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 it" here, you can "make it" 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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Pickett Furniture Offers Up Charming Home Furnishings Handcrafted from Vintage and Reclaimed Materials

Pickett Furniture Offers Up Charming Home Furnishings Handcrafted from Vintage and Reclaimed Materials

It takes real skill to turn salvaged materials into something new and exciting, which is why we applaud Pickett Furniture's creative spin on recycling. They were on hand this weekend at BKLYN

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Announcing the Winners of the Inhabitat 2013 BKLYN Designs Green Design Awards!

Announcing the Winners of the Inhabitat 2013 BKLYN Designs Green Design Awards!

This weekend, the Inhabiteam once again got to experience BKLYN Designs, one of our most beloved NY Design Week events, and revel in all of the Brooklyn-made furniture glory that it had to

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13 Things We Learned from Some of the World’s Smartest People at Fortune Brainstorm Green 2013

13 Things We Learned from Some of the World’s Smartest People at Fortune Brainstorm Green 2013

For those who think that environmentalism is just for hippies, actor Harrison Ford and Peter Seligman, Chairman and CEO of Conservation International, kicked off the conference with a discussion

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Check Out Dog Tag Designs’ Hilarious Darth Vader Lamps at BKLYN Designs 2013

Check Out Dog Tag Designs’ Hilarious Darth Vader Lamps at BKLYN Designs 2013

We never realized that lamps could go to the dark side, but apparently they can if they're made by Brooklyn-based Dog Tag Designs. The furniture design studio has a penchant for taking unique

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Verizon Announces $100 Million Green Energy Project to Power 19 US Facilities

Verizon Announces $100 Million Green Energy Project to Power 19 US Facilities

Inhabitat is reporting live from the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference today, where Verizon just announced a massive $100 million solar and fuel cell energy project that will provide power to

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GIVEAWAY: Win This Secret Compartment Cabinet + a Copy of New DIY Book Past and Present!

GIVEAWAY: Win This Secret Compartment Cabinet + a Copy of New DIY Book Past and Present!

Could your home use a little extra hidden storage? Instead of some boring shelves or a plastic storage bin, why not opt for a fun secret compartment cabinet disguised as a painting? We're giving

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Weather Foils One World Trade Center’s Plans to Become Tallest Building in Western Hemisphere Today

Weather Foils One World Trade Center’s Plans to Become Tallest Building in Western Hemisphere Today

New York City was looking forward to seeing One World Trade Center become the tallest building in the western hemisphere this morning, but unfortunately, the plans were scrapped due to high

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At Least 340 People Dead in Bangladesh Factory Collapse

At Least 340 People Dead in Bangladesh Factory Collapse

Photo by Andrew Biraj for Reuters The death toll at the horrific garment factory collapse that occurred earlier this week has now risen to 340. According to the Institute for Global Labour

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Charming NYC Townhouse Comes with Its Own Treehouse

Charming NYC Townhouse Comes with Its Own Treehouse

We think we can pretty much crown whomever purchases this amazing NYC townhouse with its very own treehouse as the most spoiled person ever. Jealousy aside, it's a lot of fun to take a little

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6 Fun DIY Projects to Make for Earth Day

6 Fun DIY Projects to Make for Earth Day

VINTAGE TEACUP CANDLES You've probably seen fancy candles like these selling for exorbitant prices, but you can make your own for just a few bucks. Just use teacups you already own or pick up a

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Urban Chandy’s Funky Recycled Chandeliers Coming to BKLYN Designs 2013

Urban Chandy’s Funky Recycled Chandeliers Coming to BKLYN Designs 2013

If you're bored of seeing the same old bulbs, Urban Chandy's brand of funky chandeliers can add some light to your life. Made in Brooklyn using recycled and reclaimed materials, these unique

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CASA Kids Will Bring Their Awesome Transforming Bed to BKLYN Designs 2013

CASA Kids Will Bring Their Awesome Transforming Bed to BKLYN Designs 2013

Transforming furniture has become quite popular these days but many people don't know where to source these types of pieces. If you're in the New York area and have been hoping to try out a

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Citi Bike Bicycle Sharing Program Expected to Open Next Month in NYC

Citi Bike Bicycle Sharing Program Expected to Open Next Month in NYC

It looks like the wait is almost over for NYC bike aficionados as Citi Bike has announced that it will be launching its long-awaited bike share program next month. While there's no word on

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MoMA Demolishing American Folk Art Museum Building After Just 12 Years

MoMA Demolishing American Folk Art Museum Building After Just 12 Years

In today's sad news, NYC's Museum of Modern Art has announced that it is planning to demolish its American Folk Art Museum building. The structure, designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, has

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CICADAPOCOLYPSE: Billions of Cicadas to Invade Tri-State Area This Spring

CICADAPOCOLYPSE: Billions of Cicadas to Invade Tri-State Area This Spring

Photo from Shutterstock The weather may be warming up, but East Coasters won't want to put away their earmuffs just yet. According to entomologists, billions of cicadas that have been

