We use the same, high quality, vegetable-tanned leather that has always traditionally been used for equestrian sport, so it’s a natural outdoor material (saddles, reins, bridles, etc). Our American vegetable-tanned leather is infused with waxes in the tannery to stand up to horse sweat, mud, and rain – in other words, just like riding a bicycle!

Keep Walnut Studiolo in mind this year when planning your corporate gifts and promotional items – we’re here to help! Our handcrafted, sustainable, and American-made leather goods make ideal corporate gifts and promotional items for like-minded companies.

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In 2017, we began to fully settle into our life on the Northern Oregon Coast. We established relationships with our neighbors. We explored our rich region. We leaned on each other. We persisted, in what turned out to be a very difficult year. Continue reading

Here at Walnut Studiolo, we are dedicated to lasting quality – which can only come from a thoughtful hands-on process. Here’s why it matters.

One New Year’s Day, on the advice of a friend, we decided to lay out our mission, goals, and values as a company. At first it felt hokey, but by the end, it had a more profound impact on us that we could have imagined. Now we want to share them with you.  Continue reading

In traditional anniversary gifting, leather is the 3rd anniversary gift, while in modern gifting, it’s the 9th anniversary. Whether it’s your 3rd or your 9th, look no further for anniversary leather gift ideas – especially for him. Whether you’re into going out or staying at home, we’ve got the perfect handcrafted, American-made one-of-a-kind leather piece that will make a touching and memorable 3rd anniversary gift. Continue reading

Respecting the land is a core tenant of Walnut Studiolo. That’s why we are so proud to live in a region where the natural environment seeps into everything we do: our back yard is a forest and the powerful ocean is nearby. Continue reading

2016 was a big year for Walnut Studiolo. We hitched up our britches and made the big move from Portland to our dream home on the Northern Oregon Coast. In some ways the year flew by, but in other ways it felt long and drawn out as so much tension and sad world news flooded in this fall. Continue reading

We put a lot of thought and love into our Walnut Studiolo wrapping paper. Not only is it eco friendly with recycled paper and a soy-based ink, there’s also a great story behind the complex custom pattern….
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“Makers Gotta Make” so the t-shirt worthy phrase goes. And makers who heed the call of this deeply-rooted drive are part of a special tribe. Which is why, perhaps, Walnut Studiolo’s founder Geoff Franklin couldn’t resist making a special gift for a fellow maker he admires, Nick Offerman.