Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Rhodia Webnotebook Review and Giveaway

Congratulations to "stelter" whose comment was chosen by Random.org as the winner! Thank you to everyone who participated.

Stephanie at the Rhodia Drive blog asked me if I would like to write a review on their Rhodia Webnotebook, and she would also send me one to offer as a giveaway on my blog. I immediately agreed of course, as I’m always up for free stuff; and if I can share that free stuff with my blog followers, all the better. The notebooks were sent to me by Karen at Exaclair, Rhodia’s U.S. importer, and arrived last Friday.

The Rhodia Webnotebook (nicknamed the Webbie) is a 5.5″ X 8.25″ blank notebook that has 96 sheets of 90g Clairefontaine smooth vellum paper. The soft leather-like cover is black and has the Rhodia logo embossed on the front. There is an elastic band to keep the notebook closed, a ribbon bookmark and the inside back cover has an expandable pocket. The pages are a light cream color and with some coaxing will lay flat. The paper quality and size of the Webbie makes it work well as a sketchbook too. Overall the Rhodia Webnotebook would make a great addition to any creative person’s arsenal!




The Webbie




Various pens and pencils - Top to Bottom; Pentel Graphgear 1000 (.9 with HB), Prismacolor Non-Photo Blue, Prismacolor Col-Erase Blue, Pigma Micron 01, Pigma Micron 05, Faber Castell Pitt "S", Faber Castell Pitt "F", UniBall Grip, UniBall Vision Elite, UniBall Signo .5 Blue, Pilot Easy Touch PRO "M", Pilot Varsity Fountain Pen, Pentel Pocket Brush, Kuretake Brush Pen and a Rotring Art Pen "F'

The Webbie would make a great notebook for a musician to work out songs in...

...or to keep track of movies you’ve watched or that are on your “must see’ list.

If you’d like a chance to win a Webbie for yourself, leave a single, non-spam comment below telling me how you would use it. Make sure your email address is somewhere in your comment so that I can contact you if you win. Cutoff for entering is Sunday night (8/15/10) at 9:00 p.m. eastern. I will pick one lucky person using the random number generator over at random.org. Good Luck! (Please note that all comments need to be approved before publishing because ‘spammers’ like to visit every now and then.)

A big thank you goes out to Stephanie at
Rhodia Drive and Karen at Exaclair!


25 comments:

Doug Dorr said...

That looks cool. I would like to try one out.

Doug Dorr
ddorr22000 @ gmail.com
pdxcomics.blogspot.com

JM said...

GTD baby. GTD. Next actions lists, Someday/Maybe lists, Project lists, etc... I've been waiting for the ones that I ordered myself. Another wouldn't hurt.

Bill Gibson said...

OK, here goes. I carry a blank book wherever I go, and I write what my mind is wandering through or babbling about, or I sketch the first thing I see, or I drift off into poetry, or a dream, and then when something happens I have to react to, I stop and move on. bgibson@cybertrails.com or bill.bgibson@gmail.com

eclipsis said...

I'd love to win one of these! My sister has one, and I am supremely jealous.

Thanks for the review!!

I am: eclipsis at knology dot net

--Kerry

Professor Estevez said...

I'd use to work out a new cipher..

Kevin said...

Cool deal. I have the desire to map out my lessons on blank paper. I've been getting into quality paper like Moleskine and Rhodia with Copic markers. Great combo. Here's to my chance at getting my hands on one! Thanks.

mar1a said...

I'd use it for journaling, of course, keeping it with me at all times for whenever the muse strikes. Of course I usually have to strike the muse, or at least threaten him with a baseball bat and then he cooperates. Violent creativity, not always my first choice but it comes in handy.

major_works said...

I'd like a chance to win a Webbie! I'd use it for pen/ink testing, journaling, random thoughts...

Jason Michael said...

I would use the webbie to write down that which influences such as Hawksley Workman's song Claire Fontaine.

jasonmichael.misc@me.com

John Duckett said...

I am trying to write childrens books. Hopefully this would kick me into gear.

John Duckett
strikecreative@yahoo.com
johnduckettart@yahoo.com

KatyjeanMachine said...

I'd use it to journal in while on work breaks....it keeps me sane :) Sometimes I write silly little haikus about work too...heh :)

Anonymous said...

I'd use it for anything and everything. It'd be my go-to book for any random story thoughts, plot lines, characters ideas or just doodling with a new pen

Dominick Glespen
dglespen@comcast.net

Bill White said...

I, of course, would use it to write out ideas for my own blog, which NEVER gets me cool free swag like yours does!

Ted said...

I'd probably use it for personal journaling.

ted dot thkh at gee mail

Bear said...

Looks interesting. I would like to see how it shapes up compared to its competitors.

stelter said...

I'd use mine to continue the chronicling the funny things my 4 year old and 2 year old say.

cstelter@gmail.com

Thanks!

~Chris

Quilt Knit said...

I would use my Webnotebook to do my daily fast sketch drawings. i would also write about my feelings of having a Son in Afghanistan. I of course would veer off and do some fun silly drawing.

Sherrie Roberts
artbysroberts@gmail.com
fdxcsa@yahoo.com

Charles said...

I would use it to record quotes from books I am reading!!!

Fr. Matthew said...

I'm starting a project of making lists of books I have read/am reading/plan on reading. This would be the perfect notebook to start the project in!

frmatthew.thurmangmail.com

ginigin said...

The only paper never wasted is paper doodled upon. And the Webbie would not be wasted with all that blank creamy paper. I would carry this close to me to doodle when I'm bored or need cheering up or see something that has to be remembered. I would also keep track of inks in pens since when I do that using a legal pad the pages get all out of order. Thanks for review and giveaway.

Note Booker, Esq said...

Would love one of these unlined versions . . . migt even inspire me to take a stab at drawing something (I'm no artist).

Deb and Ted said...

I'd use it to record cool things found in intereting blogs, like David-Wasting-Paper.

jayeme said...

What a super cool giveaway!

(jayemephotography@gmail.com)

Dan Merriman said...

Perhaps a cooking journal

danieltmerriman at gmail dot com

Amadeus Cho Excello said...

I’ve yet to try out a Rhodia journal and greatly appreciate the opportunity of doing so.

Amadeus.Excello@Gmail.com