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.

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.

The Good Stuff Awards

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Are you a creative type? The Good Stuff awards might just be the leg up you’ve been looking for. Entries close soon, though, so get cracking.

Cowboy life isn’t all gunslinging and horse riding. Finnish photographer Karoliina Paatos captures the more mundane moments of life on the range.

Typewriters weren't just used for writing the Great American Novel (or tedious office memos) – musicians used them too. We look back at the musical machines lost to history.

Flat Earth Theory

Sunday January 15, 2017

This Japanese map of the Earth – which turns from a sphere to a pyramid to a 2D map without distortions – might be the best one yet.

El Alto’s brightly coloured, geometric buildings might look like tripped-out pinball machines, but they’re actually based on traditional Andean textiles and ceramics.