Keys to the kingdom.

The sound emanating from within C. Bechstein’s piano factory in the sleepy German town of Seifhennersdorf, Saxony, is a cacophony of keys being tested, the guttural sawing of wood, and, at one workbench, a radio softly playing American pop music.

Shaken, stirred.

An actor’s ability to deliver a line may not only help cement a performance, but it could become a part of history, too. The saying “shaken, not stirred” became immortalized after Sean Connery’s James Bond described his martini preference the 1964 film Goldfinger.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Whether you board with a briefcase or a rolling trolley, explore the globe in style with these luggage favourites, photographed on board a Bombardier Challenger 605 jet.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: The clarity and cuts of crystalware take on a different edge when photographed against graphic backdrops.

Douglas Coupland's everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything.

Anyone who has followed the work of multifaceted writer and visual artist Douglas Coupland is more than familiar with the wild and wondrous workings of his clearly overactive mind.

Tuscan soul, Ferragamo style.

One cannot think of Tuscany without imagining the cipresso so symbolic of the Tuscan landscape.

Equine competitiveness.

“Some people call it hockey on horseback,” said John Wash, president of the International Polo Club Palm Beach, before reeling off a one-minute refresher on the rules of polo. “So don’t let it complicate you, now.”

All strings attached.

You might say Stevie Blacke likes to string people along. In a continually shrinking music industry, the Berklee College of Music graduate has found the ultimate way to provide more with less by creating entire string sections by himself.

The MuseumsQuartier Wien.

Vienna’s appeal is undeniable. The Austrian capital was named the world’s most livable city for the sixth time in a row.