Sunday, June 5, 2011

Filophile: Filofax Part 2

So, I've revealed far more than anyone should ever want to know about my history with Filofax. The above photo is of my gorgeous Personal Piazza, and I should probably seek psychiatric help for my obsession. She's just the right color, has just the right set up, feels great in my hands.

And yet...

...Lately I've been feeling that she just isn't giving me enough space. What! you say? If she didn't live in your handbag, you'd be stalking her!

No, I mean space!

Consider, my typical week looks like this:

I like to have appointments, deadlines, and daily tasks all right there in front of me, but really, all those little scraps of paper are ridiculous! I thought about switching to a day-per-page format so that I could use it as both a planner and a diary in the English sense of the word (keeping record of past events), but even if I switched to a day-per-page format, there would still be the problem of my hand bumping into the rings more often than I like. 

Also, I've been watching this You Tube video obsessively and this one, and I convinced myself that I NEEDED an A5.

In fact, I needed this one.

Poor quality cell phone image--will do this one justice someday soon.

Meet my A5 Chameleon in Spring Green. She's lovely, unique, and just the right size.

But in my research, I came across this beauty on Flickr. Holy Hot Red Lipstick, Batman! What a gorgeous color! And did you see what she did with the dividers? I love seeing how Filophiles kit out their own. Well, what's an addict to do? Get both, of course!

Now, my intent was to decide between the two and return one. Yes, well, so easy to do in theory...


  1. I ran out of space in the personal size also. Always bumping up against the rings, and running out of space to write! I had to give up my Cuban Zip, which I adored :O(.

    Can't wait to read your A5 adventure!

  2. Yum-O! I love my A5's--classic chocolate, pink Finsbury, Snake Domino, and Red Domino. Each has a job and does it well, if I say so myself. :)

    Look forward to more of your posts!

  3. @Rori--Oh, that's so sad about your Cuban zip. I think I saw your You Tube video on it. It was so lovely, if I remember correctly. Are you sure you can't find another use for it?

    @Sandra--I am drooling just reading that listing of all your A5s!

  4. I have long since eyed the green Chameleon. I am happy with my Malden though, so I don't know if I'll splurge.
    I also have an A5 but it stays home and its purpose is a household Filo - complete address book, passwords for websites, random recreational information. I love the amount of room in the A5 and could easily fill one up with me daily notes but it's too big to carry around. The personal works well for me, so that's what I'll stick with for my own personal everyday use. Can't wait to hear more about yours though!