Yves Saint Laurent turned fashion into art not only through his work as one of the 20th century’s greatest couturiers, but also by spending the earnings from his fashion empire to ama
One of the first oligarchs was Boris Berezovsky, who exploited his connections with then Prime Minister Boris Yeltsin to establish a company that sold cars directly from a state-owned factory.
Anton Wilson, the engineer who founded the Bozeman, Mont., company that makes Anton Gliders skis, describes the Total Control Suspension system of the new Carbon Series Anton Gliders
The new Swany G.Cell Bluetooth Glove (www.swanyamerica.com) may never be immortalized in a poster, but it could allow you
When the silver fund gallery left its longtime San Francisco space near Union Square last February, it relocated to the only neighborhood that seemed right for the world’s foremost source of Georg
From 1924 to 1928, moviegoers in Rochester, N.Y., enjoyed a rare and magnificent sight: seven or eight new hand-painted movie posters every week, created by local artist Batiste Madalena for Kodak
The Brunswick Billiards Isabella (www?.brunswickbilliards.com) is a table fit for—or at least named for—a queen.
"I discovered antique maps on a ski trip to Taos, where I stumbled into a shop selling them and instantly fell in love," says Barry Lawrence Ruderman, whose eponymous gallery overlooks the Pacific
Largely overshadowed by his more famous 18th-century contemporary Thomas Chippendale, the English wood-carver Thomas Johnson was a man preoccupied with fantasy.
Steve Uhrik spends most Friday mornings at church. He and his business associate, Lawrence Trupiano, make the short trip from their shop in Brooklyn to Manhattan’s St.
Before Daniel Craig, before Pierce Brosnan, even before Sean Connery, there was Ian Fleming—the English novelist who gave life to secret agent James Bond in 1953 with his first book, Casino Royale
The Ducati Corse (www.aquilabrands.com) is a limited-edition pen made by an Italian brand, named for an Italian motorcycl
"In the case of an emergency I guess you could run across the road and holler for the neighbors," joked Leoni, property host at Chalet Soleil in the Alpine ski town of Chamonix, France.
Craig Perlow, a collector and dealer of Olympic memorabilia, stores his entire collection in his two-bedroom townhouse in Norcross, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta.
Writing instruments might be able to combat swords, but this one embraces the trident.
The Item. This ship chess set is both functional and decorative: The chess pieces, which are about an inch tall and resemble sailors, can be displayed on the deck, and the pieces
Jalal Aro places a wax cylinder onto one of the record players in his Paris shop and invites his guest to listen.
A symbol of Great Britain’s invincible spirit, the bulldog is an iconic element within Dunhill’s repertoire of luxury accessories.
Salon-goers in 18th-century France frequently played loto, which most Americans know as bingo.
Ultimately, the ceramics simply became too big.
The limited-edition Omas Marte fountain pen references man’s fascination with Mars.
Italian pen maker Tibaldi has teamed with Bentley Motors for a special- edition collection that pays homage to the venerable automaker.
Every detail of the Caran d’Ache 1010 (718.482.7500, www.carandache?.com)—from the tiny screw at the top of the clip to th
Peter Finer is a different sort of gun nut.
Pen maker Montblanc was founded in Hamburg, Germany, in 1906, the same year that jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels opened in Paris’ Place Vendôme.
Call it sculpture for your wrists.
It is January, and David Calvo’s studio is quiet, just as he prefers at this time of year.
"Why don’t you play something for us?" asked Dan DeMars, owner of DeMars Guitars, an instrument maker from Norwich, Vt., that was among the roughly 1,500 companies displaying their wares at Januar
William Jamieson’s wares are not for the faint of heart.