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19 December 2014

Free For All Friday No 318

So we are in to the last couple of weeks of December, you are all preparing for Christmas no doubt....  but a question for you....

Are you sticking with your current set up in your organiser for next year or have you decided on a different one?

But since it's Friday, all topics are welcome!

18 December 2014

Vintage slimline Iguana - by Anita

I've started selling some of the Filofaxes that I'm not using, but eBay can be too tempting sometimes! I put in a bid on the slimline Iguana, expecting to be outbid and completely forgot about it.



It's made of calf leather with a lizard print in a lovely golden tan colour. I really like the print as it adds a bit of interest, but is quite subtle with a slightly shiny finish. There are no signs of wear or tear and the rings are perfect.


On the left hand side, there are two diagonal slip pockets and on the right a full length pocket, but there is no pen loop. It doesn't lay flat, but I think it would do with some use and a little training.


There is no code written inside, but Robert has kindly advised me that it would be 3CL 1/4 IG.


I have used the slimline size before and could be very tempted to try using this as my main binder, with an A-Z insert in my Kensington for holding notes and project information. The Kensington is a fairly slim binder anyway, but the Iguana's width is tiny in comparison.



I admit that I fell in love a bit with this red Winchester Iguana, but I've never seen one like this in the slimline size before. I have no idea when they would have produced, but the earliest insert that was included was dated 1986.

I love hearing about a binder's history and this is what the eBay seller said:
'This Filofax was found when I helped a friend to do a house clearance in his old family house, in Westbury-on-Trym (Bristol, UK), and it was amongst the stuff of an uncle that lived there in the 60's/70's. He told me to keep anything I wanted, as all the rest would go to the bin! I kept this (now yours) beautiful organiser'. 
I am sure that you would agree that it would have been such a shame if it had gone in the bin!

17 December 2014

Guest Post - Montblanc Diary Insert - Katka

 Thank you to Katka for a brief overview of the Montblanc Day per Page diary insert

I`ve been looking for new 2015 refill for some time now.  I`ve been using Filofax personal Day per page this year, but I really don`t like those narrow lines. So here is my review of Montblanc refill.

Montblanc Medium Calendar 2015 - Day per page - Id. Nr. 111644
Compatible with Filofax personal or compact binder.
Price online – £21 or €24. I bought it in Montblanc store for equivalent 24 €.

Here is what you get in the package:

Heavy plastic cover page


Personal information page


Public holidays page


Year per page overview (2015-2018)


Year overview on foldable page


Month per page overview


Notes pages (5 lists)


Actual calendar pages (day per page, weekend per page)


Paper is definitely better quality than Filofax paper. But maybe it`s just a feeling, because the paper weights is similar (80g/m2). Not white, not cream, something in between.

Here is some writing and see through test.



Pages have perforated corners so you can find your today page quite easily.


Hope somebody finds it useful and helpful.

Available on line here:


16 December 2014

Web Finds - 16 December 2014

I hope you had a good weekend?

