I am doing fine w GTD, have settled on my tools (PDA's do not work for me though I tried and tried and love my little Treo, but no, won't go down that rabbit hole again) so now I am using a regular sized Franklin planner--I own about 3--but since this planner and I live day in and day out with each other, I am unhappy with the quality, look, feel, texture. I am a designer handbag junkie/collector so my standards are high, but still, I can't be the only one. I want the practicality of the set-up of my Franklin (with some tweaks if Franklin cares to ask me) but I want it done in a gorgeous shade of, say, green Italian or French leather---such as Hermes does for their totally useless agenda's and planner. I will even go to Italy to find a leather maker but who, where, how do I do this? Also I own a gorgeous Mulberry planner, but the rings are such that you can only use Mulberry paper and I loathe their calendars--paper really nice however. I would like to hack the Franklin rings on the Mulberry planner but Franklin tells me "no will do, get lost, loser". Also I would like to choose my own color and leather etc.
I want to carry this thing around like a cherished designer handbag, and don't tell me to buy a LV planner, don't like them. I want this thing in my hands all day to be a love affair.
Also, on another note, I want a spiral notebook to carry around to make plans on, draw, do lists and then tear the pages out and pop them in my planner--so, they have to fit and be the right size. Colors would be nice too. But that's not the hard part. I am sure I can find someone to do the papers. It's the leather binder I am having trouble with.
Where can I find someone or a company to work with me? Hermes is my standard but they only make Hermes binders--and the nice leathers are all in little silly things only our grandmother's would really use. Anyone know anything about this stuff? Any Italian leather maker that does gorgeous stuff out there? I need to crack this code. Even Ryan at Levenger has been trying to help me but he doesn't know either.
Thanks if you made it this far.