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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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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Get Your Local Holiday Shopping Done at Greenpoint's Trippy Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Get Your Local Holiday Shopping Done at Greenpoint's Trippy Brooklyn Night Bazaar

The Brooklyn Night Bazaar has been around for several years now, but recently moved to a new location at 165 Banker Street in Greenpoint. Inside, the 23,000 former bakery warehouse…

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"Dutch and Green" Showcases Innovative, Sustainable Products from the Netherlands

We got to check out Bough Bikes' unique wooden bike for the second time around at the show. A limited selection of the arboreal bikes signed by their creator are being offered for sale…

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Get Cool Perks for Helping Get Up and Ride Bike Tours Set Up Their Brooklyn Storefront

Get Cool Perks for Helping Get Up and Ride Bike Tours Set Up Their Brooklyn Storefront

Get Up and Ride's Brooklyn-centric bike tours have already earned recognition as TripAdvisor's most sought-after activity for visitors to the borough, but with their popularity, they've…

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New "Snow Day" Maple Syrup-Themed Food Truck Will Provide Jobs to Formerly Incarcerated Youth

Drive Change was founded by social entrepreneur Annie Bickerton and Jordyn Lexton, a teacher who saw a need for change after teaching at Rikers Island for three years. Lexton explained…

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This Studio Apartment from HBO's Girls May Be the Coolest Tiny Space You've Ever Seen

This Studio Apartment from HBO's Girls May Be the Coolest Tiny Space You've Ever Seen

The set of Charlie's tiny apartment was built in just four days, and should really be rehashed as a kit-of-parts for New York City studio-dwellers. The design takes advantage of the…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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