Rima is a freelance writer, editor and illustrator. She joined Dezeen in June 2016 as design editor and later served as deputy editor before going freelance late in 2017.
Prior to that, she was a founding editor of Webby-nominated Australian culture title Concrete Playground. She writes on technology, design, arts and culture.
Follow Rima on Twitter and Instagram at @rimasabina.
Design agency Morrama has devised a concept for a Covid-19 test that is biodegradable and fully recyclable, right down to its packaging – potentially eliminating a common source of plastic waste. More
Melanin-enriched building materials and decomposing pavilions are among the pieces on show in San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's exhibition of Neri Oxman's work, Nature x Humanity. Curator Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher discusses five key works. More
A vase that echoes the colours of Petra and a hot pink piggy bank shaped like a squeezed balloon are among the objects in the Departures collection of Jordanian collectible designs from gallery Adorno. More
The Eindhoven University of Technology has led a project building a bridge that is partly made from flax in The Netherlands, aiming to demonstrate the material's potential to replace steel in construction. More
UK delivery company Hermes has been given a new name, Evri, and a multi-font logo with thousands of variations in a sweeping rebrand devised by the creative agency Superunion in collaboration with type foundry Monotype. More
To raise awareness about environmental issues and provide a way to keep warm without turning on the heating, Dutch design studio Raw Color has created the Temperature Textiles collection, which is embedded with climate-change data. More
To counter the breathing problems and rib injuries associated with existing chest compression garments, queer wellness company For Them has launched The Binder, designed to be safe and comfortable for transgender and non-binary people. More
Australian building company Revival Projects has turned a warehouse that is set for redevelopment into a hub for repurposing construction and demolition waste, which is open to the public during Melbourne Design Week. More
Students in grade three and four at New York's Trinity School have created a collection of wooden chairs that express their individual personalities, in a module run by art educator Bruce Edelstein. More
German architecture studio Opposite Office has proposed repurposing the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany into a site of international cooperation with its own capsule hotel named Nord Stream 3. More
Following news that hemp could be used as a low-cost, low-carbon way of reinforcing concrete, here are 10 promising new construction materials including plastic that's stronger than steel and 3D-printed mushroom columns. More