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Make It A Great Year : Shop 2015 Datebooks

16 Oct

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Get ahead of the game and enjoy a fresh start for your new year with 2015 datebooks. Shop 2015 Datebooks here »

Shop Moleskine Datebooks »   Shop Excompta Datebooks »    Shop Rhodia Datebooks »    Shop Leuchtturm Datebooks »
Shop Cavallini Datebooks »   Shop Quo Vadis Datebooks »

Too early you say? 2015 is around 2 months away! How about these ideas to get your planner engines roaring:

1. Order early – our most-loved planners will sell out!
2. See this planner as an extension of your current planner (if you have any plans in the next three months, it’s a no-brainer).
3. Don’t forget! It’s a great time to round-up birthdays, anniversaries, and vacations with your friends & family.
4. Seasonal reminders : Home maintenance, gardening, back to school – go ahead and jot in reminders & of course, lessons you learned this year.
5. They’re an office essential : Preparing for the big conference or work project launching next year? Set your deadlines, map out your meetings, and fill in notes to keep you and your fellow staff on track.

Rhodia Ice Has Arrived!

9 Oct

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We’ve heard our avid Rhodia fans have been waiting for this, and here they are! Celebratory Rhodia Ice Notepads are ready to ship. We’re so thrilled about the crisp white covers and silver screen print logos we can’t get enough! Our entire staff feels they’re the most special notepads we’ve ever seen, (note : we’re all among the avid Rhodia fans aforementioned) they’re so special to us indeed, it’s hard to write our first character in them! Shop all 5 sizes of Rhodia Ice Notepads right here »

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Plus! Enjoy $5 off orders $85+ with code ICE5. Hurry, this offer ends 10/15.

 

Rhodia’s 80th Anniversary Set

25 Sep

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Around the world in 80 years! Celebrate your love of the iconic orange notebook with this limited edition gift set of a No.16 size graph notepad and matching pencil. We’re thrilled about the never before seen iconic logo pattern printed in a beautiful copper color. It’s fun and happy – like Rhodia confetti! Shop the Rhodia 80th Anniversary Limited Edition Gift Set now »
Plus – enjoy free shipping on orders $49+ for a limited time!

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It’s Your Lucky Day : Free Shipping on Orders $40+ Extended!

4 Sep

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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 »

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!

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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Save 20% on Rhodia Pencils for a Limited Time!

11 Jan

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Use code ORANGE, and save 20% on Rhodia Pencils when you purchase a Rhodia Notepad Holder.
Shop Rhodia Notepad Holders here »
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PS – If you’re stocked up on Rhodia Pencils & Notepad Holders, be sure to check out our Datebook Sale! Save an extra 10% on datebooks, planners, & refills. Use code NEWYEAR10 at checkout. Shop now, they will sell out! »

Top 8 : New Year, New Desk! Our Organizing Faves

8 Jan

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A clean slate works well with a clean desk. Here are our favorite pieces to get organized, stay inspired, and work well in 2014. Shop all Desk & Office right here »
1. Rhodia Pencil Cup »
2. Any Refillable Quo Vadis or Exacompta Planner »
3. Moleskine Messenger Bag »
4. 2014 Cavallini Wall & Desk Calendars »
5. Exacompta Exacase Filing Tote »
6. Italian Clipiola Paper Clips »
7. Moleskine Folio Professional Folders »
8. Lamy Pens »

A Paper Lover’s Guide to Selecting the Perfect Planner or Datebook : Part 1of3

11 Nov

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Selecting the perfect planner–the right format, size, layout–can be a fraught experience.  Here to simplify that process is Laurie Huff, the guru behind plannerisms.com. In this 3-part series, she’ll walk us through how to choose the best planner for you.  

We know: online calendars abound! But an electronic device simply can’t replicate the tactile joy of holding a book, turning the pages, and putting pen to paper. There are also numerous advantages of using a paper planner. Studies have shown that the act of writing helps people remember what they have written even if they never look at it again. And, the archival properties of a book are superior to electronics. We can read books hundreds of years after they were printed. Have you tried recently to access data on a floppy disc? What about that website you used to read until it went all 404 on you? Books have a tangible permanence that electronics can’t replicate. european-paper-loves-pen-to-paper-datebook-selection

The purpose of a planner is to help keep you in control of your life. Everyone’s needs are different, and your planner can be anywhere from basic—simply scheduling appointments—to complex. Ideally your planner should be your life management tool. Tasks, goals and projects are much more likely to be completed if they are written in your planner where you will see them often. Students can use their planner to track assignments, papers, exams and homework so that everything gets completed on time. Parents with kids in school can write everyone’s schedule and recurring events into your planner so you always know who has to be where and when. Other functions of a planner include tracking everything from finances and expenses to health matters like exercise, diet, blood pressure and weight. Your planner can also be your creative outlet for journaling and art.

With all these planner uses, how can you possibly decide what planner will work best for you? Here’s where to start:

There are three main types of planner formats: daily, weekly or monthly. Each format provides different perspectives on your time. Below is some advice to help you decide if you would best benefit from the large overview of the monthly, schedule view of the weekly, or lots of details with the daily.

Let me walk you through the three main types of formats and ways to use each.

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Daily:  Daily planners, diaries, or day-per-page planners allow you to focus on each day. The downside of these planners is it can be difficult to plan ahead with only two days visible at a time, so if you use one as your planner I highly recommend combining it with a monthly planner.

Daily planners are excellent for people who have lots of appointments each day, or who want to record details such as phone calls, expenses, tasks, or other information. Some of my favorite daily planners are the Quo Vadis Journal 21 and Daily pocket (which have built-in monthly planning calendars), and the Moleskine daily plannersShop all our daily planners here.

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Weekly:  This is the most popular format of planners because it allows you to see your entire week at once and plan your schedule easily.  There are various weekly formats including week + notes, such as the Leuchtturm Weekly Plannerhorizontal like the Quo Vadis Hebdo, or vertical (days as columns) like the Moleskine Large Vertical Weekly Planner. I will compare these different formats later in a separate post.

Weekly formats are good for most planner situations because they allow for detailed daily planning while giving the overview of the week. Shop all our weekly planners here.

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Monthly:  There are planners that have monthly-only formats. If you don’t have much to write each day and prefer an overview of your month, the monthly planner is perfect for you. Alternatively, you could use a separate monthly planner along with your weekly or daily planner to have the books open side by side to see the monthly overview alongside your weekly or daily activities. Some examples of this are the Moleskine Monthly Notebook and the Quo Vadis Visoplan #67Shop all our monthly planners here.

Monthly calendars are best for seeing overviews of things like bills due, travel, holidays, deadlines, and seeing patterns over a period of weeks.

So to summarize:

To record lots of details of your days, you’ll want a daily planner »

For most planning needs, weekly planner will probably work well for you »

For long-range planning or if you don’t have many appointments, use a monthly planner »

 

In my next post, I’ll help you determine what size planner you need!

 

Meet the Writer: Laurie Huff tests, reviews and designs planners at Plannerisms.com. Over the years she has tried dozens (hundreds?) of planners in search of the “Perfect Planner,” and on Plannerisms she helps others find planners that work well for them. When she’s not writing about planners, she spends every moment she can in the forests of Scotland. Laurie enjoys science and nature, hikes with her family, and reading books by the fireplace.

 

Early Birds, Shop 2014 Datebooks & Get 10% off!

17 Oct

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Use code EARLYBIRD14 and enjoy 10% off all 2014 datebooks.
Shop all datebooks here »
Grab our most popular weekly formats here »