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Rhodia's 2011, 4" x 6" Weekly Planner in classic, Rhodia orange.

Rhodia’s 2011 weekly planners are now available at Journalingarts.com.

The planners remain essentially the same as last year’s planner and offer everything you need for planning on-the-go in a compact package of high-quality materials. The weekly planning format has a week-to-view on the left page and a gridded page for doodling, day-dreaming or note taking on the right page. Subtle gray and orange inks make organizing your life a more lively experience than traditional monochromatic planner pages and give your planner a unique look. Choose a planner that’s right for you in large or small planner with a orange or black cover.

For a 10% discount on your next order at JournalingArts.com, be sure to enter coupon code SAVE10NOW when you checkout. Coupon code is good through September 30, 2010.

Rhodia 2-Page Planning Spread

Rhodia's 2-page planning spread features the calendar on the left page and a gridded page on the right for doodling, sketching, notes and more.

Removable corners make keeping track of your days easy.

Removable corners make keeping track of your days easy.

An alphabetized address book in the back is great for orgainzing your contacts.

An alphabetized address book in the back is great for organizing your contacts.

A small annual planner gives you an overview of the entire year a a little room for basic information.

A small annual planner in the front of the planner gives you an overview of the entire year with room to schedule your events.

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Enter to Win the Rhodia 2010 Weekly Planner Giveaway!

I found another Rhodia Planner in my stock and I am giving it away. I reviewed the pocket-sized 2010 Rhodia Weekly Planner in September if you would like more information on this great planner.

Win this Rhodia 2010 Weekly Planner by entering the Rhodia 2010 Planner Giveaway by follwing the instructions below. The contest ends November 20, 2009.Win this Rhodia 2010 Weekly Planner by entering the Rhodia 2010 Planner Giveaway by follwing the instructions below. The contest ends January 11,2010 at 11:59:59 pm.

If you would like to win it, enter the Rhodia Planner Giveaway by following the instructions below.

  1. Leave one comment on this post anytime between now and January 11,2010 at 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time. You are limited to one entry. You may link this contest on your blog, or share it with anyone who loves Rhodia notepads or any other notebooks and planners. If you have a blog, a link back would be great, but it is not required.
  2. I will pick one winner at random from the comments section of this post. The comments will be numbered in the order they are received, i.e. the first comment is #1, the second #2, and so on. The True Random Number Generator at random.org will be used to pick the number of the winner.
  3. The contest winner will be posted on this blog and on Twitter Tuesday, January 12th. The winner will have one week to claim the planner by emailing me at cynthia@journalingarts.com. I will need your complete shipping address including country as well as an active email address.
  4. I would be happy to ship internationally, so feel free to enter the contest if you are overseas.

Thank you, and good luck!

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Over the years, Rhodia customers have requested a weekly planner. In response, Quo Vadis introduced the Rhodia Weekly Notebook for 2010. It is available in two sizes, and two colors-black and orange. In keeping with Rhodia’s famous notepads, the notes pages are gridded. For those of you who use fountain pens, the large edition (6″x 9″) is fountain pen friendly at 90 gr.

Rhodias 2010 Weekly Planner has a flexible black cover with the Rhodia logo embossed on the cover. A vetical elastic strap keeps the planner closed and compact.

Rhodia's 2010 Weekly Planner has a flexible black cover with the Rhodia logo embossed on the cover. A vertical elastic strap keeps the planner closed and compact.

For this review, I will be exploring the Pocket sized Rhodia Weekly Planner that was provided by Karen Doherty at Exaclair. Unlike it’s larger, 6″ x 9″ sibling the 4″ x 6″ Rhodia Weekly Planner has 64 gr. paper, not the best choice for fountain pens,  but more than adequate for ballpoint pens, pencils and even some markers. According to the folks at Rhodia, these are the specs for the 2010 Rhodia Weekly Notebook.

  • Weekly format, yearly calendar
  • Measures 4″ x 6″
  • Week on left, Rhodia’s famous grid for notes on right
  • 12 months, January to December
  • 8am to 7pm schedule
  • Extra white, super smooth paper
  • Crisp two color print – grey and orange
  • 64g, acid-free and pH neutral paper
  • Tear-off corner opens to week in progress
  • Sewn binding
  • Attached address book
  • Elastic closure

The Exterior

The cover of the planner is stiff, but flexible and has just the right amount of give. The leatherette finish is attractive and has as the slightest texture of leather. When viewed from a distance, it has a matte finish which is subtle and sophisticated. A vertical elastic strap wraps around the right side of the planner that keeps the planner compact.

