Rebecca Paul

 

Rebecca is a writer and design strategist living in New York City with extensive experience in business operations and digital media. She received her BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and her Master’s in Design Management from the Pratt Institute.

Her previous work includes her position as a New York Editor and Business Operations Manager at Inhabitat. Since leaving her position as Operations Manager, Rebecca has been involved with the design and development of several online and mobile products including uMarkit, a bookkeeping system that utilizes SMS text messaging for cash based businesses in emerging economies. She is also the Executive Editor for Catalyst Strategic Design Review, an online publication produced by the participants of Pratt’s Design Management program.

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The Nautilus – Giant Snail-Shaped Home Fit for a Family

The Nautilus – Giant Snail-Shaped Home Fit for a Family

The Nautilus, designer Javier Senosiain’s bizarre, snail-shaped dwelling, is a mind-bending union of artistic experimentation and simplified living. Inspired by the work of Gaudí and Frank

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France’s Grand Large Seaside District is Both Stunning and Sustainable

France’s Grand Large Seaside District is Both Stunning and Sustainable

The 216 dwellings that make up the first phase of the development are strategically placed to create a community that is economically, socially, and environmentally responsible; the area will

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Incredible Miniature Sculptures Carved From Pencil Tips

Incredible Miniature Sculptures Carved From Pencil Tips

Ghetti, who is originally from Brazil, uses his little lead canvases to explore all types of subjects. The image above depicts a part of his 26 pencil letter series - one pencil tip for each

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6 Water-purifying Devices for Clean Drinking Water in the Developing World

6 Water-purifying Devices for Clean Drinking Water in the Developing World

With 3.575 million people dying each year from water-related disease, our current water crisis is one of epic proportions. At any given time, half of the world's hospital beds are occupied by

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KAIST Develops a Metal-Graphene Composite Material Hundreds of Times Stronger Than Pure Metals

KAIST Develops a Metal-Graphene Composite Material Hundreds of Times Stronger Than Pure Metals

Graphene  © AlexanderAlUS/CORE Materials Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a new metamaterial that is proven to be hundreds of

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Beijing Doctor Builds Mountainous Penthouse Retreat; Authorities Order Him to Demolish It

Beijing Doctor Builds Mountainous Penthouse Retreat; Authorities Order Him to Demolish It

On Monday officials from Beijing's Urban Administrative and Law Enforcement Bureau gave Beijing resident Zhang Biqing 15 days to demolish the mountainous two-story villa he built on the rooftop

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Japanese Government Will Help TEPCO Build a Wall of Frozen Soil to Contain Radioactive Water Leakage

Japanese Government Will Help TEPCO Build a Wall of Frozen Soil to Contain Radioactive Water Leakage

© IAEA ImageBank According to Japan’s Natural Resources and Energy Agency, Fukushima Daiichi, a nuclear plant just 130 miles northeast of Tokyo is leaking roughly 300 tons of highly

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Philips Launches Colorful “Friends of Hue” Lights for Their Smartphone Controlled LED Lighting System

Philips Launches Colorful “Friends of Hue” Lights for Their Smartphone Controlled LED Lighting System

Here at Inhabitat we’re always thrilled to share exciting new innovations in lighting from our friends at Philips. The company recently announced that this Thursday, August 8th, they will

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Can City Recycles Aluminum Cans From the Streets of Sao Paulo Into Furniture!

Can City Recycles Aluminum Cans From the Streets of Sao Paulo Into Furniture!

Design collaborative Studio Swine has created Can City - an amazing collection of furniture made almost entirely from aluminum cans salvaged on the streets of São Paulo. Azusa Murakami and

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Dubai’s First Farmers Market Offers Local Produce Near the World’s Tallest Building

Dubai’s First Farmers Market Offers Local Produce Near the World’s Tallest Building

Burj Khalifa photo from Shutterstock It's not news that the locally grown produce movement is spreading around the world. However farm-to-table lovers in Dubai have not been able to enjoy

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Design Inspiration from Nature – Biomimicry for a Better Planet

Design Inspiration from Nature – Biomimicry for a Better Planet

People have been turning to nature for inspiration to help them solve problems for millions of years. From buildings and bridges to materials and medicine - examining the design of nature has

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NYC Design Collaborative Shows Communities How To Cook with Ingredients from the Sidewalk

NYC Design Collaborative Shows Communities How To Cook with Ingredients from the Sidewalk

For consumers, knowing where our food comes from and finding alternative sources to the big-box grocery store is an important part of the sustainable food conversation. Luckily, our friends at

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Perkins+Will’s LEED Gold College Campus To Help Revitalize Downtown New Haven

Perkins+Will’s LEED Gold College Campus To Help Revitalize Downtown New Haven

As a key element to New Haven Connecticut's Neighborhood Revitalization Campaign, Gateway Community College is getting a new LEED-NC Gold certified campus right in the center of the city. From

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US Forest Service Confirms That Climate Change is Killing Alaskan Trees

US Forest Service Confirms That Climate Change is Killing Alaskan Trees

As confirmed by researchers from the U.S. Forest Service, climate change is killing off the mighty yellow cedar -- a valuable tree native to the Alaskan Panhandle. On average, the yellow cedar

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LAST CHANCE to Enter Our Captured Photo Contest and Win a $500 Gift Card!

