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.

Writer Brian Phillips had a bad year. So, he took off on a road trip through the desert in search of UFOs, his sanity and the American Dream.

Art and sport don’t always play nice, but the strange pastime of ‘Strava art’ – where runners and cyclists create images on maps – is a clear exception.

Were they practical? No idea. Did they look nice? Da.

In a small village in China, a group of “spider-men” and women free-climb massive cave walls for medicinal herbs. Just don’t look down.

Halley Docherty superimposes classic album covers on to present-day Google Street View screenshots. And he goes a lot deeper than just Abbey Road.

Trouble Sleeping? Listening to these ambient film soundscapes might help.

Every Tree in New York City

Thursday October 03, 2019

There are exactly 666,134 trees lining New York City’s filthy streets. And someone has made a map detailing every one of them.

Haunting Abandoned Petrol Stations

Tuesday October 01, 2019

These photos of deserted French gas stations gave us the post-apocalyptic feels. 

The live-streaming couple just welcomed some new chicks to the family.

Become a Citizen of the Trash Isles

Saturday September 28, 2019

Now you can score yourself a passport and local currency to go and live in the most rubbish place on earth. (Even Al Gore's got one.)