Jill Fehrenbacher

 

Jill is the founder of Inhabitat, as well as a LEED-AP green designer and green design consultant based in New York City. She created Inhabitat in 2005 as a way to catalog her search for new ways to improve the world through forward-thinking, high-tech, and environmentally conscious design. Educated at Brown University, where she received a B.A. in Art Semiotics, and Central St. Martins, where she received an M.A. in Design Studies, she currently resides in New York City, which so far has been good for her obsession with rooftop farming and vegan fast food restaurants.

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EAMES RAR ROCKER: A mom’s best friend?

EAMES RAR ROCKER: A mom’s best friend?

The Eames, those Iconic mid-century modernists, were incredible innovators and produced many designs that still resonate strongly today. We've been discussing the pros and cons of their classic

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Zaha Hadid turns shoe designer, teams up with Melissa

Zaha Hadid turns shoe designer, teams up with Melissa

Architects love to dabble on projects of smaller scales, and now iconic architect Zaha Hadid is joining the ranks of architect-dabblers by announcing her foray into shoe design! The always

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Announcing the birth of INHABITOTS!!

Announcing the birth of INHABITOTS!!

Calling all eco-minded parents and those with little ones in your lives! Inhabitat is proud to announce the birth of Inhabitots, the newest member of the Inhabitat family of blogs. Recognizing

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INHABITOTS: Economical & Eco-friendly Maternity Wear

INHABITOTS: Economical & Eco-friendly Maternity Wear

Or How to Get Through Your Pregnancy Without Having to Purchase Maternity Clothes I haven't talked much about my pregnancy on Inhabitat, mostly because I assume that the non-pregnant reader

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AFM SAFECOAT: The Safest ‘Eco’ Paint Around

AFM SAFECOAT: The Safest ‘Eco’ Paint Around

There's a lot of talk about indoor air quality and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) these days, and if you've been paying attention, you may know that paint can play a large part in

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NOON SOLAR hot new solar bags for back to school!

NOON SOLAR hot new solar bags for back to school!

Go back to school in sustainable style with Noon Solar sexy new solar handbags! We first wrote about Noon Solar in 2007, when the Chicago-based design company blew us away with their unusually

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MOWERCYCLE! Human powered lawn-mower

MOWERCYCLE! Human powered lawn-mower

Behold the mowercycle! Is this an awesome DIY design or what? This ingenious bicycle-lawnmower fashioned by an unknown suburban lawn owner out of an old bicycle and a broken lawnmower, is a

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Summer eco-fashion sale at Greenloop: July 11-20

Summer eco-fashion sale at Greenloop: July 11-20

Attention eco shoppers! We hear the complaint frequently that eco fashion is 'too expensive' - and there is definitely some merit to that claim. (Of course there is a very good reason that

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SUMMER ECO STYLE: Kelly B Organic Bathing Suit

SUMMER ECO STYLE: Kelly B Organic Bathing Suit

Summer is now fully upon us, and when you're feeling the heat, there's nothing more refreshing than taking a cool plunge in a local body of water. We hope that with Inhabitat's Sustainable Style

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DEMOCRATIC DESIGN? Philippe Starck’s Designer Wind Turbine

DEMOCRATIC DESIGN? Philippe Starck’s Designer Wind Turbine

A few months ago, prolific product design star Philippe Starck shocked the world with his proclamation 'Design is Dead', and the announcement of his pending retirement due to his frustration

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Win a FREE Inhabitat Eco T-shirt – SIGN UP NOW!

Win a FREE Inhabitat Eco T-shirt – SIGN UP NOW!

Hey lovely Inhabitat readers! If you've been reading our website over the past week, you may have noticed that we are running a Summer giveaway contest with lots of great prizes to inspire you

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INHABITAT SUMMER CONTEST: Greener Gadget Giveaway!

INHABITAT SUMMER CONTEST: Greener Gadget Giveaway!

The emergence of hot summer weather and sun-worshiping has inspired the latest and greatest Inhabitat contest: Summer Green Gadget Giveway. Over the next two weeks, we are giving away a bunch of

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CAR FREE NYC? NYC tries ‘no car zone’ near Inhabitat HQ!

CAR FREE NYC? NYC tries ‘no car zone’ near Inhabitat HQ!

The beauty of living in a place like New York City is that you don't need a car for ANYTHING. When I left California five years ago to move to NYC, I sold my car and never looked back - it was

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INHABITAT SUMMER CONTEST: Green Gadget Giveaway!

INHABITAT SUMMER CONTEST: Green Gadget Giveaway!

