Tuesday Talk Back: White or Ivory Paper?

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Feedback on Rhodia/Clairefontaine Graph Paper Products

Back in Week 1 of The Paper Project, we offered samples from three different…

Stephanie by Stephanie Feb 23, 2015
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Noteworthy: Hemingway and his Pencils

[caption id="attachment_15026" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo of Hemingway by Robert Capa[/caption] The other day, one…

Stephanie by Stephanie Feb 22, 2015
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Contest Alert! Enter Now to Win 1 of 20 Rhodia Ice Notepads!

Contest Alert! Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 20 of the…

Stephanie by Stephanie Feb 19, 2015
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The Art of Journaling: Do You Keep A Reading Journal?

Do you keep a reading journal? It's basically a record of what you've read…

Stephanie by Stephanie Feb 19, 2015
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Rhodia coloR stapled pads

  Rhodia makes the premium "R by Rhodia" pads with color covers.  Colors include…

Karen by Karen Feb 18, 2015
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Talk Back Tuesday Mini Poll: How do you use your notebooks?

Which of these best describes how you use your favorite journals and notebooks? A.…

Stephanie by Stephanie Feb 17, 2015
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Week 13 of The Paper Project: Free Samples from the Rhodia Mouse Pad!

The Paper Project puts FREE Exaclair paper samples in your hands – allowing you to…

Stephanie by Stephanie Feb 16, 2015
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Noteworthy Guest Blogger Robert Palmer talks about Communication, Mind Mapping, and the Rhodia Meeting Book

This week, we welcome guest blogger Robert Palmer: Professor Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Kaplan University…

Stephanie by Stephanie Feb 14, 2015
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February is International Letter Writing Month: InCoWriMo

What is InCoWriMo? InCoWriMo is the short name for International Correspondence Writing Month, otherwise known…

Stephanie by Stephanie Feb 12, 2015
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Leather Covers & Accessories for Your Rhodia Notepad

We have a new page on Rhodiapads.com that features leather crafters and other artisans…

Karen by Karen Feb 11, 2015
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Interview with Penny Shima Glanz on the Versatility of Index Cards and Anniversary Contest Winners!

After finding the above image on Instgram tagged with #rhodiapaperproject, I reached out to…

Stephanie by Stephanie Feb 6, 2015
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Reader Request: Rhodia Reverse Book – Let’s Customize it!

Are you familiar with the Rhodia Reverse Book? It's versatile because you can write…

Stephanie by Stephanie Feb 6, 2015

Noteworthy Interview with Sandra Strait

You might be familiar with Sandra Strait through her Zentangle inspired artwork, tangle patterns,…

Stephanie by Stephanie Feb 6, 2015
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Tuesday Talk Back: Where in the World do you buy your Rhodia?

Where in the world do you buy your Rhodia? These images were taken by…

Stephanie by Stephanie Feb 3, 2015
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Write Your Love a Note for Valentine’s Day

Make this Valentine's Day even more special. A gift of your thoughts on paper…

Karen by Karen Feb 1, 2015

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.

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.

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.