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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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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WIN a Greenbuds Organic Crib Mattress and Sheet Set Worth $492

WIN a Greenbuds Organic Crib Mattress and Sheet Set Worth $492

If you're looking for the safest (and most comfy) crib mattress for your baby, why pay $492 for one when you can get it for free in our giveaway? Inhabitots is giving away a Greenbuds Magnolia

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Shrine Rack is a Shoe Storage System That Doubles as Artwork

PRODUCT REVIEW: Shrine Rack is a Shoe Storage System That Doubles as Artwork

Is the entrance to your home so littered with shoes that you can barely remember what color the floor is? That's precisely the problem we were facing when we stumbled across the Shrine Rack, a

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This Dude Only Owns 15 Things (Not Counting Underwear)

This Dude Only Owns 15 Things (Not Counting Underwear)

If one of your New Year's resolutions this year is to live the simple life, take a tip from Andrew Hyde, a man who only owns 15 things. If you're thinking that it's not that difficult to pare

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7 Sustainable (And Mostly Vegan!) Winter Boots to Conquer Snow, Slush

7 Sustainable (And Mostly Vegan!) Winter Boots to Conquer Snow, Slush

If frozen feet don't exactly sound like your idea of a stylish time, why not invest in a pair of sustainably made winter boots? Ecouterre's rounded up 7 pairs of sustainable, mostly vegan

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10 Easy Tips to Cut Your Home Energy Bill This Winter

10 Easy Tips to Cut Your Home Energy Bill This Winter

Brrrrrrr! The weather's getting colder (some cities have already seen snow!) and that means that many of us will soon be seeing a big spike on our monthly electricity bills. But it doesn't have

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HOW TO: Make a Recycled Mustache Mirror

HOW TO: Make a Recycled Mustache Mirror

MATERIALS: - A mirror (preferably one you already have) - Fabric paint (we used Tulip non-toxic paint in black) - Mustache templates - A clean, large ziplock bag (you could also use a clean

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6 Green Ways to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

6 Green Ways to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

GET A BETTER JOB (or just get a job) Advancing professionally is a goal that many people set for themselves at the beginning of the year but with unemployment so high, even finding a job to

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22 Green Fashion Predictions for 2012

22 Green Fashion Predictions for 2012

To ring in the new year, we asked 22 of the biggest movers and shakers in eco-fashion to weigh in with their predictions for 2012. From a museum textile conservator to a Project Runway winner

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Top 7 Most Bizarre Eco Fashion Stories of 2011 (Vote for the Wackiest!)

Top 7 Most Bizarre Eco Fashion Stories of 2011 (Vote for the Wackiest!)

From a dress made of mold to a pair of shoes made from old cheese sandwiches, 2011 was one weird-ass year in eco-fashion. But which wacky story takes the cake? Did you think this gown made of

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Top 7 WTF Fashion Stories of 2011 (Vote for the One You Despise Most!)

Top 7 WTF Fashion Stories of 2011 (Vote for the One You Despise Most!)

For every inspiring human being making the world of fashion better, there's an equally heinous individual (or worse, an organized group of them) really stinking up the industry with their

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Top 6 Green DIY How-To’s of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Green DIY How-To’s of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 was a big year in the world of DIY - whether it be because more and more people want to save money, reuse materials or just have a little fun. Nowadays getting your own hands dirty and

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Top 6 Inhabitat Eco Art Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Inhabitat Eco Art Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

There used to be a time when finding inspiring eco art was harder than getting a llama to wear a scarf, so we were thrilled that 2011 saw such an abundance of it. From old books carved into

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Top 6 Ecouterre Eco Fashion Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Ecouterre Eco Fashion Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

If you remember a time (just a few short years ago) when eco fashion consisted of oatmeal-colored t-shirts and hempy linen shorts, you'll surely appreciate just how sophisticated (and even

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DIY: How to Make a Terrarium Christmas Ornament!

DIY: How to Make a Terrarium Christmas Ornament!

MATERIALS: - Moss, plants and/or twigs small enough to fit into your terrarium ornament - Some soil - Tweezers - Reusable glass ornament orb - A ribbon (we used one from an old gift box -

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Last Minute Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Make Your Own Gifts

Last Minute Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Make Your Own Gifts

Anyone can go to a store, buy something, and wrap it in some festive paper, but if you really want to show your giftee that you put time and effort into your present, why not make it with your

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HOW TO: Make Personalized Photo Pillows for Your Friends and Family

HOW TO: Make Personalized Photo Pillows for Your Friends and Family

MATERIALS: - An old pillowcase or t-shirt - An iron-on transfer paper sheet (your can buy a whole pack for $34 or just a few pieces for $6 ) - Some old clothes or fabric to use as stuffing

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Win a $345 Vegan Collina Strada Handbag From KAIGHT!

Win a $345 Vegan Collina Strada Handbag From KAIGHT!

Why not take a break from your holiday shopping to pick up a little gift for yourself - like this gorgeous $345 Collina Strada handbag from Kaight! We're giving one of these stylish vegan purses

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