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The Item This medallion flew into space aboard Apollo 12 in 1969. Commander Charles "Pete" Conrad...
The Item This device is the incarnation of Charles Babbage’s plans for the Difference Engine No. 2...
Creating a 4,000-pound piece of glass art was only part of the challenge for Jonathan Christie;...
The Cavalieri Hilton ( www­.cavalieri-hilton.com ), set in a 15-acre park on the Monte Mario, Rome’...
Doug Hansen did not reinvent the wagon wheel, but he has reverse-engineered it more than once. As...
Although poisonous, the sap from an Asian sumac nevertheless can be irresistible—when it has been...
The red cue ball in this billiards set from 1951 represents the People’s Republic of China (PRC);...
Fine art has long served propagandistic purposes. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes, for...
Lobkowicz Palace does not offer accommodations, but two nearby hotels in Malá Strana, or Little...
On May 23, 1618, members of Bohemia’s Protestant aristocracy expressed their displeasure with the...
A group of New Englanders has built a better telescope, better than the bronze Art Nouveau–style...
Photograph by Cordero Studios/ www.corderostudios.com
Anthony Dias Blue has spent the last 30 years covering the wine and spirits industries, sampling...
“Jesus saves,” declared a bumper-sticker slogan for the Big Bad Boston Bruins of the early 1970s, “...
Robert and Cheska Vallois’ fondness for Jean-Michel Frank’s Art Deco furnishings began more than...
Photography by Ted Morrison
Fischbach Gallery New York artist Colin Brown had become frustrated with his charcoal nightscapes...
The little girl wears a serious expression and a sumptuous lace-trimmed gown, which the green...
Alessandro Cesati Italian locksmith Francesco de Francisci brought a lethal knowledge of...
Some 34,000 years ago, people carved artworks from the ivory tusks of the mammoths that roamed the...
Loiminchay Nine Dragons In Chinese art and folklore, dragons often symbolize power and prosperity...
Hunting has supplanted golf as a means of cultivating social and business contacts, claims Richard...
Eernest Shackleton failed in his attempt to become the first man to reach the South Pole, but he...
Interior decorator and antiques dealer Keith Skeel considers the decorative objects that he owns...
When Judy Kensley Mckie sees a duck on a pond, she does not think, “Oh, how cute,” or “Look at it...
Its Owner George Gruhn has owned and operated Gruhn Guitars in downtown Nash­ville, Tenn., since...
To the extent that pens can resemble cars, the Tibaldi for Bentley ( www.tibaldi.it ) writing...
Its Owner Edward Horswell is the director of London’s Sladmore Gallery, which specializes in...
When the subject of Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997) comes up, most of us think of paintings...
The Biblioctopus Catalog can be as entertaining a read as some of the rare and antiquarian books...
Its Owner Bill Mastro is the chairman and CEO of Mastro Auctions, a Chicagoland consignment auction...
The formidable line of custom fly-fishing reels from Hatch Outdoors ( www.hatchoutdoors.com ) has a...

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