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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Keep a Fellow New Yorker Warm This Winter with the New York Cares Coat Drive

Keep a Fellow New Yorker Warm This Winter with the New York Cares Coat Drive

90% of NYC's homeless will rely on a donated coat this winter to keep from freezing. If you have outerwear to spare, give a fellow New Yorker the gift of warmth by donating it to the…

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Mysterious Pink Ice Waterfall Delights Passersby at Highbridge Park

Mysterious Pink Ice Waterfall Delights Passersby at Highbridge Park

Members of the Inwood Community Group took to Facebook to offer explanations for the multi-colored waterfall ranging from mineral deposits to an oil spill to even the possibility of a…

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Top 6 Green NYC Stories of 2013 - Which Was Your Favorite?

Top 6 Green NYC Stories of 2013 - Which Was Your Favorite?

From transforming furniture to micro apartments to shipping container homes, NYC had no shortage of innovative design stories in 2013. Was the underground house in an old silo your…

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Where Does New NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Stand on Environmental Issues?

Where Does New NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Stand on Environmental Issues?

It's a new year and New York City has a new mayor. Bill de Blasio was sworn in yesterday as the 109th mayor of NYC, and described the metropolis he inherited as a "tale of two cities"…

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SNEAK PEEK: Dirck the Norseman Transforms an Old Bag Factory into Brooklyn's First Brewpub

SNEAK PEEK: Dirck the Norseman Transforms an Old Bag Factory into Brooklyn's First Brewpub

What proper brewpub would be complete without lamps made of old kegs? Raven, a beer veteran who got his start two decades ago selling beer for Brooklyn Brewery, chose the old plastic…

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PHOTOS: Unusual Wedge-Shaped Shipping Container Townhouse Rises in Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Unusual Wedge-Shaped Shipping Container Townhouse Rises in Brooklyn

According to LOT-EK, the Carroll House was erected from a stack of 21 shipping containers that was "then cut diagonally along both the top and bottom, creating a striking profile that…

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PHOTOS: 7 Delightful

PHOTOS: 7 Delightful "Quintessential New York" Gingerbread Scenes Pop Up at Le Parker Meridien

The 2013 Gingerbread Extravaganza will be on display at Le Parker Meridien's 56th Street atrium until January 6th, 2014. All of the scenes were made by local bakeries and restaurants…

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Silent Lights: Noise-Activated LED Gates Illuminate Passageway Underneath Brooklyn Queens Expressway

Silent Lights: Noise-Activated LED Gates Illuminate Passageway Underneath Brooklyn Queens Expressway

"Silent Lights is a series of sculptural gates that line a pedestrian pathway under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway," writes Urban Matter. "The gates are embedded with light and sound…

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Mayor Bloomberg to Celebrate 7 Train Subway Extension with Ceremonial First Ride

Mayor Bloomberg to Celebrate 7 Train Subway Extension with Ceremonial First Ride

Image Credit: Frances L Fruit / Shutterstock.com This afternoon, Mayor Bloomberg, members of the MTA, and other officials are scheduled to celebrate the upcoming completion of the…

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PHOTOS: New Nelson Mandela Mural Goes Up in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

PHOTOS: New Nelson Mandela Mural Goes Up in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

The new mural features a photo-realistic painting depicting Mandela's warm smile set against a stark, white background. The work was completed by artist Jason Coatney. "You know, it…

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Get Your Local Holiday Shopping Done at Greenpoint's Trippy Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Get Your Local Holiday Shopping Done at Greenpoint's Trippy Brooklyn Night Bazaar

The Brooklyn Night Bazaar has been around for several years now, but recently moved to a new location at 165 Banker Street in Greenpoint. Inside, the 23,000 former bakery warehouse…

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"Dutch and Green" Showcases Innovative, Sustainable Products from the Netherlands

We got to check out Bough Bikes' unique wooden bike for the second time around at the show. A limited selection of the arboreal bikes signed by their creator are being offered for sale…

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Get Cool Perks for Helping Get Up and Ride Bike Tours Set Up Their Brooklyn Storefront

Get Cool Perks for Helping Get Up and Ride Bike Tours Set Up Their Brooklyn Storefront

Get Up and Ride's Brooklyn-centric bike tours have already earned recognition as TripAdvisor's most sought-after activity for visitors to the borough, but with their popularity, they've…

