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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New York’s High Line Park in the Sky Opens Today!

New York’s High Line Park in the Sky Opens Today!

An elevated park in the sky built on top of the skeleton of an old rail system? It may have sounded impossible only five years ago, but today, the eagerly awaited High Line elevated urban park

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HUGE SUMMER SALE! 50% off VEJA Sneakers!!

HUGE SUMMER SALE! 50% off VEJA Sneakers!!

SALE ENDS TODAY AT MIDNIGHT!!!! Looking for some light-on-your-feet, light-on-the-planet, eco-sneakers for summer? You can't do much better than Veja's chic, green sneaks, which are

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LOYALE ECO-BIKINI CONTEST: WE HAVE A WINNER!

LOYALE ECO-BIKINI CONTEST: WE HAVE A WINNER!

DRUMROLL PLEASE...We have a winner!Dying to know if your comment about why you absolutely MUST have a sustainable swimsuit persuaded our judges that you deserve this stunning Loyale bikini?

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Modularean Eco Prefab Dollhouse!

PREFAB FRIDAY: Modularean Eco Prefab Dollhouse!

Every week on Inhabitat, we feature the best and the brightest in green prefab-ulous designs-- so when we saw David Baker's stunning, tiny Modularean House, we were excited to see that the joy

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Sweater ‘Sleeve’ Lamp by Sara Ebert

Sweater ‘Sleeve’ Lamp by Sara Ebert

Would you believe that this eye-catching lamp was made for under one dollar? 'Sleeve' by Sara Ebert is a lampshade made from a Salvation Army sweater and a discarded apple juice bottle.

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Pratt Students Design For One Dollar

Pratt Students Design For One Dollar

Far and away our favorite exhibit at this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair was Design For A Dollar. With one dollar to work with, students from the Pratt Institute of Design in

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ICFF 2009: Highlights from the Contemporary Furniture Fair!

ICFF 2009: Highlights from the Contemporary Furniture Fair!

We came, we saw... and now we'd like to share with you our favorite green designs from this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair. This annual furniture fair takes place every year

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Inhabitat Reports from BKLYN Designs 2009!

Inhabitat Reports from BKLYN Designs 2009!

Yesterday morning, the Inhabitat team gathered in DUMBO for the opening of BKLYN Designs our favorite locally-grown furniture design show. In its seventh year, the annual showcase of

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BKLYN Designs Starts Today!

BKLYN Designs Starts Today!

BKLYN Designs starts today! BKLYN Designs starts today and we couldn't be more excited! Running from May 8-10, this awesome showcase of local furniture design kicks off NY Design Week, and is

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BKLYN DESIGNS STARTS TOMORROW!

BKLYN DESIGNS STARTS TOMORROW!

HEY DESIGN LOVING NEW YORKERS! BKLYN Designs starts tomorrow and we couldn't be more excited! Running from May 8-10, this awesome showcase of local furniture design kicks off NY Design Week,

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SMART, ECONOMICAL GREEN GIFTS FOR MOTHER’S DAY

SMART, ECONOMICAL GREEN GIFTS FOR MOTHER’S DAY

Mother's day is fast approaching, so don't forget! (NEXT SUNDAY MAY 10th). This year, if you are looking to save some green while offering thoughtful green gifts, we've got some great ideas

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WAY BASICS Eco-friendly Flat-Pack Furniture

WAY BASICS Eco-friendly Flat-Pack Furniture

Love the idea of flat-pack in concept, but think the reality involves a frustrating wrestling match with an allen wrench and a cryptic set of Swedish instructions? Not so fast! Aiming to

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Project Earth Day is TONIGHT in NYC!

Project Earth Day is TONIGHT in NYC!

CALLING ALL NEW YORK ECO-FASHIONISTAS! What are you doing tonight? If your answer is not 'Going to Project Earth Day' - it should be. This extremely fun annual event happens every year around

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Test Out a Virtual Home Renovation in Comcast Town & enter to win a room-makeover by Inhabitat!

Test Out a Virtual Home Renovation in Comcast Town & enter to win a room-makeover by Inhabitat!

