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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.

Drawing with Darkness: 24 Incredible Works of Shadow Art

How is it even possible that a mess of steel wires or a pile of useless scraps of trash can produce shadows that so perfectly mimic human faces and figures? ...

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The Beauty Beneath: Ceramic Tile Illusion on Electric Box

The ugly banality of a worn beige electrical box in a Lisbon plaza seems to give way to colorful ceramic tiles hidden beneath, the paint cracking and peeling ...

Architectural Fiction: 35 Impossibly Surreal Structures

Unbound by gravity, the need for structural soundness or any sense of real-world aesthetics, architecture becomes like a life form of its own, multiplying and ...

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Silent Slaughterhouse: Pool Produces Infinite Reflections

To gain entrance to this darkened slaughterhouse chamber filled with seemingly infinite reflections, you’ll have to dial a phone number that produces a ...

Sustainable Food in the City: 10 Smart Urban Farm Designs

The world’s largest indoor farm has already proven just how amazingly successful food production can be outside of standard agricultural setups, and ...

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Deceptive Dimensions: Illusion Street Art Creates 3D Portals

At first glance it looks as if thin layers of these walls have been slowly torn away in concentric shapes, leading deeper and deeper into the spaces on the ...

16 Fun Kids Room Ideas Will Make You Want to Shrink Yourself

Why don’t rooms for adults come with cool tent-shaped beds, oversized Legos, slides, tree houses and secret compartments? These fun and imaginative kids ...

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Ski Jump Penthouse: Win a Night at Cool Sky-High B&B Chalet

‘Please do not apply if you’re scared of heights,’ warns AirBnB about this private sky-high chalet located at the very top of the ...

Put a Miniature Diorama On It: Amazing Tiny Ring Box Art

A vendor at a market in Paris handed artist Talwst an antique ring box and said, ‘I want to see you do something with this.’ From that chance ...

Adaptive Architecture: 12 Transforming & Convertible Buildings

The exterior walls of homes slide back to reveal transparent volumes, the facade of a parking garage ripples like the surface of a nearby river and individual ...

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