"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
"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.
The Ducati Corse (www.aquilabrands.com) is a limited-edition pen made by an Italian brand, named for an Italian motorcycl
Largely overshadowed by his more famous 18th-century contemporary Thomas Chippendale, the English wood-carver Thomas Johnson was a man preoccupied with fantasy.
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 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.
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.
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.
Pen maker Montblanc was founded in Hamburg, Germany, in 1906, the same year that jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels opened in Paris’ Place Vendôme.
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.
The Item. This is the passport that Wilt Chamberlain carried during his travels to Europe and the Soviet Union with the Harlem Globetrotters, whom he joined in 1958, after his jun
Call it sculpture for your wrists.