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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PHOTOS: Striking Japanese Bike Parking Lot is Completely Overgrown with Green Ivy

PHOTOS: Striking Japanese Bike Parking Lot is Completely Overgrown with Green Ivy

Located on a busy street behind the Ritz Carlton Hotel Osaka, the facility acts as a place for people commuting to the city to store their bikes. While typical multi-level bike parking

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EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic Shows Inhabitat How It Recycles Old TV Screens into Glass Wool

EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic Shows Inhabitat How It Recycles Old TV Screens into Glass Wool

What the CRT glass looks like before its recycled. In case you're not familiar with old school CRT or cathode ray tube TVs and monitors (would it be dating ourselves to say that we remember

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6 Sexy Electric Cars Hitting the Streets in 2012

6 Sexy Electric Cars Hitting the Streets in 2012

2011 is almost over, but we're not sad to see it come to an end because 2012 is going to be an amazing year for new electric cars. Whether you're looking for a ride that's practical, luxurious

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Takes a Peek Inside the Panasonic Eco Ideas House in Tokyo, Japan

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Takes a Peek Inside the Panasonic Eco Ideas House in Tokyo, Japan

Panasonic created the Eco Ideas House to show the world how a symphony of their every-saving products working in concert can help consumers realize a zero CO2-emissions home, and live a more

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Win a Free $600 Value Energy Audit from Sierra Club Green Home – 25 Available!

Win a Free $600 Value Energy Audit from Sierra Club Green Home – 25 Available!

The weather's getting colder - is your home ready for the winter? Soon, the wind will be blowing and the rain will be falling, and we'll all be seeing a major spike on our monthly energy bills.

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Manchester Wood Makes Sustainable Wooden Furniture Out of Local Materials

Manchester Wood Makes Sustainable Wooden Furniture Out of Local Materials

Manchester Wood is a family business that makes built-to-last furniture from local and sustainable wood. Founded in 1976 in Manchester, Vermont, the company produces American-made solid wood

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Stay Dry with Studio NL’s Built-In Umbrella Coat

Stay Dry with Studio NL’s Built-In Umbrella Coat

Raindrops keep fallin' on my head. That's exactly the song you won't be singing with Studio NL's innovative Umbrella Coat which, you guessed it, has an umbrella for a hood. That means no more

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DIY: How to Make a Bodacious Bodega Costume for Halloween

DIY: How to Make a Bodacious Bodega Costume for Halloween

MATERIALS - An empty pizza box - Bags of chips, gum, condoms, Advil - whatever small items you would find at your local bodega. Feel free to use healthier options too! - Safety pins - A

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Synthetic Clothing May Be Causing “Microplastic” Pollution in Our Oceans

Synthetic Clothing May Be Causing “Microplastic” Pollution in Our Oceans

Could your washing machine be polluting the world's oceans? If your clothes are made out of synthetic fibers such as acrylic, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyamide, or polyester, it could be.

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The Methow Cabin is a Cozy Washington Ski Retreat with a Tiny Footprint

The Methow Cabin is a Cozy Washington Ski Retreat with a Tiny Footprint

The cabin sits adjacent to the cross-country ski and bike trails that the owners love to enjoy, and is in close enough that they can pretty much step out the door, strap in, and go. Despite its

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Announcing the Inhabitots 2011 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

Announcing the Inhabitots 2011 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

ATTENTION ALL CUTELY COSTUMED BOYS AND GHOULS (and their parents)! Halloween is less than two weeks away - are you ready to get crafty? If you've concocted a creative costume (or are planning

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10 Ridiculous “Pinkwashed” Products That Might Even Increase Your Risk of Breast Cancer

10 Ridiculous “Pinkwashed” Products That Might Even Increase Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Pink fried chicken? We're all for advancing breast cancer research, but it's sickening how some corporations are playing up to the public's desire to find a cure by turning all of their products

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Greenpeace Protests Brazilian Leather and Amazon Deforestation at Italian Trade Show

Greenpeace Protests Brazilian Leather and Amazon Deforestation at Italian Trade Show

Greenpeace members rallied last week in Italy to protest Brazilian leather and the mass deforestation it has been causing in the Amazon. The Greenpeacers dressed up in bark-like sustainable

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6 Groundbreaking Green Innovations We Spotted at Popular Mechanics’ Breakthrough Awards

6 Groundbreaking Green Innovations We Spotted at Popular Mechanics’ Breakthrough Awards

OSORB We've written about Osorb before, but we were eager to see this miracle material in person. Made out of what is essentially glass, the substance acts like a nanomechanical sponge that

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Win $150 Worth of Organic Cotton Undies From PACT!

