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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Trippy Book-Themed Cafe Beckons Bibliophiles Inside for Espresso

Trippy Book-Themed Cafe Beckons Bibliophiles Inside for Espresso

Care for a side of trompe l'oeil to go with your coffee? Then head over to D'espresso Cafe in New York City to get your fix of both. The tiny and trippy space beckons bibliophiles in with what

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Is There an Underground Home Hidden Beneath Queens?

Is There an Underground Home Hidden Beneath Queens?

The space beneath what is now a nondescript field at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens was once occupied by a luxurious underground home, and some believe that the subterranean residence

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How Can We Waterproof Our Future?

How Can We Waterproof Our Future?

The Sea Tree design by architect Koen Olthuis (c) Waterstudio.NL When the movie Waterworld premiered in 1995, people regarded the Kevin Costner flick as a fairly ridiculous post-apocalyptic

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How to Avoid Going Insane While Sharing a Tiny Apartment with Your Significant Other

How to Avoid Going Insane While Sharing a Tiny Apartment with Your Significant Other

As much as we adore small spaces, it's hard to deny that living in super close quarters with your significant other can cause a strain on your relationship. In the spirit of Valentine's Day,

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New York Proposes Ban on Water-Polluting Microbeads Found in Beauty Products

New York Proposes Ban on Water-Polluting Microbeads Found in Beauty Products

While they might give you a glowing complexion, the tiny microbeads found in your face and body washes pose a big threat to waterways and aquatic life. In order to prevent the small but harmful

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Sign This Petition to Help Stop the Killing of Mute Swans in New York

Sign This Petition to Help Stop the Killing of Mute Swans in New York

A proposal by the NYC Department of Environmental Conservation to kill the population of mute swans in Prospect Park has got area animal lovers seeing red. The argument for the plan is that the

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Score a Free $250 Pass to Social Media Week and Attend Prodigy Network’s Panel Discussion About Crowdfunding Real Estate

Score a Free $250 Pass to Social Media Week and Attend Prodigy Network’s Panel Discussion About Crowdfunding Real Estate

We're giving away $250 passes to Social Media Week 2014 to 10 lucky readers, and it's easy to enter. Just comment on this post with a question about how social media and crowdfunding are

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VIDEO: How to Make Delectable Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes for Your Valentine

VIDEO: How to Make Delectable Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes for Your Valentine

Wondering what sweet treats to give your Valentine this Friday? Here's a delectable recipe that is sure to delight. Follow along as Inhabitots' pint-sized pastry chef Petey Rojas shows you the

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Watch This Amazing Video of Norman the Bike-Riding Dog

Watch This Amazing Video of Norman the Bike-Riding Dog

Norman developed his talents with help from his owner, Karen Cobb, who can be seen coaching and encouraging him in his videos. When he's not riding, he competes in agility, herding and obedience

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PHOTOS: Young Projects’ Playful, Matchmaking Sculpture Pops Up in Times Square

PHOTOS: Young Projects’ Playful, Matchmaking Sculpture Pops Up in Times Square

Young Projects has made it a little bit easier to find love in the big city with their unique interactive sculpture in Times Square. Called "Match-Maker", the intriguing heart-shaped public

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Aqua Star’s Underwater Electric Scooter Charts the Ocean Depths

Aqua Star’s Underwater Electric Scooter Charts the Ocean Depths

Unlike the previous AS-1 model, the AS-2 can seat two, meaning you can bring a buddy along with you on your adventures. Once you're sitting on the scooter, you lower a yellow, Darth Vader-esque

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Iconic New York State World’s Fair Pavilion Saved from Demolition

Iconic New York State World’s Fair Pavilion Saved from Demolition

Once a marvel that attracted visitors from around the globe, Philip Johnson's New York State Pavilion has slowly become a modern ruin since the 1964 World's Fair. The famous structure had been

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Help This Awesome Woman Hand Out Warm Socks to NYC’s Homeless

Help This Awesome Woman Hand Out Warm Socks to NYC’s Homeless

If you feel like this winter has been a cold one, imagine going through it with no socks. That thought is what spurred New Yorker Saije Bashaw to spend her free time handing out warm socks

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6 Easy-to-Do DIY Projects That Won’t Ruin Your Relationship

6 Easy-to-Do DIY Projects That Won’t Ruin Your Relationship

TABLE FOR TWO If you've ever coveted one of those designer, distressed-wood coffee tables, here's your chance to make your own and save a whole lot of loot while you're at it. This DIY was done

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DIY: How to Make Homemade Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookies for Your Sweet!

DIY: How to Make Homemade Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookies for Your Sweet!

