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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Lavish Ngorongoro Lodge is Perched Inside a Volcano Crater in Tanzania

Lavish Ngorongoro Lodge is Perched Inside a Volcano Crater in Tanzania

While the word "safari" usually conjures up images of dusty tents and meager meals, that couldn't be further from the truth at Ngorongoro. Despite its secluded locale, the lodge is decked out

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Sleeper Cells: A Cluster of Porcupine-Esque Huts Made from Found Wood

Sleeper Cells: A Cluster of Porcupine-Esque Huts Made from Found Wood

"Sleeper Cell: A group of people who remain dormant in a community until activated, by a prearranged signal, to perform acts of espionage, sabotage, or terrorism," is the definition Husky cites

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Russy Valenki Vintage Scarf Shoes Ain’t Your Babushka’s Sneakers

Russy Valenki Vintage Scarf Shoes Ain’t Your Babushka’s Sneakers

If you think certain Nike Dunks are rare, wait 'till you get a load of Russy Valenki's vibrant kicks made out of vintage scarves. Inspired by Russian heirloom pavloposad shawls, each pair is

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The World’s Largest Solar Energy Office Building Shines in China

The World’s Largest Solar Energy Office Building Shines in China

The design of the new building is based on the sun dial and "underlines the urgency of seeking renewable energy sources to replace fossil fuels." Aside from the obvious sustainable nature of the

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

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

Whether you love it or hate it, there's no denying that Kate Middleton's wardrobe attracts some serious attention. With many Brits and others around the world looking to Kate for clothing

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

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

While some parents think of it as the "most wonderful time of the year," the back-to-school season can be stressful with long lists of supplies to stock up on for your kids. The good news? This

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Telok Blangah Hill Park’s Flying Bridges Soar Through the Sky

Telok Blangah Hill Park’s Flying Bridges Soar Through the Sky

Telok Blangah is certainly breathtaking, but it also has the right kind of attitude when it comes to respecting nature. While some parks are constructed by chopping trees down to make room for

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Paddington Walk Gardens: 3 Rooftop Sanctuaries That Travel the World Without Leaving London

Paddington Walk Gardens: 3 Rooftop Sanctuaries That Travel the World Without Leaving London

The rooftop gardens are the "icing on the cake" so to speak for a group of new homes built as part of the regeneration of the Paddington Basin neighborhood. Each space boasts spectacular views

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Top 6 Eco-Friendly Bookbags to Carry Back to Class

Top 6 Eco-Friendly Bookbags to Carry Back to Class

Pendleton Indian Blanket Gunpowder Bag - $264 from Fleabags Feed Haiti Bag or Feed Japan Bag - $35 from FEED Projects Ecoalf Quilted Backpack - 120 € at Ecoalf Voltaic Spark iPad and

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7 Sustainable One-Piece Swimsuits to Dive Into Summer

7 Sustainable One-Piece Swimsuits to Dive Into Summer

Just because you're not ready to take the tummy-baring plunge doesn't mean you can't find a more demure swimsuit that makes just as many waves. We've rounded up 7 eco-friendly one-piece bathing

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PlayMo: An Urban Playground Constructed of Colorful Crates in Melbourne

PlayMo: An Urban Playground Constructed of Colorful Crates in Melbourne

City Leaks used three different colors of crates and gave each one a specific function. The idea reminded us of the classic game of Tetris - remember that each type of block cluster was a

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Blue Forest’s Treehouse Office is a High-Flying Wooden Workplace

Blue Forest’s Treehouse Office is a High-Flying Wooden Workplace

Located in the Shropshire countryside in England, the home has almost a Tudor feel with its pointed doors and windows. Inside, the decor is rustic but that doesn't mean that it isn't decked out

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Make the First School for Sustainable Fashion a Reality – Only 5 More Days to Help!

Make the First School for Sustainable Fashion a Reality – Only 5 More Days to Help!

With all of the interest and buzz surrounding sustainable design and fashion, you'd think there was a school to teach budding designers and entrepreneurs the ins and outs, but there isn't. Until

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VIDEO: Soleil Moon Frye of Punky Brewster Fame Tells Us About Her Eco Baby Boutique

VIDEO: Soleil Moon Frye of Punky Brewster Fame Tells Us About Her Eco Baby Boutique

You may know her as Punky Brewster, but actress Soleil Moon Frye has grown out of the pigtails and into a successful entrepreneur and spokesperson for sustainable products and beauty. We caught

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We Check Out Tiffany Threadgould’s New Book Remake It! And Share a Free DIY Crafting Tutorial

We Check Out Tiffany Threadgould’s New Book Remake It! And Share a Free DIY Crafting Tutorial

We recently got our hands on a copy of Tiffany Threadgould's new book, ReMake It!, which is filled with recycled DIY goodness including this clever picture frame made from a pair of eyeglasses.

