Turn on your out-of-office: Smith Journal volume 32 is out now.

Inside this issue you’ll get interior design tips (more don'ts than do’s) from 1970s business executives, go hunting for spaceships in a Russian forest, drink alcohol that has scientists scratching their heads, and shoot hoops in the Philippines.

Looking for life advice from comedian, filmmaker and self-appointed “filth elder” John Waters? Look no further than Smith Journal volume 32 then, because that’s exactly what it has. You’ll also meet a man building his own glaciers to combat climate change, see what life would be like for an artist on Mars, and learn what weather forecasts have to do with predicting war.

But wait, there’s more! You’ll also ponder the artistic bona fides of musical holograms, go crime-solving with the world’s only font detective, examine the doodles of Dwight Eisenhower and Queen Victoria, and see what professional designers can learn from Turkish street hawkers.

Here's a peek between the covers:

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Things John Waters Believes

Including why you should do LSD in your 70s.

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Russian Rocket Hunters

Inside the world of spaceship scavengers.

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A New Ice Age

Building glaciers to combat climate change.

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The Original Weather Man

He used maths to predict the weather – and war.

Across the ditch: Volume 32 should hit stores in New Zealand on September 23. Ask your local if it's not on shelves then.

Overseas readers: We'll be with you in shortly (click here to find out when), but if that's too far away you can order a copy online and we'll send it straight out.