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Yasmin Mund: Hôtel Hôtel

Saturday May 06, 2017

Is there anywhere quite like Southern France? Yes, by the looks of these photos by National Geographic award-winning photographer Yasmin Mund, which give the place a certain Hollywood feel.

Love wine? Running With Bulls is hosting Meet Your Maker, a wine-tasting and degustation experience to school your taste buds. And you could attend – if you enter our competition.

This chef decided to “plate up” the world’s military ration meals as if they were being served at a Michelin-starred restaurant – and now we want to eat them.  

Beneath the featureless surface of the Nullarbor Plain lies an alien landscape dazzling cave divers and geologists alike. 

Illustrator Mark Todd draws fake album covers for bands we wish existed. 

The Encyclopaedia of Robots

Tuesday May 02, 2017

When the singularity occurs and we’re all enslaved by machines, it’ll pay to be on the good side of whoever runs TheOldRobots.com, a one-stop repository of information about – you guessed it – old robots.

After 35 years away, Mark Palmer returned home to New Zealand and built the best sheep farm outpost we’ve ever seen. (And we’ve seen at least two.)

The French photographer was a major influence on director Wes Anderson. 

Watch this touching tribute to the late André Cassagnes, inventor of the Etch A Sketch, animated on the device itself.

Want to Work at Smith Journal?

Friday April 28, 2017

Exciting news, folks! We’re on the hunt for a new sales gun to join us at Smith Journal, as well as a new assistant accountant.