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A Handful of Tools & Tips To Help You Organize Your Office

26 Jan

Organize Your Office with the best of the best at EuropeanPaper.com

1) Moleskine Folio Professional Filers (Set of 3) (12 x 9.5)
2) Exacompta Exacard Wirebound Business Card Holder (8 x 6)
3) Blackwing Luxury Large Notebook & Folio Cover (7.5 x 10)
4) Exacompta Exaboard (9.25 x 13.25) (Rhodia pad included)
5) 2013 Planner Sale (with savings up to 35% off!)

Tip #1: Label EVERYTHING!

You know that feeling when you first get a label-maker and you just can’t put it down? Revitalize your office and give yourself an energy boost by picking it up again. Go through old folders that can be re-purposed, finally stick a label on that junk-box you threw together on the top shelf, and label the spines or covers of your notebooks for easy reference.

Tip #2: Start Nesting

Sounds odd, right? Nesting is basically the act of purging the things that distract you and clutter your office, while finding homes for the necessary items like your pens and pencils, folders and notebooks, and other office items. Putting things in their rightful place on a daily or weekly basis will keep your office tidy and you’ll finally remember where you put that darn business card of a friend you’ve been meaning to contact.

Tip #3: Add a Pop of Color

Whether it’s a nice, bright file folder, or the funky lamp in the corner of your office, remember to have a couple vivid hues surrounding you to brighten your mood. Try to keep all the colors cohesive though, as we’re not suggesting you work in an office decorated like Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (unless you’re an avid fan). If you work inside the majority of the day, color will remind you to smile from time to time. (And don’t forget to actually pop out for a walk around the block a couple times a day – nothing is better than exercise and a bit of fresh air.)

Have a quick tip for office organization? Add it in the comments below!

Perfect Productivity Tools: Rhodia A4 4-Color Notebook (Organize by Color)

25 Jan

Productivity Tools for Everyday Life brought to you by EuropeanPaper.com

Rhodia Side Spiralbound A4 4-Color Book (8.25 x 11.75) on EuropeanPaper.com

Keep Calm & Shop On: Early Black Friday (+ Gift w/Purchase)

20 Nov

Enjoy an early Black Friday with Free Shipping on Orders of $50+ on EuropeanPaper.com

Gift Pick of the Week: Rhodia No. 12 Staplebound Notepad

9 Nov

Rhodia Top Staplebound No. 12 Notepad (3.375 x 4.75) on Europeanpaper.com

Whether it’s for a close family member, a faraway penpal, or your busy boss, Rhodia No. 12 notepads are easy to gift! Staplebound with 80 gsm acid-free paper, Rhodia notepads are micro-perforated on top for easy and clean tearing. The stiff back cover provides the support required, and the staples do not appear on back. Each pad contains 80 sheets for drawing, doodling, note-taking, and list-making. At 3.375 x 4.75 inches, the Rhodia Top Staplebound No. 12 Notepad is the perfect little notepad to pop into your luggage, stash in your purse or briefcase, and leave on your desk at work!

Flash Sale! 25% Off Rhodia No.16 Notepad

12 Oct

Rhodia Top Staplebound No. 16 Notepad (6 x 8.25) Flash Sale on EuropeanPaper.com for Oct. 12-15

This weekend only, you can grab the Rhodia No. 16 Top Staplebound Notepad (6 by 8.25 inches) for 25% OFF!! Use code FLASH25 at checkout and save instantly. This coupon code is good for October 12 through 15 only, so hurry while supplies last.

The Rhodia No. 16 Top Staplebound Notepad is known for its 80 gsm, extra white, acid-free and ink-friendly vellum paper (all micro-perforated for easy removal). Rhodia’s Staplebound Notepads have reinforced staples at the top, a scored front cover that neatly folds back, and a stiff back cover allows for easy writing or sketching on-the-go. The famous orange cover dates back to the 1930s – it was a standard hue for cardstock at the time and remains unchanged to this day. Over time, Rhodia has become the most popular pad in France.

Party on with Rhodiarama!

21 Sep

Rhodia Rhodiarama Pocket Webnotebook (3.5 x 5.5) on EuropeanPaper.com

Known for its uber-classic orange and black covers, Rhodia is breaking out of the box with their new Rhodiarama Webbies! Spice up your Rhodia collection with your choice of cover color: Anis Green, Poppy Red, Regal Purple, Sultry Taupe, Turquoise Blue, or Canary Yellow.