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

So here are the latest Filofax blog posts from around the Internet:
  1. Am I really all Filo-ed out?? - It's Bluetiger
  2. Still in a compact? - Paper Pens Ink
  3. My Appeal for a Filofax Malden A5 Vintage Pink!! - My Filofax Fixation
  4. Blue A5 Cordwain Higgler Moongazing Hare - This Bug's Life
  5. When To Skip A Daily Planner - Giftie Etcetera 
  6. Plannerisms planner: set and track your goals! - Plannerisms
  7. How To Guide - Filofax Blog
  8. Why I Create - Planner Fun
  9. Reaching Planner Nirvana with 2 Fluoro Pink Filofaxes! - Strange and Charmed
  10. VDS Senior as a Planner Wallet Combo  - It's Bluetiger
  11. Lemur Bee’s wonderful Janet Leather (#104) custom binder - This Bugs Life
  12. Appeal for a Personal Size Malden in Vintage Pink! - My Filofax Fixation
  13. Planner Hack: The Sticky Borrowed List - Giftie Etcetera 
  14. Time Management Monday: Daily intentions - Quo Vadis Blog
  15. Planner up-date for 2015 - Susan Williams-Göbber
  16. FREE Filo Friday- Naughty or Nice? - Happily Embellished
  17. Mon petit dernier de chez Filofax: Malden pocket size in grey - Le monde de Mzelle
  18. How to plan a project with Getting Things Done - Anita Lim
  19. 365/30: Describe your planner set-up for 2015! - Filomaniac
  20. The Year of the Travelling Filofax - The University Project
  21. Favourite Free and Paid Filofax Planner Printables - Planner Bug
  22. Themed Filofax Monday: TARDIS filofax, the Doctors enter the TARDIS - The Paradox of An Organised Scientist
  23. Where Did I Put That? [printable] - Planner Fun
  24. Planner Hack: The Sticky Borrowed List - Giftie Etcetera 
  25. Der Namenlose - Filomaniac
  26. Updated Day on Two Pages Planner Inserts - MsWenduhh
  27. VDS A5 Manager set up for 2015  - It's Bluetiger
  28. I slipped up.. - A ska loving geek
  29. Better pics of A5 Blue Moongazing Hare binder from Cordwain Higgler - This Bug's Life
  • 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... 
  • For some general tips on Filofax Blogging, please see this post
And here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Reaching Planner Nirvana | How to Stay Organized in 2015 - Alexis
  2. Gillio And midori as main planner - My Life Re-Organised
  3. My Personal Filofax Set Up / Tour - Anna Brim
  4. Moleskine VS Filofax - MelComesAround
  5. Filofax/Planner Decoration Week 51 - Paper and Planners
  6. My Filofax Planner~!! - Jenni W
  7. Van Der Spek "Touch Me" Resource/ Home Binder Setup - SingleMomWitCurlz
  8. DIY Filofax A5 File Folder Divider | Vlogmas Day 15 - Alexis
  9. The Planner Addicts Tag - Mits t
  10. Where have I been? Journal Flip and Filofax look through. - Christy Clark
  • 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. 
We are on the look out for more people to take part in Reader Under the Spotlight. If you would like to appear in this feature then please contact Steve : philofaxy at gmail dot com  Thank you.

My Week Posts
  1. My Planner – Week 47 - Decision Inspired
  2. My week #49 - She's Eclectic
  3. My week #139 - Paper Lovestory
  4. My Week #49 & #50 - Life of Kitty
  5. This weeks Filofax decorated pages - Mrs Brimbles
  6. Filofax Planner Pages Dec 14 - 20 - Ink's paper by mae
  7. Planner Pages – Week 51 - Planner Bug
  8. WEEKS in Review: 12.01.14 - 12.14.14 - Innocent + Twisted
  9. week planner 82# - Lucy Wonderland
  10. My Planner – Week 49 - Decision Inspired
  11. week planner 83# - Lucy Wonderland
Enjoy

Free For All Tuesday No. 202

15 December 2014

Gillio Give Away Competition - The Winner Is.....

Thank you for everyone's entries to the competition that ended this morning.

We have a winner!!!

So we asked:
  • How many Credit Card slots are there in total in the Pocket Mia Cara? - There are 9 or 10 if you included the business card slot. 3 + 6 = 9 

  • Which actor played Bud Fox in the film 'Wall Street' ? - The actor was Charlie Sheen
  • What size rings are fitted to the Gillio Medium size Compagna.? - The Medium size has 25 mm internal diameter rings. 
And the winner was randomly selected from the correct entries is........
Donna Davenport
We have been in touch with Donna and forwarded her details to Ben at Gillio so she can receive her prize.

Once again thank you for all your entries and thank you to Gillio Firenze for offering the prize. 

