I’ve been finding lots of pictures of your Rhodiarama Webbies on Instagram. People seem to be really enjoying showing off their favorite colors. Have you picked a favorite yet? I’m partial to purple and red myself.
The Rhodiarama Webbies are currently only available in the 3×5″ size, but what if these were available in the larger 5×8″ version? Would you buy matching or complementary colors?
Image on top courtesy of Delectablepens on Instagram
Mike Rivera left a comment on yesterday’s post about finding his own missing pen beneath a sofa cushion and suggested we look under our own to possibly do the same. I asked my husband to lift up the cushions and while I didn’t initially see anything, he then ran his hand around the back seam and pulled both pens out with one grab. He handed them to me with a big smile and I sat holding the pens completely gobsmacked. Why? Because I’d ripped both my house and studio apart numerous times trying to find these pens, yet all it took was a suggestion from a stranger on where to look for me to find them.
The funny thing is that I wasn’t really *missing* these pens because I had many others I could use – but when I discovered that I didn’t know their whereabouts, it became an obsession to find them. Though I’d checked under and behind the sofa, it never occurred to lift the cushions because I never sit on the sofa to write – but now I clearly remember the one day I did.
Two of my pens have gone missing. I’ve pulled the house apart several times and though I don’t remember taking them out of the house, the only other place they could be (aside from permanently lost) is in my studio. The pens in question are my black Pelikan M200 fountain pen w/ an EF Binder nib and my new J. Herbin rollerball w/ a Violette Pensee cartridge.
I admittedly own a lot of different pens- fountain pens, Japanese calligraphy pens, artist pens, rollerballs, gel pens… my favorite being whatever pen I’m enjoying in the moment. I’d only just received the Herbin rollerball a short time before it went missing- which is a bummer because I wanted to snap a few pics and tell you what a sweet little pen it is. The Pelikan was one of my early fountain pen acquisitions and it would come and go as one of my favorites. I hope I find it.
Have you ever lost a favorite pen? How did it affect you? Were you able to replace it?
From the image above: Lamy Safari Broad Nib with Pelikan Edelstein Mandarin on Rhodia Dot Pad N°18.
Image courtesy of Peter L. - follow trefste_metrese on Instagram
At the end of each year, I like to compile lists of my favorite things which I aim to publish on my personal blog. The one most people seem to like, is of my favorite art & writing supplies. (My lists from 2010, and 2009) While I am still working on my lists for 2012, I’d be happy to share with you a few of the Exaclair items sure to make the cut. Continue Readering »
8 out of the 10 Best Selling Rhodia products in 2012 were graph ruled, including the #1 Best Seller, the 6×8 1/4″ top staple bound (#16) notepad. So what else made the list? See below.
1. Rhodia Classic Notepad Top Staple bound Graph 6 x 8 ¼ – Orange (#16)
2. Rhodia Classic Notepads Top Staple bound Graph 3 3/8 x 4 ¾ – Orange (#12)
3. Rhodia Classic Notepads Top Staple bound Graph 3 x 4 – Orange (#11)
4. Rhodia Classic Meeting Book Lined 6 ½ x 8 ¼ – Black
5. Rhodia Classic Notepads Top Staple bound Dot Grid 6 x 8 ¼ – Black (#16)
6. Rhodia Classic Notepads Top Staple bound Graph 3 x 8 ¼ – Orange (#8)
7. Rhodia Classic Notebooks Side Staple bound Graph 3 x 4 ¾ – Black
8. Rhodia Boutique Mouse Pad 7 ½ x 9 Graph – Orange
9. Rhodia Classic Notepads Top Staple bound Graph 4 3/8 x 6 3/8 – Orange (#13)
10. Rhodia Classic Notebooks Side Staple bound 3 x 4 ¾ Graph – Orange
Are your favorites on this list? (I am very happy to see a dotPad at #5, though I think I’m in the minority of people who prefer the blank pads.)
