Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A Bruce Lee fountain pen, the anatomy of Owen Wright, tiny pencil sculptures and more in our weekly look at the web

1. The Anatomy of Owen Wright Bucking the biological odds, surfer Owen Wright stands out in his sport for his statuesque, 6’3″ frame. Indoek examines his anatomy in an original video, pointing out his stature against shorter surfing peers and more comparable NBA stars and explaining how his 6′ 7.25″ wingspan—a quarter of an inch longer than Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps’—helps him propel himself through …

Marc Newson. Works

An up-to-date monograph of the adventurous designer

Tracking Marc Newson‘s rise from student to superstar, Taschen’s new monograph simply titled “Marc Newson. Works” promises to be the most complete catalogue of the designer’s significant oeuvre. With text in English, French and German, the book chronologically traces his design language across categories from furniture to transportation. Newson, it turns out, is one hell of an experimenter. He touches on virtually every conceivable aspect …

Pentax K-01

Marc Newson designs the new modern classic camera

Designed by Marc Newson, the K-01 from Pentax is the most photogenic camera I’ve seen in awhile. Until now, the design-driven segment of mid to high-end cameras has been dominated by vintage-inspired units like the gorgeous Fuji X Series. Newson’s signature style distinguishes the K-01 from the rest with a design that’s simultaneously modern, classic and timeless. Newson always incorporates thoughtful proportions. In this case, …