
"Every guitar has its own personality," says luthier John Monteleone. "It’s my job to give it its own dynamic voice.
Yves Saint Laurent turned fashion into art not only through his work as one of the 20th century’s greatest couturiers, but al
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