Smith Journal · A quarterly, Australia-based publication that takes unexpected, interesting, funny and sometimes complicated stories and tells them the way you would to a bunch of friends at the pub.

Here’s how you can make your own fantasy maps in a spare afternoon (or just get a bot to do it for you).

Heat, isolation and pirates have made the Yemeni island of Socotra one of the strangest places on Earth. Getting there is pretty tough, but Simon Norfolk’s photos show what it has to offer. 

When Gábor Kasza decided to turn his photos of unfinished concrete buildings into a book, he knew exactly what to make the slipcase out of: the hard, grey stuff itself. 

The Camper Kart

Wednesday May 17, 2017

Tiny homes don’t come much tinier than the Camper Kart – a one-person pop-up sleeper made out of recycled materials and affixed to a shopping trolley. 

A new project aims to recreate the Japanese metropolis in 100 tiny, 3D-printed pieces.

For 10 days in June, Melbourne’s Emerging Writers’ Festival will celebrate, support and cajole the words out of the nation’s fledgeling wordsmiths. Here’s our pick of this year’s events, and the chance to score free tickets.

Behold the snazziest crims to ever grace our nation’s prison cells in these recently unearthed photos.

Ghostly photos of abandoned planes, submarines and buildings in the former Soviet Union.

Get Bent

Saturday May 13, 2017

At a time where electronics are often replaced rather than repaired, a rogue group of hackers are soldering against the system. They are circuit benders, and they’re giving new life to old tech.

Thanks to many hands, an extra-large bookstand and a hi-def camera, these rare maps are now available online. Here’s how it was done.