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The first underwater sports car, the ultralight AirScooter II, the new suborbital space plane, and more.  Tusk & Turf: the international elephant polo championship in Thailand.  Also, Rolls-Royce redefined, the one and only 100EX convertible.

Ferguson Hill (+44.20. 7284.0969, www.fergusonhill.co.uk ) is already planning at least one...
A jolt of caffeine has been the genesis of many a brainchild. The cappuccino Juergen Pluess was...
Furniture created by architects has a room of its own in the world of interiors. The pieces are...
The Watermark Hotel and Spa (866.605.1212, www.watermarkhotel.com ), the newest and most elegant...
The Presidential Suite at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston (617.338.4400, www.fourseasons.com/boston...
Willemstad is Holland in Caribbean dress, an architectural treasure trove of gabled, sherbet-...
“We’re having trouble with one of the elephants,” our guide, Piet Marimane, informs us as the...
In 76 b.c., the captain of a merchant vessel from Rhodes veered too close to the cliff-lined shores...
The aristocracy of Art Deco, the streamlined design style that swept the world in the 1910s, 1920s...
The ritualized use of sweets, primarily in the form of calorie-laden desserts, to mark the special...
The Glenlivet Cellar Collection 1964 While the Glenlivet arguably remains America’s most widely...
Forbidden X In 1992, the Arturo Fuente Cigar Co. literally planted the seeds for the Fuente Fuente...
John Hunt’s day begins at dawn. There are hundreds of avocado trees to plant and 10 tons of fresh-...
Contrary to the wistful pronouncements of lore, the transformation of the Golden State from bovine...
Traditions run deep in California’s wine country. But none runs as deep, or can be traced back so...
The way Bill Samuels Jr. tells it, his family had been making bourbon for seven generations when,...
While veneration is duly accorded to Ferrari and Lamborghini for their iconic, candy-colored beasts...
The current trend in golf course design emphasizes a natural approach, one in which architects move...
It was an idea that could have been conceived only in a bar, when the vodka was working its magic,...
If two wrists cannot satisfy your urge to flaunt complicated mechanical accessories, you can now...
As the Olympic torch makes its way home to Athens this month, you can expect the usual deluge of...
Is 100 years of experience really required to produce an exceptional watch? Jérôme De Witt does not...
Michael Tapia has always considered himself a citizen of the world, and rightfully so. The Mexican-...
Only the cognoscenti are aware that the venerable British crown jeweler Garrard has opened its...
One-upmanship infects even those in the most sophisticated circles. Consider Swiss watch designers...
Not everyone considers a restriction-laden ticket on a commercial airline a perk. The entrepreneurs...
Following the theme of rugged elegance set by the Range Rover, the new Land Rover LR3 ( www...
The second-generation Mercedes-Benz SLK ( www.mbusa.com ) will arrive in September displaying style...
As a follow-up to the fast-moving SRX and the surprisingly swift CTS-V, and as part of its return...
The auspicious year 2004 finds a spate of automobile manufacturers celebrating their centenaries,...
With its 75-year history, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is the quintessential old-world...
Some years ago, an entrepreneur wrote a two-page note to the Smithsonian Institution on his company...
The Tzero is an electric-powered, zero-emissions sports car that can accelerate from zero to 60 in...
Fifteen years ago, the designers at Vandenbrink, a company in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, set out...
In addition to death and taxes, the life of a farrier, a person who shoes horses, includes another...
As intriguing as current concept cars are, past models can be even more compelling, especially...
During their prime in the 1930s, J-boats, vessels measuring from 75 to 87 feet on the waterline,...
Inventor Woody Norris is on the verge of realizing his dream of building an inexpensive personal...
The English language lacks a word that adequately describes the Rinspeed Splash’s capabilities...
Robert Leeds has designed what he calls the first “underwater sports car.” Subeo, his company in...
The Moller M400 Skycar, a personal vertical takeoff and landing vehicle, represents every...
The smart money is on Burt Rutan and his aerospace company, Scaled Composites, to win the Ansari X...