Design Space & Tranzit Magazine Announces “Digital for iPad”


After six amazing years of publishing Design Space Magazine, DESIGNSPACE MEDIA GROUP decided that as a bonus to our unique print publications, we’re going digital with iPad Apps! This way, we’re certain to be able to reach a broader demographic of readership all while making the publications readily accessible with iPads and other mobile devices. The new Apps are available on both websites for sale at: Design Space Magazine or Tranzit Magazine.

House In Fire Island by Studio Twenty-Seven Architecture

This is a summer beach house in the resort community of the Pines on Fire Island New York.   The typology of the homes in the Pines is recognizable to anyone who has visited an East Coast Shoreline resort town.  It is a builder- driven typology reflecting the pragmatism of the inhabitants of these coastal communities.  Almost always the “good sense” pragmatism that allows these homes to be built affordably overtakes the inherent liveliness and natural spirit of the place and creates structures that are a bit dull.  This project inserts some of the “spirit of the shore” into this “Yankee thriftiness” residential typology.  Common detail and material remain, but the volume of the house is expressed as a skin, rather than as a box-like container. The skin keeps the heat in. Over time, the skin of woven cedar boards will assume the same patina as neighboring houses. Large windows are introduced to reveal a luxurious light interior. The organization of the plan creates a direct link between the occupation of the different spaces during the day and the sun’s path. Program adjacencies were carefully studied before identifying the swimming pool as the center of social interaction. Interior rooms and exterior spaces were arranged to track the path of the summer sun, connecting it to the rhythm of daily life: breakfast by the pool; cocktails and socializing on the front terrace; and evening dinners in the west light. Sleeping rooms form the backstage of the house.

Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2011

Gotta love the Burberry Prorsum Spring / Summer 2011 Trench Coat. Once again Burberry comes with a classic stamp and elegance the brand is already known for, giving us the sophisticated trademark Burberry man. Designer Christopher Baily brought the military themed inspiration to a new level, giving it more of a punk-rock edge for this season. The use of leather materials gives an extra edge to the traditional Burberry Trench Coat we’ve become accustomed to. Remember the collection is made for a British summer, so jackets and coats are a necessity there. However, you can always select perfect summer Burberry items for warmer climate.

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Revealed

After all the wait, spy shots, Mercedes-Benz teasers officially released all the details and high resolution pictures of the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS, which will go on sale in the U.S. in autumn 2011.

Power to Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster comes from the 6.3L V8 front-mid engine makes 563-hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transaxle transmission and a sport suspension with aluminum double wishbones. When it comes to 0 to 60 mph times expect SLS AMG Roadster to be just a tad bit slower than 3.7 seconds left in the coupe.

Adaptive AMG sports suspension with electronically controlled damping are available as an option and allows the damping characteristics to be changed at the touch of a button. Using the AMG DRIVE UNIT, the driver of the SLS AMG Roadster is able to choose between three different suspension modes including Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus. 

“The systematic lightweight construction, excellent performance and a stunning design combined with sensuous open-air driving pleasure – the new SLS AMG Roadster perfectly expresses the AMG philosophy of German engineering and craftsmanship,” says Ola Källenius, president of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. “The gullwing model has already enthusiastic sports fans worldwide, and now the convertible version is bound to cause a sensation.”

Most importantly for all you fans convertible, Mercedes-Benz says that the substance soft-top in 2012 SLS AMG Roadster opens and closes in just 11 seconds and can be operated on the move with a speed of up to 31 km / h.

Prices for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster will be announced closer to launch date.

Hermes Enamel “H” Bracelet

I must admit that Hermes is one of my favorite brands of all time! Besides religiously stacking orange boxes at home, the real reason is that Hermes allows me to own a piece of a historical past. There is also something keen about knowing there is a unique story behind each and every handmade accessory which intrigues me greatly.

I’m a bit obsessive I know, but one has to experience the skilled craftsmanship to understand my infactuation. It’s not about just being big on labels for me, it’s an appreciation for quality at the highest standard. For now, Hermes remains on my list of “favorite things”. You may visit the Hermes website directly by clicking here.