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January 2017

Design

Free Printable: r+h Valentines

January 30, 2017

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re in the mood for some old-school snail mail. It’s the perfect time to pen a sweet note to those you love, and the paper lover in us is charmed by a handwritten Valentine. In the spirit of V-day love, we’ve created a set of free printable note cards for you.

You’ll find the links to the downloadable PDF’s at the bottom of the post. There are four designs to choose from, each designed with hallmark r+h simplicity and a bit of cheekiness.

After downloading your PDFs, you can print them out on 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets of cardstock, then use a ruler and blade to trim along the crop marks and score at the dotted line. A scissor also works to cut out your cards.

When your note cards are trimmed and scored, fold them in half at the score line and hand write your message. Then enclose in an envelope and send in the mail, or hand deliver to your loves. We got extra festive and added vintage love-themed postage stamps.

Download your r+h Valentine’s Day note cards with the links below:

KEEPING YOU FOREVER

LETS MAKE OUT

XOXO

YOU SMELL SO GOOD

Happy Valentine’s day, with love from russell + hazel!

Design

Sneak Peek: Collection 2017

January 19, 2017

As we prepared the new r+h collection for 2017, we were influenced by a recurring theme of contrasts: feminine merging with masculine, hard lines paired with soft materials, and monochromatic palettes varied with unique textures. It’s been rewarding to see those inspirational themes come to life in the new product and we’re thrilled to share this sneak peek with you.

One of the most unique pieces in the new collection is the Drafter’s Tablet. Classically styled, it features gold-tone hardware with a refillable micro-perforated graph paper pad. The tablet has become an instant favorite in the r+h offices and is a stunner on our desktops.

Look for vivid, trend-forward new colors and patterns for the mini binders and single subject notebooks as well as lovely, softer new colorways for the jotters.

The desk accessories category is getting a few luxurious additions including a large acrylic and gold-tone segmented tray. While it’s stunning on the desktop, we’re finding it’s also quite chic on the vanity for cosmetics and perfumes, the coffee table for remotes, candles, and accessories, or the bedroom on the dresser top or nightstand.

Another r+h office favorite is the new leather mousepad with a clever pen rest, perfect for helping us keep track of our favorite gold metal pens. (Seriously, we love this pen and can’t stand to misplace it!)

Lastly, you’ll see a softer, more feminine direction in the 2017 lineup with shades of blush, gray, pink and gold. These pieces deliver the perfect counterpart to some of the more masculine and industrial elements in the collection and round out the hard-soft balance.

Stay tuned here and on our social channels, as the 2017 collection will be launching soon. In the meantime, check out this post for more insight on the design inspiration and development of the new collection.

Organize

Free Download: Printable Smartdate Calendars

January 12, 2017

We all organize differently, but for many longtime fans of r+h, the Smartdate calendar system is the go-to, year after year. The clean, minimal design of the calendars and weekly sheets paired with our gorgeous signature and mini binders is an ideal combination for elegant planning.

While we offer all the inserts you need to create a binder that functions uniquely for your planning style, each year we also provide free downloadable calendars you can access any time, print out, hole punch and add to your binder.

You’ll find the links to each of the downloadable calendar PDFs at the bottom of this post as well as on our website. Just click to open and print them out on plain white paper.

The mini 2017 monthly calendar sheets are printed two to a page, so you’ll need to score them along the dotted line down the center. We used a ruler and blade knife, but a scissors would work as well. The mini 2017 year-at-a-glance should be trimmed at the crop marks.

Next, hole punch each sheet for your binder. A three hole punch works great, but if you don’t have one you can make pencil marks for each ring in the binder and use a hand-held hole punch. If you already have any of the Smartdate inserts you can use one of the sheets as a guide.

After that, enjoy inserting your new calendars into your binder and setting it up exactly the way you prefer. Complete your setup with pocket folders, tabbed dividers, graph and lined filler paper, sticky notes or anything else that helps you organize.

(Don’t forget – if you’re not much for DIY, you can always find our Smartdate calendars ready to go on our website.)

For more inspiration, take a look at some of the ways we’re planning to organize our schedules this year here. We want to know how you’re using your r+h organization items to keep on track. Send us a note on one of our social channels and let us know!

Downloadable Smartdate Calendars

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Organize

Refresh Your Workspace With r+h Acrylic

January 5, 2017

Many of us feel that the new year is a time for new goals, new motivation and new focus. Similar to how we felt as kids at the start of the school year with a set of crisp new notebooks, folders and pencils, the new year has us craving a clean, sleek and focused workspace to help us tackle our goals.

One of the simplest ways to elevate your workspace is to replace outdated, basic supplies and accessories with fresh modern versions. Clearing away clutter and adding new organization pieces that are both functional and beautiful immediately transforms your desk to an inspiring and sophisticated space.

It’s no secret that we have a serious fondness for acrylic here at r+h. The material has been a staple of the collection for years, and a perennial favorite with our customers. Our acrylic pieces take simple home and office accessories to a chic new level by highlighting instead of overpowering their contents, blending in with a variety of decor styles while still making a subtle statement of their own.

The r+h acrylic collection contains an assortment of sleek pieces to help you refresh your workspace.  Donate your old stapler and tape dispenser to the copy room and upgrade yours to chic gold and acrylic versions. Swap your manila file folders and industrial metal cabinet for our stunning, transparent file box and minimalist white hanging folders. Create consistency with a bundle of sharp white pencils housed in our acrylic pencil cup, which doubles as a holder for business cards or our clever quips + queries.

A current favorite on our desks is the acrylic ruler and phone dock. It’s the perfect size to set your phone in along with photos, notes, or quips + queries. The etched ruler markings are surprisingly handy for day to day use, especially in a creative office.

The elegance, quality and style of the r+h acrylic collection is the perfect antidote to a tired, outdated desktop. The new year is the time to lean in to your goals and renewed motivation, and an inspiring workspace is the place to start. From our office to yours, we’re wishing you a bright, happy and productive new year.