Filofax Switzerland Catalogue 2012

This week we look back at the 2012 Filofax Switzerland catalogue









And you can find higher resolution versions on Flickr

14 December 2014

Reader Under the Spotlight - Annie

Today I would like to introduce you to Annie

Hello, I'm Annie and I'm a full time student who has a very addictive obsession with stationery and planners! I run both an Instagram page and a Youtube channel based on stationery, planners, crafting, and snailmail. When it comes to cute things, I don't have to think twice before hitting the "submit order" button! Some of my favorite brands are Filofax, Kikki-k, Kate Spade, Midori, and Hobonichi Techo.

I'd like to think that I'm quite quirky and weird. I'm always surprised when people tell me they enjoy my Instagram feed or Youtube channel. I don't think I'm a very creative person but I do like to pretend that I am! I love and adore all of my friends in the Instagram and Youtube community. Feel free to follow me on Instagram @sugarpandax3 or subscribe to my Youtube channel

1. When did you buy your first organiser and what was it?

My first planner is the pocker sized Fuchsia Apex in June of 2013! Shortly after, I purchased a personal Raspberry Metropol because the pocket size was too small for me!

2. What other brands have you used or considered using?

I've used Filofaxes, Kikki-ks, Kate Spades, Erin Condrens, Plum Planners, Personal Planners, Midoris, and Hobonichis.

I just realized that's a whole lot! But that comes along with having a youtube channel based on planners hehe

3. Out of the organisers you own which is your current favourite (Style and Size)?

My absolute favorite is my Personal Vintage Pink Finchley. It took years to find and I feel as though it works for all seasons! It's a gorgeous color with amazing leather, I wish Filofax would bring the Finchley line back!

4. How many Filofax or other brands of organisers do you own?

Beware, I have an addiction problem so my collection might seem a bit much! >.<

Filofaxes:

  • A5 Red Metropol
  • A5 Vintage Pink Malden
  • Personal Ochre Malden
  • Personal Vintage Pink Malden
  • Personal Fluro Pink Original
  • Personal Vintage Pink Finchley
  • Personal Raspberry Metropol

Kikki-k:

  • A5 Mint w/ Dots Leather Planner
  • A5 Grey Leather Planner
  • A5 Gold Leather Planner
  • Personal Lilac w/ Diamonds Leather Planner

Kate Spade:

  • Black Wellesley Zipped
  • Pink Wellesley Zipped

Others

  • Brown Regular Midori
  • Camel Regular Raydori
  • A6 Rose Hobonichi
  • Erin Condren Life Planner
  • Plum Paper Planner
  • Personal-Planner

5. What is the oldest organiser in your collection?

My Raspberry Metropol!

6. What do you use your organisers for?

I use them for personal planning, academic planning, journaling, and as a diary or documentation of my life. I like being able to flip through old pages to see what I've done.

7. What was the feature about Filofax you like most?

How customizable they are! But I also love the different types of designs that they have, I just wish they'd bring back the Finchleys! <3

8. If you could design your own Filofax what would it feature?

Gold rings that are bigger for sure, I love them!

9. How do you carry your Filofax?

I usually store my Filofax in a pouch before throwing it into my backpack or handbag but sometimes I just throw it in!

10. Which Filofax in the current range do you like the most? Are you going to buy it?

I'm lusting after the Nude Original, I would love to purchase it as soon as I'm able to!

11. What is the most you have ever spent on a Filofax or other brand of organiser? Which model?

I believe the most I've spent is $170. I spent that amount on both the A5 Vintage Pink Malden and the Personal Vintage Pink Finchley >.<

12. What's your favourite Filofax tip or hack?

Flyleaves are our bestfriends! They serve as a decorative purpose and are useful for sticky notes!

13. Turning to Philofaxy, what do you like the most?

I love the webfinds because I love finding other addicts just like me! The All-Stars Tour is always fun too, I hope to find myself as an All Star one day!

