View from the top

Monday November 21, 2011

The American Alpine Club is a non-for-profit advocacy group for rockclimbers, mountaineers and generally alpine-inclined outdoorsy types.

Old Faithful Shop

Sunday November 20, 2011

There's one thing we know about Canadians: they don't take kindly to bullshit. Maybe that's why Vancouver natives Savannah Olsen and Walter Manning opened Old Faithful Shop.

Painting the photograph

Saturday November 19, 2011

In an era of Instamatic filters and high-resolution iPhone cameras pretty much everyone fancies themselves as a photographer, but not everyone works with a large format wet plate camera like John Coffer.  

Property of...

Friday November 18, 2011

In between pouring macchiatos, Singapore-based coffee guys Peter Teo and Richard Chamberlain have turned their caffeine-stained fingers to making a line of bags. 

How to smoke a trout

Friday November 18, 2011

In his first 'How to' for Smith online, outdoor man Rohan Anderson from Whole Larder Love unravels the intricate art of trout smoking. Turns out it's dead easy.

Where's my flying car?

Friday November 18, 2011

Jet packs, robot butlers, flying cars – people in the past thought that the future would be pretty cool. But for Matt Novak of Paleofuture, futurism goes way beyond The Jetsons.

Crazy mère enculeurs

Thursday November 17, 2011

Don't watch this trailer if you're scared of heights. Don't watch this trailer if the thought of sommersaulting off the edge of a cliff makes your palms sweat.

Introducing Whole Larder Love

Thursday November 17, 2011

For a bloke with a blog Rohan Anderson spends an extraordinary amount of time outside. Day to day he's growing, reaping, sowing, foraging, hunting, building and cooking – not necessarily in that order – from his home in Ballarat and documenting the experience on Whole Larder Love.

Fly fishing with Jed Lind

Wednesday November 16, 2011

We're not sure how we first stumbled upon the work of Jed Lind, but his photo series, Small is Beautiful, was one of the visual high points of Smith Journal volume one. We recently spoke to the artist about his wider body of work, fly fishing and living in L.A.

Brazenhead Books

Wednesday November 16, 2011

A future wherein used books are sold in secret sounds like a dystopian nightmare. But that's what's come to pass for Michael Seidenberg.