Chiming Grandfather Clocks

There are essentially 4 kinds of chiming grandfather clocks, three of which are mechanical grandfather clocks based, and one of which is quartz or battery based. By far the 2 most common high-end heirloom quality mechanical chiming grandfather clock types are cable driven grandfather clocks and chain driven mechanical clocks. Chain driven mechanical grandfather clocks …

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Golden Age

The Portuguese city of Guimara?es, designated a 2012 European Capital of Culture, can now claim an arts complex worthy of that title. Designed by local firm Pita?goras Arquitectos, the recently opened Plataforma das Artes e da Criatividade clads a se...

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Full Speed Ahead

Nearly a decade after introducing the Phantom Series I, Rolls-Royce has executed an elegant, if subtle, makeover of the line. Outside, the Series II models still boast the brand's trademark grille, but the round headlights have been squared off and out...

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Book Smart

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Before the advent of minimalism, soaring real estate prices, or the Kindle, the books one kept on their shelves made them, well, a kind of open book to their guests. Will Schwalbe, founder of Cookstr.com and previously the editor in ...

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Cocktails with Valentino

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Last Friday evening, Editor in Chief Margaret Russell hosted a cocktail party in honor of Valentino Garavani and his October cover story at the home of Susan and John Gutfreund. The elegant setting served as the perfect complement to...

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Vreelandia

Living in the shadow of a legend isn’t easy, especially when the legend in question—Diana Vreeland, the high-octane editor in chief of Vogue from 1963 to 1971—is a family member. Treading carefully and respectfully might be the best approach. But...

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New Growth

What is a garden? One that is well designed is not merely a collection of plants, but may also offer a shared environment, structure, a sense of privacy, audible cues, and a connection to the natural world. Or maybe not.

Storm King Art Center’s Li...

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