Wall of Sound

Monday October 22, 2012

Before his personal life got all 'murder-y', Phil Spector was responsible for perhaps the most revolutionary idea in recorded music: the Wall of Sound. 

Disruptive Pattern Material

Friday October 19, 2012

Investigating stories for Smith has taken us to some wonderful and unexpected places: pinball message boards, Masonic lodges and, recently, inside the controversy of camouflage. 

Incu Turns 10

Friday October 19, 2012

Ten years ago Brian and Vincent Wu decided to quit their jobs in IT and start a clothing store. Not the most likely career change, but a decade down the track Incu remains one of Australia's most forward-thinking and interesting outlets in the game.

Herriott Grace

Tuesday October 09, 2012

Father and daughter Lance and Nikole Herriott live a long way apart – 3400 kilometres to be precise – but they work more closely together than most families. 

West America

Friday September 28, 2012

After years of fighting an ever-increasing workload that threatened their spontaneous natures, Jordan Hufnagel and James Crowe hatched a cunning plan.

Monsieur Morel

Saturday September 22, 2012

In volume four we journeyed into the mountains of southern France to meet Francois Morel, maker of the finest hand-crafted bird calls this side of a bird itself.


Wednesday September 19, 2012

If there's one industry growing faster than cycling itself, it's the accessories that plug into it. With a focus on quality leather construction and design, Patebury is rising to the top of the market.

A Convo with Kev

Monday September 17, 2012

As host of Grand Designs, Kevin McCloud so eloquently pinpoints the beauty and horror of modern-day renos. McCloud's 'Things I've Learnt' grace the pages in Smith volume four, but he had so much great stuff to say that we've published some extra words here.

Field Notes Plays Ball

Saturday September 08, 2012

The latest series release from Field Notes is dedicated to a classic summertime sport: baseball.

One Minute Wonders

Friday September 07, 2012

The problem with having a relationship with your daily grind is identifying yourself as a profession first and a person second: Greg the graphic designer; Laurie the photojournalist; and even Bob the builder. A new online project takes this idea and turns it on its head.