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.

Heer Heer

Wednesday November 23, 2011

How's this for niche: Daniel Heer's family have been in the hand-crafted horsehair mattress business since 1907. 

Heaven + Earth + Joe Davis

Wednesday November 23, 2011

Philosopher, artist, madman, genius - what's in a name anyway? Joe Davis is a man who thinks big, talks fast, and initiates some unusual projects combining science and philosophy to question reality, religion, and human nature.

Bee good

Tuesday November 22, 2011

Bees are busy. Not only are they one half of the most famous sex education program on the planet, but they're also makers of the sweetest kind.

The Movie Title Stills Collection

Tuesday November 22, 2011

Film nerds, rejoice — we may well have found your new favourite website.

Not so small time

Monday November 21, 2011

Rob Cordiner gave us a tour of his Melbourne studio, Parts & Crafts, for Smith Journal volume one. There was so much to cover that we couldn't talk in detail about his publishing house, Smalltime Books. This is the story.

View from the top

Monday November 21, 2011

The American Alpine Club is a non-for-profit advocacy group for rockclimbers, mountaineers and generally alpine-inclined outdoorsy types.

Old Faithful Shop

Sunday November 20, 2011

There's one thing we know about Canadians: they don't take kindly to bullshit. Maybe that's why Vancouver natives Savannah Olsen and Walter Manning opened Old Faithful Shop.

Painting the photograph

Saturday November 19, 2011

In an era of Instamatic filters and high-resolution iPhone cameras pretty much everyone fancies themselves as a photographer, but not everyone works with a large format wet plate camera like John Coffer.  

Property of...

Friday November 18, 2011

In between pouring macchiatos, Singapore-based coffee guys Peter Teo and Richard Chamberlain have turned their caffeine-stained fingers to making a line of bags. 

How to smoke a trout

Friday November 18, 2011

In his first 'How to' for Smith online, outdoor man Rohan Anderson from Whole Larder Love unravels the intricate art of trout smoking. Turns out it's dead easy.