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pencil pensive at La Vie Graphite Ink Shot Review: J Herbin Bleu Ocean at…

Stephanie by Stephanie May 29, 2015
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Enter NOW to Win 1 of 15 Rhodia Pocket Rhodiarama Journals!

We are giving away 15 line ruled Rhodia Rhodiarama Webnotebooks, one in EACH color!…

Stephanie by Stephanie May 27, 2015
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Talk Back Tuesday: Would you like to see Rhodiarama Webbies with dot ruling?

The Rhodiarama Webbies are currently available in two rulings: blank, and lined. What would…

Stephanie by Stephanie May 26, 2015
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The Paper Project: Feedback on Rhodia Meeting Book Paper

In Week 7 of The Paper Project, we offered samples from the Classic Rhodia…

Stephanie by Stephanie May 25, 2015
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Observing Memorial Day

The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with…

Stephanie by Stephanie May 24, 2015
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The Art of Journaling: Shorthand

Once when I was a very little girl and likely snooping where I shouldn't have been,…

Stephanie by Stephanie May 22, 2015
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Tuesday Talk Back: Removable pages, Yes or No?

How important is it to you for pages in your journals or notepads to…

Stephanie by Stephanie May 19, 2015
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Fan Profile: Jim Goodding

RD: Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Jim: I'm a mechanical engineer…

Stephanie by Stephanie May 18, 2015
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Dave Millar: Noteworthy Software Engineer and Puzzle Designer

RD: Please tell us a little bit about yourself, and about what kind of…

Stephanie by Stephanie May 16, 2015
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The Art of Art Journaling: Backgrounds

[caption id="attachment_15655" align="alignnone" width="266"] Art by Stephanie Smith[/caption] Over the years, I've been fortunate…

Stephanie by Stephanie May 15, 2015
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Rhodia’s “New” Retro Display

Rhodia has reintroduced one of their original displays from the 1930s.  We call this…

Karen by Karen May 13, 2015
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Tuesday Talk Back: More Yellow Paper?

Rhodia currently offers only one pad with yellow paper, the 8 ¼ x 12 ½ " (A4+)…

Stephanie by Stephanie May 12, 2015
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Sign Up Now – Paper Project Week 18: Samples from Habana and Webnotebook

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

Stephanie by Stephanie May 11, 2015
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Diaries, Memoirs, and Journals of Working Women

Through Harvard University Library's Open Collection Program, you can view and read digitized diaries,…

Stephanie by Stephanie May 10, 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.