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

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

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

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!

In September 2017, we launched a new American-made cribbage peg option for our Travel Cribbage Board, which we called “Cast Pegs”. Well, this sent us on a journey of discovery into the world of metal fabrication. Let us share what we’ve learned with you: Continue reading

We’re frequently asked about padding and cushioning options for our leather bicycle bar wraps and grips. Here, we answer your questions:  Continue reading

Looking for a different party theme for this year? The holidays are a lovely time of year to enjoy food and drink with friends – and warming, relaxing whisky is our seasonal favorite theme (and the reason why we designed a Leather Whiskey Case!)

Here is a primer for you to plan your own Holiday Whisky Pairing party, complete with food pairing advice, inexpensive decoration ideas, and a suggested menu.  You don’t have to be a Scotch expert to plan a delightful evening. We’ll show you how.  Continue reading

Do you have any suggestions for thief-proofing my holster? I love it but living in a large city, things happen. Please let me know. Thank you!
-Kat Continue reading

 

Leather Drawer Pulls are a quick and easy way to customize and dress up existing furniture, such as IKEA basics. We hacked our entire personal kitchen and several pieces of furniture with our leather drawer pulls to take photography for our collection, and published the results on Houzz. Get inspired by the project breakdowns in our new Projects Portfolio. These #IKEAhacks are quick and easy, requiring no special skills at all: Continue reading

Customer Sandi Preston in Brooklyn, NY shared her tips for easily installing the Walnut Studiolo Bullwhip Leather Bar Wraps on her bicycle – and a few creative new ideas as well.  Continue reading