Vegetable-tanned hides

We often get requests for our leather products in specific colors of leather, like bright orange or white. There is a difference between the two most commonly-used kinds of leather tanning processes, and and this difference explains why we can’t make those kinds of candy colors. Although there are many kinds of tanning, we’re going to talk […]

“The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.”

-Iris Murdoch, The Red and the Green

Walnut Studiolo is now looking for the perfect part-time Shipping Associate. The Shipping Associate would work out of our shop (roughly, SE 39th and Powell) 10-15 hours/week doing fulfillment, shipping, and inventory. The application deadline is August 1, 2014. No phone calls or drop-bys please! Read the full job description here: Job Description – Shipping Associate

Customer Bike Photo

An alert reader noticed these pictures of a custom project we did for another customer on our Flickr page and wondered about the color. This was a custom color job for a customer, and we call this “light brown”. It’s somewhere in between our two standard colors that we call “honey” and “dark brown”. We […]

“Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.”-Madeleine L’Engle