Jim Rogers believes Angola is one of the world’s greatest investment opportunities and that Paraguay, buoyed only by its black market, should not even exist as a country.
TO BIND OR NOT TO BIND, that is the question. “Essentially it’s a matter of restoration or preservation,” says Darren S.
“A syncopation of space, form, and color,” says architect Alexander Gorlin, the proud papa of a piano that looks like a cross between a Mondrian painting and a Gerrit Rietveld chair.
French leather accessories maker Gustto (858. 336.7067, www.gustto.com) bridges the gap between fashion and electronics.
The winning squad in last year’s World Series of Birding, an annual competition in which more than 50 teams vie to spot the most bird species in 24 hours, admits that it had an edge: killer binocu
When art dealer Otto Naumann was ready to bring to market his finest acquisition, a $40 million Rembrandt painting of the goddess Minerva, he knew exactly where the grand unveiling should take pla
Some mind games—such as chess or backgammon—are eternally entertaining. Chess sets themselves are often treated as works of art.
We may have been guilty of hyperbole in January 1986, when our cover touted excerpts from the book Rolls-Royce/The Complete Works: The Best 599 Rolls-Royce Stories as the greatest stories
Entrepreneur and environmentalist Kelly Lebwith knows that luxurious indulgence and environmental sensitivity can coexist in harmony.
It is natural to view Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso as artistic rivals.
When writing Casino Royale in the early 1950s, Ian Fleming needed a name for his soon-to-be-famous fictional secret agent.
Travel in style with this unique collection of luggage from Louis Vuitton.
On New Year’s day, 1903, Isabella Stewart Gardner, the vivacious widow who was a favorite target of gossipers, held a grand party to mark the opening of the mysterious building she had erected in
In 1989, the discovery of $1.22 billion in sunken gold treasure off the Carolina coast put an 1857 maritime disaster in the pages of history and its booty into numerous private collections.
Visit the office of an art museum director, and you will probably see works of art hanging on the walls, maybe even a sculpture on a shelf.
It would seem a rare privilege: You enter one of the world’s most prestigious art museums, and a staff member ushers you to a private room, away from the crowds.
As your social calendar heats up at this time of year and you dash from event to event, the challenge is to find gifts that are both unique and complementary to your host’s style.
Technology is one of the things that makes the game of golf unique—often maddeningly so.
Since 1998, artists Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid have been teaching laid-off loggers in Thailand and Bali to paint abstract art, and in that short time, these neophytes have established thri
Richard Avedon first gained fame for the revolutionary, compelling fashion photos that he shot for Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue during the 1940s, but he always knew that fashion was not his only call
Omas fountain pens are more than luxurious, functional objets d’art. They celebrate a life, mark an event, or tell a story.
A business card can say more about you than just your name, title, and contact information. “People are not thinking of them just as their cards.
Lotus Arts de Vivre (www.lotusartsdevivre.com) blends ancient Far Eastern and Asian art with modern function and sensibility to creat
Recent patriotic fervor has the American flag appearing on everything from automobile bumpers to watches.
Designer John Hardy lives and works in a luxurious retreat in Bali, where he frequently draws upon the island’s vast natural resources for his creations.
Peter Tillou is depositing his assets in the 1904 landmark bank building in Torrington, Conn., after purchasing, fully restoring, and rescuing it from certain commercial demise.
You may not be able to golf a lick.
Once a year for the eight years following his father’s 1963 death, art dealer Daniel Wil-denstein sent Georgiana Blois, who was friendly with many British noble families, to ask the Earl of Radnor
With little interest in the mass market, Martin Dingman left the presidency and creative helm of Cole Haan accessories just before the Maine leather goods company was purchased by Nike.