24 June 2018

23 June 2018

Web Finds - 23 June 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 - 16 June 2018
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Guest Post - Filofax Slimline modded with a mobile...
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 385
  5. Web Finds - 20 June 2018
  6. One Book July
  7. Free For All Friday 501
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. My Planner Journey: One Planner, One Size - Kat's life in Cali
  2. The Compound Effect.... - William Hannah Limited - The Library
  3. Lorelei Lee's Hourly Planner August 2018 - Juli 2019 - Lorelei Lee's Plan-Bar
  4. Time management Monday: Summer planning - Quo Vadis Blog
  5. Dreams vs Goals - William Hannah Limited - The Library
  6. June 2018 Update - Planner Fun
  7. Time Management Is Not About Doing More, More, More - Time Management Ninja
  8. How to Be Intentional About Work-Life Management - Day Designer
  9. Lorelei Lee's 5x2 Horizontal Planner August 2018 - July 2019 - Lorelei Lee's Plan-Bar
  10. Where to find GTD Courses and Coaching - Getting Things Done
  11. Restock Medium Compagna D.brown-Gold - Blog | Gillio
  12. Web Finds – 20 June 2018 - Travellers Notebook Times
  • We monitor over 400 blogs and sites, your Filofax/Organiser blog posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • We can not guarantee people will read your posts, but we know there is a higher chance of people reading your posts and returning to read other posts if you make them interesting with pictures and good hints and tips. Do not forget to give your posts a title... 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • For some general tips on Filofax Blogging, please see this post
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22 June 2018

Free For All Friday 501

I've been trying to research the history of Filofax (Norman and Hill) at the very beginning of the company and that of Lefax, the two companies were very inter-related back then. 

They are like planets rotating around in slightly different orbits!

I've not come to any final conclusions yet, too many loose ends to tie up, but hopefully it will be a few more pieces of the jigsaw put in to place when I do finally get the information in order. 

Of course it is Friday so please feel free to ask any questions or discuss anything remotely related to ring bound organisers. 


21 June 2018

One Book July


July is just over a week away. Who will be taking part in One Book July this year?

Firstly, what is One Book July? I believe it started about 4 years ago. A small group of people in the planner community came up with the idea of trying to stick to just using one planner/book for the whole month of July.

There is a great post about the history of 'One Book July' in Paper Planning Magazine it goes in to full detail, so I won't repeat that here.

There are also a lot of videos on You Tube about various peoples approach to One Book July and how they faired etc.

I personally think that only using one planner for a whole month and not changing during that month will certainly make people focus on the good and the bad features of a particular organiser. Or the type of inserts you have been using, or the method of your planner usage in the year so far.

Hopefully you will gain from the experience in taking part in the challenge.

Good luck.

20 June 2018

Web Finds - 20 June 2018

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

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

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. One Book July 2018..What should I use!? - MadeWithLoveCrafter
  2. My Mental Health Planner - Tracking Anxiety - mylifeplannedout
  3. VanDerSpek VS. Amazon.De Pocket Ring Planner - Desiree Biggs
  4. Van Der Spek Senior A6 Rings Flip Through | Touch Me in Bordeaux - Erica G Designs
  5. How to do functional planning in the Happy Planner Classic - Deerest Dahling
  6. How I carry my Franklin Covey planner in 2018 4K Vera Bradley Ella, Avery, Gallatin - Tonya Plans
  7. Home Project Planning in my Happy Planner and VDS | Kendra Bork - Kendra Bork
  8. Filofax Croc Fuchsia Unboxing A5, Personal, Pocket - Planning With Love
  9. Pocket Planner Comparison. Mulberry, Gillio, VDS, and Filofax - Planners
  10. Filofax Pocket Croc functional setup // PeanutsPlannerco, Mintedsugar - Tiffy Butter
  11. Filofax Malden Planner Flip Through: May 2018 - Brandy Michelle Plans
  12. Filofax Mini Chameleon Raspberry | Unboxing/Review - Simply Jemme
  13. Plan With Me | HeatherAnnePlans | Personal Filofax | Planning Like A Pro - Planning Like A Pro
  14. Summer Homeschool Planning in Pocket Filofax Malden - Daksina
  15. Filofax pocket croc set up (feat. Onyx the exotic shorthair) - exoticshortplans
  16. Original Filofax Personal Flip l Planningwithalo - Planningwithalo
  17. Current Wallet Setup - Filofax - Poised By Grace
  18. Web Finds – 13 June 2018 - Travellers Notebook Times
  • For tips on how to improve your videos, please see this post.  Also this video too Webfinds 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser Videos could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
And this weeks 'Plan With Me' posts:
  1. Plan with me || Double plan - Krafting with Karen
  2. Plan With Me! Dreamer of Dreams - Mrs Brimbles
You might also be interested in Planner Spread Love on Facebook. 

