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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Coconut-Shaped Bamboo Dome Built Without a Single Nail

Coconut-Shaped Bamboo Dome Built Without a Single Nail

We've seen other bamboo buildings before but what makes Nghia's stand out is the dynamic domed shapes he is able to achieve with the material - especially without the use of modern machinery or

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ELECTION 2013: Who Would Be the Greener NYC Mayor?

ELECTION 2013: Who Would Be the Greener NYC Mayor?

New Yorkers are heading to the polls today to elect the next mayor of their city. The two candidates, republican Joe Lhota and democrat Bill de Blasio, have some big shoes to fill when it comes

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Brooke Shields’ Bizarre and Wonderful Citi Bike Costume Wins Halloween

Brooke Shields’ Bizarre and Wonderful Citi Bike Costume Wins Halloween

It looks like Leonardo DiCaprio has some strong competition when it comes to Citi Bike-loving celebs. For Halloween this year, actress Brooke Shields decided to don a truly unique Citi Bike

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See the First Section of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub to Open to the Public (PHOTOS)

See the First Section of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub to Open to the Public (PHOTOS)

The first section of the nearly $4 billion World Trade Center Transportation Hub is now open to the public. Designed by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, the World Trade Center West

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One Year After Hurricane Sandy, Scientists Warn of Even More Extreme Storms to Come

One Year After Hurricane Sandy, Scientists Warn of Even More Extreme Storms to Come

It's been one year since Superstorm Sandy battered New York, and though we're relieved to be enjoying dry weather today, experts are warning us not to become too complacent. "Sandy wasn't the

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This Picture is NOT PHOTOSHOPPED! See Shocking Images from the Devastating Hurricane Sandy – One Year Ago

This Picture is NOT PHOTOSHOPPED! See Shocking Images from the Devastating Hurricane Sandy – One Year Ago

It's hard to believe, but tomorrow will mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy - and the Museum of the City of New York will be commemorating the milestone with a powerful collection

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Banksy’s Upcycled Sphinx Brazenly Stolen from Queens

Banksy’s Upcycled Sphinx Brazenly Stolen from Queens

arab spring, Banksy, banksy nyc, banksy sphinx, Better Out Than In, cinderblock sculpture, graffiti art, middle east, mobile installations, new york city, political art, Public Art, Queens,

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New Article Sheds Light on NYC’s Potential for Dangerous Future Food Shortages

New Article Sheds Light on NYC’s Potential for Dangerous Future Food Shortages

You've likely heard of food deserts, but did you know that New York City is a food island? Connected to the rest of the world by bridges and tunnels, stores in the metropolis have been rendered

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World’s Largest Pumpkin Gets Transformed into a Creeptastic Carnivorous Plant (PHOTOS)

World’s Largest Pumpkin Gets Transformed into a Creeptastic Carnivorous Plant (PHOTOS)

Feed me, Seymour! Gourd carver extraordinaire Ray Villafane returned to the New York Botanical Garden this year to transform the world's largest pumpkin into a scene right from Little Shop of

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Tour 4 Amazing Penthouses, Lofts and Townhomes from Dwell’s City Modern Home Tours (PHOTOS)

Tour 4 Amazing Penthouses, Lofts and Townhomes from Dwell’s City Modern Home Tours (PHOTOS)

Image © David Hoston Architect Indoor slides, climbing walls, rooftop solariums, 50-foot-high ceilings, private pools - if you can dream it up, chances are that one of these

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Banksy’s Super Adorable But Horribly Sad “Sirens of the Lambs” Features Stuffed Animals Riding to Their Slaughter

Banksy’s Super Adorable But Horribly Sad “Sirens of the Lambs” Features Stuffed Animals Riding to Their Slaughter

We really can't decide whether to laugh or cry after watching this super adorable but simultaneously horribly sad video of British street artist Banksy's latest work. Called "The Sirens of the

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Are Chickens That Eat at the Same Restaurants Where They’re Served the Latest Food Trend?

Are Chickens That Eat at the Same Restaurants Where They’re Served the Latest Food Trend?

We're not sure whether to be impressed or disturbed by a new food trend that has been growing in popularity among New York chefs - chickens that are fed scraps from the same four-star

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6 Innovative, Flood-Resistant Homes from the 3C Comprehensive Coastal Communities Competition

6 Innovative, Flood-Resistant Homes from the 3C Comprehensive Coastal Communities Competition

After suffering from millions of dollars worth of damage caused by Hurricane Sandy last year, Long Island is serious about never facing the same fate again. In order to get on the road to

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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Really Loves to Citi Bike (PHOTOS)

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Really Loves to Citi Bike (PHOTOS)

By now, it's no secret that Leonardo DiCaprio is an avid Citi Biker. The superstar has been photographed riding all around Manhattan on the blue bikes, and Inhabitat even saw him about to embark

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Speaks to Dr. John Keung About Singapore’s Green Mark Building Certification System

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Speaks to Dr. John Keung About Singapore’s Green Mark Building Certification System

If you're a regular Inhabitat reader, you're probably already familiar with LEED, BREEAM, Passivhaus and even LBC, but there's another green building certification program that you should know

