Curious about leather crafting? Let us teach you how to create your own gorgeous leather projects with our glossy new leathercrafting book, published by DK Publishing as the newest addition to their how-to book series, Idiot’s Guide: Leather Crafts, on June 14th.

One of the most wonderful aspects of owning something crafted by Walnut Studiolo is knowing it was handbuilt for the longhaul. We use that phrase intentionally to mean products that are made to last, no matter what the elements may throw your way. Long bike rides, arduous journeys or rambunctious outings with friends: Walnut is ready for adventure. Continue reading

Here are some tips for differentiating between hand-crafted, bench-made, and machine-made leather goods.

Credit Erin Berzel Woman Bicyclist

Here are top 5 reasons why women can seriously consider bicycle commuting, with resources and links. The time has never been better to get back on the (bicycle) saddle!

If left out in direct sunshine too long, dappled with mud, or doused in a rainstorm, vegetable-tanned leather can lose its luster. That first hint of dry-ness is a sign that it’s time to take care of your leather with a gentle cleaning and a light conditioning treatment. We recommend taking care of your leather […]

Hi, While I’m eagerly waiting for my just ordered City Grips, here comes my question: which is the better position for the stitching? At the front of the grip, below it (very hard to stitch) or towards the back?   Cheers from Italy, Massimo Hey Massimo, Great question! It totally depends on what you like. There […]

Travel Dominoes Game Walnut Studiolo

Dominoes is such a fun game (and a good way to learn counting!), that I’ve also written rules on the version that we play with our Baltic birch travel dominoes. There are so many versions of the dominoes that of course it has its own website. The version that I learned is kind of a mash-up of All […]

Travel Cribbage Board Card Game

It’s come to my attention recently that not everybody knows how to play cribbage, and thus, can appreciate the brilliance behind our handmade travel cribbage board, the smallest and lightest cribbage board on the market. Quelle horreur! I’m going to fix that right now. Here are Walnut Studiolo’s completely opinionated and unambiguous rules of play for cribbage, […]

Walnut Studiolo Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

You asked, we answered. We just updated our Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQ) page with more answers to your frequently-asked questions, and re-organized the questions a bit with some in-page hyperlinking for navigability. We also made the FAQ page easier to find while you’re browsing by placing a link to it in the footer, and on the left-hand column […]

VELOX bar plugs - the perennial cyclist favorite

Do the sew on wraps come with bar end plugs? Thanks, Brian Our leather bar wraps and city grips don’t currently come with bar plugs, which are an important accessory to add to your bike. Bar plugs are a required safety equipment on racing bikes, and well recommended for preventing bodily injury during falls. Here are […]