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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Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed House and Heart-Shaped Private Island Are on Sale in NY

Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed House and Heart-Shaped Private Island Are on Sale in NY

We've written about both private islands and Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes before but here's one fantasy property that combines the two! The Massaro House, which was designed by the master

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DIY: How to Make Touchscreen Compatible Texting Gloves for iPhone or Droid

DIY: How to Make Touchscreen Compatible Texting Gloves for iPhone or Droid

When the weather outside is frightful, the last thing you want to do is pry your fingers from the warmth of your gloves just so you can text or check some emails. Luckily, with our easy texting

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Product Review: The Nubagg Lets You Reuse Your Plastic Bags As a Garbage Can

Product Review: The Nubagg Lets You Reuse Your Plastic Bags As a Garbage Can

Garbage cans belong to that group of mundane household items that have been around for so long that it seems there really isn't much that can be done to improve on their design. Or so we

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Rolling Sunlight is a Solar-Powered Energy Station Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims in the Rockaways

Rolling Sunlight is a Solar-Powered Energy Station Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims in the Rockaways

“Now folks! THIS is what it means to be an American Citizen! INNOVATION!” commented reader Richard H. Parker Jr. on our Facebook post about this solar-power truck that’s been

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Airbnb is Offering Free Housing for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Airbnb is Offering Free Housing for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

New Yorkers have been opening their homes to one another all week in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg and online accommodations marketplace Airbnb announced a way

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Iwan Baan Shares How He Shot That Amazing Half-Dark New York City Aerial Photo

Iwan Baan Shares How He Shot That Amazing Half-Dark New York City Aerial Photo

Some are calling it New York magazine’s most prodigious cover ever, but most people don’t know what photographer Iwan Baan had to go through to snap the remarkable photo of a

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It’s Snowing in NY: Nor’easter Storm Hits New York and New Jersey

It’s Snowing in NY: Nor’easter Storm Hits New York and New Jersey

A little more than a week after Hurricane Sandy hit us with everything she had, another storm is once again prompting evacuation orders for the Rockaways and other at-risk areas in New York and

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How to Survive Hurricane Sandy in NYC

How to Survive Hurricane Sandy in NYC

Hurricane Sandy is barreling up the East Coast towards New York, and those in the path of the storm should brace for the worst. If you live in NYC you probably know that you need to stock up on

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How to Squash Your Monthly Energy Bill & Save Money With a Programmable Thermostat

How to Squash Your Monthly Energy Bill & Save Money With a Programmable Thermostat

Did you know that the average American household spends more than $2,200 annually on energy bills, and close to half of that figure can be attributed to heating and cooling? If you're looking to

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PHOTOS: Ray Villafane’s Crazy Zombie Pumpkins and Ghouls Return to the New York Botanical Garden

PHOTOS: Ray Villafane’s Crazy Zombie Pumpkins and Ghouls Return to the New York Botanical Garden

One of our most blockbusting posts last year featured pumpkin carver extraordinaire Ray Villafane's gory zombies bursting from a giant pumpkin, and though we didn't think it was possible, but he

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15 Inexpensive Green Household Products That Can Save You Money And Cut Down Your Energy Bill

15 Inexpensive Green Household Products That Can Save You Money And Cut Down Your Energy Bill

If you've been feeling the pinch like we have, you've probably learned to shop smarter, pack your own lunch, and cut back on the gourmet coffee, but you might still be missing out on big savings

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Eco-Fashion Designer Samantha Pleet

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Eco-Fashion Designer Samantha Pleet

Even though Fashion Week is behind us, we thought it would be fun to revisit the exclusive video we shot of one of our favorite New York Designers, Samantha Pleet. Our very own Jill

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7 Easy Tips to Save Water in Your Home

7 Easy Tips to Save Water in Your Home

Did you know that your daily five-minute shower uses more water than the average person in a developing country uses for an entire day*? In the U.S. we have such easy access to clean water that

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6 Playful Works of Architecture Inspired by Toys We Love

6 Playful Works of Architecture Inspired by Toys We Love

They say that “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” and we think the same can be said about architecture. We’ve rounded six delightful structures inspired by our

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7 Smart and Easy Tips to Green Your Kitchen

7 Smart and Easy Tips to Green Your Kitchen

TIP 1: Pay attention to your appliances One of the reasons that it's so easy to make an impactful difference on the overall energy-efficiency of your kitchen is that some of your home's largest

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Lower East Side Residents Battle Plan to Build Greyhound Bus Stop at Seward Park Playground

Lower East Side Residents Battle Plan to Build Greyhound Bus Stop at Seward Park Playground

Residents of NYC's Lower East Side could hardly believe their ears when they heard about a new proposal to create a permanent Greyhound bus stop at Seward Park, which is the nation's oldest