Enjoy




19 June 2018

Free For All Tuesday - No. 385

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.

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

It is Tuesday after all so fire away.

18 June 2018

Guest Post - Filofax Slimline modded with a mobile phone holder insert - Paul

Thank you to Paul for sending in this guest post.. I'm sure we all have a Slimline we could all modify in the same way... me included!

I'm a writer, and formerly was a massive Filofax user. My favourite organizer, my black Filofax Slimline wallet, has been with me for over a decade. But as technology advanced, I found myself doing more and more writing on mobile phones with handwriting recognition, and less and less in the Filofax.

As technology advanced, though, so has mobile phone screen size, so that I now use a device with a 5.5" screen - a Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A. That wasn't a good fit with the Filofax Pocket wallets that I made do with, but it made a good match for the Personal Slim size.

Initially, I tried stowing the phone in the organizer with a Filofax Organiser Pen Holder Personal, but the pocket on the pen holder, although big and robust enough for the phone, didn't let me use the screen while carrying it. So I made my own Filofax-sized mobile phone holder.


You can see the whole process in the photos. First, I cut a Filofax Personal-size page from a clear plastic DVD holder, and punched the six holes with a single-hole punch. Then I bought a cheap standard flexible plastic phone case for the Redmi Note 5A, and stapled it to the clear plastic sheet. I then taped over the staples with black masking tape, to protect the phone back.


Now I have a perfectly sized mobile phone holder for my phone, and can use my Filofax for notes and writing whenever I want to. This may be too heavy for some, but if I'm going to be carrying a phone in a case anyway, and want to have a Filofax with me, why not combine the two? And I'm happy to have given my Slimline a new lease of life.


Further Information: 

17 June 2018

Silent Sunday

Filofax Fusion Personal size and A5 Organiser/iPad case
Practical for every day use. 

16 June 2018

Web Finds - 16 June 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 - 9 June 2018
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Tell us about...... 24
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 384
  5. Web Finds - 13 June 2018
  6. Stockholm Meet Up
  7. Free for All Friday No. 500 by Nan
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. Issue 11 Content Call - Paper Planning Magazine
  2. GTD Setup Guides - Getting Things Done
  3. Regretfully selling this beloved binder: MULBERRY vintage A6... - Olga plans!
  4. Doodle Planners - Lorelei Lee's Plan-Bar
  5. How to Plan & Schedule Your Days to Get Things Done - Wendaful Planning
  6. Time Management Tip: What could you do today to get ahead tomorrow? - Time Management Ninja
  7. Three Ways to use Pocket Pages in your Planner - five sixteenths blog
  8. Time management Monday: Refresh yourself with a Day-Cation - Quo Vadis Blog
  9. Flashback to the 90s - Wyvernfriend's Desk
  10. The Franklin Five: July 2018 Checklist - FranklinPlannerTalk
  11. Valuables to carry for the holiday season - Free Press Journal
  12. Web Finds – 13 June 2018 - Travellers Notebook Times
  • We monitor over 400 blogs and sites, your Filofax/Organiser blog posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • We can not guarantee people will read your posts, but we know there is a higher chance of people reading your posts and returning to read other posts if you make them interesting with pictures and good hints and tips. Do not forget to give your posts a title... 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • For some general tips on Filofax Blogging, please see this post
  • Consider joining our Facebook group - Filofax for Philofaxy fans
And have you tried reading one of my Flipboard magazines yet? It works great on a tablet or smart phone, but you can view them on a desktop machine as well. Be sure to Follow the ones you like and you will get notifications when I update them.

