22 October 2020

Why go back in time?

What is the attraction of looking at old catalogues and price lists and any brochures from Filofax in the 1980s?

I have been asking myself this question and a few others in the last few weeks after receiving a large packet of documents from a reader in Australia. 

Back in the mid to late 1980s when I had become a Filofax user there was no internet so paper catalogues and visiting shops in London such as Chisholms in Kingsway and DeVille in Villiers Street were my only source of information about the brand and the inserts. 

Like a few others I suspect I had received a paper catalogue with all of the inserts listed, but how do you know the difference between one address insert and another?  

I think I've mentioned this before but I stopped using my Filofax from about 1993 to 2005, I went electronic, first with a Casio Digital Diary and then with a Psion 5Mx and briefly with an HP iPaq. For me there was a vast gapping hole in my knowledge of what went on in those years. 

By 1993/1994 we also got the internet at home, but in those early days finding information could be a bit hit and miss, and I wasn't searching for Filofax things back then on Altavista (pre-Google days!) using Netscape. 

So in a way the paper catalogues work as a reminder for me, filling in the gap in my knowledge, helping me learn what I missed out on! 

I'm still working my way through the box of items received from Australia, There are some duplicates of what we have already in the archive, but I'm scanning in some again because they are better quality than the ones we have already. 

21 October 2020

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 21 October 2020

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. Unboxing | My First Custom Vds Planner IVYMILL
  2. Filofax vs Gillio vs Moterm Pocket Agendas - determine tobe
  3. Moterm A6 Flip Through | Litchi White - erika_ lifevlogs
  4. Что нового?! // Moterm pocket rings - Ksenia Brigness
  5. 2021 Franklin Covey Classic Inserts- Up Close Look At Forms & 5 Choices Weekly Planner My Moxie Dreams
  6. Unboxing New A5 Planner - ItsSharon Ann
  7. Van Der Spek Pocket Planner Flip through - Ngoc VK Hennessy
  8. Plan with Me | Personal Filofax | Simply & Trendy Co Daily Inserts | Oct 12-18, 2020 - Michelle Miller
  9. 2021 Franklin Planner Gingham Gardens Weekly Ring-Bound Planner - Tonya Plans
  10. Filofax Holborn Unboxing & Pocket Rings Comparison - Roselyn Angelica
  11. How I use Printable Dashboards | Moterm Pocket Luxe | Cortneytayplans Freebies - The Minimal Sophisticate
  12. Personal Planner Insert Differences- Kate Spade vs. Recollections vs. Franklin Covey Compact - My Moxie Dreams
  13. What do I think about the Franklin Covey TC Beautiful Life Blush Binder? - CandiKCan
  14. Moterm Unboxing ?! | Cream + Black Croc Planners | Moterm Luxe Design | Pocket Rings Planners Alexis Lauren
  15. Plan with Me | A5 Filofax | Cloth & Paper Weekly Inserts | Oct 19-25, 2020 #filofax - Michelle Miller
  16. Franklin Covey Plan With Me Classic Vintage Aurora- 5 Choices Weekly Planner- Week of Oct.19, 2020 - My Moxie Dreams
  17. October Filofax Planner Setup///Doodlebug Paper - VICKYVILLE
  18. 2020 Planner flick through & old Filofax pages | Why I’m going back to Filofax - Zoe Plans
  19. PWM | Planeje comigo | Plan with me - 19/out a 25/out (functional planning personal size) - pleena
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20 October 2020

Free For All Tuesday - No. 507

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

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

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19 October 2020

Filofax UK Price List- 1994

 This week we are revisiting 1994 to look at the full price list from April of 1994. We have previously shared the catalogue for 1994 here.

The pictorial content of this post is the intellectual property of Filofax Group Ltd. The scans are reproduced here with the full permission of Filofax Group Ltd. for educational and non-commercial usage.

18 October 2020

Silent Sunday


Van der Spek Custom Junior(Pocket) in Swedish Blue, photo by Sally S.

17 October 2020

Web Finds - Saturday 17 October 2020

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 - Saturday 10 October 2020
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Filofax Free-Form Time Management - Part 2 Inserts
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 506
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 14 October 2020
  6. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 104
  7. Free For All Friday No. 623 by Laurie
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. Organized October—Week 2 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  2. Saffiano Personal Compact Zip by The Budget Mom - The Official Filofax Blog
  3. Web Finds – 14 October 2020 - Travellers Notebook Times
  4. Maggie Holmes versus the Happy Planner (Detailed Comparison including Pen Test) - All About Planners
  5. Link Love: In the Wrong Zone - The Well-Appointed Desk
  6. Planner Quote: October 12, 2020 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  7. The 7 Day Organize Like a Boss Challenge is Here! - I'm an Organizing Junkie
  8. They call it a haul -  Pam Alison Knits
  9. There Are Two Types Of Goals – Each With Consequences - QuickBooost
  10. RESTOCK: Medium Compagna & A5 Amica - Blog | Gillio
  11. PR’ing for a shop and the law - Sam Alderson
  12. A home where all belong - Lime Tree Fruits
  13. How to get started with digital planning: the tools you need and how it works - All About Planners
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16 October 2020

Free For All Friday No. 623 by Laurie

Normally I like to be adventurous with my planners and try new things. But this year I have found a lot of comfort in anything that feels normal and familiar. For 2021 my planner setup will be the same as it has been this year. It works well for me, and I like the comfort and consistency of using all the same planner components as I've been using for awhile now. 

Are you making any changes to your planner setup for 2021? 

As always on Fridays, feel free to ask and/ or discuss anything ring-binder organizer related!