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Noteworthy Knives: What are you using, and for what?

I have seen your EDC (Every Day Carry) photos and I know that many…

Stephanie by Stephanie Aug 9, 2015
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The Art of Journaling with Intention

One of my teachers taught me that by consciously setting an intention before doing…

Stephanie by Stephanie Aug 6, 2015

J. Herbin’s New Ink of the Month Page

We added a new resource on the J. Herbin website - an "Ink of…

Karen by Karen Aug 5, 2015
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Tuesday Talk Back: Colored Paper to Relieve Eye Strain

Rhodia Fan Charlotte recently wrote to us with this comment: A lot of research…

Stephanie by Stephanie Aug 4, 2015
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Rhodia Fan Profile: Eloise Bacher

Today's Rhodia Fan Profile is with Eloise Bacher RD: Please tell us a little bit…

Stephanie by Stephanie Aug 3, 2015
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Noteworthy Places to Write

[caption id="attachment_16124" align="alignnone" width="272"] Author Maya Angelou prefers to work sprawled across her bed…

Stephanie by Stephanie Aug 1, 2015
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Rhodia Drive: July Link Share

[caption id="attachment_11229" align="alignnone" width="300"] Image courtesy of linckchau on Instagram[/caption] I lost my Perfect…

Stephanie by Stephanie Jul 31, 2015

Guest Blogger: Daniel Paterson

Daniel Paterson lives in Paris.  He has an MA (literature); writes a lot (favourite…

Karen by Karen Jul 29, 2015
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Tuesday Talk Back: A Stationery Subscription Service?

The only kind of shopping I really love is for art/writing supplies and books. (Once…

Stephanie by Stephanie Jul 28, 2015
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The Paper Project: Feedback on Rhodia No. 38 Paper

In Week 9 of The Paper Project, we offered samples of Rhodia paper from…

Stephanie by Stephanie Jul 27, 2015
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Noteworthy: Brad Dowdy The Pen Addict on why Paper Matters

I've been writing at The Pen Addict for nearly eight years. When I look…

Stephanie by Stephanie Jul 25, 2015
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The Art of Journaling: Stephanie’s Wisdom Journal

These are some important things I've figured out in my 46 years to be written in…

Stephanie by Stephanie Jul 23, 2015
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Tuesday Talk Back: Different Rulings in One Book?

The reflection on the left hand side of this ruled Landscape Webnotebook makes it…

Stephanie by Stephanie Jul 21, 2015
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Rhodia Fan Profile: Luis Pangilinan

Luis Pangilinan, a Graphic & UI/UX Designer from Las Vegas is currently a longtime user of Rhodia products because…

Stephanie by Stephanie Jul 20, 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.