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Canal City: An Eye-Popping Japanese Mall Filled with Hanging Gardens and Cooling Pools

Canal City: An Eye-Popping Japanese Mall Filled with Hanging Gardens and Cooling Pools

Canal City, so named because of its unique design centered around a narrow ribbon of blue water, is a premiere shopping, entertainment and relaxation destination in southern Japan. The complex

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Japan Using Air Conditioned Clothing to Beat the Heat During Power Shortages

Japan Using Air Conditioned Clothing to Beat the Heat During Power Shortages

You didn't think a little heat could faze those resourceful Japanese did you? Well, okay, a lot of heat. While most of us westerners over here are sweating up a storm even with air conditioning,

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14 Eco-Friendly Swimsuits, Bikinis and Board Shorts to Make a Splash In This Summer

14 Eco-Friendly Swimsuits, Bikinis and Board Shorts to Make a Splash In This Summer

Ready to hit the beach? Make a splash in one of the 14 sexy and sustainable swimsuits, bikinis and board shorts we've picked out just for you. From retro styles to sultry string bikinis to

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6 Chic Ways to Transition Your Shorts from Summer to Fall

6 Chic Ways to Transition Your Shorts from Summer to Fall

Think that once the weather turns colder, you'll have to banish your shorts to the bottom of your drawers? We've got 6 easy tips on how you can keep on rockin' those cutoffs and daisy dukes

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6 Ways to Cool Down in NYC Today

6 Ways to Cool Down in NYC Today

As New Yorkers, we typically love summer in the city - but not when it's a balmy 100 degrees out! If you're tired of feeling like a potato baking in the oven that is your apartment, here are 6

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Farrukh Khan’s Solar Powered Reverse Trike Turns the Sun’s Rays into Fuel

Farrukh Khan’s Solar Powered Reverse Trike Turns the Sun’s Rays into Fuel

Called the Solar Powered Reverse Trike , this vehicle by Farrukh Khan turns the sun's rays into fuel. It's called a "reverse trike" because it has two wheels at the front and one at the rear. On

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Please Help Us Reach Our Goal of Donating $10,000 to Rebuild Japan!

Please Help Us Reach Our Goal of Donating $10,000 to Rebuild Japan!

YOUR CLICK COULD BE THE ONE THAT GETS US $10,000 TO REBUILD JAPAN! If you've been wanting to do something to help the thousands of victims of the natural disasters that tore through Japan a

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5 Eco Gadgets to Beat the Summer Heat

5 Eco Gadgets to Beat the Summer Heat

In the oppressive heat of summer, it often feels like blasting your AC seems like the only way to get any relief. But since that can be extremely energy and $$ consuming, did you know that there

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Co-tain’s Homeless Health Care Clinic Concept is Made of Recycled Shipping Containers

Co-tain’s Homeless Health Care Clinic Concept is Made of Recycled Shipping Containers

Last year's FFA Orlando/AIA Florida Chapter architecture competition asked participants to design a new health care clinic for the homeless in the Paramore district of downtown Orlando, FL.

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BIOS-FIN: A Biofiltration Building Facade System That Turns Algae into Fuel

BIOS-FIN: A Biofiltration Building Facade System That Turns Algae into Fuel

BIOS-FIN is a light filtering, greywater purifying, bioenergy producing building facade concept. Inspired by salt flats that change color due to different strains of algae and bacteria colonies

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Gillespies’ MediaCityUK is the World’s First BREEAM Accredited Sustainable Community

Gillespies’ MediaCityUK is the World’s First BREEAM Accredited Sustainable Community

The tree-filled, waterside plaza is composed of three distinct areas. The media square (which is framed by the largest studio in Europe, the BBC's new northern headquarters) is MediaCityUK's

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Ghigos Group Recycles Plastic Bags into an Architectural “Outfit” for a House

Ghigos Group Recycles Plastic Bags into an Architectural “Outfit” for a House

Ghigos Group recently turned the disposal of plastic bags into an opportunity to bring life to an unfinished public building. The project takes old shopping bags and turns them into a "dress" or

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Fish Feast: Student Makes Swimming Goggles, Glasses and More Out of 100% Fish Scales

Fish Feast: Student Makes Swimming Goggles, Glasses and More Out of 100% Fish Scales

Some food for thought: when fish are scaled so that people can put them on their dinner plates, what happens to the leftover material? That's the question that one student at the Royal College

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Greenpeace Links Nike and Adidas to Toxic River Polluters in China

Greenpeace Links Nike and Adidas to Toxic River Polluters in China

Talk about dirty laundry. Enviro-watchdog Greenpeace recently nabbed Nike and Adidas for working with Chinese factories responsible for washing heavy metals and hormone-disrupting substances in

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Velomobile is a Human-Powered Commuter Vehicle That’s Comfier Than a Bike

Velomobile is a Human-Powered Commuter Vehicle That’s Comfier Than a Bike

There's no doubt that biking is an ideal form of green transportation - but what about days when it's rainy, cold or when you feel like dressing up? Check out this video (sent to us by Kirsten

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