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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SOM’s CBD Center for Beijing Wins AIA Regional and Urban Design Award

SOM’s CBD Center for Beijing Wins AIA Regional and Urban Design Award

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill's plan for a new sustainable Central Business District in Beijing was met with much fanfare when it was first announced, and now SOM has garnered even more attention

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ResilienCity: A Vision for Boston’s Innovation District Built on Brownfield Sites

ResilienCity: A Vision for Boston’s Innovation District Built on Brownfield Sites

ResilienCity seeks to set the vision for the future of Boston’s Innovation District, a new neighborhood built on brownfield sites that will provide residences and workplaces for over 300,000

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Benedicte de Blavous Moubarak Turns Old Lebanese Architecture into Beautiful Furnishings

Benedicte de Blavous Moubarak Turns Old Lebanese Architecture into Beautiful Furnishings

French designer Benedicte de Blavous Moubarak is employing marginalized people in Lebanon to transform architectural salvage into exciting concepts in interior design. Many of the traditional

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Sloping Roofs Planted with Succulents Top Each Bancroft Green Townhome in Philly

Sloping Roofs Planted with Succulents Top Each Bancroft Green Townhome in Philly

Bancroft Green was developed by the multi-talented Seibert brothers, G.C. and Scott, who are well-known on the Philly green home building scene. The sustainable-minded siblings scouted a series

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Japan’s Namba Parks Has an 8 Level Roof Garden with Waterfalls

Japan’s Namba Parks Has an 8 Level Roof Garden with Waterfalls

Namba Parks was conceived when Osaka Stadium closed down, presenting a great redevelopment opportunity for a new commercial district right next to the Namba Train Station, which is just one stop

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StilNovoDesign Makes Fresh Furnishings Out of Old Oak Wine Barrels

StilNovoDesign Makes Fresh Furnishings Out of Old Oak Wine Barrels

StilNovoDesign uses recycled oak wine barrels to make distinctive green furniture and home décor creations. The secret? Using quality materials and combining craftsmanship with modern day

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5 Useful Green Gagdets for Women on the Go

5 Useful Green Gagdets for Women on the Go

With so many women owning gadgets these days (I can't think of even one of my girlfriends who doesn't own any), it's strange to think that some people think of the consumer electronics world as

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8 Eye-Popping Skull, Sneaker and Teddy Bear Sculptures Made from Recycled Skateboards

8 Eye-Popping Skull, Sneaker and Teddy Bear Sculptures Made from Recycled Skateboards

Haroshi isn't just a boarder for sport, he truly loves skateboards and is an expert when it comes to their parts and how they work. He still skates and has a great appreciation for decks of all

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Color Changing Fukushima Plates Detect Radiation In Your Food

Color Changing Fukushima Plates Detect Radiation In Your Food

Imagine sitting down at the dinner table and not knowing if the food in front of you is safe to eat. For many people in Japan that situation is a reality, and while the government has been

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Dreamy Panchoran Retreat is Made Old Telephone Poles and Bamboo from the Forests of Bali

Dreamy Panchoran Retreat is Made Old Telephone Poles and Bamboo from the Forests of Bali

Photo: Tim Street Porter Tucked away within 25 acres of bamboo and coconut palm groves near Ubud, Bali, Panchoran is a little piece of paradise and the perfect way for anyone who is tired of

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The Pod: A Cubicle-Like Chair Made of Recycled PET Bottle Felt

The Pod: A Cubicle-Like Chair Made of Recycled PET Bottle Felt

The Pod is a large chair made from felt made from recycled PET bottles that acts almost like its own cubicle. Designed by Benjamin Hubert, the chair's ergonomics allow the user to work

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Win a $200 Hessnatur Green Shopping Spree (Featuring Clothes from Clodagh)!

Win a $200 Hessnatur Green Shopping Spree (Featuring Clothes from Clodagh)!

Need some new clothes for spring? Why spend your hard-earned cash on them when you could go on a shopping spree for free? We're teaming up with Hessnatur to give one very fortunate winner a $200

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MIT SOFT Rockers: Solar-Powered Charging Stations Double as Lounge Chairs

MIT SOFT Rockers: Solar-Powered Charging Stations Double as Lounge Chairs

MIT SOFT Rockers are clean energy charging stations that double as rocking outdoor lounge furniture. Unlike conventional ‘hard’ urban infrastructure, The SOFT Rocker leverages its

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Patch: Luxuriously Large Pillows Made from Reclaimed Leather Scraps

Patch: Luxuriously Large Pillows Made from Reclaimed Leather Scraps

When you consider everything that goes into the making of leather, it's almost criminal to think that whole, left over pieces of it are something simply tossed into the garbage can. That's why

