30 September 2014

Web Finds - 30 September 2014

I hope you had a good weekend? Time to enjoy a great collection of blog posts and videos from around the internet.

The Web Finds posts are likely to move back and forth to fit in with life here in the next few weeks, so occasionally Wednesday instead of Tuesday and sometimes Sunday instead of Saturday.

So here are the latest Filofax blog posts from around the Internet:
  1. VDS Custom Binder - A Pretty Obsession
  2. Decorating your Day-Timer - Day-timer
  3. Filofax Mini Grey Malden Review! - Letters in November
  4. Download free 2015 diaries for your Pocket Filofax - My Life All in One Place
  5. Planning and Organizing Projects and Hobbies - Well Planned Life
  6. Das 2. Meet up in Nürnberg - Filomaniac
  7. TIP TUESDAY: How To Print Double-Sided on Filofax Paper - The Life & Musings of Annie Rose
  8. Review: Holborn Personal Zip- 4 Month Update - Becky's Paper Route 
  9. The Current Planner Family - A ska loving geek
  10. Day Timer Desk Size Malibu Gets Franklin Covey Classic Rings (from 1" to 1.5") - Sparkle Frogs
  11. Mondays with OperaGirl- Malden Monday - Incarnations of Organization
  12. Filofax Personal Bright Purple Saffiano Review! - Letters in November
  13. Franklin Covey Multifuncton pen - GillB
  14. Student Summer: A Filofax for University - Nine Grand Student
  15. Why Daily Plans Should Be Made Daily - Giftie Etcetera
  16. Filofax Collection: non-A5s - Stationery By Default
  17. Neue Filofax Photo A Day Challenge I'm October - Filomaniac
  18. Update of Brown Leather PP Nova Compact Binder - This Bug's Life
  19. Kikki K Medium Fabric Planner Review - Letters in November
  20. Kikki K 2015 Time Planner: Live Bright ~ Review - Occupation Mum
  21. Personal Saffiano Filofax Set-up - Living Life With A Planner
  22. My Kikki-K Lilac Small Time Planner Review - MsWenduhh
  23. Themed Filofax Monday - The Nudibranchs Filofax - The Paradox of an Organized Scientist
  24. Time management Mondays: The tyranny of the clock - Quo Vadis Blog
  25. Leather bound - Looking through a frosty window
  26. TIP TUESDAY: Erasable Lists - The Life & Musings of Annie Rose 
  27. The Blog post that started it all… - Incarnations of Organization
  • 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. How my planner fits as part of my work desk - Mary Anne Moll
  2. Filofax Week 37 Decoration Tutorial - Sugarpandax3
  3. Decorating my Filofax: Week 40 - Mits t
  4. September Favorites! | Filofax, Erin Condren, Makeup + Random - Haley Cairo
  5. Comparing Gillio Planners - Organisedvicar
  6. Filofax Collection (and Bacchus) - Christy Clark
  7. Handmade London Dividers for Filofax - Cute Organizing
  • 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.

This Week Posts
  1. My week #128 - Paperlove Story
  2. My Week #39 - Life of Kitty 
  3. My Week- September 22-27, 2014 - Incarnations of Organization
  4. 2015 INSERTS & MY WEEK: 15-21 September 2014 - The Life & Musings of Annie Rose
  5. My Week #39 - Joanny White
  6. WEEK IN REVIEW: 09.22.14 - 09.28.14 - Innocent + Twisted
  7. Filofax Pretties: Spooky Monthly - So Joey Creates
  8. Week 35's Filofax Pages - Sugarpandax3
  9. My week #39 - She's Eclectic
Enjoy

Free For All Tuesday No. 191

Tuesdays are your chance to ask any Filofax related questions you might have.

Even if it is not Tuesday, you can still post your questions here, just pick the most recent FFAT or FFAF.

So fire away and we will collectively try to answer your questions or offer opinions.

29 September 2014

Filofax Nappa Giveaway and the winner is....

Thank you everyone for all the comments on the short review of the Filofax Nappa zip organiser last week. A record number of comments on a single post or one of the highest we have seen in a long time I'm sure.

So sadly there can only be one winner of this organiser... and that is Susan. If Susan would like to contact me at philofaxy at gmail dot com we will arrange to get the organiser shipped to you.

A big thank you to Appelboom for sending me the organiser to review of course. Don't forget to consider buying from them, we have added a link in the side bar with a nice surprise.. go via that link and you will discover a promo code to get a discount on your order.


