When we were filming the installation video for our new bar wrap, the Coil Leather Bar Wraps, earlier this year, we realized the exact same bikes from our previous videos were all together in one place, after 6 or 7 years! How did the leather hold up?

Wrist and finger pain and numbness during cycling is real and can be a challenge for some cyclists. The intuitive solution would seem to be adding padding or cushioning to handlebars, but most bike experts agree that padding and cushioning handlebars is often not the only – or even a good – solution for the problem.

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Announcing the extension of our monogramming / labeling service to our leather drawer pulls and handles for a superior storage organization solution.

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If you’ve accidentally neglected vegetable-tanned leather or found a forgotten treasure in a thrift shop, we explain how to rejuvenate and rescue old, dry leather and moldy, mildewed leather.

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You may appreciate our leathercrafting approach here at Walnut Studiolo, but how can you tell if leather is good quality when you’re looking at it in a store or from a photograph online?

Can you tell what kind of leather it is, or if it’s recoverable when you’ve found a hidden gem at a thrift store?

In this post, we’ll discuss observable design details so you can make informed decisions about leather goods.

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When PR specialist April White wanted to update the dated cabinets in her cabin, she turned to Walnut Studiolo.

Her pet goats approved.

Leather Wine Bottle Case

Every spring, I get the itch to open the windows, take everything off the shelves and dust it, then put it all back. Somehow, it always looks cleaner and neater when it’s put back together, even when it’s all the same stuff.

Having a little touch of leather in everyday life is an affordable luxury. The natural material is soft, safe, and durable, and our leather drawer pulls support a family company and are all made in America. Check out our entire Leather Drawer Pulls Collection and Learn More About Us.

The same annual cleaning theory works well for our leather drawer pulls. Here are our tips and tricks to keep them looking their best:

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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

For the perfect gift that tells someone how much you were thinking about them, nothing speaks more loudly than a monogram. You can personalize many of Walnut Studiolo’s handcrafted leather products with initials, a monogram, or a short message for custom made gifts.  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