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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WEIDMANN CHAIR

WEIDMANN CHAIR

From the quirky designer who brought us the Knit Chair comes another eco-friendly furniture gem. Weidmann Creative, the material manufacturing company producing environmentally friendly

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MAPLEX

MAPLEX

Maplex is a next-generation building material made from 100% pressed wood fibers, with no binding agents. The lack of chemical binding agents makes the material completely biodegradable and

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INTERACTIVE LED FABRICS

INTERACTIVE LED FABRICS

Philips Research is currently showing off a their new Photonic Textiles at the IFA Consumer Electronics Fair in Berlin. The Photonic Fabric integrates flexible arrays of multicolored LEDs into

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SEMI-PERMANENT

SEMI-PERMANENT

You might still be relaxing from the three-day weekend, but now that Labor Day has come and gone, its time to get back into first gear and prepare for the busy events of the fall. There's

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RECYCL’ART

RECYCL’ART

Is there anything cuter than this recycled Nike puppy? When I saw this little rubbery ball of cuteness on Coolhunting, I just couldn't turn away. Turns out this is just one small representative

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ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY

ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY

If you work in the building industry, there are a lot of things you can help out relieve some of the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. You can donate money, building supplies or your time to

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ANDRE JOYAU RECLAIMED WOOD FURNITURE

ANDRE JOYAU RECLAIMED WOOD FURNITURE

Designer Andre Joyau recycles old hardwood to create stunning furniture pieces such as this hardwood coffee table (left), and Furo Bench (right). The self-taught woodworker has a knack for

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DESIGN FOR INCREASED ENERGY AWARENESS

DESIGN FOR INCREASED ENERGY AWARENESS

The Swedish Interactive Institute has been working on a project to redesign everyday items (lamps, tiles, window shades) in order to increase awareness of how energy is being used. The

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SANDE COLLECTION

SANDE COLLECTION

Does the contemporary furniture design world need any more bent plywood? Probably not, but if all bent plywood was like David Brunicardi's Sande Collection I wouldn't complain. The Sande

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HURRICANE DISASTER RELIEF

HURRICANE DISASTER RELIEF

Instead of focusing on our own habitat today, we realize now is a crucial time to reach out to those in need in the hurricane-ravaged gulf states. Please give a thought to the thousands in

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LAST CHANCE – Take The Inhabitat Survey and Win a T-shirt!

LAST CHANCE – Take The Inhabitat Survey and Win a T-shirt!

If you were reading Inhabitat in the past couple weeks, hopefully you have noticed that we have been running reader survey that comes with a chance to win Inhabitat T-shirts! Well, people, if

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BERTRAND PINCEMIN’S ARTICULATED SHELVES

BERTRAND PINCEMIN’S ARTICULATED SHELVES

Ever longed for a shelving unit that can fold into different sizes and shapes? I know I have ? especially when in the process of moving, redecorating, or dealing with oddly shaped rooms.

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THE HOT FRIDGE

THE HOT FRIDGE

This made the rounds on the blogosphere a couple of days ago, but in case you missed it, the Hot Fridge is an experimental refrigerator design by RCA student Hae-jin Kim, which makes use of the

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MATT GAGNON RENOVATED LOFT

MATT GAGNON RENOVATED LOFT

We've developed a little design-crush over here at Inhabitat. We just can't get enough of Matt Gagnon. It seems that everything that the designer touches turns to (recycled) gold. We oohed

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EXERGAMING RETURNS

EXERGAMING RETURNS

On the subject of High-Fit Homes, one way to boost your physical activity quotient during the day is to take sitting-in-front-of-the-box time and turn it into exergaming time. We know there are

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BILLBOARD BUILDING

BILLBOARD BUILDING

The Billboard Building in Moto Azabu, Tokyo, was conceived as more a billboard than a building (hence the name). The project is Klein Dytham Architecture's smallest building to date, but also

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WINE BOTTLE VASES

WINE BOTTLE VASES

Yes, I have a thing for reused wine-bottle objects, and yes, there are many different designers out there doing this. Here's yet another I've discovered on sale from the MoMA store. Simpler

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HIGH-FIT HOMES

HIGH-FIT HOMES

Contemporary life has been made so convenient by technology that it is actually hard to get enough exercise these days. Unlike our ancestors who had to walk to get from one place to another ? we

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ORB VASE

ORB VASE

I can't put my finger on it, but there's something about the shape of this curvy Orb Vase which I just find irresistibly cute. Possibly it's that the vase looks a bit like an egg with a tiny

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THE CARDBOARD HOUSE

THE CARDBOARD HOUSE

If you're a fan of prefab homes, you'll love this fabbest-of-prefab Cardboard House. The $35,000, all-cardboard structure comes flat-packed and can be erected on site in under 6 hours. It is

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RECYCLED PHONE BOOK BAGS

RECYCLED PHONE BOOK BAGS

Recently there was some public outcry against the continued practice of mass home delivery of unsolicited phone books. With communication almost totally computerized, phone books are good for

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PAMPHLET ARCHITECTURE

PAMPHLET ARCHITECTURE

Are you a brilliant designer looking for your big break? Do you have a studio full of unrealized drawings just waiting to see the light of day? Now is your chance to express your genius to the

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DESIGNER PROFILES

DESIGNER PROFILES

Yes this does look like it might have been "inspired" (to put it lightly) by Ray Eames' famous Walnut Stools ? but the ability to inject your profile into the object's design is enough of a

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ZERO ENERGY HOUSE

ZERO ENERGY HOUSE

There are green houses and then there green houses. Zoka Zola's Zero Energy House which is currently being designed for a space on Adams street in Chicago, is as green as it gets. When it is

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FLOATING POOL BAR

FLOATING POOL BAR

Its getting to that unbearably hot time of year, and this floating pool bar from Custom Design is starting to look really good right about now. Not that I have a pool, or any access to one ?

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LIGHT STICK

LIGHT STICK

Earthquake chic is shaking the world! - or so claims Gus Design Group, maker of the 6 foot long Light Stick. Motivated by the desire to create home furnishings that look good at any angle -

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TURN YOUR TV INTO A LAMP

TURN YOUR TV INTO A LAMP

Not sure what else to say about this one other than its deceptively simple. If you want to bask in that cool glow of your cathode ray tube, but don't want the distracting flicker of images,

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LASER CUT

LASER CUT

Check out Mathias Bengtsson. The London based designer works with CAD and precision laser-cutting machines to create stunning sculptural furniture that looks as if it has been eroded by the

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BIOJEWELRY

BIOJEWELRY

You probably know how much we love custom-made objects here at Inhabitat, but this might just be a little too personalized: jewelry made from your own bone tissue! Wired reports that a small

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