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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7 Indoor Plants That Purify the Air Around You Naturally

7 Indoor Plants That Purify the Air Around You Naturally

Dendrobium and Phaeleonopsis Orchids Orchids have a bad reputation as being finicky and difficult to grow, but really, the opposite is true. On our recent trip to Costa Farms, we learned that

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5 Green Employers Share Insider Job Advice on How to Get Hired

5 Green Employers Share Insider Job Advice on How to Get Hired

HOK's Chicago Office HOK If you read Inhabitat, you know that we're big fans of architecture firm HOK. Director of Design, Todd Halamka, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, shared what the firm is looking

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VERDMX Wants to Build Beautiful Vertical Gardens Throughout Mexico

VERDMX Wants to Build Beautiful Vertical Gardens Throughout Mexico

VERDMX is an independent civic initiative working on a project called BREATHE / GREEN ROUTE which proposes bringing 7 sculptures with vertical gardens to locations throughout the country. The

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Coconut Coir Makes an Eco-Friendly Soil That Helps The Earth & Your Plants To Thrive

Coconut Coir Makes an Eco-Friendly Soil That Helps The Earth & Your Plants To Thrive

Check out the roots of the plant on the left (which was grown in peat) and compare them to the roots of the plant on the right (grown in coconut coir). Anyone who has ever cared for plants

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Follow Inhabitots on Pinterest for Awesome Green Kids Tips, Products and Toys!

Follow Inhabitots on Pinterest for Awesome Green Kids Tips, Products and Toys!

Hey eco mamas and green dads - have you heard the news? Our kids and parenting site Inhabitots is now on Pinterest - and we've been pinning up a storm of goodness for green tots - from

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Wil Natzel’s Cardboard Night Blooms Set to Sprout at the 2012 Northern Spark Festival

Wil Natzel’s Cardboard Night Blooms Set to Sprout at the 2012 Northern Spark Festival

Artist Wil Natzel is creating a pop-up art installation of incredible cardboard flowers near the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, MN using the humblest of materials — cardboard! Using his own

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Thomas Troisch Cobbles Together Colorful Sea Glass Chandeliers Using Recycled Materials

Thomas Troisch Cobbles Together Colorful Sea Glass Chandeliers Using Recycled Materials

Thomas Troisch cobbles together reclaimed materials and colorful seaglass to make these unique chandeliers. "After having stared at one too many $1,295 rental apartment excuses for a ceiling

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Pair of Vegan Rubber Rain Boots by Kamik (Worth $65!)

GIVEAWAY: Win a Pair of Vegan Rubber Rain Boots by Kamik (Worth $65!)

Be ready for those April showers next month with these stylish, equestrian-inspired rainboots by Kamik. They sell for $65 but they can be yours for free if you enter our giveaway on Ecouterre!

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Carmina Campus Recycles Mini Roadster Parts Into Luxury Handbags

Carmina Campus Recycles Mini Roadster Parts Into Luxury Handbags

Fans of the Mini Roadster will get a kick out of Carmina Campus's new line of the eco-friendly purses made from actual Mini parts! The upcycled line, which was launched at Milan Fashion Week is

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Google Goggles Will Give You Terminator-Style Augmented Vision

Google Goggles Will Give You Terminator-Style Augmented Vision

Google Goggles may sound like a mouthful - but you might be wearing a pair before you know it. Word on the street is that the search engine giant is developing a set of high-tech specs that will

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6 Celebrities Who Wore Green Fashion to the 2012 Oscars

6 Celebrities Who Wore Green Fashion to the 2012 Oscars

We can remember a time when seeing even one green gown grace the red carpet for the Oscars was quite a feat, so it's our pleasure to report that six celebs donned eco-conscious threads at the

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Australians Ditching Sunscreen and Risking Skin Cancer to Avoid Nanoparticles

Australians Ditching Sunscreen and Risking Skin Cancer to Avoid Nanoparticles

Australia reportedly has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, so why are many Aussies opting to ditch their sunscreen? According to a recent study, 17 percent of the respondents

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Ecouterre Shares the Hottest Eco Fashion Shows from New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2012

Ecouterre Shares the Hottest Eco Fashion Shows from New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2012

Suzanne Rae was "faux real" about calling attention to cruelty-free alternatives in her introspective Fall Winter 2012 collection. We were enamored by her use of natural fabrics draped and

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VPL “Manipulates” the Runway with Biomorphic Knits for New York Fashion Week

VPL “Manipulates” the Runway with Biomorphic Knits for New York Fashion Week

Victoria Bartlett's New York Fashion Week runway presentation for VPL Fall Winter 2012 was a collection of delightfully fresh knits and flowing frocks, each more surprising than the one before.

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The GreenShows Brings Ethical Fashion to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

The GreenShows Brings Ethical Fashion to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Sustainable fashion designers like United Bamboo, Study NY by Tara St. James, H. Fredriksson and Luis Valenzuela found themselves right at home in the midst of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week on

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8 Green Valentines for the Architects and Designers We Love!

