Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Field Notes Icon: The Rhodia Pad


One of the things we love about the Rhodia Pad is that that's all that needs to be said about it. Those who know and care about paper barely even need to include the Rhodia when talking about it - it's the pad, the only pad they would ever care to use.

And whilst we all have our favourite Pad size (I can't leave the house without a Pad 12 in it's cover, of course), at the end of the day we are all the same - lovers of 'The Pad'.


It's not just the paper, it's the design - the perfect, unaltered since 1934 functional design. In particular (to quote BookofJoe):

"The cover of the pad is indented all the way across in three places toward the top to let you fold the cover up and back over the pad such that the cover sits perfectly square and flat against the top and back. You have to use one of these pads to appreciate the elegance of this feature."


And so we love when our trawls through the great blogosphere lands us some Rhodia love. Check out this fantastic (Part 1 and Part 2), detailed and inevitably glowing review of The Pad thanks to Damaged Goods.'


In fact, these Pads are so good, they're starting to turn Moleskine fans!

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