Design

Notes of a Traveller

Sunday December 11, 2011

Stop taking notes on your iPhone and start jotting them in a 'Traveler's Notebook'.

Field Candy

Friday December 09, 2011

It's Meredith weekend in Melbourne and anyone who's ever been will know that one of the challenges of the festival (along with the inevitable inclement weather and the cataclysmic hangover on Sunday) is finding your tent in the dark.

By the fireside

Sunday December 04, 2011

Otero's portable 'Cocoon' fireplace is a good looking and environmentally friendly (if initially exy) way to keep warm. 

On the box

Thursday December 01, 2011

If you've ever been watching an old film and shouted, "look at that incredible TV set!" it was probably a Brionvega. Especially if the film was Italian.

Poler Stuff

Thursday December 01, 2011

This one pretty much speaks for itself: it's a sleeping bag that you can wear - and if that isn't all kinds of genius, then frankly, we don't know what is. 

Meat pillows

Monday November 28, 2011

Finally, a pillowcase fit for Ron Swanson!

When form meets function

Sunday November 27, 2011

Much of the work of designer Gabriele Diamanti is directed toward objects that benefit everyone - from city benches made out of recycled plastic to traffic bollards topped with flowerpots.

From trash to trailer

Friday November 25, 2011

Berlin's Hüttenpalast sure is swisher than the average camping site, but it still has plenty of green and quiet.

God Save the Tsar

Friday November 25, 2011

Our friends in Moscow had their poster-printing chops down well before the Bolsheviks turned up.

Open for inspection

Thursday November 24, 2011

Ever gone over to a mate's and wished that you could leave with a few choice objects? Melbourne's 'Open House' gives free reign to this whim; objects include furniture by Smith Journal volume one alumnus, Greg Hatton.