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.

Reality check

Saturday January 28, 2012

Sean Hartter must own a time machine; the guy re-invisions classic movie posters in alternate universes.

Shooting stuff with Washed Out

Friday January 27, 2012

Ernest Greene from Washed Out is known for making music on stage, but he's also pretty handy with a camera. We spoke to him about taking photos on the road.

Sydney Story Factory

Thursday January 26, 2012

Reading a great story or cooking up a lazy daydream are two of life's sweetest treats.

The Meaning of Mate

Thursday January 26, 2012

Happy Australia Day, maaaaates.

Colour park

Wednesday January 25, 2012

Car parks are about as inspiring as industrial wastelands, unless they're under the creative direction of designers Craig & Karl.

Almost-invisibility cloak

Wednesday January 25, 2012

When we were young we thought that if we closed our eyes in certain circumstances we would become invisible. Didn't work then, but it might now.

Greetings from space

Tuesday January 24, 2012

Pop quiz: What do Kibo, Zarya and Zvezda have in common? They're all components of NASA's International Space Station (ISS) and feature as this year's calendar gals.

There will be time

Tuesday January 24, 2012

With the motto 'Time has its own time' sitting in the window, Sutton Clocks Shop on New York's Upper East Side harks back to a defiantly pre-digital age.

Make Smith

Monday January 23, 2012

Make Smith has no official affiliation with Smith Journal, but we wouldn't complain if it did. The Santa Barbara-based label is run by Steve Soria, a third gen leather craftsman.

Alain de Botton (ticket giveaway)

Monday January 23, 2012

Over the last decade and a half Alain de Botton has carved a niche for himself as the world's pre-eminent evangelist of popular philosophy.