Filofax Sales Newsletter 2008

Today we take a look behind the scenes at Filofax with their newsletter to stockists and distributors from 2008.





You can also view these in higher resolution on Flickr

28 September 2014

Reader Under the Spotlight - Kirsti

Today I would like to introduce you to Kirsti. 

I’m an Australian public servant working in Indigenous economic development with staff around Australia as well as a blended family of seven with various school/sport/musical/social timetables so I’m thanking my lucky freaking stars for a planning community and system to help me out!  I love reading everyone’s stories and set ups and I hope Philofaxy will be around for a long time to come.  I’m finding it harder and harder to find Filofax supplies in the physical sense (stores) but the online community seems to be thriving which is fantastic.

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

I can’t quite recall when I purchased my first Filofax but it was a slim personal size that lived in my packing boxes that I carted from Melbourne to country Victoria to Canberra, Australia so that’s got to be around 1995……

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

To be honest, I’m gaga about Gillio’s right at the moment.  My obsession is quite pathetic. I really need to get interested in something else…. I’m pretty impressed by my gold epoca leather a5 Mia Cara Gillio, and I have a pocket black with orange coming any day now, to use as a wallet/satellite planner.

I have tried Kikki-k diaries and their version of the Filofax, but at the end of the day, I think part of the Filofax obsession is about a good quality leather product, and I feel Kikki-k aren’t quite there yet. Having said that, their Stockholm brand of work bags are beautiful, so there’s a consumer tip. I’ve also tried Erin Condren, but at the end of the day, I’m keen to create something that works exactly with my lifestyle - a customisable system.

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

My fav is the A5 Gillio Mia Cara.  I’m sorry.  It’s all about the Gillio at the moment.  Stunning leather, beautiful smell and wonderfully customisable.  I’m like a besotted lover in the first few months of a relationship before the beef goggles wear off. Before this, it was absolutely the Filofax a5 original.  I have it in fluro pink, patent purple and patent grape.  I love them.  Perfect size for writing notes.  I use one for work, personal and goal setting (by my bed).  I get lots of comments on the fluro pink and the size is the right size for organising my busy personal life.my busy work life (Indigenous economic development with 70 staff around Australia) and my goals (never-ending and sometimes actually achieved!!!)

I did spend a good part of my life on eBay waiting to purchase a Cavendish personal with its alluring 30mm rings, only to be disappointed with the style of it all.  I was pretty happy with a Malden personal, and have also tried a Maldon wallet (zipped), a Classic black A5, a personal Cuban, a Calypso yellow and a Cavendish pocket.

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

Right now I just own three original A5s, a Gillio A5 Mia Cara and I have a pocket Mia Cara coming.  I now know that I will always be in search of the perfect planner, and for now, this week and possibly this month, I have found Gillio and I think I might have reached some state of nirvana….

5. What is the oldest organiser in your collection? 

My Cuban personal, which my 14 year old daughter is using.  So proud.  Think it might have been passed down in my DNA.

6. What do you use your organisers for? 

LIFE. Work, personal planning, goals, dreams, recording medical notes, planning new frontiers to conquer, orthodontic appointments for my children – literally everything.  I feel like recording things on some app on my iPhone 5 does not have the same effect as writing things down. I’ve hit 40 and you can call this old-fashioned without even remotely hurting my feelings.

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

Customisation. Making it my own. Making my Filofax exactly the system that I need to keep me and my busy life on track; to inspire me when I have the odd moment to think and  plan a plan – to just to make planning fun! I also completely love that there is a community of planning nerds out there like me.  So glad to have found you all.

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

30mm rings A5 with Gillio leather, a place to put my iPhone and a properly designed place to put post it notes, instead of card holders. We are all stationeryphiles – let’s accept it and design planners around it.   Just a few simple adjustments.  Nothing major.

9. How do you carry your Filofax? 

Under my arm and everywhere. Everyone calls me old school.  Poke fun, I say.  Sticks and stones… Work days – it’s in my Kikki-k Stockholm workbag; and by weekend, it’s in my Elk leather tote. I’m in planner/workbag/casual bag heaven.

10. Which Filofax in the current range do you like the most? 

Are you going to buy it? I’m all Gillio at the mo. Would like some more interesting colours like the Filofax range.  In Australia the Filofax range is limited too…. Can Gillio do a fluro-pink?

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

Gillio for sure.  Nearly had to sell an organ/child. $800 AUD.  That’s the upper limit of my obsession.

