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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BRANCH – sustainable design shop

BRANCH – sustainable design shop

If Inhabitat were going to spin off a retail site it would be exactly like Branch. In fact, we really couldn't do it any better - so we are just going to throw in the towel. When we first

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STUDIOMOLD Electric Princess Spaghetti Chandelier

STUDIOMOLD Electric Princess Spaghetti Chandelier

There is nothing we like seeing more than people reusing everyday materials in new and creative ways. For example, what if the baroque, opulent design of a chandelier could be created not by

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AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH

If you are looking to see a good thriller this summer, forget about The Omen remake, and go see An Inconvenient Truth.

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“BLOOMING” PROTEA LAMP

“BLOOMING” PROTEA LAMP

Incandescent lighting is so taken-for-granted in contemporary culture that most of us have no idea how much energy we use when we flip a light switch. Boiler Design Office wants to change this

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PRATT IS WHERE IT’S AT

PRATT IS WHERE IT’S AT

Brooklyn-based Pratt seems to be the school of choice for New York designers, and is currently producing some of the most cutting-edge industrial design in the country, when it comes to new

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GROW YOUR OWN GRASS FURNITURE

GROW YOUR OWN GRASS FURNITURE

Here's a great spring project to get you ready for those up-coming summer barbeques: grow your own lawn furniture with the Terra Grass Armchair kit. All you need to do is assemble a cardboard

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ICFF 2006 – The Inhabitat Editors’ Choice Awards

ICFF 2006 – The Inhabitat Editors’ Choice Awards

Now that New York Design week is officially over, we are finally getting a chance to breathe and start writing non-ICFF posts again. For those of you who are tired of hearing about furniture -

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HauteGREEN

HauteGREEN

This weekend HauteGREEN opened with a flourish. The space looked beautiful, full of innovative and thoughtful explorations of sustainable design for the home, including a brand new piece from

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DESIGN WEEK PARTY PICS

DESIGN WEEK PARTY PICS

Core77 11th Anniversary party Lots and lots of party pics from HauteGREEN, Future Perfect and Core77. Click here to see more

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ICFF – Day 1

ICFF – Day 1

We are already feeling overwhelmed by the excessive amounts of good stuff on display everywhere this week, but we are not going to give up until we've looted and plundered all the best of Design

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MATERIOUS BONE LAMP

MATERIOUS BONE LAMP

We've recently become fans of Chicago-based Materious Design, ever since discovering their clever Cubby and innovative Wifi Umbrella. Now, today at the Haute Green exhibition in Brooklyn, we

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Inflate

PREFAB FRIDAY: Inflate

On display at the Mobile Living Conference this weekend will be a series of inflatable structures from UK-based company Inflate. Given how we gravitate towards a good bouncy air castle, we

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OBJECT INTERIORS Coup Dresser

OBJECT INTERIORS Coup Dresser

We are a sucker for anything using Kirei board, so we were delighted last weekend at BKLYN Designs to discover the material in new form - in Object Interior's lovely Coup Dresser. The Coup

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ANDREA CLAIRE LAMPS

ANDREA CLAIRE LAMPS

Did you ever have one of those lamps as a kid with a cut-out shade that cast silhouettes on the wall? Something about the combination of light and imagery could magically transport you to a more

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HauteGREEN

HauteGREEN

(above: new PoppyCotton pillow, Rhubarb Decor shelf and Scrapile side table) All of you savvy Inhabitat readers know that sustainable = sexy when it comes to design. However, we realize that

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EVERYSPACE DESIGNS Arrange Shelf

EVERYSPACE DESIGNS Arrange Shelf

One of the best finds I made at BKLYN Designs this weekend was discovering new design collective EverySpace Designs. The three designers have a portfolio of beautiful pieces which take simple,

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UHURU DESIGN STOOLEN CHAIR

UHURU DESIGN STOOLEN CHAIR

One of the best new things I saw at BKLYN Designs over the weekend was Uhuru Design's Stoolen chair. Reminiscent of a tree stump, this awesome cylindrical seat is actually composed of recycled

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IGLOOPLAY KIDS FURNITURE

IGLOOPLAY KIDS FURNITURE

In honor of Mother's Day, we thought we'd cover some mom-friendly (and kid-friendly) contemporary design. If you have energetic little ones but still want to maintain a stylish design

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BKLYN DESIGNS

BKLYN DESIGNS

I went to BKLYN Designs this weekend and I must say that the exhibition was even better this year than last. The show featured 55 different Brooklyn designers this year, bringing back old faves

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NICHOLAS FURROW Red Light District Lamps

NICHOLAS FURROW Red Light District Lamps

One of the things I am most looking forward to at BKLYN Designs is Nicholas Furrow's gorgeous collection of lamps made from recycled objects. The Red-Light District Lamps, shown above, are made

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TETRIS SHELVES!

TETRIS SHELVES!

When we ran a post on Brave Space's Tetris shelves last year - we were inundated with traffic from Tetris lovers around the world. Many of you loved the shelves, others wrote in to complain

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THE STATE OF ARCHITECTURAL JOURNALISM TODAY

THE STATE OF ARCHITECTURAL JOURNALISM TODAY

Our friend Geoff Manaugh has just posted an impassioned, ingenius essay over on BLDGBLOG about the absurdly introverted state of architectural journalism today. If you've ever had your eyes

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WIFI UMBRELLA

WIFI UMBRELLA

Here's a creative use of technology to make life a bit more cheery. Who wants to have to turn on the TV or go to weather.com to find out the latest forecast, when your umbrella cantell you all

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366CM’s Recycled Wine Bottle Candlestick

366CM’s Recycled Wine Bottle Candlestick

Here's an idea that seems obvious in its simplicity, yet is executed in such a lovely way that it merits a second look. 366cm's Millésime is half a wine bottle - turned into a candlestick

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SOLAR NIGHT FLOWERS

SOLAR NIGHT FLOWERS

These wacky Solar Night Flowers are one of the stranger things I've seen in awhile - and I love them in all their surreal eco-weirdness. Like a cross between tacky plastic restaurant flowers

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TREEHUGGER STUFF BUMP

TREEHUGGER STUFF BUMP

Not content to merely conquer the world of eco-blogging, the Treehugger crew is expanding into product design. Treehugger's Graham Hill & Petz Scholtus (who are both product designers by trade)

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P(LOT) – reclaiming parking space for secret dwellings

P(LOT) – reclaiming parking space for secret dwellings

All around the America people are reclaiming the streets from the grasp of the greedy, gas-guzzling automobile. First there was Rebar's PARK(ing) project, where a rogue bunch of San Francisco

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SOCCER (FOOTBALL) HOUSES

SOCCER (FOOTBALL) HOUSES

With floods and hurricanes on the brain, we always take note of houses that can float if waters start rising...Flexibility in the face of disaster can be a saving grace. This Bucky-esque

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UPDATE ON FEEDS & THINGS

UPDATE ON FEEDS & THINGS

As many of you know, we switched software last week (from Pivot to Wordpress), and while the transition was mostly smooth, there were a few small expected bumps. One issue is that our image

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