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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Support North Brooklyn Farms and Enjoy a July 4th Fireworks Party!

Support North Brooklyn Farms and Enjoy a July 4th Fireworks Party!

North Brooklyn Farms needs your help to continue their mission of activating vacant lots into vibrant urban farms, and they're hosting a party this Friday for supporters.The first NBF…

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Do Urban Bees Produce Better, Healthier Honey? (VIDEO)

Do Urban Bees Produce Better, Healthier Honey? (VIDEO)

Urban beekeeping is quite the rage right now in New York City, but is honey produced by city bees actually healthier as well? A video produced by Marta Franco for TIME takes a look at…

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World's First Tower Made from Mushrooms Rises at PS1 in Queens, NY

World's First Tower Made from Mushrooms Rises at PS1 in Queens, NY

More than just a public pavilion, the Hy-Fi tower is an experiment in biological architecture using a new method of bio-design conceived by David Benjamin. Rather than manufacturing the…

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SNEAK PEEK: The Living's Hy-Fi Mushroom Tower Opens Tomorrow at MoMA PS1

SNEAK PEEK: The Living's Hy-Fi Mushroom Tower Opens Tomorrow at MoMA PS1

The most fascinating thing about The Living's Hy-Fi tower is the fact that it was made using a relatively new paradigm in construction based on biological technologies. Rather than…

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Wind Turbine-Topped Pearson Apartments Add a Sustainable New Silhouette to the LIC Skyline

Wind Turbine-Topped Pearson Apartments Add a Sustainable New Silhouette to the LIC Skyline

The Pearson's three vertical wind turbines are produced by Urban Green Energy and are capable of providing power for all of the building's common areas. While many New York City…

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8 Foods You May Not Even Realize You're Wasting

8 Foods You May Not Even Realize You're Wasting

ONIONS Many people throw onions away when they start to sprout, but did you know that the leafy offshoots are actually edible? When you spot sprouts, place your onion in a cup filled…

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A Clever Way to Create Extra Shoe Storage for Under $10

A Clever Way to Create Extra Shoe Storage for Under $10

From cramming them into stoves to propping them up with magazines, people have come up with all kinds of ways to store their shoes. But if you're looking for a shoe storage method that…

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Transforming

Transforming "Superstairs" May Be the Only Furniture You'd Ever Need Again

The 4D Superstairs system is made up of three tri-level plywood boxes. Holloway fitted the yellow boxes with castors so that they could be moved around easily or locked into position.…

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+ POOL and Google Drive Unveil New App That Shows New Yorkers the Quality of Their Water

+ POOL and Google Drive Unveil New App That Shows New Yorkers the Quality of Their Water

2014 is turning out to be a very "positive" year for + POOL, a project aiming to bring a floating, water-filtering pool to New York City's East River. Last week, the + POOL team…

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Go on an Architectural Adventure on the Water with AIANY's Boat Tours Around Manhattan

Go on an Architectural Adventure on the Water with AIANY's Boat Tours Around Manhattan

We started our journey at Chelsea Piers by boarding the Manhattan, a teak-lined 1920s-style yacht. After making our way back to the vessel's enclosed observatory area, we grabbed a…

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LIC Landing by COFFEED: Dine Al Fresco at This New Cafe with Breathtaking Waterfront Views

LIC Landing by COFFEED: Dine Al Fresco at This New Cafe with Breathtaking Waterfront Views

In addition to bringing a new type of outdoor dining experience to the Long Island City waterfront, LIC Landing will donate 3% of its revenue to the Friends of Hunters Point Parks…

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TONIGHT: Yoga, a Vegan Buffet Dinner and Bike Inspiration at 3B Brooklyn

TONIGHT: Yoga, a Vegan Buffet Dinner and Bike Inspiration at 3B Brooklyn

Our friends over at Get Up and Ride Brooklyn are hosting a dinner + bike party tonight and you're invited! The event at 3B Brooklyn (136 Lawrence St Brooklyn, NY 11201) will commence…

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Checks Out the Best of BKLYN Designs 2014!

VIDEO: Inhabitat Checks Out the Best of BKLYN Designs 2014!

New York Design Week 2014 is finally over, but we've got a little treat for you if you're going through design withdrawal. During BKLYN Designs, the Inhabitat team met up to make a few…

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Henry Hargreaves Whips Up Delectable Edible Art for Poliform's New York Showroom Re-Opening

Henry Hargreaves Whips Up Delectable Edible Art for Poliform's New York Showroom Re-Opening

Portraits of Poligram's new Mad Chair designed by Marcel Wanders and Ipanema Chair designed by Jean-Marie Massaud were created with Jell-o. "I was doing mainly still-life…

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5 Free Things to Do During Memorial Day Weekend 2014 in NYC

5 Free Things to Do During Memorial Day Weekend 2014 in NYC

Image credit: Becksguy Central Park Memorial Day Walking Tour - Monday, May 26, 2014 Did you know that Central Park is home to many beautiful monuments memorializing those that gave…

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Free Outdoor Gym with Fitness Machines Pops Up on the East River Waterfront Esplanade

Free Outdoor Gym with Fitness Machines Pops Up on the East River Waterfront Esplanade

The new outdoor gym on South Street opened to the public on Friday, May 15th and it didn't take long for neighborhood residents to catch on. Although, as you can see from our photos,…

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9 Green Innovations Spotted at Gizmodo's First-Ever

9 Green Innovations Spotted at Gizmodo's First-Ever "Home of the Future" Showcase

“Gizmodo readers have always been curious about how things are being made, why they were designed that way, and what they will do to enhance our world,” said Gizmodo editor-in-chief…

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The Surprising Reason Why New York City Tap Water is Not Vegan (and Possibly Not Kosher)

The Surprising Reason Why New York City Tap Water is Not Vegan (and Possibly Not Kosher)

Happy Water Week NYC everyone! As this annual event showcases the most promising new innovations to solve local and global water issues, we took a closer look at one of our city's most…

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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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