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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.

Transforming Transit: 13 Compact Scooters, Skates & More

Zoom past backed-up traffic and crowded sidewalks on an electric unicycle, motorized skates or a fold-up scooter/backpack combo. Urban personal transit is ...

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Street Sign Sports: Urban Alterations for Physical Fitness

Street signs and lamp posts turn into soccer goals, basketball hoops and mini golf courses with the addition of just a few pieces of plug-in sports equipment. ...

Future Typing: 15 Creative Keyboard Designs & Concepts

If your hand has ever molded into a claw from typing on a conventional keyboard for too long, or you’re in the habit of hovering over your workspace with ...

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NO AD Augmented Reality App Replaces Billboards with Art

Subway commuters are inundated with advertisements on virtually every surface they come across along their daily journey, from the stairs leading to each ...

Waltz on the Walls: Dancers Perform Daring Vertical Stunts

The first-person perspective seen on this video of two dancers vaulting effortlessly off the side of Oakland’s City Hall building might make you a little ...

Park(ing) Day 2014: Citizens Reclaim the Streets for Fun

On September 19th, 2014, residents of cities around the world rushed into the streets to reclaim what is rightfully theirs, taking urban spaces back for their ...

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Phantom Monuments: Haunting Works of Light Graffiti by Sola

Swirls and pillars of light hover in fields or against dark urban backdrops like phantom monuments, captured on camera in a way that just can’t be ...

When Every Inch Counts: 14 More Clever Small Space Hacks

Making a tiny living space comfortable and practical means integrating multi-purpose furniture, custom built-ins and lots of other clever space-saving tricks. ...

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Low Cost House-in-a-House Made of 2 Shipping Containers

Two colorful shipping containers set inside a garage-like outer structure form a spacious yet incredibly affordable family home free of the issues that can ...

Dancing Traffic Signal Makes Crossing the Street More Fun

Impatient pedestrians eager to get across the street stop, point and laugh when they realize that the usually-static human figure in the crosswalk signal is ...

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