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
eHABITAT

eHABITAT

What is with Australia and prefab? With the recent Modabode, the Deck House, and now eHabitat, its beginning to seem like the locus of Prefab has moved down under. Whats going on? Whatever the

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TURBO WALL ART

TURBO WALL ART

If you ever made model airplanes or cars when you were a kid (and you are over 30 now) - then you might remember Revell kits, the quintessential 50's-era modeling kits where the pieces all came

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2005 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: For Her

2005 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: For Her

FOR HER BAMBU KITCHENWARE - $3 - $30 (Jill) Bambu makes a line of beautiful kitchenware from environmentally friendly, 100% organically-grown bamboo. In addition to being organic,

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: For Him

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: For Him

UNDER $50 TOM DIXON ECOWARE - ?14.95 ? ?69.99 (Sarah) Everyone needs dishes, and while the floral frippery of classic china may not appeal to the most masculine types, dishware can't be

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: For Kids

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: For Kids

EGGLING - $8.95 (Jill) Want to turn your little one into a green thumb? The adorable ceramic Eggling looks like Japanese lovechild of a Kinder Egg and Garden In a Bag. Crack one open, add

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RECYCLED LACE HANDBAG

RECYCLED LACE HANDBAG

If you are still at a loss for holiday gifts, have a look at the MoMA Store. It's a great place to find one-of-a-kind items sure to please any design lovers. Here's a little gem I discovered on

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FULL/FILL VASES

FULL/FILL VASES

Here's a great gift for the holidays (hint hint family and friends). I love this clever re-appropriation of the ubiquitous plastic water bottle. The Full/Fill series, designed by Luis Royal

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: For Dads

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: For Dads

You know your Dad is tired of the usual socks, ties and spy novels, so why not get him something really memorable this year? I mean - the man changed your diapers, put up with your tantrums and

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: For your quirky uncle

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: For your quirky uncle

UNDER $50 JULARP CANDELABRA from IKEA PS - $10 (Nicki & Kyle) Yet another item from the IKEA PS line, the Jularp Candelabra takes its cues from the flat-pack mantra that has helped

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*HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

*HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

We know its getting down to the wire for that special time of year - and most of you are probably stressing over your holiday gift list instead of pouring over our longwinded carefully written

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GARDEN SINK

GARDEN SINK

If you read inhabitat frequently, you may have noticed that we have a little thing for furnishings that grow grass. That's why we were so excited to discover Gau Design's Zen Garden Sink.

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RECYCLED FLOORING

RECYCLED FLOORING

I've just recently moved into a place that was gut-renovated, and the prospect of being able to choose my own flooring has got me thinking about the wide range of possibilities out there. There

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VETRAZZO

VETRAZZO

Glass is an amazing material. Not only is it durable, smooth and transparent, but it also has the unusual quality of being infinitely recyclable. Whereas other materials like plastic and metal

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GIFT GUIDE: $50 and under

GIFT GUIDE: $50 and under

$50 goes a long way with these green gifts – good for all your loved ones, they’re stylish, sustainable, and will have your recipients thanking you for months to come…

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MIOCULTURE BENDANT LAMP

MIOCULTURE BENDANT LAMP

When it comes to style, we value individuality. There's no novelty in mass production any more; instead, a product is desireable when it looks like it was the only one ever made. The BENDANT

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SIGN UP FOR INHABITAT EMAIL

SIGN UP FOR INHABITAT EMAIL

We've just signed up with Feedblitz, a company that allows us to publish our content in email form. If you want to bypass our website and get Inhabitat posts emailed directly to you, give our

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

We hope you are all enjoying yourselves, and eating a nice meal, wherever you are. We here at Inhabitat want to give a big thanks to all our readers for supporting us, commenting and sending

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PHILIPS AIR TREE

PHILIPS AIR TREE

Trees are great for many reasons. They help moderate climate, they provide shelter from sun, wind and rain, and they shelter wildlife. Most importantly, they act as air purifiers, removing

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GRANCRETE FINALLY AVAILABLE

GRANCRETE FINALLY AVAILABLE

When I wrote about the sprayable uber-concrete Grancrete last May, we had enormous response from readers - mostly from people wondering where to get the innovative material. The sprayable

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INHABITAT FEEDS

INHABITAT FEEDS

Those of you who subscribe to our RSS feeds might have noticed that we just cut our old feeds back to “excerpts”. Don’t fret loyal RSS readers – we are not abandoning

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PIECELILLY BAGS & ACCESSORIES

PIECELILLY BAGS & ACCESSORIES

Employing a similar design techniques as our favorite Scrapile - only with fabric - fashion label Piecelilly makes bags, purses and other unique accessories from recycled clothing scraps,

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PHENOMENAL PLYBOO

PHENOMENAL PLYBOO

What material is 100% renewable, stronger than oak, and as pretty as bamboo? If you guessed Plyboo, you win an Inhabitat star. Plyboo, just as it sounds, is laminated bamboo plywood.

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GOTHAM GREEN ROOFS

GOTHAM GREEN ROOFS

As a quick follow-up to our Green Roofs post from last week, we wanted to call attention to a great article in the Villager about the growing Green Roof movement in NYC. Although New York

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GREEN ROOFS

GREEN ROOFS

American cities have a surprising amount of wasted open space. Even in densely packed urban areas like New York City, the prime real estate atop roofs is given much less consideration than one

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CONCRETE BLOND WALLED PAPER

CONCRETE BLOND WALLED PAPER

For those of you who have a hard time choosing between the minimalist aesthetic of unadorned concrete, and the warm, decorative aesthetic of wallpaper - your heart need be torn no longer.

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THE ART OF CLIMATE CHANGE

THE ART OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Over on Archinect this weekend, we discovered that a couple museums in England are currently gearing up for major exhibitions on “The Art of Climate Change”.

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PHILIPS LED BULBS

PHILIPS LED BULBS

LED technology is often heralded as the future of lighting - and for good reason. LEDs are easy to produce, generate very little heat, and are super energy efficient, using only one-eighth of

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DRIFTWOOD BATHS & BASINS

DRIFTWOOD BATHS & BASINS

A little while back we were taken on an emotional roller coaster ride by a teak bathtub. When we spotted William Garvey's stunning wooden bathtubs and basins, it was love at first site.

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BUSINESSWEEK LOVES PREFAB

BUSINESSWEEK LOVES PREFAB

As if the recent explosion of publications and conferences about Prefab housing (Prefab Now, Fab Prefab) weren’t enough – now a new article in Business Week confirms what we’ve

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OFFICE OF MOBILE DESIGN

OFFICE OF MOBILE DESIGN

In light of the fact that the Prefab Now event is wrapping up today in Los Angeles, we thought it was a good time to highlight one of prefab architecture's original purveyors. You can't talk

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