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Inspirational Architecture

Giovanni Giaconi creates exquisite architectural renderings.

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France's Distinctive, Affordable Champagne

Small-scale and artisanal, Champagne’s grower-producers are making some of France’s most distinctive bubbly—at remarkably fair prices.

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The Cult of Craftsmanship

When is a bag not just a bag, a jacket not just a jacket? When artisans spend hours upon days perfecting a weave, stitching a lapel, or placing...

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The Hottest Snowboards of 2009

Inside and out, today’s gear embraces cutting-edge technology and style.

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Seven Essential French Souvenirs

Friends far and wide recommend a few of their favorite things.

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Haute Mod

Voluptuous curves, bright colors, and crazy patterns—Pierre Paulin’s furniture turned the tables on midcentury design’s minimalism.

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Once Lost, Now Found

A novice recounts his journey to GPS bliss.

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Vertu Reality

It’s made of titanium and comes with a concierge—all for seven grand. Frank Vizard assesses Vertu’s latest luxe phone.