Julie Taraska is Architectural Record’s products editor, as well as editor of SNAP, RECORD’s bimonthly product-focused magazine. A New England native, she’s spent the past decade writing about design and technology, serving as an editor at Metropolis; columnist for Fast Company; and co-founder of the product-design live-event series Product Placement. Her work has appeared in Details, Wallpaper*, The New York Times, and Wired, among others; she also was the founding editor of Gilt Home, the lifestyle vertical of e-commerce site Gilt Groupe. She holds an M.A. from Goldsmith College, University of London, and a B.A. from Connecticut College.