“I’m a journalist (currently working for the Jersey Journal) who uses Rhodia notepads exclusively while on the job. It took me a while to figure out exactly what worked best for me, but I believe I’ve found it: the spiral-bound Rhodia No 13 with graph paper. Continue Readering »
Our friend Julie sent us this image to be shared on our “Favorite Pens” photo page and speaking of which, have you sent me a photo of your favorite pen yet?
“Right now my favorite pen is the Pilot B2P (Bottle 2 Pen). I’ve been using it with my journals now for about three months. I came across them by chance one day when buying supplies. They are made from recycled water bottles, and are refillable, so, I feel a little more earth friendly & minimalist when using them. They also write pretty smoothly. The B2P’s don’t have the sleek look of the metal or aluminum, but they have their own unique look. The cool thing is, no one else carries them at my job, so if i misplace my pen, it always finds its way back to me. Same with my notebook, because no one at my job rocks Rhodia Webnotebooks, either!”
Today is Monday, March 12th & I hereby challenge you to grab a pen and notepad and start making a list of your favorite things. List out your favorite foods, books, movies, wines, friends, places, colors, smells, songs, vacations, flowers, animals…. When you are finished, (and I know once you get going it will be difficult to stop) sign and date the bottom of the page and place your list in a safe space so one year from now you can create a new one and then place them side by side to see how your favorite things may have changed.
PS: You don’t have to wait a year…..
Image above from Kristina Day Osgood – a member of our Rhodia Journal Swap.
Jon Gaffney recently sent us this picture of his Kaweco fountain pen for our Favorite Pen photo pages and the cool stickers made me want to ask if you are also decorating your Webbie covers or leaving them plain. I know we have people doodling on the Bloc Rhodia pads, but if you show me some interesting cover decorations, (send to firstname.lastname@example.org) I might just have to start up a new photo page. (I actually added a bit of paint to my last Webbie but keep forgetting to take a picture of it……)
Vince Johnson, one of our recent dotWebbie contest winners, sent in this picture of his favorite pen – a Fisher Space Pen.
“In my case the pen is a relatively inexpensive Fisher Space Pen “Bullet”. I live by the philosophy that the best pen is the one you have with you. This little guy clips to my wallet and us always ready for the job with no fear of ink leaking into my pocket. Its been thru countless washer/dryer cycles, lost in every car & couch I’ve lounged in but like a faithful friend returns when I need it. It’s looking a little beat up these days (chrome wearing off exposing the brass shell), but it has tons of character. I will be truly bummed if I ever lose it.”
You know, I’ve never tried one of the Fisher pens and I know they have a cool purple one…..
Earlier this week I asked people to send me photos of their favorite pens, (You still can!) as I intend to assemble a photo page showing all of your favorites. John Hubbard sent me this image of his 1945 vintage Eversharp Skyline set, and included this great story:
“Attached is a photo of my favorite pen and pencil set. This is a 1945 vintage Eversharp Skyline set in the “demi” or small size. The Skyline was designed by Continue Readering »
Do you have a favorite pen or pencil that you can’t live without? If you snap a picture and send it to me, I will put together a gallery of all your favorites here on Rhodia Drive. Send pictures to stephanie at rhodiadrive dot com and include in the subject line “This is my favorite pen.” Also be sure to tell me what kind of pen/pencil it is, and 1 per person please!
In a recent post asking about your Favorite Places to Write, we received this wonderful response from Beverly:
“When I was young, a mom, housekeeper, etc., I used to steal minutes to write anywhere I could to write. Now I have the great luxury of choosing where, when and how long to sit and think. As I told my Rhodia journal a few weeks ago, “I used to dream of this when the baby spilled her milk while the three-year-old needed his shoe tied and his elbow scrape cleaned and bandaged while the phone rang. Continue Readering »
A while back, I asked if you liked to change your ink colors with the seasons and several of you said yes. So now that summer is officially here in the northern hemisphere, I’m wondering what color(s) you have switched to?
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I’m guessing that everyone has to have at least one… The one you go reaching for every single time that inspiration strikes. Someone recently asked me about my own favorite pen and I had to chuckle because it seems as though Continue Readering »