Yuka Yoneda

 

Yuka is a writer and reporter from Queens, New York. She received her bachelor’s in business management from Stony Brook University and holds a degree in exhibit design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. In addition to being the NYC editor of Inhabitat, Yuka is a practicing turophile and a known JeDIY master. Her love of maker culture and crafting has a lot to do with what she's seen around her in NYC, and she believes that if you can make stuff here, you can make stuff anywhere. Yuka's refashioned clothing and DIY ideas have been featured on The Today Show, Glamour, HGTV.com and other websites and magazines. Yuka also writes for Ecouterre and has written for The Daily Green and The New York Times.

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Funniest Inhabitat stories of 2014 – vote for your favorite!

Funniest Inhabitat stories of 2014 – vote for your favorite!

2014 was a tough year, particularly after the world lost Robin Williams, someone whose incomparable comedic mind helped teach us that sometimes laughter is the only way to see through all of the

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HOW TO: Recycle Your Holiday Wrapping Paper

HOW TO: Recycle Your Holiday Wrapping Paper

Ah, the day after Christmas - if you've been greening your holiday thus far, why stop now? One of the simplest ways to keep up the great eco-work is to recycle that colorful mound of ripped-up

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‘Twas the Night Before (a Green) Christmas…

‘Twas the Night Before (a Green) Christmas…

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the green house "We're not ready for Christmas yet!" the whole family groused They'd all been too busy working and living Seems like only a

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14 Last Minute Gifts for the Green Procrastinator

14 Last Minute Gifts for the Green Procrastinator

STUFF THEY LOVE BOX It's happened again - you have just a few hours left until your holiday gift exchange and you're utterly present-less. Luckily, your local supermarket, drugstore or whatever

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20 Creative DIY Gifts You Can Make Yourself

20 Creative DIY Gifts You Can Make Yourself

Making your own DIY gifts this holiday season is a smart way to ensure that your gift will be one-of-a-kind, and it doesn’t hurt that it’ll probably save you some cash too. We've rounded up

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VIDEO: Original Copies Author Bianca Bosker on Architectural Mimicry in China

VIDEO: Original Copies Author Bianca Bosker on Architectural Mimicry in China

We've been fascinated with the concept of duplitecture—the practice of cloning entire buildings—ever since we discovered that Chinese developers were knocking off European architectural

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VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Terrarium Snow Globe

VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Terrarium Snow Globe

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Win a Boskke Planter, Vitra Cork Stools and more design goodness (worth $1200) in our Dwell Store holiday giveaway!

Win a Boskke Planter, Vitra Cork Stools and more design goodness (worth $1200) in our Dwell Store holiday giveaway!

Attention all design geeks! In the spirit of giving for the holidays, we're teaming up with Dwell magazine to offer a lucky Inhabitat reader the chance to win some phenomenal design products

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14 Affordable and Green Gifts Under $20

14 Affordable and Green Gifts Under $20

Green products have a reputation for being expensive, but we have proof that this isn't always the case. Giving your friends and loved ones eco-friendly gifts doesn't have to mean breaking the

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14 Gorgeous and Green Gifts for Her

14 Gorgeous and Green Gifts for Her

Whether you want to woo your wife, charm your mom, sweep your girlfriend off her feet or put a grin on granny’s face, we’ve got a selection of fabulous eco-friendly presents perfect for the

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15 Affordable Green Gifts Under $50

15 Affordable Green Gifts Under $50

Want to get your friends and family great green gifts but don't have a lot to spend? Our 2014 Gifts Under $50 Guide is chock full of interesting, eco-friendly and off-the-beaten path presents

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INTERVIEW: Smart Tips on How to Green Your School from Aimee Østensen of the Manhattan Country School

INTERVIEW: Smart Tips on How to Green Your School from Aimee Østensen of the Manhattan Country School

Studies show that sustainable learning environments can be a big advantage for students, improving their well-being, happiness and even their cognitive processes. But how can parents ensure that

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14 Great Green Gifts Your Parents Will Love

14 Great Green Gifts Your Parents Will Love

They taught us how to tie our shoelaces, cleaned our poopy diapers and, no biggie, created us -- so they definitely deserve some heartfelt thanks in the form of a fabulous holiday gift! From

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HOW TO: Make a Furoshiki Gift Wrap Satchel Out of an Old Shirt

HOW TO: Make a Furoshiki Gift Wrap Satchel Out of an Old Shirt

MATERIALS: - A long sleeved shirt. The thinner the shirt, the easier it will be to turn it into a satchel. - A gift to wrap (one that will fit in the center of your shirt with at least 6

