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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Announcing Inhabitat Eco Baby Tees

Announcing Inhabitat Eco Baby Tees

$20.00 - Organic Owl Baby Tee (3-6 mos) $20.00 - Organic Owl Baby Tee (6-12 mos) $20.00 - Organic Owl Baby Tee (12-18 mos) $20.00 -

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LAST CALL: Vote Inhabitat for Cooper Hewitt Design Award!

LAST CALL: Vote Inhabitat for Cooper Hewitt Design Award!

Last day to help us win the Cooper Hewitt People's Choice Award Today is THE LAST DAY to vote for Inhabitat in this year's Cooper Hewitt People's Design Awards! The competition is fierce and

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INHABITOTS GREEN HALLOWEEN IDEA: Angel Wing Sweater

INHABITOTS GREEN HALLOWEEN IDEA: Angel Wing Sweater

Looking for some green halloween ideas for your little angels? Oeuf's beautiful alpaca Angel Sweater is the perfect autumn treat. Not only is this cozy fair trade sweater adorable on your tot

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SPEESES Organic Cotton Critter Coats for Kids

SPEESES Organic Cotton Critter Coats for Kids

Cute alert! Eco kids clothing brand Speesees makes these adorable critter-inspired kids jackets from organic sherpa cotton. We think these would make a great Green Halloween alternative to

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Columbia Materials Conference on Concrete – with Lafarge

Columbia Materials Conference on Concrete – with Lafarge

Calling all architects in New York City who like concrete! From October 1st through the 3rd, Columbia's Graduate School of Architecture is organizing a series of conferences on materials. This

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OEUF ECO CHIC KIDS FURNITURE

OEUF ECO CHIC KIDS FURNITURE

Brooklyn-based husband and wife designers Oeuf create beautiful, eco-friendly kids furniture that is so chic, you will want to keep it in your house long after your kids have grown up. (At

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HOW TO: Make a Customized Eco Silhouette T-shirt!

HOW TO: Make a Customized Eco Silhouette T-shirt!

Our crafty eco mom writer Andrea over at Inhabitots put together this great HOW-TO step-by-step guide to creating a customized green silhouette T-shirt. For a fun and fashionable way to

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Eco Hipster Organic Onesies from Pumpkin Girl

Eco Hipster Organic Onesies from Pumpkin Girl

What's cuter than a baby in stylish pseudo grownup clothes? How about a baby in eco chic grown up clothes, such as an organic cotton onesie with a vintage tie applique? Etsy designer and

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TwistTogether LED Block Lamps from Glide

TwistTogether LED Block Lamps from Glide

We first spotted Glide Design's gorgeous TwistTogether Block Lights back at BKLYN Design in 2005, and we've been fans of the innovative design ever since. Like a design product love-child

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LEANIMAL: Project Runway’s Rising Eco Fashion Star

LEANIMAL: Project Runway’s Rising Eco Fashion Star

Project Runway is my favorite reality show on TV, and here's why: While most reality shows pit desperately unremarkable people against each other in questionable 'skills' such as bug-eating,

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AND THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL WINNER IS….

AND THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL WINNER IS….

For over a week we have run our Back to School Contest to giveaway a fabulous solar-powered bag by Noon Solar. In the last few days, we have received over 100 funny, heartwarming, and just plain

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WIN A FREE SOLAR POWER BAG by Noon Solar!

WIN A FREE SOLAR POWER BAG by Noon Solar!

If you've been reading Inhabitat this past week, you might have noticed that we've been running a little Back-to-School contest to giveaway some fabulous green goodies, including an awesomely

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ECO CUTE OVERLOAD! EcoZoo backpacks for kids

ECO CUTE OVERLOAD! EcoZoo backpacks for kids

Its almost September and you know what that means: back to school! If you or anyone you know has a child between the ages of of 4 and 10, do we have a back-to-school treat for you. We just

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BACK TO SCHOOL CONTEST: Win a Noon Solar bag!

BACK TO SCHOOL CONTEST: Win a Noon Solar bag!

It's mid August, the leaves are turning brown, and you know what that means! Fall is just around the corner and school is about to start up for students around the country. In the spirit of

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SOLAR POWERED MOON JAR by Tobias Wong

SOLAR POWERED MOON JAR by Tobias Wong

Ever wish you could bottle moonlight to light up your room at night? Well, now you can with the Moon Jar. We've written about the Sun Jar on Inhabitat before - the cute and clever solar powered

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World’s Smallest Solar Car: Select Solar Mini

World’s Smallest Solar Car: Select Solar Mini

Talk about bringing solar power to the palm of your hand! The World's Smallest Solar Racing Car is a tiny, fully-functional solar powered vehicle topped with a minuscule photovoltaic panel.