Contemplating remodeling but a little gun-shy about bringing out the big bucks and breaking into the drywall? Cable company Comcast has an interesting new ad campaign (yes featured on

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Ninetonine Zebra Crib

Ninetonine Zebra Crib

Looking for fun, modern furniture for the little ones in your life? We just spotted Spanish kids furniture designers Ninetonine at the Milan Furniture Fair, and we are as excited as kids in a

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VIDEO: Project Earth Day Eco Fashion Show!

VIDEO: Project Earth Day Eco Fashion Show!

Calling all eco-fashionistas in NYC!The third annual Project Earth Day fashion show is set to stun this Thursday with a dazzling array of sustainable looks by the hottest eco-fashion designers.

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Inhabitatshop Grand Opening: Blogger Contest!

Inhabitatshop Grand Opening: Blogger Contest!

Calling all eco-bloggers! The Inhabitat Shop recently launched with a fabulous collection of eco design goodies, and we need your help spreading the word about our spring green bounty! In order

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Loopwing Wind-Powered Toy Car

Loopwing Wind-Powered Toy Car

Today's tiny tots will be tomorrow's eco designers, politicians, and engineers -- so we can't think of a better way to inspire the next generation to think about renewable energy than by giving

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POWERleap Harnesses Energy From Foot Steps!

POWERleap Harnesses Energy From Foot Steps!

Here's a brilliant invention that makes us wonder why all city sidewalks aren't covered in piezoelectric tiles. POWERleap is a floor tiling system that converts wasted energy from human foot

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HAPPY ECO EASTER!

HAPPY ECO EASTER!

We've been running green-themed Easter tips all week on Inhabitots, and figured today was a great time to share the bounty with all of you. From a how-to guide to making your own home-made

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Project Earth Day

Project Earth Day

PROJECT EARTH DAY IS APRIL 23RD - 6PM With Earth Day less than a week away, it seems as if everyone is swapping invites to green parties and earth-focused events here in NYC. The third-annual

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BKLYN Designs

BKLYN Designs

BKLYN Designs takes place at St Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO, Brooklyn from May 8th – 10th 2009 BKLYN Designs >

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ICFF

ICFF

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) takes place at the Javits Center from May 16th – 19th 2009 icff.com >

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VOTE NOW In the Spring Green Design Competition!

VOTE NOW In the Spring Green Design Competition!

Drumroll please... After a week of spring crafting and much anticipation, we're thrilled to reveal the top entries in our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest! We received over 100 inspired

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LAST DAY To Register for LEED AP Exam in NYC!!

LAST DAY To Register for LEED AP Exam in NYC!!

Calling all aspiring green builders and LEED professionals! Today is the LAST DAY to register to take the old LEED AP exam in NYC. The new test after June 30th will be much harder, so if you

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EARTH HOUR 2009!

EARTH HOUR 2009!

Earth Hour New York City! Earth Hour New York City, View from Jill's Roof Empire State Building on Earth Hour 2009 Earth Hour 2009: London Earth Hour 2009: Paris & Egypt Earth

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EARTH HOUR 2009

EARTH HOUR 2009

Calling all people who care about the environment! Earth Hour 2009 is tonight -- and we are asking everyone to show solidarity and cast a vote for the earth by simply turning off their lights at

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Is Dutch Fashion House Oilily Guilty of Plagiarism?

Is Dutch Fashion House Oilily Guilty of Plagiarism?

They say 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery', but children's toy designer Rosa Pomar isn't smiling about the recent unauthorized copying of her signature hand-made dolls by major Dutch

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SPRING GREENING CONTEST: 1 Day Left!!

SPRING GREENING CONTEST: 1 Day Left!!

Calling all crafty Inhabitat readers! Win $200 in our DIY Spring Greening Contest! Our Spring Greening Contest is almost over, and there is just ONE DAY LEFT to enter our fabulous competition!

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Mercedes Announces Crazy Hybrid F-Cell Roadster!

Mercedes Announces Crazy Hybrid F-Cell Roadster!

In what is clearly an attention-grabbing move, Daimler today has just unveiled the F-CELL Roadster, a wacky-looking vehicle that is a 'hybrid' in more ways than one. Literally the roadster is

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