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Welcome to Academic Planner Season with Quo Vadis!

21 May

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Missed the January planner rush? No worries! These executive quality Academic Datebooks will take you from a fresh start for this summer, all the way into 2015. Perfect for scholars! Plus, for a limited time – save $1 off any Quo Vadis Academic Planner or Refill. Use code SCHOLAR at checkout. Shop Now »

Amalfi – Luxurious, Handmade Cotton Paper

14 May

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Sketching with Rhodia – What You Need to Know via Rhodia Drive

1 May

We stumbled upon this interesting article via Rhodia Drive and wanted to share it with our audience as well! It’s helpful for {paper-particular} artists searching for their perfect Rhodia pad. Below is a snapshot from artist Alberto Lung, who enjoyed sketching with the Rhodia Pencil + Dot Pad combination.

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From Rhodia Drive : In regards to Rhodia products imported into the USA, white and yellow Rhodia papers are typically 80g and ivory Rhodia paper is 90g. All of these papers are fountain pen friendly, acid free and PH neutral. For the reasons that these papers are fountain pen friendly, it also means that you may notice a slight delay with how long it takes the ink to dry. The size of the pen’s nib in combination with the type of ink may also play a factor in drying time. (Some inks dry faster than others. Humidity is also to be considered.)

When we say “fountain pen friendly” we mean that water based fountain pen inks will not feather or bleed through to the other side of the page, Note that there may be exceptions to this rule if you are using a very broad wet nib.

The 90g papers are reported to be the smoothest of the bunch with the 80g right on its heels.

Speaking as an artist, pens, pencils and markers all pretty much glide across the smooth white and ivory Rhodia papers. It will be a matter of personal preference whether or not this is a desirable attribute while sketching. (For what it’s worth, I’ve doodled quite extensively in my Webbies using a variety of fountain pen inks. I also enjoy using drawing pens such as Faber Castell Pitt Pens and a variety of Japanese calligraphy pens,) 

Paper colors and availability:

80g White Rhodia paper is available in the widest variety of sizes and formats: head stapled pads, (aka “Bloc Rhodia Pads”) side stapled padsspiral pads… 

90g Ivory Rhodia paper: is available in a head stapled tablet known as the “R” Premium Pad. It is also available in the following hard covered books: Webnotebook (Webbie), and the Rhodiarama.

90g White Rhodia paper is only available in one product in the USA: The Rhodia Meeting Book 90.

 

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Enjoy Free Shipping on Orders $45+ for a Limited Time!

23 Apr

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Hurry, FREE Shipping on orders $45+ will end Tuesday, April 29th. It’s a great time to stock up on our most popular brands like RHODIAMoleskineLeuchtturm1917Blackwing, and more! Shop now »

Eco Luxe : Our Earth Conscious Stationery

16 Apr

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1. Moleskine »
2. Clairefontaine »
3. Fabriano »
4. Rite in the Rain »
5. Rhodia »
6. Paperblanks »
7. Poo Poo Paper »
8. Word. Notebooks »

 

Save 10% on Stillman & Birn Sketchbooks

9 Apr

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For a limited time, enjoy 10% off Stillman & Birn fine quality sketchbooks when you buy 2 or more of any one style. Why love these sketchbooks, you ask?

1. Bindings : Choose from hard bound or spiral bound built between a cover of superior quality.
2. Premium Quality Paper : Archival paper holds up to dry & wet media.
3. Paper Style : White or ivory vellum, rough, or plate paper textures.
4. Paper Weight : Heavy or extra heavy – artist’s choice.

Shop Stillman & Birn right here »

Notes & Quotes : Chuck Close on Inspiration

4 Apr

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Free Shipping for Orders $45+ has been Extended!

2 Apr

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Gardening Must-Haves {for Paper Lovers}

27 Mar

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Ready for spring gardening? Green thumbs around our office can’t wait to dig in! We got together over a cup of chamomile tea and gathered our (paper geek) faves that can carry you through a beautifully blooming season :

1. You can’t garden (if you’re a huge Moleskine fan) without this Gardening Journal! Keep records of your flora throughout the growing season, and recall them for next spring »
2. This Fisher Space Pen (in any color) will write upside down, at any angle, under water, in any temperature, and at zero-gravity. It’s been tested by the moon, so we’re sure it can write in your garden’s atmosphere with ease »
3. Rite in the Rain was made for the garden. No more cussing when the sprinklers come on! In the midst of a downpour, morning dew, or under the greenhouse misters, enjoy Rite in the Rain’s water-proof paper, use their amazing all-weather pen, and then wrap up & go in this water-blocking notebook case. »
4. Alwych is another incredibly popular all-weather notebook. Further than just stellar function, we dig the electric blue edges with funky green interior lines. »
5. These Field Notes Notebooks are just as they say – ready for the field! Outdoorsy people love these pocket-size companions »
6. …And for planning your garden layout, try either the graph or dot pads from Rhodia. They’ll let you build the framework of your landscaping like a pro »

Start Shipping! Enjoy Free Shipping on Orders $45+

26 Mar

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Hurry, this fantastic offer ends April 1st – no foolin’! It’s a great time to stock up on our most popular brands like RHODIA, Moleskine, Leuchtturm1917Blackwing, and more! Shop now »

Save 10% {for a Limited Time} on Field Notes!

19 Mar

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Lucky Greens : Shades of March for Your Desk

12 Mar

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Lucky greens for spring! The color of stationery around our office this season :

1. Apica CD-15 Series Notebook Set »
2. Moleskine Classics »
3. Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Filler Fountain Pen »
4. Original Crown Mill Stationery »
5. Fabriano EcoQua Side Spriral Notebook »
6. Paperblanks Jade Wrap Journal »
7. J.Herbin Bottled Ink »
8. Word. Pocket Notebook Set »