One of the latest creations from German clock maker Matthias Naeschke is a $70,000, 10-pound table clock called L’amour (www.matthias-nae
Elizabeth Gann, a dealer in chess sets and boards, has no storefront and rarely allows clients into her home, near Boston, where she displays about 20 sets.
In private, maze-maker Adrian Fisher allows himself to be devilish.
Bentley Motors and the Italian pen maker Tibaldi have teamed up to create Bentley at Brooklands (www.tibaldi.it), a line of limited-edition pen
An Indian prince of the late 17th and early 18th centuries would not be caught dead without his dagger—if he had any sense of style.
When Montblanc issued its first limited-edition pen, a tribute to Lorenzo de’ Medici, in 1992, Barry Rubin became a man possessed.
During a rough stint covering World War II, British photojournalist George Rodger took some remarkable photos in Africa, including the one of horsemen shown above.
The next best thing to exploring the wreck of Titanic might be visiting Peter Boyd-Smith’s antiques shop, Cobwebs, in Southampton, England.
Creating a 4,000-pound piece of glass art was only part of the challenge for Jonathan Christie; once he completed Lyrical Light, he had to find a place to hang it.
The Cavalieri Hilton (www.cavalieri-hilton.com), set in a 15-acre park on the Monte Mario, Rome’s highest hill, is known for its pan
Doug Hansen did not reinvent the wagon wheel, but he has reverse-engineered it more than once.
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
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
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
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.
Some 34,000 years ago, people carved artworks from the ivory tusks of the mammoths that roamed the region now known as Siberia.
Loiminchay Nine Dragons
The little girl wears a serious expression and a sumptuous lace-trimmed gown, which the green parrot perched at her right nearly upstages.
Robert and Cheska Vallois’ fondness for Jean-Michel Frank’s Art Deco furnishings began more than two decades ago, when the couple acquired 15 of his sofas, low tables, and lamps for their Paris ap
“Jesus saves,” declared a bumper-sticker slogan for the Big Bad Boston Bruins of the early 1970s, “and Espo scores on the rebound.” (“Espo” is Phil Esposito, the former Bruins’ center who held t
Anthony Dias Blue has spent the last 30 years covering the wine and spirits industries, sampling about 7,000 wines a year, so he knows what to expect from most vineyards.