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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Tour the PARKROYAL Hotel Singapore’s Surreal Sky Gardens and Greenery-Wrapped Towers (PHOTOS)

Tour the PARKROYAL Hotel Singapore’s Surreal Sky Gardens and Greenery-Wrapped Towers (PHOTOS)

It's obvious that PARKROYAL on Pickering is a feast for the eyes with its vegetation-wrapped glass reinforced concrete layers, but it's not just a pretty facade. The building was awarded Green

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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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RFP for NYC’s Flood-Protecting Seaport City Puts It a Step Closer to Reality

RFP for NYC’s Flood-Protecting Seaport City Puts It a Step Closer to Reality

If you thought New York City was just playing around when it proposed building a mini city onto the side of Manhattan to protect it from future storms, check this out. Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg

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Floating Harvest Dome Made of 450 Umbrellas Returns to NYC!

Floating Harvest Dome Made of 450 Umbrellas Returns to NYC!

New Yorkers who weren't able to catch the mysterious, floating Harvest Dome before it crashed into Riker's Island now have a second chance to view it. Harvest Dome 2.0 is a new, improved version

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INTERVIEW: Why John Bartlett Thinks Cruelty-Free Fashion is Going to the Dogs (Literally!)

INTERVIEW: Why John Bartlett Thinks Cruelty-Free Fashion is Going to the Dogs (Literally!)

Fashion designer John Bartlett is best known for his classic American garments, but when he's not creating impeccable clothes, he's passionate about spreading awareness about animal welfare. We

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“Human Kennel” Hotel Offers 7×5-ft. Cells, Er, Rooms for $10 a Night in New York City

“Human Kennel” Hotel Offers 7×5-ft. Cells, Er, Rooms for $10 a Night in New York City

Despite having a name like Sun Bright Hotel, this dingy and dank NYC establishment hides a dark secret. The hostile, er, hostel-style hotel, located in Manhattan's Chinatown district, features

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Will a 10 Cent Fee Finally Get New Yorkers to Kick the Plastic Bag Habit?

Will a 10 Cent Fee Finally Get New Yorkers to Kick the Plastic Bag Habit?

They say the best things in life are free, but unfortunately so are some of the worst things - like plastic bags at New York City groceries, convenience stores and other retailers. But that

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VIDEO: Voice Tunnel Illuminates Inside of NYC’s Park Avenue Tunnel with Interactive Light Show

VIDEO: Voice Tunnel Illuminates Inside of NYC’s Park Avenue Tunnel with Interactive Light Show

While it may look like the inside of a 90s nightclub, the stroberiffic scene you see above is actually the inside of New York City's Park Avenue Tunnel. This Saturday, the 17th, will be the

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INTERVIEW: Summer Rayne Oakes Talks to Kavita Parmar About the IOU Project

INTERVIEW: Summer Rayne Oakes Talks to Kavita Parmar About the IOU Project

The IOU Project is a movement to rethink how goods are produced and sold in order to benefit people and the planet, not just big business. Recently, Summer Rayne Oakes, co-founder

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Dazzling Sky Reflector-Net Draws Daylight Down into NYC Subway System

Dazzling Sky Reflector-Net Draws Daylight Down into NYC Subway System

The NYC subway system is one of the fastest, greenest ways to get around town, but one common complaint is that stations are underground, dark and never see the light of day. JCDA, Grimshaw

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Dead Dolphins Washing Ashore on the East Coast of the U.S. in Alarming Numbers

Dead Dolphins Washing Ashore on the East Coast of the U.S. in Alarming Numbers

This summer, over a hundred dead dolphins washed up on the shores of the East Coast of the United States, and scientists are baffled about the cause. Whatever is hurting the animals is

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“Harry” the Shark Spotted Swimming Near Long Island

“Harry” the Shark Spotted Swimming Near Long Island

This shark must have heard that it was Shark Week, because he's been making appearances along the Long Island shore. According to The Long Island Herald, the fishy fellow (or female) has been

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Dancing Towers: SHoP Architects’ New NYC Complex Could Be Storm Resistant

Dancing Towers: SHoP Architects’ New NYC Complex Could Be Storm Resistant

SHoP Architects recently broke ground on their Dancing Towers complex on Manhattan's East Side and we're not surprised to hear that they might be considering adding some storm resistance

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PHOTOS: Weird But Wonderful Japanese Victorian Mash-Up Home Adds Flair to Brooklyn Neighborhood

PHOTOS: Weird But Wonderful Japanese Victorian Mash-Up Home Adds Flair to Brooklyn Neighborhood

If asked where this very unique home was located, New York City probably wouldn't be your guess - but that's exactly where it is! The curious Japanese/Victorian mash-up house can be found in the

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10 Double Duty Furniture Designs Spotted at PSFK’s Future of Home Living Exhibit

10 Double Duty Furniture Designs Spotted at PSFK’s Future of Home Living Exhibit

From tables that moonlight as computers to wall shelves that fill in as desks, multi-purpose furniture pieces are double the pleasure and double the fun. Inhabitat recently found a whole bunch

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Doctors Allowed to Prescribe Fruits and Vegetables to Obese and Overweight New Yorkers in NYC

Doctors Allowed to Prescribe Fruits and Vegetables to Obese and Overweight New Yorkers in NYC

Image via Shutterstock It may sound like common sense, but doctors in New York City were just recently allowed the ability to officially prescribe fruits and vegetables as treatment for

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New York’s So-Called Greenest Skyscraper Actually Found to Be an Energy Hog

New York’s So-Called Greenest Skyscraper Actually Found to Be an Energy Hog

It looks like all that glitters is not LEED Gold (or LEED Platinum in the case of 1 Bryant Park). The NYC skyscraper has been called the greenest in the city but according to a report by The New

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How Abandoned Post Offices Could Be Revived as Local Supermarkets

How Abandoned Post Offices Could Be Revived as Local Supermarkets

Some of the most beautiful structures in the United States are post offices, but with more and more people using email as opposed to snail mail, many of these historic buildings are shuttering

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Artist Benjamin Jones About His Incredible Sustainable TreeHouse

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Artist Benjamin Jones About His Incredible Sustainable TreeHouse

Some of us were lucky enough to have moms or dads build treehouses for us - for the rest of us, there's Benjamin Jones. The artist recently brought his colorful TreeHouse made of sustainable

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See the Four Finalists Selected to Design Storm-Resistant Housing in the Rockaways

See the Four Finalists Selected to Design Storm-Resistant Housing in the Rockaways

Ennead Architects, Lateral Office, Seeding Office and White Arkitekter were recently selected from over 100 others competing in the "For a Resilient Rockaway" (FAR ROC) challenge to design

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INTERVIEW: Panasonic’s Haruyuki Ishio Gives Us the Inside Scoop About Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town

INTERVIEW: Panasonic’s Haruyuki Ishio Gives Us the Inside Scoop About Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town

INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little bit about Fujisawa SST and what Panasonic is hoping to accomplish with this new endeavor? Mr. Ishio: From the business perspective, our Fujisawa Sustainable

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to CodeGreen Solutions’ Stephen Rizzo About Greening Existing Buildings

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to CodeGreen Solutions’ Stephen Rizzo About Greening Existing Buildings

CodeGreen's own LEED Platinum office space in NYC INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little bit about CodeGreen and what it does? Stephen: CodeGreen finds solutions for bringing sustainability and

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