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Let Your Desk Inspire You – Our Top 10 Favorites

28 Jun

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The top 10 faves all of our paper lovers ’round here couldn’t be without :
1. Rhodia Pencils »
2. Leuchtturm1917 Notebooks »
3. Moleskine Folio Folders »
4. Lamy Al-Star Fountain Pens »
5. Exacompta Vintage FAF Pads »
6. Exacompta Exacase »
7. Italian Clipiola Paper Clips »
8. Exacompta Graph Index Cards »
9. Cavallini Woof! Eraser »
10. Rhodia A4+ Meeting Books »

The Traveling Muse – Inspiring Pocket Notebooks

20 Jun

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1. Rhodia Webnotebooks »
2. Word. Notebooks »
3. Apica Notebooks »
4. Moleskine Pocket Notebooks »
5. Leuchtturm 1917 »
6. Palomino Pocket Notebooks »
7. Field Notes Notebooks »
8. Clairefontaine Notebooks »
9. Paperblanks Journals »

Eco-Friendly Natural Fibers : Valley Paper

12 Jun

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This amazing paper is one of our staff faves. It’s a unique eco-friendly paper created from the fibers of fruit and veggies! The tooth & texture is beautiful, the weight is divine. Available in letter size pages and corresponding envelopes. Shop Valley Paper here »

Plus, for a limited time, save $5 off your order of $50+! Use code VALLEY5 at checkout.

Enjoy!

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New Grad? Here’s 10 Spot-On Tips for Job Hunting via A Beautiful Mess

9 Jun

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This article by Trey George from A Beautiful Mess has some wonderful advice for new grads and seasoned professionals considering new career moves. We’ve included highlights below, please click here to read the full article on their blog »

1. Identify your strengths, not just interests
First, you need a clear definition of yourself as a worker. Your interests are simply what you like to do, whereas your strengths are what you can offer an employer. A company only cares about your interests insomuch as it improves what you can offer them. Plus, if you start with your strengths, you open yourself up to positions you might’ve otherwise overlooked. Read More »

2. Keep the resume prioritized and concise
There could easily be a whole post about resumes. But above all else, lead with the most important information, and only make the resume as long as it needs to be.

3. Network, network, network
Where do your friends and family work? Find companies where you might fit and excel. Then, find a connection to someone with hiring power/influence. You have to find a way to get your resume to rise above those online forms they make you fill out, and nothing does that better than word of mouth within the company. Read More »

4. Informational interviews
Here’s a networking tool. Don’t overlook a company just because they’re not hiring. If you’re able to track down a valuable contact there, see if they’ll set up an informational interview to talk about their company and the kind of employee they’re looking for.

5. LinkedIn
Believe it or not, when it comes to job hunting, LinkedIn is far and away the most useful social network. It prioritizes sorting people by the company they work for. You can find a company you love and then find a person that could connect you to it. I’ve had several job recruiters find me because of it.  Read More »

6. Never overlook internships or any chance at experience
The more experience you have, the easier you make the job hunt. In general business, experience wins over education every single time. I’ve seen college dropouts with ample freelancing/contract experience get the job over people with their masters. So if you’re looking to break into a field, consider an internship. Or start freelancing for some of your friends’ small ventures or needs. Offer up free services. Employers aren’t going to ask how much you got paid to do it. They just want to see what you’ve done in a real-world situation.

7. Take any opportunity to show you care
Every piece of extra effort is noticed and appreciated. If you’re applying, definitely write a custom email (or cover letter) for each company. We can always tell when it’s copied and pasted generically. Dress up for an interview or meeting. Do your homework on the company. Learn about their values, culture, news, or just anything you can find online about them. Make it really clear you want the job. Read More »

8. Think of an interview like a conversation more than an audition
Yes, they need someone with the right skills, and the interview will mostly center on that. But more than hiring a functional set of skills, they’re hiring a friend—someone they’re going to have to be around for 40 hours a week. Ask a lot of questions about the job. As far as you’re concerned, they’re experts about the company. Make them feel like that, and be sure to show your interest in what they’re saying. Follow the rabbit trail down any tangents they want to go on. Make them laugh. I promise if they enjoy the conversation, they’ll remember you. Above all, be comfortable.

9. Follow up
This is an easy one. Again, you’re dealing with busy people. It’s very possible they didn’t get your email with your resume. Or if you’ve already interviewed, and it’s been a couple weeks, check in and see where they are in the decision-making process. Anything you can do to elevate your name a little helps. Read More »

10. Be patient and try not to get your heart set on one job
You will find several jobs that you think are the one, the kind that get you daydreaming. Most of them won’t be. You will not get the vast majority of the jobs you apply for. And don’t be discouraged by that. It’s just a game of numbers. Keep applying. Keep trying. I’ve applied for hundreds, if not thousands, of jobs in my life. It can take months, a year, or in some cases, years. You might have to take a lesser job while you continue to hunt. The only way you can guarantee you won’t get a job you love is to stop trying.

Read the full article from A Beautiful Mess right here »

Follow Fridays : Molly Suber Thorpe {Calligrapher}

6 Jun

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We here at European Paper Company are always in search of lovely stationery inspiration. Today, we wanted to begin a new series sharing channels of our most artistic, brilliant, and motivating geniuses we love. To kick things off, we’re featuring Molly Suber Thorpe of Plurabelle Calligraphy + Design Studio‘s Instagram feed. Follow her for some of the most delightful modern calligraphy techniques and one of the most adorable studio cats we’ve ever seen! Catch her Instagram right here »

Feeling inspired?

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Happy weekend, stay inspired paper friends!

Fantastic Father’s Day Gifts

5 Jun

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We’ve buzzed around the office requesting dad-approved recommendations – here’s our best bets!
Father’s Day is June 15th, ship by Tuesday June 10th, and your gift is guaranteed to arrive on time.
1. Best Selling Blackwing Pencil Variety Pack »
2. Rhodia Leatherette No.18 Notepad Holder »
3. Word. Pocket Notebooks »
4. Luxury Medium Sketchbook & Folio Cover »
5. Moleskine Messenger Bag »
6. LAMY 2000 Fountain Pen »
7. Moleskine Beer Journal »

A succinct list from a sea of possibilities! Perhaps he could use a new fancy pen, journal, art supplies, or a datebook with a fresh start in July? Enjoy!

Summer Stationery Faves

29 May

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Hello, summer faves! We’ve gathered pieces we couldn’t be without, like bright stationery, academic planners, best sellers, and travel-savvy picks. Shop this collection :
1. Every paper-loving scholar needs a Moleskine Academic Planner »
2. Jet-set & stylish Luggage Tags »
3. Pocket-perfect Fisher Space Pens »
4. Brilliant, happy G.Lalo stationery sets »
5. BACK IN STOCK! You can finally grab your Goran Notebooks from Palomino »

 

Traveling this summer? Lucky you, we’ve curated a fun travel shop, too!

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

amalfi-handmade-stationery-blogWedding season’s here! If you’re preparing your invitations and correspondence, there’s no better paper on earth than Amalfi stationery. This super-luxe 100% cotton stationery has been handmade on Italy’s Amalfi coast since 1380 (yes, over 600 years!). The old-world paper makes a memorable impressions – it takes fountain pens beautifully and also is absolutely lovely when letter-pressed for announcements or invitations. Shop Amalfi here »

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 »