The Notedian Blog

How to Use Furniture Templates
Oct 09

Anyone who has moved knows that it’s not an easy process—especially when it comes time to decide how to layout the furniture you bought for your old home, inside your new one. Whether you are upsizing, downsizing, or simply moving into a space completely different from what you had before (hello, open floor plan), you can ease the stress of moving if you know where you plan to put your furniture once it arrives at your new pad. Otherwise, you’ll be taxing your friends and family as they help you move each heavy piece of furniture from one side of...

Architect vs. Engineer Triangular Scales. What’s the Difference?
Oct 07

You’ve likely seen architect and engineer scales when shopping for your favorite stationery supplies. If you’ve often wondered what purpose these triangular, oddly shaped ruler-type objects serve, you should know that for designers, architects, and engineers, they serve an important role in helping to concept and design important projects. Even in the digital age, architect and engineer scales are essential for the type of manual renderings that cannot be recreated on a computer. Be sure to learn the role these tools serve, and how to incorporate them into your concepting, to start taking your designs to the next level.  ...

It’s National Get Organized Week. We Have Your Time-Saving Stationery Solutions.
Oct 05

The first week in October is National Get Organized Week. That means it’s time to take time to save time. You know your busy workdays and crammed weekends could benefit from better pre-planning, a more consistent scheduling process, and a better organizational system. We want to help you get there. In honor of National Get Organized Week, treat yourself to one or two new stationery supplies that will help you get organized and stay organized this week and all year long. Yes, You Really Need to Get Organized. Not only does staying organized help you avoid such social faux pas...

Stay Organized with the Rhodia Accessories Mouse Pad
Oct 04

If you’re someone who spends a significant amount of time each day on a computer, we wouldn’t be surprised if you told us that your desk is littered with Post-It notes, scraps of paper, and notebooks. For all the conveniences of digital technology, there are times when you simply need to jot a reminder, scribble an idea, or work through a concept—and it can only be done with paper. Unlike digital reminders and pop-up alerts, paper serves as a tangible, constantly visible reminder of those important tasks and to-dos that must be completed each day. Fortunately, for those required to...

Stationery Supplies to Help You Recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Oct 02

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means it’s a time for all of us to reflect on the impact this disease has had on the mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends in our lives, and show our support for the search for a cure. Throughout October, we show our support for survivors and those in the midst of their battles by sporting pink ribbons, wristbands, t-shirts, and everything in between. If you’re in the mindset to represent the Search for the Cure by surrounding yourself with as much pink as possible this October, we’ve compiled some of our most...

The Latin Alphabet’s Impact on Modern Western Calligraphy
Sep 25

One of the best ways to appreciate an art form is to understand its origins and the preceding forms of art that inspired its development. Modern Western calligraphy was greatly influenced by Latin alphabet writing. The evolution of what is today a commonly used art form that decorates wedding invitations, personal correspondence, and artwork has a history that dates back several centuries to a time when writing and personal correspondence were impacted by the availability of materials and the need for manual mass production. Rustic Capitals Modern Western-style calligraphy finds its roots in the writing style of Ancient Rome and...