The ending of the year is a lovely time to take a deep breath and reflect on the experiences that have passed before we rush to move forward into yet another new year.

The turmoil of current events and an increasingly cluttered world can too easily get us down. But if we were to remain there, we would be ignoring the vibrant world around us. With the warmth we receive from friends and family, and the healing beauty of nature that surrounds us, our world is a wondrous little place.

What would we do without family and friends? As you’ll see from our year, we rely on them. Let us celebrate the magic of friendship and camaraderie. At times like this, we pare down where we must, help where we can, and band together. Continue reading

Carla and Kurtis Lukina seem like the perfect match for each other, but it’s a match that almost didn’t happen. Continue reading

In the spirit of #GivingTuesday, we are re-sharing this article we originally published last year.

Here at Walnut Studiolo, we make sure every scrap of material is put to good use. Nothing is wasted. Though we typically find creative ways to incorporate scrap leather into our own projects (like our Headphone Organizer and Leather Washers), we were so inspired when we found a different use for our remaining workshop material: the organization Help Heal Veterans. Continue reading

There are many ways to make a hot toddy, which is basically a hot spiced whiskey drink. In Scotland they call it a hot whisky. It’s warm, it’s soothing – the perfect way to cozy up on a cold winter day. Here at Walnut, we know all about whiskey – and winter weather.

Our home on the North Oregon Coast is rainy, windy and gray for much of the year. Dramatic winter storms, roaring winds, and crashing surf make for atmospheric seaside visits followed by warm-up drinks back home.

Every year, we like to share with you a family favorite recipe. This year, we thought we’d share three different variations on our favorite winter drink from everyone in the Walnut Studiolo family. Continue reading

It is so entertaining to bring along games when traveling or on an adventure, but often there just isn’t enough space to pack all your favorites. That’s why our Travel Cribbage Board packs a mighty game-playing punch! This robust little item offers endless hours of fun, it’s durable and it slips neatly in your pocket.

The gorgeous leather exterior protects the board, and the pegs tuck neatly inside.

The Travel Cribbage Board is one of our most popular gift items and there are plenty of options for expanding the board into an extra special gift.

Here are a few ideas. Continue reading

Check our 2018 holiday order-by deadlines below to ensure your order arrives in time for the holidays – because Santa Geoff needs a little time to load up his sleigh bike!

Place your orders early, sit back and relax and watch the magic and joy of the holidays unfold. Be sure to check out our promotional holiday shipping offers too.  Continue reading

UPDATED for the last minute! We’re delighted to share holiday promotions and special shipping rates for our customers in the US, Canada, and Worldwide.

Place your orders early, sit back and relax and watch the magic and joy of the holidays unfold. Be sure to check our order deadlines so you can ensure it arrives in time! Continue reading

Our Leather Care Dressing is carefully formulated for the needs of the vegetable tanned leather we use in our products. We like working with leather because it’s a material that can last for generations to come, and it has such a special feel about it. Continue reading

Let the dice take charge.

Making decisions isn’t always easy, and can sometimes lead to hours, even months, of deliberation. That’s why when Isaac Stone Simonelli started to get the travel itch, he decided to take a radically different, and whimsical, approach to planning out his expedition. Continue reading

Here at Walnut Studiolo, we love to cook with the fresh foods that are available in our region. That means we use the kitchen a lot, and we know how easy it is for the space to quickly become cluttered. Here is our handy seven-step process for decluttering your kitchen from start to finish. Continue reading