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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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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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts Under $20!

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts Under $20!

There's a reason they call it Black Friday; you have to drag yourself out of your house in the bleakest hours of the morn, battle a throng of savings-hungry zombies and pummel people American

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Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Barrel Christmas Tree is the Booziest One This Side of the Mississippi

Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Barrel Christmas Tree is the Booziest One This Side of the Mississippi

Standing at 26 ft tall, the tree is made almost entirely of Jack Daniel's barrels stacked atop one another in layers. The 2011 tree is the first one of its kind, but we think it would be

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gadget Gifts

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gadget Gifts

Have someone on your holiday gift list that's gaga for gadgets? If so, we've got a whole lineup of eco electronics that will satisfy their techy cravings while helping them tread a little

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Girls

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Girls

This holiday season treat your little princess to the perfect present that not only delights her but also teaches her the value of sustainability. From awesome girl superhero pals to a dreamy

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts Under $50

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts Under $50

Just because the economy's in the gutter doesn't mean your holiday gifts have to be! We've got a whole slew of sweet green presents you can scoop up for just $50 or even less. From flourishing

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HOW TO: Make a Furoshiki Gift Wrap Satchel Out of an Old Shirt

HOW TO: Make a Furoshiki Gift Wrap Satchel Out of an Old Shirt

MATERIALS: - A long sleeved shirt. The thinner the shirt, the easier it will be to turn it into a satchel. - A gift to wrap (one that will fit in the center of your shirt with at least 6

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Mom and Dad

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Mom and Dad

They taught you how to ride a bike, housed you for the first 18 years of your life and, oh yeah, created you (though we'd rather not think about that part), so the the least you could do is get

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Cozy Green Knit Gifts

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Cozy Green Knit Gifts

Brrr! The weather's getting colder, so this holiday season why not give your friends and loved ones cozy knit gifts to keep them warm. Our Green Knit Gift Guide is rich with soft and cuddly

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Spatially Just Environments Beirut Proposes Covering War Rubble With a Blanket of Green

Spatially Just Environments Beirut Proposes Covering War Rubble With a Blanket of Green

The 2006 Israeli-Lebanon war resulted in over two hundred buildings being destroyed or razed to the ground in Haret Hreik, a suburb of Beirut. Approximately 80,000 square meters of debris was

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Eco Jewelry

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Eco Jewelry

If you're looking to give some bling to the person who puts a sparkle in your eye, we've got a dazzling array of eco-friendly, ethically made jewelry for you to choose from. From a polished

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Are Green Gift Guides Destroying the Earth?

Are Green Gift Guides Destroying the Earth?

At Inhabitat, we've proud of our Green Holiday Gift Guide, and here's why: We've long believed that it's critical to encourage consumers to vote with their cash and support ethical businesses

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9 Enchanting Gardens, Green Roofs and Planted Walls We Spotted Around Japan

9 Enchanting Gardens, Green Roofs and Planted Walls We Spotted Around Japan

Most visitors to Kinkaku-ji, also known as the Golden Pavilion, in Kyoto, are there to see the gilded roof of the landmark's namesake. But we were just as interested in the green roofs that

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10 Sure-to-Please Green Home Gifts For The Holidays

10 Sure-to-Please Green Home Gifts For The Holidays

It's been said that home is where the heart is, so this holiday, what better way to show the nicest people on your list how much you care than by getting them gifts to spruce up their pads?

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Evergreen Christmas Tree Made of Library Books!

Evergreen Christmas Tree Made of Library Books!

If you want to get into the holiday spirit without having to cut down a poor, defenseless evergreen, check out this clever idea from the resourceful folks at the Gleeson Library in San

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PRODUCT REVIEW: We Check Out Wawabots Personalized Photo Water Bottles

PRODUCT REVIEW: We Check Out Wawabots Personalized Photo Water Bottles

Even though they're great for the environment, doesn't it feel like reusable water bottles have gotten to be a bit too ubiquitous? It isn't exactly eco-friendly to give out thousands of logo'ed

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ANNOUNCING: Inhabitat’s 2011 Green Holiday Gift Guide!

ANNOUNCING: Inhabitat’s 2011 Green Holiday Gift Guide!

OUR GREEN GIFT GUIDE'S BACK AND IT'S BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER! Is it that time of year already? If battling the crowds at your local mall doesn't sound like what you want to be doing for the

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PHOTOS: Incredible Edible Sushi High Line Replica is Made of Mashed Potatoes!

PHOTOS: Incredible Edible Sushi High Line Replica is Made of Mashed Potatoes!

Want to see just how we made this magnificent miniature creation? Head over to our NYC site for the delicious deets! SEE HOW TO MAKE IT YOURSELF > STEP 1: This is probably the most

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14 Awesome DIY Holiday Gifts (And How to Make Them)

14 Awesome DIY Holiday Gifts (And How to Make Them)

This year, there's a way to give all of your friends and loved ones awesome one-of-a-kind gifts they'll love on the cheap - make them yourself! And don't worry if you don't fancy yourself a

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Japanese Artist Creates Edible Headpieces Out of Raw Veggies and Flowers

Japanese Artist Creates Edible Headpieces Out of Raw Veggies and Flowers

They say you are what you eat, but should you also wear what you eat too - on your head? That's what Japanese artist Takaya thinks we should do. The former chef creates his mouthwatering

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Buy PACT and Architecture for Humanity’s New Undies and Help Rebuild a Village in Japan

Buy PACT and Architecture for Humanity’s New Undies and Help Rebuild a Village in Japan

We all know how important our undergarments are in our daily lives but did you know they could provide a totally different kind of support than what you're used to? Yesterday, PACT unveiled its

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Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town UPDATE: New Photos of What Homes in this Advanced Eco City May Look Like

Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town UPDATE: New Photos of What Homes in this Advanced Eco City May Look Like

As you might remember from our original post, Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town is expected to be one of the most advanced eco cities in the world. Located on the site of an old Panasonic plant,

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10 Cheap and Easy Ways to Keep Your Woolen Sweaters Looking Like New

10 Cheap and Easy Ways to Keep Your Woolen Sweaters Looking Like New

Clothes made out of natural wool, merino and cashmere may be slightly more expensive than their synthetic counterparts, but they can also last a heck of a lot longer - if you treat them right,

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