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Mieke Meijer

Tuesday April 10, 2012

We've been having a bit of a makeover in the Smith offices lately, so in between Changing Rooms flashbacks* and marathon eBay bidding sessions we've become somewhat obsessed with desk and workspace design. Which is how we stumbled on the work of Dutch designer Mieke Meijer.

One second every day

Monday April 09, 2012

When Cesar Kuriyama turned 30 he did what most 30 year olds don't: quit his job and started filming his life, for one second, every day.

Sunday reading: Meatpaper

Sunday April 08, 2012

Not just for carnivores, Meatpaper is a mag for anyone interested in why humans do (and eat) what we do.

The Old Man and The Sea

Saturday April 07, 2012

"Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated."

Alan's place

Friday April 06, 2012

Meet Alan Hill, the lone resident and current custodian of Detroit's Packard Automotive Plant, a one-time hub of the luxury car industry.

Cooking the book

Friday April 06, 2012

If you told these guys you'd cooked their books they wouldn't run for the tax office, they'd sit at the table licking their lips.

Max Lamb

Thursday April 05, 2012

As a kid, Cornish lad Max Lamb would build sandcastles, boats and tunnels by the beach. Jump forward a few years and he's sand-casting incredible stuff like this pewter stool.

Room with a view

Wednesday April 04, 2012

We've all left things behind in hotel rooms: boxers, a few bottles of beer... socks. But German artist Thomas Demand has gone one better.

Drinking men's business

Wednesday April 04, 2012

The smooth Canadian, the jaunty Frenchman and the loyal Scotsman (Scotchman); these gents could teach modern booze heads a thing or two.

Talking heads

Tuesday April 03, 2012

We fluctuate between wanting to burn down the internet and loving its broad-banded guts here at Smith; most of the sweeter moments happen in front of TED.