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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Jill Fehrenbacher
THE REEE RECYCLED PLAYSTATION CHAIR

THE REEE RECYCLED PLAYSTATION CHAIR

If you're a gamer who's concerned about the state of the planet, have we got just the thing for you! Now you can send your old dusty video game consoles to a better place with the Reee Chair -

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COPYCAT OR COINCIDENCE? – 4Korners versus Scrapile

COPYCAT OR COINCIDENCE? – 4Korners versus Scrapile

While attending BKLYN Designs this weekend, we were surprised to come across a Brooklyn-based design company creating furniture which bears much more than a passing resemblance to our friends

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BKLYN DESIGNS 2007: Inhabitat Reports

BKLYN DESIGNS 2007: Inhabitat Reports

Every year attending BKLYN Designs is one of my favorite parts of NY Design week. The show is small and curated, so most of the work is very good. The best part, of course, is that all the work

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RECLAIMING DESIGN at HauteGREEN

RECLAIMING DESIGN at HauteGREEN

In coordination with this year's HauteGreen exhibition during New York Design Week, Inhabitat will be hosting a star-studded panel discussion surrounding the topic of using reclaimed materials

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T-SHIRT COMPETITION FINALISTS- VOTE NOW!

T-SHIRT COMPETITION FINALISTS- VOTE NOW!

Drumroll please.........We know you're anxious to see the finalists for the Inhabitat T-shirt competition, and the results are finally in. Happily, we had a ton of interest in the contest and

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POSTOPOLIS IS COMING TO NYC!

POSTOPOLIS IS COMING TO NYC!

Inhabitat is excited to anounce that we are getting together with a band of architecture blogs to put on what promises to be an amazing event at the Storefront for Art and Architecture from

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PROJECT EARTH DAY: EGB Eco Fashion Show

PROJECT EARTH DAY: EGB Eco Fashion Show

Anyone who has been reading Inhabitat for awhile knows that we love our eco-fashion here - almost as much as we love green building. Fashion and architecture don't often get mentioned in the

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INHABITAT IS HEADED TO MILAN

INHABITAT IS HEADED TO MILAN

Who's going to Milan this year? Inhabitat's European correspondent Adele Chong is headed to down to Milan's annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile tomorrow and would love to hear from any and

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AD SALES PERSON SOUGHT!

AD SALES PERSON SOUGHT!

Hi Inhabitat readers- Are any of you out there ad sales people or know any ad sales people? Do you have business and marketing experience that you want to put to a good cause and share with

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GILES MILLER FLUTED CARDBOARD FURNITURE

GILES MILLER FLUTED CARDBOARD FURNITURE

We covered British designer Giles Miller back in October when we covered the first [re]Design show in London. Now [re]Design is back, and the fabulous Miller has made an appearance again with

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A MANIFESTO FOR SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

A MANIFESTO FOR SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

We love manifestos here at Inhabitat. Sure they are didactic and dogmatic, but they also exude a passion and idealism that is hard to find in this cynical day and age - laying down the law and

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INHABITAT T-Shirt Design Competition!

INHABITAT T-Shirt Design Competition!

In honor of Inhabitat's recent two-year-birthday we are launching our first ever design competition - a green T-shirt design contest! We have always wanted our very own eco-friendly Inhabitat

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T.S. DESIGNS ECO-FRIENDLY T-SHIRT PRINTING

T.S. DESIGNS ECO-FRIENDLY T-SHIRT PRINTING

Like jeans, T-shirts are a staple of almost everyone's wardrobe - men, women and children. Unfortunately, most T-shirts are made in the cheapest way possible and are quite bad for the

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MORE GREENWASHING

MORE GREENWASHING

Greenwashing is clearly the topic of the moment - we just can't stop talking about it. Our very own Sarah Rich just had a great piece published in BusinessWeek on the subject matter

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CNET: When Corporate Greenwashing Chafes Environmentalists

CNET: When Corporate Greenwashing Chafes Environmentalists

Greenwashing is a hot topic these days. We've seen unusually heated debate over our recent posts on GE Ecomagination and Walmart, and just yesterday we spotted this provocative article over on

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ESCAMA HANDBAGS: Made from Recycled Aluminum Pulltabs

ESCAMA HANDBAGS: Made from Recycled Aluminum Pulltabs

What's better than a beautiful chic handbag made entirely from recycled materials? How about one that is not only eco-friendly, recycled, and supercute - but also engages fair-trade and

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INHABITAT TURNS 2!

