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 stuff here, you can make stuff 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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Blueforest’s Fairy Tale Castle is an Enchanted Treehouse Hideaway

Blueforest’s Fairy Tale Castle is an Enchanted Treehouse Hideaway

The captivating home is enveloped in a bevy of indigenous foliage, which adds to its storybook appearance. Its 6 meter high tower, with its large gothic arched window, is a wonderful vantage

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The New Vanmoof NO. 5 Bike Has Built-In Solar Powered LED Lights

The New Vanmoof NO. 5 Bike Has Built-In Solar Powered LED Lights

Good things come to those who wait, and if you saw our post about the nifty Vanmoof bike but decided to be patient, we think you'll be glad you did. That's because the Dutch cycle company has

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Parasol Modular: Artful Canopies That Shade Your Car From the Sun While Collecting Solar Energy

Parasol Modular: Artful Canopies That Shade Your Car From the Sun While Collecting Solar Energy

The parasol, which dates back to ancient Egypt, was first used as protection against the scorching heat of the sun; its name comes from “para” meaning to stop or shield and “sol” meaning

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VIDEO: Unplugged on a Rug Hosts a Green Play Date for Eco Kids

VIDEO: Unplugged on a Rug Hosts a Green Play Date for Eco Kids

Every kid needs to get out of the house and interact with other children once in a while, and those occasions are great times to introduce them to green group play. If you live in NY, Unplugged

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AT&T Announces It Will Use Bloom Boxes to Power 11 of Its California Sites

AT&T Announces It Will Use Bloom Boxes to Power 11 of Its California Sites

No matter how innovative a new technology is, it's worthless unless people and companies make use of it in the real world, right? Well, that's why we were excited to hear that one of the world's

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SCARQ’s Casa en Puembo is an Experiment in Recycled and Sustainable Materials

SCARQ’s Casa en Puembo is an Experiment in Recycled and Sustainable Materials

Casa en Puembo is an experiment in unconventional and recycled construction to achieve a low ecological impact. SCARQ utilized materials like earth, wood, eucalyptus, stone, metal, recycled

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VIDEO: Human Breast Milk Cheese Comes to NYC With the Lady Cheese Shop

VIDEO: Human Breast Milk Cheese Comes to NYC With the Lady Cheese Shop

If you came across cheese made from human breast milk - would you eat it? That's exactly the question that was posed to passersby at Artist Miriam Simun's "Lady Cheese Shop." We were on the

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The Bicycle Library Invites Londoners to “Borrow” Bikes Inside a Converted Double Decker Bus

The Bicycle Library Invites Londoners to “Borrow” Bikes Inside a Converted Double Decker Bus

Inside the adapted bus, there is a "library"/gallery on the top floor with a showroom on the first level. Londoners who need expert advice on which bike they should rent or buy can speak to an

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Inhabitat’s Wishlist of 6 Green Technology Upgrades for iPhone 5

Inhabitat’s Wishlist of 6 Green Technology Upgrades for iPhone 5

KINETIC CHARGING How much does your cell phone move every day? If it's in your pocket or bag as you jostle around on the morning commute and dash up the stairs to make your afternoon meeting,

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Sky Lantern Tower Concept Uses Helium Balloons Instead of Elevators

Sky Lantern Tower Concept Uses Helium Balloons Instead of Elevators

Forrest Fulton's Sky Lantern Tower is futuristic skyscraper that lifts passengers 300 meters high while keeping material and energy use to a minimum. Based on the Taiwanese tradition of

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Treetop Party: Help Artist Benjamin Jones Paint His TreeHouse This Weekend in NYC!

Treetop Party: Help Artist Benjamin Jones Paint His TreeHouse This Weekend in NYC!

Like owning a pony, playing in a treehouse is one of those childhood dreams that many urbanites just never get to fulfill - but if you're going to be in NYC this weekend, you can cross one of

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Eden Project: Giant Bubble Biomes Form the World’s Largest Greenhouse

Eden Project: Giant Bubble Biomes Form the World’s Largest Greenhouse

Located in Cornwall, the Eden Project was conceived by Tim Smit and designed by famed architect Nicholas Grimshaw. The covered biomes were inspired by the moon and are constructed from a tubular

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iPhone 6 Could Have Wireless Charging and Be Totally Cord Free

iPhone 6 Could Have Wireless Charging and Be Totally Cord Free

Wait - iPhone 6 already? You might think that we can't count but industry insiders and Apple fanatics are already speculating on the new features of the 6th generation iPhone - yes, before the

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VIDEO: The Inhabitat Editors Chat About Sustainability With YOU!

VIDEO: The Inhabitat Editors Chat About Sustainability With YOU!

