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AP&AS

A Pair & A Spare is a creative community.

The Website

a pair & a spare is about getting creative in all areas of life, and showing you how you can do it yourself. Here you’ll find tutorials, recipes, interviews, behind the scenes, studio tours and IMHO advice columns.

The Founder

Geneva Vanderzeil grew up in Australia and after moving to London in 2008 started a pair & a spare (read all about the journey here). Initially Geneva created her blog as a journal for her DIY projects, but over time it has grown to become a place for hundreds of thousands of people to get creative with their lives. Six years on, a pair & a spare isn’t just a website, it’s a global community of like-minded women, sharing wherever we go the good times, laughs and inspiration. And maybe one or two fails… but that’s totally part of the process!

Geneva has published a best selling book called DIY Fashionista, designed a shoe collection and most importantly, been able to turn her passion for creativity into a career. She has worked with brands from all over the world (Dyson, Etsy, Ralph Lauren, Marriott) to create unique content and written for major publications like Harper’s BAZAAR and Vogue, and through her business and blogging advice, inspire others to do the same. Geneva splits her time between Hong Kong and Australia, but travels so much she feels like a nomad!

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Contact: geneva [at] apairandasparediy [dot] com

Post Faves

Style

Wardrobe Rehab Series | DIY Cross Back DressDIY Distressed Denim Techniques Roadtested | DIY Word Embroidery | DIY Denim Cut Offs Four WaysMen’s Shirt Into Off The Shoulder Dress | DIY Lace Bralet 

Travel

How to Pack: 5,4,3,2,1 Guide | Tips for Moving To Another Country | How to Pack A Hat | Our Creative Escape To Bali 

Creativity

What Do You Love? | Why Your Blog Is More Important Than Ever | An Easy Guide to Travel Journaling 

Living

DIY Mezze Platter |   DIY Stitched Up Gift Wrap |  Rules for Digital Downtime | My Health & Fitness Reboot 

Interiors

How to Care For Indoor Plants | DIY Frozen Ice Bucket | DIY Rope Rug |   DIY Ladder Wardrobe |  DIY Pine Make Up Vanity

 

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