13 March 2016

Readers Favourite Organiser - Susan

Thank you to Susan for sharing with us her favourite organiser. 

1. What is your favourite organiser (Make/model/size)?

My favorite is the Filofax personal gray Holborn.  I loved it the moment I laid eyes on its’ picture (thanks to some Philofaxy enablers).   I already owned the other 3 colors- black, wine and brown, so I knew what a perfect binder the Holborn is.

2. How long have you owned it?

Almost 3 years.

3. What is it that you like about it so much?

The Holborn is a really sleek and elegant Filofax, with soft, smooth, flexible leather; the color is a beautiful soft gray.   That wonderful leather smell is present even after 2 years and I still love to sniff it.   Inside and out, the Holborn is a great binder with a lot of pockets, as you can see from the pictures.

4. Do you use it all the time?

Yes.  Although I’m having an affair with the Originals right now, I  always come back to my gray.  It functions as wallet and holder of  calendar (diary), lists, brain dump, medical information and journal, financial information, exercise log, grocery and shopping lists, credit cards,  books and movies I want, authors to watch for, passwords, and last but not least, the A-Z index for miscellaneous stuff. The only place where I don’t use it is the bathtub, otherwise it is wherever I am.

5. Do you think the design could be improved in any way? How?

I don’t think it needs any improvement or change at all, except maybe more colors as elegant as the gray (if that is possible).

And here are some photographs of my favourite organiser

Thank you Susan

If you would like to share with us the details of your favourite organiser, please contact steve @ philofaxy dot com 


  1. Agreed! There's no doubt that the leather used in the grey Holborn was softer and more appealing than the other colours. I wish they had made the Slimline in grey but they never did. I have the grey in Personal and Pocket but prefer the Slimline size. That's in brown - it's ok but not as good as the grey.

    My only suggestion for an improvement would have been a slot for a jot pad/ note pad in all Holborn sizes, on the right side.

    By the way - North American You Tubers/ video bloggers - Holborn should be pronounced "ho-bun" not "holl-born". The name comes from a district in central London!

    1. Thanks Tim! I have been mispronouncing it.

    2. Thanks Tim! I have been mispronouncing it.

  2. I am a fan of the holborn. I love my grey compact - very smooth leather and the ring size is just perfect, though I prefer the slimline because of my preference of no clasp. The holborn's pockets are practical...I just wish the compact and slimline also had a zip on the back side as the personal size have. I wish one day the company will make a dark hunter green holborn.