By The Book

Saturday December 10, 2011

Nicholas Jones is a man who takes the infinite possibilities of the book quite, ahem, literally. 

Genuine Faker

Thursday December 08, 2011

Melbourne-native Chet Faker makes music that doesn't fit neatly in a box labelled 'folk' or 'soul' or 'electronic'.  

It takes all types

Wednesday December 07, 2011

Typewriters were the cover stars of Smith volume one and nobody in Australia knows more about them than Robert Messenger, owner of the Australian Typewriter Museum in Canberra. 

Head Full of Snakes

Tuesday December 06, 2011

If you have a 'head full of snakes' it means that you have baggage. Or you're crazy. Or you're crazy, with baggage. But in the case of a new publication by designers Luke Wood and Stuart Geddes, Head Full of Snakes means that they like motorbikes.

The Casual Cyclist

Monday December 05, 2011

Matt Hurst started The Humble Vintage bike hire service in Melbourne and Sydney after riding beautiful old wheelers in Buenos Aires. Two years later he's successfully operating in two cities and has just published a book (his first) called The Casual Cyclist's Guide. He tells us more about it here.

Meet Tattoo Tim

Monday December 05, 2011

Anyone familiar with Roald Dahl's short story, Skin, will note an eerie similarity in the work of Belgian artist Wim Delvoye's living, breathing human artwork.

The Wheeler Centre

Sunday December 04, 2011

The launch of The Moat cafe gives us a top excuse to tell you about The Wheeler Centre, an incredible resource for writing, lectures and ideas in Melbourne.

Gorillaz grow up

Wednesday November 30, 2011

It's strange to think that ten years have passed since Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett unleashed 'Clint Eastwood' as a virtual band called Gorillaz. Stranger still is the fact that a 2D band has lasted long enough to toast ten years. 

Alain on tour

Tuesday November 29, 2011

Philosopher, author, traveller and Smith Journal contributor Alain de Botton is touching down in Australia early next year.

Yelping with Cormac

Friday November 25, 2011

Cormac McCarthy wrote The Road and No Country for Old Men, but we're pretty sure he never penned a piece on Taco Bell, until now. If you're a fan of the great man, read on.