This pocket-sized A6 journal is perfect for traveling or just journaling at home. Filled with functionality such as the classic Rhodia orange elastic closure, ribbon bookmark, and convenient expanding rear inner pocket, the Rhodia Webnotebook is a simple and sophisticated notebook for everyday life.

The hard leatherette cover is embossed with the iconic Rhodia logo, and each Rhodiarama Pocket Webnotebook is filled with 90 gsm, ivory-colored, acid-free and pH neutral paper for a wonderfully smooth and enjoyable writing experience. Brighten your days with Rhodiarama!

Shop Rhodiarama or you can shop all Rhodia!

What do you think of the Rhodiarama Journals? Do you love to pick out your personal cover color, or do you prefer Rhodia’s normal orange or black covers?

Battle of the Best-Sellers: Moleskine & Rhodia

21 Aug

Best in Class: Moleskine & Rhodia Available at EuropeanPaper.com

The Moleskine Classic Large Ruled Notebook is known for being the quintessential little black notebook that you see everywhere. With 240 acid-free pages in its uber portable 5.25 x 8.25 inch size, use this notebook at home as a personal diary, at work to jot down notes and ideas throughout the day, and at school to keep track of new friends and schedules. Moleskine’s legendary hard cover notebook includes several features you’ve come to know and love: the ribbon placeholder, elastic closure, and rear expandable pocket. What do you use your Moleskine for?

Rhodia’s No. 18 Notepad is a versatile notepad ideal for taking long scores of notes, keeping track of your to-do lists, and generally keeping you organized. Known for its 80 gsm extra white, acid-free and ink-friendly vellum paper, you can use any type of pen or pencil on Rhodia’s #18 pad without worrying about bleedthrough. Plus, each page is micro-perforated for easy removal and all Rhodia’s Staplebound Notepads have reinforced staples at the top, a scored front cover that neatly folds back, and a stiff back cover allows for easy writing or sketching on-the-go. Why is Rhodia your favorite?

Which do you love more? Moleskine or Rhodia?

Connect the Dots with Rhodia dotPads [Poll]

17 Jul

Shop all Rhodia dotPads on EuropeanPaper.com

For other ideas on how to use dot paper, check out Bonnie Jean’s guest post here on our blog, The Joy of Dots.

Guest Post: The Joy of Dots

9 Jul

I have filled up thousands of pages of notebooks with what seems like every kind of paper.

 Image Courtesy of the artist and guest blogger, Bonnie Jean Woolger

 Most wilted under the weight and wear of all the pens and glues I put on them.  Many of the bindings stretched or fell apart or at least became misshapen.  I have been enamored with graph paper of all types but most lines simply want to be more prominent in the drawing than I want them to be.

Enter the Rhodia Dot paper. It loves my pens, smooth but slightly textured, the dots are ready to be a surface — a subtle ground to hold the drawing but not interfere with the story the image tells.

 Image Courtesy of the artist and guest blogger, Bonnie Jean Woolger

Just as quickly, the dots can be a starting place for a new drawing.  They can be used to create an open space, a surface that allows the first pencil marks to open up the space on the page to become its own new world.

Finally, in a drawing with curves and organic shapes, the dots become invisible to my creative eye and are a silent partner in the creative process.  In this world of dots on smooth slightly textured paper, the dots can vanish under the lines of my pen and become the structure of a drawing.

 Image Courtesy of the artist and guest blogger, Bonnie Jean Woolger

 Thank you Rhodia Dots.

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Meet the Writer: Bonnie Jean Woolger lives in Decatur, Ga., with her three dogs, one kitty, and her partner. She fills every sketchbook that she can get and makes pens out of wood. By day she works in a university library digitizing books.