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15 June 2018

Free for All Friday No. 500 by Nan

Congratulations to our community for 500 of these weekly discussions!

For some food for thought, do you do planning for your family, office, or group in your planner, or just your own?

Of course, since it's Friday, let's have a free-for-all! Based on our beloved ring-bound organizers, of course.

14 June 2018

Stockholm Meet Up

Well we have had a very busy but enjoyable visit to Sweden this last 10 days or so. We spent a few days in Malmo in the south west corner of the country. We then flew up to Stockholm which is about an hour long flight for a few nights before returning to Malmo to spend a couple of nights in the country near Arkelstorp where this view is just to my left!


Not a bad view to sit and type up my memories of a meet up.

So last Wednesday was a national holiday in Sweden, so it fitted in well with having a mid-week meet up.

Janet and I organised to meet and chat with a few organiser/planner fans in a store in Stockholm. I had met one or two before at other events. But a few new faces of course.

L-R Amanda, Janet, Steve, Maria, Lena

We met at a large store which had a great stationery department and a cafe next to it. Janet had shown me the small stock of Filofax organisers and inserts on the way in also another local brand of organisers called Burde. They had some excellent inserts too. So check those out.

I circulated the leather samples from Van der Spek and Gillio, these are always looked at a lot at any meet up as I have more or less a full set of their samples.

We got to discuss PlannerCon 2019 the tickets having gone on sale last weekend.

I enjoyed the time we spent together and I hope that this group meet up again in the future.

Once again many thanks to everyone that came along and made me so welcome and thank you to Janet for helping me organise the event.

Until next time..... Tack


13 June 2018

Web Finds - 13 June 2018

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

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

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Clipbook Filofax Review - Elaine Canha
  2. Updated Pocket Planner Setup - the planner spot
  3. Updated VDS Pocket Planner Setup - mylifeplannedout
  4. Filofax Wochendeko KW 22 - Timelapse - starflower_plans
  5. Functional Pocket Rings Setup | Filofax Finsbury Planner Flip Thru - JordanBolger
  6. Quick Planner Flip Thru | Filofax Set Up - Annie Smith
  7. New Filofax Planners, Notebooks, and Clipbooks - NSS 2018 Episode 6 - Goldspot Pens
  8. Вертикальная неделя в ежедневнике/Vertical week is in my planner Filofax, Dokibook - Planner and Life
  9. Functional Plan With Me Monthly A5 Filofax June 2018 | Chatty PWM - PlansMeetPaper
  10. DIY Inserts from old planners for my Personal Filofax Finsbury for One Book July 2018 - Amy Graham
  11. Wochendeko KW 24 - Filofax Original Navy - Timelapse - Nixxes
  12. A walk through my ochre Malden Filofax pocket planner - HyggeJem
  13. Filofax pocket Croc Ebony unboxing / haul + 10K Giveaway! - Tiffy Butter
  14. PWM Filofax Pocket Planner *Wallet* - Robin's Nest
  15. Gillio Duplicate... Do I recommend it? - Leah Sullivan
  16. Web Finds – 6 June 2018 - Travellers Notebook Times
  • For tips on how to improve your videos, please see this post.  Also this video too Webfinds 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser Videos could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
You might also be interested in Planner Spread Love on Facebook. 

