I love to discover new and interesting magazines, and I’d never heard of “The Gentlewoman” until I came across this image on Instagram. “The Gentlewoman is a fabulous publication for modern women of style and purpose. It offers a fresh and intelligent perspective on fashion that is focused on personal style – the way women actually look, think and dress. Featuring ambitious journalism and photography of the highest quality, The Gentlewoman celebrates inspirational women through the distinctive combination of glamour, personality and warmth in its collectable biannual magazine.”
There was a time when I probably had a dozen magazines coming to the house each month, but now I only subscribe to one: Elle Decor because I love cutting it apart and using the images in my Inspiration Journal and also for creating Vision Boards. Occasionally I will splurge at the bookstore and grab things like Yoga Journal, Writer’s Digest, Art News…
What are your favorite magazines? Do you read any via an e-reader? I also read MacWorld on my iPad via my local library and the Zinio app.
Image courtesy of Annemarie Arends – follow annemariearends on Instagram
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
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
Do you play Scrabble? According to Wiki, over 150 million Scrabble sets have been sold worldwide and can be found in approximately one third of American homes.
Need a little help with your game?
The Quick 10: 10 Words That Will Help You Win at Scrabble at Mental Floss
Best Words in Scrabble at Science of Board Games
20 Words You Should Learn if You Play Scrabble at How Stuff Works
Image courtesy of Mrs. H – follow belleahhhhh on Instagram
Until I started using a fountain pen, I’d always thought that hand cramps were the norm for long writing sessions. Turns out, what I thought was just my heavy handed writing style was probably caused in part by my use of a ballpoint pen. A ballpoint pen relies on gravity to coat the ball with ink. The ball then spins and distributes the ink as the pen is drawn across the paper. Since my preference was always for clear (and dark) writing, I used a great deal of pressure to obtain this result with my stick pen.
My hand cramps disappeared once I started writing with a fountain pen since almost no pressure is necessary for the ink to flow from pen to paper.
Are you heavy handed with your pens?
Image courtesy of kaniska_canace on Instagram
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 »
The National Stationery show is about a month away (May 19-23, 2013 – Jacob Javits Center – NYC). We will be bringing in a number of new products from France, and use the show to gauge buyers’ interest.
But I am also interested in the feedback we receive from Rhodia fans on this blog and our Facebook page. Your opinion counts.
If you would like to recommend products for Exaclair to import later this year or beginning January 2014, please have a look at the interactive catalog on our French parent’s website: bloc-rhodia.com. Please let me know what product(s) appeal to you.
As always, thank you for your time and support.
”Thinking about a workplace transformation” Image courtesy of ac3y on Instagram.
I have a large #38 dotPad that I think I will use to design my new garden beds. Have you used a #38′s or any of our dotPads to lay out a new workspace? Any tips to offer?
Today we welcome guest blogger Bob Miano. All text and images courtesy of Bob.
This is a new custom-made Edison Pen Company #76 “Blow Filler.” Blow filling was one of many early means of filling fountain pens. Filling the pen involves blowing into a small hole at the end of the barrel while the nib is submerged in ink. Blowing creates pressure inside the pen that compresses the ink sac. When blowing is stopped, the pressure is released and the ink sac expands back to its original size – drawing ink into the sac. 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 finally bit the bullet and bought myself an electric pencil sharpener. I didn’t really “need” one, but when you have piles of colored pencils to sharpen, it can sure come in handy. I’d been working with a battery operated unit that even when loaded with fresh batteries always sounded like it was about to up and die.
I like that this one can sharpen pencils of varying thicknesses as I’ve always struggled to get a good point on my favorite Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils which are slightly thicker than a regular pencil.
This beast will live in my studio, while the 5 miscellaneous pocket sharpeners I know I own will remain at large.
How do you keep your pencils sharp? Do you have a preferred sharpener?
Have you checked out our Rhodia Fan Photo pages lately? They are filled with user submitted photos in categories such as: In Your Bag, On Your Desk, On The Road, Favorite Pens, and Cover Doodles. We love sharing your pictures, so if you have one that fits into any of the above categories, send them to me: stephanie at RhodiaDrive dot com.
I’m thinking of starting a new page called “Rhodies” featuring pictures of YOU with your Rhodia. Like that idea? Send me a picture!
I usually go to the grocery store without a list and come home with things we need as well as a variety of flexible ingredients that I know can be used in a number of different dishes. Unfortunately, my husband Jeff does not share in this ability and requests that I give him a specific list of things to buy which pains me as much as I’m guessing it does when I tell him to just “go get groceries.”
I decided to try and see if we could meet half way by my showing him a few meals that could be made from common ingredients that could be put on a list of things to “always buy if we are out” when he goes to the store. Knowing how much Jeff loves meatloaf, I also challenged him to search for a recipe so he could better see how these common ingredients are used across different recipes. His first choice was this Martha Stewart Classic Meatloaf recipe which we made together and is in the oven as we speak.
What’s up with all the zombies? I mean, they’re everywhere. On tv’s The Walking Dead, in the Resident Evil movie series, in books like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and games such as Left 4 Dead. I first took real notice of them in George Romero’s 1978 classic Continue Readering »
We recently received a comment about the ruling in our Rhodia WebNotebooks. This person loves Rhodia paper but prefers that the lines go to the edge of the page which in the Webbie, do not.
Do you have a preference one way or the other about the lines in your notebook?