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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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY FROM INHABITAT

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY FROM INHABITAT

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!Looking for some last minute Valentines treat ideas? Nothing shows you care more than homemade gifts, and if you are looking for some crafty V-day fun today, there's still

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WIN A FREE TICKET TO GREENER GADGETS!

WIN A FREE TICKET TO GREENER GADGETS!

Who wants a free ticket to Greener Gadgets 2009?The Greener Gadgets Conference is just 2 weeks away now and we are getting excited! So excited, in fact, that we are running a contest today to

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Greener Gadgets is TWO Weeks Away! Feb 27th in NYC

Greener Gadgets is TWO Weeks Away! Feb 27th in NYC

Calling all Gadget Geeks! The Greener Gadgets Conference is only two weeks away now and tickets are selling fast! So fast, in fact, that we are going to close online ticket sales on February

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POWER HOG: Piggybank Power Meter Keeps the Change

POWER HOG: Piggybank Power Meter Keeps the Change

Looking for a fun way to teach energy conservation to your kids? Check out the Power Hog, an adorably pig-shaped power monitor that introduces kids to energy efficiency (and general

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Eco Jewelry Ideas to Green Your Valentines

Eco Jewelry Ideas to Green Your Valentines

Valentines Day is right around the corner, and its the time of year when jewelry shopping goes into high gear. If you're looking for a fun, eco-friendly jewelry gift for your sweetie that won't

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ECO DIAPER GIVEAWAY CONTEST ON INHABITOTS

ECO DIAPER GIVEAWAY CONTEST ON INHABITOTS

Are any of you out there new parents or parents-to-be? Intrigued by the idea of eco-friendly diapers, but don't know where to start? Our baby website Inhabitots is currently running a 'Great

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Big Sale on Noon Solar Power Bags- $100 off!

Big Sale on Noon Solar Power Bags- $100 off!

Noon Solar's chic energy generating bags have been a big hit with us ever since we first covered them in 2007. We're so enamored with these beautifully crafted solar powered totes that they were

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Domino Magazine Folds Under Weight of Crappy Economy

Domino Magazine Folds Under Weight of Crappy Economy

It's official: Conde Nast is closing down home decor magazine Domino, due to the increasingly shaky economic outlook. “This decision to cease publication of the magazine and its website is

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CUTE ECO KNITS FROM NIT – On Sale Now!

CUTE ECO KNITS FROM NIT – On Sale Now!

Winter is heavily upon us these days, and its the time of year where knit hats, gloves and scarves become mandatory in most parts of the country. You may think that if you've seen one scarf or

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ECO-FRIENDLY WOODEN DOLLHOUSE

ECO-FRIENDLY WOODEN DOLLHOUSE

Want to unleash the inner green builder in your little ones? Check out this eco-friendly wooden dollhouse from SmartGear. This cute dollhouse will playfully teach your tot how to live a more

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GLOBAL WARMING RUG by NEL & Nanimarquina

GLOBAL WARMING RUG by NEL & Nanimarquina

If there is an iconic image that represents the natural devastation of global warming, it is the lone polar bear stuck on a melting ice flow. Now eco rug company Nanimarquina has teamed up with

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GREENER GADGETS DESIGN COMPETITION – 3 days left!!!

GREENER GADGETS DESIGN COMPETITION – 3 days left!!!

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER THE GREENER GADGETS DESIGN CONTEST!Have a brilliant idea for how to make a greener gadget? Want to share your idea with us for the chance to win $3000?. Enter the Greener

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The Buzz on Greener Gadgets at CES

The Buzz on Greener Gadgets at CES

With the Consumer Electronics Show going on in Las Vegas this week, we've been dreaming of green electronics innovations that can satisfy our desire for cleaner, greener technology. We might

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Greener Gadgets Announces Keynote: Saul Griffith

Greener Gadgets Announces Keynote: Saul Griffith

ATTENTION GREEN GADGET GEEKS! The Greener Gadgets Conference is returning to New York City this February, and promises to be even bigger and better than our inaugural event in 2008. We've been

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A Greener CES Kicks Off This Week

A Greener CES Kicks Off This Week

The world famous Consumer Electronics Show kicks off this week in Las Vegas, and this year the CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) has joined forces with Greener Gadgets to produce the

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Greg Lynn’s Arty Recycled Toy Furniture

Greg Lynn’s Arty Recycled Toy Furniture

Architect Greg Lynn may be best know as the king of 'Blobitecture' - creating blobby biomorphic structures using computer-aided-design and mathematical equations. Now the blob-loving architect

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VOTE FOR US IN THE HOMIES!

