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.

This Is Not A Squid

Sunday May 26, 2019

But it is a very life-like glass model of one – just one of hundreds of fake sea creatures crafted into existence in the 19th century.

The Online Knitting Library

Saturday May 25, 2019

Dislike being cold? Looking for something to do with your hands? Good news: the University of Southampton has uploaded over 300 gloriously daggy knitting books to the internet.

Thirsty? This astrophysicist-turned-brewer steps us through the tasty, intoxicating science of making beer from wildflowers.

These (eerily realistic paintings of) signs are like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re gonna get.

Spoiler: kind of like a waterfall.

Here are some younger churches to marvel at while Notre-Dame gets its beauty sleep.

Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. (Or cars that, you know, actually exist.)

Watch as this furniture maker turns the underside of a bridge into a totally workable (and probably illegal) studio space. 

Who’s a good soldier?

See the globe lit up with a constellation of green dots, each a radio station you can tune into from the comfort of your browser.