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14 customized gifts that put a personal touch on the holidays

14 customized gifts that put a personal touch on the holidays

Trying to guess which colors, patterns and styles your friends and family will prefer can be a daunting task - one that can be avoided with customized gifts. By emblazoning your present with a

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200+ Inspiring, Ethical and Eco-Friendly Gifts in Inhabitat’s 2014 Green Gift Guide

200+ Inspiring, Ethical and Eco-Friendly Gifts in Inhabitat’s 2014 Green Gift Guide

Have you heard that green is the new black? If you don't particularly feel like having your feet run over numerous times by rabid shopping cart-pushers today, why not skip the Black Friday

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Speaks to Amie Hamlin, Executive Director of the Coalition for Healthy School Food

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Speaks to Amie Hamlin, Executive Director of the Coalition for Healthy School Food

PS 244Q received a lot of attention last year when it became the first school in New York City to start serving an exclusively vegetarian menu to its students. We recently got a chance to speak

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VIDEO: How To Make Yummy Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Cupcakes

VIDEO: How To Make Yummy Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Cupcakes

Pumpkin pie might be tried and true, but if you want to make a unique fall treat that will have your friends and family begging for the recipe, check out our scrumptious vegan pumpkin chocolate

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How to Save Food and Money with a Fridge Triage Box

How to Save Food and Money with a Fridge Triage Box

MATERIALS: - a large box (a clean shoebox works great, especially if it's colorful and eye-catching) - plastic wrap - a piece of paper STEP 1: Line the bottom of the box with plastic

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ANNOUNCING Inhabitat’s 2014 Green Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

ANNOUNCING Inhabitat’s 2014 Green Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

This year, Inhabitat readers impressed us once again with an insanely imaginative slew of entries in our Green Halloween Costume Contest - and now after an intense round of online voting,

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INTERVIEW: Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am Tells Us Why Green Fashion is the Future

INTERVIEW: Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am Tells Us Why Green Fashion is the Future

Green fashion already has a strong group of loyal followers, but how do we get the word out to a larger audience? We recently caught up with multi-platinum recording artist Will.i.am to see how

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Coffin Shelves Pull Double Duty as Chic Design for Life AND Death

Coffin Shelves Pull Double Duty as Chic Design for Life AND Death

In certain cultures, it's customary for the dead to be buried with their possessions. For a change, how about being buried in your possessions instead? That's the twist that William Warren put

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews the Designers of the LowLine Underground Park

VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews the Designers of the LowLine Underground Park

By now, you've probably heard of the High Line, but did you know that there is also an underground park called the LowLine proposed for downtown Manhattan? It may have seemed like a pipe dream

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Get $10 Off Passes to the First Ever Dwell on Design NY Show with Our Code

Get $10 Off Passes to the First Ever Dwell on Design NY Show with Our Code

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Tour the PARKROYAL Hotel Singapore’s Surreal Sky Gardens and Greenery-Wrapped Towers (PHOTOS)

Tour the PARKROYAL Hotel Singapore’s Surreal Sky Gardens and Greenery-Wrapped Towers (PHOTOS)

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Hu2′s Fun Wall Stickers Gently Remind You to Turn Off Lights and Conserve Energy

Hu2′s Fun Wall Stickers Gently Remind You to Turn Off Lights and Conserve Energy

Is there someone in your household who just can't seem to remember to turn off the lights when they leave the room? Give them the gentle nudge they need by posting up a few of Hu2's clever wall

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VIDEO: Do Polar Bears Eat Fast Food Too?

VIDEO: Do Polar Bears Eat Fast Food Too?

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Visits the Studio of Photographer Elena Lyakir and Furniture Designer Eric Slayton

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Visits the Studio of Photographer Elena Lyakir and Furniture Designer Eric Slayton

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PHOTOS: Incredible Edible Sushi High Line Replica is Made of Mashed Potatoes!

PHOTOS: Incredible Edible Sushi High Line Replica is Made of Mashed Potatoes!

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Help Dogwood & Hastings Launch Their New Eco-Friendly Homeware Line and Get Cool Perks

Help Dogwood & Hastings Launch Their New Eco-Friendly Homeware Line and Get Cool Perks

Dogwood & Hastings is a new line of eco-friendly homewares designed to bring the beauty of nature to your dinner table. The assortment of organic (GOTS-certified) cotton tablecloths and napkins

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