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.

Scary Santas

Tuesday December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas! Now please enjoy these archival photos of sinister-looking Santas from the 19th century.

A Star Wars Christmas Carol

Monday December 24, 2018

This Star Wars-themed Christmas album might not have much on the traditional carols, but it does feature a young Jon Bon Jovi singing 'Merry Christmas' to R2-D2.

How to Harvest a Christmas Tree

Sunday December 23, 2018

Yule never look at a Christmas tree the same way once you know the details of its ten-year journey to your hearth.

Merry Christmas! Here are some creepy Victorian-era Christmas cards of dead birds and frogs stabbing each other for some reason.

Deck the halls: here’s a Christmas playlist that won’t make you want to pour eggnog on your stereo speakers.

Add a little lunar charm to your walls with this detailed moon map, free with every copy of Smith Journal volume 29.

Giveaway: Norlan Rauk Heavy Tumbler

Wednesday December 19, 2018

This is easily the heaviest tumbler we’ve laid our whisky-coveting mitts on – and we’ve got a few to give away.

He’s also invented a beer stein that stays cold in the desert.

The Makeshift Homes of Spanish Nomads

Saturday December 15, 2018

Living off the grid usually means forking out for an expensive modular house and a dozen solar panels. But for this nomadic community in the Spanish mountains, the concept is a lot more basic. Photographer Ben Murphy investigates.

Before 1978, newspapers were made by people who had to cast each word in molten hot lead. This is how it was done.