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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.

Mobile Cabins: Go Off Grid in These 12 Rustic Modern Designs

Load up a prefab cabin on a truck and drop it virtually anywhere you want to be. Rustic lodgings in remote locations aren’t what they used to be now that ...

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Nazi Playground: Cult Compound Now a Twisted Tourist Trap

A former haven for Nazi war criminals, child molesters and their sympathizers, Villa Baviera is now a bizarrely whitewashed German-themed tourist attraction ...

Mad for Vintage Motorcycles: 14 Vespa-Inspired Designs

Synonymous with carefree cool classic Italian design, the Vespa has a timeless, iconic look that’s instantly recognizable even when translated to chairs, ...

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Smart Move: Domino Loft Maximizes Space in Micro Apartments

A 500-square-foot condo feels a lot larger when you can manage to fit a bedroom, guest bed, dining area, work space and closet in one tiny room without ...

Graffiti to Go: Vibrant Murals on a Fleet of Freighters

The drive along Spain’s highways just got a lot more colorful for thousands of motorists lucky enough to glimpse one of ten semi-trucks decorated with murals ...

Intelligent Design? 14 Strikingly Modern Places of Worship

Dramatic and sculptural, monolithic as a stone monument or light as a bridal veil, these churches, chapels and meditation rooms eschew conventional ...

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Urban Microscape: Build Your Own Miniature Metropolis

Display your own little corner of your favorite city – or the entire metropolis of Manhattan – on your wall or table, scaled down to 1:5000 and ...

Hiding in Plain Sight: 17 Secret Spaces from Safes to Pubs

If you don’t have a Narnia-themed playroom hidden behind a wardrobe, a zombie-proof shelter accessible via your kitchen island or a gun safe under your ...

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Modern Masters: 10 Installations by Artist & Activist Ai Weiwei

China has incarcerated him, put him on house arrest and made every attempt to shut artist and activist Ai Weiwei up, but they haven’t stopped him from ...

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Top Secret City: Oak Ridge, Birthplace of the Atomic Bomb

Thousands of people who lived and worked in Oak Ridge, Tennessee during the 1940s had no idea what they were actually doing every day, performing their tasks ...

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