Category: Filofax

Brand new Filofax design, but still no 5/4 rings

There’s a new design of folder from Filofax, and for a moment I got my hopes up: Instantly recognisable, but with a twist. Iconic design with a simple one-piece thick leather cover, slightly rounded corners and strap with gel popper cap. Beautiful in its simplicity, with perfectly balanced proportions. Working with extra thick leather and using traditional construction techniques, these personal organisers are made by our UK factory who piece together the components by hand, using thick thread to carefully stitch them together. Unfortunately it’s still the 25mm (7/8 inch) ring size. I’m still waiting for a new Filofax with a

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Looking at the Flex organiser from Filofax

The new modular system from Filofax is nice, and lets Filofax address the same market as the Moleskine range. And I love that you can hack it with Field Notes and Cahiers as ell as the genuine Flex refills. More thoughts after I use it in anger at the Fringe, but for now… You can’t look at this in a vacuum, The middle sized Slim Flex is £19, and you can get a basic Filofax Personal for about the same cost. But in context, you’re also picking up a 64 page notebook and jot pad with the binder. The list

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On popping in to the Filofax store

And what’s wrong with visiting the retail store of the Filofax empire when visiting London? Actually I was nipping in to see if they happened to have a certain type of paper refill lurking anywhere as it’s been officially discontinued. It turns out they hadn’t, but it was still worth the visit. You know when you put people together with iPhones and they start comparing applications and tricks? The same happens with Filofax people, as the shop staff and I started trading tips and hacks – turns out my SXSW Planning Chart was a new one on them, although I

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Getting yourself organised for SXSW 2010

So the broad strokes are now in place. This weekend I booked my flights to Austin and South by Southwest 2010 (and added a few days in San Francisco and The Valley – get in touch if you want to ‘do coffee’); the hotel room was reserved as I left Austin last year (forward planning, got to love it); and the Platinum pass was sorted in November. Now it gets interesting though, because it’s time to plan out and organise my time at SXSW. More than any other conference, SXSW Interactive is incredibly busy, with multiple and concurrent official sessions

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