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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Philippe Starck and Hansgrohe Launch Axor Starck Organic Line of Sensual Water-Saving Faucets

Philippe Starck and Hansgrohe Launch Axor Starck Organic Line of Sensual Water-Saving Faucets

Starck, who is known for the eco-consciousness he brings to his designs, teamed up with Hansgrohe to create a faucet that is not only beautiful, but very water-efficient. According to…

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Salad Wheel Cooks Up Tasty Vegan Lunch Options Inside a Former Bushwick Nightclub

Salad Wheel Cooks Up Tasty Vegan Lunch Options Inside a Former Bushwick Nightclub

"I started Salad Wheel to aid the growing need to slow obesity, poor eating and lower income and diverse communities and to overall greaten peoples awareness of simple and healthy good…

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will.i.am and EKOCYCLE Announce $200,000 Grant to Spur Household Recycling in the South Bronx

will.i.am and EKOCYCLE Announce $200,000 Grant to Spur Household Recycling in the South Bronx

Recycling may seem like second nature for some New Yorkers, but for many, it's a confusing and inconvenient process. “Residents of the South Bronx who live in large apartment…

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PHOTOS: Bower Debuts Fun & Flexible Magnetic Polaris Light at BKLYN Designs

PHOTOS: Bower Debuts Fun & Flexible Magnetic Polaris Light at BKLYN Designs

Danny and Tammer explained that they got the idea for the Polaris while trying to figure out how to reuse magnets left over from their target keyholders (seen above). They offer the…

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Lamacek Shows Off Fun Phelt Wall Clusters at BKLYN Designs 2013

Lamacek Shows Off Fun Phelt Wall Clusters at BKLYN Designs 2013

We've been wanting to see Lamacek's new Phelt "clusters" in person ever since we found out about them, and we finally got our chance this weekend at BKLYN Designs. The fun series takes…

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First NYC Public School to Serve Only Vegetarian Meals is in Flushing, Queens

First NYC Public School to Serve Only Vegetarian Meals is in Flushing, Queens

PHOTO: KENDALL RODRIGUEZ FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS If you attended public school in NYC, you probably remember the burgers having "warts" and boat-shaped pepperoni pizzas with enough…

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Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat's Green Design Awards at BKLYN Designs!

Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat's Green Design Awards at BKLYN Designs!

READERS' CHOICE AWARD We knew that we'd stumbled across something special when we visited the Bower booth, and we guess other BKLYN Designs-goers agreed because they voted the…

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Vote for Your Favorite Green Home Furnishings in the Inhabitat BKLYN Designs Awards!

Vote for Your Favorite Green Home Furnishings in the Inhabitat BKLYN Designs Awards!

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 an hour or…

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National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Warning in NYC This Morning

National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Warning in NYC This Morning

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning this morning for Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island due to heavy rains. The alert warns that some urban areas, highways,…

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Show Off Your Upcycled Art and Designs at reMADE NYC's Pop-Up Gallery!

Show Off Your Upcycled Art and Designs at reMADE NYC's Pop-Up Gallery!

Calling all green designers, artists and creators! reMade NYC, a New York–based art, design and innovation studio, is looking for local designers to showcase at their upcoming…

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GIVEAWAY: Win This Fun Secret Compartment Cabinet + a Copy of DIY Book Past and Present!

GIVEAWAY: Win This Fun Secret Compartment Cabinet + a Copy of DIY Book Past and Present!

HOW TO ENTER TO WIN: 1. Like Inhabitat NYC by clicking the button below. 2. Sign up for the Inhabitat NYC newsletter here. We'll be announcing the winner in our newsletter, so…

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You're Invited to the FASHION LOVES ANIMALS Benefit Runway Show & Cocktail Party on May 4!

You're Invited to the FASHION LOVES ANIMALS Benefit Runway Show & Cocktail Party on May 4!

