Antonia Edwards
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Antonia Edwards

Writer, editor, blogger, authorUnited Kingdom
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Antonia Edwards

Writer, editor, blogger, authorUnited Kingdom
About me
I am a writer and published author with 13 years experience in a broad range of freelance publishing roles. I've written mainly on the subjects of interiors, architecture, art, craft, fashion, design and lifestyle. I am also the founding editor of Upcyclist.co.uk, an interior decor blog that celebrates restoration, repair and reuse. Upcyclist showcases the work of homeowners, designers and makers that sensitively renovate rooms, restyle vintage finds, repair furniture and repurpose materials. In addition to my writing experience, I have a good eye for images, editorial design and layout. Most of my work to date has combined both the writing and visual aspects of content creation, particularly for my work at Archant Life, the Upcyclist blog and my two books, Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors (Prestel/Penguin Random House 2015) and Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes (Prestel/Penguin Random House 2017).
Projects
  • Introductory texts for Gift Wrapping Paper Books
    Introductory texts for Gift Wrapping Paper BooksI wrote introductory texts for 10 volumes of the Gift Wrapping Paper series of books by The Pepin Press. Each book contains 12 sheets of wrapping paper, with each volume inspired by a different art movement or design style. The texts comprised short histories of Paisley, 1920s Fancy Design, 1950s Abstract, Kimono, Arabian Designs, Turkish Designs, Psychedelic, Renaissance, Op Art and Art Nouveau, which were translated into eight languages.
  • Upcyclist.co.uk
    Upcyclist.co.ukUpcyclist is a home decor blog reporting on beautiful buildings, rooms, furnishings and objects that celebrate restoration, repair and reuse. Articles on Upcyclist include interviews with designers, makers and stylists who have discovered innovative ways to reincarnate objects with a history. I also feature home interiors that demonstrate modern approaches to styling with vintage or recycled materials. Whether it’s a bedroom furnished with vintage finds, a table made from salvaged wood or a b
  • Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors by Antonia Edwards
    Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors by Antonia EdwardsMy first book published with Prestel Publishing / Penguin Random House (2015). "Upcycling is the process of transforming seemingly low value items into something new. Today's upcyclists are creating stunning furniture, lighting and art objects that combine values of superb craftsmanship and design with ideas of how "waste" can be both inspiring and informing. While the environmental and financial benefits of upcycling are readily acknowledged here, these designers and makers show how the pract
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Work history
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    AuthorPrestel Publishing
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
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    Copy EditorThe Pepin Press
     - Brighton, United KingdomFreelance
    I edited 90 interviews with international designers for a series of three design books by The Pepin Press. Avant Garde Bags, Exceptional Jewellery and Shoe Lust.
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Skills
  • Blog Content
  • Copyediting
  • Writing
  • Picture Research
  • Basic Photoshop
  • Basic Indesign
  • Article Research
  • Article Writing
  • Newsletter Content
  • Artist Interviews
Education
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    MA Interior DesignUniversity of Brighton
     - Brighton, United Kingdom
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    BA Art HistoryUniversity College London (UCL)
     - London, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Progress 1000 Influential LondonersEvening Standard // ES Magazine
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    Observer Ethical Awards NomineeThe Observer