More information about the company can be found on their website here. In the 1980s, they became a desirable accessory for any aspiring yuppie and Del Boy can be seen picking his up at the end of this classic clip! (A Winchester, I guess?)
Why do I like them?
- They're stationery (nuff said really)
- Kinda like the ultimate notebook where you can move stuff around and personalise it
- The leather ones smell gooood
- They help me keep organised. (Yes, I could do that with a 99p notebook, but I do enjoy using some thing a bit nicer)
- A way to keep every thing in one place
- I've met so many lovely people on the Philofaxy site and some in person, which was great fun!
- In this day and age of technology, it's nice to disconnect and plan using pen and paper. When ever I need to figure some thing out, I always reach for paper and feel more committed to what I write
- No charging required, they don't crash and a bit of redbush/green tea doesn't tend to do them much harm
- You don't need to buy a new one each year like a diary (in theory). Well, actually I've done my own share of buying filofaxes and then selling them as I then decided they weren't quite right for me. Luckily the brand has a strong customer base, which means there is a thriving second-hand market and I recently sent one of my purchases to the US!
- You can read a bit more about me and filofaxes in the Philofaxy Reader under the spotlight series.