Contests and Giveaways

Grid vs. Dot Grid Paper

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Red Ink for Correcting?

With "Back to School" advertisements all over the place, it's hard not to reminisce…

Karen by Karen Aug 17, 2016
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Modifying Rhodia Pads and Notebooks by Steve Morton

Today we are very happy to feature a guest post by Steve Morton (aka…

Laurie by Laurie Aug 12, 2016
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JournalJoy Video Review of a Rhodia Webnotebook

See the video review here. Her bio:  "KD from JournalJoy has been writing since…

Karen by Karen Aug 10, 2016
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A4 Rhodia

We seem to be getting a lot of requests this year for A4 Rhodia…

Karen by Karen Aug 3, 2016
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Summer Fun! – Clairefontaine Roadbook Reviews

Earlier this spring, we offered Rhodia Drive readers the opportunity the "road test" this…

Karen by Karen Jul 28, 2016
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Rhodia Fan Profile: Leslie Udoff

RD: Please tell us a little bit about yourself. LU: I am a 64…

Laurie by Laurie Jul 22, 2016
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Liam D.’s Clairefontaine Roadbook Review

"I own my own business as a guitar technician so being able to take…

Karen by Karen Jul 18, 2016
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Featured Retailer: Plaza Artist Materials

Today we are talking to the folks at Plaza Artist Materials. RD: Please give…

Laurie by Laurie Jul 15, 2016
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Chartwell Watershed waterproof notebook video

Exaclair now has notebooks that are completely waterproof, with paper that can be written…

Laurie by Laurie Jul 8, 2016
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Roadbook Roundup – Kenneth C. from Missouri

"I find carrying a notebook daily to be very helpful.  I work managing two…

Karen by Karen Jul 7, 2016
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Janoff’s Stationery

Janoff's is a well-stocked, well-cared-for stationery store on the Upper West Side of Manhattan…

Karen by Karen Jun 27, 2016
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New J. Herbin 1670 Anniversary Ink: Caroube de Chypre

J. Herbin has announced the new color for the 1670 Anniversary Ink line and…

sunny by sunny Jun 23, 2016
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Featured Retailer: Atlas Stationers

Today we are talking with Don, the owner of Atlas Stationers. RD: Please give…

Laurie by Laurie Jun 17, 2016
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Jane Rosenthal – Rhodia Meeting Book Fan

Earlier this spring the New York Post ran a short article and slideshow--"Robert De …

Karen by Karen Jun 15, 2016

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.