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A few handpicked odds and ends to Smith-ify your house (or give as gifts, if you’re feeling generous).

Volume 27 Out Now

Monday June 04, 2018

No bones about it, Smith Journal volume 27 is a mammoth issue – and it’s out now in Australia.

Reading nooks suspended in mid-air and something straight out of a sci-fi. Long gone are the stuffy suburban libraries of our youth. 

The Real Food of Fiction

Monday May 21, 2018

The New York Public Library's searchable menu database gives you insight into what Don Draper and Patrick Bateman might have eaten.

“Women only drew penises 1.4% of the time – but when they did, they drew them longer than men.”

He's dry, wry, self-deprecating and has a lot to say about his fascinating and tiny country. 

In news confounding lawyers (and almost everyone else) around the world, the Ganges River has been granted non-human ‘personhood’. Sound crazy? Not when you consider what’s at stake. 

What is the Internet Made of?

Sunday April 22, 2018

In an age of instantaneous data transfers, the cloud and handheld magic devices, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that the internet is nothing but a glorified assortment of wires and cables strung loosely across the globe.