Mon Bloc Rhodia, c'est super!

These little orange notepads first caught my eye when I was living in Lyon, France, where they are made. I picked one up at a paper store this weekend that is perfect for my obsessive list making- it is skinny and long, and the graph paper is sooo French- I love it! Reminds me of when I was studying art history there, observing the students take copious notes on graph paper using different colored pens, rulers and those strange erasable inks. (I spent a lot of my time in class watching the French kids go crazy taking notes, and trying to figure out which of them might be willing to share with an American student who could only understand bits and pieces of what the teacher was saying...)

Maybe someday, the cult of Rhodia will overtake the current Moleskine mania that is sweeping the nation!