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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INHABITAT is looking for a NYC blogger

INHABITAT is looking for a NYC blogger

Hey NYC readers- Any of you want to write for Inhabitat? We are currently looking for an awesome new blogger based in the Big Apple to put his or her excellent writing skills to work in

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GARDEN SPOTS: Renegade air gardening for NYC

GARDEN SPOTS: Renegade air gardening for NYC

Any of us who live in NYC know its not always the 'greenest' place - at least when it comes to flora and fauna and botanical spaces. Thats why we are enamored with TODO Design and DAS Studio's

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Eco fashion hits LA with Designers & Agents show!

Eco fashion hits LA with Designers & Agents show!

This weekend, the Designers and Agents fashion trade show has come to LA to showcase the hottest emerging apparel designs. Since environmental sustainability is naturally future-forward, we are

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Inhabitat girls top ‘TOP 25 Hottest Girls in Green’

Inhabitat girls top ‘TOP 25 Hottest Girls in Green’

Okay, so we've never heard of this website - but we're not going to deny that we're flattered to be included in their 'Top 25 Hottest Girls of Green' ! Yes, my friends - let this be a lesson to

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WASTE NOT lamps made from recycled plastic utensils

WASTE NOT lamps made from recycled plastic utensils

The best work on display at New York's International Contemporary Furniture Fair this year came from student designers. BVD Collective, a student project from Appalachian State University,

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Take the Inhabitat Reader Survey

Take the Inhabitat Reader Survey

For over three years now Inhabitat has been offering up daily doses of the newest and most innovative green design around. Have you been reading Inhabitat for awhile? Have some opinions that

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RECYCLED COFFEE STIRRER LAMP from Studio Verissimo

RECYCLED COFFEE STIRRER LAMP from Studio Verissimo

If you are a coffee drinker with a hard-to-kick habit, you are probably all too aware of how many coffee stirrers are wasted at places like Starbucks every single day. Day in and day out,

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REMINDER: One Good Chair Competition closes May 30th!

REMINDER: One Good Chair Competition closes May 30th!

image shows ‘Annie’ – the recycled shopping cart chair from Reestore Design Calling all eco furniture designers! All green ID geniuses! All chair connoisseurs! Here’s

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INHABITAT store in shanghai?

INHABITAT store in shanghai?

Just spotted: an ‘Inhabitat’ store in Shanghai – no relation to us of course. I know trademark is hard to enforce overseas, but seriously? Any readers out there in Shanghai?

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ICFF 2008: Inhabitat Reports

ICFF 2008: Inhabitat Reports

Today is the last day of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in NYC, and we are madly going through all of our photos of the furniture, products, and of course the parties from the

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MANA Recycled Jewelry hits NYC with TOUCH | NY

MANA Recycled Jewelry hits NYC with TOUCH | NY

Mana 'Clasp' necklace made of recycled hair pins and rubber We first discovered the stunning recycled jewelry of MANA back in January. Brazilian eco designer Mana Bernardes works with a

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BKLYN Designs – Inhabitat Reports

BKLYN Designs – Inhabitat Reports

Inhabitat was on the scene all three days of BKLYN Designs this weekend and we have a lot of great finds to report back to you. The BKLYN Designs furniture exhibition, which is held in DUMBO

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SOLAR LILY PADS Proposed for Glasgow’s Clyde River

SOLAR LILY PADS Proposed for Glasgow’s Clyde River

In a stunning example of biomimicry, Scottish architecture firm ZM Architecture have come up with a brilliant scheme to provide solar power to the city of Glasgow - and do so in a way that is

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ROGAN Organic Collection for Target On Sale TODAY!

ROGAN Organic Collection for Target On Sale TODAY!

Chic organic designs coupled with cheap Target-style prices? Did you ever think that this was possible? It is now that the king of cheap-chic, Target, has teamed up with celeb eco fashion

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BKLYN SNEAK PEEK: Uhuru Recycled Bourbon Barrel Furniture

BKLYN SNEAK PEEK: Uhuru Recycled Bourbon Barrel Furniture

We've long been fans of Brooklyn green furniture team Uhuru Design. Every year at BKLYN Designs we eagerly look forward to seeing Uhuru's latest work, from the beautiful recycled scrap wood

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INHABITAT REPORTS FROM D&A GREEN ROOM!

INHABITAT REPORTS FROM D&A GREEN ROOM!