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New "Snow Day" Maple Syrup-Themed Food Truck Will Provide Jobs to Formerly Incarcerated Youth

Drive Change was founded by social entrepreneur Annie Bickerton and Jordyn Lexton, a teacher who saw a need for change after teaching at Rikers Island for three years. Lexton explained…

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This Studio Apartment from HBO's Girls May Be the Coolest Tiny Space You've Ever Seen

This Studio Apartment from HBO's Girls May Be the Coolest Tiny Space You've Ever Seen

The set of Charlie's tiny apartment was built in just four days, and should really be rehashed as a kit-of-parts for New York City studio-dwellers. The design takes advantage of the…

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Giant Buddha Made of Hats, Umbrellas and Other Hipsterish Stuff Pops Up on Brooklyn Waterfront

Giant Buddha Made of Hats, Umbrellas and Other Hipsterish Stuff Pops Up on Brooklyn Waterfront

"Queen Mother of Reality" is a 50-foot-long form that at first glance resembles a reclining deity like one you might see in Asia. Take a closer look though and you'll find that the…

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HOW TO: Make a Teeny Tiny Edible High Line Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

HOW TO: Make a Teeny Tiny Edible High Line Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

MATERIALS: - 5 plastic sushi takeout containers - 12 pairs of wooden chopsticks - black paint - black paper - a fork - foil - glue - a knife - A spatula or spoon - FOOD! You…

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Adorable Robot Dog Steals Our Hearts with His Wagging Antenna Tail

Adorable Robot Dog Steals Our Hearts with His Wagging Antenna Tail

Despite his retro appearance, Sparky's motions are quite fluid, and he delighted fair-goers young and old by zipping up to them on his wheeled legs and wagging his antenna tail back and…

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Donghyun Kim's Micro-Housing Concept Aims to Turn Wasted Space into Tiny Apartments

Donghyun Kim's Micro-Housing Concept Aims to Turn Wasted Space into Tiny Apartments

Kim, an Architectural Designer at Neal Beckstedt Studio with an MArch from Cornell University, conceptualized his micro-housing project as a response to New York City's current housing…

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Good Eggs: New Home Food Delivery Service Offers Local and Sustainable Fare at Fair Prices

Good Eggs: New Home Food Delivery Service Offers Local and Sustainable Fare at Fair Prices

Eating healthfully, locally and sustainably is a goal that many Brooklynites aspire to, but many of us are restricted by our wallets and busy lives. The beauty of Good Eggs is that for…

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CANSTRUCTION: Gravity-Defying Structures Made of Food Cans Rise in NYC

CANSTRUCTION: Gravity-Defying Structures Made of Food Cans Rise in NYC

Pour Your Heart Out by LESLIE E. ROBERTSON ASSOCIATES The 2013 NYC Canstruction exhibit is hosted by Arts Brookfield and features 26 gravity-defying sculptures made of close to…

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DIWire Bender: Pensa Launches First Desktop CNC Wire Bending Machine at Engadget Expand

DIWire Bender: Pensa Launches First Desktop CNC Wire Bending Machine at Engadget Expand

“We are excited about creating an entirely new form of desktop manufacturing," said Marco Perry, partner at Pensa. "We believe this open all kinds of new possibilities, especially if…

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DIY: How to Turn a Boring Tote Bag into a Double Wine Bottle Carrier

DIY: How to Turn a Boring Tote Bag into a Double Wine Bottle Carrier

MATERIALS: - a tote bag (one with sturdy, hard fabric will work best since you don’t want your wine bottles clanging into one another) - a needle and thread or a sewing machine - a…

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Don't Miss the Empire State Building's Special Halloween LED Light Show Tonight

Don't Miss the Empire State Building's Special Halloween LED Light Show Tonight

Don't forget to take a break from trick-or-treating tonight to catch the Empire State Building's special Halloween LED light show. Tonight's event will mark the third time the Empire…

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First Portion of Santiago Calatrava-Designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub Opens to Public (PHOTOS)

First Portion of Santiago Calatrava-Designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub Opens to Public (PHOTOS)

"To enable construction of this pedestrian passageway, portions of the World Trade Center's slurry walls were removed (at this location), and portions of the Hudson River Bulkhead wall…

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