A portfolio of extraordinary spaces. The Peninsula's $11 million Rolls-Royce fleet, plus Beijing's 10 best hotels and Audi's revved-up R8.
For the 2006 Greystone Mansion Garden & Design Showcase, the participating designers were asked to decorate the home’s spaces in a manner that would suit the Doheny family, if members of that o
"I often do a lot of hiring and firing in here," interior designer Anouska Hempel says of the breakfast room in her Regency-style home in London’s Holland Park district.
For Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle, owner of Casa Lapostolle in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, winemaking is a delicate matter.
For this family—two lawyers and their children—thousands of acres of private land north of Jackson, Miss., held endless possibilities.
We love to lose ourselves in movies, and the new Cineak Luxury Lounge (www.cineak.com), a collection of chairs for media room
As the commodification of cell phones continues, we always are pleased to encounter an impressive design.
Watch connoisseurs who want to safeguard their collections more effectively might consider borrowing a trick from Mother Nature: camouflage.
Thirty-six years after founding his eponymous furniture company in his native Mexico, Alfonso Marina is overseeing a growth spurt.
Finding the rooms for “The Ultimate Home Tour” is relatively easy, says Samantha Brooks
The Badminton Chair ($13,000), part of the Ann Getty House Collection (415.345.0230, www.anngettyhouse.com), is an exquisite example of
Philip Johnson intended his glass house—a 10-foot-tall, 32-foot-wide, 56-foot-long box with four transparent sides and no interior walls that was completed in 1949—to be “a viewing platform” tha
When working with a large home that has an open floor plan, a designer, if he is not careful, can create a living area that resembles a hotel lobby.
In the basement of this Los Angeles home, designer Marla Sher has created a theater that completely immerses you in Art Deco style from the moment you pass through the door—one of a set of two ori
Peter Marino does not believe in buying off the rack, or at least not off the showroom floor. "I don’t walk furniture showrooms.
"I recently saw a statistic where MTV is losing more viewers to the Food Network than to any other channel," says kitchen designer Matthew Quinn of Design Galleria. "It has become cool to cook.
Before Monique Lafia and Chris Arvin redesigned this Beverly Hills, Calif., billiard room, it was not exactly functional.
A trip aboard the luxury barge Magna Carta (www.magna-carta.co.uk) offers a chance to visit four of Great Britain’s fin
Samuel So takes my right foot in his hands, rests it on a towel in his lap, and reaches for his knives.
A leaden sky portends cold rain as old-fashioned London cabs—Belfast’s Black Taxis—sit parked along the Peace Wall with their motors running.
Northern Ireland is small—about the size of Connecticut—and the countryside begins just a few miles from Belfast’s City Hall.
As if by magic, an actor’s mask changes from the face of a red, gold, and white tiger into the battle-ready visage of a painted warrior.
By the time the torch ceremony commences the XXIX Olympiad in August 2008, China’s capital will be home to several upscale hotels.
Beijing’s building projects—and the controversies they frequently entail—have not been confined to the city’s center.
The Biblioctopus Catalog can be as entertaining a read as some of the rare and antiquarian books that the Beverly Hills, Calif., shop sells.
When the subject of Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997) comes up, most of us think of paintings of oversize cartoons—such as Drowning Girl (1963), with its young woman exclaiming, “
At this year’s Taste of Vail (www.tasteofvail.com), a wine and culinary festival set amid the Colorado Rockies, the flav
In celebration of America’s 1976 bicentennial, wine merchant Steven Spurrier matched a group of California wines against the finest châteaux of Bordeaux and the great domaines of Burgundy in a b
Following his 2005 U.S.
Cigar makers regularly create new frontmarks to gain attention, but in the process they sometimes discard excellent blends.
Jing Tio opened Le Sanctuaire four years ago for a selfish but sensible reason.
When high-end spirits producers release a limited-edition version of a product packaged in a costly crystal decanter, they often go to great lengths to explain how the spirit it contains (usual
The 300-acre Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club (www.fairmont.com/turnberryisle) in Aventura, Fla., has
The prevailing trade winds blow from the northeast as head pro Hale Kelly steps to the 10th tee of the Temenos Golf Club on Anguilla.
What do you do between chukkas of a polo match when there are no divots to stomp back into place?
Kari Voutilainen studied for years at the finest watchmaking schools, including Tapiola near Helsinki, Finland, and WOSTEP in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, where he later taught.
During a dinner in Shanghai last year, Silvano Lattanzi’s hosts, a group of Chinese clients, spontaneously began singing “O Sole Mio” as a tribute to the Italian bespoke shoemaker.
In the inner circles of the rarefied jewelry realm, she is known simply as Mrs.
Despite his self-assured demeanor, Max Büsser, one of Switzerland’s young watch entrepreneurs, has reason to worry.
The Mercedes-Benz Concept Ocean Drive car has the underpinnings of the long-wheelbase S600 sedan, the V-12 engine and two-tone exterior color scheme of a Maybach, and a shape that
Yamaha’s YZF-R1 rarely has disappointed since beginning its fast-paced life nearly a decade ago.
Get onto license bureau and trace that car,” Roger Moore—as British secret agent James Bond in the 1974 film The Man with the Golden Gun—commands Mary Goodnight (played by Britt Ekland),
The thin, dry desert air over the Las Vegas Motor Speedway often resounds with the noise of F-22 Raptors and B-2 Spirits running war games out of nearby Nellis Air Force Base.
Erik Lindbergh showed how far general aviation has progressed over the decades, when, five years ago, he retraced his grandfather’s most famous achievement, the world’s first solo transatlantic
Gunkholing. To landlubbers, the word may conjure up any number of inglorious images.
Dick Sligh runs a finger along the prow of a 26-foot mahogany runabout. “I’ve been in love with these since I was a kid,” he murmurs.
During its heyday in the early 20th century, a wooden runabout named Wild Goose did a bustling business ferrying passengers around Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada.