16 January 2018

Free For All Tuesday No. 363

So what questions or discussion points have you got for us today?

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a more experienced user of organisers, we want to hear your thoughts, questions, opinions etc.

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15 January 2018

Gap in History

I was looking through Kevin Hall's A Chronology of Filofax, I find myself reading this valuable document quite often because it is crammed full of detailed information about the company.

Through the document you can build up a valuable picture of the company and the products they have introduced over the years.

The main focus of the document is really from 1980 onwards. However the brand started in the 1920's in 1940 a bomb destroyed the company records but fortunately Grace Curr had a copy of all the names and addresses of customers and suppliers in her two Filofax organisers. So she was able to help the company get back on its feet again.

What happened between 1945 and 1980? With the war over and the country recovering and slowly getting back to normal and industry returning to normal domestic production. What were Filofax doing back then?

Looking at various social histories on line about how industry changed over this 35 years and how society changed during the same period. Where Filofax still producing the same models all the time at their facility in Forest Road, Ilford?

I suspect there was no influence from the major changes in fashion in the 1960's and 1970's that influenced Filofax.

We know that the early 1980's models are very similar in design to those of the late 1930's, although the range of colours had expanded a little.

Can anyone supply more detail than what I have had an educated guess at?

14 January 2018

Local Stockists?

By now you will have no doubt gone through the cycle of buying new diary inserts and possibly other paper additions for your Filofax.

At one time the Filofax website used to have a detailed list of stockists, they listed them by county in UK and then you could get the details of the shops, their address, etc etc.

Whilst there is still a Stockist's page on Filofax UK it only shows John Lewis and Ryman.

So apart from ordering on-line where do you get your inserts from these days?

13 January 2018

Web Finds - 13 January 2018

So I hope you have had a good week

So now it is time to enjoy a few blog posts from around the internet,  so grab a drink and make yourself comfortable for our weekly round-up.

Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Web Finds - 6 January 2018
  2. What to do with last years inserts?
  3. Gillio Leather Colours and Model Codes
  4. Free For All Tuesday No. 362
  5. Web Finds - 9 January 2018
  6. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 67
  7. Design & Win Your Own Van Der Spek Dream Planner!
  8. Free For All Friday No 478 - Steve
So here are the latest Filofax and other brand blog posts from around the Internet. Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts you enjoyed reading, all bloggers enjoy getting comments.
  1. [Weekender] Dear diary: Koreans’ undying love of putting pen to paper - Korean Herald
  2. 2018 Filofax/ Planner Diary Inserts. - Orangecoffee69
  3. Time management Monday: NOT To-Do List - Quo Vadis Blog
  4. Speakers‘ Corner Saturday - 417 - Filomaniac
  5. My first Mini Filofax :) - vanilla folders
  6. VDS Dream Planner Contest - Blog Vdsshop
  7. Design your dream planner? - A random English life
  8. Simple Hacks To Help You Stick To Your New Habits - Wendaful
  9. How to Create Goals That Encourage Personal Growth - Day Designer
  10. TMN Podcast #7 – 10 Time Management Tips for Your Todo List - Time Management Ninja 
  11. Day on a Page – A5 - MyPrettyPaperDesigns
  12. A quick trip to Paris! - MoreMella.com
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