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

Ebay can take care of your errors in planner judgement.  Just keep searching to fund your perfect planner system. And enjoy the journey.  It’s freaking wonderful.

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

I love that there is a community of planning nerds that even my nerdy husband can’t understand.  People thinking a lot about planning their lives, their days, their weeks, goals and dreams. I’m so glad I found you!!!

14. And what do you not like about Philofaxy? 

I need more Gillio at the moment to feed my addiction. More Gillio YouTube  set-ups please. But thank you for creating and supporting this wonderful community that allows planning nerds like us to come out at night.

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

Bon Iver, For Emma, Forever.  My eldest is Emma, but an old school colleague talked about this album being the soundtrack to Saturday morning at a café, watching life go by and I couldn’t agree more.   

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

NOOOOOOO!! I would love to attend one in Canberra, Australia.  Fellow Australians – no need to hide any longer.

17. What was the last movie you watched? 

Actually it was my 14 y.o.’s birthday last night, so it was Guardians of the Galaxy.  But the one that I went to before that, willingly, as an adult was Lucy (disappointing) and The Trip Italy (laugh out loud funny).

18. What was the last book you read? 

The Minimalists, Everything That Remains.  Fascinating book for those of us who are fed up with our current consumption patterns and are keen to do something different (planner obsession excluded).  I got rid of 546 items in my house within one month. And my original Filofax fluro-pink helped me immensely, to get this big job done.

19. George Clooney or Brad Pitt? 

Neither.  Was pretty keen on David Tennant but after catching the first episode of the new Dr Who I’ll take either my husband David or Peter Capaldi.

Thank you Kirsti. And if you would like to be part of this continuing feature on Philofaxy, please contact philofaxy at gmail dot com.

27 September 2014

Web Finds - 27 September 2014

I hope you had a good week?

There are still places available for the Philofaxy meet up in London on Sunday 9th November if anyone is interested.

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. Keeping Good Records in Your Planner Can Save Time & Money! - Homemakers Daily
  2. My New Handmade London Dividers!! - Filofax Love
  3. Clipbook: Einlagen verfügbar - Filomaniac
  4. Planning With Context - Giftie Etcetera
  5. Return of The Malibu + The Quest Continues - Yay, for Fridays!
  6. Updated Planner Set Up - The Storage Studio
  7. Mentioned on the Philofaxy website! - My chaotic stationery life 
  8. My Personal Saffiano Set-up! - Living Life With A Planner!!
  9. NaNoWriMo Filofax - Pammymela
  10. Filofax Original Patent Purple {First Impressions} - Lissa's Loves
  11. Renew Your Goals in the New Season - Renew Your Space
  12. On the Go Personal Filofax - Super Simple and Light Setup - The Paradox of An Organized Scientist
  13. EM BUSCA DOS INSERTS PERFEITOS - Filofax da Deprê
  14. Filofax Personal Teal Finchley Review! - Letters in November
  15. Filofax vs. Kikki-K Planner Sizes - MsWenduhh
  16. Video: Review of the Blue Boston Binder from Franklin Covey - Paper goodness
  17. My Planner Collection: September 2014 - OATTblog
  18. Autumn is most definitely, finally here! - Mrs Brimbles
  19. Calling all #filofax and #planneraddicts - Rhomany's Art Journal
  20. Comparing DIYFish MTN and Filofax Inserts - Carie Harling
  21. Filofax Pocket Grey Osterley Review! - Letters in November
  22. Lovin’ my Malden… - Incarnations of Organization 
  23. How to Set Up a Life Mapping System - Renew Your Space
  24. Planner Friday - September - She's Eclectic
  25. Disappointed.. - The Filofax Lifestyle
  26. Giveaway: vinci una Filofax! Giveaway: win a Filofax - The Pink Mug
  27. Simple Planning - Giftie Etcetera
  28. Getting Fit with my Filofax - GrakkyF
  29. Study Friday :) Creating a Study Plan using DIY fish freebies (A5 Filofax) - monthly and weekly plans  - The Paradox of An Organized Scientist
  30. Week on Two Pages with Meals & Notes - MsWenduhh
  31. Filofax Focus - Steve Morton
  • We monitor over 500 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. Personal Saffiano Filofax Set-up - Planner Geek
  2. How I plan my week - Patty Gardner 
  3. Comparing DIYFish MTN and Filofax Inserts - Carie Harling
  4. My Brain Dump -- Where and How - Sharon Korkes
  5. My Planner Collection! - OATTblog
  6. A5 Filofax Setup - Blogging Planner - adamsfilo
  7. Monthly Filofax Decoration - October 2014 - Palestblue
  8. Gigliodoro Rust Medium Mia Cara (Gillio) - Alancynvideo
  • For tips on how to improve your videos, please see this post.  Also this video too Webfinds 
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Enjoy

26 September 2014

Free For All Friday No. 306

September seems to have gone past very quickly, the weather here is starting to rapidly cool down as we go in to Autumn.

