Jul 02 2018

B Inspired (note)book teaser

During the B Corp Summit in Amsterdam, we launched the B Inspired (note)book. A book filled with 35 stories from people making an impact through the work they do. But at the same time, it is a notebook! This is a yearbook, where we will feature different people every year. To give you an impression of the stories in the 2018 B Inspired book, we share the story of Leen Zevenbergen, co-founder of B Lab Europe.   “The reason why I fell in love with the B Corp community is because it’s a community of thought-leaders. These people want to take action and...

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Apr 04 2018

On The Rocks wins MKB Export Award 2017

  On The Rocks won the MKB Export Award 2017! On March 29th, the award was handed out to Anne Pleun van Eijsden by MKB Nederland, TNT, RVO and Language Institute Regina Coeli.   The jury was impressed by the mission and vision of van Eijsden (29), founder of On The Rocks, who "combines sustainability and quality in the Rockbooks, which makes them a product with international allure.”   The start-up from Amersfoort, that is also B Corporation certified, produces the Rockbooks made from stonepaper in the Netherlands under sustainable and fair conditions. Van Eijsden hopes to make a positive change in the stationery-...

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Mar 01 2018

4 reasons why you should switch to a stonepaper notebook

  The benefits of a stonepaper notebook   Are you a fan of notebooks? Chances are high you have several different types of notebooks lying around. So do we.  Now there is a new kid in town - the stonepaper notebook (we call it a Rockbook).   Chances are also high you haven’t tried that one yet.   But, you should! Here’s why:     1. Stonepaper is softer to write on then normal pulp paper     This paper is mineral-based, and does not consist of fibers. Therefore, your pen will glide over the paper effortlessly and ink will not ‘walk through’ the paper. So for a non-bleeding result of your drawings,...

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Feb 14 2018

Switching to B Corp products is easy! A guide.

Find more B Corp products!   February marks B Corp (B Corporation) month! What is B Corp? When you see the B Corp logo, you can be sure that the company you are buying from is 100% the best for the World. These companies have been thoroughly checked and tested on areas such as sustainability, social engagement, and equality. As far as I am concerned, this is the champions league of businesses (Huffington Post agrees). On The Rocks is a certified B Corporation, but there are many, many more awesome companies making the change.     Now lets say you want to incorporate more B...

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Jan 16 2018

Why writing down goals in a notebook helps turn them into reality

Blue Monday 2018 has passed (the 15th of January, in case you missed it), which means that most people have already given up on their resolutions. Have you? At the On The Rocks headquarters we're still going strong, luckily. Writing down your goals in a notebook (even better, in a Rockbook), helps to turn them into reality.   Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor has done research which showed that you are 42% more likely to achieve your goals when you are writing them down instead of just thinking about them. Your brain opens up to all possible ways to achieve...

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Jan 05 2018

2018 is for new Resolutions!

Happy 2018, Rockstars!    We wish you a rocking good one, of course. And eh, how about those new years resolutions? Did you make those as well? This month, we’ll pay some extra attention to new years resolutions at On The Rocks.    I think I’ve made new years resolutions every year ever since I could write. It would give me a good reason to start a fresh new notebook to help me keep my goals. My experience? Writing them down not magically makes them the new truth. Oh, if only it were that easy. But still, it just feels so good to...

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Nov 23 2017

Offline Cyber Weekend – a counter movement

  We’ve got a challenge for you (and a chance to win a Rockbook)!  Scroll to the bottom of this post for all info, or read the story behind this initiative first…   This Friday it’s Black Friday, on Monday it’s Cyber Monday. Including all days in between, these days are often referred to as Cyber Weekend. The time to score all sorts of deals and stuff online. Surf the web for hours upon hours for the best deals.   We’ll create a counter-movement. Instead of being online this weekend wouldn’t it be great to go offline for a change? Visit friends and...

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Dec 02 2016

8 unique characteristics of Stone Paper

Rockbooks are made from stone paper. Softcover Rockbooks are made from 100% stone paper. That means, from the cover to the pages on the inside: we only use stone paper. Hardcover Rockbooks have a cardboard cover, but are also made from 100% stone paper apart from that.   Stone paper really is paper made from stone (waste). Now of course, this is a new and totally different material, compared to pulp paper. Not only is this paper very sustainable, it also has some specific characteristics. We’d like to tell you a bit more about them!    Unique characteristics of stone paper   The paper is completely waterproof! You...

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Sep 21 2016

The benefits of writing with pen and paper

Here at On The Rocks, we are big fans of writing with pen and Rockbooks. Not much to your surprise, we assume. However, what might surprise you is the amount of research done on the benefits of writing as compared to typing a text on a computer or electronical device. And even more, the findings. Let us enlighten you on the benefits of writing with pen and paper, sharing is caring!   The benefits of writing with pen and paper   Train your brain The act of writing is a highly complex motorical exercise. Not only are you moving your hand to write, and thus your...

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