14. And what do you not like about Philofaxy?

Not one thing (:

15. What was the last music track you downloaded or bought?

Ariana Grande - Love Me Harder

16. Have you ever attended a Philofaxy meet-up? if not do you intend to one day?

I haven't only because there has never been one in my are! I would love to attend one if I could!

17. What was the last movie you watched?

This is so embarrassing, I was feeling a bit down and for some reason I felt like I just HAD to watch a Nicholas Sparks movie. I watched Safe Haven because Josh Duhamel is beyond gorgeous and I felt like I needed some eye candy. LOL

18. What was the last book you read?

Love & Misadventures - Lang Leav
I really want Lullabies by her!

19. George Clooney or Brad Pitt?

I'll be a good girlfriend and choose my boyfriend Kevin <3 but if I have to choose between them... George Clooney. Brad Pitt's voice kind of annoys me (please don't send me hate letters because of this!) =P

Thank you Annie. As you know we are always looking for new people to appear in our 'Reader Under Spotlight feature, please contact Steve philofaxy at gmail dot com

13 December 2014

Web Finds - 13 December 2014

I hope you had a good week?

Time to enjoy a great collection of blog posts and videos from around the internet.

So here are the latest Filofax blog posts from around the Internet:
  1. How I Plan to Use My Filofax! - The Gold Project
  2. My Brand New Aqua Malden - My Filofax Fixation
  3. Undyed Binder Project: Week 3 - This Bug's Life
  4. Planner Use: How to Use a Monthly Task List - Homemakers Daily
  5. What I write in my planner - Paper Lovestory
  6. Take A Peek - My New Planner - Planner Fun
  7. New Filofax Purchases!  - My Filofax Fixation
  8. Some reading for the Holidays - My Life All in One Place
  9. Das Duell (3): Domino vs. Saffiano - Filomaniac
  10. Cordwain Higgler A5 Blue Moongazing Hare binder - This Bug's Life
  11. My Personal Filofax Set Up / Tour - Mrs Brimbles
  12. Pros and Cons of Using a Filofax - Planner Bug
  13. Filofax Set-Up: Watch This Space…….. - My Filofax Fixation
  14. Writing Wednesday guest post: Steve Morton’s Daily 21 journal - Quo Vadis Blog
  15. Week on One Page [Half] - Planner Fun
  16. Friday Feature: An Interview with Lime Tree Fruits - Planner Bug
  17. The beginning of a series : the Adventures of a Mini Malden - The Paradox of An Organised Scientist. 
  18. Three Colorful and Functional Ways to Customize Your Planner - Five Sixteenths Blog
  19. Weather Planner Stickers - Ms Wenduhh Planning and Printing
  20. How to Pick the Perfect Planner - I'm an Organising Junkie
  21. A tale of two Maldens - Gill B
  22. Using the month per page inserts - Joanny White
  23. 365/30: Review your planner set-up(s) of 2014 - Filomaniac
  24. The madness of Paperchase reductions - Paper Pens Ink
  25. New Layout for Week on Two Pages - Planner Fun
  • 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... 
  • For some general tips on Filofax Blogging, please see this post
Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Reader Under the Spotlight - Audrey
  2. Filofax Look Book 2011
  3. Free For All Tuesday No. 201
  4. Web Finds - 9 December 2014
  5. Gillio Medium Compagna Review
  6. Gillio Pocket and Personal Size Mia Cara - Review
  7. Win a Gillio Compagna Organiser
  8. Free for All Friday No. 317 by Nan
And here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Flex by Filofax Notebook Cover Review - The Desk of Adam
  2. Gillio And midori as main planner - My Life Re-Organised
  3. A Year in Review: My 2014 Planners - Mits T
  4. My setup of my 43 Folders binder - Mary Anne Moll
  5. Where have I been? Journal Flip and Filofax look through. - Christy Clark
  6. Filofax Ochre Malden Personal Size Setup (Part 1) - Lynnette Corralles
  7. Filofax Ochre Malden Personal Size Setup (Part 2) - Lynnette Corralles
  • 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. 
Enjoy

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