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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HOW TO: Make Your Own Yummy Popsicles at Home

HOW TO: Make Your Own Yummy Popsicles at Home

Popsicles are a summer staple, and for good reason - they're refreshing and delicious! If you're a fan of these icy treats but aren't big on high fructose corn syrup, hard to pronounce chemicals

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Plus-Shaped Pool is One Step Closer to Floating on NYC’s East River

Plus-Shaped Pool is One Step Closer to Floating on NYC’s East River

An amazing floating pool is being planned for NYC's East River, but it needs your help. Called the + Pool because of its plus-shaped design, the waterbody already has the backing of many New

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Could the Citi Bike System Be Used to Generate Pedal-Powered Energy for NYC?

Could the Citi Bike System Be Used to Generate Pedal-Powered Energy for NYC?

The media has been all over the fact that opportunistic New Yorkers have been using docked Citi Bikes as their own personal exercise machines, but what if all of that pedal power could actually

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Nike’s Skate Park Barge Floats Atop NYC’s East River with Skaters Aboard (PHOTOS)

Nike’s Skate Park Barge Floats Atop NYC’s East River with Skaters Aboard (PHOTOS)

That wasn't any ordinary barge you saw floating in the East River last weekend - it was Nike's SB Safari Skate Park! The 250-ft mini island boasted a series of ramps, rails and hills just like

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PHOTOS: Crazy Yarnbombed Van by Olek Pops Up in Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Crazy Yarnbombed Van by Olek Pops Up in Brooklyn

We've seen our fair share of crazy crochet-wrapped objects, but this yarnbombed van by Olek might take the cake. The nimble-fingered yarntist covered the vehicle with her signature rainbow-camo

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Nathan Sawaya’s “Must-See” LEGO Art Exhibition Comes to New York

Nathan Sawaya’s “Must-See” LEGO Art Exhibition Comes to New York

Brick artist extraordinaire Nathan Sawaya is back in NYC, this time with a collection of eye-popping 3D artworks all made of LEGO. Called "Art of the Brick", the show has been hailed by CNN as a

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AT&T Unveils Solar-Powered Street Charge Phone Charging Stations in NYC

AT&T Unveils Solar-Powered Street Charge Phone Charging Stations in NYC

Yesterday, AT&T, Goal Zero and Pensa unveiled Street Charge, a new way for New Yorkers to charge their phones on-the-go using solar power. The new tree-like modules will be placed around the

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MS PlanetSolar Turanor: World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Docks in NYC

MS PlanetSolar Turanor: World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Docks in NYC

Inhabitat is getting our sea legs this morning aboard the world's largest solar-powered boat, which docked today at the North Cove Marina in downtown Manhattan. NYC is the MS Tûranor

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NYC Set to Roll Out Citywide Composting Program

NYC Set to Roll Out Citywide Composting Program

New Yorkers who have been lugging their food scraps to composting centers in the city may be catching a break very soon. Mayor Bloomberg is expected to announce shortly a new citywide composting

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Bill to Regulate 3D-Printed Guns Introduced in New York

Bill to Regulate 3D-Printed Guns Introduced in New York

Image via Wikipedia Commons 3D printers have opened up a world of opportunities including one very scary one - the means to fabricate firearms. In order to protect the public against

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6 Fun Father’s Day Activities to Do With Your Dad in NYC

6 Fun Father’s Day Activities to Do With Your Dad in NYC

If your dad's sock drawer is already looking pretty full, skip the Father's Day gifts this year and spend some time good ol' quality time with him instead. From foraging for wild edibles to

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Massive “Cloud” Made of 53,000+ Plastic Bottles Pops Up in NYC

Massive “Cloud” Made of 53,000+ Plastic Bottles Pops Up in NYC

This past weekend, STUDIOKCA invited New Yorkers to get their heads stuck in a cloud inside their giant pavilion made with over 53,000 reclaimed plastic bottles. The massive white "cloud" popped

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Derek Chen Debuts Pino Solo Wine Tree Made from Old Chardonnay Barrels

Derek Chen Debuts Pino Solo Wine Tree Made from Old Chardonnay Barrels

Designer Derek Chen has fittingly transformed a bunch of old wine barrels into a beautiful wine rack! The San Francisco-based furniture maker recently debuted the limited edition "Pino Solo"

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New MakerBot 3D Printer Factory Opens in Brooklyn, NY!

New MakerBot 3D Printer Factory Opens in Brooklyn, NY!

