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.

Walking on thin air

Wednesday December 07, 2011

A new walkway at Tianmen Mountain National Park in China puts two-and-a-half inches of glass between visitors and a crapload of thin air.

It takes all types

Wednesday December 07, 2011

Typewriters were the cover stars of Smith volume one and nobody in Australia knows more about them than Robert Messenger, owner of the Australian Typewriter Museum in Canberra. 

Head Full of Snakes

Tuesday December 06, 2011

If you have a 'head full of snakes' it means that you have baggage. Or you're crazy. Or you're crazy, with baggage. But in the case of a new publication by designers Luke Wood and Stuart Geddes, Head Full of Snakes means that they like motorbikes.

Liberty Tools

Tuesday December 06, 2011

If Smith were a moving image we hope it'd look something like Etsy's series 'There's no place like here'. One of the latest short films features Skip Brack, owner and 'head tool picker' at the Liberty Tool Company. 

The Casual Cyclist

Monday December 05, 2011

Matt Hurst started The Humble Vintage bike hire service in Melbourne and Sydney after riding beautiful old wheelers in Buenos Aires. Two years later he's successfully operating in two cities and has just published a book (his first) called The Casual Cyclist's Guide. He tells us more about it here.

Meet Tattoo Tim

Monday December 05, 2011

Anyone familiar with Roald Dahl's short story, Skin, will note an eerie similarity in the work of Belgian artist Wim Delvoye's living, breathing human artwork.

We all dream of icecream

Monday December 05, 2011
Pat and Stick's have been making and peddling amazing icecream sangers around Sydney since 2004. The good news is you can now buy direct from the source. 

The Wheeler Centre

Sunday December 04, 2011

The launch of The Moat cafe gives us a top excuse to tell you about The Wheeler Centre, an incredible resource for writing, lectures and ideas in Melbourne.

By the fireside

Sunday December 04, 2011

Otero's portable 'Cocoon' fireplace is a good looking and environmentally friendly (if initially exy) way to keep warm. 

Conor - not Conan - O'Brien

Friday December 02, 2011

You don't need to know anything about art to appreciate the photographs of Perth native Conor O'Brien.