I've managed to get all of my diary inserts printed off for 2015 and ready for the new year.

Are you ready for the new year yet?

And as it is Friday of course feel free to discuss anything Filofax related.

25 September 2014

Filofax Nappa Review and Giveaway.

Like the Lockwood the Filofax Nappa organiser is a new addition to the Filofax range this year.

With the kind help of our friends at Appelboom in the Netherlands, I have been able to have a close look at a Zip model of the new Nappa range. Appelboom have a great range of Filofax and other brand organisers as well as a wide range of pens, all at competitive prices.

I hadn't spotted it from the Filofax catalogue photos but the Zip model is the the same design as the Filofax Lockwood Zip that I reviewed recently. In addition though the Nappa model comes in zip and clasp closures, where as the Lockwood is just zip at the moment.

Description

So this particular Nappa organiser is the Taupe and Black Personal Zip model. Shown here along side the Cognac Lockwood Personal zip.

As you might see it has the same slip pocket on the front outside cover.


And the zip pocket on the rear outside cover, like the Lookwood both pockets are only really intended for documents. 


Internally there are 4 card slots and a full height slip pocket on the inside front cover and a full height slip pocket and elasticated pen loop on the inside rear cover.


Like the Lockwood personal it was good to see that the Nappa organiser lays quite flat with the minimum of training. With inserts in it lays even flatter than shown in the photograph.


In use

So how does this compare quality wise? I've not had a chance to use this one, but in my expert hands the leather is quite nice in terms of touch. Although it is nappa leather, it doesn't have the same tactile touch as my Van der Spek organisers, which are also in nappa leather, but there is a bit of a price difference I suppose.

However, the quality of the stitching on this model is what I would expect to see. The rings are the usual Filofax ones.

The leather doesn't mark as easily as the Lockwood does, that shows up finger scratches very easily, they disappear easily of course. So the Nappa will be quite hard wearing I would think.  So it should with stand daily use a lot better than some other organisers.

Availability

The Nappa organiser comes in Personal, Personal Zip, A5 and A5 Zip and in a variety of colours too. All black, chocolate and blue, taupe and black. the three colour combinations are available in all four variants too.

Prices on the Filofax UK website vary from £70-£75 for the Personal/Personal Zip sizes to £95-£99 for the A5/A5 Zip sizes.

However, those of you not living in UK would be better off ordering from Appelboom in the Netherlands, because their shipping rates are much better.

Prize Draw

However, before you go rushing off to order one, I have this Nappa personal zip available to give away to one of our lucky readers.

Comment on the blog below and I will pick out a readers comment at random to receive this Nappa leather personal zip organiser and the standard inserts it came with, plus I will add in some Philofaxy cards.

Please post your comments by Midnight on Sunday 28th September 2014, that is mid-night Paris time and I will announce the winner on Monday afternoon.

The usual rules will apply. Your comment must be on the blog... not on the Facebook post. You are allowed to comment more than once, but you will only get a single entry to the draw. No cash alternatives or substitutes. The prize draw is open to all readers worldwide. You will be given until midnight on Tuesday 30th September to contact Steve with your address so it can be posted to you hopefully on Wednesday morning, details will be in the announcement on Monday.

Again thank you to Appelboom for supplying this example.

24 September 2014

Twitter Roll Call

Twitter amongst our 'community' has continued grow with more and more readers joining in.

It was a couple of years ago since we last did a 'roll-call' So if you are on Twitter, why not let us know who you are and we will 'follow' you and you can join in the daily fun.

Of course don't forget to follow Philofaxy on Twitter to see instant news of site posts and other updates. 

There is also PhilofaxyNews which is a bit of an experiment 'Filofax news feed' which I've been trying to perfect.

If you aren't yet on Twitter, then give it a try, as you build up the people you follow and those that follow you then it actually does work quite well. 

