Archived Articles: Steve

An outstanding researcher and clever writer who has been with WebUrbanist for over five years, Steve has brings a twist of creative humor into the mix with articles covering geek cake designs and brilliant book artists, extreme house boat designs and real-life nanotechnology applications, dramatic guerrilla marketing campaigns and steampunk art and fashion. Steve can also be found writing away about insane news and inventions of Japan over at InventorSpot.

All Washed Up: 11 Abandoned Coin Laundries & Laundromats

Abandoned coin laundries, laundromats and washaterias (for you Texans) have proliferated as utility costs rise and prices for domestic machines fall.

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Big Miss Steak: 10 Eerie Abandoned Meat Packing Plants

As the disconnect between the meat we eat and the places it's processed grows, so does the number of urban and suburban abandoned meat packing plants.

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Boom To Bust: 10 Abandoned Fireworks Stores & Stands

Fireworks sales are “fly by night” on several levels, and when boom turns to bust the colors fade faster than the aftermath of a bombshell in a moon-washed ...

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The Bucks Stop Here: 9 Closed & Abandoned Dollar Stores

Dollar Stores may be the new face of retail in post-9/11 America but when they close or are abandoned, that's change we don't want to believe in.

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Gruel Britannia: 10 Abandoned Little Chef Restaurants

Serving up American style with British flavor, hundreds of Little Chef roadside restaurants once warmed up the UK's motorways but less than 80 remain today.

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The Peeling Project: Thinking Outside The Big Box Store

What happened when an edgy architecture firm met an open-minded chain of big box retail stores? The very appealing Peeling Project, that's what.

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Meltdown: 10 Semi-Sweet Abandoned Chocolate Factories

Chocolate factories were once fragrant masters of their delicious domains but many have fallen victim to high costs, cocoa shortages and changing market tastes.

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Just Add Monsters: Chris McMahon’s Modified Thrift Store Art

Artist Chris McMahon looks at cheap thrift store landscape paintings and sees something missing... then he paints in the hidden monsters for all to enjoy.

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No Sweat: 10 Abandoned Gyms & Deserted Fitness Centers

Gotta be at the gym in 26 minutes? Don't get bent outta shape but no amount of blood, sweat or tears can rejuvenate these abandoned gyms & fitness centers.

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Abandoned Alien Homestead: Forsaken UFO House in Florida

Painted pink and encrusted with graffiti, the abandoned UFO House in Homestead, Florida, has a backstory as mysterious as its otherworldly architecture.

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