Julie Lasky

Guest Writer; Notable Books Contributor / Critic; Writer; Editor / United States / Design Observer

Julie Lasky is deputy editor of the Home & Garden section of the New York Times. Previously she was editor of the Change Observer channel, devoted to design and social innovation, of Design Observer, a website about design and visual culture. Prior to that she was editor in chief of the magazines I.D. (International Design) and Interiors and managing editor of the graphic design bimonthly Print. A widely published journalist and critic, she has written for the New York Times, Metropolis, Dwell, Architecture, Slate, Surface, The National Scholar, and NPR.

Lasky is the author of three books: Borrowed Design: Use and Abuse of Historical Form (written with Steven Heller), Some People Can’t Surf: The Graphic Design of Art Chantry, and Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle. She has also contributed to books published by The Monacelli Press, Phaidon, Princeton Architectural Press, Thames & Hudson, and Yale University Press. Honors include a National Arts Journalism Program Fellowship at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and the Richard J. Margolis award for writings on the cultural life of postwar Sarajevo. She is a member of the exhibitions committee of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and an instructor in the MFA Design Criticism program at New York’s School of Visual Arts.

Contributed Articles

Daily Features
By Julie Lasky November 5, 2013

Julie Lasky reveals her most idiosyncratic reading habit, the author she’d most like to be and more answers to Designers & Books’ questionnaire. 

Guest posts
By Julie Lasky January 26, 2012

Guest blogger: Julie Lasky (Design Observer/Change Observer, New York)
Profile   Notable Books of 2011
Guest blogger Julie Lasky—design and visual culture journalist, critic, and author—talks about attempting to write a book for children on design. — SK

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