INHABITAT TURNS 2!

Yes, thats right... our little site is officially 2 years old today. Can you believe we've been bringing you the goods on future-forward green design for 2 whole years now? The last year has

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NATION’S FIRST SOLAR-HYDROGEN HOUSE

NATION’S FIRST SOLAR-HYDROGEN HOUSE

A New Jersey civil engineer powers his home with solar panels and hydrogen tanks. Could this sort of thing work for mainstream homeowners? Mike Strizki is a civil engineer who lives in the

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INHABITAT AT EPIC CONFERENCE IN VANCOUVER

INHABITAT AT EPIC CONFERENCE IN VANCOUVER

Just a reminder that Inhabitat’s own Emily Pilloton and Sarah Rich will be speaking at the EPIC Conference in Vancouver, tomorrow Saturday at 4pm, about practical yet innovative ways to

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GREENWASH YOUR FLOORS WITH THE SWIFFER

GREENWASH YOUR FLOORS WITH THE SWIFFER

Today I’m speaking on a panel at the PSFK conference about “Greenwashing.” For those of you who aren’t familiar with this term – “Greenwashing” is the

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PSFK CONFERENCE: Jill Speaking on Greenwashing

PSFK CONFERENCE: Jill Speaking on Greenwashing

I’m excited to announce that I will be speaking on the subject of “Greenwashing” at the PSFK Conference in New York City tomorrow in Union Square. The conference is about new

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ROBOTIC POLLUTION-SNIFFING ECO DOGS!

ROBOTIC POLLUTION-SNIFFING ECO DOGS!

Remember those trendy robotic dog toys from a couple years back? Aibo and Poo-chi and the like? Well, sadly, after 6-year-olds tire of the novelty of electronic pets who can fetch balls, bark

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ORLANDO BLOOM BUILDS GREEN HOUSE

ORLANDO BLOOM BUILDS GREEN HOUSE

Joining the ranks of Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom has jumped on the green architecture celebrity bandwagon with the announcement that he is building an environmentally-friendly house in London. The

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SHIGERU BAN TV

SHIGERU BAN TV

Our favorite “light-on-the-eath” architect, Shigeru Ban, appears in a DesignBoom video interview discussing his latest venture in sustainable design: the Artek pavillion. Via

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GLOBAL WARMING 2010 IMPERATIVE – Today!

GLOBAL WARMING 2010 IMPERATIVE – Today!

Calling all architects and design students! Buildings consume 40% of the world's energy every year and generate almost half of the carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming.

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DESIGN YOUR OWN ECO JEWELRY with GreenKarat

DESIGN YOUR OWN ECO JEWELRY with GreenKarat

They say that diamonds are a girls best friend, but who wants to be BFFs with slavery, child soldiers, and the horrific violence that occurs in Sierra Leone, Angola and Congo because of the

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HAPPY GREEN VALENTINES DAY!

HAPPY GREEN VALENTINES DAY!

Whether you love it or hate it, today is Valentine's day. Some may argue the holiday is a Hallmark fabrication to encourage consumption of useless goods, but whatever your thoughts, its a nice

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EXPANDABLE FOLDING CHAIR – in video

EXPANDABLE FOLDING CHAIR – in video

This isn't a new idea by any means: we've showed you expandable honeycomb folding chairs before from Molo and Charles Kaisin Design. However, the joy of watching this video makes us realize

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INHABITAT IS LOOKING FOR WRITERS

INHABITAT IS LOOKING FOR WRITERS

Hey readers - Any of you want to write for Inhabitat? We are currently looking for a few new correspondents to be our eyes and ears for green design around the world. Specifically, we are

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SEEING GREEN AT NY FASHION WEEK: SANS Fall 2007

SEEING GREEN AT NY FASHION WEEK: SANS Fall 2007

The highlight of New York Fashion Week for sustainable style aficionados had to be the SANS show, which took place this Saturday at the Daryl Roth theatre in Union Square. We loved SANS' spring

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