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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What Recession? For Cupcake Bakers, Business is Booming

What Recession? For Cupcake Bakers, Business is Booming

At a time when many businesses are throwing in the towel, why are more and more new cupcake shops opening up everywhere? It's not just sheer sugary audacity - the sweet treats might be some of

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Take Our Reader Survey and Win a Shirt or $200 Gift Certificate!

Take Our Reader Survey and Win a Shirt or $200 Gift Certificate!

WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK! Our readers are the backbone of Inhabitat, and we want to get to know you a little better! What do you like about Inhabitat? What could we do better? If you

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Stand Up While You Work For a Greener and Healthier Life

Stand Up While You Work For a Greener and Healthier Life

Are you sitting down for this? Well, you may want to stand up, actually... recent studies have confirmed something that common sense has been telling us all for years: spending too much time

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5 Phone Apps to Boost Your Brain!

5 Phone Apps to Boost Your Brain!

Is texting, twittering and surfing the web on your cell-phone making you stupid? Quite possibly, according to journalist Nicholas Carr, and a whole host of other articles that have been

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VIDEO: Inhabitat’s Green Renovation for the Comcast Town Contest!

VIDEO: Inhabitat’s Green Renovation for the Comcast Town Contest!

You may (or may not) recall that last year we ran a virtual home makeover design contest with Comcast Town, where the grand prize was a sweet collection of new home entertainment electronics and

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Go Green and Recycle Your Old Stuff at The Hester Street Fair THIS WEEKEND!

Go Green and Recycle Your Old Stuff at The Hester Street Fair THIS WEEKEND!

HEY NEW YORKERS! Go green this weekend with Inhabitat, The Lower East Side Ecology Center, and the Hester Street Fair! If you’ve been trying to go green and clean out your closets of old

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How to Use Social Media Proactively to Build Your Green Brand

How to Use Social Media Proactively to Build Your Green Brand

Smart business owners realize that good customer service is more than simply a drain on resources -- but is a great marketing strategy to differentiate from competition and build brand loyalty.

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Inhabitat is Hiring in NYC!

Inhabitat is Hiring in NYC!

Hey New York readers - Any of you interested in working for Inhabitat or know someone who might be? We are currently looking to fill a couple full time positions with Inhabitat in business

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Inhabitat is Hiring – Ad Sales / Ad Operations

Inhabitat is Hiring – Ad Sales / Ad Operations

Hey New York readers - Are you an ad sales genius or do you know someone who is? Inhabitat is currently looking for ad sales and ad operations professionals in NYC to help us grow our

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How to Green Your Home Entertainment With the Roku Box

How to Green Your Home Entertainment With the Roku Box

Watching movies at home is a pretty green form of entertainment (no carbon expended driving to an overly-air-conditioned movie theater) -- but there aren't a lot of great green options when it

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LIFE BOX – Brilliant, Seed-Sprouting Cardboard Packaging!

LIFE BOX – Brilliant, Seed-Sprouting Cardboard Packaging!

If you ever engage in online shopping (or even if you don't), you probably recognize how ubiquitous and space-cluttering cardboard packaging is. But what if every cardboard box you got from

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German IKAROS House Takes the Lead at Solar Decathlon!

German IKAROS House Takes the Lead at Solar Decathlon!

If you've been reading Inhabitat, you know we've been following the European Solar Decathlon as intensely as much of the world is following the World Cup right now. With just one day left until

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5 Tips To Win Over Green Bloggers

5 Tips To Win Over Green Bloggers

The market for eco-friendly products and services has exploded in the past five years, and it is pretty clear that companies with environmental brand cache have an edge over their competitors.

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Join Inhabitat at Dwell on Design THIS WEEKEND!

Join Inhabitat at Dwell on Design THIS WEEKEND!

Calling all California design fans!Our favorite West Coast design show, Dwell on Design, hits LA this weekend -- and it is going to be a tour-de-force of green design goodness ranging from brand

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Inhabitots Green Father’s Day Gift Guide for Today’s Dad!

Inhabitots Green Father’s Day Gift Guide for Today’s Dad!

Young dads of today are a different species from the cigar-chomping, necktie-wearing dads of the previous generation, so this Father's Day, why not get the special dad in your life something

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Win a MoMA Modern Play House and Family Set For Your Archi-tot!

Win a MoMA Modern Play House and Family Set For Your Archi-tot!

