Design

The Backpack Tent

Saturday December 29, 2018

A nifty backpack that can turn into a tent might be the coolest portable home we've seen yet.

21 Philosophies Explained Using Snake

Thursday December 27, 2018

This take on the old mobile phone game explains philosophy using one (very pixelated) snake.

Add a little lunar charm to your walls with this detailed moon map, free with every copy of Smith Journal volume 29.

Giveaway: Norlan Rauk Heavy Tumbler

Wednesday December 19, 2018

This is easily the heaviest tumbler we’ve laid our whisky-coveting mitts on – and we’ve got a few to give away.

Before 1978, newspapers were made by people who had to cast each word in molten hot lead. This is how it was done.

365 Spoons in 365 Days

Thursday December 13, 2018

Designer Stian Korntved Ruud set himself a challenge: to carve a spoon a day for a year. His collection is a thing of arty, soup slurping beauty.

'It's a Gas!', a new book from Gestalten, highlights the hidden wonders of service station architecture.

The Company We Keep

Monday December 10, 2018

Take a behind-the-scenes look at some seriously Smithy brands, from modern whisky distillers to accidental hip-hop icons, leathergoods start-ups and more.

Living in the Trees

Thursday December 06, 2018

With its own wood-fired hot tub and skate bowl, Foster Huntington’s Cinder Cone might be the most awesome treehouse this side of Endor.

Things could have looked very different for New York City’s famous park, had this recently unearthed design gotten the go ahead 160 years ago.