This morning, Inhabitat was luck enough to be on the scene for the opening of the new MakerBot 3D printer factory in Brooklyn, NY. The new 50,000 sq. ft. facility in the Sunset Park neighborhood

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Facebook Gets Frank Gehry to Design Their New York Headquarters

Facebook Gets Frank Gehry to Design Their New York Headquarters

Credit: Everett Katigbak, Facebook Facebook will once again be enlisting the help of legendary architect Frank Gehry - this time, in the design of their new NYC headquarters. The social media

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New Kickstarter Headquarters Gets Trees on Its Green Roof

New Kickstarter Headquarters Gets Trees on Its Green Roof

The interwebs have been buzzing with news about Kickstarter's new NYC headquarters for quite some time now, but there weren't any real visuals to go by other than renderings until now. The first

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Citi Bike Opens to Daily and Weekly Riders in NYC

Citi Bike Opens to Daily and Weekly Riders in NYC

Good news for New Yorkers who've been waiting patiently to take a shiny new Citi Bike for a spin. The city officially opened the bike share program to all riders (it was previously only

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Mushroom Tiny House is the World’s First Home Built from Fungi

Mushroom Tiny House is the World’s First Home Built from Fungi

You might think that mushroom houses only existed in Smurfland, but a real-life 'shroom shack is being grown right now in Green Island, NY. To be fair, the Mushroom Tiny House won't be made

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VIDEO: How to Get Started With Cloth Diapers

VIDEO: How to Get Started With Cloth Diapers

Approximately 27.4 billion disposable diapers end up in US landfills each year, and once there, they take about 500 years to decompose! If you want to stop contributing the the problem with

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NYC Airbnb Host Fined $2,400 by Judge

NYC Airbnb Host Fined $2,400 by Judge

New Yorkers looking to make some extra cash by renting out their pads on Airbnb may be in for a very rude (and expensive) awakening. An NYC judge recently fined a man who listed his condo on

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Deger Cengiz’s Threatening Cactus Terrarium Chair Puts Sitters on the Edge of Their Seats

Deger Cengiz’s Threatening Cactus Terrarium Chair Puts Sitters on the Edge of Their Seats

According to Cengiz, the Terrarium Chair "is an experimentation in which to investigate the effect of visual data to the user's experience." While it's pretty obvious to most viewers that the

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Colin Selig’s Dalí-Esque Sofas Are Made from Recycled Propane Tanks

Colin Selig’s Dalí-Esque Sofas Are Made from Recycled Propane Tanks

"It began with this junk propane tank on my property" Selig explains on his website. "A lot of energy had been used to form the thick steel into this shape and it seemed a shame to let it go to

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Blackbody Shows Off Beautiful Life-Size OLED Trees at ICFF 2013

Blackbody Shows Off Beautiful Life-Size OLED Trees at ICFF 2013

Designed by world-renowned designer Aldo Cibic for Blackbody, "Blossom" is a large metallic light fixture that resembles a tree. Each "branch" is fitted with ultra flat (2 mm thickness),

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Inhabitat is Reporting Live Today from ICFF 2013!

Inhabitat is Reporting Live Today from ICFF 2013!

Greetings from ICFF! Inhabitat is on the scene today reporting live from the mother of all home furnishing tradeshows, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the Jacob Javits Center in

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi for a Spin in NYC

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi for a Spin in NYC

The Ford Fusion Energi is Ford’s newest plug-in hybrid and is capable of delivering up to 21 miles in electric-only mode. Marrying an advanced lithium-ion battery and electric motor with a

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Pickett Furniture Offers Up Charming Home Furnishings Handcrafted from Vintage and Reclaimed Materials

Pickett Furniture Offers Up Charming Home Furnishings Handcrafted from Vintage and Reclaimed Materials

It takes real skill to turn salvaged materials into something new and exciting, which is why we applaud Pickett Furniture's creative spin on recycling. They were on hand this weekend at BKLYN

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Announcing the Winners of the Inhabitat 2013 BKLYN Designs Green Design Awards!

Announcing the Winners of the Inhabitat 2013 BKLYN Designs Green Design Awards!

This weekend, the Inhabiteam once again got to experience BKLYN Designs, one of our most beloved NY Design Week events, and revel in all of the Brooklyn-made furniture glory that it had to

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13 Things We Learned from Some of the World’s Smartest People at Fortune Brainstorm Green 2013

13 Things We Learned from Some of the World’s Smartest People at Fortune Brainstorm Green 2013

For those who think that environmentalism is just for hippies, actor Harrison Ford and Peter Seligman, Chairman and CEO of Conservation International, kicked off the conference with a discussion

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Check Out Dog Tag Designs’ Hilarious Darth Vader Lamps at BKLYN Designs 2013

Check Out Dog Tag Designs’ Hilarious Darth Vader Lamps at BKLYN Designs 2013

We never realized that lamps could go to the dark side, but apparently they can if they're made by Brooklyn-based Dog Tag Designs. The furniture design studio has a penchant for taking unique

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Verizon Announces $100 Million Green Energy Project to Power 19 US Facilities

Verizon Announces $100 Million Green Energy Project to Power 19 US Facilities

Inhabitat is reporting live from the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference today, where Verizon just announced a massive $100 million solar and fuel cell energy project that will provide power to

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