The overall measurements are 4″ x 5¾” x 3/8″ thick. Since it is larger than most pocket sized planners, you’ll have a little more room on the inside to write, but you may find that it doesn’t fit your jeans or shirt pockets. The Rhodia logo and “2010” are embossed on the cover and are quite large relative to the size of the planner.Luckily, the color is subtle so it is less obtrusive than it could be.  If you are prone to collect little black books, this could be a good thing since the large logo will stand out from the sea of black.

The cover is slightly stiff, but flexible offering just the right amount of give.

The cover is slightly stiff, but flexible offering just the right amount of give.

The Interior

When opening the planner, the first thing that strikes me is the beautiful paper. It is bright white, super smooth and offers good contrast to the grey and orange print. The planning section includes equal-sized sections for the entire week. Monday through Saturday occupy the left page while Sunday shares the right page with a large gridded area for notes. The weekly planning format is good for scheduling appointments in an hourly format with planning periods 8:00 am through 7:00 pm. There is not much room for adding appointments on the half-hour, but a simple vertical line through the schedule would allow you to add half-hour increments. 12-hour time designations allow you to schedule with ease without having to mentally convert to military time.

The planner lays nearly flat when opened, but I imagine that it will open flatter with time and use. Because of the way it is bound, there is no annoying hump in between the pages when it is opened. The binding is thread-bound and the threads are a bright white like the paper and are only visible in the center of each signature.

Rhodias weekly format features 6 days of planning on the left page and a squared page for notes on the right. Each day of the week has equal planning space, but Sunday shares the right page with the gridded section.

Rhodia's weekly format features 6 days of planning on the left page and a squared page for notes on the right. Each day of the week has equal planning space, but Sunday shares the right page with the gridded section.

Tear-off corners on the planning pages are used rather than a ribbon book mark to keep your palce. Once a day has passed, just tear off the corner. This will enable you to thumb to the current day.

Tear-off corners on the planning pages are used rather than a ribbon book mark to keep your place. Once a day has passed, just tear off the corner. This will enable you to thumb to the current day.

Other sections in the planner you might find useful include:

  • personal notes including room for name, email, website, driver’s license, license plate, emergency contacts, etc.
  • 2009, 2010 and 2011 monthly calendars
  • vertical monthly planning calendars with the entire year at a glance for 2010 and 2011
  • alphabetized address book
  • small ruled page for notes

Overall, the Rhodia Weekly Planner is an interesting new addition to Rhodia line. It offers a everything you need for planning on-the-go in a package of high-quality materials. The size is slightly larger than most pocket planners so it is easy to write in, but it is still small enough to stash in a large pocket or purse. The narrow profile and flexible cover make it feel less bulky than most pocket planners. The paper is thinner than I would prefer, but it is bright white, beautiful and smooth. The gridded paper an interesting combination with the planning pages and would be really useful if you are prone to doodle.

2010 and 2011 monthly planning calendars show the entire year at a glance.

2010 and 2011 monthly planning calendars show the entire year at a glance.

The back of the planner includes a ruled page for notes and an alphabetized address book.

The back of the planner includes a ruled page for notes and an alphabetized address book.

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For those of you who have been waiting for Rhodia’s Paul Smith Limited Edition Notepads, wait no more. They are in stock in the US at www.journalingarts.com. Classic black and orange combine with Smith’s sophisticated stripes creating a squared notepad that is second to none.

Paul Smith Limited Edition for Rhodia ‘09:

Throughout the world, he offers his clothes “with a twist’ in his own shops or in highly selective points of sale. After the success of the first collection signed Paul Smith which came out in 2005, Paul Smith celebrated 75 years of his fetish pad by signing a new Limited Series where his fancy and his particularly English sense of style led him: on the famous card marked Rhodia orange or black, a true support for the fashion designer’s creation, his falsely naïve pencil sketches, underlined with his emblematic stripes.

Paul Smith’s stripes? “They convey freedom, youth, humour. You can like them fresh, reminiscent of the sea or downright pop. In any case, they are never neutral.’

  • two versions: on a card printed Rhodia orange or Rhodia black
  • four visuals: ‘Picture Frame’, ‘Photographer’, ‘Man Reading’ and ‘Camera’
  • three formats: N°16 (14.8x21cm), N°12 ( 8.5×12 cm) and N°11 (7.4×10.5 cm).
Rhodias Paul Smith notebooks are avilable in both orange and black.

Four of Paul Smith’s doodles are featured across three sizes, available in either of the famous black or orange covers used by Rhodia since 1934.

Photographer design.

Photographer design.

Man Reading desing.

Man Reading design.

Camera design,

Camera design.

Picture Frame design.

Picture Frame design.

Each Paul Smith notepad features Rhodias smooth, gridded paper.

Each Paul Smith notepad features Rhodia's smooth, gridded paper.

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