Contest Alert! Win 1 of 2 USA Artisan Made Leather Covers from Oberon Design

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Contest Alert! Enter now for your chance to win one of these two U.S.A. Artisan Made Leather Pocket Notebook Covers by Oberon Design You will win our choice of either the Tree of Life or the Bold Celtic covers. Each will include a pocket sized Rhodia Webnotebook in our choice of color/ruling.

This contest is now closed for entries. Thanks to all that entered! 

Love your pocket Webbie? Oberon Design’s tooled, bench crafted covers will mold itself to your notebook over time and develop a gorgeous, polished patina.  See more cover designs here. Many thanks to the good folks at Oberon Design for offering us these stunning items to be raffled off on Rhodia Drive.

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This contest is open to US residents only and will be remain open until midnight EST on Monday December 8th. The winners will be chosen at random and announced on the blog on Tuesday December 9th. One entry per household please. If you are viewing this post via e-mail or on a mobile device, you may need to visit Rhodia Drive directly to see the entry form.

*Note: These covers and notebooks will be shipped by Exaclair but if you want to order your own from Oberon, they close their shop on December 22nd and will re-open on January 6th 2015. Since products are made as they are ordered, folks on the east coast should order by Dec 15th to insure arrival of goods that are mailed or shipped UPS ground. During most of the year, Oberon Design makes and ships these covers within 2-3 days but at this time of year it can extend to 8-9 days if they are really slammed – so, to be on the safe side, don’t wait till the last minute to order. 

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Special WHSmith Promotion: 31 more places to buy Rhodia in the UK!

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A special 3 month promotion which started July 11th has a variety of pocket sized Rhodia products (Unlimited, “R” and Rhodiarama Webbies) available in 31 WHSmith locations throughout the UK. (WHSmith is the UK equivalent of Hudson News.)

Edinburgh Airport Airside 1
Manchester Airport T1 IDL
Beaconsfield MSA
Heathrow T3 Main IDL
Whiston Hospital
Belfast International Airside Main
Stansted Airport Airside
Victoria Island – Ground
Dublin Airport IDL
Manchester Airport T2 Airside Main
Heathrow T4 Airside NE Central
Newcastle Air Airside
QE Hospital Birmingham Main Store
St Thomas Hospital
Basingstoke Hospital
Cambridge MSA
Glasgow Airport Airside Main
Liverpool Air Airside
Peterborough MSA
Heathrow T5 C
Liverpool Street Broadgate
Manchester Airport T1 Term 3 Airside
Reading Rail Main
Birmingham Air T2 Airside
Cobham MSA
Luton Airport Airside CTN
Manchester Airport T1 Airside 1
Manchester Airport T2 Airside 1
North Middlesex Hospital Main Store
Paddington Main

Enter Now to Win! Stephanie’s 3rd Anniversary Big Giveaway: A Few of My Favorite Things

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!

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Photo Review: Rhodia Unlimited Pocket-Sized Notebook

The pocket sized Rhodia Unlimited notebooks are very portable and have an elastic closure. They are a 3 1/2 x 5 1/2″ 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. Continue Readering »

…buy this notebook

“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.

Rhodia Unlimited Winners from Valentine’s Day Contest

And now to announce the winners of the recent Unlimited giveaway! Much thanks to all of you who entered, stay tuned to the blog for more giveaways of Rhodia products! Continue Readering »

Web Planner Review from Sandra Strait of Life Imitates Doodles

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.

Quo Vadis Habana Journals

One of my favorite non-Rhodia products from Exaclair is the Quo Vadis Habana. They are a slightly different animal than Rhodia’s Webbie. First off, they have stiff, but not hard covers – take note that the cover on the small Habana is stiffer than on the large.

The paper in the Habanas is an 85g off-white versus Continue Readering »

Bloc Rhodia: Tear off a page or flip?

My 1st Bloc Rhodia Pad was a Nº 11 (3×4″) and I still have it. It’s mostly filled with old notes and lists of things I wanted to remember. I believe I bought it in 2005 and for whatever reason, I had (and still have) a very difficult time removing pages. I would if I had to write down a phone number or e-mail address, but then the book had a certain “emptiness” where the missing pages used to be. I guess this means that I’m a flipper. It seems easier to flip a larger pad- I know I’ve been doing it with the larger (6×8″) Nº 16 on my desk, but it doesn’t seem practical to do with the tiny Nº 10 shown above.

Are you a flipper? Or do you simply tear out old pages from your Bloc Rhodia Pads?

A Pocket in Your Journal

Image courtesy of Biffybeans ©All Rights Reserved

A recent e-mail from Chris Meisenzahl asks: “I generally write on one side of each page in a journal. I also use the rear pocket for ticket stubs, receipts, mementos, etc. As the pocket gets things in it it becomes more and more awkward to write on the right side of the open journal. Has there ever been any thought of moving the pocket to inside the front cover, instead of the rear?” Continue Readering »

Rhodia No. 10

Rhodia No. 10 was introduced in 2009.

Our nickname for the No. 10 is the “palm pad.” The name came after a friend of mine spotted them in a store window in midtown Manhattan. The pads were perched in the hands of mannequins as a fashion accessory. People–take note–they seemed to say.


No. 10s are the smallest (2 x 3″) pad Rhodia makes. They are not for writing or sketching at a desk or table. Instead, they are pads for when you’re on the go and don’t have a lot of room to pack a notebook. They fit in the skinniest jean pocket or tuck in out-of-sight in a jacket or vest pocket.

Use them to jot down ideas and reminders, addresses, phone numbers, book titles–anything important or interesting you spot and want to keep. No. 10s are handy little friends.

User Review: Bearcat loves his pocket sized Rhodia


Bearcat from the Fountain Pen Network submitted the above image and following review about a favorite pocket sized Rhodia:

“After spending a small fortune over the years trying almost every brand of notebook out there, I keep coming back to Rhodia. They just seem to be the all-around best for my uses. They are great with all of my fountain pens and every ink that I have tried in them. Not the cheapest out there, but not the most expensive, either. Here is a quick shot of the little 7.5 Cm X 12 Cm graph-ruled one that is currently riding in my shirt pocket. The ink is Waterman’s Florida Blue out of a Parker “51” Special with a fine to medium steel nib.”

Thanks Bearcat!

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