D.I.Y.

Scrumping in the city

Tuesday December 20, 2011

Fruit picking and foraging opportunities are all around... if you know where to look. Rohan talks about the time-honoured tradition of scrumping. 

Waving the stick in the air

Thursday December 08, 2011

In this week's 'How To' Rohan stands in the cool water, puts a stick in the air and talks about baiting the fly fish.

Liberty Tools

Tuesday December 06, 2011

If Smith were a moving image we hope it'd look something like Etsy's series 'There's no place like here'. One of the latest short films features Skip Brack, owner and 'head tool picker' at the Liberty Tool Company. 

Shelter

Friday December 02, 2011

Being entirely self-sufficient in 2011 is essentially impossible, but attaining some measure of sustainability can be both financially advantageous and good for the soul. Just ask Lloyd Kahn.

The Toaster Project

Wednesday November 30, 2011

Thomas Thwaites is our latest D.I.Y. hero. The guy built a toaster from scratch by digging up iron ore and smelting it in his microwave.

Grow your own... now

Friday November 25, 2011

In his second 'How To' for Smith online, Rohan gets into the garden to tell us what to plant now so that we can stick it in salads throughout summer. 

Made By Hand

Thursday November 24, 2011

Handmade gifts beat store-bought, hands down. And handmade products beat factory-produced goods, nine times out of ten. Made By Hand is a Brooklyn-based website that documents and promotes the emerging move away from mechanised manufacturing to making things the old fashioned way.

How to smoke a trout

Friday November 18, 2011

In his first 'How to' for Smith online, outdoor man Rohan Anderson from Whole Larder Love unravels the intricate art of trout smoking. Turns out it's dead easy.

The Taxidermist

Wednesday November 09, 2011

We’d never heard of a ‘fleshing wheel’ until we spoke to taxidermist Ryan Hanley for Smith Journal volume one.

Butch Anthony's Wondrous Junk

Sunday November 06, 2011

You can study at fancy schools for years or you can just start making stuff at home. Butch Anthony chose the latter.

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