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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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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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, called Implanted

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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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PHOTOS: Japan’s ACROS Building is a Mountainous Green-Roofed Pyramid Planted With Trees

PHOTOS: Japan’s ACROS Building is a Mountainous Green-Roofed Pyramid Planted With Trees

Things have changed since we last wrote about ACROS. When the building, which was designed by Emilio Ambasz & Associates, was first built, many of the trees that make up its "step garden"

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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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