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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.

Giving Up the Ghost: Residents of Toxic Town Won’t Leave

Hell no, the last residents of Picher, Oklahoma won’t go – even though their town is officially labeled a hazardous waste site, and there are only ...

Bio-Mobile: 3D-Printed Car Body Inspired by Turtle Shell

3D printing enables the body of a car to be more complex than ever, yet fairly quick and economical to produce. EDAG, the world’s largest engineering ...

Antisocial Seating: 14 Distraction-Cutting Privacy Chairs

Sometimes you wish the whole loud, distracting, eavesdropping world would just go away, especially when you’re trying to work on your computer or take a ...

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Sci-Fi Staple: Star Wars Mosaic Made of Surprising Material

Virtually no artistic medium has gone unexplored in the quest to celebrate the continuing legacy of the Star Wars series. There have been life-sized X-wing ...

World’s Weirdest Hotels: 14 Unique Offbeat Accommodations

There are art hotels with unusually creative and strangely-themed decor, and then there are hotels shaped like giant anuses, which are in a different class ...

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No Biking in Pools: Art Inspired by America’s Weirdest Laws

In Alabama, it is illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your back pocket. But New York-based photographer Olivia Locher is a rule-breaker, and she’s got ...

Suntory Time: Crazy CNC-Milled Ice Cubes for Whisky Brand

It’s Suntory time – on the incredibly intricate, CNC-milled, pagoda-shaped rocks.  The Japanese whisky brand famously touted by Bill Murray in the ...

Architecture as Landscape: 15 Terrain-Inspired Buildings

These skyscrapers, homes and city concepts eschew typical architectural silhouettes, taking inspiration from cliffs, mountains and hills to create artificial ...

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Composite Crime Scenes: NYC Past Patched onto Present

Murdered gangsters, car crashes and four-alarm fires are nearly forgotten in the peaceful present day, but this photo series reminds us that the past is not so ...

Small Space Hacks: 24 Tricks for Living in Tiny Apartments

Making the most of a tiny apartment is all about smart use of space, organization and multi-purpose furniture. Here are 24 examples of clever small-space hacks ...

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