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PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel Invests Big Money in 3D-Printed Steaks

PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel Invests Big Money in 3D-Printed Steaks

Grilled Beef Steak photo from Shutterstock Billionaire PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel is putting his money where his mouth is - by investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in an American

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ZOOlamp: Wonderful Animal-Shaped Light Bulbs Turn Your Home into a Glass Menagerie

ZOOlamp: Wonderful Animal-Shaped Light Bulbs Turn Your Home into a Glass Menagerie

ZOOlamps come in 5 varieties: Pettirosso Erithacus rubecula, Pesce palla faraona Arothron meleagris, Pesce palla liscio Sphoeroides pachygaster, Pinguino reale Aptenodytes patagonica,

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Panasonic’s Katsumi Tomita About Greening the Electronics Industry

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Panasonic’s Katsumi Tomita About Greening the Electronics Industry

Inhabitat: Can you tell us a little bit about your role at Panasonic? Tomita: My title is Manager of the Communication Team in Corporate Environmental Affairs Division, Environmental Planning

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PHOTOS: Portland International Airport Greets Visitors with a Vibrant Green Vertical Garden

PHOTOS: Portland International Airport Greets Visitors with a Vibrant Green Vertical Garden

The lush vertical garden may be one of the first things visitors to Portland International Airport see, but the facility isn't just green on the exterior. The terminal's roadway is covered by a

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VIDEO: The Story Of Inhabitat

VIDEO: The Story Of Inhabitat

You might check out Inhabitat for the latest and greatest in green design and innovation (at least we hope you do!), but did you ever wonder how the website began and what fuels it? Check out

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Giant Glowing LED Buckyball Coming to Madison Square Park in NYC

Giant Glowing LED Buckyball Coming to Madison Square Park in NYC

If you’re in New York this fall, keep your eyes peeled for artist Leo Villareal’s glowing, 30-foot tall “Buckyball” sculpture made of 180 LED tubes. Villareal will be

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The Tropical Meera House Has a Curvaceous Meadow of Green for Its Roof

The Tropical Meera House Has a Curvaceous Meadow of Green for Its Roof

When designing the home, one of the main issues that the architects faced was lack of privacy. Since the development is filled with small plots, most of the homes are built very close to one

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HOW TO: Make Your Own DIY Storage Bed

HOW TO: Make Your Own DIY Storage Bed

We're big fans of storage beds here at Inhabitat, but we admit that it's kind of hard to find one that isn't on the pricier side. If you're looking to reap the benefits of having a bed that does

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Brooklyn Couple Lives in a Tiny 240-Square-Foot Apartment in NYC

Brooklyn Couple Lives in a Tiny 240-Square-Foot Apartment in NYC

If you think your apartment is cramped, consider this couple who live in a mere 240 sq. feet of space...together...all the time. While it may seem like a pretty rough road to travel, Erin Boyle

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Finca Bellavista: Highflying Treehouses Nestled in the Costa Rican Rainforest Canopy

Finca Bellavista: Highflying Treehouses Nestled in the Costa Rican Rainforest Canopy

Finca Bellavista is located in a relatively pristine part of Costa Rica far removed from the hubbub of the outside world. The nearest town is 1.5 miles away and has just a school, a church, a

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Meet Salvage Secrets Author Joanne Palmisano at a Book Signing and Cocktail Party Tonight in Brooklyn

Meet Salvage Secrets Author Joanne Palmisano at a Book Signing and Cocktail Party Tonight in Brooklyn

Interested in learning more about how to create awesome interiors out of reclaimed materials? Head over to Build It Green's Gowanus location tonight for a special visit from Joanne Palmisano,

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Nespresso’s Pint-Size Pixie Machine is Made of Recycled Coffee Capsules

Nespresso’s Pint-Size Pixie Machine is Made of Recycled Coffee Capsules

Many coffee connoisseurs know Nespresso for its brand of rich espresso, but did you know that the Swiss company has also been recognized for the elegant, thoughtful design of its coffee

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Four Freedoms Park Designed by Louis I. Kahn to Open This Fall on Roosevelt Island

Four Freedoms Park Designed by Louis I. Kahn to Open This Fall on Roosevelt Island

Whether you're an architecture buff or just someone who enjoys beautiful green space, it's hard not to get excited about Louis I. Kahn's Four Freedoms Park, which will be opening soon on

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PHOTOS: Brooklyn’s New Shipping Container Pop-Up Pool and Beach Overlooks Downtown Manhattan

PHOTOS: Brooklyn’s New Shipping Container Pop-Up Pool and Beach Overlooks Downtown Manhattan

Sure, you could go to a regular old beach, but doesn't a pop-up pool surrounded by shipping container architecture with breathtaking views of downtown Manhattan sound a lot more enticing? It may

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