Mercedes' new SLR sets out to unseat the gullwing. Hidden resorts from Idaho to Autralia, India to Italy. Also, fresh takes on a timeless tradition.
Releasing an all-tube, stereo amplifier seems like a curious way for a cutting-edge hi-fi company to mark its first quarter-century. The irony is lost on T+A (707.762.
In 1919, 11 years after creating the first commercial mixer, Hobart Manufacturing Co.
What Michael Jansen has learned most from the last decade of touring and working in Africa, Thailand, India, Egypt, China, Indonesia, and the Philippines is that “we are all a little overdone in o
Sonus Faber, the Italian company universally acknowledged for revolutionizing the shape of dynamic loudspeakers, celebrated its 20th anniversary this year with not one, but two significant events.
Mr. G, a New Jersey businessman who prefers to retain his anonymity, did not get the home theater that he wanted, and he could not be more pleased.
When the elegant cottages began to rise along the rocky waterfront of Newport, R.I., during the Gilded Age of the late 19th century, the owners—members of elite New York society—called in the fine
When Haze Richardson bought a 77-foot yacht with a friend in 1964, he had no intention of acquiring an island as well.
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Our November 1994 feature “Caribbean Hideaways” may have inadvertently left some readers with the mistaken impression that lavishly appointed tropical vacation homes were the exclusive domain of c
Bill Harlan is a patient man. He has had to be, having pursued dual careers in real estate development and winemaking, neither of which dispenses immediate returns.
Functional art is hardly a new concept. Consider the antique gun pictured here, a French flintlock fowling-piece (or bird-hunting gun) that dates to 1760.
In 1846, John Dewar, proprietor of a small liquor store in Perth, Scotland, pioneered the practice of blending Scotch whisky.
Your home movies can now appear as sharp as the action on HDNet, the network that broadcasts only in high definition (1080i). JVC’s GR-HD1 (800.526.
Roger Schrenk, an antiques dealer in Alexandria, Va., has created the Interactive Database of Decorative Arts, which offers buyers and dealers of new and antique furnishings a database of more t
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Leisure is elevated to an art form this spring when the city of Indian Wells, Calif., augments its annual tennis classic with two promising premieres: the inaugural Desert Festival of Wine, Food &
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Helmut Bührle espouses some radical ideas.
Tempo is a word that comes to mind when savoring a meal in the building where the Los Angeles Philharmonic resides.
The morning air is crisp as I ride toward the field with a mallet balanced on my shoulder, the smell of grass and the tranquil, rustic setting putting me at ease.
Chocolate croissant bread pudding is Olga Lorencin-Northrup’s secret to healthy skin.
The French fashion house Hermès (800.441.4488, www.hermes.com) wants the world to know that it is serious about watchmaking.
Tito Pedrini (212.888.3355, www.titopedrini.com) spent years procuring exceptional gems and jewelry for international clients while worki
Instruction booklets caution against carrying cell phones too close to the heart because of the radiation and electromagnetic fields that they may generate.
Sex is something not usually associated with fastidious watchmakers.
If your notion of an ideal spa involves a calming massage, a relaxing sauna, or a soothing facial, think twice before entering New York’s Exhale Mind Body Spa.
Gallery is a term usually used in association with the fine arts of painting, photography, and sculpture.
When Richard Kessler, chief executive of the Kessler Enterprises hotel group, placed the winning $3,000 bid on an Auke Hempenius wool suit at a recent March of Dimes auction in Orlando, he did not
The right accessories distinguish a man’s personal style and provide an opportunity for a little self-expression.
More than a craft, watchmaking is, for some, a compulsion. I learned this during a recent session with Jaeger-LeCoultre’s master watchmaker Sylvain Golay (pictured below).
For many, the indelible image of the Vespa involves a shapely ingenue, her tresses flowing in the spring air, zipping through the roundabouts of a European capital aboard the charming two-wheeler.
Push can quickly come to shove in the Porsche 911 GT3.
In 1954, Mercedes-Benz rolled out a vehicle so unique and so revolutionary that it gained universal praise.
You are aloft at 39,000 feet in your own fully enclosed first-class suite, with a leather seat that converts to a flat bed and doors that can be closed for privacy.
To the inexperienced traveler, chartering a yacht to cruise the coast of Chile sounds like a straightforward proposition.
As she sidestepped shards of steel and gnarled clumps of wiring, Karen Bamford applauded herself for choosing blue jeans over a business suit on that day three years ago, in Victoria, British Colu
“In America, spas are goal-oriented—you go to lose weight or detoxify,” explains Umberto Angeloni, worldwide chairman of the Brioni clothing brand.