Luxe’s Asian Grand Tour Box Set

Luxe's new handmade red box packed full of 12 of their mini-guides to Asia makes the massive continent seem almost manageable. As we've noted here before, their concise descriptions, spunky tone, and conveniently pocketable size, are user-friendly answers to their bulky counterparts. Content includes curated selections of hotels, restaurants, clubs, shops, and (well-suited for the business traveller pressed for time) easy-to-follow suggested half-day tours. Updated …

Fernando Romero at Ras

Mexican architect Fernando Romero, the 35-year old founder of the Laboratorio de La Ciudad De México, well-known for designing the Casa Da Música in Portugal while working for Rem Koolhaas' OMA, and who this year founded the firm, LAR, is the subject of an exhibit opening today at Ras, the gallery/bookstore in Barcelona's El Raval. A forthcoming book, titled Translations, is due out this September …

Celux Salon

The next tidbit from Theme's second issue is a story about Celux Salon in Tokyo's Aoyama shopping district. It's a members only boutique created by LVMH and featuring highly exclusive items from the big luxury brands as well as lesser known designers. It's as much a lounge as it is a shop and they aim to curate an entire lifestyle. How one gains membership is …