17 May 2022

Free For All Tuesday - No. 589

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.

We are here to answer your questions.

Make today the one day you post a comment or a question.

It is Tuesday after all so fire away with any questions and comments.

16 May 2022

Guest Post: Filofax Japan 100 Years Centennial Edition

We have to thank Nick for sending in the following post about his recent purchase of the Filofax Japan Centennial Edition that we featured last year here on Philofaxy. 

I’ve never seen or held a classic Winchester in person, but after you posted about the Japanese Winchester Centennial release, I became curious. I watched several auctions on eBay, but all were ridiculously overpriced. Finally, I noticed one available via Amazon Japan for what I believe to be the retail price (approx. 361 USD), and I decided to pull the trigger.

It’s beautifully packaged – large outer cardboard carton, and a very durable, thick box with an interior cover insert and velvety cloth wrapping. 

I’m very impressed by the binder’s quality – perfect stitching (unlike the Chester, it’s a seamless edge, rather than having the leather wrapped around), and beautiful 25mm gold rings perfectly aligned. It’s an incredibly durable and thick binder – much sturdier than others I own, including the Chester – but even after a week’s use it’s begun to soften a bit, and feels softer to the touch. You can tell this is made to last a lifetime.

The flyleaf is great – and unlike the Heritage flyleaf, the ring holes are sufficiently large so that it moves and turns seamlessly without snagging.

I very much like the ring protectors, though the design makes it difficult to access the pockets (made even more difficult by the thickness and stiffness of the leather). And the pen loop is about the smallest I’ve seen, with no give. For now I’ve been sliding my pen clip through the loop.

The fill (not pictured) was disappointing – exactly the same as the standard Luxury fill (icon front sheet, cotton cream stationery, brown ruler/pagemarker).

All in all, I’m very pleased – I hope Filofax decides to launch a reissue in the UK/US as well. 

Thank you Nick for sharing the images and your thoughts about this organiser. What do you think, would you buy one? Let us know in the comments below. 

14 May 2022

Web Finds - Saturday 14 May 2022

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 - Saturday 7 May 2022
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Filofax Model Quiz
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 588
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 11 May 2022
  6. Filofax Model Quiz - Answers
  7. Free For All Friday - No. 705 by Steve
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. New Size, New Mail! Thoughts On Filofax A5 Inserts - CAFÉ NOTES
  2. 10 Small Business Productivity Time Savers - Strange & Charmed
  3. Episode #154: Managing Projects 4 - Getting Things Done
  4. Mini Filofax Finchley | ink journal setup - Planners | private universe timeline
  5. The Guide to Gillio Firenze Planners - CAFÉ NOTES
  6. Celebrate Mom - FranklinPlanner Talk
  7. Gucci Personal-sized ring organiser - This Bug's Life
  8. PLOTTER Mesh Case – A Long-lasting Companion for your Tools - PLOTTER USA
  9. One Week Until London Stationery Show 2022 - Craft Business Magazine
  10. Link Love: Grateful - The Well-Appointed Desk
  11. Web Finds – 11 May 2022 - Travellers Notebook Times
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13 May 2022

Free For All Friday - No. 705 by Steve

A few years ago I made the observation that the transition from Spring to Summer brought about a change in the size of organiser people used for the summer months. 

We would often see people move from A5 to Personal or Personal to Pocket. The reasons people did this seemed to vary. I wondered if people wanted something smaller because summer clothes/bags didn’t lend themselves so well to larger organisers. 

I have tended to stay in the same size organiser all year around. The actual model of organiser might change, but it’s the same page size. 

If anything my organiser starts to really get used even more at this time of year, this is down to more travelling and a lot more tasks at this time of the year with things to be done outside in the garden that are generally left alone in winter. 

Do you change the size of your organiser in the summer or not? 

Of course it is Friday so please feel free to discuss anything else organiser related. Have a productive and pleasant weekend. 

12 May 2022

Filofax Model Quiz - Answers

How did you get on? Was this too easy or too hard? 

Here are the answers. 

A - Filofax Coin Holder Insert from the 1980's

B - Belmont A5

C - Malden Pocket

D - Lockwood Zip Personal

E - Heritage Personal

F - Cuban Zip Personal

How many did you get right? 

11 May 2022

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 11 May 2022

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of videos from around the internet.

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Moonlight Collection by Filofax - Stay Effortlessly Chic - Filofax
  2. Unboxing a New Planner Size! || Fajosma A6/Personal Rings - GanchiPlans
  3. Filofax Mail Time #12 - Flatability
  4. Buying A Custom Planner? Watch this first! | Martin-Made TV - 
  5. Moterm Personal Rings - Monique Smith
  6. Plan With Me! - BuySellPlan
  7. A silent plan with me in my B6 planner - Planner Mumsy
  8. May Plan with Me in my A5 Budget Planner and Personal Rings Planner - Tiffany’s Plans
  9. A tale of two filofaxes. - Flatability
  10. April 2022 Planner Flip Featuring VDS Standard - KimberlyAnnPlans
  11. Plan with Me - May 9-15, 2022 // Work batching my days + reality tv confessions :) - the planner spot
  12. Plan With Me! || May 9th - 15th, 2022 || Franklin Classic Planner || Pink Anna Coming Soon! - Sandra Dahl
  13. Personal Wide Rings: Gillio Aubergine - Monique Smith
  14. PLAN WITH ME | Week of May 9 - 15, 2022 | Personal Rings - Tiffany’s Plans
  15. Franklin Covey Compact - Monique Smith
  16. A planner refresh, part 1: Holly Golightly - The Unplanned Life
  17. Gillio A6 Compagna | Flip through - PlannerFriend_Chas
  18. Filofax Personal Setup 2022 - SimoneLethe
  19. Planner Flip Gillio Medium Compagna - Nessie Plans
  20. Mid-year Filofax tour | Freelance business planning - Kiss My A's
  21. New Vintage Retail Co. Planner Cover vs. Filofax Malden. - Christine Louise on Paper
  22. New Cash Wallet!.....[Filofax Pocket Croc] - V_Budgets
  23. Planners Anonymous Haul!! || Under the Stars Melody Planner & Dream Chaser Subscription Box 2022 - Sandra Dahl
  24. Personal Black Filofax...May Set up!...[chit chat] - V_Budgets
  25. May Planner Setup - My24Plan
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