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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Join the Make-A-Wish Foundation Tomorrow and Help Plant a Wish Garden in the Bronx

Join the Make-A-Wish Foundation Tomorrow and Help Plant a Wish Garden in the Bronx

New York Restoration Project and the Make-A-Wish Foundation are teaming up to plant a “Wishes in Bloom” garden tomorrow and they need your help. 637 daffodil bulbs will be planted…

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5 Ultra-Useful Pieces of Transforming Furniture Seen at

5 Ultra-Useful Pieces of Transforming Furniture Seen at "Hotel Resource"

Resource Furniture brought Hotel Resource to New York to show that even tiny accommodations can be comfortable and utilitarian spaces. While the exhibit looked like a typical hotel room…

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New Video Explores How People Really Feel About Times Square

New Video Explores How People Really Feel About Times Square

New York City's Times Square is one of the most famous destinations in the world, but what do tourists and natives really think about it? NYC-based filmmaker Michael Tapp spent a…

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Get Spooked in This Gourd-geous Garden of Pumpkin Delights [PHOTOS]

Get Spooked in This Gourd-geous Garden of Pumpkin Delights [PHOTOS]

We were on the scene last year as Food Network star and master carver Ray Villafane went to work whittling giant pumpkins into zombies, but don't worry if you missed this spectacle…

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Video Game Mogul's Unusual Home Conceals a Trick Bookcase, Secret Passageways and Other Surprises

Video Game Mogul's Unusual Home Conceals a Trick Bookcase, Secret Passageways and Other Surprises

When Garriott purchased the five-story home back in 2013, it was not much different from the other brownstones on the block. But as with his past homes, like the famous Brittania Manor …

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LEGO Superheroes Show Up to Celebrate New LEGO Flatiron Store

LEGO Superheroes Show Up to Celebrate New LEGO Flatiron Store

The LEGO celebration took place from October 10th to the 13th and spilled from inside the new Flatiron store over to Madison Square Park and to the public plaza between the two. Folks…

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Old YMCA Building Transformed into a Brooklyn Heights Loft with Cozy Reading Nook

Old YMCA Building Transformed into a Brooklyn Heights Loft with Cozy Reading Nook

This well-appointed Brooklyn Heights loft makes us want to break out into the YMCA dance. A couple living in a converted YMCA building hired Ensemble Architecture/Elizabeth Roberts…

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Step Inside NYC's Greenest Pizza Restaurant

Step Inside NYC's Greenest Pizza Restaurant

Pizza by Certé is New York City's only 3-star certified pizza restaurant (as awarded by Dine Green). The staff's commitment to sustainability is apparent from the moment you step…

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Don't Miss Architecture for Humanity and Design Like You Give a Damn's Design Open Mic Tomorrow

Don't Miss Architecture for Humanity and Design Like You Give a Damn's Design Open Mic Tomorrow

Architecture for Humanity and Design Like You Give a Damn invite you to hear about innovative humanitarian designs directly from designers and architects themselves at their Design Open…

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6 Inspiring Designs to See at Dwell on Design NY This Week

6 Inspiring Designs to See at Dwell on Design NY This Week

Who says hotel rooms can’t be uber-functional just because they're tiny? Resource Furniture‘s 240-square-foot “Hotel Resource” booth aims to change the way travelers feel about…

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GIVEAWAY: Score Free Tickets to One of NYC's Hottest Design Events ($95 Value)

GIVEAWAY: Score Free Tickets to One of NYC's Hottest Design Events ($95 Value)

Attention NYC design-lovers! Dwell on Design NY - one of NYC's hottest design events organized by the editors of Dwell Magazine - has officially begun, and we've got free tickets to…

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See How This Studio Apartment Was Converted into a Space-Maximizing 2-Bedroom

See How This Studio Apartment Was Converted into a Space-Maximizing 2-Bedroom

The original layout of the studio apartment. "When we stumbled upon our current place in Boerum Hill, it was really just an empty rectangular studio space with a tiny kitchen and a…

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Tiny Forest in a Suitcase Pops Up at Grand Central Station

