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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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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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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The Montblanc House is a Heavenly White Mountain of a Home in Japan

The Montblanc House is a Heavenly White Mountain of a Home in Japan

The Montblanc House, which is also known as "Shiroi Yama no You no Ie" in Japanese or "House That Resembles a White Mountain," is a three story home that we think was named quite aptly. Designed

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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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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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Sanyo’s Shimmering Kasai Green Energy Park is Quite Possibly the Most Solar-Paneled-Out Compound in the World

Sanyo’s Shimmering Kasai Green Energy Park is Quite Possibly the Most Solar-Paneled-Out Compound in the World

Kasai Green Energy Park's administration building is quite possibly the most solar-paneled out building ever with double-facade panels (these are able to absorb solar rays from both their backs

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PHOTOS: Striking Japanese Bike Parking Lot is Completely Overgrown with Green Ivy

PHOTOS: Striking Japanese Bike Parking Lot is Completely Overgrown with Green Ivy

Located on a busy street behind the Ritz Carlton Hotel Osaka, the facility acts as a place for people commuting to the city to store their bikes. While typical multi-level bike parking

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EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic Announces Plan to Cut 40 Million Tons of CO2 + Photos of the New ENE-FARM Fuel Cell!

EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic Announces Plan to Cut 40 Million Tons of CO2 + Photos of the New ENE-FARM Fuel Cell!

"By 2018, we aim to cut our CO2 emissions by 40 million tons," explained Mr. Kikuchi. Panasonic has already implemented many eco-initiatives within its own operations such as recycling, but the

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EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic Shows Inhabitat How It Recycles Old TV Screens into Glass Wool

EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic Shows Inhabitat How It Recycles Old TV Screens into Glass Wool

What the CRT glass looks like before its recycled. In case you're not familiar with old school CRT or cathode ray tube TVs and monitors (would it be dating ourselves to say that we remember

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6 Sexy Electric Cars Hitting the Streets in 2012

6 Sexy Electric Cars Hitting the Streets in 2012

2011 is almost over, but we're not sad to see it come to an end because 2012 is going to be an amazing year for new electric cars. Whether you're looking for a ride that's practical, luxurious

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Takes a Peek Inside the Panasonic Eco Ideas House in Tokyo, Japan

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Takes a Peek Inside the Panasonic Eco Ideas House in Tokyo, Japan

Panasonic created the Eco Ideas House to show the world how a symphony of their every-saving products working in concert can help consumers realize a zero CO2-emissions home, and live a more

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DIY: How to Make a Delightful Shrimp Nigiri Sushi Roll Halloween Costume

DIY: How to Make a Delightful Shrimp Nigiri Sushi Roll Halloween Costume

MATERIALS: - White styrofoam packing peanuts - An old foam mattress pad - A piece of wide black or dark green ribbon - Pink and green felt - Orange spraypaint STEP 1: First, glue the

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Win a Free $600 Value Energy Audit from Sierra Club Green Home – 25 Available!

Win a Free $600 Value Energy Audit from Sierra Club Green Home – 25 Available!

The weather's getting colder - is your home ready for the winter? Soon, the wind will be blowing and the rain will be falling, and we'll all be seeing a major spike on our monthly energy bills.

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Manchester Wood Makes Sustainable Wooden Furniture Out of Local Materials

Manchester Wood Makes Sustainable Wooden Furniture Out of Local Materials

Manchester Wood is a family business that makes built-to-last furniture from local and sustainable wood. Founded in 1976 in Manchester, Vermont, the company produces American-made solid wood

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Stay Dry with Studio NL’s Built-In Umbrella Coat

Stay Dry with Studio NL’s Built-In Umbrella Coat

Raindrops keep fallin' on my head. That's exactly the song you won't be singing with Studio NL's innovative Umbrella Coat which, you guessed it, has an umbrella for a hood. That means no more

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