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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.

Bloomframe: Window Morphs Into a Balcony in Seconds

Transforming from a flat window into a balcony at the push of a button, the Bloomframe design is not only available for purchase after years of design ...

Cyclist-Centric Decor: Furniture with Built-in Bike Racks

Bikes are a convenient way to get around in the city, but if you’re like most of the cycling masses in crowded urban locales, you probably don’t have a ...

Magnetically Attractive Furniture & Decor: 14 Floating Designs

A billionaire who’s really into magnets could fill his entire home with levitating objects, from a bed platform that costs nearly two million dollars down to ...

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America’s Oldest Mall Now Houses Affordable Micro Apartments

Built in 1828, the first enclosed shopping mall in America now has affordable housing beyond its grand Ionic columns in place of cramped, struggling retail ...

Cannabis to Grand Pianos: 14 Radical Modern Retail Designs

Whether selling recreational marijuana or grand pianos that cost almost as much as a house, this eclectic mix of retail stores really sets off their products ...

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Masterpiece Mashup: Genre-Crossing Digital Art Compositions

Diverse artistic disciplines from graphic design to architecture come together, crossing boundaries and merging eras, to bring the likes of Marina Abramovic ...

The Droids You’re Looking For? 10 Amazing DARPA Robots

No need to get too concerned about a robot uprising just yet, if the finalists at last year’s DARPA Robotics Challenge are any indication, but that ...

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Super-Deluxe Swim Platform: Rent This DIY Floating Sauna

In Finland, where the tradition of sitting in steamy saunas is even more appealing in frigid winter, a group of enterprising DIYers has built their own ...

Architecture as Art: 13 Unusually Sculptural Buildings

When fine art and architecture intersect, especially in our modern era of parametric modeling and 3D printing, the results can be strikingly different from the ...

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Pay Phones to Free Wi-Fi Hubs: NYC to Replace Outdated Booths

If you’re old enough to remember making quarter calls on pay phones, you might also be old enough to recall an edgier, grittier, graffiti-covered New York ...

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