Tiny Forest in a Suitcase Pops Up at Grand Central Station

Gifford's Forest is part of Kathleen Vance's “Traveling Landscapes” series of nature vignettes enclosed in travel-worn suitcases. Ten New York City artists donated works for the…

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240-sq-ft Hotel Micro-Suite Will Invite Visitors Inside to Try Out Transforming Furniture

240-sq-ft Hotel Micro-Suite Will Invite Visitors Inside to Try Out Transforming Furniture

In the U.S., the average luxury hotel suite is estimated to be around 600 square feet (excluding the bathroom), but Hotel Resource aims to show that a room half that size can deliver…

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Archtober: 31 Can't-Miss Design and Architecture Events to Check Out This Month in NYC

Archtober: 31 Can't-Miss Design and Architecture Events to Check Out This Month in NYC

Wednesday, October 1: Building of the Day: The Public Theater at Astor Place, 12:00pm Tour this important New York City landmark and learn about Ennead Architects’ ongoing redesign…

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PHOTOS: Get Lost in This Giant Maze Made of Corn

PHOTOS: Get Lost in This Giant Maze Made of Corn

The Amazing Maize Maze is a special treat that the Queens County Farm Museum organizes every year as part of their fall program. The maze is different every year, and the seemingly…

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VIDEO: How You Can Cut Your Building's Energy Costs by Changing the Color of Your Roof

VIDEO: How You Can Cut Your Building's Energy Costs by Changing the Color of Your Roof

An initiative called the White Roof Project is cutting energy costs for buildings across New York City just by changing the color of their roofs. The volunteer-driven organization…

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6 Clever Tips to Make Your Tiny Apartment Feel Larger

6 Clever Tips to Make Your Tiny Apartment Feel Larger

LIGHTEN UP Professional interior decorators have been saying this for ages, but it bears repeating - lightening up your floor color can make your home feel more spacious and airy. Just…

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East River Skyway Gondola Could Get You from Brooklyn to Manhattan in Four Minutes Flat

East River Skyway Gondola Could Get You from Brooklyn to Manhattan in Four Minutes Flat

North Brooklyn is already serviced by subways (the G and the L), buses, taxis and ferries. Why do we need the East River Skyway? According to CityRealty's blog 6sqft: "Before the L…

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New Yorkers Transform Parking Spots into Mini Parks for Park(ing) Day 2014!

New Yorkers Transform Parking Spots into Mini Parks for Park(ing) Day 2014!

Happy Park(ing) Day everyone! Today, people from all five boroughs will be participating in a worldwide celebration of public green space by taking back parking spots and turning them…

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Verdant PicNYC Table is Topped with Living Growing Grass

Verdant PicNYC Table is Topped with Living Growing Grass

picNYC is essentially an aluminum table frame with space inside that can we used as a planter bed. Cut and welded in the United States, the aluminum used is lightweight so it's perfect…

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Horse-Drawn Carriages Anger Animal Lovers at New York Fashion Week

Horse-Drawn Carriages Anger Animal Lovers at New York Fashion Week

Argentine designer Victor de Souza's New York Fashion Week show drew crowds last week, but not everyone was there to see the clothes. Many were protesters from PETA, NYCLASS, and the…

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A Story of Hope: The Letter That Survived 9/11

A Story of Hope: The Letter That Survived 9/11

The letter -- which was actually an invitation to a wedding rehearsal dinner -- was supposed to go from Maine to California. Lawry Meister's aunt dropped the red envelope addressed to…

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art's New 4-Block-Long Public Plaza Opens Today

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's New 4-Block-Long Public Plaza Opens Today

The beautifully redesigned David H. Koch Plaza opened to the public today, giving New Yorkers and tourists a new outdoor space where they can lounge, work or just people-watch. About…

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Never Have to Refill Your MetroCard Again by Getting This

Never Have to Refill Your MetroCard Again by Getting This

When you're already late for work and you see your train approaching on the other side of the turnstile, there's nothing quite as disheartening as seeing the words "Insufficient Funds."…

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