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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PHOTOS: Ray Villafane’s Crazy Zombie Pumpkins and Ghouls Return to the New York Botanical Garden

PHOTOS: Ray Villafane’s Crazy Zombie Pumpkins and Ghouls Return to the New York Botanical Garden

One of our most blockbusting posts last year featured pumpkin carver extraordinaire Ray Villafane's gory zombies bursting from a giant pumpkin, and though we didn't think it was possible, but he

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15 Inexpensive Green Household Products That Can Save You Money And Cut Down Your Energy Bill

If you've been feeling the pinch like we have, you've probably learned to shop smarter, pack your own lunch, and cut back on the gourmet coffee, but you might still be missing out on big savings

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Eco-Fashion Designer Samantha Pleet

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Eco-Fashion Designer Samantha Pleet

Even though Fashion Week is behind us, we thought it would be fun to revisit the exclusive video we shot of one of our favorite New York Designers, Samantha Pleet. Our very own Jill

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6 Playful Works of Architecture Inspired by Toys We Love

6 Playful Works of Architecture Inspired by Toys We Love

They say that "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy," and we think the same can be said about architecture. We've rounded six delightful structures inspired by our favorite toys and we

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7 Smart and Easy Tips to Green Your Kitchen

TIP 1: Pay attention to your appliances One of the reasons that it's so easy to make an impactful difference on the overall energy-efficiency of your kitchen is that some of your home's largest

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Lower East Side Residents Battle Plan to Build Greyhound Bus Stop at Seward Park Playground

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Panasonic’s Katsumi Tomita About Greening the Electronics Industry

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Panasonic’s Katsumi Tomita About Greening the Electronics Industry

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PHOTOS: Portland International Airport Greets Visitors with a Vibrant Green Vertical Garden

PHOTOS: Portland International Airport Greets Visitors with a Vibrant Green Vertical Garden

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VIDEO: The Story Of Inhabitat

VIDEO: The Story Of Inhabitat

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Giant Glowing LED Buckyball Coming to Madison Square Park in NYC

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The Tropical Meera House Has a Curvaceous Meadow of Green for Its Roof

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HOW TO: Make Your Own DIY Storage Bed

We're big fans of storage beds here at Inhabitat, but we admit that it's kind of hard to find one that isn't on the pricier side. If you're looking to reap the benefits of having a bed that does

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Meet Salvage Secrets Author Joanne Palmisano at a Book Signing and Cocktail Party Tonight in Brooklyn

Meet Salvage Secrets Author Joanne Palmisano at a Book Signing and Cocktail Party Tonight in Brooklyn

Interested in learning more about how to create awesome interiors out of reclaimed materials? Head over to Build It Green's Gowanus location tonight for a special visit from Joanne Palmisano,

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Nespresso’s Pint-Size Pixie Machine is Made of Recycled Coffee Capsules

Nespresso’s Pint-Size Pixie Machine is Made of Recycled Coffee Capsules

Many coffee connoisseurs know Nespresso for its brand of rich espresso, but did you know that the Swiss company has also been recognized for the elegant, thoughtful design of its coffee

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Four Freedoms Park Designed by Louis I. Kahn to Open This Fall on Roosevelt Island

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Whether you're an architecture buff or just someone who enjoys beautiful green space, it's hard not to get excited about Louis I. Kahn's Four Freedoms Park, which will be opening soon on

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New Report Warns That Strawberry Prices Could Rise 84 Percent Without Bees in Britain

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PHOTOS: Get a Sneak Peek of HWKN’s Giant Blue Smog-Eating Wendy Sculpture Before It Opens Next Week

PHOTOS: Get a Sneak Peek of HWKN’s Giant Blue Smog-Eating Wendy Sculpture Before It Opens Next Week

Are you as excited about seeing Wendy as we are? The 3,000 sq. ft. spiky-armed, smog-eating sculpture by HWKN is almost complete in the yard of MoMA PS1 and will be opening to the public next

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Flower Tower: 380 Potted Plants Line Parisian Apartment Facade

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The Allison Inn and Spa is a Luxurious Green-Roofed Getaway in Oregon Wine Country

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8 Delightful DIY Father’s Day Gifts to Make for Dear Old Dad

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The Living Building Challenge Wins the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge!

The Living Building Challenge Wins the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge!

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DIY Father’s Day Gift: How to Make Recycled Plastic Bag Placemats for Your Dad

DIY Father’s Day Gift: How to Make Recycled Plastic Bag Placemats for Your Dad

If your dad is the chef of your family, show him how much you appreciate his meals by making him a set of cool and quirky recycled plastic bag placemats for Father's Day. We got this DIY gift

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DIY Father’s Day Gift: Make Your Dad a New Clock Out of an Old Record

DIY Father’s Day Gift: Make Your Dad a New Clock Out of an Old Record

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron About the Light & Energy Issue

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron About the Light & Energy Issue

INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little about Dwell's Light & Energy issue and what kind of content readers can expect when they pick it up on newsstands this month? AMANDA: I enjoy issue

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The New Lexus ES300h: We Test Drive the First Ever Hybrid ES in Oregon Wine Country

Before we get into any more details about the car, I should mention that I'm not a car expert - but if you're reading this, you probably aren't, either. Lexus provided us with a comprehensive

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