The beginning of Filofax started around 1910 originates in US where a Canadian Engineer named J.C Parker invent a system to replace the technical book that is too big to carry. In 1920, British Army Officer, Colonel Disney, comes across a Lefax personal organiser in the US and suggests that his friend, London printer William Rounce, launches the product in England. In 1921, Norman & Hill Ltd is set up by William Rounce and partner Posseen Hill to export Lefax organisers to England. Temporary typist Grace Scurr suggests the organisers should be called ‘Filofax’ – derived from the term ‘file-of-facts’. On 27th November, 1930 Filofax is registered as a trademark. In military circles, organisers are sometimes known as vademecums – Latin for ‘always with me’.
This is an embossed logo on the inside front cover. I actually love to see this!
Now let’s go through the details. Filofax Original comes in two sizes which are Personal and A5 size. I prefer Personal size cause it is smaller than A5 and much easy to be carried everywhere and less heavy. This planner is made out of a cow leather and the thickness is superb. Even though it might look stiff, it still lay flat! That black strap is a multifunction elastic holder and divided by three section. Yeah, you can put few pens there or anything you like but I decided to only put one pen on the loop. As the strap is quite short, you can’t really have a so-called bulky planner. That’s the cons, though. Filofax should lengthen the strap. As you can see in the photo, there are only two pockets there which is more than enough to me.
This is at the back of the planner. It’s a free notepad stick to the pocket.
I guess you do notice the flower-ish wallpaper there. Well, it is a piece of fancy paper I placed there to protect the leather base inside. I’m scared I might scratch it off so the protection is needed. I am still looking for a way to protect the outside cover too cause I am afraid that it might accidentally damage but still couldn’t find any planner addict do that 😮
I am using only five tabs in this planner which is personal, listing, diary, brainstorm and expenses. I might be adding few sub-tabs in the main tab listing soon. The divider I am using is from my previous Kikki K Personal Planner which I have sold earlier. I like to keep it simple for now for the divider. Minimalist but still cute! 😛
I love everything about this planner except for the short strap but it’s ok cause I’m not willing to have a super thick planner! Can you see the perfect stitch there? This planner is the most simple and straight forward design among other Filofax and it has been one of my favourite after Malden Filofax. Glad to have one 🙂