Enjoy




12 June 2018

Free For All Tuesday - No. 384

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.

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

It is Tuesday after all so fire away.

11 June 2018

Tell us about...... 24

If you have listened to the podcast, I'm sure you will have heard Karine mentioning how she colour codes her task list for various purposes.

She will use different colours to signify different categories of tasks. Or tasks that she needs to do away from the home or in the office or in the home in general.

Do you use colour coding in your organiser?

Tell us in the comments below.


10 June 2018

Silent Sunday

de Villiers 'compact' personal size organiser

15mm size rings and 10 card slots enough? No clasp, no pen loop

09 June 2018

Web Finds - 9 June 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 - 2 June 2018
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Bookhut Stationery Sales To Cease.
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 383
  5. Web Finds - 5 June 2018
  6. Tell us about...... 23
  7. Guest post - Filofax Duplicate Model Names - Alan
  8. Free For All Friday - No 499 by 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. Planner Collection Part 1: Van Der Spek Fever - Kat's life in Cali
  2. Filofax Notebook Review - Mrs Brimbles
  3. How To Stop Procrastinating with The Pomodoro Technique - Wendaful Planning
  4. The Golden Hour.... - William Hannah Limited - The Library
  5. The Franklin Five: June 2018 Checklist - FranklinPlannerTalk
  6. Rest in love and peace, Kate Spade. - Olga plans!
  7. Planner Collection Part 2: Timeless Gillio Firenze Planners - Kat's life in Cali
  8. Restock Medium Compagnas - Blog | Gillio!
  9. How to Get Your To Do List Done Faster (Get More Done in Less Time) - Wendaful Planning
  10. The Most Important Time Management Question - Time Management Ninja
  11. Web Finds – 6 June 2018 - Travellers Notebook Times
  • We monitor over 400 blogs and sites, your Filofax/Organiser blog posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • We can not guarantee people will read your posts, but we know there is a higher chance of people reading your posts and returning to read other posts if you make them interesting with pictures and good hints and tips. Do not forget to give your posts a title... 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • For some general tips on Filofax Blogging, please see this post
  • Consider joining our Facebook group - Filofax for Philofaxy fans
And have you tried reading one of my Flipboard magazines yet? It works great on a tablet or smart phone, but you can view them on a desktop machine as well. Be sure to Follow the ones you like and you will get notifications when I update them.

View my Flipboard Magazine. View my Flipboard Magazine. View my Flipboard Magazine. View my Flipboard Magazine.

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08 June 2018

Free For All Friday - No 499 by Steve

So here we are in June and things have started to get a bit busy in our household.  Later on this month we have some visitors this month and Alison is off to Dublin for a few days as well. 

So I'm planning and making lists constantly at present to keep everything focused, jobs to do, things to get, in addition to the usual organised chaos of Philofaxy as well!

How are your summer plans shaping up?

But as it is a Friday please feel free to discuss anything ring bound planner related.

07 June 2018

Guest post - Filofax Duplicate Model Names - Alan

Thank you Alan for this excellent guest post. 

In the Philofaxy Facebook group, one of our members asked whether the Piazza was made in England. I too-quickly replied that it was not, not realizing that the model name “Piazza” had been used twice by Filofax. This prompted me to add “Piazza” to the list of names used more than once by Filofax and Steve asked that I do a guest post on the subject.

Durham
As you will see, many of the duplications involve the Winchester Era. The Durham (0CLF in two rings sizes, 7/8” and 1/2") was a simple, clasped calf’s leather binder. It was available in black, burgundy, brown and blue, with the half-inch rings only in black and burgundy. This last appeared in the catalogs in 1990.



