Yep. Me too. Unfortunately, they don’t exist… yet. To expedite the process, my suggestion is to leave a comment below on how much you’d love one and that you’d promise to buy three dozen each year to give away as gifts to all your dearest friends.
Seriously though, I know I’m not the only person clamoring for a spiral Rhodia notepad with the dot grid.
Orange and black – how appropriate for Halloween! Do you know how these colors came to be associated with this ghoulish holiday? Me neither! Maybe it’s from orange pumpkins and black cats, fall leaves and the color of a witches hat…
Here are a few opinions on the topic:
PS: What was your most favorite Halloween costume you ever wore? I always struggled with masks because of wearing glasses but a number of years ago I found a mask made of a see-through fabric and I was thrilled to finally be in full disguise!
Image above courtesy of mrmikedudek on Instagram
Did you know that Rhodia makes pad holders for a variety of our top stapled notepads? Available in orange and black lightly grained imitation leather with an embossed Rhodia logo, the covers are flexible and smooth. They include an inner pocket for notes, business cards, or receipts. Each holder comes with a pad. Rhodia pad holders are available in the following sizes:
- N° 08 – 3 x 8 ¼” (Long Skinny)
- N° 11 – 3 x 4″
- N° 12 – 3 ⅜ x 4 ¾”
- N° 13 – 4 x 6″
- N° 14 – 4 ⅜ x 6 ⅜”
- N° 16 (w/ Pen holder) 6 x 8 ¼”
- N° 18 – 8 ¼ x 11 ¾”
- N° 21 (Le Carre) – 8 ¼ x 8 ¼”
Rhodia also offers a special “R” Premium Pad Gift Set which includes a No. 16 (6 x 8 ¼”) R pad and a Rhodia pencil.
Can you believe it’s already my 3rd year anniversary writing the Rhodia Drive blog? Guess that means it’s also time to give away a few more of my favorite things!
“If you do not have any ideas worth committing to writing, think up some now, then buy this notebook…I just took my wife to the store today to get her own Rhodia notebooks!”
Well Keith, we certainly appreciate your kind words about our products and hope your wife is enjoying them as well!
Have you tried one of the Unlimited books yet? Very portable with an elastic closure, the Unlimited is a 3 1/2 x 5 1/2″ pocket sized notebook containing 60 sheets (120 pages) of our fountain pen friendly 80g white Rhodia paper in a lined or graph format. Covers available in black or orange.
Image and quotes courtesy of Keith – keithgb on Instagram.
Stuart Matz snapped this at the typewriter store on Hudson street in the West Village, NYC. A bit of sleuthing uncovered AFAX Business Machines to be the store in question at 181 Hudson Street, Suite 2A New York, NY 10013.
I haven’t really spent a lot of time in NYC despite it being only a 90 minute bus ride away, and as I am somewhat enamored of all the mom & pop specialty stores that exist there, I should make the ride more often.
Do you have a favorite little specialty shop in NYC? Or in your hometown? I’d like to hear about it.
Image courtesy of Stuart Matz – follow stumatz on Instagram.
Have you tried using any of our pad holders and if so, do you like them? Do you find them to be practical for your needs? Do they hold up to the daily punishment of bouncing around in your bag?
While we are not affiliated with Timbuk2, the San Fransisco bag manufacturer founded in 1989, we do want you to know that it is possible to customize a bag to hold your most favorite orange and black stationery products….
The new dotPads are coming! Previously only available with a black cover, they will now be available in orange. Considering that orange is pretty much Rhodia’s signature color, I find it interesting that the first dotPads were only available in black. I was a big fan of the black cover on the first dotPads because I felt it really made a statement of “something totally new” for the brand.
As the orange dotPads make their way to your favorite retailers, will you be buying them or buying more of the black?
PS: We will be giving away a bunch of these at the end of April. Stay Tuned!
Out and about, our friend David Bogie says he spotted this on a fixie parked in front of the downtown YMCA in Boise ID. A fixie? Had to Google that.
According to Wiki: “A fixed-gear bicycle (or fixed-wheel bicycle, sometimes known as a fixie) is a bicycle that has no freewheel, meaning it cannot coast, as the pedals are always in motion when the bicycle is moving. Continue Readering »
Black or orange, lined or grid- this will be your choice if you are one of the 14 lucky winners of a new Rhodia Unlimited Pocket Notebook!
This contest is now closed – thank you to all who entered! Winners will be announced on the blog during the week of the 20th.
Karen recently received some questions about Herbin’s Perle Noire ink. Since this is one I have reviewed and regularly use, I’d be happy to respond.
Is this ink a really dark black? While I haven’t tried every black ink on the market, Continue Readering »
A new Rhodia chart has been compiled on the http://rhodiapads.com/ website. It shows product sizes in both inches and centimeters, ruling and cover options, reference numbers and also paper colors. Is there anything we are missing that you would like to see? I suggested perhaps adding the weight of the paper. Most are 80g but the R series and Webbies use 90g.
I received a recent question from Rusty asking whether Rhodia had ever considered making fountain-pen-friendly postcards or notecards. He thinks they would be a big hit with our fans especially if available in both black and orange versions with a dotted back side.
What do you think? Would you buy Rhodia postcards? Are you finding typical post cards bleed or feather with fountain pen inks?
Our good friend Colin from across the pond recently brought this car to my attention. Said that there just had to be a Webbie in there somewhere…. I agree. (Look at those rims!!!) It’s a Citroën DS3 Racing car. It sports a 207 hp engine, a 0-62 mph time of 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 146 mph just in case you really need to get to the stationery store before it closes.
Watch it go zippity zoom in the video below.