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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HAPPY GREEN HALLOWEEN!

HAPPY GREEN HALLOWEEN!

Happy Green Halloween from Inhabitat! In the spirit of our favorite fall holiday, we'd like to share with you some ideas for green Halloween decorations.... SOLAR JACK-O-LANTERN

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Rotating Colani Rotor House

PREFAB FRIDAY: Rotating Colani Rotor House

What the Lazy-Susan has done for efficient dining, the Hanse Rotor House has done for compact living. This spatially smart dwelling is made up of a large open living room surrounding a central

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WORLDCHANGING: THE BOOK IS OUT!

WORLDCHANGING: THE BOOK IS OUT!

Drumroll please...The new book, Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century, is days away from hitting the stands. This two-brick-sized tome is the collaborative creation of the team at

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAYS

SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAYS

We're obsessed with green design at Inhabitat, but up until now, we've focused primarily on products and architecture. However, we've become increasingly tempted by the growing momentum of the

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BATTERY LED LIGHT: 9Vo(l)tive

BATTERY LED LIGHT: 9Vo(l)tive

Have a hard time finding a use for the other 9 volt battery you got in that 2-pack? Look no further that Richard Lawson's charming DIY LED light: 9Vo(l)tive. Just stick one of these suckers on

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BLUE MARMALADE ECO-FRIENDLY HOMEWARES

BLUE MARMALADE ECO-FRIENDLY HOMEWARES

Spotted at 100% Design this year, Blue Marmalade makes deceptively simple house wares from folded single sheets of recyclable plastic. This translate to sexy objects with low waste in both the

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OPEN HOUSE NYC – the Solaire

OPEN HOUSE NYC – the Solaire

The Solaire's green roof garden This weekend was Open House New York - that special time of year when private architecture is opened up for public viewing. This year there was a focus on

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CURVY CORREGATED CARDBOARD CHAIR

CURVY CORREGATED CARDBOARD CHAIR

Frank Gehry made design history in 1972 when he designed a whole set of curvy modern furniture out of cardboard. You've more than likely seen Gehry's classic Wiggle Chair hanging out around

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CARDBOARDESIGN Furniture & Homewares

CARDBOARDESIGN Furniture & Homewares

One of the best low-tech design we spotted at NextFest was Cardboardesign - a company making furniture, vases and other home products from recycled honeycomb cardboard. Its amazing how strong,

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WIRED NEXTFEST: High-tech green

WIRED NEXTFEST: High-tech green

In case you hadn’t noticed, Wired Magazine has been getting greener and greener over the last year, and we are overjoyed to see this convergence of sustainability and technology. Yes its

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ELECTROLUMINESCENT BUTTERFLY NIGHTLIGHT

ELECTROLUMINESCENT BUTTERFLY NIGHTLIGHT

UK designers Soner Ozenc and John Wischhusen charmed visitors to London's Designersblock with this El Flutter collection of glowing butterfly nighlights. The El FLutter Night Light is a safe,

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TIME CURTAIN by Soner Ozenc

TIME CURTAIN by Soner Ozenc

There's been so much amazing stuff on display at the London Design Festival we've had a hard time covering all of it. One real stand-out of design innovation is Soner Ozenc's electroluminescent

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CUSTOM MADE FURNITURE by Karen Ryan

CUSTOM MADE FURNITURE by Karen Ryan

Karen Ryan debutted her charming “Custom Made” chair collection at 100% Design this year and captured our hearts with these weird, wacky and wonderful hybrid monster chairs made from

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[RE]DESIGN: Sustainable Design in London

[RE]DESIGN: Sustainable Design in London

Our favorite part of London design week this year is [Re]Design: Good and Gorgeous? – London’s only design event dedicated exclusively to recycled design. Focusing on good, gorgeous,

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100% DESIGN 2006 – First Look

100% DESIGN 2006 – First Look

Karen Ryan's Second-Hand Plates London design week is even bigger and crazier than New York design week, so its a great time to discover exciting new designs and rising design stars.

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LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL KICKS OFF!