Win $150 Worth of Organic Cotton Undies From PACT!

Starting fall off with a fresh feeling is difficult when you're wearing grody old underpants. Luckily, our friends at PACT want to help you out with that - so they're giving away $150 worth of

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Find Out How Many Slaves Work for You With Disturbing New Online Tool

Find Out How Many Slaves Work for You With Disturbing New Online Tool

Last month marked the anniversary of the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation, which we all know ended slavery for good 149 years ago, right? Wrong. While that's what we in America are

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Roundles: Modern Pool House Made of Local Limestone is a Peaceful Addition to a Country Cottage

Roundles: Modern Pool House Made of Local Limestone is a Peaceful Addition to a Country Cottage

Roundles, h2 architecture from Logan MacDougall Pope on Vimeo. The pool house's design is decidedly minimalist with a muted, natural color palette evocative of the landscape that envelops it.

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Man Decides to Live Completely Off of His Wife’s Breast Milk

Man Decides to Live Completely Off of His Wife’s Breast Milk

Concerned about rising food costs? Well then why not take a tip from one courageous man who has decided to live off of a form of nourishment that is both locally made and free – his

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VIDEO: Costello Tagliapietra Spring 2012 Runway Show at New York Fashion Week

VIDEO: Costello Tagliapietra Spring 2012 Runway Show at New York Fashion Week

Based on their burly beards and lumberjack outfits, you'd be loathe to think that Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra were romantics. But they certainly proved us wrong with

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Architect Jeanne Gang Wins $500,000 MacArthur Genius Grant

Architect Jeanne Gang Wins $500,000 MacArthur Genius Grant

The architecture world is buzzing this morning with big news - architect Jeanne Gang, best known for the groundbreakingly curvaceous Aqua Tower in Chicago, has won a $500,000 MacArthur Genius

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Our Editors Share their Favorite Picks at D&A Eco-Fashion!

Our Editors Share their Favorite Picks at D&A Eco-Fashion!

As the exclusive media sponsor of the Green Room, an eco-focused space within premiere fashion trade show Designers & Agents, we were thrilled to see some of top designers in eco-fashion all

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Another Rape Victim Comes Forward at Factory That Makes Clothes for Target and Macy’s in Jordan

Another Rape Victim Comes Forward at Factory That Makes Clothes for Target and Macy’s in Jordan

As fanatic shoppers fought one another to grab up pieces from Target's new Missoni collection, they probably weren't thinking about Anowara, a woman who was raped in the factory where the

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Duro Olowu’s S/S 2012 Line Delivers Optimism Through Adversity at New York Fashion Week

Duro Olowu’s S/S 2012 Line Delivers Optimism Through Adversity at New York Fashion Week

If you think your last cross-country flight was grueling, think about what it must have been like for the courageous West Indian immigrants who arrived in England in the ’50s. Inspired by the

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Mara Hoffman’s S/S 2012 Collection Brings the Tropics to New York Fashion Week

Mara Hoffman’s S/S 2012 Collection Brings the Tropics to New York Fashion Week

Photos by Amanda Coen Few designers can bring a live mariachi band to New York Fashion Week and make it work - but that's exactly what Mara Hoffman did for her lively Spring 2012 collection.

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PHOTOS: Take a Peek at John Patrick Organic’s Adventuresome Spring 2012 Line for New York Fashion Week

PHOTOS: Take a Peek at John Patrick Organic’s Adventuresome Spring 2012 Line for New York Fashion Week

Come along and ride on a fantastic voyage - Organic by John Patrick's Spring/Summer presentation for New York Fashion Week. Just like his past collections, his newest is filled with a timeless,

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Cornell Student Invents Clothing That Traps Toxic Gases and Odors

Cornell Student Invents Clothing That Traps Toxic Gases and Odors

Protective gas-masks are extremely helpful in many emergency situations, but they're usually the size and shape of a small, unwieldy animal. But all that is about to change because Cornell

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Top 6 Solar Powered Bags to Take You Back to School in Style

Top 6 Solar Powered Bags to Take You Back to School in Style

Our top 6 picks for solar powered backpacks to take your back to school in style: Eclipse Solar Backpack - $179.95 at Ethical Ocean Sakku Buddy $497 at Sakku Voltaic Converter Solar Bag -

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