23 September 2014

Web Finds - 23 September 2014

I hope you had a good weekend? Time to enjoy a great collection of blog posts and videos from around the internet.

The Web Finds posts are likely to move back and forth to fit in with life here in the next few weeks, so occasionally Wednesday instead of Tuesday and sometimes Sunday instead of Saturday.

So here are the latest Filofax blog posts from around the Internet:
  1. FiloCats - This Bug's Life
  2. Wo2p-Filofax Personal - My Last Eureka
  3. Setup delle mie due Filofax pocket_parte 1 - Lucy Wonderland
  4. Kikki K A5 Compendium - Letters in November
  5. Filofax travel - Pammymela
  6. Filofax Wiki - This Bug's Life 
  7. It is Heeeree!!! 2015 Planner Pre-Order starts NOW! :D - Lime Tree Fruits
  8. Review: the Filofax planner - Les anti-modernes
  9. Best Of: Filofaxes Spotted in the Wild - This Bug's Life
  10. "Eww. Really... a Sketch?!" - Occupation Mum
  11. Setup delle mie due Filofax pocket_parte 2  - Lucy Wonderland
  12. Silent sunday. - In the process of living
  13. Filofax Personal Aqua Malden Review! - Letters in November
  14. A Sick Day With A Planner - Giftie Etcetera
  15. My A5 Original Filofax in Patent Black setup - My chaotic stationery life
  16. A Bug’s Life Filofax - This Bug's Life 
  17. Things I Love: Fall Switchovers (With a Bit of Reluctance) - Well Planned Life
  18. Future Planning 2015 - Sparkle Frogs
  19. Post-it’s and Page Flags in my Filofax - Jar FM
  20. Van Der Spek set up - It's Bluetiger
  21. Zipped Raspberry Filofax Pennybridge Compact Organiser - Roses in December
  22. Post-it flags for meetings in my A5 Filofax - Looking through a frosty window
  23. Planner Hack: The Reverse Highlight - Giftie Etcetera
  24. Filofax Covers - So Joey Creates
  25. Themed Filofax Monday - Cats Filofax - The Paradox of An Organized Scientist
  26. Welcoming a new member of the family; a pocket Finsbury! - Occupation Mum
  27. Announcement: I'm the fill-in blogger for Quo Vadis Blog!! - Plannerisms
  28. My First Post! Where My Filofax/Planner Journey Began!! - Living Life with a Planner
  29. Woodland Cottage Farm Binder/Planner Covers Review - Filofax Love
  • 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. Decorating My Filofax - Disney FrozenTheme - My Purpley Life
  2. Filofax Week 36 Decoration Tutorial - Sugarpandax3
  3. Some new things for Audrey my FC with 1 75 inch rings - Mary Anne Moll
  4. My Current Filofax Setup | Black Personal Kensington - Nickie O'Hara
  5. Filofax Flip Through September 2014 - Palestblue 
  6. Filofax Decoration Week #40 - Palestblue 
  7. Filofax A5 Saffiano - Nellyscreativelife
  8. Filofax A5 and Personal Lime Tree Fruits dividers - Susan Williams-Göbber
  9. My Filofax Organisation - Nicky Goldsmith
  10. Introduction to my YouTube channel and my Filofaxes. - Planner Geek
  11. Cómo utilizo mi Filofax Malden. Septiembre 2014 - Laura Lechuga
  • 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.

This Week Posts
  1. My Week- September 15-21, 2014 - Incarnations of Organization
  2. My week #127 - Paperlove Story
  3. My Week #38 - Life of Kitty
  4. My Week #38 - Joanny White
  5. Week 38 Before & After Shots Comparison - Carie Harling
  6. Filofax Pages Sept 21-27 - ink'd paper by mae
  7. WEEK(s) in Review: 09.01.14 - 09.21.14 - Innocent + Twisted
  8. My week #38 - She's Eclectic
  9. Week 39 in my Malden - PaperCutterz
  10. Get Ready With Me: Week 39 - Little Bit of Everything
Enjoy

Free For All Tuesday - No. 190

Tuesdays are your chance to ask any Filofax related questions you might have.

Even if it is not Tuesday, you can still post your questions here, just pick the most recent FFAT or FFAF.

So fire away and we will collectively try to answer your questions or offer opinions.

22 September 2014

Filofax Catalogue 2006/7 USA

Today we are sharing the Filofax USA 2006/7 catalogue.





































And you can view these scans in higher resolution on Flickr.

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