Hey Archimamas & Designer Dads (and anyone who has a creative child in your life) Looking for a great gift for that mini aspiring Charles or Ray Eames in your life? Look no further than

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ANNOUNCING: The 2010 Inhabitat Spring Greening Contest Winners!

ANNOUNCING: The 2010 Inhabitat Spring Greening Contest Winners!

READER'S CHOICE GRAND PRIZE: Soda Bottle Lamps by Sarah Turner!!!Sarah Turner's lamps made from recycled soda bottles received a whopping 3674 votes from our readers, wowing you guys with their

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RIP Tobias Wong

RIP Tobias Wong

We are shocked and saddened to read the news over on Core77 that NY's iconoclast product designer Tobias Wong passed away over the weekend at the age of 35. We were big fans of Tobi's wit and

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VOTE NOW On Inhabitat’s 2010 Spring Greening Finalists!

VOTE NOW On Inhabitat’s 2010 Spring Greening Finalists!

Drumroll please!And now the moment that you've all been waiting for! After weeks of deliberation on an incredible array of creative reuse projects we're thrilled to announce the finalists of

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Toyota Partners With Tesla to Make Electric Cars!

Toyota Partners With Tesla to Make Electric Cars!

Here's some news that's sure to get green car fans revved up: Toyota just announced that it will invest $50 million in Tesla Motors and the two companies will partner to manufacture electric

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Inhabitat Reports From ICFF 2010!

Inhabitat Reports From ICFF 2010!

Inhabitat's editors hit the scene at the Javits center this weekend to check out this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair - New York's premier annual design event. We sifted through

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April Hannah’s Tree Table Kids Furniture Grows in BKLYN

April Hannah’s Tree Table Kids Furniture Grows in BKLYN

On the lookout for some modern kids furniture that's as stylish as it is eco-friendly? Well, look no further because Brooklyn-based designer April Hannah's Tree Table collection of

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Frank Gehry Slams Sustainability, Criticizes LEED

Frank Gehry Slams Sustainability, Criticizes LEED

Frank Gehry is probably the most well-known living architect in the world, and because he is in such a spotlight, we would hope he would make the most of his role-model status and call attention

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Ant-Farm Art – FRAMEicariums by Hugh Hayden and Katie Vitale

Ant-Farm Art – FRAMEicariums by Hugh Hayden and Katie Vitale

Looking for art that is dynamic, unique and ALIVE? Inhabitat favorites Hugh Hayden and Katie Vitale recently gave us a sneak peek of their latest creation to be showcased at BKLYN Designs 2010:

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5 Green Apps That Can Save You Money

5 Green Apps That Can Save You Money

Going green isn't just some altruistic idea about helping the planet or making the world a better place - it is a whole mindset that is fundamentally about improving your own life and learning

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NYC: Join Inhabitat at the Hester Street Fair this Weekend!

NYC: Join Inhabitat at the Hester Street Fair this Weekend!

HEY GREEN-MINDED NEW YORKERS! In case you missed it last weekend, the fabulous Hester Street Fair opened last Saturday at Seward Park in the Lower East Side of Manhattan to huge crowds and much

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5 Social Smartphone Apps That Can Save the World

5 Social Smartphone Apps That Can Save the World

Apps, apps, apps! Smartphone apps are getting a lot of attention these days and for good reason: new, innovative applications are allowing us to make connections between the virtual and

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Grass Loveseat ‘Mow Chair’ Debuts in Milan

Grass Loveseat ‘Mow Chair’ Debuts in Milan

Fadi Sarieddine's awesome new grass-covered sofa, cleverly dubbed The Mow Chair aims to bring the great outdoors inside. Designed by Lebanese architect Fadi Sarieddine, this charming 'living'

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The Hester Street Fair Brings Local Shopping to the LES This Weekend!

The Hester Street Fair Brings Local Shopping to the LES This Weekend!

And Inhabitat will be there... Calling all NYC Inhabitat readers -- come join us this weekend at the grand opening of the Hester Street Fair in the Lower East Side! Inhabitat HQ is located

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Build Your Own Modular Furniture With Life-Sized Lego Bricks!

Build Your Own Modular Furniture With Life-Sized Lego Bricks!

We recently spotted these colorful life-sized lego furniture designs and our inner child just melted. Although there is nothing particularly remarkable (or eco-friendly) about the materials

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