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.

Musical Cars

Thursday January 31, 2019

As cars become quieter, it will be harder to hear them coming. One designer has come up with a solution: turn them into the greatest band the world has ever seen.

Ever wonder what happens behind the doors of science labs? Daniel Stier's sharp, strangely tranquil photos will show you.

Borders without Borders

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Valerio Vincenzo's photos show us what a world with free and open borders can look like. (Hint: a lot nicer than one with giant walls.)

And God said, “Let there be light!”. And there was light. Eventually.

The Basket Houses of Iraq

Saturday January 26, 2019

This water kingdom in southern Iraq was almost destroyed by Saddam Hussein – and its unique woven reed architecture along with it. But now they're both making a comeback.

If you've got to do it, you may as well do it with science.

Designer Scott Reinhard makes maps that could take an eye out. 

You could say they’re right up our alley.

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?