8 Green Valentines for the Architects and Designers We Love!

Mike's Design Crush: Michelle Kaufmann Ever since Inhabitat first met Michelle Kaufmann back in 2007, we've had a huge crush on her groundbreaking brand of sustainable design - she proved that

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10 Sure-to-Please Green Valentine’s Day Gifts to Give Your Main Squeeze

10 Sure-to-Please Green Valentine’s Day Gifts to Give Your Main Squeeze

Our favorite handmade and eco Valentine's Day gifts for 2012: SCRABBLE "LOVE" PILLOWS If your sweetie loves Scrabble more than they love you (just kidding, but not really), he or she

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VIDEO: Ecouterre’s Favorite Looks From the Designers & Agents Green Room

VIDEO: Ecouterre’s Favorite Looks From the Designers & Agents Green Room

A few months ago, Ecouterre set up shop inside the Green Room, a carefully curated space dedicated to emerging eco-fashion labels at the Designers and Agents show in NYC. Join the Ecouterre

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Donald Trump Picks a Mean Fight with Scotland Over Offshore Wind

Donald Trump Picks a Mean Fight with Scotland Over Offshore Wind

Donald Trump may be a real estate mogul with an estimated worth of who knows how many billions -- we think it might be seven -- and a penchant for trying to derail presidential campaigns but

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PRODUCT REVIEW: We Try Out Water-Saving Vege Aqua Fruit and Vegetable Wash

PRODUCT REVIEW: We Try Out Water-Saving Vege Aqua Fruit and Vegetable Wash

If you've been trying to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your diet but find washing them to be a chore, Vege Aqua is a new product that might make it feel like less cumbersome. Unlike

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National Sweater Day is Today!

National Sweater Day is Today!

Today is National Sweater Day! Are you wearing your sweater to keep warm instead of turning up the heat? If not, head over to the WWF's call center to give yourself or a friend a call from a

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Win a Business of Being Born DVD Prize Pack Worth $109!

Win a Business of Being Born DVD Prize Pack Worth $109!

If you know someone who's about to welcome a new bundle of joy - or maybe you are yourself - don't miss a chance to win this amazing prize package for expectant parents (worth $109). We're

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The Kai Table Has a Bevy of Secret Compartments to Stash Your Stuff

The Kai Table Has a Bevy of Secret Compartments to Stash Your Stuff

With a bevy of hidden compartments that you can stash your stuff in, the Kai table is an urban apartment dweller's dream. Built by Naoki Hirakoso and Takamitsu Kitahara, the coffee table is made

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Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen Claim Their Brand New 22,000 Sq Ft Mega Mansion is Green

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen Claim Their Brand New 22,000 Sq Ft Mega Mansion is Green

While Giants fans have been rabble-rousing Tom Brady over the upcoming Super Bowl XLVI, environmentalists are giving the Patriots quarterback and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen the stink

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Pawel Grunert’s SIE43 Chair is Made from a Cascade of Clear Blue Plastic Bottles

Pawel Grunert’s SIE43 Chair is Made from a Cascade of Clear Blue Plastic Bottles

This watery blue chair by Pawel Grunert is as refreshing as the liquid that was once contained in the plastic bottles it's made from. Called the SIE43 Chair, the piece was constructed for the

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US Military Enlists New High Tech Undies to Help Monitor Soldiers’ Vitals

US Military Enlists New High Tech Undies to Help Monitor Soldiers’ Vitals

News that the United States military is adding undies to its arsenal of high-powered gadgets and gizmos may surprise you, but that's exactly what researchers at the U.S. Army Medical Research

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6 Green Ways to Ward Off the Winter Blues (a.k.a. Seasonal Affective Disorder)

6 Green Ways to Ward Off the Winter Blues (a.k.a. Seasonal Affective Disorder)

WINDOWHOP It's easy to get depressed when your work schedule has you getting less sun than Edward Cullen (you've got the sickly pallor to match and it's not nearly as sexy on you). If you're

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GREEN PRODUCT REVIEW: Bobble Water Purifying Jug

GREEN PRODUCT REVIEW: Bobble Water Purifying Jug

We're big fans of the colorful and quirky Bobble water bottle, so when we found out that there was a jug-sized version available, we had to get our hands on it and try it for ourselves. Just

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Hopeline: Verizon Offers Customers a Way to Fight Domestic Violence by Recycling Their Old Phones

Hopeline: Verizon Offers Customers a Way to Fight Domestic Violence by Recycling Their Old Phones

If you have an old cell phone that you're not quite sure what to do with, why not recycle it and help a fellow human being out at the same time by donating it to Verizon's HopeLine? Through the

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7 Hottest New Hybrids & Electric Cars at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit

7 Hottest New Hybrids & Electric Cars at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit

Volkswagon Electric E-Bugster Can you imagine being a fly on the wall when Volkswagen finally took the covers off of its closely guarded E-Bugster electric concept vehicle? The curvaceous

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