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14 Eco Chic Mother’s Day Gifts That the Planet Will Appreciate

14 Eco Chic Mother’s Day Gifts That the Planet Will Appreciate

Mother's Day is just a few days away - do you have something special ready for the most important lady in your life? If not, don't panic. We've got a guide brimming with green gifts that are

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West Coast Central Park is a Verdant Patchwork Quilt of Greenery at Playa Vista

West Coast Central Park is a Verdant Patchwork Quilt of Greenery at Playa Vista

Michael Maltzen Architects collaborated with landscape architect James Burnett to design the park as part of the mixed use Playa Vista development. While the space is currently bordered by

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Cassette Chair is Recycled Seating You Can Really Groove To

Cassette Chair is Recycled Seating You Can Really Groove To

Miss the 80s? Give your @ss a blast to the past with this retrotastic cassette chair. Conceived by Ooomydesign, the recycled seat is made of old cassette tapes that have been joined with flanges

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Freitag Store is World’s Tallest Shipping Container Structure!

Freitag Store is World’s Tallest Shipping Container Structure!

The Freitag Store holds another title too. It's also the tallest building in Zurich - of any kind. The first 2 floors of the store consist of 4 horizontal shipping containers each, giving them a

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Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding Dress by Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton Features Handcrafted Details

Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding Dress by Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton Features Handcrafted Details

Everyone's favorite new princess Kate Middleton made fashion history Friday morning when she donned a ravishing ivory wedding gown for her royal marriage to Prince William. BBC confirmed that

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Top 10 Stylish Green Laptop Bags & Cases

Top 10 Stylish Green Laptop Bags & Cases

One of the best ways to prolong the life of your laptop is to keep it protected while it's on the go. In addition to shielding it from bumps and drops, the laptop case or bag you choose can also

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El Cosmico: A Hipster Campground Featuring Eco Yurts, Teepees and Vintage Trailers

El Cosmico: A Hipster Campground Featuring Eco Yurts, Teepees and Vintage Trailers

Ms. Lambert collaborated with architectural firm Lake/Flato, Jack Sanders of Design Build Adventure, and a team of artists, builders and students to create the sustainable adventure site that is

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9 Green Essentials for the Eco Conscious Commuter

9 Green Essentials for the Eco Conscious Commuter

If you choose to leave your car in the garage (or not have one at all) and make mass transit your main mode of transportation, we salute you. And since that means that your subway platform or a

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Maduru Oya is a Cheery Yellow Shipping Container Cabana in the Sri Lankan Jungle

Maduru Oya is a Cheery Yellow Shipping Container Cabana in the Sri Lankan Jungle

The minimalistic hideaway was made for Lieutenant Colonel Chandimal Peiris, and was built by soldiers under the architect’s direction. No skilled laborers were used at all. For the main

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WIG: Head Shaped Vases Are Like Modern Chia Pets

WIG: Head Shaped Vases Are Like Modern Chia Pets

It's okay to admit it - you thought Chia pets were awesome when they first came out (it's okay, we all did). But if your tastes have matured a bit since then, you can still have all of the

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Disguise Your iPad as a Book With This Clever and Ironic Cover

Disguise Your iPad as a Book With This Clever and Ironic Cover

Disguising your iPad as an old fashioned book may strike you as a bit ironic, but when you think about it, it makes perfect sense. BOOK by Nedrelow is a handmade cover that makes an iPad look

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For Shame! Victoria’s Secret Caught Destroying Unworn Returned Merchandise

For Shame! Victoria’s Secret Caught Destroying Unworn Returned Merchandise

Seriously? It seems that sexy undie company Victoria's Secret learned nothing from H&M's clothing destroying debacle, because they were recently caught red-handed cutting up unworn merchandise

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(F)utility Kitchen: A DIY Indoor Farm Made from IKEA Furniture

(F)utility Kitchen: A DIY Indoor Farm Made from IKEA Furniture

(F)utility Kitchen is a commentary on the current trend of DIY and urban farming. Artist Leslie Mutchler created the project as a way to cultivate edible vegetation in a confined space. The

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Rapid Type Mobile Coffee Platform Concept is a Prefab Caffeine Fix

Rapid Type Mobile Coffee Platform Concept is a Prefab Caffeine Fix

After months of research, a group of architecture professors and students at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco have developed a way to mix prefabrication with the current

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Brazilian Kids Contruct World’s Tallest LEGO Tower at 102 ft!

Brazilian Kids Contruct World’s Tallest LEGO Tower at 102 ft!

Chile, eat your LEGO heart out! Brazil recently broke the world record for tallest LEGO structure when a group of its citizens (most of whom aren't very tall themselves because they're children)

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