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Jill Fehrenbacher, Publisher of Inhabitat.com, Founder of Inhabitat, Editor-in-chief of Inhabitat, Inhabitat founder, Inhabitat editor, green designer, 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 the Spring of 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 Columbia University, where she’s pursuing a Masters of Architecture, 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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  1. kidsthatclimbonrocks08 February 12, 2014 at 2:22 am

    My name is Christina and I’m a graduate architecture student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I’ve first started reading inhabitat stories several years ago when I first started architecture school. I admire very much what you’ve accomplished for designers all over the world!
    I’m taking part in an entrepreneurship class (Arch 576 Entrepreneurship in Design with Prof. Kathryn Anthony), and as part of this class we need to interview an entrepreneur (preferably in the field of design) who can talk to us about his/her experience. My partner and I are interested in interviewing you, to find out more about your experiences and unique background. Your words would be a valuable asset for the entire class to learn about design and entrepreneurship. We were hoping to get in contact with you and possibly arrange an interview for 30 minutes to an hour of your time so we can discuss this.
    If that would be possible, please let me know convenient times to get in contact again. My name again is Christina, and I can be reached at reiling1@illinois.edu


  2. Furniture Plus June 26, 2013 at 5:36 am

    Hi Jill, I just read your post about growing Avocado and it reminded me a bit about a graphic I created about growing an oak tree, wondered if you’d like to see it. email me at matt.thomas.wilson[@]gmaildotcom if you’re interested.

  3. David February 5, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Hi Jill,

    I am presently working with some well healed investors in creating a “Green Store” (Home Depot style) here in Roseburg, Oregon. I welcome any product ideas, lists of green manufacturers you recommend, etc.

    Thanks for the work you do to bring alternative products to the world. If you’re ever in Oregon plan to come visit.

    I will look forward to receiving your input….thanks again.



  4. sg January 3, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Dude, Jill is hot.

  5. harshad October 19, 2007 at 1:56 am

    hey jill,
    i signed in to recive updts from this site six mnths prior, ur site is extremly useful n awesome especially the variety of information displayed is vast n doesnt restricts itself to a particular sector, the platform u have formed is exclusive . n most of all when i saw it as a individual effort i was thrilled. u r really going great i do inform most of friends to go for the site. its is difficult in a developing country like india to think about sustainability n rest of the factors which can affect the future of the planet. i have planned to practise sustainable architure as soon as i pass out as well as spread awareness among rest of people who r not in architectural field.
    hey n i assure u dat i will surely manage to meet u when i come for my masters .
    ‘ u rock ‘

  6. Inhabitat » INHAB... October 17, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    […] THursday, October 18th, 9a.m. Baltimore Convention Center Jill Fehrenbacher The Future of Design—Think Green Jill Fehrenbacher is a green designer and the founder of […]

  7. Graig Sterling September 26, 2007 at 8:04 am

    Dear Jill,

    Before i found your wonderful site(& MOCOLOCO IN 2003) someone like myself was force to waist is money and buy garbage like architectural digest or any of those corporate lap dog architecture magazines if you wanted to see or had a interest in architecture .Being someone who loves modern or even futuristic architecture design i was often frustrated after opening these over price magazines pages to only see a few pictures and a superficial article devoted to anything outside the ordinary,let alone futuristic .All their pages are reserve for crass ADVERTISING and for the same old same old cookie cutter architecture ARTICLES about: the Same stupid new-york condo,long island mansion,cape-cod family home,southern mansion and Malibu beach house over and over AD INFINITUM!
    So Jill i cannot thank you enough for your great work,i have learn so much since 2005 about all of sort of magnificent, innovative,modern,AFFORDABLE and environmentally friendly home options that otherwise would have been kept from us in the general public.
    P.S.: are you single? you are also a TOTAL BABE!!

  8. Inhabitat » INHAB... September 22, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    […] mix of reporting, commentary, and activism,” and includes Inhabitat’s own Jill Fehrenbacher! Along with Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG, Bryan Finoki of Subtopia, and Dan Hill of City of Sound, […]

  9. Inhabitat » WEST ... September 19, 2007 at 3:30 pm

    […] world, West Coast Green is one green event not to miss. And Thursday at 2pm, Inhabitat’s own Jill Fehrenbacher and Emily Pilloton will be presenting our Top 5 Great Green Homes and speaking about green design […]

  10. Inhabitat » WEST ... September 19, 2007 at 2:08 am

    […] world, West Coast Green is one green event not to miss. And Thursday at 2pm, Inhabitat’s own Jill Fehrenbacher and Emily Pilloton will be presenting our Top 5 Great Green Homes and speaking about green design […]

  11. Lauren Smith August 30, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    Hello Jill,
    My name is Lauren Smith, I am a senior Interior Design student at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh working with Carnegie Mellon University on our Solar Decathlon house. This house will be in the Washington D.C. Solar Decathlon Competition on October 1st. We were wondering if your company would be willing to donate a cardboard Item, such as a chair or a table for our competition. This items could be defective, we don’t mind. we would also put your name on the produce, returning it when we were finished. We would also pay for shipping and handling. More that 150,000 people will be visiting the Solar home the week of October 12-20.
    I appreciate your reading and considering this
    You have beautiful Produce

    I seen your chair at Pittsburgh’s Well known Artemis environmental design company, which was beautifully displayed I must say.
    Thanks again

  12. Bill and Lynn August 3, 2007 at 12:18 am

    Hey Jill…….Fun Wedding.

    All the Best, Bill and Lynn

  13. Inhabitat » POSTO... May 30, 2007 at 12:34 am

    […] design with Susan Szenasy of Metropolis, Allan Chochinov of Core77, Graham Hill of Treehugger, Jill Fehrenbacher (Inhabitat of course!) 5:30pm: Scott Marble, Marble Fairbanks 6:10pm: Paul Seletsky of SOM, AIA 6:50pm: Ada Tolla & […]

  14. Gabor Jutasi April 17, 2007 at 1:49 am

    Dear Jill!

    I have designed a new product (bench). If you are intersted please take a look here:


    If you like it, please place the image of the bench on your site.
    Thank you very much!
    Thank you for your time and I look forward to a further contact.

    Yours sincerely

    Gabor Jutasi

    00 36 70 3792557
    Bacsai str. 148.e
    9026 Gyor

  15. Joe March 23, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    Hear Hear!!

  16. Inhabitat » INHAB... January 2, 2007 at 12:35 am

    […] JILL FEHRENBACHER We’ve been using this slogan “green design is good design” here at Inhabitat, and this mantra is something that I would like to push in 2007. Currently we use the term “green design” as if it is some special category or unique type of design. We need to do this to explain ecological design, and to sell it, and to get people interested in sustainability as a design concept. Ultimately, however, we believe that sustainability is a baseline principal that is should be present in ALL good design. It is as fundamental as functionality and structural integrity. […]

  17. Stan December 12, 2006 at 6:03 am

    Hey Jill,
    It was great to get to know you over the past months. Have a great winter and
    I’ll see you again in January. I’m gonna miss the taro bubble tea while I’m gone.

    p.s. I’ve always enjoyed your website. Keep up the great work.


  18. devin October 27, 2006 at 7:15 am

    always wondered who created inhabitat…just wanted to say hi, im a fellow ethical brand counsellor, thanks for the great work, (…wow…)

  19. John McMahon July 7, 2006 at 5:53 am

    I am getting ready to build 600sf to 900sf houses in the Bahamas. I ran across the Rocio Romero’s homes. Do you have any ideas for me? Thanks for your time and have a great rest of the week.


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