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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HOW TO: Switch Your Light Bulbs And Get Ready for the Big Light Bulb Phase-Out

HOW TO: Switch Your Light Bulbs And Get Ready for the Big Light Bulb Phase-Out

By now, most of you have probably heard about the incandescent light bulb phase-out starting this year (likely as a result of the ridiculous political bickering about the lighting legislation

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6 Delightful DIY Mother’s Day Gifts to Make for Your Mum

6 Delightful DIY Mother’s Day Gifts to Make for Your Mum

Easy-to-Make DIY Mother's Day Gifts: FABRIC NECKLACE If your mom likes jewelry, she'll love wearing a one-of-a-kind fabric necklace made by you. All you need is a few pieces of scrap fabric,

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5 Easy and Environmentally-Friendly Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

5 Easy and Environmentally-Friendly Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! We applaud all of you devoted sons and daughters who diligently planned what they would be doing for their moms in advance. But what about the rest of us procrastinators?

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Pick Up a Hammer for Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week

Pick Up a Hammer for Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week

INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little bit about National Women Build Week and what prompted Habitat for Humanity to start the event five years ago? Lisa Marie: Habitat’s Women Build and

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Thumb-Lite is a Stick-on LED That Turns Anything into a Flashlight

PRODUCT REVIEW: Thumb-Lite is a Stick-on LED That Turns Anything into a Flashlight

Totally wireless, incredibly lightweight and smaller than a quarter, the Thumb-Lite is a stick-on LED that turns anything into a flashlight. If you've ever felt the frustration of searching for

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PRODUCT REVIEW: We Test Out the LED Candle Light You Can Actually Blow Out

PRODUCT REVIEW: We Test Out the LED Candle Light You Can Actually Blow Out

Candles can transform nondescript spaces into soothing and romantic scenes, but they can also be a fire waiting to happen (considering 5% of all home fires are started by candles), and a

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DIY: Reuse Leftover Pickle Juice to Make Homemade Pickled Daikon

DIY: Reuse Leftover Pickle Juice to Make Homemade Pickled Daikon

MATERIALS: - leftover pickle juice in a jar - veggies you want to pickle (daikon, other radish or garlic work great) STEP 1: Wash your veggies thoroughly and chop them up. STEP 2: Pop

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eBay Launches New Green Driving Site for Finding and Buying Eco Vehicles

eBay Launches New Green Driving Site for Finding and Buying Eco Vehicles

INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little bit about what eBay Green Driving is and why eBay decided to develop it? Brad: The site is a one-stop-shop for all things related to green driving. It helps

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Mugtree is a Cute Cupholder with Pop-Out Coasters

Mugtree is a Cute Cupholder with Pop-Out Coasters

Very fittingly called the Mugtree, this laser-cut cupholder is shaped just like a little tree for your kitchen. To save on materials, the negative areas that create the spaces where the cups go

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eBay Green Driving Sweepstakes: Win a New Prius by Tweeting Your Green Driving Tip!

eBay Green Driving Sweepstakes: Win a New Prius by Tweeting Your Green Driving Tip!

With gas prices soaring, we're all looking to green up our driving these days, and eBay Green Driving wants to make it a lot easier for one person by giving them a brand new Toyota Prius! To

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7 Weird and Wonderful Uses For LED Lighting Technology

7 Weird and Wonderful Uses For LED Lighting Technology

It's amazing to think that just a few years ago, many people thought of LEDs as nothing more than the tiny red lights in our laser pointers but my, how the times have changed! With more and more

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Inhabitat Tries Out Ikea’s Solar-Powered Sunnan Lamp

PRODUCT REVIEW: Inhabitat Tries Out Ikea’s Solar-Powered Sunnan Lamp

When Ikea came out with its SUNNAN solar-powered desk lamp, we were immediately enamored with the elegant, minimal design, but were curious about how much light the product could actually

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PICS: Patrick Blanc’s Dazzling Vertical Garden Wonderland is Laced with 7,000 Orchids

PICS: Patrick Blanc’s Dazzling Vertical Garden Wonderland is Laced with 7,000 Orchids

Laced with 7,000 vibrant orchids, ferns, and other flora, Patrick Blanc's bevy of spectacular vertical gardens is now on display at the New York Botanical Garden's Annual Orchid Show. Blanc

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Year’s Supply of Eco Goodie-Boxes (worth $450) from Lost Crates

GIVEAWAY: Win a Year’s Supply of Eco Goodie-Boxes (worth $450) from Lost Crates

Lost Crates is a unique new care package subscription service that delivers curated goodie-boxes right to your door, and last week, we covered their fabulous new "Eco Crates" geared towards

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CB2 Invites You to DIY Saturdays with Local Craft Experts

CB2 Invites You to DIY Saturdays with Local Craft Experts

Calling all DIY lovers! In celebration of spring, CB2 will be hosting a series of DIY Saturdays for the next three Saturdays – April 21, 28 and May 5. These fun, interactive sessions will

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Sapore dei Mobili: Tiny Furniture-Shaped Cakes Let You Have Your Chairs and Eat Them Too

