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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Derek Chen Debuts Pino Solo Wine Tree Made from Old Chardonnay Barrels

Derek Chen Debuts Pino Solo Wine Tree Made from Old Chardonnay Barrels

Designer Derek Chen has fittingly transformed a bunch of old wine barrels into a beautiful wine rack! The San Francisco-based furniture maker recently debuted the limited edition "Pino Solo"

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New MakerBot 3D Printer Factory Opens in Brooklyn, NY!

New MakerBot 3D Printer Factory Opens in Brooklyn, NY!

This morning, Inhabitat was luck enough to be on the scene for the opening of the new MakerBot 3D printer factory in Brooklyn, NY. The new 50,000 sq. ft. facility in the Sunset Park neighborhood

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Facebook Gets Frank Gehry to Design Their New York Headquarters

Facebook Gets Frank Gehry to Design Their New York Headquarters

Credit: Everett Katigbak, Facebook Facebook will once again be enlisting the help of legendary architect Frank Gehry - this time, in the design of their new NYC headquarters. The social media

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New Kickstarter Headquarters Gets Trees on Its Green Roof

New Kickstarter Headquarters Gets Trees on Its Green Roof

The interwebs have been buzzing with news about Kickstarter's new NYC headquarters for quite some time now, but there weren't any real visuals to go by other than renderings until now. The first

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Citi Bike Opens to Daily and Weekly Riders in NYC

Citi Bike Opens to Daily and Weekly Riders in NYC

Good news for New Yorkers who've been waiting patiently to take a shiny new Citi Bike for a spin. The city officially opened the bike share program to all riders (it was previously only

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Mushroom Tiny House is the World’s First Home Built from Fungi

Mushroom Tiny House is the World’s First Home Built from Fungi

You might think that mushroom houses only existed in Smurfland, but a real-life 'shroom shack is being grown right now in Green Island, NY. To be fair, the Mushroom Tiny House won't be made

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VIDEO: How to Get Started With Cloth Diapers

VIDEO: How to Get Started With Cloth Diapers

Approximately 27.4 billion disposable diapers end up in US landfills each year, and once there, they take about 500 years to decompose! If you want to stop contributing the the problem with

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NYC Airbnb Host Fined $2,400 by Judge

NYC Airbnb Host Fined $2,400 by Judge

New Yorkers looking to make some extra cash by renting out their pads on Airbnb may be in for a very rude (and expensive) awakening. An NYC judge recently fined a man who listed his condo on

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Deger Cengiz’s Threatening Cactus Terrarium Chair Puts Sitters on the Edge of Their Seats

Deger Cengiz’s Threatening Cactus Terrarium Chair Puts Sitters on the Edge of Their Seats

According to Cengiz, the Terrarium Chair "is an experimentation in which to investigate the effect of visual data to the user's experience." While it's pretty obvious to most viewers that the

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Colin Selig’s Dalí-Esque Sofas Are Made from Recycled Propane Tanks

Colin Selig’s Dalí-Esque Sofas Are Made from Recycled Propane Tanks

"It began with this junk propane tank on my property" Selig explains on his website. "A lot of energy had been used to form the thick steel into this shape and it seemed a shame to let it go to

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Blackbody Shows Off Beautiful Life-Size OLED Trees at ICFF 2013

Blackbody Shows Off Beautiful Life-Size OLED Trees at ICFF 2013

Designed by world-renowned designer Aldo Cibic for Blackbody, "Blossom" is a large metallic light fixture that resembles a tree. Each "branch" is fitted with ultra flat (2 mm thickness),

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Inhabitat is Reporting Live Today from ICFF 2013!

Inhabitat is Reporting Live Today from ICFF 2013!

Greetings from ICFF! Inhabitat is on the scene today reporting live from the mother of all home furnishing tradeshows, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the Jacob Javits Center in

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi for a Spin in NYC

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi for a Spin in NYC

The Ford Fusion Energi is Ford’s newest plug-in hybrid and is capable of delivering up to 21 miles in electric-only mode. Marrying an advanced lithium-ion battery and electric motor with a

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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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