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.

Shower with Dave

Wednesday January 11, 2012

The latest issue of The Thing is a literary shower curtain featuring a conversation between Dave Eggers and, well, his shower curtain.

Straight To The Pool Room

Wednesday January 11, 2012

This Tumblr pulls in some champion Aussie interiors. 

Home grown

Tuesday January 10, 2012

Meet the Yeti crab (Kiwa puravida). This guy is taking the concept of green thumbs to a whole new level of literality by growing his own food on his claws – without sunlight!

Lists of Note

Tuesday January 10, 2012

Bookmark this: The creator of Letters of Note, which you're likely familiar with, has riffed on the theme and launched Lists of Note.

Sugar Mountain (ticket giveaway)

Monday January 09, 2012

Art school is the place you go so that you can drop out and form a band. Duh. Melbourne's Sugar Mountain festival combines the best of both worlds, with artsy bands and dynamic visual art. 

It's Cabin Time

Monday January 09, 2012

Anyone of a vaguely artistic disposition has probably thought about getting a residency at some point. Cabin Time just might be your chance. 

Express train

Sunday January 08, 2012

Travelling 20km across Sydney by train can sometimes take up to two hours. That's an average trip speed of 10km per hour. That is bullshit. China has launched a Super Rapid Test train that is capable of travelling at 500km per hour.

These young men

Sunday January 08, 2012

Claire Felicie's beguiling Marked project literally depicts the changing face of war through photographs of young men before, during and after a tour of duty. 

Read easy

Saturday January 07, 2012

If your New Year's resolution is to read more, head over to the Review of Australian Fiction. 

Walkable roller coaster

Friday January 06, 2012

At a time when things are getting faster, Heike Mutter and Urlich Genthe's walkable roller coaster is a welcome relief, a leisurely delight, and a playful Escher-esque anomaly.