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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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 light.

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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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GREEN ART: Mary Ellen Carroll’s Indestructable Language

GREEN ART: Mary Ellen Carroll’s Indestructable Language

Something mysterious happened in Jersey City this past Monday night... On this grey and windy evening, while most people were at home watching TV, giant neon lights emerged up in the windows of

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BUDGET BOONTJE:  Tord at Target for the Holidays

BUDGET BOONTJE: Tord at Target for the Holidays

If you've stopped by Target recently you probably noticed a new design star has joined the (increasingly groundbreaking) Target canon of hot-shot designers. We are excited to announce that one

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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 true -

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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 salvaged

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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, sustainable

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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 piece of

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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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