Thank you to Maria for sharing with us her favourite organiser. 

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Organizer Details
Custom Made Organizer
Size:  Standard 
Outside Leather Color: miele croco
Inside Leather Color: miele croco

Additional Features: The lay-out is totally customized, two bottom pocket and two slip pockets for notepad, zipper case with credit cards pockets and pen loop.

Thank you to Maria for sharing with us her favourite organiser. 

1. What is your favorite organizer (Make/model/size)?

My very new custom made Van der Spek personal size, with 25 mm gold rings and proper ☺. Very nice smooth honing colour croco print leather has been used on the making of this planner.

2. How long have you owned it? 

Well actually I do have the planner for one week. OMG, I love the planner.

3. What is it that you like about it so much? 

As I said, it is a custom made planner, made by Van der Spek (a Dutch company).  I designed the planner. I thought very hard what I want in a planner. I have a very beautiful Malden purple planner (personal size). I love the pockets, but I wanted the pockets in another way. The way it was laid out, was not working for me. I also have a Gillio Compagna, which has a big back pocket. I do not use the back pocket. And also here the pocket layout did not work for me.

So I took the bits and pieces I love from both planners, I thought how I want to use the planner and design my planner. I was so fortunate to be at the Van der Spek meet-up where I could finalise my design and choose the leather of the planner.

I love the layout. It works for my daily life. I have a planner with a detached wallet. If I need the wallet I can use it, when I am in a meeting I leave the wallet in my bag. If I go to the store and I do not want to take the whole planner out, I can easily take the small wallet. I love the flexibility of this planner.

4. Do you use it all the time? 

O hell, yes! Everything is in that thing. If I lose it, it would be a HUGH problem. I have

  • General information in the planner (addresses, insurance numbers, important phone numbers)
  • Monthly inserts, where you can see the birthdays, appointments,
  • Weekly inserts, where i put the my appointments, to do’s, deadlines
  • Me: health, sports, notes
  • Lists: books to read, finance, recipes
  • Work: notes for work, work time lines.

Then I have the wallet, where I have a few cards, note paper and a pen. I asked for an extra pen loop on the wallet, so I can always have an extra pen with me.

As you can read, I use it for everything. All the time with me, working with me, informing me. In return I path the planner, and do some sniffing ☺.  Put it in a nice pouch when I go to sleep. Crazy lady…

5. Do you think the design could be improved in any way? How?

Maybe, life changes, so my planner needs will also change. But I tried to make my planner flexible enough to adapt to life.

I thing this planner will last me a life time. The craftsmanship of Van der Spek is amazing.

And here are some photographs of my favourite organiser.

Thank you Maria that really is a lovely design and superb execution of your ideas. 

If you would like to share with us the details of your favourite organiser, please contact steve @ philofaxy dot com