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.

Where's my flying car?

Friday November 18, 2011

Jet packs, robot butlers, flying cars – people in the past thought that the future would be pretty cool. But for Matt Novak of Paleofuture, futurism goes way beyond The Jetsons.

Crazy mère enculeurs

Thursday November 17, 2011

Don't watch this trailer if you're scared of heights. Don't watch this trailer if the thought of sommersaulting off the edge of a cliff makes your palms sweat.

Introducing Whole Larder Love

Thursday November 17, 2011

For a bloke with a blog Rohan Anderson spends an extraordinary amount of time outside. Day to day he's growing, reaping, sowing, foraging, hunting, building and cooking – not necessarily in that order – from his home in Ballarat and documenting the experience on Whole Larder Love.

Fly fishing with Jed Lind

Wednesday November 16, 2011

We're not sure how we first stumbled upon the work of Jed Lind, but his photo series, Small is Beautiful, was one of the visual high points of Smith Journal volume one. We recently spoke to the artist about his wider body of work, fly fishing and living in L.A.

Brazenhead Books

Wednesday November 16, 2011

A future wherein used books are sold in secret sounds like a dystopian nightmare. But that's what's come to pass for Michael Seidenberg.

Don't look down

Tuesday November 15, 2011

Temperatures in Sweden might be hovering around the single digits right now, but we'd risk a little frostbite to get a closer look at the Treehotel in Harads in the country's north.

Well. This is embarrassing. See, up until watching the preview for Eames: The Architect and The Painter, a few of us thought that this mysterious 'Eames' person was, in fact, a single guy. When, as it turns out, there were two of them: Charles and Ray, an architect and a painter.

The Taxidermist

Wednesday November 09, 2011

We’d never heard of a ‘fleshing wheel’ until we spoke to taxidermist Ryan Hanley for Smith Journal volume one.

Manufactum

Tuesday November 08, 2011

"The good things in life still exist" is both the word and deed of Germany company Manufactum, which sources purposeful objects that are made using traditional manufacturing methods and materials.

Butch Anthony's Wondrous Junk

Sunday November 06, 2011

You can study at fancy schools for years or you can just start making stuff at home. Butch Anthony chose the latter.