Hercules’ stepmother Hera drove him mad—mad enough to commit several atrocious murders.
On October 26, 1886, a note arrived at London’s Albemarle Hotel addressed to Mrs. John L. Gardner.
In 1827, while exhibiting his products in Washington, D.C., globe maker James Wilson declared himself the preeminent American practitioner of his craft.
Among the treasures currently available at M.S.
THE GIFTTwo custom Taylor Guitars crafted from some of the rarest woods in the world.
THE GIFTThe last available Loiminchay Nine Dragons pen.
A set of two Loiminchay Tibetan Goddesses pens.
A two-headed gilded-bronze pen stand.
THE GIFTA game-used 1927 Lou Gehrig bat. A charitable donation to the ALS Association in the recipient’s name. $500,000
THE GIFT The finest graded mint specimen of stamp collecting’s most famous rarity, the Inverted Jenny. $1.25 MILLION
History consists of alternating phases of vitality and decay, in between which interesting things happen.
THE GIFTA 97-percent-complete composite dinosaur skeleton of Maiasaura peeblesorum, or "good mother lizard."
The 18 glass display cases fused into the facade of the W.ink boutique are prime real estate for penmakers.
Of all the paths to a quickened pulse in Las Vegas, leafing through the pages of a book is not the most obvious.
The secrets contained within the International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts merit that the 40,000-square-foot warehouse just off the Las Vegas Strip is closed to the general public.
At the conclusion of July’s G8 summit meeting in L’Aquila, Italy, the Italian government gave each of the heads of state in attendance a numbered copy of Antonio Canova: L’invenzione della bellezz
Blancpain, the Swiss watchmaker founded in 1735, has collaborated with 27-year-old Canadian pen maker Grayson Tighe once again to produce a line of writing instruments.
A 2,500-year-old art captures a photographer’s work.
Pen maker Caran d’Ache has introduced a collection of limited-edition writing instruments dedicated to men.
I was born in 1964, the year the future died.
The Chopard Pompeii Collection (www.chopard.com) showcases designs and images from the Italian city’s excavated mosaics and—de
When the invitations for Truman Capote’s 1966 Black and White Ball arrived from Tiffany & Co.
French antiques dealers Bernard and Benjamin Steinitz have unveiled a new four-floor gallery exhibition space opposite the Bristol Hotel at 77 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré.
With Major League Baseball looking toward the postseason, sports fans can honor their favorite team with the new Steuben Glass Major League Baseball crystal collection, featuring
Vintage racecars inspired the new Bamford & Sons Concours d’Elegance (www.bamfordandsons.com) series, a line of acc
Few communities have accumulated as layered a history in just over 100 years as has Beverly Hills, Calif.
When Daum, a French maker of fine crystal, decided to create a collection with a vintage look, it found inspiration in the works of Pierre d’Avesn.
On a nondescript industrial street in Vancouver is the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.
Since 1912, when Walter Sheaffer started crafting pens in the back of his Iowa jewelry store, families have been holding onto Sheaffer writing instruments, passing them forward generation to gener
Hand-turned resin in cool marble or warm tobacco tones and jewelry-quality filigree combine to create the first collection of Cuervo y Sobrinos pens.
Throughout his career as an architect, designer, and artist, Ron Arad has done much to destroy the distinctions between the industrial, decorative, and fine arts, as well as those between art and