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.

A Walkable Roller Coaster

Sunday January 20, 2019

Enjoy roller coasters but wish they weren't so damn fast? This mountainside walking platform in the Czech Republic could be right up your alley.

Who knew dissecting a tree – millimetre by painstaking millimetre – could be so damn relaxing?

How artists and designers are working together to see through the fog of war.

The Penguin Effect

Monday January 14, 2019

How a brotherly brainstorm caused the biggest publishing event since the invention of the printing press.

Anyone born within earshot of the Reagan administration will remember the distinct aesthetic of VHS cover art. This online museum pays tribute to the artists behind the era.

Imagine hand-drawing an atlas of the whole Western world, without the use of satellites. These Soviet cartographers came startlingly close.

Everything in Japan is so nicely designed, even their construction workers look like starship pilots. The pics from this construction wear catalogue are making us reconsider our career choices.

Phil Collins, Mumford and Sons, Celine Dion and the rest of these soft-pop wonders never looked so metal. 

A Rock and a Nice Place

Thursday January 03, 2019

This rock-shaped cabin channels the natural beauty of the Alps into a perfectly camouflaged abode.

The Museum of Kitsch Technology

Tuesday January 01, 2019

These zany gadgets from yesteryear are making us nostalgic for things we never knew existed.

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