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Grid vs. Dot Grid Paper

The popular Rhodia Reverse Book features 80 sheets of light violet graph paper.  The…

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Rhodia Fan Profile: Brian Friedlander

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Bike & Build Across America

Last spring, Hao Mach, a senior at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, wrote to…

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Shopping In Person vs. Online

"Hi, I'm looking for..." Over 70% of Americans shop online regularly which is unsurprising…

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Rhodia Fan Profile: Tony Thomas

Today we are talking with writer Tony Thomas. RD: Please tell us a little…

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2017 Rhodia Planners

2017 Rhodia weekly planners are available now in many stores that sell Rhodia products.…

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Clairefontaine Roadbook Reviews

Roadbook comments from three volunteers:   Angela - Florida "As an artist, it provided…

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Rhodia Fan Profile: K.C. Dockal

RD: Please tell us a little bit about yourself. KC: I’m an aspiring writer…

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Win a Complete Set of J. Herbin 1670 Inks!

Yes - all 5!  The set includes Rouge Hematite, Bleu Ocean, Stormy Grey, Emeraude…

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Gfeller Casemakers & Clairefontaine My.essential Notebook

Back in May 2016 we profiled Rhodia fan Steve Derricott, owner of Gfeller Casemakers. …

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Rhodia booklet winner: Crafts planner

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Mike Linn’s Folio for Rhodia Pads

Mike Linn, who was featured earlier this year in a Rhodia Fan Profile, has…

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Hits of the NY Summer Gift Show

Two new Rhodia products were the hits of the show for Exaclair: Rhodia ColoR…

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Welcome to Rhodia Drive

Rhodia Drive is a corporate blog sponsored by Clairefontaine-Rhodia, the maker of Rhodia products. It's a blog about the iconic orange notepads and the people who use them. Never write in a dull notebook again! Rhodia – A modern notebook since 1934.

Rhodia Notepads - The French orange notepads with a cult following! These sturdy and economical pads are a favorite of artists & designers, writers, fountain pen aficionados, and people who like to use graph paper for notes, sketching and hand drafting. People love them for their grids, smooth paper and iconic cover. The unique scored cover folds back neatly. The stiff back cover makes writing easy and portable. All Rhodia paper is acid-free and ink-friendly. Their bright orange covers make them instantly recognizable in the store or on the street. Rhodia has been around since the 1930s. It was developed in 1934 as a modern office notepad.

These economical pads are a favorite of artists & designers. People love Rhodia pads for their grids, smooth paper and unique scored cover which folds back neatly.

Famous Rhodia products include the classic staple-bound notepads, Webnotebooks or Webbies, brightly colored Rhodiarama notebooks, Reverse Book, 4-Color Book, Meeting Books, R by Rhodia ivory paper pads, Rhodia Ice, Mouse Pads, top spiral pads.

Rhodia was purchased by Clairefontaine in 1997 and production transferred to Mulhouse, in Alsace, France. Members of the founding Verilhac family still work for Rhodia. The Rhodia logo dates back to 1934. Legend has it that the two Rhodia fir trees symbolize the two founding brothers.

Rhodia pads feature a coated card cover which is perfectly waterproof & flexible. The Rhodia pad cover is scored to neatly fold back and features superfine vellum Clairefontaine paper in white with an exceptionally smooth satin finish. The unique stiff back cover makes writing easy and portable, and micro-perforated sheets facilitate easy and clean removal of pages.

David Allen has been a productivity expert for more than 30 years. He created Getting Things Done®, often referred to as GTD®. He is considered one of the most influential people in the world on productivity and time management. David is a fan of Rhodia products. He uses them for his personal productivity, and with his clients. He is the author of several best-sellers, including Getting Things Done – The Art of Stress-Free Productivity.