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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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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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Uses the ShareRoller to Turn a Regular Citi Bike into an Electric Bike

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Uses the ShareRoller to Turn a Regular Citi Bike into an Electric Bike

Photo courtesy of Jeff Guida Guida, a New York-based engineer and entrepreneur, created the ShareRoller after being turned off by Citi Bikes' hefty frames. "I kind of felt like I was…

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The Underground Home Mystery: Is There a Subterranean House Hidden Beneath Queens?

The Underground Home Mystery: Is There a Subterranean House Hidden Beneath Queens?

Operations Drawing courtesy of Worldfairphotos.com The Underground Home was the brainchild of Jay Swayze, a Texas home builder with a knack for understanding the fears of the…

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Dine Inside of a Swimming Pool at This Repurposed Rooftop Pool Farm

Dine Inside of a Swimming Pool at This Repurposed Rooftop Pool Farm

Photo: K•Taro Hashimura Pool Farm takes one of the two pools located on Ink48's 16th floor and repurposes into a private rooftop garden and dining area. Future Green Studio and…

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Get a Free $250 Pass to Social Media Week and Attend Prodigy Network's Panel Discussion About Crowdfunding Real Estate

Get a Free $250 Pass to Social Media Week and Attend Prodigy Network's Panel Discussion About Crowdfunding Real Estate

It's no secret that social media has become an influential presence in our lives, but how can individuals and businesses harness this powerful tool to solve problems and drive…

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9 Small Living Tips for Couples Trying to Stay Sane in Tiny Apartments

9 Small Living Tips for Couples Trying to Stay Sane in Tiny Apartments

Photo: Michael Partenio Lack of private space is probably the most obvious source of irritation for couples who live in small apartments. Having a separate room to escape to is a…

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Celebrate Love in New York at MCNY's “I ♥ City Museum Weekend”

Celebrate Love in New York at MCNY's “I ♥ City Museum Weekend”

If you're bored with the whole dinner and flowers bit, the Museum of the City of New York has a creative date option that will take your Valentine's Day off of the beaten path. “I ♥…

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BKLYN Designs Now Accepting Applications for May 2014 Home Furnishings Trade Show

BKLYN Designs Now Accepting Applications for May 2014 Home Furnishings Trade Show

"I am happy to announce that BKLYN DESIGNS will be back this year bigger and better than ever," said Carlo A. Scissura, President & CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. "This…

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Ramona Cocktail Bar Uses Reclaimed Atlantic City Boardwalk Wood to Line Its Cozy Interior

Ramona Cocktail Bar Uses Reclaimed Atlantic City Boardwalk Wood to Line Its Cozy Interior

Ramona is a collaboration between specialty cocktail goods company City of Daughters' Jay Schneider and Natalka Burian and Jay's brother Scott. The trio called upon interior design firm…

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One World Trade Center's LED Spire Lights Up with Super Bowl Colors

One World Trade Center's LED Spire Lights Up with Super Bowl Colors

Orange or green? Whichever team you'll be rooting for come Sunday, One World Trade Center has you covered with an LED display that alternates between both colors each night until game…

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Villard Michel Richard Marries Fine Dining with Modern Whimsy Inside the Historic New York Palace Hotel

Villard Michel Richard Marries Fine Dining with Modern Whimsy Inside the Historic New York Palace Hotel

The challenge faced by Jeffrey Beers was to update the three rooms in the New York Palace Hotel in a way that would be compelling to modern diners without removing or altering the 19th…

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VIDEO: It's So Cold That Parts of the East River Are Frozen

VIDEO: It's So Cold That Parts of the East River Are Frozen

Not that we need photographic evidence to know that it's frickin' cold in New York (our close-to-shattering faces are proof enough), but, just for fun, here are some pics and a video of…

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Jean-Georges Vongerichten to Open Vegan

Jean-Georges Vongerichten to Open Vegan "ABC Home Grown" Restaurant in 2014

Jean-Georges Veganrichten? NYC veggie-lovers are overjoyed at news that celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is planning to launch a new vegetarian and vegan restaurant this year.…

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Inhabitat Reviews IF YOU BUILD IT, a New Film About the Power of Design

Inhabitat Reviews IF YOU BUILD IT, a New Film About the Power of Design

IF YOU BUILD IT is a new movie about the power of design and how it can change an entire community for the better. The documentary-style film follows design innovators Emily Pilloton…

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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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