In 1999, The name was used for a zipped model in Pocket, Personal and A5 sizes but only in black and featured an external clasped pocket. The model was still in the 2001/2 catalog, but we have not been able to ascertain when it’s availability ceased. Darren Rounce has a nice article about the later Durham here

Buckingham
During the Winchester Era, the Buckingham was the name used for clasped binders with two full length pockets front and back in pigskin (PLF), hide leather (HLF), bridle leather (BLF), saddle hide leather (SHLF) and Moroccan leather (MLF). (Oddly, in calf’s leather (CLF), the model name was the Argyll!) In bridle leather, these pockets were gusseted and you can see in the 2BLF entry on Filowiki.



A number of years later, the name resurfaced on a line of binders with thick smooth Italian leather in sizes that spanned at least Pocket to Deskfax. The A5, available only in black, featured the largest rings ever put in a Filofax A5, 35mm. The personal was available in a variety of colours seen below, plus black.



Balmoral
Two of the most sought-after models of Filofax share the name Balmoral. The Winchester Era model (code 10CLFJ5/4) featured large 30mm rings in a trifold design with a “jotta” folding over to clasp shut. This was available in black and burgundy and resales invariably generate lots of interest.


Over a decade later, the name was reprised in a family (M2, Mini, Pocket, Personal, and A5) of leather binders in crocodile print. One sought-after feature is that some, but not all, have wallet pockets in the covers. Filowiki has pages about each size, but the personal page shows the range of sizes and colours as well as the wallet pocket.

Piazza

As mentioned in the introduction, it was the Piazza that led to this post, as I had not remembered that the name was used first in a model that appeared in the catalogs for only one year, 1998. This model, available in Pocket and Personal, was made of faux nubuck in three colours: cream, cappuccino and espresso – perfect for working at the coffee shop! Nubuck must have been popular at the time as the 1998 catalog also featured the Connaught and Dorchester, which both were made of nubuck. Another distinctive feature of the 1998 Piazza was “Filofax” embossed on the front cover on the lower right corner.



Eight years later, in 2006, a Piazza model in Mini, Pocket, and Personal surfaced in two deluxe smooth leather colour choices: blue and rose, with the blue option being a light pastel shade. The most distinctive feature of the later Piazza was the inlaid strip of suede across the middle of the covers. Filowiki has an entry for the mini, which nicely displays the hue of blue.

Ranger
The original Ranger (code 0C7/8) was from 1990 and was a simple canvas covered binder without pockets in six colours: blue, black, brown, green grey, and red. The 0C7/8 had been around from the mid-1980s, but the name Ranger didn’t appear in the catalog until 1990. The later Ranger is a rather sought-after model in Pocket or Personal sizes that often gets misrepresented on resale listings as leather, but it is actually faux leather. This Ranger has a reputation as a durable, hardwearing binder, which features a purse compartment on the front cover for a press stud closure. Filowiki’s entry can be found here.

College
During the 1990s, Filofax offered price-conscious students non-leather binders with academically-oriented inserts. From 1991 to 1996 the College binder was described as “smooth suede-like vinyl” while in the 1998 and 1999 catalogs, the College is a nylon weave. There have been reports of nylon weave College’s with 5/4” rings, but these are not mentioned in the catalogs. Filowiki has an entry for the earlier vinyl model. This is the nylon weave model:




Ostrich
In three different decades, Filofax has sold an Ostrich leather binder. In the 1980s, It had a Winchester layout; while in the 1990s and 2000s, the layout was similar with lots of card slots and pocket. All three had ring protectors.

Others
The Chester had two looks, both leather trimmed suede-like vinyl with leather trim, one having a tapestry inset, but these are really two version of the same model. The generic name “Slimline” has been used several times on 11mm-ringed personals.

Names of Filofax models used by other companies:
In addition, the following Filofax model names have been used by other organizer binder companies:

  • Westminster and Bloomsbury (Lefax)
  • Balmoral and Rochester (Collins)
  • Bloomsbury, Piccadilly, Westminster, and Belgravia (London Organizer Company)


Thank you Alan for a very informative post, I learnt a lot from it.