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Sep 17, 2007
Solar Flair - ForbesLife
Bertrand Piccard is one of our era's greatest aviators. In 1992 he won the first transatlantic balloon race and then topped himself in 1999 by captaining the first non-stop balloon flight around the world.  More ...
Sep 17, 2007
The Starchitect: Frank Gehry - ForbesLife
Gehry HouseAs he nears his 80th birthday, Frank Gehry shows no signs of slowing down.They don't hire me to do boxes.-- Frank GehryPrepare for big shiny, curvy buildings coming to a city near you. Cranes will rise in Barcelona, New York, Jerusalem, Las Vegas, Abu Dhabi, Paris and other world centers to construct glass sails, wavy monoliths, bristly multiheaded towers and other alter-the-skyline-forever structures designed by a spectacled, white-haired 78-year-old working out of a bullpen with cardboard furniture in West Los Angeles.  More ...
Sep 17, 2007
Chris Buckley: Give me 10 Finn Joneses and I could rule the world! - ForbesLife
From the Editor's DeskStyle FileChristopher Buckley Some years ago, a writer with the intriguing name of Finn-Olaf Jones wrote to us, saying that he would like to contribute to the magazine. Executive Editor Patrick Cooke, who has a hound's nose for this sort of thing, announced that it was obviously a nom de plume of some gin-stained wretch seeking to hide money from an ex-wife or the IRS.  More ...
Jun 18, 2007
Monza; the Cathedral of Speed - ForbesLife
ITALY Monza: The hordes of Italian Ferrari fans, also known as tifosi, swarmed the tarmac, waving flags with the Ferrari prancing-horse battle standard and greeting the victor of the 2006 Italian Grand Prix with the same hysterical energy their ancestors used in greeting invading Visigoths.  More ...
Mar 12, 2007
A Room of Our Own - ForbesLife
Enter the ForbesLife Penthouse at the Beverly Wilshire and slip into something a little more comfortable. When the bold, beautiful and well-read need a place to unwind above the klieg-light glare of Los Angeles, they have a brand-new option: the ForbesLife Penthouse at the Beverly Wilshire at the foot of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.  More ...
Dec 11, 2006
Heritage Books - ForbesLife
LOS ANGELES Hollywood: Ben Weinstein and his assistant gingerly pull an ancient, atlas-sized French book off the shelf and lay it on their oak library table. The copper clasps unfasten and the stiff covers open to reveal not vellum pages but an antique toilet seat on a hinge.  More ...
Oct 30, 2006
The 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano grips the road like a slot car. - ForbesLife
The 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano grips the road like a slot car.   It's sometimes said that Ferraris are for egomaniacs.  More ...