LAST CHANCE to Enter Our Captured Photo Contest and Win a $500 Gift Card!

Head's up design fans and photographers - our Captured Photo Contest closes tomorrow, which makes this your last chance to score $500 to start off the new year! We're accepting submissions until

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7 Designs That Can Improve Your Health

7 Designs That Can Improve Your Health

Here at Inhabitat we believe that good design can save the world - and that includes everything from the environment we live in to personal health. In fact, our favorite designs are those that

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Researchers Find That Alligator Fat Could Be a New Source of Biodiesel

Researchers Find That Alligator Fat Could Be a New Source of Biodiesel

Researchers at the University of Louisiana recently discovered that alligator fat might be an alternative source of biodiesel, a clean burning fuel that is primarily produced from soybeans. The

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Stanford University’s Xenith Racer Could Be the Fastest Solar Car Ever Built

Stanford University’s Xenith Racer Could Be the Fastest Solar Car Ever Built

Stanford's Solar Car Project has spent almost two years building their entry for this year's World Solar Challenge - a streamlined solar vehicle that may be the fastest solar car ever built.

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Rice University Uses Graphite to Make Water Filtering “Super-Sand”

Rice University Uses Graphite to Make Water Filtering “Super-Sand”

Having clean water is a luxury that's only available to a portion of the global population - approximately one in eight people lack access to safe water supplies, and 3.575 million people die

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Dutchman Builds Massive Ark to Save the Netherlands From Drowning

Dutchman Builds Massive Ark to Save the Netherlands From Drowning

Inspired by a dream (or in this case nightmare) about a massive flood that wiped out Holland, ambitious native Dutchman Johan Huibers has constructed a full-sized, water-ready ark just like

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Public Urinal Planter Harnesses the Power of Pee to Fertilize Plants

Public Urinal Planter Harnesses the Power of Pee to Fertilize Plants

While those of you who read Inhabitat on a regular basis are probably very familiar with the many powers of poo, it's equally important that we recognize the less discussed, but equally

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Google Launches $280 Million Fund to Finance the Installation of Home Solar Panels

Google Launches $280 Million Fund to Finance the Installation of Home Solar Panels

Over the past year, Google has been pouring several hundreds of millions of dollars into different renewable energy venues - and apparently the buck doesn't stop there. On Tuesday, the Internet

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Hair Chair: A Furry Alphabet Letter Chair Made from Corrugated Cardboard

Hair Chair: A Furry Alphabet Letter Chair Made from Corrugated Cardboard

At first glance the aesthetic value of this furry alphabet seat is somewhat questionable. But when you put this fuzzy little stool in the context of Arquitécnica Gallery's upcoming show, "My

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Legato Studio’s Transforming Bench Goes from Dining Table to Seating in a Snap

Legato Studio’s Transforming Bench Goes from Dining Table to Seating in a Snap

Inspired by the benches and picnic tables we would normally see at an outdoor park, this practical piece designed by Legato Studio gracefully transforms from eating surface to seating with less

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Amazon Announces E-Book Lending Library Service for All Kindle Users

Amazon Announces E-Book Lending Library Service for All Kindle Users

Today Amazon announced that later this year they will be launching a new feature for all Kindle owners that will allow them to borrow e-books from over 11,000 libraries in the US. This service

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Piet Hein Eek Unveils Steel Tube Furniture Salvaged from Studio Renovation

Piet Hein Eek Unveils Steel Tube Furniture Salvaged from Studio Renovation

Debuting at this year's Milan Furniture Fair, Dutch designer piet hein eek's reclaimed steel tube furniture is a simple design that activates negative space by joining hollow tubes. The old

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Scientist Developing Next-Gen Robots to Harvest and Protect Crops

Scientist Developing Next-Gen Robots to Harvest and Protect Crops

Scientists in Israel and Europe are working to develop highly intelligent, agricultural robots that could potentially benefit farmers and workers while helping to feed our ever-growing

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Google Invests $168 Million Towards the World’s Largest Solar Power Tower Plant

Google Invests $168 Million Towards the World’s Largest Solar Power Tower Plant

Yesterday Google announced that they will be investing 168 million dollars into BrightSource Energy, making this their largest investment in renewable energy thus far. BrightSource is a farm in

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GE Will Build the United States’ Largest Solar Panel Factory

GE Will Build the United States’ Largest Solar Panel Factory

GE has just announced their plans to build the largest solar panel factory in the U.S. The company will spend 600 million dollars on the new factory and their goal is to produce of 400 megawatts

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Chicken Feathers Could Be Used Make Stronger Plastics

Chicken Feathers Could Be Used Make Stronger Plastics

The U.S. poultry industry produces more than 4 billion pounds of chicken feathers every year* - so finding a way to put all of this fluff to good use would not only benefit frustrated chicken

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