In private, maze-maker Adrian Fisher allows himself to be devilish.
William Laskin employs semiprecious gemstones the way that a painter uses watercolors or acrylics.
Bentley Motors and the Italian pen maker Tibaldi have teamed up to create Bentley at Brooklands (
An Indian prince of the late 17th and early 18th centuries would not be caught dead without his dagger—if he had any sense of style.
When Montblanc issued its first limited-edition pen, a tribute
to Lorenzo de’ Medici, in 1992, Barry Rubin became a man possessed.
The next best thing to exploring the wreck of Titanic might be visiting Peter
Boyd-Smith’s antiques shop, Cobwebs, in Southampton, E
During a rough stint covering World
War II, British photojournalist George Rodger took some remarkable photos in
The Cavalieri Hilton
(www.cavalieri-hilton.com), set in a 15-acre pa
Creating a 4,000-pound piece of glass art was only part of the challenge for
Jonathan Christie; once he completed Lyrical Light, he
In the year 1900, Ada and Minna Everleigh relocated their already-flourishing
Doug Hansen did not reinvent the wagon wheel, but he has reverse-engineered
it more than once.
A group of New Englanders has built a better telescope, better than the bronze Art Nouveau–style instrument that Russell Porter created in t
Fine art has long served propagandistic purposes.
The red cue ball in this billiards set from 1951 represents the People’s Republic of China (PRC); the other balls symbolize problems that t
On May 23, 1618, members of Bohemia’s Protestant aristocracy expressed their displeasure with the newly appointed Catholic Hapsburg king,
Lobkowicz Palace does not offer accommodations, but two nearby hotels in Malá Strana, or Little Quarter, serve as fine bases from which
Although poisonous, the sap from an Asian sumac nevertheless can be irresistible—when it has been heated, transformed into lacquer, and used
“Jesus saves,” declared a bumper-sticker slogan for the Big Bad Boston Bruins of the early 1970s, “and Espo scores on the rebound.” (“Espo”
Robert and Cheska Vallois’ fondness for Jean-Michel Frank’s Art Deco furnishings began more than two decades ago, when the couple acquired
Loiminchay Nine Dragons
Some 34,000 years ago, people carved artworks from the ivory tusks of the mammoths that roamed the region now known as Siberia.
The little girl wears a serious expression and a sumptuous lace-trimmed gown, which the green parrot perched at her right nearly upstages.
To the extent that pens can resemble cars, the Tibaldi for Bentley (www.tib
Hunting has supplanted golf as a means of cultivating social and business contacts, claims Richard Purdey.
Eernest Shackleton failed in his attempt to become the first man to reach the South Pole, but he was responsible for the first book being p