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.
Big thanks to all of you who entered our Meeting Book giveaway – extra special thanks to all of you who shared the contest on your own social media sites. And now the winners!
Matt T from Richmond TX
Star from Sebastopol CA
Betsy from Augusta GA
Dan G. from Bedminster NJ
Sharon A. from Long Beach CA
Bill S. from Randolph, MA
Nick K. from Brookfield IL
Beth P from Lethbridge Canada
Bob from Milwaukee
StephL from Birmingham AL
The all NEW Rhodia Meeting Book 90 – How is it different than our standard Meeting Book? Subtlety ribbed black polypro cover, black spiral binding, 90g ultra smooth white paper. Features found on both versions? 80 sheets/160 pages, Pre-printed two-color pages: Date + Notes +Action, Micro perforated pages for easy and clean removal. Available in two sizes: Compact 6 ½ x 8 ¼” and Large 9 x 11 ¾”
Would you like to try one? We are giving away 20 of the Compact 6 ½ x 8 ¼” NEW Meeting Book 90′s! Continue Readering »
At approximately 3×8″ the Rhodia No. 8 pad is no doubt the ultimate list-making tablet, but as I started thinking about what other purposes this narrow pad might serve, “Note Taking Bookmark” came to mind. I read a lot of non-fiction and I am always underlining, highlighting, and writing notes in the margins – especially when I don’t have a notebook close at hand. A single sheet from a No. 8 pad tucked inside the cover of a new book would serve the dual function of holding your place while also giving you a surface to jot down notes while reading.
Have you found any other uses for the No. 8? What if you turned it sideways?
No. 8 Specs:
- 74 x 210 (3 x 8 ¼”)
- 80 sheets of 80g RHODIA superfine vellum paper
- Available in grid or lined ruling
- Original coated card cover in orange or black
- Card board backed
- Micro-perforated sheets
- A great pad for To Dos, tasks, shopping lists or to write down orders.
I have a not-so-helpful habit of keeping my to-do lists, appointments, etc., in my head. I try writing things down but always seem to leave the list at home or in the car OR I forget that I’ve made a note on my iPhone. Over the years I’ve tried using a variety of planners and while I often get off to a great start, things often quickly fizzle out. While I believe my life could greatly benefit from a healthy dose of quality organization and better time management skills, I often wonder why I can’t seem to make a real commitment towards making that happen.
This is the best I can come up with:
Maybe I don’t like to be told what to do, and so I resist accountability for my actions by not keeping them neat and organized.
Perhaps I have not learned the value in taking the time to plan & organize my life.
I might be afraid of writing everything down and becoming dependent upon a system that could get lost or deleted.
Or, I could just be lazy.
Those are speculative but these I know for certain:
I struggle to do certain things when I’m not motivated to do them. (But when I am motivated, the quality of my efforts is top notch)
I don’t want to be one of those people who lives out of their day planner. I need spontaneity. (Though does forgetting to pay the electric bill count as being spontaneous? More like forgetful…)
Am I the only one who struggles to keep organized? One who keeps everything they need to do in their head and often relies on visual clues to take action? I suppose that if what I forget starts to outweigh what I remember, I might be forced to adopt some kind of regular system.
Do you have a regular system for keeping your life organized?
Image of the Rhodia WebPlanner courtesy of bakanekosan on Instagram
Part of the charm of being a self-employed creative is that I don’t have to plan my day – but I’m not saying that’s necessarily a decent strategy for success. In fact, I know that I could probably be a lot more productive (and efficient) if I started to lay down even the simplest of guidelines for what needs to be done instead of constantly reacting to what has to be done. And then of course there’s that whole having to rely on my 43 year old mind to even remember what needs to be done.
I’m one of those strange mixes of left/right brain that allows me to be creative yet very analytical. The downside to this is that the creative side doesn’t like to be constrained. Ever. It doesn’t like deadlines and wants to stay up till 3 AM working to develop a new project. It laughs at to-do lists while ripping them to pieces to be used in a future collage project.
But I digress.
If you were to offer a few simple words of advice to someone wishing to be better organized with their time, what would they be?
Image courtesy of bgiglio on Instagram
Thank you to all who entered this month’s giveaway for one of the Rhodia Academic WebPlanners!