Sapore dei Mobili: Tiny Furniture-Shaped Cakes Let You Have Your Chairs and Eat Them Too

"Do we still have appetite for all this furniture?" ask Fukusada and Pereira in their description of Sapore dei Mobili, which means "Taste of Furniture". The pair mold their delectable homegoods

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Revolutionary Soil Wrap is a Flower Container You Can Plant

Revolutionary Soil Wrap is a Flower Container You Can Plant

Now here's an idea so ingenious, we're kicking ourselves for not thinking of it first - a biodegradable flower pot that you can plant right into the earth. If you've ever purchased a plant with

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6 Hard-to-Kill Plants for the Recovering Brown Thumb

6 Hard-to-Kill Plants for the Recovering Brown Thumb

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) Sorry for using morbidity to illustrate our point, but the ZZ plant is so hardy, it will most likely outlive you. This cockroach of the plant world thrives in

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Help All 4 Paws Animal Shelter Green Its New Space!

Help All 4 Paws Animal Shelter Green Its New Space!

It's pretty clear that we're animal lovers here at Inhabitat, so when we got an email from All 4 Paws, a progressive animal rescue in South Carolina, asking for help we knew we couldn't say no.

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Lost Crates Offers Monthly Goodie-Box Subscriptions, Including Eco Crates!

Lost Crates Offers Monthly Goodie-Box Subscriptions, Including Eco Crates!

No matter what your age, there's something undeniably wonderful about getting a mystery care package in the mail - wouldn't it be nice to give that fun feeling to your favorite family and

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Back to the Roots’ Mushroom Growing Kit is Fun But Slightly Disturbing

PRODUCT REVIEW: Back to the Roots’ Mushroom Growing Kit is Fun But Slightly Disturbing

Are our minds in the gutter or does this mushroom look a little...odd? The smaller mushrooms that popped up seem just fine, but is it us or does the ginormous one on the right look a

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Fireclay’s Glazed Thin Brick Tiles Can Earn Your Project LEED Credits

Fireclay’s Glazed Thin Brick Tiles Can Earn Your Project LEED Credits

Fireclay's new Glazed Thin Brick is a brick alternative that's eco-friendly, durable and attractive. Utilizing up to 100% local recycled content and finished with a selection of nine new

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Turn Your Old iMac into an Aquarium with the DIY Macquarium Kit

Turn Your Old iMac into an Aquarium with the DIY Macquarium Kit

Have an old Apple Mac that's collecting dust? Why not turn it into a retrotastic iMac aquarium? We first featured Jake Harms' candy-colored macquariums last year they got so much fanfare that he

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Lipstick Contains the Same Red Bugs That Are in Starbucks Drinks

Lipstick Contains the Same Red Bugs That Are in Starbucks Drinks

Think that crushed red bugs are only used to color Starbucks drinks? Guess again. Cochineal extract is also used widely in cosmetics, namely your lipstick. Aside from the cringe- factor, the dye

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New Leaked Image Reveals Apple’s Cupertino Campus Could Double as Spacecraft

New Leaked Image Reveals Apple’s Cupertino Campus Could Double as Spacecraft

Apple has caught some heat for its controversial, car-dependent Cupertino campus proposal, but an anonymous tipster has leaked an updated rendering to Inhabitat that would way up the controversy

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Donald Trump Purchases Small African Island to Turn Into Head-Hunting Ground for the Ultra-Rich

Donald Trump Purchases Small African Island to Turn Into Head-Hunting Ground for the Ultra-Rich

It's no secret that billionaire Donald Trump is always head-hunting for his next capable apprentice, but news sources are saying that he's recently taken the term to a disturbingly literal

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E+ is a Verdant South Korean Home Blanketed in Greenery and Solar Panels

E+ is a Verdant South Korean Home Blanketed in Greenery and Solar Panels

Blanketed in vegetation and energy-harvesting PV panels, the E+ Green Home doesn't just get an E for effort - it deserves to be on the honor roll of sustainable design. Seen in Dwell Magazine's

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Lofty Tree Pod Dining at the Soneva Kiri Resort Thailand

Lofty Tree Pod Dining at the Soneva Kiri Resort Thailand

Soneva Kiri is comprised of 42 resort villas and 21 spectacular private residences that sit on 150 acres of lush tropical rainforest and beaches. In addition to being absolutely gorgeous, the

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Start Your Spring Cleaning by Donating Your Old Phones to Verizon Hopeline

Start Your Spring Cleaning by Donating Your Old Phones to Verizon Hopeline

Want to give your spring cleaning new meaning this year?  HopeLine from Verizon is an easy way to get rid of old wireless phones and chargers cluttering your home. The program refurbishes

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The Poor Porker is a New Site Dedicated to DIY Upcycling on a Budget

The Poor Porker is a New Site Dedicated to DIY Upcycling on a Budget

The Poor Porker a rising DIY portal for the crafty, creative, and self-reliant “trash into treasure” aficionado. Founded in 2012 by eco-friendly duo Robyn and Jarrid, the site features new

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