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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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, "How'd you

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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

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

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 previous works, many

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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

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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LEED Gold 7 Bryant Park Breaks Ground in Midtown Manhattan

New York welcomed its latest green office tower, 7 Bryant Park, yesterday with a groundbreaking led by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Located on the corner of Sixth Ave. and 40th Street in midtown

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6 Tips and Tricks to Make a Small Apartment Look Larger

There's definitely a lot to be said for living in a smaller space - hey, Leonardo da Vinci was a fan - but many a tiny apartment dweller has struggled with feeling cramped or confined. If you've

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New Study Shows NYC Could Cut an Astounding 90% of Emissions by 2050

New York City has been working diligently towards its planNYC goal to reduce carbon emissions by 30% by 2030. But that number is not nearly enough according to recent studies that show that

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6 Things to Know About Weathering Winter Storm Nemo in NY

The snowfall has begun in New York City and winter storm Nemo is officially underway. Whether you think it'll be a full-blown weather emergency or just a little splash as its name implies, here

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13 Gravity-Defying Sculptures Made from Food Cans at Canstruction 2013!

13 Gravity-Defying Sculptures Made from Food Cans at Canstruction 2013!

Despite being delayed by Hurricane Sandy, our favorite can-tastic event is back in New York City with a slew of gravity-defying sculptures made of cans! The 20th annual Canstruction competition

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“Party Wall” Made of Skateboard Scraps Wins MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program Competition

“Party Wall” Made of Skateboard Scraps Wins MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program Competition

Every year, New Yorkers look forward to MoMA PS1's Warm Up parties as a symbol of summer fun, and it looks like they'll be in for a treat once again. The Long Island City museum recently

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Beautiful Tapestry of Tin and Mirrors Appears on NYC’s High Line

Beautiful Tapestry of Tin and Mirrors Appears on NYC’s High Line

Ghanian artist El Anatsui recently brought his distinctive style to New York's High Line park with a striking tapestry of tin and mirrors that seems to shatter the side of the building it

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Kickstarter’s New Headquarters Will Boast a Green Roof Atop an Old Pencil Factory

Kickstarter’s New Headquarters Will Boast a Green Roof Atop an Old Pencil Factory

Kickstarter projects help the world become a better place through thoughtful design, and it looks like their new headquarters will follow that philosophy as well. Located in Greenpoint,

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10 Pieces of Transforming Furniture for Tiny Apartments

10 Pieces of Transforming Furniture for Tiny Apartments

While mega-sized McMansions were all the rage just a few years ago, tiny dwellings are now gaining popularity as more and more of us move to cities and urban centers. Cramming our lives into

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House Passes First Stage of Hurricane Sandy Relief Package

House Passes First Stage of Hurricane Sandy Relief Package

After a tumultuous week of finger-pointing and blame-gaming, the House of Representatives voted on and passed the first stage of the Hurricane Sandy relief package today. The legislation will

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Lighting Makeover – Inhabitots Editor Julie Seguss Gets a Money-Saving Light Bulb Overhaul

VIDEO: Inhabitat Lighting Makeover – Inhabitots Editor Julie Seguss Gets a Money-Saving Light Bulb Overhaul

If you read our enlightening "how to switch to LED bulbs" tutorial, you've hopefully already seen how much money and energy you can save by replacing your incandescent bulbs, but we wanted to

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Inhabitat’s Top 6 DIY Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Inhabitat’s Top 6 DIY Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Just as we predicted back 2011, 2012 saw even more people rolling up their sleeves and embracing DIY culture, and we're honored that so many of you came to Inhabitat as a resource for some of

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LAST CHANCE: Get a Competitive Design Edge with This FREE Intro to Biomimicry Online Course ($99 Value)

LAST CHANCE: Get a Competitive Design Edge with This FREE Intro to Biomimicry Online Course ($99 Value)

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Top 6 Inhabitat NYC Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Inhabitat NYC Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

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Inhabitat’s Top 6 Art Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Inhabitat’s Top 6 Art Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2012 once again saw an abundance of unique and beautiful eco art that captured our senses by using unconventional materials and methods. From intricate worlds built right into bonsai trees to

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HOW TO: Swap, Sell or Steal Your Way to the Holiday Gift You Really Wanted

HOW TO: Swap, Sell or Steal Your Way to the Holiday Gift You Really Wanted

You dropped hints, posted on your Facebook wall and even flat out told your relatives exactly what you wanted for your holiday gift, but sadly, you still ended up getting a Snuggie. But wait!

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SolTech’s Gorgeous Glass Tiles Heat Your Home With Solar Energy

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Make Your Own DIY Green Gifts This Holiday Season!

Make Your Own DIY Green Gifts This Holiday Season!

This holiday season, skip the consumer madness and get crafty! Why not give your friends and family hand-made one-of-a-kind gifts that you made with a little of your own elbow grease (and we

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How Biomimicry Can Help Designers and Architects Find Inspiration To Solve Problems

How Biomimicry Can Help Designers and Architects Find Inspiration To Solve Problems

This robotic spy plane that mimics the shape and function of a bat in flight is one example of biomimicry. One way to unlock the elucidation biomimicry can offer is by simply getting into nature

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