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.

Specifically: like Renzo Piano, designer of the Whitney Museum.

Wish public transport was a tad more, well, private? These single-passenger rail vehicles could be the ticket. 

Bamboo Buildings of the Future

Friday March 15, 2019

The future, we are told, is going to be green. These bamboo buildings take that idea to a very green extreme.

Australia’s first taphonomic research centre helps local forensic scientists – and their crime-fighting colleagues – study human remains in the bush.

Capturing the Signs of Australia

Tuesday March 12, 2019

Local photographer Brady Michaels is recording the nation's fading vintage signs and typography, one bit of neon, shabbily painted brick or auto sculpture at a time.

Making a Log Cabin on Wheels

Sunday March 10, 2019

Filmmaker Cyrus Sutton has mastered the art of living comfortably in cars. In fact, his current abode – a thoroughly decked-out Freightliner – is like a wood cabin on wheels.

An online repository for all our favourite fading, tattered tees. Because a world in which the meaningless ephemera of bygone decades isn’t stored for posterity isn’t worth living in.

Walking in Memphis, in India

Friday March 08, 2019

India's postmodern, Memphis-style buildings sure are nice on the eye. But how did they get there?

Back in the day, TV station logos were physical models made of metal and wood. We look at the designers who put some of these surprisingly tactile emblems together.

Rugged Land Rover on the outside, sleek Tesla on the inside.

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