Moving Into My New Van Der Spek

Here I am, as promised in my Van Der Spek Unboxing post, ready to share some ‘moving in photos’ as I transition from my old Filofax A5 Holborn and into my new lovely VDS. You’ll be happy to know that I took these photos in the light of day, so they are much better than the unboxing set!

Moving Into My New Van Der Spek

Here she is in the light of day: look at that stitching!

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I got the binder without stiffener so it is lovely and bendy – just the way I like them!

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So many pockets in that front section! And they hold a lot more than I was expecting, they look so neat that I expected that would be really tight, but actually they are lovely and large and easily fit everything I need.

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The gorgeous Personal Filofax Teal Baroque for colour reference.

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She sits completely flat right out of the box, without any training at all, and best of all, she still keeps the structured line of a beautiful old book.


It’s such a small detail, and one most people probably don’t even think about, but the closure flap even naturally sits away from the binder so you don’t have to keep moving it out of the way to write.


And check out the size of those rings!


Lovely gusseted back pocket – the perfect size to fit my Erin Condren perpetual calendar!

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And here’s a look at my DIYfish inserts in the VDS binder (Planner Peace?!?)

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Needless to say, I’m completely in love!

If you have any questions about the Van Der Spek, or about how I’m using my planner, leaving a comment below, and don’t forget to visit me on Facebook too.



      1. I’m waiting for a standard size – Brandy Italian outer, Camel inner with gold hardware 🙂

    1. Hi Kim,

      It’s quite a big binder – so I guess it depends on the size of your purse! I work from home so I don’t need to take it too far thankfully. It takes A5 inserts.

  1. I LOVE that the flap lays flat. In every planner I own I have to tuck the flap under and it’s a pain. That is one beautiful planner. The stitching is amazing.

  2. I just stumbled across your blog, and I love it! I also love your VDS planner, and would like to get one for myself. That said, I am in the United States and I am guessing that you (and VDS) are not, no? I have not found ANY planner that I like as much as the VDS that I’ve seen in your posts. Would you happen to know if it is possible to order one even if I am in the US?

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