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The Innovation Issue

Design revolutions on autos, yachts, jets and more. Hydrogen powered BMW's eco-friendly 7 series sedan, also the luxury vangaurd Pininfarina, Bulgari, Ferretti, Kiton.

The new Samsung K5 digital audio player ( www.samsung.com ) is unique among MP3 devices in that it...
Döttling Luxury Safes ( www.doettling-safes.com ), which restores antique safes while adding such...
London’s May Fair Hotel ( www.radissonedwardian.com ) no longer resembles the property that King...
For more than two decades, Englishman David Linley had been crafting custom wood furniture for...
While cleaning out her garage in Murrieta, Calif., last winter, Veva Haacke discovered a leather...
THE ITEM A handwritten letter that Dwight Eisenhower wrote to his wife, Mamie, on February 15, 1943...
Steuben Glass is renowned for the clear, brilliant, and flawless lead crystal that its glassmakers...
The Naples Winter Wine Festival ( www.napleswinefestival.com ), a three-day auction held this month...
Nancy Patton’s Haute Goat Creamery ( www.hautegoatcreamery.com ) in Lubbock, Texas, is a small...
There is nothing quite like the Darioush winery anywhere else in California, except perhaps on the...
During a September training session for what will be his most challenging competition, Gavin Kaysen...
Europe’s fascination with so-called primitive art reached its apogee during the first half of the...
Art for Heart’s Sake Fifty Foot Films ( www.fiftyfootfilms.com ) of Los Angeles promises to give...
Recently, the Cuban cigar maker Perdomo resolved to bring together two favorite male pastimes: golf...
After opening their 58-room Lodge at Woodloch in the Poconos town of Hawley, Pa., last summer,...
George-Henri Meylan, Audemars Piguet’s mild-mannered CEO, says he never intended to supplant...
As Audemars Piguet advances mechanical watchmaking, the Le Brassus manufacture quietly continues to...
Photograph by Cordero Studios/www.corderostudios.com
Working his coa —a long-handled knife with a flat, moon-shaped blade—a jimadore hacks swordlike...
Throughout his visits to the Wilderness Safaris camps in southern Africa, says senior correspondent...
If you can pick up the Super Bowl XL Opus , you might be able to secure a spot on one of the teams...
Many golfers have surveyed the glacial pace of play ahead of them and fantasized about building...
Lorraine Schwartz arrived at a recent Christie’s jewelry auction in New York City wearing a long...
The minimalist Golden Bridge watch line from Corum ( www.corum.ch ) is exploring its extravagant...
Opposites Attract And last, from our Fashion Statement Department: The Japanese jeans manufacturer...
Fashion designer and wardrobe consultant Jack Simpson has long been an enthusiast of 1940s-era...
Soon after Errett Loban Cord purchased the Duesen-berg company from brothers Fred and August...
To demonstrate how well the Vectrix handles, Dana DeCosta weaves the electric maxi-scooter along a...
It may be true that, as a BMW spokesman says, the M6 convertible will appeal to the car enthusiast...
In his Rancho Dominguez, Calif., office, Joe Gonzalez displays an exceedingly rare 1927 Packard...
The latest Mondial de l’Automobile—known outside of France as the Paris Motor Show—was genteel,...
Ted Fontaine, founder of the Friendship Yacht Co. of Portsmouth, R.I. ( www.friendshipyachtcompany...
For an Allied pilot in World War II, few sights were as fearsome as that of the German...
Moments after the Concorde had swept past the tens of thousands of spectators gathered for the 1973...
In the sky above the Kalahari Desert, near the Jwaneng diamond mine in south central Botswana, one...
During the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1960s and 1970s, Soviet...
In a building resembling an aircraft hangar, dozens of men clamber over an object as large as a...
Ulysse Nardin received an early, though not immediately apparent, head start in the watch industry’...
If BMW motorcycles were cars, they would be Porsche 911s. Both are high-end, high-priced forms of...
What a difference pressing a button can make. One jab of the index finger upon the simple gray...
On a bluff overlooking Bali’s rugged Bukit peninsula, a chorus of men in black-and-white-check...
Bulgari may be headquartered in Rome, but its watchmaking ambitions rival those of any Swiss brand...
Something about this Pershing 90 is different. The original 90, a black and silver convergence of a...
Venus Rising In the 1880s, in Sarnico, Italy, Ernesto Riva became the first boatbuilder to fit...
An interview with Nicola Bulgari cannot be contained to a q uestion-and-answer format. With his...
Only a truly incredible stone is given a name to mark its place in gemological history. Two years...
Photograph by Dana Allen.
Not far from Vumbura Plains, a posh safari camp in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Grant Harris is...
Photograph by Caesar Lima.
During a group visit to Kiton’s Naples, Italy, factory in 2001, one of the guests questioned...
Ruckomechi Camp, Zimbabwe The grunts of hippos can be heard all day at Ruckomechi Camp, which is...
As the lights dim at Disneyland’s Honda ASIMO Theater in Anaheim, Calif., a blue curtain rises to...
Wilderness Safaris was still in its infancy when the company demonstrated its philanthropic bent...
Some would argue that the Dino is the most beautiful sports car ever made, and it is an argument...
In 1913, Kohler hired Frederick Jr. and John Olmsted, sons of the designer of New York’s Central...
Our archetypal image of a radical is often at odds with reality, as early American history...
Sitting in a private study in the corporate offices of the company his grandfather founded in 1873...
Big Ben Roethlisberger no doubt wishes he had been wearing a helmet when his Suzuki Hayabusa sport...
Five years ago, Honda Motor Co. engineer Michimasa Fujino wrote a technical paper in which he...
Our archetypal image of a radical is often at odds with reality, as early American history...
Hype suffuses the hospitality business, but the Keating hotel in San Diego is indeed—as its...
For years after its introduction, the 1600 Spider represented the defining design of Alfa Romeo...
Ciro Paone’s face beamed as he posed between a double-breasted marine blue navy suit and a morning...