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 short film from 1965 captures the art of axe-making in its final days.

The rise of GPS has left a lot of old maps feeling a bit lost. Matthew Cusick is giving them a more artistic sense of direction.

Once upon a time, bees across Europe were routinely informed of matters concerning their keeper’s lives. And if they weren’t ‘put into mourning’ after their keeper’s death, things would go astray.

The 387 Houses of Peter Fritz

Saturday April 06, 2019

Why did an insurance clerk painstakingly make 387 architecturally perfect miniature houses, only to abandon them in an op-shop?

Dan Lynch is a civil rights lawyer by day, and New York City’s most prolific (and legal) music bootlegger by night. These are his tapes.

Want to know who you really are, deep down? Start by taking a look at who lives inside your digestive system.

As the weather starts to turn chilly, take a leaf out of Lítla Dímun’s book and make yourself a neat cloud hat.

They look like something Ansel Adams might have taken, but these landscape photos are actually taken from hacked surveillance cameras.

Before Boris Yeltsin, the USSR actually tried to wean the country off vodka with these smartly designed ad campaigns. 

As one writer points out, the place looks like Jurassic Park after the dinosaurs break out.