Archived Articles: Steph

Stephanie is a veteran print and web author covering architecture, design, art and more. With six years of experience writing for WebUrbanist, hers is one of the core voices that defines the site. She has an uncanny knack for discovering and sharing hidden built environments, including abandoned places, world wonders, monumental mysteries and other urban secrets, some of which are hidden in plain sight.

Forbidden Islands: 7 Deserted & Isolated Wonders of the World

From a mile-long strip of land packed with over one million corpses just off the shores of New York City to a floating fortress in England used by a developer ...

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Vacant Buddha: Intricate Paper Sculptures Seem to Disappear

Deceptively solid-looking when seen from either side, the delicacy of these paper sculptures is revealed if you simply shift your position to view them ...

So Metal: Intricate Sculptures Made of Nothing but Nails

Most people use nails just to hang art on the wall, but Maine-based sculptor John Bisbee collects thousands of them to craft incredibly intricate sculptures ...

Evil Espresso: 13 Amazing Artistic & Unusual Coffee Machines

Your countertop coffee maker will suddenly look inadequate compared to a monster of a sculptural espresso machine, an elegant steampunk orb and a ...

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Haunted Half-Pipe: Skateboarding in an Abandoned Psych Ward

In place of the usual ramps, rails and pipes are busted wheelchairs, dusty bowling pins and gaping holes in wooden floors as skater Rob Miceli maneuvers his ...

14 Futuristic Bicycles: From Flying Bikes to Pedaling Robots

All you need is an alien in a basket to make your biking experience just like a Spielberg film with this crazy flying bike and 13 other highly unusual, ...

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Bike in a Backpack Folds Up Tiny & Weighs Just 11 Pounds

Dubbed ‘Impossible’ for its ability to pull off the seemingly unreachable goal of folding down so tiny it can fit inside a backpack, this electric ...

Scalpel Cities: Urban Landscapes Made of Surgical Tools

Bird’s-eye views of cities around the world, from Paris to Hong Kong, are visualized in the form of surgical tools like scalpels and skin graft blades ...

Next-Level Pop-Ups: 15 Creative Sidewalk Shops & Services

Whether you’re in need of some quick sidewalk psychotherapy, a spa treatment in a subway station, sandwich delivery via parachute or a bowl of sugary ...

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Balance Lamp Forces You to Sacrifice Your Phone for Light

Chances are good that if you keep your phone nearby while you’re working, you’re going to be tempted to pick it up every now and then, checking ...

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