VOTE FOR US IN THE HOMIES!

Dear Inhabitat readers, Whether you've been reading us for a day or for the last four years, we want to ask for your help right now in helping us to win a Homie. If you support what we do

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GREEN DESIGN PREDICTIONS FOR 2009

GREEN DESIGN PREDICTIONS FOR 2009

2009 is now upon us, and the start of the new year is a great time to engage in a little reflection and try to predict what the coming year might hold. You've heard some 2009 forecasts from the

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TOP TEN MOST POPULAR GREEN DESIGN STORIES OF 2008

TOP TEN MOST POPULAR GREEN DESIGN STORIES OF 2008

With the end of 2008 rapidly approaching, now is a good time to take a look back at the year and reflect on the most interesting green design developments of 2008. From massive shifts towards

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TOP TEN INHABITOTS STORIES OF 2008

TOP TEN INHABITOTS STORIES OF 2008

2008 has been a dynamic year for Inhabitots -- after-all this is the year that our bouncing baby blog was born into the world! Although Inhabitots has only been around for five months, we

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HOW TO: Make Your Own Green Cleaning Products

HOW TO: Make Your Own Green Cleaning Products

To many, the idea of making your own cleaning products out of household items may sound a little crunchy -- but if you really stop and think about it, it makes good economic, environmental and

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HOW TO: Recycle Your Holiday Wrapping Paper

HOW TO: Recycle Your Holiday Wrapping Paper

Happy Holidays everyone! Now that Christmas has come and gone, we trust that many of you are relaxing and tidying up all those boxes, ribbons and bits of wrapping paper from yesterday's gift

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM INHABITAT!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM INHABITAT!

It's the end of December and it's been a stellar year in sustainable design - the Inhabitat team wishes you a wonderful holiday season from every corner of the globe! Jill and baby Petey

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Kids in Malawi Make Toys From Junk

Kids in Malawi Make Toys From Junk

toy car made from an old milk carton If the souring economy's got you down this holiday season, here's something that will help put things in perspective and remind you how lucky you really

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Last Chance for great Xmas gifts from the Inhabitat SHOP

Last Chance for great Xmas gifts from the Inhabitat SHOP

If you've been reading Inhabitat at all recently you may have noticed that we just launched a fabulous online boutique to help all you online shoppers find the best of the best in terms of green

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GREEN GIFT WRAP IDEA: Bobo Wrap Scarves

GREEN GIFT WRAP IDEA: Bobo Wrap Scarves

While it makes a fun tradition, gift-wrapping packages with paper and tape is an inherently unsustainable practice: think of all the paper and ribbon that goes into the trash each holiday season

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HOW TO: Make Your Own Applique Shirt

HOW TO: Make Your Own Applique Shirt

Looking to get crafty and save money with your Christmas gifts this year? If you are looking for presents for small kids, here's a crafty idea that is sure to please the little guys in your

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Give An XO Laptop and get one for yourself this year!

Give An XO Laptop and get one for yourself this year!

We are huge fans of the One Laptop Per Child project and computer design, and we've written extensively about the OLPC laptop on Inhabitat (here, here and here). So we were thrilled to discover

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Felted Sting Rays Up the Eco-Cutey Quotient

Felted Sting Rays Up the Eco-Cutey Quotient

Does it get any cuter than these felted Sting Ray toys from Branch? We think not! Designed originally as chew-toys for dogs, these 100% natural and fair-trade toys are so adorable that they

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Cuddle Up With Oeuf Hug-Me Sweater and Squeeze-Me Mittens

Cuddle Up With Oeuf Hug-Me Sweater and Squeeze-Me Mittens

With their cute and cozy Hug-Me Sweater and Squeeze-Me Mittens, New York eco children's outfitter Oeuf encourages cuddling during the cold winter season. While the Hug-Me Sweater features two

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