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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.

Mesmerizing Motion Capture: Dance as Point Cloud Data

The graceful movements of a professional dancer are rendered as a cloud of flickering metallic dots using inexpensive Xbox Kinect sensors and 3D tools. ...

Wired Wood: 13 Handmade Versions of Electronic Gadgets

Anyone who longs for the days of simpler, longer-lasting gadgets will love these lo-fi wooden versions of modern tech, including a pixel display made of ...

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Jungle in the City: Wild Urban Biome Skyscraper Design

Suspended aquariums, snowy landscapes, jungles and caves can all be found in the heart of the city, steps away from dense urban housing, in the middle of this ...

8-Bit Fashion: 12 Gamer Geek Wearables & Decor Designs

If you’ve always wished you could step inside an old 8-bit game or computer, outfitting yourself and your home in these pixelated designs is about as close ...

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Beautiful Bacteria: Infectiously Intricate Paper Cut Art

Few people outside of research scientists are quite so well-acquainted with the bacteria that grows inside the human body as artist Rogan Brown, who spends up ...

Portrait of a City: 31 Photographic Urban Street Art Murals

Residents of cities like Tokyo, Havana and Los Angeles see their own faces blown up to monumental proportions and pasted onto all sorts of urban surfaces when ...

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Dr. Seuss Tower House: Storybook Structure Grew with the Trees

One odd slightly off-kilter story after another was added to this once-modest house in Alaska as the trees decimated by a wildfire grew taller and taller, the ...

Point & Shoot: 8-Bit Gameboy Gun Takes and Prints Pictures

This fun bit of retrofuturistic tech genius looks like an ‘80s designer’s idea of a high-tech camera smashed up with a toy gun, and it actually works, ...

Oil Rigs Reclaimed: 7 Ways to Reuse Obsolete Platforms

Thousands of decommissioned oil rigs rotting in waters all over the globe could get a new sense of purpose as diving resorts, cruise ship port-of-calls, ...

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Sound & Fury: Motorcycle & Instrument Designers Switch Roles

How would someone who designs motorcycles for a living approach creating a kit of drums, and vice versa? Yamaha’s Project AH A MAY explores that question, ...

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