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.

The Camper Kart

Wednesday May 17, 2017

Tiny homes don’t come much tinier than the Camper Kart – a one-person pop-up sleeper made out of recycled materials and affixed to a shopping trolley. 

A new project aims to recreate the Japanese metropolis in 100 tiny, 3D-printed pieces.

For 10 days in June, Melbourne’s Emerging Writers’ Festival will celebrate, support and cajole the words out of the nation’s fledgeling wordsmiths. Here’s our pick of this year’s events, and the chance to score free tickets.

Behold the snazziest crims to ever grace our nation’s prison cells in these recently unearthed photos.

Ghostly photos of abandoned planes, submarines and buildings in the former Soviet Union.

Get Bent

Saturday May 13, 2017

At a time where electronics are often replaced rather than repaired, a rogue group of hackers are soldering against the system. They are circuit benders, and they’re giving new life to old tech.

Thanks to many hands, an extra-large bookstand and a hi-def camera, these rare maps are now available online. Here’s how it was done. 

Gangs in the '70s and '80s meant business – so much so that many even had their own business cards. A new book by urban historian Brandon Johnson looks at 60 of the best.

“Sound tracker” Gordon Hempton is on a mission to save the last silent places in nature. 

Taking pictures of America’s last picture shows.