Archived Articles: Steve

An outstanding researcher and clever writer who has been with WebUrbanist for over five years, Steve has brings a twist of creative humor into the mix with articles covering geek cake designs and brilliant book artists, extreme house boat designs and real-life nanotechnology applications, dramatic guerrilla marketing campaigns and steampunk art and fashion. Steve can also be found writing away about insane news and inventions of Japan over at InventorSpot.

Deserted Aisles: 11 More Creepy Abandoned Supermarkets

Supermarkets? More like Stupor Markets, amiright? That's the case with these 11 abandoned supermarkets where “checkout” is more than a state of mind.

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Dumpster Divine: 12 Flashy Trashy Artistic Dumpsters

Dumpsters may be grungy, grotty, gross-smelling garbage holders but these ubiquitous urban trash bins positively bloom just by adding a little art.

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Wrap It Up! 10 Creative Building Scrims & Scaffolds

These artistic wraps, scrims and scaffolds creatively conceal the ugly truth of building construction, remediation and restoration.

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Played Out: 10 Cheerless Abandoned Toy Factories

There are few things sadder than an abandoned toy, and abandoned toy factories take that sense of lost innocence to dramatically deeper depths of despair.

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Urban Spock: 20 Fascinating Leonard Nimoy Graffiti Tributes

Mr. Spock, played by the late Leonard Nimoy, was a logically legit pop culture icon. Just ask the many graffiti artists worldwide who have paid him tribute.

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Mufflers: 10 Artistic Acoustic Highway Noise Barriers

These artistic acoustic highway noise barriers combine form with function, neatly blocking the sound of road traffic while looking darned good in the process.

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Stopping Shopping: Eleven Eerie Abandoned Supermarkets

Aisle be back... NOT! These closed and abandoned supermarkets give us a preview of the coming apocalypse – zombie or otherwise – when shopping simply stops.

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Terminal Velocity: 10 Abandoned Intercity Bus Stations

Long distance bus transportation has been in decline for decades, leaving countless abandoned bus stations to watch time and potential passengers pass them by.

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Shafted: 10 Eerie Unused & Abandoned Mine Winding Towers

When coal mines get the shaft, only abandoned winding towers remain to mark the places where Earth's underground bounty was winched to the surface.

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Checked Out: Ten Permanently Vacant Abandoned Motels

Motels have been in decline for decades – even Norman Bates knew that – and these abandoned motels illustrate a fundamental shift in travel trends.

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