Summer is finally well under way and we are looking forward to getting a chance to appreciate the great outdoors and soaking up some summer rays. Any of you who have been reading Inhabitat for

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INHABITAT is looking for a NYC blogger

INHABITAT is looking for a NYC blogger

Hey NYC readers- Any of you want to write for Inhabitat? We are currently looking for an awesome new blogger based in the Big Apple to put his or her excellent writing skills to work in

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GARDEN SPOTS: Renegade air gardening for NYC

GARDEN SPOTS: Renegade air gardening for NYC

Any of us who live in NYC know its not always the 'greenest' place - at least when it comes to flora and fauna and botanical spaces. Thats why we are enamored with TODO Design and DAS Studio's

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Eco fashion hits LA with Designers & Agents show!

Eco fashion hits LA with Designers & Agents show!

This weekend, the Designers and Agents fashion trade show has come to LA to showcase the hottest emerging apparel designs. Since environmental sustainability is naturally future-forward, we are

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Inhabitat girls top ‘TOP 25 Hottest Girls in Green’

Inhabitat girls top ‘TOP 25 Hottest Girls in Green’

Okay, so we've never heard of this website - but we're not going to deny that we're flattered to be included in their 'Top 25 Hottest Girls of Green' ! Yes, my friends - let this be a lesson to

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WASTE NOT lamps made from recycled plastic utensils

WASTE NOT lamps made from recycled plastic utensils

The best work on display at New York's International Contemporary Furniture Fair this year came from student designers. BVD Collective, a student project from Appalachian State University,

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Take the Inhabitat Reader Survey

Take the Inhabitat Reader Survey

For over three years now Inhabitat has been offering up daily doses of the newest and most innovative green design around. Have you been reading Inhabitat for awhile? Have some opinions that

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RECYCLED COFFEE STIRRER LAMP from Studio Verissimo

RECYCLED COFFEE STIRRER LAMP from Studio Verissimo

If you are a coffee drinker with a hard-to-kick habit, you are probably all too aware of how many coffee stirrers are wasted at places like Starbucks every single day. Day in and day out,

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REMINDER: One Good Chair Competition closes May 30th!

REMINDER: One Good Chair Competition closes May 30th!

image shows 'Annie' - the recycled shopping cart chair from Reestore Design Calling all eco furniture designers! All green ID geniuses! All chair connoisseurs! Here's your chance to conjure

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INHABITAT store in shanghai?

INHABITAT store in shanghai?

Just spotted: an ‘Inhabitat’ store in Shanghai – no relation to us of course. I know trademark is hard to enforce overseas, but seriously? Any readers out there in Shanghai?

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ICFF 2008: Inhabitat Reports

ICFF 2008: Inhabitat Reports

Today is the last day of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in NYC, and we are madly going through all of our photos of the furniture, products, and of course the parties from the

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MANA Recycled Jewelry hits NYC with TOUCH | NY

MANA Recycled Jewelry hits NYC with TOUCH | NY

Mana 'Clasp' necklace made of recycled hair pins and rubber We first discovered the stunning recycled jewelry of MANA back in January. Brazilian eco designer Mana Bernardes works with a

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BKLYN Designs – Inhabitat Reports

BKLYN Designs – Inhabitat Reports

Inhabitat was on the scene all three days of BKLYN Designs this weekend and we have a lot of great finds to report back to you. The BKLYN Designs furniture exhibition, which is held in DUMBO

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SOLAR LILY PADS Proposed for Glasgow’s Clyde River

SOLAR LILY PADS Proposed for Glasgow’s Clyde River

In a stunning example of biomimicry, Scottish architecture firm ZM Architecture have come up with a brilliant scheme to provide solar power to the city of Glasgow - and do so in a way that is

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ROGAN Organic Collection for Target On Sale TODAY!

ROGAN Organic Collection for Target On Sale TODAY!

Chic organic designs coupled with cheap Target-style prices? Did you ever think that this was possible? It is now that the king of cheap-chic, Target, has teamed up with celeb eco fashion

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BKLYN SNEAK PEEK: Uhuru Recycled Bourbon Barrel Furniture

BKLYN SNEAK PEEK: Uhuru Recycled Bourbon Barrel Furniture

We've long been fans of Brooklyn green furniture team Uhuru Design. Every year at BKLYN Designs we eagerly look forward to seeing Uhuru's latest work, from the beautiful recycled scrap wood

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INHABITAT REPORTS FROM D&A GREEN ROOM!

INHABITAT REPORTS FROM D&A GREEN ROOM!

GREETINGS FROM DESIGNERS & AGENTS! For the past couple days the NY Inhabitat team has been camping out in the eco-friendly 'Green Room' at Designers & Agents, the premiere fashion tradeshow

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