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Tornado Watch in Effect for New York Today Until Evening

Tornado Watch in Effect for New York Today Until Evening

Image © Adnan Islam  If the New York skies are looking a bit ominous to you today, your extreme weather radar is right on the money. The NOAA NWS Storm Prediction Center issued a tornado

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Airbnb Scores Victory in NYC: Judge Rules That Host’s Actions Were Actually Not Illegal

Airbnb Scores Victory in NYC: Judge Rules That Host’s Actions Were Actually Not Illegal

A ruling made by an NYC judge fining an Airbnb host $2,400 for renting out his room caused quite a stir in May, but now another judge has overturned the decision. The victory is a boon to New

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Giant Version of Mouse Trap Board Game Pops Up in Queens, NY

Giant Version of Mouse Trap Board Game Pops Up in Queens, NY

Remember that board game called Mouse Trap where you had to trigger a series of mechanisms to eventually trap a mouse? If you thought that was fun, Mark Perez has amplified the effect about a

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Google Glass App Helps Citi Bike Riders Get Hands-Free Directions and Info

Google Glass App Helps Citi Bike Riders Get Hands-Free Directions and Info

A new Google Glass app is helping to elevate NYC's already futuristic Citi Bike bike share program. Developed by R/GA Prototype Studio, the app allows riders to access info and directions right

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New Renderings of Dramatic “Mantaray” Overlook for Brooklyn Bridge Park Unveiled

New Renderings of Dramatic “Mantaray” Overlook for Brooklyn Bridge Park Unveiled

A lot of excitement has been surrounding the upcoming development of Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6, and new renderings of the project's dramatic "Mantaray" overlook have fueled the fire even

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VIDEO: See a BMX Master Perform Sick Stunts on a 40-lb. Citi Bike

VIDEO: See a BMX Master Perform Sick Stunts on a 40-lb. Citi Bike

By now, you've probably seen Citi Bikes being used in numerous ways - as exercise machines, chairs and even as regular old bikes. But Animal New York recently set out to show a more agile side

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Iconic Eero Saarinen Airport Terminal to Be Reborn as a Hotel

Iconic Eero Saarinen Airport Terminal to Be Reborn as a Hotel

Eero Saarinen fans might be sad to hear that the JFK terminal building designed by the architecture legend has fallen into disuse, but it turns out there's a silver lining around that cloud.

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[PHOTOS] Controversial SPURA plan for NYC’s Lower East Side Revealed: SHoP Architects Designed Andy Warhol Museum!

[PHOTOS] Controversial SPURA plan for NYC’s Lower East Side Revealed: SHoP Architects Designed Andy Warhol Museum!

Inhabitat has called Manhattan's Lower East Side home for close to a decade now, so we've been following SPURA, the project to redevelop a massive parcel of land in the neighborhood, quite

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The Human-Harp Project Turns the Brooklyn Bridge into a Giant Musical Instrument!

The Human-Harp Project Turns the Brooklyn Bridge into a Giant Musical Instrument!

If you ever looked up at the Brooklyn Bridge's rows of suspension cables and thought that it looked like a giant harp, you're not the only one. Artist Di Mainstone recently made that very

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2013 International Green Building Conference Kicks Off in Singapore

2013 International Green Building Conference Kicks Off in Singapore

This morning, delegates from more than 35 countries gathered at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore for the 2013 International Green Building Conference to exchange

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Who is the Greenest Candidate for NYC Mayor?

Who is the Greenest Candidate for NYC Mayor?

The New York City mayoral race has been heating up with candidates making their final attempts to woo voters before the primary election tomorrow . So far, most of the candidates have been

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INTERVIEW: Ecouterre Talks to Designer Victoria Bartlett About Cruelty-Free Fashion

INTERVIEW: Ecouterre Talks to Designer Victoria Bartlett About Cruelty-Free Fashion

At Ecouterre, we've always been fascinated with designer Victoria Bartlett's ability to create fantastic fashions without having to use the furs and skins of animals. So we were delighted to

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Inhabitat Talks to Lisa Katayama About ‘We Are All Radioactive’: a Crowdfunded Video Series About Surfers Rebuilding Japan

Inhabitat Talks to Lisa Katayama About ‘We Are All Radioactive’: a Crowdfunded Video Series About Surfers Rebuilding Japan

INHABITAT: What made you decide to start the We Are All Radioactive series? Lisa: I grew up in Japan, and my family and friends still live there -- so the earthquake was really shocking to

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Plans for High Line-Style Park in Queens Move Forward with Feasibility Study

Plans for High Line-Style Park in Queens Move Forward with Feasibility Study

The score was Friends of the Queensway: 1, Haters: 0 this week as the controversial proposal to turn a disused rail line in Kew Gardens into a new High Line-esque park secured $1 million in

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Former Director of NYC Dept. of City Planning Says Giant Rotterdam-Style Floodgates Could Protect NYC from the Next Superstorm

Former Director of NYC Dept. of City Planning Says Giant Rotterdam-Style Floodgates Could Protect NYC from the Next Superstorm

Before Hurricane Sandy, building giant sea walls to protect NYC from storm surges may have sounded extreme, but now respected urban planners are considering it as a viable solution. The New York

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