Van der Spek custom pocket-sized binder in Undyed Janet Leather

I changed from a personal size ring organiser to a pocket size about nine months ago, and it has been a resounding success. It was really hard in the beginning to downsize after a decade in personal size, particularly as I carry a lot of my work in my planner. But I did it and it has worked brilliantly. Light, less bulky and more portable.

I did find that 15mm rings were quite small for all I needed in my planner. And I missed being in a Van der Spek Binder. About seven months ago I made a list of things I would like in a dream pocket binder. Just a few scribbles and notes. No sketch, nothing.

Petra took that small amount of information in my scribbly handwriting, ran with it, and knocked it out of the park as usual.

  • pebbly undyed Janet Leather
  • square corners and clasp
  • gold hardware
  • double poppers
  • large rings
  • secretarial pockets
  • full length back wallet pocket
  • external slip pockets front and back
  • ring protectors

I am so thrilled with this. I have been using a Hobonichi Weeks cover in Janet Leather for 18 months now and I am so happy to have a binder in matching leather. The first mark is always hard but I cannot wait to watch it age and develop patina over time.

Look at this gorgeous detail!

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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