Bending and welding metal into a chair that is as compelling to look at as it is comfortable to sit on is a relatively straightforward process, in Paul Freundt’s opinion, if you understand human p
When Tony Stone encounters a tea caddy—a decorative container that can fit in both hands and was designed to keep tea leaves fresh—he sees much more than a pretty little box.
The ambitious group portrait demands attention.
As it celebrates the 100th anniversary of i
Janice Hyland and husband Alan Granby’s approach to art and ant
“The blacker the better,” Eric Streiner says as he lifts a heavily tarnished Tiffany & Co. jug from a table in the living room of his Manhattan apartment.
At some point after his retirement from baseball, Joe DiMaggio made it a stipulation that he always be introduced at public appearances as the “greatest living ballplayer.” Fans of his Boston Red
While it may be true that teenage girls are prone to overdramatizing their lives, England’s Princess Elizabeth had good reason to fret during her teen years.
Tom Wegener’s preference for longboards—a type of surfboard that measures at least 9 feet and can reach 16 feet—ultimately stems from his impatience.
Most artists start small and move on to bigger things, but few have followed that career path as literally as Albert Paley has.
The craftspeople at Cote France know how to keep a secret.
Powdered tobacco, or snuff, became a favorite indulgence when it arrived in China in 1644, but because Chinese men of that era typically kept their fingernails long, they never adopted the snuffbo
Some people experience epiphanies when they marry or when they become parents. But Mark Levin’s life was changed by a wooden bench.
The quest for fire takes a sophisticated turn with this month’s debut of Luminesse Sculptures, a new collection of oil lamps from Los Angeles model/designer Dayna Decker (866.586.3847,
Challenging the absence of soul, detail, and uniqueness in mass-produced adornments that flooded the market after the industrial revolution, Cartier returned artistic spirit to its métier by encou
Traveling and making art have much in common: Both require faith that you will get from one point to another, although the real pleasure often comes from connecting the dots along the way.
When you lift a really fine firearm, it seems to float in your hands; the equilibrium is so perfect that the gun mounts to your shoulder almost of its own accord.
We have no Circus Maximus today, no chariot races.
Leaving Their Mark
Frank Pollaro adores Emile-J
Long before settling into his Norman Revival–style house in Connecticut, the executive of a multinational Fortune 500 company enrolled at a Tokyo university in the early 1960s to study Japanese.
Although to this day not eve
The Battle of Trafalgar was British Admiral Horatio Nelson’s finest hour, and it was one of his final hours.
After selling the Palm Beach, Fla., art and antiques fair that they cocreated in 1997 (now called Palm Beach!
Pens may not require the intricate technical mechanics of fine Swiss watches, but manufacture Girard-Perregaux (877.846.3447, ww
The abstract expressionists were an extravagant bunch who lived intensely and painted on a scale that matched their egos and bravado.
Montblanc Bohème Royal
Sometime in the 1980s, Warren Adelson, founder of Adelson Gall
At its booth at the 2005 TEFAF Maastricht fair, London antiques
Always the gentleman, Rudolf van der Lak personally greets everyone who enters his bar, often with a handshake, an English phrase—“Welcome to this beautiful land” or “Life is wonderful”—punctuated