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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VIDEO: Costello Tagliapietra Spring 2012 Runway Show at New York Fashion Week

VIDEO: Costello Tagliapietra Spring 2012 Runway Show at New York Fashion Week

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Architect Jeanne Gang Wins $500,000 MacArthur Genius Grant

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Our Editors Share their Favorite Picks at D&A Eco-Fashion!

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Duro Olowu’s S/S 2012 Line Delivers Optimism Through Adversity at New York Fashion Week

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Mara Hoffman’s S/S 2012 Collection Brings the Tropics to New York Fashion Week

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Cornell Student Invents Clothing That Traps Toxic Gases and Odors

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Top 6 Solar Powered Bags to Take You Back to School in Style

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7 Eco-Friendly Back-to-School Looks for Dapper Dudes

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Made Out Portugal: A Pop Up Gallery in the Back of a Truck for DMY Berlin

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Win a Back to School $190 Vegan Laptop Tote From Crystalyn Kae

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Win an Eco-Friendly Back-to-School Kit Worth $90!

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6 Ways Kate Middleton Could Use Her Popularity to Boost British Ethical Fashion

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Top 6 Must-Have Green Supplies for Back to School!

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Top 6 Eco-Friendly Bookbags to Carry Back to Class

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