Tour group #2 leaving Portland Growler Co

Walnut Studiolo teamed up with Toast Made, North St Bags, Black Star Bags, and Portland Growler Company to host a Pedalpalooza bicycle tour of Southeast Manufacturing this past weekend. Pedalpalooza is an annual 3-week long bicycling festival in Portland, celebrated with dozens and possibly even hundreds of informally-organized thematic rides throughout the city, the best […]

Tokyo Bicycle Swap Meet

While we were in Tokyo, we were lucky enough to meet up with Danny from Cyclism.jp and go to a local cycling club’s biannual swap meet. Swap meets are my favorite. They’re the best way to really get a finger on the pulse of the most passionate and creative expressions of cycling in a community. […]

Kyoto bicycles

On our recent trip to Japan, we got a sense of the general cycling scene in Japan. Mostly characterized as mamachari (“mama chariots”), they were mostly inexpensive, Dutch-style, step-through bikes with few gears. Which makes sense, because these were mostly cross-town bikes on flat streets. Bike parking was a big deal here. There were bike valets […]

Updated for 2017
Remember when you were a kid and the gifts most appreciated by your parents were always the handmade ones? Maybe it was a crayon drawing, a birdhouse or an apron with your handprints – you knew that the thoughtfulness and love that went into your gift made it extra special.

At Walnut Studiolo, everything is made with thoughtfulness and love. With Father’s Day right around the corner, we decided to put together a roundup of perfect Father’s Day gift ideas for just about any Dad. We have bicycling and beer accessories, of course, but also our new travel games and even some great gift ideas for Dad to use at home or on the go. Continue reading

Allow me to get on a soapbox for a moment. We just got an unsolicited email from a Chinese “leather” belt manufacturer offering to make our products for us. In it, they attached a price sheet. This blows my mind. What most people think they see as a nice leather belt at the store literally costs […]