Smith Journal · A quarterly, Australia-based publication that takes unexpected, interesting, funny and sometimes complicated stories and tells them the way you would to a bunch of friends at the pub.

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.

We all dream of icecream

Monday December 05, 2011
Pat and Stick's have been making and peddling amazing icecream sangers around Sydney since 2004. The good news is you can now buy direct from the source. 

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.

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. 

Conor - not Conan - O'Brien

Friday December 02, 2011

You don't need to know anything about art to appreciate the photographs of Perth native Conor O'Brien.

Gold Digger

Friday December 02, 2011

It's unlikely that fights broke out amongst the prospectors of olden days over skin care products. But then, there's an undercurrent of irony throughout the range of handmade men's skincare products produced by Prospector Co.

 

Shelter

Friday December 02, 2011

Being entirely self-sufficient in 2011 is essentially impossible, but attaining some measure of sustainability can be both financially advantageous and good for the soul. Just ask Lloyd Kahn.

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. 

The Toaster Project

Wednesday November 30, 2011

Thomas Thwaites is our latest D.I.Y. hero. The guy built a toaster from scratch by digging up iron ore and smelting it in his microwave.