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL KICKS OFF!

Its September, and all of a sudden there are a million festivals and conferences launching everywhere - we can't keep up! For you lucky Londoners, the London Design Festival is a huge, varied,

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RYAN FRANK PLASTIC BAG CHAIR

RYAN FRANK PLASTIC BAG CHAIR

Like the Hackney Shelf which we featured this morning, Ryan Frank‘s Inkuku (Zulu for “chicken”) chair capitalizes on an aspect of contemporary urban culture to create a unique

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RYAN FRANK’S HACKNEY SHELF

RYAN FRANK’S HACKNEY SHELF

Here's an ingenious idea that blurs the boundaries between furniture design, graffitti and conceptual fine art. London designer Ryan Frank strategically places white boards at various points in

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OHIO DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHIC FURNITURE

OHIO DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHIC FURNITURE

We've raved about OHIO Design several times since we fell in love with the company's innovative furniture back in 2005. So we were super excited to run into OHIO again at the Dwell on Design

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AIA HOME TOURS

AIA HOME TOURS

The last day of Dwell on Design brought fogless, downright hot weather to San Francisco. A perfect day to take a ride around the city and check out some residential gems. Guest writer Maryam

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Rooftop Prefabs

PREFAB FRIDAY: Rooftop Prefabs

We have to admit that what first got us into the idea of prefab living was the prospect of never being able to afford to buy a house in New York City. We figured the only way our dreams of NYC

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FIVE YEARS, FOUR TOWERS, LEED GOLD ALL AROUND

FIVE YEARS, FOUR TOWERS, LEED GOLD ALL AROUND

Before the day ends, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the 5-year anniversary of 9/11, and to look at the most recent developments at Ground Zero, where David Child's Freedom Tower has

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BACK TO SCHOOL

BACK TO SCHOOL

The days are getting cooler, the leaves are getting crisper, and fall is in the air. For many of you out there, this means just one thing: back to school! I just started back to school this

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GROW YOUR OWN CHAISE LOUNGE – Emily Pilloton’s Grow Chaise

GROW YOUR OWN CHAISE LOUNGE – Emily Pilloton’s Grow Chaise

Its grass lounger day at Inhabitat! Before summer completely fades from our memories, we thought we'd reminisce over some green grassy outdoor furniture to catch the fading rays of summer.

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GREEN BUILDING 101: DESIGN INNOVATION

GREEN BUILDING 101: DESIGN INNOVATION

The Green Building 101 series has taken us inside the house and out, looking at site selection, water efficiency, day lighting, eco-power, and environmentally friendly materials. The final

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NEW MODERN GREEN LIVING DIRECTORY

NEW MODERN GREEN LIVING DIRECTORY

Looking for a stylish & healthy green apartment building in New York City? Can't find a real estate agent that knows what you are talking about? Our friend Josh Dorfman (from Vivavi and the

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SUSTAINABLE HOUSING FOR NEW NEW ORLEANS

SUSTAINABLE HOUSING FOR NEW NEW ORLEANS

We've just gone off on a tangent about the politics of celebritecture and Brad Pitt's involvement in designing housing for New Orleans, but now we'd like to get back to the most important thing

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CAN BRAD PITT SAVE THE WORLD? New Orleans will tell…

CAN BRAD PITT SAVE THE WORLD? New Orleans will tell…

Hollywood actor Brad Pitt has jumped into the New Orleans rebuilding efforts, unveiling a green housing design for New Orleans's Lower Ninth Ward. The design was selected from an architectural

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P.E.T. ABUSE: Redstr Collective Plastic Chalices

P.E.T. ABUSE: Redstr Collective Plastic Chalices

We inherently love design made from recycled materials - and we love it even more is when an unusual choice of recycled materials challenges our expectations and provokes interesting questions

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ANNIVERSARY OF KATRINA: Designing for disaster

ANNIVERSARY OF KATRINA: Designing for disaster

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and to make sure that people don't forget it about the massive devastation that affected so many people on the Gulf Coast, we are

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