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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HAVALEENA LED TORCH

HAVALEENA LED TORCH

We've long expounded on the beauty of LED lights: they are extremely energy efficient, don't get hot, and tend to come in cute little portable packages, since they take so little power to light

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VEGAN FASHION HITS THE NY Times

VEGAN FASHION HITS THE NY Times

The vegan debate is back! We've been covering the vegan fashion tip for awhile now - hoping to convince more environmentalists to go vegan, and more vegans to go green - and it seems the Times

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BIC BALLPOINT PEN CHANDELIER

BIC BALLPOINT PEN CHANDELIER

It seems like you can make a beautiful chandelier out of just about anything these days - and it makes us wonder why society stood by the monotony of hanging crystal pendants for so long. These

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KATRINA RECOVERY SPURS MODULAR BUILDING

KATRINA RECOVERY SPURS MODULAR BUILDING

photo by Lee Celano Its unfortunate that it takes a disaster like Hurricane Katrina to convince people of the efficiency of modular building. Nevertheless, that's what's happening in the

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ECOTOPIA!

ECOTOPIA!

For those of you in the New York area, this is your last chance to see the Ecotopia exhibit currently on view at the International Center For Photography in Manhattan. In a time of rampant

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WALMART GOES FLUORESCENT

WALMART GOES FLUORESCENT

It can be easy to bad-mouth Wal-Mart, but according to the New York Times the megaretailer is getting behind compact fluorescent bulbs in a big way this year, with the goal to get them into at

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NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS from Susan Szenasy

NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS from Susan Szenasy

SUSAN SZENASY, Metropolis Magazine The last time I made a New Year’s resolution I lied to myself big time; someone wrote it down and the lie keeps haunting me. But I think I can be truthful

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NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS from Steve Glenn

NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS from Steve Glenn

STEVE GLENN, Living Homes I think 2007 will see an acceleration in development for two sectors of the real estate sector in which LivingHomes is involved. First, far more residential and

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NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS from Jennifer Siegal

NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS from Jennifer Siegal

JENNIFER SIEGAL, Office of Mobile Design My resolution for '007 is to look much farther ahead - I am taking a great leap forward and looking 100 years into the future. My firm Office of Mobile

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NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS from Cameron Sinclair

NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS from Cameron Sinclair

Now that you've heard from Inhabitat, it's time to hear from our friend and architectural humanitarian hero Cameron Sinclair, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Architecture for Humanity.

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INHABITAT NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

INHABITAT NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Today marks the beginning of a new calendar year, and an opportune moment to look forward with hope, goals, and anticipation. While it's traditional for us to make personal resolutions (shed a

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GREEN DESIGN IN 2006

GREEN DESIGN IN 2006

As the year end approaches and we count down to the new year, we want to take a moment to reflect on the year in design. 2006 has been a pivotal year for green design. With the success of Al

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GREENING THE IVORY TOWER

GREENING THE IVORY TOWER

Buildings consume 40% of the world’s energy every year. Buildings generate almost half of the carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming. 40% of landfill currently comes from

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RECYCLING YOUR XMAS TREE

RECYCLING YOUR XMAS TREE

As the holidays come to a close, the gifts have been given, the cookies have been eaten, and your Christmas tree is more than likely starting to look a little crisp around the edges. It is at

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RECYCLED CHRISTMAS

RECYCLED CHRISTMAS

As we head into Christmas and a frenzy of gifts and gluttony, try to take a moment to step back and remember what the holidays are really about. We found Brian Smith's story about Recycled

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INHABITAT HOLIDAY PARTY PICS

INHABITAT HOLIDAY PARTY PICS

We had our first ever holiday party this past Wednesday night in San Francisco, and it was lots of fun. Thanks to all of you who stopped by to join in the green holiday cheer- we hope you had as

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Clever Homes

PREFAB FRIDAY: Clever Homes

They say that good things come in small packages, and the Clever Mini Home is a perfect demonstration of this theory. This compact 480-sq-ft design makes minimalist living efficient and elegant,

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: For Kids

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: For Kids

Kids love the holidays- for the cheer, the joy, the abundance of cookies, but mostly, for the gifts. This year, why not give green gifts that are healthy, educational, and eco-friendly. The

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HANUKIT by Reddish

HANUKIT by Reddish

Here's the most minimalist menorah we've ever seen. The Hanukit, by Isreali design duo Reddish, is a tiny Hanukah lamp designed to hold matches instead of candles. Its small stature, combined

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GREEN GADGET GIFT GUIDE

GREEN GADGET GIFT GUIDE

Let's face it: we live in a gadget culture. And around this time of year, gadget consumption peaks as people head to Best Buy and Sharper Image to pick up shiny new gifts for their friends and

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: for her

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: for her

Today we continue our Green Gift Guide with clever suggestions for the woman in your life: green versions of a girl's favorite gifts including chocolate, fuzzy sweaters, and jewelry. Indulge

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – under $50

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – under $50

The Inhabitat Gift Guide is back today with more cheap and cheerful gift ideas for under $50. Today we are highlighting green gift ideas that will fit inside a stocking…

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CORE77′s ULTIMATE DESIGNER GIFT GUIDE

CORE77′s ULTIMATE DESIGNER GIFT GUIDE

Our friends over at Core77 have outdone themselves this year with their fancy schmancy designer gift guide. They've got tons of great gift ideas for your favorite design aficionado: from Make

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SELF-DESTRUCTO CANDLE – Half Candle / Half LED Lamp

SELF-DESTRUCTO CANDLE – Half Candle / Half LED Lamp

With The Design Can’s clever new Self-Destructo Candle, you can literally burn your candle at both ends. The Self-Destructo is a traditional paraffin pillar candle with an embedded LED

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Cheap Green Gifts Under $30

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Cheap Green Gifts Under $30

It's that time of year again, and today marks the start of our Holiday Gift Guide here at Inhabitat. Our first installment is Cheap Gifts Under $30- wallet-friendly green gifts that are great

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HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Gift-Guide & Holiday Party

HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Gift-Guide & Holiday Party

It's that time of year again and we here at Inhabitat have big green plans for the holidays. Our Green Gift Guide is kicking off next week, and we'll be throwing our first ever holiday party in

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DWELL ON DESIGN – This weekend in Palm Springs!

DWELL ON DESIGN – This weekend in Palm Springs!

Just a little reminder that the Dwell on Design conference is happening December 1st-3rd in Palm Springs - that's THIS WEEKEND, design aficionados! The conference boasts a great lineup of

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM INHABITAT

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM INHABITAT

We hope you are all enjoying yourselves with family and friends, and eating a nice meal, wherever you are. We thought today might be a nice time to talk about the things we're thankful for,

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TAGEI CONVERTIBLE FURNITURE by Akemi Tanaka

TAGEI CONVERTIBLE FURNITURE by Akemi Tanaka

The word Tagei means versatility in Japanese, and what better way to describe this fabulous line of plyboo furniture that converts from table into bench? Brooklyn designer Akemi Tanaka caught

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LIGHT READING BOOK LAMP by Sam Johnson

LIGHT READING BOOK LAMP by Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson's Light Reading is a low-energy compact fluorescent lamp ingeniously disguised as a book. It is meant to nestle in between other books on your bookshelf and remain invisible until

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