"What’s so great about Rhodia pads?
1) They’re beautiful, with their orange covers and backs
2) They’re bound across the top, with perforations at the top of each page to
enable you to tear pages out neatly and cleanly
3) The backs are very heavy cardboard for ease of writing
4) The paper is high quality white vellum with a graph paper pattern, letting
you put one letter in each box for an almost magical transformation of your
notes and words into something that actually appears of substance
5) Their best feature, though, is so subtle it’s not mentioned anywhere I’ve
ever seen, nor is it obvious when you hold one in your hand. The cover of the
pad is indented all the way across in three places toward the top. You can see
the lines in the photo above, the middle of the three being most prominent. The
purpose of those indentations is 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
Joe Stirt, M.D.
Book of Joe