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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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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Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze Presents a Fiery Spectacle of 5,000 Hand-Carved Pumpkins

Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze Presents a Fiery Spectacle of 5,000 Hand-Carved Pumpkins

New Yorkers looking to escape the hubbub of the city tonight can still get their All Hallow's Eve fix at what might be an even greater spectacle than the Village Halloween Parade. Over…

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BLACKBODY Opens World's First OLED Showroom in New York City (PHOTOS)

BLACKBODY Opens World's First OLED Showroom in New York City (PHOTOS)

In case you were wondering, the company derives its name from the scientific term "black body," which refers to an idealized physical body that absorbs all incident electromagnetic…

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HGTV's Jonathan Scott Shares 5 Smart Ways to Reclaim Wasted Space

HGTV's Jonathan Scott Shares 5 Smart Ways to Reclaim Wasted Space

Photo: Atlanta Closet & Storage Solutions KICKBOARD CABINET HACK Don't be afraid to get creative with traditional structures, especially in the kitchen. Try removing the…

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Banksy Remarks on His Rejected One World Trade Center Critique with

Banksy Remarks on His Rejected One World Trade Center Critique with "Blocked Messages" Mural

Banksy's newest piece reads, “This site contains blocked messages,” and is a response to The New York Times' rejection of a critique he submitted about One World Trade Center. When…

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Bring Your Old Electronics to Upcycle Fest 2013 to Support Local Parks!

Bring Your Old Electronics to Upcycle Fest 2013 to Support Local Parks!

Clean out your desk drawers, closets and office shelves and join thousands of New Yorkers for Upcycle Fest™! Bring your outdated electronics to Prospect Park on Sunday, October 27th…

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First Wooden City Bike by Bough Bikes Hits the Streets of NYC (PHOTOS)

First Wooden City Bike by Bough Bikes Hits the Streets of NYC (PHOTOS)

Wooden city bike crosses Brooklyn Bridge from Bough Bikes USA on Vimeo. "This bike generates amazing responses on the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan," said Zoon, who rode the…

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Get FREE TICKETS to Over 20 Movie Screenings at the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival This Weekend

Get FREE TICKETS to Over 20 Movie Screenings at the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival This Weekend

ATTENTION NYC ANIMAL LOVERS! If you're looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend or an impressive place to bring a fellow wildlife enthusiast, check this out. The…

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Get Spooked in the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the New York Botanical Garden This Weekend

Get Spooked in the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the New York Botanical Garden This Weekend

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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Bushwick Inlet Park Brings a Swirling Green Roof to the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront

Bushwick Inlet Park Brings a Swirling Green Roof to the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront

Bushwick Inlet Park has been an emotional roller coaster ride for Greenpoint and Williamsburg denizens, who were promised a new outdoor space by Mayor Bloomberg back in 2005. Since…

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Practical Utopias: Exploration of Asian Mega-Buildings and Urbanism Comes to NYC's Center for Architecture

Practical Utopias: Exploration of Asian Mega-Buildings and Urbanism Comes to NYC's Center for Architecture

If you read Inhabitat on the regular, you've probably heard about Archtober, but did you know that the month-long celebration of architecture extends far beyond the borders of New York…

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23,000 sq. ft. Greenpoint Bakery to Become Permanent Home of Brooklyn Night Bazaar Asian-Style Market

23,000 sq. ft. Greenpoint Bakery to Become Permanent Home of Brooklyn Night Bazaar Asian-Style Market

Construction at the new space is already under way. Brooklyn Night Bazaar was founded by Aaron Broudo and Belvy Klein in 2011, and has been calling a Williamsburg warehouse its home…

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Get Lost in the Amazing Maize Maze at the Queens County Farm Museum (PHOTOS)

Get Lost in the Amazing Maize Maze at the Queens County Farm Museum (PHOTOS)

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 - this year's theme is…

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Banksy's "Sirens of the Lambs" Stuffed Animal Slaughterhouse Truck Highlights Horrors of Meat Industry

While "The Sirens of the Lambs" is, at first glance, quite comedic, it also - in pure Banksy form - makes a social commentary about the horrors of the livestock industry. All types of…

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Leonardo DiCaprio Undocks Citi Bike, Makes Fanny Pack Look Cool (PHOTOS)

Leonardo DiCaprio Undocks Citi Bike, Makes Fanny Pack Look Cool (PHOTOS)

From the cobalt color of his Citi Bike key, it looks like Leo was not a founding member, but has nonetheless probably clocked in an impressive amount of miles. The actor and…

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Life-Size Version of Mouse Trap Board Game is a 50,000-lb. Rube Goldberg Machine! (PHOTOS)

Life-Size Version of Mouse Trap Board Game is a 50,000-lb. Rube Goldberg Machine! (PHOTOS)

A regular-sized version of Mouse Trap is also part of the traveling exhibit. Mark Perez built much of his Life-Size Mousetrap by hand with the aim of using it to teach kids about…

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