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.

After a huge misunderstanding, plans to build this massive Frank Lloyd Wright chapel were scrapped. Now a Spanish architect is breathing new life into them.

Own a piece of Melbourne music memorabilia? These historians would like to speak with you.

Jumping into the Cave of Swallows

Thursday February 09, 2017

This vertigo-inducing pit – the largest in the world – takes more than a full hour to descend by rope. And much less time if you just fling yourself off.

We caught up with the co-founder of iFixit – the Wikipedia of fixing stuff – ahead of his talk at WOMADelaide's Planet Talks series.

The writing wasn’t always Pulitzer-worthy, but the artwork adorning old sci-fi books deserves a place in the annals of art history.

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.