For the love of paper planning
Can anyone update the current Filofax circumstances? I haven't seen much in the way of 'new' from them and Van Der Spek seems to be the new craze.
Where do you live? I live in New York City and there doesn't seem to be a really good place with a really good selection to buy planners. In fact, a good place that had a decent selection where the NY group has met up previously went out of business. I don't know of any place in the USA that sells Gillio or Van Der Spek planners.
Hi - I just purchased an A5 finsbury on eBay. I love it but one thing drives me nuts--when I close the Filofax, the last 20 pages or so get stuck in the binding. To avoid this I have to pull on the pages before I close it so they don't stick in the binding. Is this issue normal? I can send pics if that will help. Hope that makes sense. Thank you!!
I'm not sure, but it sounds like you might need a page lifter?Joshua LaPorte has a video on his channel, the video is called "Timesystem page lifters in my Van der Spek binder". Perhaps it will help you?
Hello planner family: I've noticed some of my Originals are softer that others. Does it mean previous owners did treat the leather somehow? Is there any conditioner for Originals you'd recommend me? Thanks you.
I guess it may just be natural variability.However, the leather of the old models that inspired the Originals range would have been quite hard and durable, so if authenticity is a factor then you might do better leaving them unconditioned anyway.
I have been using Filofax personal size since my first trip to England in 1983. I just purchased my first Domino in Cornflower (beautiful!) and as I was transferring from my old Finsbury, the domino lining started to peel, and the edges of the pen loop were disintegrating to dust! I don't mind a little peeling, as it gives "character" but if it progresses it could affect function. Is there a way to stop the progression? Should I give up and return it? Thanks for your help. BTW, I LOVE this site. Deb