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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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

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The Oostvaarders: A Cliff-Like Nature Center Clad in Geometric Prefab Panels

The Oostvaarders: A Cliff-Like Nature Center Clad in Geometric Prefab Panels

In order to best teach visitors about the preserve, the center is situated at a spot where the various landscapes - land, water, forest and fields - meet. From the inside, guests can look out

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7 Eco-Friendly Back-to-School Looks for Dapper Dudes

7 Eco-Friendly Back-to-School Looks for Dapper Dudes

Just because you haven't been back to school since hackysacks were in doesn't mean you can't still don some dapper fall fashions. From crisp oxfords to preptastic chinos, here are 7 green

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Made Out Portugal: A Pop Up Gallery in the Back of a Truck for DMY Berlin

Made Out Portugal: A Pop Up Gallery in the Back of a Truck for DMY Berlin

In case you'd never heard of them, Made Out Portugal is a design platform for Portuguese designers developing work abroad, and works as an ever-changing collective of brands hoping to call

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Win a Back to School $190 Vegan Laptop Tote From Crystalyn Kae

Win a Back to School $190 Vegan Laptop Tote From Crystalyn Kae

Looking for a stylish, roomy laptop bag for the back-to-school season but don't want to break the bank? Well, Crystalyn Kae has teamed up with Ecouterre to give away their sophisticated

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Tommy Hilfiger’s Berlin Shipping Container Installation Stacked with Dynamic Imagery

Tommy Hilfiger’s Berlin Shipping Container Installation Stacked with Dynamic Imagery

While other similar trade show installations use brand new containers, all of the ones used for the Hilfiger show were recycled. The containers are refurbished at Bootsmanufaktur, a shipyard

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Win an Eco-Friendly Back-to-School Kit Worth $90!

Win an Eco-Friendly Back-to-School Kit Worth $90!

The back to school season is exciting but it's also expensive - books and pencils might be made of paper and wood but they don't just grow on trees, ya know? So why not alleviate your financial

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VIDEO: Ecouterre and Hessnatur Ask What’s in Your Eco-Fashion Closet?

VIDEO: Ecouterre and Hessnatur Ask What’s in Your Eco-Fashion Closet?

Want to see how some of eco-fashion's top designers and thought leaders wear sustainable style? Check out this video of Ecouterre and Hessnatur's panel discussion on the future of green fashion.

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Chalet K is a Wood-Wrapped Circular Home in the Austrian Mountains

Chalet K is a Wood-Wrapped Circular Home in the Austrian Mountains

Located in Vandans, Austria, the home has a circular floor plan that allows the spaces within to feel private even though they are essentially all connected. The kitchen, living room, dining

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Russy Valenki Vintage Scarf Shoes Ain’t Your Babushka’s Sneakers

If you think certain Nike Dunks are rare, wait 'till you get a load of Russy Valenki's vibrant kicks made out of vintage scarves. Inspired by Russian heirloom pavloposad shawls, each pair is

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6 Ways Kate Middleton Could Use Her Popularity to Boost British Ethical Fashion

6 Ways Kate Middleton Could Use Her Popularity to Boost British Ethical Fashion

Whether you love it or hate it, there's no denying that Kate Middleton's wardrobe attracts some serious attention. With many Brits and others around the world looking to Kate for clothing

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Top 6 Must-Have Green Supplies for Back to School!

Top 6 Must-Have Green Supplies for Back to School!

While some parents think of it as the “most wonderful time of the year,” the back-to-school season can be stressful with long lists of supplies to stock up on for your kids. The good

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Telok Blangah Hill Park’s Flying Bridges Soar Through the Sky

Telok Blangah Hill Park’s Flying Bridges Soar Through the Sky

Telok Blangah is certainly breathtaking, but it also has the right kind of attitude when it comes to respecting nature. While some parks are constructed by chopping trees down to make room for

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Top 6 Eco-Friendly Bookbags to Carry Back to Class

Top 6 Eco-Friendly Bookbags to Carry Back to Class

Pendleton Indian Blanket Gunpowder Bag - $264 from Fleabags Feed Haiti Bag or Feed Japan Bag - $35 from FEED Projects Ecoalf Quilted Backpack - 120 € at Ecoalf Voltaic Spark iPad and

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7 Sustainable One-Piece Swimsuits to Dive Into Summer

7 Sustainable One-Piece Swimsuits to Dive Into Summer

Just because you're not ready to take the tummy-baring plunge doesn't mean you can't find a more demure swimsuit that makes just as many waves. We've rounded up 7 eco-friendly one-piece bathing

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PlayMo: An Urban Playground Constructed of Colorful Crates in Melbourne

PlayMo: An Urban Playground Constructed of Colorful Crates in Melbourne

City Leaks used three different colors of crates and gave each one a specific function. The idea reminded us of the classic game of Tetris - remember that each type of block cluster was a

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Blue Forest’s Treehouse Office is a High-Flying Wooden Workplace

Blue Forest’s Treehouse Office is a High-Flying Wooden Workplace

Located in the Shropshire countryside in England, the home has almost a Tudor feel with its pointed doors and windows. Inside, the decor is rustic but that doesn't mean that it isn't decked out

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Make the First School for Sustainable Fashion a Reality – Only 5 More Days to Help!

Make the First School for Sustainable Fashion a Reality – Only 5 More Days to Help!

With all of the interest and buzz surrounding sustainable design and fashion, you'd think there was a school to teach budding designers and entrepreneurs the ins and outs, but there isn't. Until

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VIDEO: Soleil Moon Frye of Punky Brewster Fame Tells Us About Her Eco Baby Boutique

VIDEO: Soleil Moon Frye of Punky Brewster Fame Tells Us About Her Eco Baby Boutique

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We Check Out Tiffany Threadgould’s New Book Remake It! And Share a Free DIY Crafting Tutorial

We Check Out Tiffany Threadgould’s New Book Remake It! And Share a Free DIY Crafting Tutorial

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Canal City: An Eye-Popping Japanese Mall Filled with Hanging Gardens and Cooling Pools

Canal City: An Eye-Popping Japanese Mall Filled with Hanging Gardens and Cooling Pools

Canal City, so named because of its unique design centered around a narrow ribbon of blue water, is a premiere shopping, entertainment and relaxation destination in southern Japan. The complex

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Japan Using Air Conditioned Clothing to Beat the Heat During Power Shortages

Japan Using Air Conditioned Clothing to Beat the Heat During Power Shortages

You didn't think a little heat could faze those resourceful Japanese did you? Well, okay, a lot of heat. While most of us westerners over here are sweating up a storm even with air conditioning,

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14 Eco-Friendly Swimsuits, Bikinis and Board Shorts to Make a Splash In This Summer

14 Eco-Friendly Swimsuits, Bikinis and Board Shorts to Make a Splash In This Summer

Ready to hit the beach? Make a splash in one of the 14 sexy and sustainable swimsuits, bikinis and board shorts we've picked out just for you. From retro styles to sultry string bikinis to

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6 Chic Ways to Transition Your Shorts from Summer to Fall

6 Chic Ways to Transition Your Shorts from Summer to Fall

Think that once the weather turns colder, you'll have to banish your shorts to the bottom of your drawers? We've got 6 easy tips on how you can keep on rockin' those cutoffs and daisy dukes

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6 Ways to Cool Down in NYC Today

As New Yorkers, we typically love summer in the city - but not when it's a balmy 100 degrees out! If you're tired of feeling like a potato baking in the oven that is your apartment, here are 6

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