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A few miles from Joseph Walsh’s 19th-century-style studio in County Cork, Ireland, a forest of yew trees adorns the countryside.
Like the shape of a car or the cut of a suit, the architecture of a home can be an extension of its owner.
Designer James Magni claims that in his 25 years as a designer, he has never seen an art collection as stunning as the one that belongs to his clients who own this Beverly Hills house.
Most people cannot remember the last time they set foot in their living room.
When her clients insisted on a table that would seat 24 people, interior designer Jennifer Garrigues doubted that she would be able to comply.
The only thing better than owning a brand-new custom home in Southern California is acquiring a historic residence designed by a master architect.
Like many homeowners who want more than just big screens and great sound in their home theaters, the proprietors of this Windermere, Fla., house considered the work of industry leader Theo Kalom
At first glance, this penthouse bedroom appears to be a Park Avenue dream retreat.
Despite the 3,000 square feet of glass mosaic tile that was used to cover nearly every inch of this 500-square-foot bathroom, designer Charles Greenwood insists that it is not an overwhelming elem
The design of this Bel-Air, Calif., home gym, with its green suede walls, stainless steel columns, and dark-stained walnut wood floor, matches the modernist decor of the house at large.
Although the idea of modern man attempting to build an ultimate cave may be rife with irony, the subterranean spaces that Bacchus Caves creates dispel the notion that something so primitive cann
With its mountains, beaches, and wide-open spaces, Malibu attracts residents who want to be close to the city of Los Angeles, but not in it.
When his work hours were cutting deeply into his play time, a client of Guy Dreier’s came to the residential architect seeking a solution. “All my client did was work.
Architecture as a practical solution exists simply to house people; its impractical purpose, however, is to house our ideals.
High-end audio manufacturers sometimes gnash their teeth at the mention of Mercedes-Benz, Rolex, or Armani.
Long before expanding from Europe into North America, SieMatic was creating kitchen designs with international appeal.
Clients of Stephen Sills and James Huniford may recognize some of the pieces in Dwellings, the first collection of furniture and home furnishings from the owners of the Sills Huniford Associates
Guests aboard orion, a new 106-passenger ship operated by Orion Expedition Cruises (+61.2.9033.8700, www.orioncruises.com.au), will e
Rodeos, bingo nights, and horseback rides are among the activities that prompt many families—often three generations at a time—to return every year to the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort (800.425.
The Alex (212.867.5100, www.thealexhotel.com), a 33-story addition to midtown Manhattan’s landscape, straddles the line between hotel an
Free-associate with the word Venice, and likely responses will include gondoliers, canals, romance. A cynic might have different rejoinders: flooding, crowds, subpar restaurants.
The people who designed the main entrance to La Pietra, a villa in Florence, Italy, obviously knew a thing or two about drama.
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Although he gained renown for his paintings of ballet dancers, Edgar Degas demonstrated equal skill portraying horse racing scenes.
Most visitors to napa valley have a single priority: tasting, and lots of it. John Thoreen, also known as the Wine Tutor, caters to a different crowd.
Run your fingers through the chocolate-colored soil of the Jones family’s Huron, Ohio, farm, and you will know you have hit pay dirt, or more accurately, dirt that pays.
An early account of the life of St. Patrick records that the men of Thuath-Mumhan, or Thomond, which is now Ireland’s County Clare, crossed the river Shannon to be baptized by the saint.
Claiming more golf courses per square mile than any other place on earth, Bermuda has no need (or space) for an additional layout.
The ice skates, sticks, jerseys, and trophies on display in the pro shop at the Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club in Victoria, B.C., serve as reminders that hockey is king in Canada.
The ceiling of dense, blue sea ice above us covers water that is a bone-chilling 28 degrees, and the end of the 60-foot yellow rope that connects my dive guide, Graham Dickson, and me to the surfa
Like magistrates presiding over an inquisition, a trio of auctioneers sit high on their perches at the back of the auditorium’s stage while a chestnut colt paces anxiously before them and about 30
Long before they unleash the beast on a track, engineers, through various mathematical equations, can calculate a racecar’s horsepower.
Most mornings, brothers Christoph and Georg Wellendorff walk together for about a mile along the winding, tree-lined streets of Pforzheim, Germany, to the headquarters of the Wellendorff jewelry c
In 1998, designers Irina Dorofeeva and Maxim Voznessenski drew the curtain back on Jewellery Theatre (+7.095.775.4400, www.jewellerythea
The Swiss are confident that they make the best watches in the world, but they cannot agree on how to prove it.
When Chicago artist Gary Berger discovered Ovadafut’s fanciful men’s hosiery in a specialty store, he envisioned the colorful, patterned socks in a montage on his studio walls.
Rolf Schnyder, president and CEO of Ulysse Nardin, sounds like an expectant father when he describes the final touches being applied to his company’s new Royal Blue model.
Powered by a 2-liter Honda engine, the Ariel Atom (www.arielmotor.co.uk) will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, faster than
Spain’s Alfonso XIII had a hankering for Hispano-Suizas.
Among the lots at Sotheby’s (www.sothebys.com) May 23 auction at the Ferrari facility in Maranello, Italy, will be an F2004 that Michael Sch
The 2006 Lexus RX 400h may be a greener version of the RX 330 SUV, but the carmaker recognizes that saving the planet is not the only concern of those who might drive the gas-electric hybrid.
They race to few cheers before grandstands containing only a scattering of spectators—just friends and families. Speed Channel does not televise their heats and finals.
In 1478, at the age of 26, Leonardo da Vinci drafted illustrations of a curious and ingenious machine that would puzzle scholars, engineers, and designers for the next 500 years.
When the FAA announced five years ago that it was planning to add more routes at higher flight levels by cutting in half the required vertical separation between aircraft—from 2,000 feet to 1,00