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.

Letterheady

Wednesday February 15, 2012

Unless you count email signatures, not many of us have letterheads these days. Online curator Shaun Usher has gone ahead and collected a whole heap together anyway.

Northern exposure

Wednesday February 15, 2012

A few weeks ago photographer Christian Mülhauser was in Norway to shoot the Northern Lights. This is what he saw.

Manastash

Tuesday February 14, 2012

Manastash proves two things: your camping outfit needn't be boring, and hemp and fleece can look way better than hacky sack hippie drab.  

Whiskey business

Tuesday February 14, 2012

The guys at Kings County Distillery have just released a 'somewhat experimental' and rather timely chocolate whiskey. 

Buck (ticket giveaway)

Monday February 13, 2012

Buck is a humble man who loves horses and the eponymous subject of a new documentary. He's also the guy Robert Redford described as "the real deal".

Eat it Victoria

Monday February 13, 2012

If you like eating and you like Victoria (the state not the monarch) then boy oh boy have we found a book you're going to like. No, love. 

Writers in Residence

Sunday February 12, 2012

Mark Twain once said, "Every house needs a room to swear in." 

Reading frenzy

Saturday February 11, 2012

Buster Keaton was inches away from sudden death when that house dropped on him. Fortunately for William Joyce and co-director Brandon Oldenburg, animating similar stunts is way less dangerous.  

Alan Sailer

Friday February 10, 2012

However you want to read into it, there's something immensely satisfying about watching stuff blow up. Californian engineer/amateur photographer Alan Sailer understands this implicitly.  

Tap Story

Friday February 10, 2012

Australia's water is some of the best in the world, so why on earth do we buy bottled?