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Even More Tiny Apartments Could Be Coming to NYC

Even More Tiny Apartments Could Be Coming to NYC

If you read Inhabitat on the regular, you probably know that tiny dwellings have blown up in a big way - so much so that New York City is looking to expand their batch of micro apartments

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Whole Foods Announces Plans for 20,000 Sq. Ft. Rooftop Farm Atop New Gowanus Store

Whole Foods Announces Plans for 20,000 Sq. Ft. Rooftop Farm Atop New Gowanus Store

NYC foodies will soon be in for a real treat as Whole Foods has announced they'll be operating a rooftop farm right atop their forthcoming Gowanus, Brooklyn store. The 20,000 sq. ft. greenhouse

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Back to the Future-Style DeLorean Taxi Cabs to Hit NYC Streets Next Month

Back to the Future-Style DeLorean Taxi Cabs to Hit NYC Streets Next Month

If you've always dreamed of getting around like Marty McFly, you'll definitely want to head to the Big Apple next month. The city just approved the roll-out of a new fleet of super-futuristic

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DIY: How to Make a Hydrating Avocado Hair Mask to Revitalize Your Hair

DIY: How to Make a Hydrating Avocado Hair Mask to Revitalize Your Hair

If winter's left your hair looking like a pile of straw, revitalize it with this easy-to-make DIY hair mask. Whipped up by LUSH Cosmetics product inventor Helen Ambrosen, this rich mask uses

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Unlock an Interior Design Career with The Sheffield School’s Convenient Home Study Programs

Unlock an Interior Design Career with The Sheffield School’s Convenient Home Study Programs

Image from Shutterstock As an Inhabitat editor, I’m asked all kinds of questions about green architecture and sustainable interior design, but the one I probably hear the most is,

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Subaru 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid Unveiled at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Subaru 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid Unveiled at the 2013 New York Auto Show

The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid marries a 2.0-liter Subaru BOXER engine with a 13.4-hp electric motor, and will have the ability to drive in EV mode only up to 25 mph. After 25 mph, the

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Nissan Unveils First Ever Pathfinder Hybrid for 2014 at the New York Auto Show

Nissan Unveils First Ever Pathfinder Hybrid for 2014 at the New York Auto Show

The real draw of the new 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid is that it will offer SUV-lovers the chance to get in on the company's cleaner PUREDRIVE® Hybrid technology for just about $3,000 more

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These Intriguing 3-D Dioramas Let You Peer into Tiny Scenes of New York City

These Intriguing 3-D Dioramas Let You Peer into Tiny Scenes of New York City

When we first spied Heather Kocsis' booth at this year's Architectural Digest Home Design Show, we wondered why people were staring so intently at what appeared to be ordinary paintings. But

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10 Fresh Green Home Designs Spotted at the Architectural Digest Design Show

10 Fresh Green Home Designs Spotted at the Architectural Digest Design Show

If you weren't able to make it to this year's Architectural Digest Home Design Show, don't worry because we got the scoop on all of the freshest green designs for your viewing pleasure. From the

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10 Perfectly Pixelated LEGO Sculptures Pop Up in NYC

10 Perfectly Pixelated LEGO Sculptures Pop Up in NYC

A new batch of Nathan Sawaya’s delightful LEGO sculptures recently popped up at New York City’s Openhouse Gallery and we stopped by to take a gander. Unlike some of Sawaya’s

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Old Cold War Era Missile Silo Hides a Luxurious Underground Home

Old Cold War Era Missile Silo Hides a Luxurious Underground Home

When it comes to security, some homebuyers are looking for something a little more robust than your basic ADT system. Catering to this very particular breed of client, Bruce Francisco and his

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INTERVIEW: Ecouterre Chats with Russell Simmons About His New Cruelty-Free Fashion Line

INTERVIEW: Ecouterre Chats with Russell Simmons About His New Cruelty-Free Fashion Line

It's no secret that we're big advocates of cruelty-free fashion, but we also think there's a lot of money to be made by companies who make clothes without harming animals. Well, who better to

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Couple Moves into Cool Shipping Container Home in New York City

Couple Moves into Cool Shipping Container Home in New York City

Michele Bertomen and David Boyle set out the achieve the American dream by building their own home in Brooklyn, New York. But the house they chose to create is undoubtedly a little different

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Old Domino Sugar Refinery to Be Reborn as Daring LEGO-Like Neighborhood in Brooklyn

Old Domino Sugar Refinery to Be Reborn as Daring LEGO-Like Neighborhood in Brooklyn

Talks about transforming Williamsburg, Brooklyn's old Domino Sugar Refinery into a vibrant new waterfront neighborhood have been going on for a while now, but SHoP Architects recently released a

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7 Vibrant Vertical Gardens and Gorgeous Green Walls

7 Vibrant Vertical Gardens and Gorgeous Green Walls

Winter blues got you down? Why not let these greens perk you up? We've put together a slideshow of vertical garden eye candy for you that will make you forget all about the cold weather and have

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