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.

Bear 71

Friday February 03, 2012

Bear 71 is the female subject of Leanne Allison and Jeremy Mendes's interactive web documentary produced for the National Film Board of Canada.

Jesse Marlow

Thursday February 02, 2012

Combining an eye for the decisive moment with an elegance lacking in many of his street photography peers, Melbourne-based Jesse Marlow reminds us that art can be clever and beautiful.  

The Artist (ticket giveaway)

Thursday February 02, 2012

There is a fallacy in the film industry that assumes every innovation in technology improves the art. Cinema lovers know that this is untrue. 

S.E.H. Kelly

Wednesday February 01, 2012

Even though they're situated in the middle of East London's wackitude, the good folk at S.E.H. Kelly like to keep it a little real.

Least Helpful

Wednesday February 01, 2012

Least Helpful is a glorious site full of hilarious 'daily dispatches' from the internet's most frustrated reviewers. Take this cracker response to Steinbeck's Tortilla Flat from 'J. Herron' as an example...

Mid-century modern rap

Tuesday January 31, 2012

Most mid-century modernism enthusiasts wouldn't throw a casual 'bitch' into their architectural tour, but then Ice Cube is not your average architecture scholar.

Hanging On

Tuesday January 31, 2012

The staid elegance of cold river fly fishing makes a serene background to Active Child's latest song "Hanging On". 

Looking after leather

Monday January 30, 2012

Rohan takes us through the slow, satisfying and highly practical process of caring for a sturdy pair of boots.

Leonard Cohen (album giveaway)

Monday January 30, 2012

The term 'singer, songwriter, poet' has been tied to many a pithy pop star, but Mr Leonard Norman Cohen is the real deal. 

On the up

Sunday January 29, 2012

At first glance Adam Ondra is a guy who looks more suited to building mainframes than climbing boulders, but he happens to be one of the best climbers in the world.