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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Too-Perfect Bronx Townhouses Are Not at All What They Seem (PHOTOS)

Too-Perfect Bronx Townhouses Are Not at All What They Seem (PHOTOS)

Notice anything strange about these doors? Located in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx, the too-perfect townhouses actually hide a four-story, 125,000-sq-ft Con Edison substation…

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Katy Skelton's Timeless American-Made Furniture Celebrates Clean Lines and Classic Materials

Katy Skelton's Timeless American-Made Furniture Celebrates Clean Lines and Classic Materials

Katy Skelton's line is produced exclusively in the United States, and special care is taken to ensure that the workers who fabricate the furniture are paid a fair wage and operate in…

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DIY VIDEO: How to Turn Your Blender into a Magic Bullet-Like Smoothie or Juice Machine

DIY VIDEO: How to Turn Your Blender into a Magic Bullet-Like Smoothie or Juice Machine

You will need: - a blender - a mason jar - your smoothie ingredients (I used melon, apple, pear, locally-grown kale and water for mine) STEP 1: Very carefully unscrew the…

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Inhabitat is Reporting Live from BKLYN Designs!

Inhabitat is Reporting Live from BKLYN Designs!

Hello Brooklyn! We're reporting live today from BKLYN Designs, a celebration and showcase of home furnishings designed and made in the Kingsborough. We've only been here for a short…

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DIY VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Water

DIY VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Water "Bottle"

Note: The Ooho is made using sodium alginate and calcium chloride using a formula developed by the designers. Our recipe is an approximation that replaces calcium chloride with calcium…

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NYCxDESIGN Festival of Design from the 5 Boroughs Starts This Week!

NYCxDESIGN Festival of Design from the 5 Boroughs Starts This Week!

NYCxDESIGN (NYC by Design) will be returning to the city for its second year this week with hundreds of shows, events and workshops celebrating design from all around the five boroughs.…

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Inhabitat Speaks to Amie Hamlin of Coalition for Healthy School Food on Vegetarian Schools and Why Vegan is Healthier

Inhabitat Speaks to Amie Hamlin of Coalition for Healthy School Food on Vegetarian Schools and Why Vegan is Healthier

Most parents try everything they can to make sure their kids eat healthy foods while at home, but what about when they're at school? Considering that it's one of the three main meals of…

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New York Times Cities for Tomorrow Conference Spotlights Shigeru Ban as an Architect of Social Change

New York Times Cities for Tomorrow Conference Spotlights Shigeru Ban as an Architect of Social Change

"After I became an architect, I was quite disappointed by my profession," 2014 Pritzer Prize winner Shigeru Ban told New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman at the 2014 NYT…

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Don't Miss Your Chance to Get 50-Percent Off Tickets to Green Festival NYC 2014!

Don't Miss Your Chance to Get 50-Percent Off Tickets to Green Festival NYC 2014!

Green Festival NYC will take place from April 26-27 (10am-6pm) and will be a marketplace of 300+ green vendors offering up products for every aspect of your life from sustainable…

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PHOTOS: The New Tavern on the Green is Aiming for LEED Silver Certification

PHOTOS: The New Tavern on the Green is Aiming for LEED Silver Certification

As most New Yorkers now know from reading the numerous anticipatory articles about the re-opening, Tavern On The Green was originally a sheepfold built in 1870 to house 200 sheep who…

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City Harvest is Looking for Volunteers for Their Upcoming Queens Bridge Mobile Produce Market Team

City Harvest is Looking for Volunteers for Their Upcoming Queens Bridge Mobile Produce Market Team

Help City Harvest bring healthy food to neighborhoods that need it by joining their Mobile Market team! The Queens Bridge mobile market will be up and running behind the Jacob Riis…

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New 103,000-Sq-Ft LEED-Certified Manny Cantor Center and Gym Opens on the Lower East Side

New 103,000-Sq-Ft LEED-Certified Manny Cantor Center and Gym Opens on the Lower East Side

“The Manny Cantor Center’s state-of-the-art facilities have the incredible opportunity to serve the Lower East Side community in a way that speaks to its enormously diverse,…

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TONIGHT: Cities by Water: Solutions from Copenhagen and New York Discussion at the Center for Architecture

TONIGHT: Cities by Water: Solutions from Copenhagen and New York Discussion at the Center for Architecture