HOME MADE FORTUNE COOKIE INGREDIENTS: - 1/4 cup of unbleached all-purpose flour - 1/4 cup of regular sugar - 1 egg white (you can substitute in 1 Tbsp. plain agar powder dissolved in 1 Tbsp.

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Former NYC Mayor Sets His Eyes on Restoring the World’s Fish Populations

Former NYC Mayor Sets His Eyes on Restoring the World’s Fish Populations

Michael Bloomberg may have relinquished his role as New York City's mayor, but when it comes to ways he can continue to serve people, there are plenty of other fish in the sea. One of

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Plans for World Trade Center Liberty Park Include 300-Foot Living Wall

Plans for World Trade Center Liberty Park Include 300-Foot Living Wall

Plans for the World Trade Center site's Liberty Park have been pretty hush hush up until now, but AECOM recently revealed new renderings of the elevated space at a community board meeting. The

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Times Square to Host Playful Matchmaking Sculpture for Valentine’s Day

Times Square to Host Playful Matchmaking Sculpture for Valentine’s Day

New York's Times Square will soon play host to a Lovers (and wannabe lovers) from around the world will have a new public art piece to admire this Valentine's Day in Times Square thanks to

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1 WTC’s LED Spire Illuminated with Super Bowl Team Colors

1 WTC’s LED Spire Illuminated with Super Bowl Team Colors

One World Trade Center may not be open yet, but its spire will be lit up every night until Sunday as a celebration of Super Bowl XLVIII. The spire's energy-efficient LED lights will alternate

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Tour Singapore’s Greenest Building: BCA Academy’s Zero Energy Headquarters

Tour Singapore’s Greenest Building: BCA Academy’s Zero Energy Headquarters

Singapore has no shortage of green buildings, but when it comes to energy-efficiency, there is one that surpasses all others. Home of the Singapore Building and Construction Authority Academy,

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9/11 Museum Slated to Open as Early as This May

9/11 Museum Slated to Open as Early as This May

After numerous delays caused by financial disputes and weather issues, the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum says it is finally set to open to the public as early as this May. While many New

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PHOTOS: Walk Atop the Treetops at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay

PHOTOS: Walk Atop the Treetops at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay

Designed by Grant Associates and Gustafson Porter, Gardens by the Bay is a public park built on 101 hectares of reclaimed land in Singapore. The gardens are located at 18 Marina Gardens Drive

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NYC’s Broadway Transformed into 60-Foot Sledding Mountain for Super Bowl Boulevard

NYC’s Broadway Transformed into 60-Foot Sledding Mountain for Super Bowl Boulevard

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Cambodian-American Protester Sews Dollar Bills for 8 Hours Outside of an NYC H&M

Cambodian-American Protester Sews Dollar Bills for 8 Hours Outside of an NYC H&M

While other New Yorkers tried to minimize their time outdoors last week, Cambodian-American artist Kat Eng sat in front of an NYC H&M for a whopping 8 hours. With the goal of raising

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See Floorplans for the Apartments on HBO’s Girls – How Does Your Pad Stack Up?

See Floorplans for the Apartments on HBO’s Girls – How Does Your Pad Stack Up?

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See Inside One World Trade Center as It Prepares for Its 2014 Opening

See Inside One World Trade Center as It Prepares for Its 2014 Opening

It's been a long and arduous road, but the construction of One World Trade Center is finally headed for the home stretch. The tower is scheduled to open some time in 2014, but CNNMoney recently

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Will Citi Bike Be Affected by the Bankruptcy of the Company That Developed Its Bike Sharing Tech?

Will Citi Bike Be Affected by the Bankruptcy of the Company That Developed Its Bike Sharing Tech?

News that the company that helped develop the tech behind NYC's Citi Bike system has filed for bankruptcy has many wondering how the bike sharing program will be affected. Bixi, a Montreal-based

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Celebrity Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten Opening New Vegan Restaurant in New York

Celebrity Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten Opening New Vegan Restaurant in New York

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Historic NYC Building to Be Topped with Shigeru Ban-Designed Rooftop Penthouses

Historic NYC Building to Be Topped with Shigeru Ban-Designed Rooftop Penthouses

A pair of sexy rooftop penthouses designed by Shigeru Ban will soon be topping a historical building in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood. The 2-level additions appear to be quite modern in

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9 Ingenious Ways to Hack IKEA Furniture for Tiny Apartments

IKEA furniture is often looked down upon for being mass-produced, but its cookie cutter attributes also make it a perfect medium for hacking into cool and original custom pieces. We recently

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