Tuesday Talk Back

Talk Back Tuesday: What would a Rhodia pen be like?

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Talk Back Tuesday: Celebrating National Pencil Day

Happy Belated National Pencil Day! Hymen Lipman is credited with registering the first patent…

Stephanie by Stephanie Mar 31, 2015
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Week 16 of The Paper Project: Sample 3 Sizes of Exacompta Index Cards! 

The Paper Project puts FREE Exaclair paper samples in your hands – allowing you to…

Stephanie by Stephanie Mar 30, 2015
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Friday Link Share: March Edition

Pen Perks: Spring Giveaway at JetPens Blog Three Questions With Kevin Mellon at The…

Stephanie by Stephanie Mar 27, 2015
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Special Contest! Enter Now to Win 1 of 15 Special Grab bags of Rhodia Products

Contest Alert! Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 15 Special Grab Bags…

Stephanie by Stephanie Mar 25, 2015
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Tuesday Talk Back: Folios wanted for Meeting Books – or other Rhodia Products?

[caption id="attachment_15205" align="alignnone" width="400"] Leather Artisan Notebook by JUL Designs[/caption] "I can't seem to…

Stephanie by Stephanie Mar 24, 2015
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Feedback on 2 Different Exaclair Pastel Graph Products

Week 4 of the Paper Project included samples of 8×11″ Clairefontaine Pastel Graph paper…

Stephanie by Stephanie Mar 23, 2015
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Noteworthy Notebooks of Jean-Michel Basquiat

[caption id="attachment_15186" align="alignnone" width="400"] Image courtesy of Amanda Cosco, Girl About Toronto [/caption] Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960…

Stephanie by Stephanie Mar 22, 2015
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The Art of Journaling: How to Keep it all Organized?

For all the time we spend writing in our notebooks, I am wondering how…

Stephanie by Stephanie Mar 20, 2015
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Talk Back Tuesday: Do gadgets get in the way of your creativity?

I know only a handful of people who do not own a cell phone…

Stephanie by Stephanie Mar 17, 2015
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Week 15 of the Rhodia Paper Project: Free Samples from 3 Pocket Sized Products

The Paper Project puts FREE Exaclair paper samples in your hands – allowing you to…

Stephanie by Stephanie Mar 16, 2015

Noteworthy Guest Post from Emerging Writer K.C. Dockal

Today's guest post is from K.C. Dockal, author of the blog, K.C. Dockal: Scribbling by the…

Stephanie by Stephanie Mar 14, 2015
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The Art of Journaling: A Different Format

Most journals and notebooks are vertically oriented, but the Landscape Webnotebook is not. This Webbie…

Stephanie by Stephanie Mar 12, 2015
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Tabbed Grid Notebooks

Rhodia hasn't come out with a tabbed, grid notebook--yet. But if you are interested…

Karen by Karen Mar 11, 2015
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Tuesday Talk Back: Pencil, Pen, or Other? Which do you choose? 

When offered a choice of writing implements,  which would you select first? A pencil,…

Stephanie by Stephanie Mar 10, 2015

Welcome to Rhodia Drive

Rhodia Drive is a corporate blog sponsored by Clairefontaine-Rhodia, the maker of Rhodia products. It's a blog about the iconic orange notepads and the people who use them. Never write in a dull notebook again! Rhodia – A modern notebook since 1934.

Rhodia Notepads - The French orange notepads with a cult following! These sturdy and economical pads are a favorite of artists & designers, writers, fountain pen aficionados, and people who like to use graph paper for notes, sketching and hand drafting. People love them for their grids, smooth paper and iconic cover. The unique scored cover folds back neatly. The stiff back cover makes writing easy and portable. All Rhodia paper is acid-free and ink-friendly. Their bright orange covers make them instantly recognizable in the store or on the street. Rhodia has been around since the 1930s. It was developed in 1934 as a modern office notepad.

These economical pads are a favorite of artists & designers. People love Rhodia pads for their grids, smooth paper and unique scored cover which folds back neatly.

Rhodia was purchased by Clairefontaine in 1997 and production transferred to Mulhouse, in Alsace, France. Members of the founding Verilhac family still work for Rhodia. The Rhodia logo dates back to 1934. Legend has it that the two Rhodia fir trees symbolize the two founding brothers.

Rhodia pads feature a coated card cover which is perfectly waterproof & flexible. The Rhodia pad cover is scored to neatly fold back and features superfine vellum Clairefontaine paper in white with an exceptionally smooth satin finish. The unique stiff back cover makes writing easy and portable, and micro-perforated sheets facilitate easy and clean removal of pages.

Famous Rhodia products include the classic staple-bound notepads, Webnotebooks or Webbies, brightly colored Rhodiarama notebooks, Reverse Book, 4-Color Book, Meeting Books, R by Rhodia ivory paper pads, Rhodia Ice, Mouse Pads, top spiral pads.