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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.

Power of Plywood: 15 Beautiful & Affordable Interior Applications

Long considered a sub-material that should always be covered with something else, plywood has come into its own as a visually striking surface option for ...

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80,000 Tiles Tell Story of Amsterdam’s Growth in New Bike Tunnel

A 361-foot tunnel connecting the historic city center of Amsterdam to its revitalized industrial waterfront district symbolically links past and present with a ...

Mini Modernists: 15 Designer Toys for Young Architecture Fans

Foster an appreciation for fine modernist architecture and design from an early age with Bauhaus dollhouses, Eames block sets, mini Corbusier lounge chairs and ...

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Beyond the Glass Ceiling: 14 Houses & Hotels Made for Stargazing

Watch for shooting stars and identify constellations from the comfort of a warm and cozy bed in rooms designed to provide nearly unfettered access to the sky, ...

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Midcentury Grain Silo to Modern Home: Incredibly Cozy Conversion

With an entirely custom-built interior, a nine-foot-wide sliding glass door and a warm modern aesthetic, this grain silo converted to a compact home seems ...

In Praise of Art: Abandoned Church Colorfully Transformed by Okuda

Abandoned and dilapidated not so long ago, a neglected church in Morocco has become a vivid landmark decorated from the ground to the roof with colorful ...

Radical Aquatic Recreation: 10 Extreme Designs for Water Sports

Whether powered by jet packs or taking the capabilities of the human body to whole new depths (literally,) these water gadgets and activities multiply the fun ...

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Secrets Beneath Cities: Sculptures Inspired by Nintendo Games

“The underworld is more fun,” says Luke O’Sullivan, the artist who painstakingly crafts stunning cityscape sculptures with intricate subterranean ...

400 Years of London’s Skyline: Watch it Evolve in Seconds

A city with a history dating back over 2,000 years, London has transformed dramatically over the last four centuries in particular, rising from the ashes of a ...

Designing for Disaster: 15 Ideas for Preparedness & Response

Aesthetics may not be the first consideration when it comes to emergency items like survival kits, post-disaster housing and relief supplies, but good design ...

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