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.

These retro caravan brochures are so fantastically gaudy, you’ll never want to camp without a shagpile rug again.

David Bowie's Stamp of Approval

Friday January 27, 2017

The Royal Mail pays tribute to the Thin White Duke with a range of oddly shaped postage stamps.

Aboriginal astronomy fuses 60,000 years of Indigenous knowledge with theoretical physics – and modern street maps. 

The Makeshift Homes of Spanish Nomads

Wednesday January 25, 2017

Living off the grid usually means forking out for an expensive modular house and a dozen solar panels. But for this nomadic community in the Spanish mountains, the concept is a lot more basic. Photographer Ben Murphy investigates.

Beautiful Shipwrecks

Tuesday January 24, 2017

Running your ship ashore is a dangerous, costly and – if you’re the captain of a commercial vessel – career-limiting thing to do. But we’ll be damned if it doesn’t look pretty.

Imagining Iconic Movies as Houses

Monday January 23, 2017

Federico Babina takes your favourite films and turns them into buildings. Because why the hell not.

The 7000-year-old question of trepanation is a real head-scratcher.

Photographer Richard Nicholson captures the dwindling generation of people who still labour in service of the silver screen.

The Art of Modern Scarecrows

Thursday January 19, 2017

Farmers tend to prefer pesticides and nets to old-fashioned scarecrows. But artist Hugo Deniau reckons we should give the old guys another chance.

Searching for History in the Mud

Wednesday January 18, 2017

Along the banks of the Thames, a group of modern "mudlarks" are unearthing objects from 2000 years of human history. Here’s what they’ve found so far.