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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Want to go to The Milan Furniture Fair for Inhabitat?

Want to go to The Milan Furniture Fair for Inhabitat?

Calling all European design geeks! We are looking for a few great writers/photographers/design aficionados who are planning to go to Milan from April 22 - 27 to help us cover 2009's Milan

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GREEN RANT: Why Won’t NYC Recycle Plastic?

GREEN RANT: Why Won’t NYC Recycle Plastic?

Why does NYC send easily recyclable PET plastic containers to landfill? New York City recycles plastic - or so I thought! For the last several years I have been carefully scrubbing all plastic

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Bamboo Dinosaur Utensils Make Green Eating Fun!

Bamboo Dinosaur Utensils Make Green Eating Fun!

BAMBOO + DINOSAUR-SHAPED UTENSILS = GREEN FUN for your budding little enviro-tyke. Does it get much cuter than this? Bamdinos are adorable dinosaur-shaped utensils made from 100% organic

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Modern Pippi Furniture For Kids

Modern Pippi Furniture For Kids

Like the charm of antique furniture but wish you could combine it with the chic modern convenience of laser-cut, flat-pack design? Pippi kids furniture from Ragnheidur Osp Sigurdardottir may be

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Win an Eco Vegan Handbag from Sparrow!

Win an Eco Vegan Handbag from Sparrow!

Any lady will tell you that a handbag is a crucially important accessory when it comes to lugging around one's personal belongings. Unfortunately, vegan and eco-conscious ladies have had a

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INHABITAT IS HIRING!

INHABITAT IS HIRING!

Hey New York readers - Any of you interested in working for Inhabitat? We are currently looking to fill two full time positions with Inhabitat. Specifically we are looking for a fulltime

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Sprouting Cards Blossom Into Wildflowers!

Sprouting Cards Blossom Into Wildflowers!

Wondering what to do with all those old greeting cards and thank you notes? Now you can stick them in the ground and sprout wildflowers with Botanical Paperworks plantable greeting cards..

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PLAY PUMP: Merry-Go-Round Water Pump!

PLAY PUMP: Merry-Go-Round Water Pump!

We all know kids have boundless amounts of energy and a need to play - so why not channel some of that energy into much needed rural infrastructure? That was the brilliant idea behind the

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GREENER GADGETS 2009!

GREENER GADGETS 2009!

Last week's Greener Gadgets Conference was a smashing success, and if you missed it, you missed out. Inventor Saul Griffith gave a provocative and rousing keynote presentation, with a

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DROOG DESIGN Opens Up Shop in NYC!

DROOG DESIGN Opens Up Shop in NYC!

We've waxed lyrical many times about our love for Dutch design, and no organization better represents the idea of 'Dutch Design' than world famous Amsterdam-based collective Droog Design. So

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New York Fashion Week: BODKIN Fall 2009

New York Fashion Week: BODKIN Fall 2009

Materials are an essential part of eco fashion. And with materials such as silk blessed by the Dalai Lama, recycled PET plastic bottles, and organic cotton, Brooklyn-based Bodkin is shining

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John Patrick Organic Fall Collection 2009

John Patrick Organic Fall Collection 2009

Eco fashion designer John Patrick Organic has long been known for his soft, breezy looks, and bright outlook on sustainable style, with previous collections featuring a lot of whites, baby blues

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Greener Gadgets Registration Deadline Extended!

Greener Gadgets Registration Deadline Extended!

ATTENTION GADGET GEEKS! Due to popular demand, the registration deadline for Greener has been extended! We were going to close ticket sales yesterday, but we're now going to give you until

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GREEN DEPOT Opens on the Bowery!

GREEN DEPOT Opens on the Bowery!

Green Depot: How Do We See Green? Last week the Inhabitat team was excited to attend The Green Depot opening party in New York City. The new flagship Green Depot retail store, located on the

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MELAMINE IN DISHWARE: Should we be concerned?

MELAMINE IN DISHWARE: Should we be concerned?

There's been a lot of talk about Melamine in the news over the past year, with the pet-food poisoning scandal, and more recently, the baby formula poisoning scandal in China. We've all read

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FASTRONAUTS: Action Figures Powered by Play

FASTRONAUTS: Action Figures Powered by Play

Kids have a ton of energy, so wouldn't it be great if we could bottle up some of that excess energy and use it in lieu of batteries in battery-operated toys? That's precisely the idea behind

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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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