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 t
Robert Bastani’s new flagship loudspeaker, the Bastanis Apollo (www.bast
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 po
"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, nu
On May 23, 1618, members of Bohemia’s Protestant aristocracy expressed their displeasure with the newly appointed Catholic Hapsburg king,
Lobkowicz Palace does not offer accommodations, but two nearby hotels in Malá Strana, or Little Quarter, serve as fine bases from which
The red cue ball in this billiards set from 1951 represents the People’s Republic of China (PRC); the other balls symbolize problems that t
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 h
Burgundy’s sobriquet, the "king of wines," is not entirely figurative: Many of the region’s choicest vineyards belonged to French noblemen
Romanée-Conti: The name rolls off the tongue almost as deliciously as the domaine’s liquid masterpieces roll onto it.
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 wa
Raymond Blanc is gaining mastery over mushrooms, inside and out.
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
Not content with merely selling the wares of German watch manufacturers, the Hamburg-based retailer Wempe (
In September, at his Salt Lake City shop, Daniel Paillasseur will display the black diamond for which he named his jewelry brand, K
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 t
Four years ago, 33-year-old Stefan Ihnen, a movement development engineer at IWC in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, faced the most daunting tec
When a British consortium acquired Aston Martin in March for about $930 million from the Ford Motor Co., the purchase marked another new be
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
On a March afternoon eight years ago, Swiss native Bertrand Piccard, then 41 years old, flew the Breitling Orbiter 3 over Mauritani
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 aro
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
Steve Saleen is obsessed with speed."Roll into the throttle," the former Bob Bondurant racing school instructor commands me as I navigate a