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, …

Transport

From a never-before-seen jet pack to geodesic shoes, a new exhibit of Marc Newson's designs for mobility

Designer Marc Newson‘s prolific body of work spans everyday objects to total luxury, all executed with the utmost attention to detail, form and function. The latest exhibit dedicated to his output focuses on designs related to mobility and human locomotion, displaying shoes, boats, jets and a new release—a sleek jet pack. Newson explains much of his inspiration comes from an interest in post-war Italian design, …

Aquariva by Marc Newson

A design superstar reinterprets the classic speedboat

Equally as exciting as our trip to the Riva boatyard is Marc Newson‘s new speedboat for the iconic Italian brand, a high-tech take on nautical design. The Aquariva—first created in 2001—receives an innovative yet simplified makeover, with phenolic composite (an extremely durable wood-like laminate) covering the deck area instead of traditional mahogany and anodized aluminum used in place of stainless steel for an overall sleeker …