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Get Prepped (and Psyched) with Rhodia’s Academic Planners (2012-13)

6 Jun

Dear Diary,

I’m so excited to get this planner and get organized. I didn’t get a planner in January and am excited for a fresh new start in August; ready for a great rest of the year!

xoxo, EPC

Rhodia 2012-13 Academic Pocket Weekly Planner (4 x 6) on EuropeanPaper.com

Rhodia 2012-13 Academic Pocket Weekly Planner 4 x 6 in. on EuropeanPaper.com

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Dated August 2012 to July 2013, Rhodia’s Academic Weekly Planner is the perfect go-to datebook for paper-loving students and professionals. The sewn binding allows the Rhodia WebPlanner to lay flat when open, and the matching elastic closure keeps any loose notes tucked inside when closed.

Printed in crisp grey and orange, the Rhodia 2012-13 Pocket Weekly Planner has the week (Monday through Saturday) on the left, and a large grid area for notes (plus Sunday) on the right. The Large Weekly Planner is slightly different as it has the whole week (Monday through Sunday) on the left, and a whole grid page on the right for notes.

See your plans clearly on the white, 90 gsm, acid-free paper and easily go to the week in progress using the tear-off corners.  Keep track of your essentials with the classy Rhodia 2012-2013 Academic Weekly Planner! See all our Academic Planners on EPC here!

Rhodia 2012-13 Academic Large Weekly Planner (6.25 x 9.5) on EuropeanPaper.com

Rhodia 2012-13 Academic Large Weekly Planner 6.25 x 9.5 in. on EuropeanPaper.com

Last Day to Enter for Rhodia Drive’s Journal Swap

18 Jan

Click the image to go to Rhodia Drive's blog.

Today is the last day you can sign up for a chance to participate in Rhodia Drive’s official journal swap!

“12 people will be chosen to participate and will each receive a large orange dotWebbie in which to create. You do not have to be an artist/writer to participate. This 1st swap will be open to US residents only.” The theme is “Favorite Things” and is open to interpretation.

Click through to Rhodia Drive’s blog for more details and to sign up via the embedded form. Good luck!

Friday Blogger Tuck-ins

13 Jan

1 –>  Daisy Yellow had a nice post about “Taking Stock” of 2011 with her post showing off every single journal, sketchbook, and scrap notebook pulled out. Check it out here. Also, Laurie over at Plannerisms did a Planner Tally, which we have to admit is impressive! Have you ever done something similar to taking stock of all your planners, notebooks, or journals? If we pulled out every finished and in-use notebook around the office here, it’d get pretty crowded around here!

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2 –> Leigh Reyes has a couple interesting post this week: One with a nod to her art sensei, and another showcasing the Caran d’Ache Grafcube.

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3 –> Colossal has become one of our new favorite art and design blogs. Check out this wonderful fictional landscape creation from Kyle Kirkpatrick we first saw on This is Colossal.

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4 –> Matt  [A Guy's Moleskine Notebook] had a great post outlining the World Book Night 2012 that’s coming up on 4/23/12. It’s an annual celebration “designed to spread a love of reading and books.” If you’re interested in participating, check out his post for the full list of books.

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5 –> For all you ultralights out there (ultralight backpackers, we mean) we came across a neat Rite in the Rain Notebook Hack post by Stick. Which then led us to an even cooler Fisher Space Pen Refill Hack on Brian’s Backpacking Blog. Even if you’re not an outdoorsy type, these hacks are neat to check out to get a sense of the incredibly broad range of what people do with pens, paper, and notebooks.

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6 –> Misty [The Pen Thief] found these adorable Animails, which look eerily similar to one she posted to Limner not too long ago actually. Read all about the flying pig here.

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7 –>  From Dana [Save Snail Mail] we found out about LWA’s Mail Art contest to celebrate their 2,000th member! See Dana’s post on it here, and LWA’s deets about it here.

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8 –> Margana [Inkophile] did a poll last month asking what your favorite ink brand was and not surprisingly Noodler’s came in first! It was pretty heavily weighted toward Noodler, but check out her post to see who came in #2-9.

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9 –> And, of course, we have to do a call-out to Rhodia Drive’s Official 2012 Journal Swap. Long story short, Rhodia Drive will choose 12 people to each receive a large dotgrid webnotebook that the participants will then create art or write on a specified number of pages; then it’s on to another person for another set of pages. This repeats until the book is complete and it’s sent back to the original author. It sounds like a ton of fun so be sure to head over to their blog and sign up!

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10 –> And we’ll leave you for the weekend with a lovely ink&paper video, as first seen on Felt & Wire’s blog.

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/33359230]