GREETINGS FROM DESIGNERS & AGENTS! For the past couple days the NY Inhabitat team has been camping out in the eco-friendly 'Green Room' at Designers & Agents, the premiere fashion tradeshow

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Sustainably stylish Inhabitat Root T-shirts for sale

Sustainably stylish Inhabitat Root T-shirts for sale

When we launched our Inhabitat T-shirt Design Competition last spring, we had no idea we would get so many entries or generate such interest from our readers. If you followed the design

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D&A STARTS TODAY! – Inhabitat in Green Room!

D&A STARTS TODAY! – Inhabitat in Green Room!

Designers & Agents, the premiere fashion tradeshow kicks off THIS MORNING in New York. Inhabitat has teamed up with Designers & Agents this year to help curate the 'Green Room' - a gallery

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PROJECT EARTH DAY: Sustainable Style Gets Sexy!

PROJECT EARTH DAY: Sustainable Style Gets Sexy!

For those of you who think that eco-fashion equals hemp sandals and lots of beige hippy dresses - think again, fashion folks. Inhabitat has been preaching the good green design gospel for years

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PROJECT EARTH DAY IS TONIGHT!!

PROJECT EARTH DAY IS TONIGHT!!

Get ready eco-fashion loving New Yorkers! Project Earth Day - the fabulous green runway show / fashion design competition that we love so much is coming to the Teknion showroom TONIGHT, from

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PROJECT EARTH DAY IS TONIGHT!!!

PROJECT EARTH DAY IS TONIGHT!!!

Get ready eco-fashion loving New Yorkers! Project Earth Day - the fabulous green runway show / fashion design competition is coming to the Teknion showroom TONIGHT, from 7-8pm. Anyone who

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PROJECT EARTH DAY 2008 is tomorrow! – April 24th

PROJECT EARTH DAY 2008 is tomorrow! – April 24th

Anyone who reads Inhabitat with any regularity knows that we love our eco fashion almost as much as we love green architecture and new technology. We believe in the interdisciplinary nature of

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HABBY FIGHTS BACK: Owl found in the cockpit of fighter jet

HABBY FIGHTS BACK: Owl found in the cockpit of fighter jet

Gratuitious cute animal alert part deux! We know you don't just want to hear about greener gadgets and solar power all day long, so every now and again we hope you don't mind if we bring you an

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INHABIPUPPY!!!

INHABIPUPPY!!!

Gratuitous cute animal photo alert! Could this puppy be our new mascot? Habby, watch yr back – this little guy’s coming for you… Via Icanhascheezburger

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VIVAVI Brings Green Design to Armory Show in NYC

VIVAVI Brings Green Design to Armory Show in NYC

ATTENTION NEW YORKERS! This weekend is the annual Armory show in New York City - a giant art show which brings 50,000+ art lovers to Pier 94 in New York City from March 27th to 30th, to scoop up

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MODERN SLANT Eco End Table from Todd Laby

MODERN SLANT Eco End Table from Todd Laby

Ever since we first laid eyes on Todd Laby's stunning green furniture design back in 2005, we've been huge fans. Unlike so much of what passes for 'sustainable design' these days, this

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VISUALIZE THE WIND: With wind-powered LED light Firewinder

VISUALIZE THE WIND: With wind-powered LED light Firewinder

This might not be the most practical outdoor light in the world, but what the Firewinder lacks in pedestrian utility it makes up for in sheer engaging awesomeness. Transforming wind into light,

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WIND-UP ECO BAMBOO PHONE: Charged by whirling!

WIND-UP ECO BAMBOO PHONE: Charged by whirling!

Here's a great idea for a cell-phone that is thoroughly green in every way: from its biodegradable bamboo materials, to its thoughtfully considered lifecycle, to its ingenious use of kinetic

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RUSSIA TOWER – World’s largest naturally ventilated building

RUSSIA TOWER – World’s largest naturally ventilated building

What is going on with all these gigantic spiky eco towers popping up all over Russia and the former Soviet Union? First it was the piercing Siberian eco-tower in Mansyisk, then the sharp and

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ENERJAR: Make your own energy meter with the DIY Enerjar Kit!

ENERJAR: Make your own energy meter with the DIY Enerjar Kit!

Sometimes the best designs out there are not 'products' that can be purchased -- but big ideas made accessible to all through the power of Do-It-Yourself design. The award-winning EnerJar takes

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