The Saleen S7 speeds to the forefront. Plus 15 new chronographs and Lürssen heads for 500 feet.
A group of New Englanders has built a better telescope, better than the bronze Art Nouveau–style instrument that Russell Porter created in the 1920s, and which served as the model for the new Po
Robert Bastani’s new flagship loudspeaker, the Bastanis Apollo (www.bastanis.com), offers a near-perfect replication of li
At the new Grupo Kettal shop in Coral Gables, Fla., the backdrops are minimalist, and on most days the space is filled with sunlight that pours through the two-story-tall glass wall fronting the
"That garden is like his child," says JR Ridinger of the parterre on the grounds of his Miami Beach estate, and of the man who planted, nurtured, and sculpted it.
On May 23, 1618, members of Bohemia’s Protestant aristocracy expressed their displeasure with the newly appointed Catholic Hapsburg king, Ferdinand, by tossing two of his representatives out of a
The red cue ball in this billiards set from 1951 represents the People’s Republic of China (PRC); the other balls symbolize problems that the government wanted to address.
Fine art has long served propagandistic purposes.
It was not quite as dramatic as the flap of an insect’s wings in Brazil setting off a tornado in Texas, but Charles Tobias was involved in his own version of the butterfly effect.
Burgundy’s sobriquet, the "king of wines," is not entirely figurative: Many of the region’s choicest vineyards belonged to French noblemen and, in some cases, crowned heads.
Romanée-Conti: The name rolls off the tongue almost as deliciously as the domaine’s liquid masterpieces roll onto it.
There’s the Rub In the pavilions of the recently opened Manea Spa at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa (www.pearlresorts.com), a
The concept of aging well in Napa Valley applies to more than just the region’s wines.
Although the Por Larrañaga cigar brand dates to the 1830s, it has remained relatively obscure.
The Blue Morpho butterflies that floated above our heads certainly were enchanting, and the sight of the rare, ochre-bellied flycatcher was something I will boast about back home at the annual Aud
Raymond Blanc is gaining mastery over mushrooms, inside and out. Having conquered them within the bounds of his kitchen, the French chef is attempting to grow them on his property.
IWC, The International Watch Co. of Schaffhausen, Switzerland, is not to be confused with the Independent Watch Co. of Fredonia, N.Y.
Although poisonous, the sap from an Asian sumac nevertheless can be irresistible—when it has been heated, transformed into lacquer, and used to make intricate decorative items such as the incens
Not content with merely selling the wares of German watch manufacturers, the Hamburg-based retailer Wempe (www.wempe.com) has joined them.
In September, at his Salt Lake City shop, Daniel Paillasseur will display the black diamond for which he named his jewelry brand, Korloff (
Italian tailors have been chipping away at Britain’s suitmaking legacy for decades.
Paolo Costagli was so taken with emeralds that in the late 1980s he left his native Italy to search for the finest examples of the gems in the mines of Colombia.
Four years ago, 33-year-old Stefan Ihnen, a movement development engineer at IWC in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, faced the most daunting technical challenge of his career: creating the company’s fir
When a British consortium acquired Aston Martin in March for about $930 million from the Ford Motor Co., the purchase marked another new beginning for the sometimes troubled 94-year-old company
The vehicle’s two tons of elegance lope flat and steady at 140 mph on the banked oval at the Toyota Arizona Proving Ground (TAPG), the automaker’s vehicle-testing facility near Phoenix.
As an instructor, Steve Saleen might be better suited for the Bob Bondurant racing school, for which he once worked, than for a driver’s ed class.
On a March afternoon eight years ago, Swiss native Bertrand Piccard, then 41 years old, flew the Breitling Orbiter 3 over Mauritania, completing the first nonstop circumnavigation of th
It’s like a waltz," says 25-year-old Eric Tucker, "like being on a dance floor, looking into your partner’s eyes, while the room spins around you." It is a sunny April morning in Northern Californ
The crash of hammers, the clang of metal on metal, and the crackle of welding torches are among Peter Lürssen’s earliest memories.
“The most useful tool for any designer is the eraser,” French designer Philippe Briand has said, and he has taken that minimalist philosophy to extraordinary lengths in a superyacht concept for
Steve Saleen is obsessed with speed."Roll into the throttle," the former Bob Bondurant racing school instructor commands me as I navigate a makeshift test track, which consists of the public roads