Celebrate the strides that compassionate fashion has made by joining celebrities, fashionistas and media to honor VAUTE Couture president Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart at FASHION LOVES ANIMALS,…

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6 Fun Ways to Spruce Up Your Tiny Apartment for Spring

6 Fun Ways to Spruce Up Your Tiny Apartment for Spring

GET VERTICAL When you live in a tiny apartment, sometimes the only way you have left to go is up! Vertical storage is a simple way to refresh your home by getting clutter off of…

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INTERVIEW: David Maundrell Gives Us the Scoop on aptsandlofts.com's Beautifully Renovated Cobble Hill Office

INTERVIEW: David Maundrell Gives Us the Scoop on aptsandlofts.com's Beautifully Renovated Cobble Hill Office

INHABITAT: For those who aren't familiar with aptsandlofts.com, can you tell us a little bit about the services your company offers? DM: aptsandlofts.com is one of NYC’s leading…

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100+ NYC Restaurants Including Momofuku and Le Bernardin to Participate in First Ever Food Waste Challenge

100+ NYC Restaurants Including Momofuku and Le Bernardin to Participate in First Ever Food Waste Challenge

Photo from Shutterstock Mayor Bloomberg announced this morning that more than 100 NYC restaurants have signed up for the first-ever NYC Food Waste Challenge, an initiative that aims…

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9 Amazing 3D-Printed Innovations Spotted at the 2013 Inside 3D Printing Expo

9 Amazing 3D-Printed Innovations Spotted at the 2013 Inside 3D Printing Expo

One of the most interesting things we came across at the show was Mcor Technologies' IRIS paper-based 3D printer, which uses regular paper as its base material rather than a plastic or…

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Green New Yorkers Rejoice! Mayor Bloomberg to Announce Start of Rigid Plastics Recycling in NYC

Green New Yorkers Rejoice! Mayor Bloomberg to Announce Start of Rigid Plastics Recycling in NYC

Photo from Shutterstock New Yorkers who've found themselves majorly annoyed that the city would not accept salad containers, plastic fast food boxes and other rigid plastics for…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Kingsbridge Armory to Be Transformed into World's Largest Indoor Ice Facility

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Kingsbridge Armory to Be Transformed into World's Largest Indoor Ice Facility

This morning, Mayor Bloomberg announced plans to transform the Bronx's Kingsbridge Armory into the world’s largest indoor ice facility. The design calls for the historic landmark,…

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PHOTOS: Spiraling SeaGlass Carousel Will Let You Ride Giant Glass Fishes in Battery Park

PHOTOS: Spiraling SeaGlass Carousel Will Let You Ride Giant Glass Fishes in Battery Park

SeaGlass's nautical theme takes inspiration from the original New York Aquarium, which opened at Castle Clinton in 1896, and was one of the first aquariums in the country until it…

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10 Transforming Furniture Designs Perfect for Tiny NYC Apartments

10 Transforming Furniture Designs Perfect for Tiny NYC Apartments

Sharing is caring, as the old adage goes, so the Schair Chair is the perfect way to show your guests you care by turning a single seat into two. The design, by Pratt…

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6 Clever Tips to Make Your Tiny Apartment Feel Larger

6 Clever Tips to Make Your Tiny Apartment Feel Larger

LIGHTEN UP Professional interior decorators have been saying this for ages, but it bears repeating - lightening up your floor color can make your home feel more spacious and airy. Just…

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PHOTOS: Bouncy, Zig-Zagging Squibb Park Bridge is NYC's Funnest Pedestrian Bridge

PHOTOS: Bouncy, Zig-Zagging Squibb Park Bridge is NYC's Funnest Pedestrian Bridge

Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge opened a few weeks ago in March, just in time for spring. The $5 million bridge was built out of 100,000 pounds of black locust timber, a species that was…

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CICADAPOCOLYPSE: Billions of Red-Eyed Cicadas to Swarm Tri-State Area

CICADAPOCOLYPSE: Billions of Red-Eyed Cicadas to Swarm Tri-State Area

Photo from Shutterstock If you're looking for yet another sign that the end is near, the media has been buzzing (pun-intended) with reports that billions of cicadas will be burrowing…

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The Fancy Fox Thrift Shop Opens Near 5 Pointz and PS1 in Long Island City

The Fancy Fox Thrift Shop Opens Near 5 Pointz and PS1 in Long Island City

Penafiel has had this fox for many years, but it wasn't until recently that the fellow acquired his fancy haberdashery (thanks to a seamstress friend in the same building). Even…

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DIY: How to Trick Begonias into Blooming Early Using a Terrarium

DIY: How to Trick Begonias into Blooming Early Using a Terrarium

MATERIALS: • Begonia tubers (make sure you use quality tubers that are firm and have no bruises) • Potting soil or a potting mix • Small pot, about 3-4" in diameter •…

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