WHAT'S NEXT IN GREEN TECH? WHY IS GREEN SO EXPENSIVE? WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR INHABITAT? These are the questions that you asked us back in October 2009, as we harnessed the power of the

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The BeeCrib is a Flat-Pack Bee Hive to Make Urban Beekeeping a Snap

The BeeCrib is a Flat-Pack Bee Hive to Make Urban Beekeeping a Snap

With bee populations declining globally and monoculture farming destroying their habitats, the BeeCrib focuses on re-designing a beehive for the urban environment. Using CNC routing, the

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St. Louis City Museum’s Towering Jungle Gym of Found Objects Includes a Plane and Ferris Wheel

St. Louis City Museum’s Towering Jungle Gym of Found Objects Includes a Plane and Ferris Wheel

With all there is to choose from in the museum, we're not quite sure where to start. To give you some background, the attractions aren't just made from recycled objects, the building itself is

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REBUILDING JAPAN: Architecture for Humanity Raises Hikado Marketplace from Tsunami Rubble

REBUILDING JAPAN: Architecture for Humanity Raises Hikado Marketplace from Tsunami Rubble

It's only been 3 months since a devastating earthquake and tsunami ripped through Japan, but the horrifying images have already begun to fade from the news and the public's mind - a situation

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Add Color to Your Yard with Gsky’s Succulent Green Walls and Vertical Gardens

Add Color to Your Yard with Gsky’s Succulent Green Walls and Vertical Gardens

We've written about Gsky's breathtaking large scale vertical gardens before, but did you know that you can use their simple systems to create a green-walled oasis of your own? That's right, the

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CO2 Bambu Makes Prefab Bamboo Homes in Hurricane Ravaged Nicaragua

CO2 Bambu Makes Prefab Bamboo Homes in Hurricane Ravaged Nicaragua

In 2007, Hurricane Felix devastated the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua, destroying multiple indigenous villages of Mayagna and Miskito ancestry. Flash forward to 2011 and these communities have

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San Francisco Bay Trail is Landscaped Using Historic Shipping Industry Relics

San Francisco Bay Trail is Landscaped Using Historic Shipping Industry Relics

A continuation of the Bay Trail along the property of the Bay Ship and Yacht Company, this lovely landscape design by Estudio Oca was reflects the history of the site. Relics from the shipping

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Awesome Shipping Container Shops to Pop Up on NJ’s Asbury Park Boardwalk

Awesome Shipping Container Shops to Pop Up on NJ’s Asbury Park Boardwalk

Asbury Park, NJ will become home to four awesome new pop-up shipping container shops this summer. Designed by Madison Marquette, the containers were salvaged from a shipyard and painted to fit

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PICS: Interboro Partners’ “Holding Pattern” Installation at MoMa PS1 is Now Open!

PICS: Interboro Partners’ “Holding Pattern” Installation at MoMa PS1 is Now Open!

Now that the warm weather is in full swing (happy first day of summer everyone!), we're excited to see some fresh outdoor installations popping up all over NYC. But we have to admit that these

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PHOTOS: Rainbow City Transforms a Lot at the High Line into a Crazy Blow Up Wonderland

PHOTOS: Rainbow City Transforms a Lot at the High Line into a Crazy Blow Up Wonderland

Visitors to the High Line this week might think they're on shrooms when bombarded with these colorful blow up mushrooms, lollipops and snowmen, but we promise you that isn't the case (at least

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Bike-Powered Sewing Machine Belts Out Bicycle Caps for NYC Museum

Bike-Powered Sewing Machine Belts Out Bicycle Caps for NYC Museum

Singer may have cornered the market on electric sewing machines, but get ready for an old-school comeback that requires a little more than the push of an electric foot-pedal. A collaboration

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Announcing the Winners of the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

Announcing the Winners of the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER - ED CHEW'S TETRA PAK LAMP! We guess hard work really does pay off because all those nights that designer Edward Chew spent cutting box drink cartons into hundreds of strips

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Octagonal Living Unit is an Eco-Friendly House Alternative Under $25,000

Octagonal Living Unit is an Eco-Friendly House Alternative Under $25,000

Drawing on ideas from his sculpture practice, Virginia-based artist Craig Pleasants has designed an octagonal, eco-friendly kit house as a low-budget housing alternative that is both beautiful

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5 Awesome Kid-Friendly DIY Projects for Father’s Day

5 Awesome Kid-Friendly DIY Projects for Father’s Day

Sure, your dad will most likely love anything you give him but homemade gifts really show him that you care enough to put in time and effort. If you (or your kids) need some inspiration, check

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Russell Johnson’s Antique Pendant Lamps are Made Out of Old Seltzer Bottles

Russell Johnson’s Antique Pendant Lamps are Made Out of Old Seltzer Bottles

Russell Johnson's vintage pendant lighting fixtures are cut from antique seltzer water bottles, lending them a unique flair. Dating back to the 1930s, these extraordinary pendants are both

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Massimo LoBuglio About Sustainable Building and Cupcakes

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Massimo LoBuglio About Sustainable Building and Cupcakes

Inhabitat: Your new SoHo location has some very cool green materials and features. Can you tell me about them? ML: The build-out started with diverting demolition waste from the landfill to a

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Casa Troyana: Wooden Trojan Horse House Has Some Tricks Up Its Sleeve

Casa Troyana: Wooden Trojan Horse House Has Some Tricks Up Its Sleeve

Jackson Clements Burrows designed the home for a young family with three kids who needed some more space in their traditional abode. The analogy linking the house to a Trojan Horse is both

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