1. What is your favourite organiser?
- A5 Malden in ochre.
- Name Imogen-Kate Buchanan-Morton
2. How long have I owned it?
Almost 5 months. After about two years of shall I, shan’t I? Then I found one at the price I wanted to pay.
3. What do I like about it?
I am very fussy about leather and how it’s coloured. The look of the leather has to look right, according to me and a lot of the coloured leathers don’t always look right. I saw quite a few Aqua (when they were being produced) and the Purple Malden’s and it was very much hit and miss somehow the grain looked wrong or the looked badly creased, just let’s say I wasn’t a huge fan.
When they got it right in my opinion they looked awesome. However I was going to purchase it unseen and I hadn’t seen an Ochre model I hadn’t liked.
To me this is what I call leather. The Ochre Malden is the colour I expect leather to look like. To me Leather needs to age and show it scars. I also love the grain on the Malden .The Ochre Malden is renowned to scratch very easily and the most scratch prone of all the Malden’s. I like a leather that tells a story of how it’s used. I love the floppiness of it and as I use it at a desk 95 % of the time it’s perfect. I am not precious about my planners but some of you will be relieved to know I don’t use this one as a coaster.
I love the functionality of it. I love that you can stuff it to the gills. Also you can take half of it out yet still looks great. I love that it has the right amount of pockets and I love the zip compartment.
I also like the fact the Malden would equally as good on a modern desk as it would on a 100 year old bureaux. I like the timelessness about it
4. Do you use it all the time?
It’s my work planner so pretty much 5 days a week every week…
5. Do you think the design could be improved?
An element of me wishes it wasn’t as floppy because then I would use the planner as my personal/home planner. Also I wish the pen loops were just a tad bit bigger.
However right now I am using the Malden as a work planner and other than that I really wouldn’t change at thing.
And some pictures of my A5 Malden.
Thank you Deborah Jane.
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