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This is a good time to be or to become a collector of vintage toy trains, because, judging from the recent spate of record-breaking prices that have been paid, the market has become rife with onc
Photographer Monica Rich Kosann (203.972.9193, mrkphoto.com), who has been capturing images of American families for nearly two decades, has int
Brock Barrett’s lighting designs, which resemble origami figures, reveal the influence of eight years of living in Japan, where the former University of Southern California architecture student d
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.
One of the few buildings that remained standing in downtown San Francisco after the great earthquake and fire of 1906 was the Fairmont San Francisco (800.441.1414,
Private Island Resorts frequently count yachts among their amenities; Rania (+960.
After the tsunami hit the Sri Lankan coastal town of Galle last December, the Amangalla hotel, which had been open for only nine days, dispatched employees in its fleet of 1948 Nash Ambassadors t
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Driving to Château Monbousquet, outside Saint-Émilion,from Pauillac, in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, would be easy.
Extraterrestrial aliens have, in fact, not been abducting human beings.
As evidenced by the new E’Spa facilities at sister hotels Palace Luzern (+41.41.416.1616, www.palace-luzern.ch) and Victoria-Jungfrau Gra
On a breezy, sunny July afternoon on her family ranch in Montana, Barbara Van Cleve moves across a green pasture with the concentration of a big-game hunter.
Geoffrey fushi has handled almost as many Stradivarius violins as Antonio Stradivari himself did.
Hennessy may count itself extremely fortunate to have had as its master blenders seven generations of the Fillioux family, who have established the consistent sense of lineage and tradition for w
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On the basis of their master’s famous theorem, the Pythagoreans declared the square and the equilateral triangle the perfect figures and seven (the total number of these figures’ sides) the perfe
At the entrance to an intimate, low-lit dining room rendered grand by its cloistered ceiling and walls of Venetian plaster, the hostess welcomes a party of two, announces their arrival to the che
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For 2,000 years, the Hawaiian island of Kauai has been a place of healing.
Delta Cycle (800.474.6615, www.ixibike.com) of Foxboro, Mass., puts a fresh spin on the trusty two-wheeler with its new iXi bike.
Loaded down with layers of alpine apparel, avalanche transceivers, and backpacks outfitted to carry skis, our group embarks from ski patrol headquarters at the top of Telluride’s Prospect Bowl.
The previous night’s rain has transformed the Half Moon golf course’s claylike soil into an adhesive substance that cakes my boots as Ian Smith, director of golf at the Jamaican resort, leads me
Swiss watchmaker and jeweler Chopard (800.246.7273, www.chopard.com) has joined with New York diamond house William Goldberg to create a coll
Sitting in his small, orderly workshop on Britain’s Isle of Man, independent watchmaker Roger Smith contemplates vastly increasing his annual production—to about 30 pieces—over the course of the
Like his clothing, Stefano Ricci’s new U.S. flagship store (212.371.3901, www.stefanoricci.com) is flush with extravagant detail.
Perfect Copy (877.535.8880, www.perfect-copy.com), a custom service of the Individually Suited tailoring firm in Portland, Ore., promise
According to Ralph Anderl of Onono (215.238.8804), buffalo horn can be a brittle substance on which to base a business.
Most of the men in Olga Berluti’s family—her grandfather, father, and uncles—were shoemakers, and though she grew up in Parma, Italy, surrounded by the tools of their trade, the notion that she o
After the turn of the 20th century, when it was considered impolite for a lady to glance at her wristwatch during an evening among gentlemen, French jeweler and watchmaker Léon Hatot specialized
In 1940, a young tailor named Giacomo Trabalza was serving in the Italian army and stationed near the tiny hillside town of Chieti in Abruzzi.
Bentley’s Mulliner workshop, located within the carmaker’s headquarters in the town of Crewe in the northwest of England, regularly fills requests for custom interior leathers and woodwork and a v
Even amid the parade of motorized exotica at this summer’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the new Audi A6 Avant (www.audiusa.com) attracte
It is easy to overlook the subtle design elements that distinguish the Corvette Z06 from other new ’Vettes.
“Rhinos have really bad eyesight,” Seth Vorster whispers in my ear as a hundred yards away—huddled under a barbed thicket midway across the floor of South Africa’s Bumbeni crater—lie three two-a
No business school professor would tout the Morgan Motor Co. as a model for modern entrepreneurs to follow.
First, there was Spruce Creek, which applied the golf community model to private aviation and created the fly-in community.
The owner of San Juan Composites’ first San Juan48 Flybridge is not the type of person for which the Anacortes, Wash., company expected to build the boat.
The Small “Antique Boats” sign on the open metal door is thus far the only indication that this small warehouse on the shore of the Farmington River in Canton, Conn., is the right place, but the s
You would assume that the aft fiberglass golden dorsal fin on the Chris-Craft Cobra served some aerodynamic purpose. It did not; it was simply a marketing ploy.
Christopher Smith and his brother Hank knew how to construct wooden boats that could turn heads and please their owners, and they built upon that knowledge for several decades.
On a moonlit winter’s eve in Villingen, one of those quaint villages that abound in Germany’s Black Forest, you decide to go for a stroll.
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