If you’re like me, this time of year feels like new beginnings. The air is crisp, people go back to work, kids go back to school, squirrels start getting ready for winter…
Everyone is putting their best foot forward after a couple of months of rest (I realize many of us don’t actually rest, but still). Even if you work 24/7, aren’t on an academic schedule, or hate that summer is ending, there’s something undeniably exciting about back-to-school shopping or updating your work supplies.
You don’t have to be a student to want a pencil case, for example. This one from Rhodia is sturdy, attractive, and made from genuine leather. It fits 8-10 pens or pencils. Even if you only use pencils to write down measurements or balance a checkbook, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t elevate it with a high-quality, durable accessory.
The Meeting Pad is another fall favorite. While designed for business professionals, this versatile pad works beautifully as a school notebook. The pre-printed pages with space for notes and action points make keeping track of homework and deadlines a breeze.
I don’t need to rave about Rhodia’s wirebound and staplebound notebooks and pads. Everyone from bloggers to Francis Ford Coppola considers them to be the best in the world. The covers are water-resistant (and scored to neatly fold back in the case of the notepads) and built for heavy wear. The pages themselves are fountain pen/marker-friendly and microperforated so that they’re easy to remove should you want to file away the day’s notes or give them to a classmate or colleague. The wirebound notebooks and pads feature double-wire binding, and the classic staplebound notepads have stiff back covers that make writing and sketching easy anywhere you go.
If back-to-school/back-to-business shopping for you only involves getting a new planner, we also have you covered. New York Mag included ours in its “13 Best Dated Planners for 2019” list, so you know this is not just a side-offering. We’re committed to making your life easier, and part of that is maintaining the same level of craftsmanship and savvy across our products.
Is it time for a fresh start? A new notebook? How many of you look forward to fall as much as I do?