SMITH JOURNAL is a quarterly publication aimed at men and read by interested folk. A friendly guide to all things creative, intriguing, genuine and funny – full of stories, people, adventures, interesting conversations and gentlemanly style... something that looks good, but has substance, wit and inspiration. At a time when everything seems like it’s speeding up, Smith is a call to slow down. It’s about remembering, reviving and revamping forgotten traditions, skills and technologies, and backpedaling just enough to appreciate the good stuff in life. Not particularly obsessed with being the coolest, the biggest or the first in line, but interested in making things that last.
This volume is an atlas of unpredictable pathways – stories of people who reckoned they knew where they were going before veering off-road completely, managing to avoid the potholes along the way.
Cop Mathew Rejis is the ultimate cover boy in that regard – the tech head and jokester started out at an indie record label and worked for Apple, but then fooled everyone he knew by joining the LAPD. He’d be the first to agree that life would be as boring as a bucket of hair if it came with a street map.
And then there’s architect Galina Balashova, who was beavering away on memorials and parks until being tapped on the shoulder for something far loftier – the interior design of Soviet spaceships. She managed to sneak some subversively domestic elements into the rockets, all under the noses of scientists who were none too thrilled to have a woman in their midst.
Moviemaker Lloyd Kaufman, full of peace, love and the ’60s, was all set to be a social worker before being led astray by his film society roommate at college. Who needs to save the real world when you can get the Toxic Avenger to do it for you on the big screen?
While we’re taking you down alleys and byways, you can get some ideas for redesigning the human body, learn about brainy birds and read about a bloke who went halfway around the world on a postie bike. Come along for the ride.
The foremost authority on rustic design and furnishings, Ralph Kylloe chose for this book his most inspiring images from 20 years of photographing mountain retreats across America. Richly layered images of living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms and recreation rooms are a springboard for cabin planning and vacation dreaming.
Ralph Kylloe, leading authority on rustic furniture, is the author of 20 previous books, including Cabins, Rustic Artistry for the Home, Cabin in the Woods, Cabins and Camp, Rustic Traditions, and The Rustic Home.
• Hardcover, 144 pages
DINER JOURNAL is a quarterly magazine with original art, lit and recipes, published by Brooklyn restaurateur Andrew Tarlow of Diner, Marlow & Sons, and Roman’s, Reynard and butcher shop Marlow & Daughters. The journal is produced by a group of people from our community of restaurants. Ad-free and three hole-punched since 2006.
Issue 27: The music issue! A sentiment. A lyric. Sonny’s glass of scotch and milk on the piano. Music embarrasses us and I love that about it. Diner Journal’s music issue is a meditation not only on sentimentality, flexibility, mimicry, karaoke, astrology, opera and heavy metal, but also hash browns, vinegar chicken, and sugar steak with blackened peppers. With recipes including Spaghetti w/ Black Pepper & Butter, Fried Duck Eggs, Hash Browns & Red-Eye Gravy, Preserved Lemon Bearnaise, Cucumber & Avocado Salad, Cold Lamb Leg Roulade, Burrata w/ Peaches & Basil and much, much more!
CHERRY BOMBE is a beautifully designed biannual magazine that celebrates women and food—those who grow it, make it, serve it, style it, enjoy it and everything in between. It is about sustenance and style and things that nourish the mind, the eye and, of course, the stomach.
Issue No 5: "Do the Hustle" Hobbies? That's so yesterday. Today, it's all about the side hustle, the passion project, the labor of love. Sometimes it's about money, sometimes not, but it seems that everybody's got one, even the First Lady. Maybe you do too, or you have an idea for one tucked in the back of your brain. Thumb through interviews, recipes and anecdotes from Christina Tosi, April Bloomfield, Nancy Silverton, Mina Stone, Miranda Lambert, Gillian Jacobs, Mimi Thorisson and others.