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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Tour Deke's Tiny Dumpster House from 2 Broke Girls (VIDEO)

Tour Deke's Tiny Dumpster House from 2 Broke Girls (VIDEO)

If Deke's house seems familiar to you, it may be because it looks an awful lot like the real-life dumpster digs of artist Gregory Kloehn. Just like Kloehn's, Deke's place has a…

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9 Ingenious Ways to Hack IKEA Furniture for Tiny Apartments

9 Ingenious Ways to Hack IKEA Furniture for Tiny Apartments

Have an awkward bit of space between your wall and a refrigerator or other appliance? Transform it into a slide-out utility drawer using a Laiva bookcase and some side panels! A…

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Grab Your Crew and Fight These 18-Foot-Tall Monster Weeds at Prospect Park

Grab Your Crew and Fight These 18-Foot-Tall Monster Weeds at Prospect Park

Giant monster weeds have invaded Prospect Park, and now the popular green space is looking for brave volunteers to help fight the infestation. The invasive plants, called phragmites,…

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8 Intriguing Architectural Oddities You Probably Never Noticed Before in NYC

8 Intriguing Architectural Oddities You Probably Never Noticed Before in NYC

The Underground Home Mystery Hidden - or perhaps not - beneath one of Queens's most popular parks, the Underground Home is a massive, 12,000-square-foot house that may or may not…

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"Hipster Twister" Mini Tornado Stuns Park-Goers in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (VIDEO)

"Holy cow! No, don't go in the middle," yelled onlooker Michael Gambale as he shot this video of what looks like a mini tornado at McCarren Park this past Sunday. Park-goers at the…

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How a Bite from This Tick is Turning Some People into Vegetarians

How a Bite from This Tick is Turning Some People into Vegetarians

A tiny little tick is turning some meat lovers into vegetarians. It may sound like something out of a science fiction film, but the strange occurrence has been documented across the…

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VIDEO: See How This Architect Maximized His 78-sq-ft Shoebox Apartment in NYC

VIDEO: See How This Architect Maximized His 78-sq-ft Shoebox Apartment in NYC

Before living in the 78-square-foot apartment, Tyler actually inhabited a larger, 96-square-foot home but chose to downsize. One of the best benefits of the studio is that you…

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6 Fun Floating Bars and Restaurants to Check Out This Summer

6 Fun Floating Bars and Restaurants to Check Out This Summer

THE WATER TABLE If the idea of savoring a three-course tasting menu featuring local and seasonal ingredients aboard a historic vessel built during World War II floats your boat, head…

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VIDEO: How to Make Velvety Avocado Ice Cream (Without an Ice Cream Maker)

VIDEO: How to Make Velvety Avocado Ice Cream (Without an Ice Cream Maker)

YOU WILL NEED: - 3 small, ripe avocados (mashed up) - 1 1/2 cups of whole milk (you can also use coconut milk if you want to make the recipe vegan, but the texture will be a bit more…

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Discover Your Neighborhood's Original Name with This Cool Interactive Map

Discover Your Neighborhood's Original Name with This Cool Interactive Map

Can you guess which NY nabes were once called Ponkiesburgh, Punk's Hole and Boswijck? Okay, that last one was a giveaway, but if you're interested in finding out your neighborhood's…

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10 Transforming Furniture Designs Perfect for Tiny Apartments

10 Transforming Furniture Designs Perfect for Tiny Apartments

Sharing is caring, as the old adage goes, so the Schair Chair is the perfect way to show your guests you care by turning a single seat into two. The design, by Pratt…

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9 Sexy Storage Solutions for Small Spaces

9 Sexy Storage Solutions for Small Spaces

Shipping Pallet Counter Ah, the humble shipping pallet - is there nothing it can't do? The only thing we don't like about it is the amount of work that sometimes must be performed to…

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Curiously Tiny Door Pops Up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Curiously Tiny Door Pops Up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Despite its size, the tiny door caught our eye with its bold red color and fancy Federal styling. As you might have guessed, it doesn't actually lead to a tiny apartment, but a closer…