The mass destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy was unprecedented for many New Yorkers, but serious floods are nothing new for cities like Copenhagen. In order to open up a dialogue…

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Tour a Fabulous Brooklyn Brownstone Renovated by NYC Fashion Designer and Homeowner JoAnn Berman

Tour a Fabulous Brooklyn Brownstone Renovated by NYC Fashion Designer and Homeowner JoAnn Berman

JoAnn Berman first made a name for herself in the 80s and 90s dressing musicians like Michael Jackson, Salt-n-Pepa and P. Diddy (back when he was just Puffy), and more recently, her…

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City Council Approves Plan to Replace Horse-Drawn Carriages with Human-Powered Citi Bike Pedicabs

City Council Approves Plan to Replace Horse-Drawn Carriages with Human-Powered Citi Bike Pedicabs

On Monday, the New York City Council approved a new plan to replace Central Park's controversial horse-drawn carriages with human-powered Citi Bike pedicabs. The decision came as a…

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Commuters Panic as Sergey Brin's Google Glass Catches Fire on NYC Subway

Commuters Panic as Sergey Brin's Google Glass Catches Fire on NYC Subway

A southbound E train was suspended this morning due to an accident involving Google co-founder Sergey Brin. The incident began when an unidentified iPhone user stood up and called Brin…

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NYC Approves Plan to Turn Gowanus Canal into Venice-Like Tourist Area

NYC Approves Plan to Turn Gowanus Canal into Venice-Like Tourist Area

Last week, many Gowanus residents were outraged to find out that the city has approved the first stage of a plan to turn the Gowanus Canal into a Venice-like tourist area. The hope is…

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6 Edible Plants to Forage for in New York City

6 Edible Plants to Forage for in New York City

IMPORTANT GROUND RULES BEFORE FORAGING: Foraging is a fascinating and rewarding pastime, but it can also be deadly if the right precautions aren't observed. Many edible plants also…

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SNEAK PEEK: Aussie-Inspired Northern Territory Rooftop Bar Opens Next Month

SNEAK PEEK: Aussie-Inspired Northern Territory Rooftop Bar Opens Next Month

Northern Territory was named after the Australian region of the same name, which is home to some of the most spectacular national parks in the world. Toll, who is originally from…

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IKEA Unveils PS 2014 Collection Filled with Space-Saving Furniture and Double-Duty Designs (PHOTOS)

IKEA Unveils PS 2014 Collection Filled with Space-Saving Furniture and Double-Duty Designs (PHOTOS)

One of our favorite pieces in the collection was this charming corner cabinet. It will be available in either salmon or white for $99. “The IKEA PS 2014 collection focuses on the…

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BKLYN DESIGNS and aptsandlofts.com Announce the BKLYN DESIGNS New Talent Award

BKLYN DESIGNS and aptsandlofts.com Announce the BKLYN DESIGNS New Talent Award

If you're a Brooklyn-based designer hoping to get the word out about your products without spending your hard-earned cash, BKLYN DESIGNS and aptsandlofts.com have the opportunity you've…

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Massive Explosion in East Harlem Shakes Morning Commute

Massive Explosion in East Harlem Shakes Morning Commute

Photo: Adnan Islam via Twitter Just moments ago, a loud explosion got many East Harlem residents and commuters taking to Twitter to ask "What the hell was that?!" Our own Alyssa…

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BoConcept and nendo Debut New Line Featuring Transforming Furniture Designed for Small Spaces

BoConcept and nendo Debut New Line Featuring Transforming Furniture Designed for Small Spaces

BoConcept CEO Torben Paulin and nendo founder Oki Sato with the new BoConcept fusion collection by nendo. "We have always felt a special connection with the Japanese as Danish design…

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New ASTORIA FLEA & FOOD Weekend Market to Open at Kaufman Astoria Studios This May

New ASTORIA FLEA & FOOD Weekend Market to Open at Kaufman Astoria Studios This May

The LIC FLEA NYC weekend market fans will soon have a new destination to check out starting this May. Long Island City's popular LIC FLEA & FOOD is teaming up with Kaufman…

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PHOTOS: See the World Trade Center PATH Station's First New Platform

PHOTOS: See the World Trade Center PATH Station's First New Platform

The new Platform A can be accessed by taking the World Trade Center Transportation Hub's main escalators (located at the corner of Vesey Street and Greenwich Street) and making a right…

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