Vacuum Tubes Are the (Not So) Secret Ingredient in the Decware Zen Mystery Amp

21 April 2015

Despite all the fanfare over the recent resurgence of vinyl, veteran audiophiles have long stood by analog audio and the vacuum-tube-powered equipment that was popular in the 1950s and ’60s. Hidden in the suburbs of Chicago is an artisan company called Decware that produces vacuum-tube audio gear to a level of quality that a Swiss […]

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Restoration of the World’s Second, Currently Operable B-29 Bomber Is Nearly Complete

20 April 2015

After 15 years of hard work by hundreds of volunteers, a restored B-29 bomber finally rolled out of its hangar in Wichita, Kans., in late March. Upon its inaugural flight later this year, the big four-engine bomber will become only the second B-29 in the world still in operation. The nonprofit group Doc’s Friends has […]

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Chicago’s Frank Lloyd Wright–Designed Emil Bach House Is Now a Vacation Rental

19 April 2015

Perhaps the most notable address in Chicago’s North Side, the Emil Bach House was designed by the iconic American architect Frank Lloyd Wright—and now anyone can reserve the property for special events and overnight stays. The property is located at 7415 N. Sheridan Road in the Rogers Park neighborhood north of downtown and just a […]

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The 2016 Acura NSX Supercar Is Entering Production

18 April 2015

Following a lengthy development process and several significant changes to its engine configuration and styling, the 2016 Acura NSX was unveiled in its final production specification at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The new two-seat sports car—the original Acura NSX debuted 25 years ago and was produced between model years 1991 and […]

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The Mandarin Oriental Tokyo Offers Guests a Bird’s-Eye View of Mount Fuji

18 April 2015

Few national landmarks are as iconic as Japan’s Mount Fuji. The 12,380-foot-high, cone-shaped volcano is a UNESCO World Heritage Site some 60 miles from Tokyo; through May 31, guests of the Mandarin Oriental can enjoy an exclusive aerial tour of the mountain as part of the hotel’s Mount Fuji Helicopter Flycation package. The 80-minute flights […]

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Into the Wild

17 April 2015

For his latest solo exhibition, Wilderness and Ornament, the Los Angeles–based designer David Wiseman has assembled nearly four dozen nature-inspired decorative items, from statement-making bronze room separators and ornate bowls to a series of site-specific plaster walls, which are adorned with handcrafted porcelain patterns with alternating rope-like, lacy, floral, and geometric patterns. Wiseman constructed the […]

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Wise Works

17 April 2015

For his latest solo exhibition, Wilderness and Ornament, the Los Angeles–based designer David Wiseman has assembled nearly four dozen nature-inspired decorative items, from statement-making bronze room separators and ornate bowls to a series of site-specific plaster walls, which are adorned with handcrafted porcelain patterns with alternating rope-like, lacy, floral, and geometric patterns. Wiseman constructed the […]

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Cal-a-Vie Offers a Selection of Rare Wines from Château Margaux

16 April 2015

The destination spa Cal-a-Vie in Vista, Calif., will pour wines from Château Margaux, a bastion of Bordeaux in the Médoc region of France, during the Château Margaux Food and Wine Experience taking place from April 19 to 22. The menu includes two nights of wine tastings and meals prepared by the executive chef Curtis Cooke. […]

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Fly Aboard a Private Boeing 757 for an Around-the-World Trip with Geoffrey Kent

15 April 2015

For Abercrombie & Kent’s latest offering, Around the World with Geoffrey Kent by Private Jet: The Tropics to the Arctic, an exclusive group of 50 travelers will join the luxury-travel pioneer Geoffrey Kent (no stranger to extravagant around-the-world excursions) for a one-of-a-kind monthlong journey to some of the world’s most fascinating and remote destinations. The […]

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Leisure at Montage Resort Deer Valley

15 April 2015

From the air of permanence in its great room, and the ease with which guests settle into the space’s couches and chairs, this Park City’s resort seems to have always been the best place in town. And though it opened in December 2010, Montage Deer Valley also appears to have had the area’s first choice […]

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