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EAMES RAR ROCKER: A mom’s best friend?

EAMES RAR ROCKER: A mom’s best friend?

The Eames, those Iconic mid-century modernists, were incredible innovators and produced many designs that still resonate strongly today. We've been discussing the pros and cons of their classic

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Zaha Hadid turns shoe designer, teams up with Melissa

Zaha Hadid turns shoe designer, teams up with Melissa

Architects love to dabble on projects of smaller scales, and now iconic architect Zaha Hadid is joining the ranks of architect-dabblers by announcing her foray into shoe design! The always

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Announcing the birth of INHABITOTS!!

Announcing the birth of INHABITOTS!!

Calling all eco-minded parents and those with little ones in your lives! Inhabitat is proud to announce the birth of Inhabitots, the newest member of the Inhabitat family of blogs. Recognizing

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INHABITOTS: Economical & Eco-friendly Maternity Wear

INHABITOTS: Economical & Eco-friendly Maternity Wear

Or How to Get Through Your Pregnancy Without Having to Purchase Maternity Clothes I haven't talked much about my pregnancy on Inhabitat, mostly because I assume that the non-pregnant reader

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AFM SAFECOAT: The Safest ‘Eco’ Paint Around

AFM SAFECOAT: The Safest ‘Eco’ Paint Around

There's a lot of talk about indoor air quality and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) these days, and if you've been paying attention, you may know that paint can play a large part in

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NOON SOLAR hot new solar bags for back to school!

NOON SOLAR hot new solar bags for back to school!

Go back to school in sustainable style with Noon Solar sexy new solar handbags! We first wrote about Noon Solar in 2007, when the Chicago-based design company blew us away with their unusually

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MOWERCYCLE! Human powered lawn-mower

MOWERCYCLE! Human powered lawn-mower

Behold the mowercycle! Is this an awesome DIY design or what? This ingenious bicycle-lawnmower fashioned by an unknown suburban lawn owner out of an old bicycle and a broken lawnmower, is a

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Summer eco-fashion sale at Greenloop: July 11-20

Summer eco-fashion sale at Greenloop: July 11-20

Attention eco shoppers! We hear the complaint frequently that eco fashion is 'too expensive' - and there is definitely some merit to that claim. (Of course there is a very good reason that

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SUMMER ECO STYLE: Kelly B Organic Bathing Suit

SUMMER ECO STYLE: Kelly B Organic Bathing Suit

Summer is now fully upon us, and when you're feeling the heat, there's nothing more refreshing than taking a cool plunge in a local body of water. We hope that with Inhabitat's Sustainable Style

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DEMOCRATIC DESIGN? Philippe Starck’s Designer Wind Turbine

DEMOCRATIC DESIGN? Philippe Starck’s Designer Wind Turbine

A few months ago, prolific product design star Philippe Starck shocked the world with his proclamation 'Design is Dead', and the announcement of his pending retirement due to his frustration

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Win a FREE Inhabitat Eco T-shirt – SIGN UP NOW!

Win a FREE Inhabitat Eco T-shirt – SIGN UP NOW!

Hey lovely Inhabitat readers! If you've been reading our website over the past week, you may have noticed that we are running a Summer giveaway contest with lots of great prizes to inspire you

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INHABITAT SUMMER CONTEST: Greener Gadget Giveaway!

INHABITAT SUMMER CONTEST: Greener Gadget Giveaway!

The emergence of hot summer weather and sun-worshiping has inspired the latest and greatest Inhabitat contest: Summer Green Gadget Giveway. Over the next two weeks, we are giving away a bunch of

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CAR FREE NYC? NYC tries ‘no car zone’ near Inhabitat HQ!

CAR FREE NYC? NYC tries ‘no car zone’ near Inhabitat HQ!

The beauty of living in a place like New York City is that you don't need a car for ANYTHING. When I left California five years ago to move to NYC, I sold my car and never looked back - it was

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INHABITAT SUMMER CONTEST: Green Gadget Giveaway!

INHABITAT SUMMER CONTEST: Green Gadget Giveaway!

Summer is finally well under way and we are looking forward to getting a chance to appreciate the great outdoors and soaking up some summer rays. Any of you who have been reading Inhabitat for

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