Fan Profiles

Rhodia Fan Profile: Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

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Album cover sketchbook

Don't throw that vinyl away! Designer Cameron Moll walks you through the making of…

by Early Rhodia Driver Jan 23, 2007
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The first spiral notebooks

The first spiral notebooks featured in Popular Mechanics' September 1934 issue. Via Modern Mechanix.

by Early Rhodia Driver Jan 21, 2007
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Paper Mechas

Readymechs are free, flatpack toys for you to print and build. They are designed…

by Early Rhodia Driver Jan 19, 2007
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The lost art of the letter

The Internet is affecting not only how scientists communicate, but also how future science…

by Early Rhodia Driver Jan 16, 2007
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Paper Prototyping

Image copyright © A List Apart. All rights reserved. As interfaces become ever more…

by Early Rhodia Driver Jan 15, 2007
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The Surprising Process of Writing

Amelia, a university sophomore, scores a 60 on her first academic paper. On her…

Karen by Karen Jan 13, 2007
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Rhodia note cases

Geneviéve Gauckler : HAPPY CHICKPEAS Will Sweeney : METAL STORM Adapter : DUNGEONS &…

by Early Rhodia Driver Jan 12, 2007
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Paper and Pencil

The Rhodia pad is an icon for many. The classic pad is easily recognizable…

by Early Rhodia Driver Jan 7, 2007
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The Story of Rhodia

The stationers known as the “Papeteries Verilhac freres” was founded in Lyon in 1932…

by Early Rhodia Driver Jan 5, 2007
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My Rhodia Drive

Rhodia Drive is a personal blog about Rhodia notebooks, writing accessories and journaling in…

by Early Rhodia Driver Jan 3, 2007
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Palm Rhodia

Leave it to a fan to cook up a new Rhodia invention. True to…

by Early Rhodia Driver Jan 1, 2007

Welcome to Rhodia Drive

Rhodia Drive is a blog about the iconic orange notepads from France and the people who love and use them. It is sponsored by Clairefontaine-Rhodia, the maker of Rhodia products. 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.

Dot Webnotebooks, dot grid Rhodiarama soft cover notebooks, and Dot Books are great for bullet journaling. The paper is smooth and pen friendly.

Popular Rhodia products include the classic staple-bound notepads, Webnotebooks or Webbies, brightly colored Rhodiarama notebooks, Reverse Book, 4-Color Book, the unique Meeting Books, ColoR pads, Dot Grid notebooks and pads. In 2017 we are introducing a New Year's series beginning with "Year of the Rooster."

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.

Rhodia Retailer and Fan profiles feature different uses for notebooks, journaling ideas and stationery trends.

Monthly giveaways and contests on Rhodia Drive allow participants to sample papers and read product reviews.

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.