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Every Tree in New York City

Wednesday December 21, 2016

There are exactly 666,134 trees lining New York City’s filthy streets. And someone has made a map detailing every one of them.

Deck the halls: here’s a Christmas playlist that won’t make you want to pour eggnog on your stereo speakers.

Underwater Farms

Monday December 19, 2016

Could underwater “farm pods” solve the planet’s food issues? Apparently so, according to these aquatic farmers. 

Sydney's Elephant Graveyard

Sunday December 18, 2016

There's something unusual buried in a suburban backyard in Coogee, Sydney: a giant elephant named Alice. Writer James Woodriff investigates.

The 2017 Fruit Sticker Year Planner

Saturday December 17, 2016

Considering the tiny, overlooked art of fruit stickers with a do-it-yourself wall planner.

Nearly eight decades' worth of beautifully designed state secrets are now available for your perusal.

A bunch of arty types are making retro-style posters for each one of America’s 59 national parks. Fingers crossed some Aussie ones follow shortly.

Smith Journal Gift Guide 2016

Wednesday December 14, 2016

Need some gift-giving inspiration this Christmas? Here's a bunch of stuff we wouldn't mind finding under the Festivus pole Christmas tree.

An Island of One’s Own

Tuesday December 13, 2016

Meet Alf Stackhouse, the 91-year-old “king” of Tasmania’s Badger Island. 

There's a slightly odd Chinese theme park in the Egyptian desert. Photographer Klaus Thymann went to check it out.