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 …

Refinery29

New York is turning into a giant shopping mall…in a good way. Based on an easily navigable flash-based floorplan, Refinery29 is a website launched just over three weeks ago that is dedicated to the best shops in the five boroughs. Their clean design (thanks to Agnieszka Gasparska, the lauded graphic artist and sometime Fischerspooner collaborator), along with friendly info-icons, handy "receipt" sidebars highlighting store basics, …

In the Know

“I hate shopping†are the famous last words for Cool Hunting’s Ranjani Gopalarathinam, who finally understands that shopping is a talent, and not merely a consumerist distraction from "more important things in life". Her fabulous new book, "New York’s 50+ Best Little Shops" (Rizzoli/Universe, 2005), maps the city out as a macrocosm of style and imagination, staying pretty clear of chains and corporate clones (excepting …