Product Spotlights

Videos of new Rhodia products: Goalbook and Heritage notebooks!


Why keep a paper notebook in a digital age?

There are lots of reasons to keep a paper notebook: privacy and security, and…

Laurie by Laurie Apr 28, 2017

Jet Pens’ Rhodia Guide

Jet Pens recently published a terrific guide to Rhodia products on their blog:  Rhodia:…

Karen by Karen Apr 26, 2017

Rhodia bullet journal post 12: Page Flutter

Check out Page Flutter's very thorough review of the A5 dot grid Rhodia Webnotebook,…

Laurie by Laurie Apr 21, 2017

More Colors?

Jessica Chung of Pretty Prints & Paper thinks it would be a good idea…

Karen by Karen Apr 19, 2017

Rhodia bullet journal post 11: Different ways to index in your bullet journal

One of the founding principles of bullet journaling is to use an Index, to…

Laurie by Laurie Apr 14, 2017

Rhodia Memo Book Raffle!

I have a bunch of Memo Books to raffle off to Rhodia Drive readers!…

Karen by Karen Apr 13, 2017

Rhodia bullet journal post 10: Laura Martin’s bullet journal

Artist Laura Martin did an excellent review of the Rhodiarama soft cover dot grid…

Laurie by Laurie Apr 7, 2017

Anderson Pens’ Rhodia ColoR Pads Video Review

Mr. Paper reviews the new No. 18 Rhodia ColoR pads!  A very enjoyable review.…

Karen by Karen Mar 21, 2017

Rhodia bullet journal post 9: Weight loss

Your bullet journal is an excellent tool to help you with your weight loss…

Laurie by Laurie Mar 17, 2017

Rhodia Memo Books

My nephew, Patrick, sent me this link to a YouTube review of Rhodia Memo…

Karen by Karen Mar 15, 2017

Rhodia bullet journal post 8: Bullet journaling for students

One of the best things about bullet journaling is the flexibility of the system.…

Laurie by Laurie Mar 10, 2017

Rhodia bullet journaling post 7: Travel bullet journal

When I travel I have the most to write about, but the least time…

Laurie by Laurie Mar 3, 2017

“Alice’s Cat” Ballpoint Pen Drawing

"Alice's Cat" is a beautifully detailed ballpoint pen drawing by Sandra Strait on Rhodia…

Karen by Karen Mar 2, 2017

Rhodia Fan Profile: Mishka of Bureau Direct

Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Hi Rhodia Drive, thank you for…

Laurie by Laurie Mar 2, 2017

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.