The quest for fire takes a sophisticated turn with this month’s debut of Luminesse Sculptures, a new collection of oil lamps from Los Angeles model/designer Dayna Decker (866.586.3847,
Challenging the absence of soul, detail, and uniqueness in mass-produced adornments that flooded the market after the industrial revolution, Cartier returned artistic spirit to its métier by encou
When you lift a really fine firearm, it seems to float in your hands; the equilibrium is so perfect that the gun mounts to your shoulder almost of its own accord.
Leaving Their Mark
Traveling and making art have much in common: Both require faith that you will get from one point to another, although the real pleasure often comes from connecting the dots along the way.
We have no Circus Maximus today, no chariot races.
Long before settling into his Norman Revival–style house in Connecticut, the executive of a multinational Fortune 500 company enrolled at a Tokyo university in the early 1960s to study Japanese.
Although to this day not eve
Frank Pollaro adores Emile-J
The Battle of Trafalgar was British Admiral Horatio Nelson’s finest hour, and it was one of his final hours.
After selling the Palm Beach, Fla., art and antiques fair that they cocreated in 1997 (now called Palm Beach!
Pens may not require the intricate technical mechanics of fine Swiss watches, but manufacture Girard-Perregaux (877.846.3447, ww
The abstract expressionists were an extravagant bunch who lived intensely and painted on a scale that matched their egos and bravado.
At its booth at the 2005 TEFAF Maastricht fair, London antiques
Sometime in the 1980s, Warren Adelson, founder of Adelson Gall
Montblanc Bohème Royal
Always the gentleman, Rudolf van der Lak personally greets everyone who enters his bar, often with a handshake, an English phrase—“Welcome to this beautiful land” or “Life is wonderful”—punctuated
Although connoisseurship usually must be nurtured over the course of y
When Ann Sacks founded her company in 1980, she was intent on displaying her tile in a manner that would stir the emotions of designers and their clients and compel them to have it installed in th
Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Douglas M