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To address the aesthetic monotony of the mobile phone, Motorola enlisted an Italian design company renowned for its Ferrari silhouettes to shape the new Pininfarina Limited Edition Motorola i833
When the late Rino Snaidero, former president and CEO of the kitchen design firm Snaidero, opened his original shop in the Friuli region of Italy in 1946, he was not satisfied with making superi
Infants and toddlers traveling to the Trump International Hotel & Tower in New York (888.448.7867, www.trumpintl.com) should be tickled
“A little bit of the theater in a hotel doesn’t hurt,” architect I.M. Pei once opined.
No historical records indicate which American hotel opened the first presidential suite, but the concept probably was borrowed from the royal suites of European hotels.
Vincent Van Gogh once bartered paintings for pieces of Debauve & Gallais chocolate, but visitors to the French company’s new Manhattan boutique (212.734.8880,
Procrastinators will find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift with a box of chocolate-dipped strawberries from Berry Gourmet (800.430.6650, ww
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Carlos Camarena fills three snifters with the blanco, reposado, and añejo varieties of his El Tesoro tequila.
The scarcity of unmistakable sensations can make connoisseurship a challenge.
Decades of dealing in historic documents have led Kenneth Rendell to an intriguing observation about the presidents of the United States: The greatest were invariably skilled letter writers.
Swedish skin-care guru Kerstin Florian grew up in Stockholm, but the summers she spent at her family’s cottage in Värmdö, a Baltic Sea archipelago, proved formative for her latest spa therapy.
The children’s toys scattered on the lawn outside the Santo Stefano dairy’s office present the first indication that this establishment, located outside of Parma, Italy, is different from an indus
Sudents attending the cooking school at Villa San Michele need only glance upward for inspiration.
Peter De Savary, the developer behind Bovey Castle in England, Carnegie Abbey in Rhode Island, and the new Abaco Club on Winding Bay in the Bahamas (888.303.2765,
While the assembly lines at the ski making industry’s Big Three—America’s K2, France’s Rossignol, and Germany’s Adidas-Salomon—together churn out millions of skis a year, the production pace is
The assistant golf pro stands at the fringe of the first tee at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. “Now playing,” he announces, “Mr. Jerry Clark from San Diego.”
Though their approaches may differ, each of the following companies is attempting to apply the concepts of fractional ownership and shared access to the world of private golf.
The advent of the hollywood western led to a demand for rococo adornments for the tools of the cowboy’s trade—hats, boots, spurs, saddles, bridles.
After mastering english classicism with his Purple Label collection, Ralph Lauren (888.475.7674, www.polo.com) turns to a younger, hipper audie
The Swiss Army Knife has been worth its weight in gold to generations of soldiers and adventurers, and now Bonfort SA (+41.31.311.90.90, www.bonfo
It seems fitting that when Paris-born Alain Silberstein established his watchmaking business in 1985, he did so in Besançon, a city in the Franche-Comté, once a watchmaking center.
Zilli’s Alain Schimel first elevated the image of the leather jacket in the 1970s by rendering it in lamb suede, peccary, alligator, and other costly skins, and then finishing his designs with art
For the last 14 years, Richard von Sternberg has claimed to hold the secret to producing the most precisely cut diamonds, but only recently have the experts begun recognizing the soft-spoken CEO
Nature has endowed us with a longing for movement—a kinetic fascination—that the rather humble equipment with which she furnished us was destined from the beginning to disappoint.
From 1926 through 1931, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars crafted just over 1,200 left-hand-drive Phantom I (or New Phantom) chassis for its American customers.
The distinctive group of panelists charged with choosing among these remarkable vehicles the one that best fulfills its mission—whether this be to provide the finest family luxury sedan or the m
Once in a rare while there appears an automobile that has it all and will go the distance, and then go beyond the farthest horizon.
Whenever I get my hands on the latest 911, I cannot help but compare it with its predecessor. True confession: I never really loved the 996, despite using one as a daily driver for many years.
If the meaning of the Maserati Quattroporte’s descriptor is not obvious, it is Italian for “four doors,” but it does not refer to something stodgy, slow, sensible, and Omaha suburban.
From the outset, I was impressed with the appearance of BMW’s new-Bangled 7 Series sedan.
Equating a Cadillac with one of GM’s economy marques might seem like slander, but Car of the Year participant Bill Harlan intended it as a compliment when he dubbed the CTS-V a Pontiac in disguise
While most of our Car of the Year guests descended upon Meadowood on a Wednesday, a few, including myself, reached Napa the previous day.
Excepting the exotic SLR, the bad boy in the Mercedes-Benz convertible clubhouse is the SL55’s bigger brother, the SL65.
Commonly referred to as the C6, the sixth-generation Corvette had been the subject of much speculation over the last few years.
Bentley’s 2005 Arnage T is a lovely leftover, a mechanical souvenir from distant days when Rolls-Royce was its builder and any thought of an ownership change was just a gleam in the eye of Volkswa
My favorite modern Lamborghini is the Gallardo. In fact, it is my favorite sports car, period, for reasons elucidated in last year’s Car of the Year issue.
Herb Harris, one of the Car of the Year participants, steered the Lotus Elise into the parking lot at the Napa Valley Reserve, killed the engine, and took a deep breath, for the hard part was next
Not long ago, Land Rover—with its Range Rover and Discovery—held a monopoly on the luxury SUV market.
The Chrysler 300, as proven by multiple sightings of black, white, and blue variants on the roads of Napa Valley, cannot claim exclusivity as one of its trademarks.
American boaters long have shown a preference for single-hull yachts over catamarans, whether for charter or ownership.
Skybridge private air chairman Michael E. Napoliello Jr.
When Paul and Chrissy Kaplan first saw Santana in 1997, the 63-foot schooner barely resembled the proud vessel that Humphrey Bogart once called his own.
Oscar Wilde argued that the only excuse for making something ugly is that it be useful, while the sole justification for an utterly useless object is its inherent beauty.