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.

They look like something Ansel Adams might have taken, but these landscape photos are actually taken from hacked surveillance cameras.

The Graphic Design of Old Batteries

Monday February 06, 2017

Here's that blog about old batteries you didn't ask for.

Building nerds rejoice! You can now study architecture at Harvard University, for free, and from the comfort of your laptop (or mobile phone). Here’s what the course looks like.

A messy night calls for messy food. In his first recipe for Smith Journal, the Tote’s Brian Edwards shows us how to make this very German non-delicacy.

Long week? This time-lapse footage of lava will help you unwind. 

The Art of (Fake) Facial Hair

Thursday February 02, 2017

Can’t grow a beard? No worries; this decorative wooden one from Russian craftsman Alexander Kanygin is all the manly you need.

The Most Colourful Job in Afghanistan

Wednesday February 01, 2017

Meet the artisans charged with keeping the Great Mosque of Afghanistan this eye-wateringly colourful.

Paper Engines

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Wipe the oil off your hands: these working origami engines are things of tiny, impractical beauty.

Forget that luthier’s apprenticeship you've been eying off: these tinkerers will show you how to make a guitar out of nearly anything.

Rewilding Australia

Sunday January 29, 2017

Would you like to see Tassie devils return to the Australian mainland? That’s just one of the crazy things that could happen if the “rewilding” movement gets its way.