Digitally Enhanced Antiques

For years Manhattan art and antiques dealer R. Louis Bofferding avoided the Internet. So much about the online experience disturbed the soft-spoken, soigné Midwesterner—the disquieting immediacy, the farrago of information, and, most of all, the bea...

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News Grandfather Clocks

Perhaps this should not come as a surprise for grandfather clock enthusiasts, but we at 1-800-4clocks.com have found that a great way to get real and interesting news relating to pretty much all aspects of grandfather clocks, as well as some on wall clocks and mantle clocks, is to simply type into the Google or …

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The Next Wave For the Wristwatch

Cellphones have already muscled onto watches' turf as a time-telling tool. Now, some of the biggest technology companies are eyeing your wrist, too.Companies like Apple, Nike and Sony, along with dozens of start-ups, hope to strap a device on your wr...

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Private Screening

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With the economy languishing, a home screening room could be considered an embarrassment of riches; not all celebrities will admit to having one, especially in Manhattan, where an extra room of any kind is a luxury. So the Inquisitiv...

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Home Truths

“Buy the best and you’ll only cry once” seems to be the mantra for mother-daughter design duo Suzanne and Lauren McGrath. The pair’s latest project is Good Bones, Great Pieces: The Seven Essential Pieces That Will Carry You Through a Lifetime (...

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Quiet Escape

Helsinki, though smartly turned out enough to be crowned the 2012 World Design Capital, is still at times an overwhelming city—and city folks can always use a break. Finns and visitors will now find one in Narinkka Square at the Kamppi Chapel of Sile...

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Smart Grandfather Clocks Next

We could not decide whether to put this post in our Grandfather Clock Blog, or in our Clocks Blog focusing more on Wall Clocks, Mantel Clocks, And Atomic Clocks of all types.   Both of these clocks blogs also focus on wristwatches and pocket watches, including digital timepieces.  So in the end we opted to show …

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Water Colors

The spire of the Empire State Building. The peaked arches of the Brooklyn Bridge. The rooftop water tower. For New Yorkers, all three are synonymous with the city’s skyline. But the water tower, that humble relic from a bygone era when any building o...

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