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Charles Darwin's Doodles

Thursday October 18, 2018

On the Origin of Species might be one of the most important books ever written. But to Darwin’s kids, it was just another thing to scribble on.

In Suburbia, photographer Warren Kirk captures people and places time forgot. 

Scientist Cecilia Bembibre wants us all to take a big whiff of what the past might have smelled like. 

Analogue Miniatures

Saturday October 13, 2018

Handmade using paper, string and rubber bands, these tiny models imagine what today’s musical instruments might look like if we hadn’t abandoned the analogue technology of yesteryear.

Shopping Trolley Furniture

Friday October 12, 2018

This furniture designer is giving tired old shopping trolleys a second chance – by transforming them into your new couch.

Come Work at Smith Journal

Thursday October 11, 2018

Exciting news, folks! We’re on the hunt for a new sales gun to join us at Smith Journal. Apply within. 

NASA’s Flame Thrower

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Sometimes it’s important to enjoy the simple things in life. Like NASA burning a shedload of fuel in the Utah desert.

Here are those dreamy photos of New Zealand your subconscious ordered.

The Art of People Looking at Art

Monday October 08, 2018

Brisbane photographer Dean Swindell uses his camera to turn art viewers into art subjects.

A physics professor from Adelaide says he’s just cracked a 70-year-old murder mystery. But the rest of the story is stranger than you might imagine.