The winners are as follows: Continue Readering »
In need of a new academic planner? Enter below to win one of 20 large black (6 1/4 x 9 1/2″) Rhodia weekly WebPlanners! Continue Readering »
These are the notebooks that I am considering for use in an upcoming Rhodia swap project. While our top stapled pads (Bloc Rhodia) and our Webnotebooks are very well known, I think it’s time to show off what else we’ve got. Continue Readering »
How to Play and Pretend Your Way to Breakthrough Writing Ideas at Writing Forward
Viarco soft carbon pencils at Pencil Talk
Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived at The Oatmeal
Eversharp Dollar Mechanical Pencil Review at Dave’s Mechanical Pencils
Mobile Library of Artists’ Sketchbooks Rolls Into Echo Park at laist.com (Check out my sketchbook – I’m in this!)
How to Shade Pencil Drawings By Miranda Aschenbrenner at Art Instruction Blog
Bookmark Doodles at Doodlers Anonymous
Do Typos Matter? at Inc.com
The Perfection of the Paper Clip at Slate.com
Mustang Sally at Sharpie Blog
The Legend of the Blackwing at JetPens Blog
Koh-I-Noor Rapidosketch at Drawing with a Squirrel
FP101- Storing Fountain Pens at Ink Nouveau
May Carnival of Pen Pencil and Paper at Whatever
Planned Discoveries for Creative Kids at daisy yellow
Midori Brass Bullet Pencil Holder Review at The Pen Addict
Developing a Daily Writing Habit at A Penchant for Paper
Ice Cream As Private Property at Amateur Economist
Is the Faber-Castell Perfect Pencil really perfect? at The Well-Appointed Desk
Faber Castell TK-Fine Vario L 0.3/0.35 mm Mechanical Pencil at Lung Sketching Scrolls
A Fashion Designer’s Notebooks at Notebook Stories
Open Secret: The Ghost Town of New York City at WebUrbanist
A Weeks Worth of Journaling Prompts: Breaking Through to the Other Side at Writing Through Life
72 of the Best Success Quotes at Abundance Blog at Marelisa Online
Indelible Pencil Comparison, Short Version. at Pencil Revolution
A Week’s Worth of Journaling Prompts: The Importance of Little Things at Writing Through Life
Image courtesy of Archerfior Art
I write, create art, teach, plan events, work on marketing, and sell my art. I keep a journal, about 3-4 individual project books, write in Scrivener and Google Docs, on index cards and tablets. I title, tag, keyword, place edited photos in sets and collections. I highlight quotes on my e-reader, underline and place flags in my books. I use a software calendar app synced to my phone & laptop. Admittedly, I’d love to hire someone to perform many of these functions but for now, it’s all me and it isn’t really pretty at times. Continue Readering »
Sandra Strait, author of the popular Zentangle inspired blog Life Imitates Doodles recently reviewed our new Rhodia WebPlanner.
(The WebPlanner) “has Rhodia’s signature silky smooth paper, and the overall look aims at elegance rather than flash. You’d think elegance would be difficult when some of the print is orange. However, combined with gray print, it has a surprising sophistication.”
Sandra – we just love your tangle designs in our Rhodia products! Please visit her blog for the full review – maybe even stick around and peruse her amazing tangle designs which are all accompanied with step by step patterns on how to create them.
Thank you for entering! – This contest is now closed. Winners will be announced Thursday November 3rd, here on the blog.
Howard Parker’s Piel Leather bag is filled with Rhodia- all in current use.
On my desk right now are 4 spiral books, 2 Rhodia, 2 Clairefontaine and also a Quo Vadis Habana. The small Habana is my current journal. A4 Rhodia Meeting Book is for personal projects, A5 Meeting Book is for Rhodia Drive. The Clairefontaine A5 Basics spiral with pockets is for developing material for my mandala workshops., and an A4 Clairefontaine spiral whose cover reads, “Put Pen to Paper, Delay No More” (a gift from Karen) which I’ve used to write my artist bio/statement, workshop descriptions, etc.
What about you? Do you use more than one paper product throughout your day, or is one enough? I can never seem to get enough. Biff loves paper. :o)
Is this a product that might interest you?
This Rhodia Rainbow notepad contains 80 sheets of Rhodia 5×5 grid paper in four different colors: blue, yellow, pink and green. This high grade vellum paper is 80g, acid free and is microperforated on top for easy and clean removal. Continue Readering »