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Floating On The Floodplains

Saturday August 25, 2018

Annual floods plague the Soomaa forests of Estonia, but a group of design students aren’t fighting the problem – they’re working with it.

Father’s Day is alarmingly close. But don’t panic! These last-minute gift ideas will help secure your favourite child status for another year (and show Dad you care, of course). 

Tudor and the Marine Nationale

Thursday August 23, 2018

In the 1950s, the French navy's elite commando frogmen unit started looking for a watch company that supported their underwater mission. They found Tudor, and a decades-long collaboration was born.

Come Work at Smith Journal

Thursday August 23, 2018

Good news, everyone: we’re looking for a branded content champ to join the team here at Smith Journal and the broader frankie press family!

The Museum of Collapsed Buildings

Wednesday August 22, 2018

The internet’s full of places where you can marvel at architectural successes. Now there’s a place to gawk at its failures, too.

When is a house not a home? When it’s one of Gao Rong’s life-sized embroidered sculptures.

Data meets literature (and makes some surprisingly eye-catching art in the process).

How an unlucky-in-love crane fell for her zookeeper. 

DIY Beer Can Stove

Saturday August 18, 2018

Make your own camp stove with an empty beer can and these handy instructions.

In Italy, an artist is converting manholes into teeny tiny rooms to raise awareness of homelessness.