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Meat pillows

Monday November 28, 2011

Finally, a pillowcase fit for Ron Swanson!

Light 'em up

Monday November 28, 2011

Like JFK said, it's better to light a candle than curse the darkness. Back in the early 20th century, researchers and scientists from America's Smithsonian Institute did just that, creating lantern slides of their adventures to share with colleagues back home. 

When form meets function

Sunday November 27, 2011

Much of the work of designer Gabriele Diamanti is directed toward objects that benefit everyone - from city benches made out of recycled plastic to traffic bollards topped with flowerpots.

Smokestack Lightning BBQ

Saturday November 26, 2011

The Americans have got it all wrong. Instead of spending $680 billion on their military muscles each year, roaming the globe bombing foreign soil, they should take all that cash and drop barbequed goods on everyone instead.

Grow your own... now

Friday November 25, 2011

In his second 'How To' for Smith online, Rohan gets into the garden to tell us what to plant now so that we can stick it in salads throughout summer. 

From trash to trailer

Friday November 25, 2011

Berlin's Hüttenpalast sure is swisher than the average camping site, but it still has plenty of green and quiet.

Yelping with Cormac

Friday November 25, 2011

Cormac McCarthy wrote The Road and No Country for Old Men, but we're pretty sure he never penned a piece on Taco Bell, until now. If you're a fan of the great man, read on.

God Save the Tsar

Friday November 25, 2011

Our friends in Moscow had their poster-printing chops down well before the Bolsheviks turned up.

Open for inspection

Thursday November 24, 2011

Ever gone over to a mate's and wished that you could leave with a few choice objects? Melbourne's 'Open House' gives free reign to this whim; objects include furniture by Smith Journal volume one alumnus, Greg Hatton.

Made By Hand

Thursday November 24, 2011

Handmade gifts beat store-bought, hands down. And handmade products beat factory-produced goods, nine times out of ten. Made By Hand is a Brooklyn-based website that documents and promotes the emerging move away from mechanised manufacturing to making things the old fashioned way.