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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LEED Gold 7 Bryant Park Breaks Ground in Midtown Manhattan

LEED Gold 7 Bryant Park Breaks Ground in Midtown Manhattan

New York welcomed its latest green office tower, 7 Bryant Park, yesterday with a groundbreaking led by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Located on the corner of Sixth Ave. and 40th Street in midtown

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6 Tips and Tricks to Make a Small Apartment Look Larger

There's definitely a lot to be said for living in a smaller space - hey, Leonardo da Vinci was a fan - but many a tiny apartment dweller has struggled with feeling cramped or confined. If you've

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New Study Shows NYC Could Cut an Astounding 90% of Emissions by 2050

New York City has been working diligently towards its planNYC goal to reduce carbon emissions by 30% by 2030. But that number is not nearly enough according to recent studies that show that

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6 Things to Know About Weathering Winter Storm Nemo in NY

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13 Gravity-Defying Sculptures Made from Food Cans at Canstruction 2013!

Despite being delayed by Hurricane Sandy, our favorite can-tastic event is back in New York City with a slew of gravity-defying sculptures made of cans! The 20th annual Canstruction competition

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“Party Wall” Made of Skateboard Scraps Wins MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program Competition

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Beautiful Tapestry of Tin and Mirrors Appears on NYC’s High Line

Ghanian artist El Anatsui recently brought his distinctive style to New York's High Line park with a striking tapestry of tin and mirrors that seems to shatter the side of the building it

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Kickstarter’s New Headquarters Will Boast a Green Roof Atop an Old Pencil Factory

Kickstarter’s New Headquarters Will Boast a Green Roof Atop an Old Pencil Factory

Kickstarter projects help the world become a better place through thoughtful design, and it looks like their new headquarters will follow that philosophy as well. Located in Greenpoint,

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10 Pieces of Transforming Furniture for Tiny Apartments

10 Pieces of Transforming Furniture for Tiny Apartments

While mega-sized McMansions were all the rage just a few years ago, tiny dwellings are now gaining popularity as more and more of us move to cities and urban centers. Cramming our lives into

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House Passes First Stage of Hurricane Sandy Relief Package

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Lighting Makeover – Inhabitots Editor Julie Seguss Gets a Money-Saving Light Bulb Overhaul

If you read our enlightening “how to switch to LED bulbs” tutorial, you’ve hopefully already seen how much money and energy you can save by replacing your incandescent bulbs,

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Inhabitat’s Top 6 DIY Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Inhabitat’s Top 6 DIY Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Just as we predicted back 2011, 2012 saw even more people rolling up their sleeves and embracing DIY culture, and we're honored that so many of you came to Inhabitat as a resource for some of

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LAST CHANCE: Get a Competitive Design Edge with This FREE Intro to Biomimicry Online Course ($99 Value)

LAST CHANCE: Get a Competitive Design Edge with This FREE Intro to Biomimicry Online Course ($99 Value)

LAST DAY to win this FREE Intro to Biomimicry course to shake up your design career! It's no secret that design and architecture are highly competitive fields, and those in the industry often

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Top 6 Inhabitat NYC Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Inhabitat NYC Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2012 was a crazy ride for New Yorkers, and we saw everything from the good (phone booths repurposed into miniature libraries) to the bad (Hurricane Sandy crippling our city) to the just plain

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Inhabitat’s Top 6 Art Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Inhabitat’s Top 6 Art Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2012 once again saw an abundance of unique and beautiful eco art that captured our senses by using unconventional materials and methods. From intricate worlds built right into bonsai trees to

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HOW TO: Swap, Sell or Steal Your Way to the Holiday Gift You Really Wanted

HOW TO: Swap, Sell or Steal Your Way to the Holiday Gift You Really Wanted

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SolTech’s Gorgeous Glass Tiles Heat Your Home With Solar Energy

Alternative energy is known to be a lot of things - cutting edge, earth-friendly and forward thinking - but sadly looking pretty isn't one of them. Well SolTech is changing all that with their

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Make Your Own DIY Green Gifts This Holiday Season!

Make Your Own DIY Green Gifts This Holiday Season!

This holiday season, skip the consumer madness and get crafty! Why not give your friends and family hand-made one-of-a-kind gifts that you made with a little of your own elbow grease (and we

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How Biomimicry Can Help Designers and Architects Find Inspiration To Solve Problems

How Biomimicry Can Help Designers and Architects Find Inspiration To Solve Problems

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10 Great Gifts That Help Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

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Leafy Green “Vine Line” Could Beautify NYC Highway with Vertical Gardens and Waterfalls

Architect and New Yorker Laurence Tamaccio has come up with an interesting solution to beautify the unsightly stretch of the West Side Highway that spans his neighborhood – blanketing it

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16 Inspiring Green Gifts for Girls

16 Inspiring Green Gifts for Girls

Dolls, ribbons and ponies may seem like the traditional presents to give to little ladies, but today's modern girl is interested in much more than that. Instead of opting for some of the more

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16 Fun-Filled Green Gifts for Tots

16 Fun-Filled Green Gifts for Tots

Trying to figure out which gifts will make the holidays bright for your little ones without resorting to plastic toys from the local big box shop? We've taken the guesswork out of the whole

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Solar Impulse Team to Attempt First Ever Solar-Powered Cross-U.S.A Flight in History

Solar Impulse Team to Attempt First Ever Solar-Powered Cross-U.S.A Flight in History

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20 Gorgeous Green Holiday Gifts She’ll Love

20 Gorgeous Green Holiday Gifts She’ll Love

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12 Heirloom Gifts They Will Cherish Forever

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16 Green Gifts Under $50

16 Green Gifts Under $50

Wallet feeling a bit thin? If you're looking for some eco-friendly gifts that won't render you a penniless pauper, we've got great selection of Gifts Under $50 for you to choose from in our

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Happy Thanksgiving 2012 from Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving 2012 from Inhabitat!

Photo from Shutterstock Happy Thanksgiving Inhabitants! 2012 was filled with many hardships, but it was also marked with milestones in innovation and breakthroughs in thinking that make us

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Hurricane Sandy Victims in Rockaways Could Remain Powerless Until Mid-December

Many people displaced by Hurricane Sandy have since returned to their homes only to learn that they might be without electricity for another month. Some residents of the Rockaways and Hamilton

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DIY: How to Make an Enchanting Terrarium Necklace to Keep or Give as a Gift!

If you're looking for a beguiling homemade gift that will enchant your favorite plantophiles, look no further than this darling DIY terrarium necklace! You'll be surprised at how easy it is to

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