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.

Gangs in the '70s and '80s meant business – so much so that many even had their own business cards. A book by urban historian Brandon Johnson looks at 60 of the best.

Specifically: like Renzo Piano, designer of the Whitney Museum.

Take a Ride On Your Own Tiny Train

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Wish public transport was a tad more, well, private? These single-passenger rail vehicles could be the ticket. 

The Neon Museum

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Shining a gaudy, flashing light on The Neon Museum, where Las Vegas's neon signs go to die.

Meet Jeff the Spoonsmith

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Feel the spoon with your hands. (Whittle the spoon while you can.)

Bamboo Buildings of the Future

Friday March 15, 2019

The future, we are told, is going to be green. These bamboo buildings take that idea to a very green extreme.

Australia’s first taphonomic research centre helps local forensic scientists – and their crime-fighting colleagues – study human remains in the bush.

Capturing the Signs of Australia

Tuesday March 12, 2019

Local photographer Brady Michaels is recording the nation's fading vintage signs and typography, one bit of neon, shabbily painted brick or auto sculpture at a time.

Making a Log Cabin on Wheels

Sunday March 10, 2019

Filmmaker Cyrus Sutton has mastered the art of living comfortably in cars. In fact, his current abode – a thoroughly decked-out Freightliner – is like a wood cabin on wheels.

An online repository for all our favourite fading, tattered tees. Because a world in which the meaningless ephemera of bygone decades isn’t stored for posterity isn’t worth living in.