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Archives: Urbanist


Panoramicated: Photo Contest for 10 New School Cameras

Back in architecture school, students used to spend hours manually assembling panoramas from individual still images or digital camera movie stills. A few years later, here we are with not only the technological capability of producing these with a single click-and-weep of a camera but the commercial viability to have these available to a mainstream [...]

Urbanisticated: Cool New Ways to Connect with WU Content

Ah, Cyber Monday – the infamous online version of the even more dreaded Black Friday. But before we get to that, here are a few exciting new features for WebUrbanist to help you stay connected to not only the content on this site but also to other amazing articles and publications. We also have a [...]

GoGo Gajitz! Great Gadgets, Strange Science & Tech with a Twist

Finally all in one place: the most sensational, educational and inspirational content featuring the past, present and future of gadgets, science and technology – from history-shaping photo-edits of centuries gone by to a just-discovered cure for color blindness to self-driving concept cars, space elevators and teleportation devices of the not-too-distant future. Where can you find [...]

70 Weird, Wild & Woolly Wonders of the Natural World

These epic wonders show off the phenomenal beauty of the natural world, awesome abilities of animals,  dangerous capacities of the planet and even the amazing environmental designs of our ancient ancestors. Forget your standard sets of wonders: with hundreds of images and links and pages of information, this cunning WebEcoist collection may be the sensational, [...]



Caricatures: Vibrant Artwork Inspired by Cartoons

While the value of the art from comic book is often contested, artwork INSPIRED BY comic books and cartoons is art. And there’s no debating that.

The Revealing Art of Self-Portraits

Its a rare artist that hasn’t at one time or another attempted a self-portrait. Sometimes its for the most obvious reason, that in painting himself he has a ready, willing and free model. At other times artists may use self-portraits to advertise their skills, practice their craft, explore some inner turmoil or stake a place in history.

8 Wonderfully Offbeat One-of-a-Kind Houses

Who has not wanted a one-of-a-kind home to call their own? Some people, however, take this desire to extremes most of us would never go to - even if we could afford it. From houses shaped like shells and flying saucers to structures made entirely of steel or lofted up into the trees, here are [...]

WebUrbanist Reaches over 100,000 RSS Readers

As of today, WebUrbanist has 110,378 subscribed readers from around the world - in addition to everyone else who visits regularly and follows us via our new Twitter profile and Facebook group. This is nothing short of amazing - to us at least. What started as a pet project by one person has grown into [...]

The Art of Architecture: 10 Incredible Installations

Where is the line between art and design? If “function” is the word that comes to mind then there are many works which fall somewhere in the gray area between extremes. Perhaps the most engaging works to exist on both sides are architectural and interior art installations - those works that are interactive and spatially [...]