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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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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Kenmore Senior Apartments: Holabird & Root Turn 1920s Building into Green Public Housing

Kenmore Senior Apartments: Holabird & Root Turn 1920s Building into Green Public Housing

In an effort to alleviate Chicago’s affordable housing crisis, the Chicago Housing Authority challenged Holabird & Root to transform a vacant 1920s-era building into a contemporary,

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Former Golden Crust Bakery Renovated into a Delicious New Living Space

Former Golden Crust Bakery Renovated into a Delicious New Living Space

Much of the exterior brickwork was left intact - including the original painted Golden Crust Bakery signage. Inside, however, the rooms are airy and modern with white walls and minimalist

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Implanted Nature: Light Artists Luzinterruptus Spotlight 50 Tiny Plants on the Streets of Madrid

Implanted Nature: Light Artists Luzinterruptus Spotlight 50 Tiny Plants on the Streets of Madrid

Light artists Luzinterruptus recently spotlit 50 small ecosystems living in the harshest and greyest areas of Madrid by creating tiny “greenhouses” around them. The exhibition,

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Bubble Chandelier is an Effervescent Light Fixture Made of 60 Recycled Soda Bottles

Bubble Chandelier is an Effervescent Light Fixture Made of 60 Recycled Soda Bottles

The effervescent Bubble Chandelier truly lives up to its name with its globular shape and fun form. Designed by Shaun Kasperbauer, this finalist in our Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition

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BOOK REVIEW: Confessions of a Radical Industrialist

BOOK REVIEW: Confessions of a Radical Industrialist

Is it possible for a business to go green and make green at the same time? Ray Anderson, founder of global carpeting company Interface and some say the grandfather of corporate sustainability,

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Glass ‘Odyssey Lamp’ Gives Recycled Bottles a New Life

Glass ‘Odyssey Lamp’ Gives Recycled Bottles a New Life

Shortly after 9/11, designer Ismael Quintero spotted a fire hydrant lid on the sidewalk that gave him the inspiration for this poetic Odyssey lamp. Made from recycled green beer bottles and

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Peter Danko’s NoCo2 Chair Is Made Using Recycled Car Tires

Peter Danko’s NoCo2 Chair Is Made Using Recycled Car Tires

Peter Danko’s NoCo2 chair has astonishing ergonomic properties and makes use of old die cut automobile tires. The tires allow the seat and back to float with user movement. This design is

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Steampunk R2-D2 Robot Made From Recycled Materials

Steampunk R2-D2 Robot Made From Recycled Materials

There are so many wonderful things to be said about this incredible robot sculpture made from recycled materials, that we feel it deserves its own short documentary. Created by UK-based artist

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Spectacular Green Roofed House Built Right into a Sand Dune Is Looking for a Buyer

Spectacular Green Roofed House Built Right into a Sand Dune Is Looking for a Buyer

Morgan built the Dune House in the '70s right next to this own home as a rental property. The site was characterized by a natural dune created by Hurricane Dora in 1964, and while Morgan wanted

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Nathan Sawaya’s Bedroom Made of Legos is Terribly Uncomfortable

Nathan Sawaya’s Bedroom Made of Legos is Terribly Uncomfortable

Everything in the room, aside from the actual floor and walls, was made from LEGOs right down to the cello (which can actually be played). The drawers may look simplistic, but get this - they

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Illuminated Shipping Container Wall is a Temporary Music Festival Venue in Rio de Janeiro

Illuminated Shipping Container Wall is a Temporary Music Festival Venue in Rio de Janeiro

Images by Leonardo Finotti Instead of simply piling the containers one atop the other, Bernardes Jacobsen chose to stagger them slightly, resulting in sporadic pockets of empty space. Some of

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Nathan Sawaya Creates Incredible LEGO Sculptures of Conan O’Brien and Stephen Colbert

Nathan Sawaya Creates Incredible LEGO Sculptures of Conan O’Brien and Stephen Colbert

As you can see, Sawaya is somewhat of a LEGO art savant -- his New York studio is currently filled with 1.5 million colored bricks. He makes everything from human figures to architectural models

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Oyster Mushrooms Can Break Down Disposable Diapers in Just 4 Months

Oyster Mushrooms Can Break Down Disposable Diapers in Just 4 Months

Dirty diapers have long been the bane of moms and dads, but they're also a horrible burden on the environment. Did you know that not a single disposable diaper ever made has decomposed yet, and

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Pescomaggiore Village Destroyed by L’Aquila Earthquake Now Being Rebuilt Sustainably

Pescomaggiore Village Destroyed by L’Aquila Earthquake Now Being Rebuilt Sustainably

Pescomaggiore village, which was destroyed by the earthquake that hit the mountain region of L’Aquila in central Italy on Apr. 6, 2009, is now being rebuilt by its 40-odd inhabitants with

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Flowering String Gardens Suspend Fruits and Greenery in Delicate Webs of Twine

Flowering String Gardens Suspend Fruits and Greenery in Delicate Webs of Twine

Suspended from the ceiling by just a few threads and completely unencumbered by pots or containers, these string-bound flora are probably the coolest hanging gardens we've seen since Babylon.

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BERGDORF: A Lovable Piggy Bank Made of Recyclable Paper Pulp

BERGDORF: A Lovable Piggy Bank Made of Recyclable Paper Pulp

At Inhabitat, we're big fans of educational toys that masquerade as cute animals, and the piggy bank is one of the best examples of learning disguised as fun trick if we've ever seen one. But

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Edible Candy Pen is Perfect for People Who Gnaw On Their Writing Instruments

Edible Candy Pen is Perfect for People Who Gnaw On Their Writing Instruments

It's a nasty habit, but thousands of people do it - pen chewing. Designer Dave Hakkens realized that people in the creative field, including himself, might be particularly susceptible to this

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