Archived Articles: Steph

Steph is the steadfast super-writer who will tackle any topic and take it to the extreme, finding the most fascinating sources and strange images to support her articles.

Jenga-Like Hotel Made of Stacked Shipping Containers

Shipping containers plastered in stark graphic branding are stacked in a Jenga-like configuration within a steel frame at the Hive-Inn, a concept hotel by OVA ...

7 Deadly Engineering Disasters of the Industrial Age

Messing around with money-saving shortcuts or failing to understand basic physics can have deadly consequences when it comes to engineering structures like ...

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Beats on Fire: Music Visualized with Movement of Flames

We’ve seen what audio frequencies look like in mesmerizing resonance experiments using sand – so how does the same concept translate to a more ...

No Lot Too Challenging: 13 Ingenious Odd-Shaped Houses

The lot purchased by a homeowner might be seemingly impossible – clinging to a sheer cliff, squeezing into tight spaces, or consisting of an odd ...

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Bad Ads? Funeral Services Struggle with Sense of Humor

This billboard, reportedly spotted in a subway station in New York City, may not be the most tactful way to drum up business for a funeral home. But you have ...

Pocket Printer: Mini Roomba-Like Robot Prints on the Go

While other gadgets have gotten smaller and more streamlined, printers have generally remained space-hogging behemoths. Seemingly ignored in the quest to make ...

Ancient Engineering Fail: 12 Historic Structural Disasters

You can’t exactly fault ancient architects for building structures that were unable to withstand stone-shattering earthquakes, or simply experimental in ...

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Living Legos: Build Your Own Robot with TinkerBots Blocks

High-tech and low-tech come together with this set of not-so-basic building blocks connected to a central ‘Power Brain’ cube that turns your ...

Disorienting Design: 14 Trippy & Surreal Interior Spaces

You might feel like you’re dreaming or even drunk when you wander into these bizarre, surrealist interiors, from a bar that looks like the inside of an ...

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Surreal Snippets: Gifs Elevated to Mind-Bending Art Form

Gifs are taking over the internet, and that’s not always a good thing. Entire conversations are carried out in the form of animated images, replacing ...

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