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.

Beautiful Shipwrecks

Friday April 12, 2019

Running your ship ashore is a dangerous, costly and – if you’re the captain of a commercial vessel – career-limiting thing to do. But we’ll be damned if it doesn’t look pretty.

Cowboy life isn’t all gunslinging and horse riding. Finnish photographer Karoliina Paatos captures the more mundane moments of life on the range.

Morgan Phillips, aka the Sucklord, makes bootlegged action figures for a living. But they’re more than just knock-offs: they’re works of (very freaky) art.

A short film from 1965 captures the art of axe-making in its final days.

The rise of GPS has left a lot of old maps feeling a bit lost. Matthew Cusick is giving them a more artistic sense of direction.

Once upon a time, bees across Europe were routinely informed of matters concerning their keeper’s lives. And if they weren’t ‘put into mourning’ after their keeper’s death, things would go astray.

The 387 Houses of Peter Fritz

Saturday April 06, 2019

Why did an insurance clerk painstakingly make 387 architecturally perfect miniature houses, only to abandon them in an op-shop?

Dan Lynch is a civil rights lawyer by day, and New York City’s most prolific (and legal) music bootlegger by night. These are his tapes.

Want to know who you really are, deep down? Start by taking a look at who lives inside your digestive system.

As the weather starts to turn chilly, take a leaf out of Lítla Dímun’s book and make yourself a neat cloud hat.