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.

Mustard’s Last Stand: 10 Abandoned Hot Dog Kiosks

Easy come and easy go (just like their product), hot dog stands like these abandoned frankfurter kiosks are the fly-by-night black sheep of the fast food trade.

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Red Ink: 10 Closed & Abandoned Tattoo Parlors, Studios & Shops

Tattoos and tattooists have made their mark on society – pun intended – but what happens to your neighborhood tattoo parlor when the ink finally runs dry?

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Traffic Chop: 8 Creative Stencils for Dedicated Traffic Lanes

Seems everyone wants their own dedicated traffic lane these days... and it seems they're getting them! Is white line fever taking over your neighborhood?

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Unread: 12 Abandoned Inner City Newsstands

Once vital fixtures of the urban milieu, these inner city newsstands were abandoned by an information society evolving away from portable print media.

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Imploded: 8 Burned Out & Abandoned Fireworks Factories

Skyrockets red glare and bombs bursting in air were once sweet music to these abandoned fireworks factories, many of which ended with a bang, not a whimper.

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Photo Finished: 12 Closed & Abandoned Camera Stores

Point, click, shut! Camera stores are rapidly fading into obsolescence as smartphones take the place of mass market cameras, film and paid photo processing.

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Inner City Visions: 12 Eye-Opening Urban Eye Charts

Have no illusions, these awesome urban optical eye charts test not only your vision but the varied ways in which we visualize the world around us.

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No Perking: 15 Drained Dry Abandoned Coffee Shops

These 15 drained, disused & abandoned coffee shops recall a kinder, gentler, perkier time before Starbucks rebrewed the latte lover's landscape.

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Done Deals, New & Used: 12 (More) Abandoned Car Dealerships

From low low prices to low low sales: at these abandoned new & used car dealerships, showroom traffic's been reduced to a permanent state of gridlock.

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Smell Ya Later! 12 Abandoned Fish & Seafood Canneries

The advent of refrigerated ships radically changed the fish and seafood processing industry, leaving dozens of isolated and uneconomical canneries behind.

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