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VIDEO: See How Staten Island Eels Help Measure Improved Water Quality in NYC

VIDEO: See How Staten Island Eels Help Measure Improved Water Quality in NYC

Did you know that there are eels living in Staten Island? The slippery creatures add to the Staten Island Bluebelt's ecological diversity, but they also do double duty as indicators of…

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Tour Kickstarter's Beautiful New Green-Roofed Headquarters Inside an Old Pencil Factory

Tour Kickstarter's Beautiful New Green-Roofed Headquarters Inside an Old Pencil Factory

After purchasing the abandoned factory on Kent St., the Kickstarter team brought in Ole Sondresen Architects to transform it into their dream headquarters. Ole Sondresen also enlisted…

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See 15 Space-Saving and Green IKEA Products Before the New Catalog Drops Next Month

See 15 Space-Saving and Green IKEA Products Before the New Catalog Drops Next Month

“Everyone goes to sleep and wakes up, but everything in between those moments is very personal," said Patty Lobell, Sales Manager, IKEA U.S. "We all have individual needs when it…

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What is a "Poor Door" and Why Is It Causing So Much Controversy?

Sanctioned racial segregation was abolished in the U.S. in 1964, but a recent housing decision has shown that class segregation is still alive and well in New York City. The NYC…

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Brooklyness Introduces the World's First Universal Bike Meant to Fit 99% of the Population

Brooklyness Introduces the World's First Universal Bike Meant to Fit 99% of the Population

A one-size-fits-most bike that can be used by 99% of the population? It may sound like a pipe dream, but Brooklyness believes it can be achieved with their new ergonomic, Universal…

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8 Unique Room Dividers to Section Off Your Space in Style

8 Unique Room Dividers to Section Off Your Space in Style

Plastic Bottle Room Divider Take a tip from the repurposing gurus at TerraCycle and copy their plastic bottle partitions. You can use clear bottles if you want light to pass through…

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VIDEO: See the Cool New Way This Brooklyn Whole Foods is Delivering Groceries

VIDEO: See the Cool New Way This Brooklyn Whole Foods is Delivering Groceries

Just when you thought the Gowanus Whole Foods couldn't be any more Brooklyn - what with its rooftop farm, bearded shoppers, vinyl aisle and kale everything - it goes and starts a cargo…

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6 Smart Tips for Cooking and Entertaining in Tiny Apartments

6 Smart Tips for Cooking and Entertaining in Tiny Apartments

Terri showing an audience at the Museum of the City of New York's Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers exhibit how to cook in a 325 sq. ft. micro apartment. The installation…

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You're Invited: Sustainable Summer Fest Heats Up Underground Dance Venue Beef Cuts This Weekend

You're Invited: Sustainable Summer Fest Heats Up Underground Dance Venue Beef Cuts This Weekend

Join the Ethical Writers Coalition this weekend at Beef Cuts, NYC's newest underground electronic music venue, for a sustainable summer party of epic proportions. Venture into the newly…

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The Mystery of New York's Original High Line Park: Why Did It Vanish?

The Mystery of New York's Original High Line Park: Why Did It Vanish?

Nowadays, there is not even a trace of the old park. When the High Line opened back in 2009, many hailed it as the first park of its kind in New York City. But did you know that…

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6 Fun Summer Staycations That Help Neighborhoods Recovering from Sandy

6 Fun Summer Staycations That Help Neighborhoods Recovering from Sandy

Photo by Yuka Yoneda RED HOOK While it doesn't have the most inviting of names, Red Hook is actually one of the most romantic and charming neighborhoods in Brooklyn. If you've been…

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MAP: Where to Charge Your Phone for Free at AT&T's Solar-Powered Street Charge Stations

MAP: Where to Charge Your Phone for Free at AT&T's Solar-Powered Street Charge Stations

"The beaches are the place to be when the weather gets warm and AT&T is excited to be able to offer even more solar mobile charging stations to beach-goers throughout the summer," said…

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