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April 20, 2015

10 QUESTIONS: TEDDY SEARS

Actor Teddy Sears
Actor Teddy Sears has appeared in quite a few popular television series, such as Law & Order, Raising the Bar, Mad Men, CSI: Miami, The Defenders, Torchwood ,  and so many more, as well as the Tom Ford-directed film A Single Man. But if you ask any woman, all that matters is that he’s the dreamy Dr. Langham in Masters of Sex

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March 25, 2015

THE FIRST MOTORCYCLE CANNONBALL

This story appeared in the Winter 2010 edition of Ralph Lauren Magazine.

This past September 42 riders from the United States and two from Germany lined-up on vintage motorcycles to race more than 3,000 miles across America. Uncertain of the outcome, they pitted their antiquated rides – all manufactured before 1915 – against the odds as a tribute to two pioneers who, nearly a century earlier, had proved it was possible.

To most people Erwin “Cannonball” Baker is best known for his 1933 lightning-fast drive from Los Angeles to New York City in a motorcar. His feat set a record time of just over two days (53.5 hours), which stood for nearly 40...

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February 21, 2015

10 QUESTIONS: TIMOTHY WHITE

Celebrity photographer Timothy White
Timothy White is one of the most talented and prolific celebrity photographers alive. His photographs have graced the covers of Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Esquire and Playboy, for example, in addition to album covers for Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Aretha Franklin. If that weren’t enough, he’s also shot the images for hundreds of movie posters for films we’ve all seen, like Fury, Ocean’s 13, Cowboys & Aliens and Tommy Boy, to name a few, and television, like Mad Men, CSI: NY, Sons of Anarchy, and much more.

His list of subjects includes just about everybody who’s anybody, really, from film, music, fashion and popular culture. (To see for yourself,...

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February 16, 2015

THE ART OF AULT & WIBORG

Some of the most beautiful graphic design of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries was produced as sales materials for the niche industry of printing by Ault & Wiborg.

Established in 1878 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the story of Ault & Wiborg is that of the American dream: hope, risk, sacrifice, hard work and accomplishment. 
Ault was an immigrant from Canada and Wiborg the son of a Norwegian immigrant. Both worked their way through various jobs and by way of merit and scruples rose to success.

Ault had worked for a dealer of lampblack (black carbon pigment obtained from oil, tar, resin or the soot of burned fat) and realized an entire business could built and expanded upon the concept of high-quality colorants.

Together with Wiborg, who had formally studied the classics and sciences at a college...

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December 1, 2014

A PORSCHE WITH PUNCTUATION!

This story appears in an edited version in the current Winter 2014 issue of Bonhams Magazine.

“Good design is honest,” said F.A. Porsche. “A coherently designed product requires no adornment; it should be enhanced by its form alone.” 

For the grandson of Porsche paterfamilias Ferdinand Porsche, F.A. Porsche, or Bützi, as he was called, good design was inherent. However, when he first designed what would become the 911, little did he know...

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