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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.

Fold-Out Life: 13 Space-Saving & Expanding Room Elements

Murphy beds and small table surfaces aren’t the only interior elements that can pop out of walls or freestanding cabinets to offer extra function when ...

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Magic Carpets: Kaleidoscopic Medieval Castle Transformation

Step through the door of an ancient castle in Southern Italy and find yourself transported to an otherworldly, psychedelic scene as the floor flutters and ...

Most Massive Murals: 14 Large-Scale Works of Urban Art

Human faces loom over the city on the sides of skyscrapers, colorful characters cover industrial silos and Boeing airplanes and entire neighborhoods serve as ...

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Forgotten Gardens: Crumbling Complex Has a Sinister History

Police reports detail disturbing incidents that have occurred just beyond the stone walls of one of America’s most dramatic forgotten gardens, a ...

Not Photoshopped: Distorted Images are Actually 3D Objects

This skull is a three-dimensional object that you can hold in your hand, not an image that has been stretched and distorted in Photoshop. It’s one of ...

Touchable Memories: 12 3D-Printed Aids for the Disabled

Increasingly affordable and accessible, 3D printing is enabling the creation of everything from simple straw holders to prosthetic hands for people with ...

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Eye on the City: Visitors Dangle from Urban Art Installation

Take a seat, fasten your seatbelt and allow an usher to wheel you into a giant eyeball dangling outside of a building so you can take in all of the sights ...

Apps for Architects: 12 Handy Digital Tools for Home Design

Remodeling your house, decorating a room or designing an entire structure gets a lot easier with a range of mobile apps that let you draw to scale, save ...

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Hoverboards are Here! Design Floats Above Metal Surfaces

Twenty-five years after ‘Back to the Future’ convinced an entire generation that we’d soon be able to zoom around the city on wheel-less ...

Set Sail on Rail: Quirky Vehicles Explore Abandoned Tracks

Before the abandoned railroad tracks of Paris officially disappear – which is bound to happen, as cities realize the potential for reclamation as High ...

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