What sort of holiday gifts do you get for the leather-loving, bicycling, traveling, fun-loving woman in your life? You might start by considering gifts that are hand-made in Oregon.
With the holidays upon us, it is time to think of gift ideas for the guys in your life. Leather is a great place to start, especially hand-tooled, vegetable-tanned goods from our special workshop right here in Oregon.
Planning a trip to Portland? We love our hometown! As makers of Portland leather goods and long time Portland residents, we listed out some of our favorite things to do, eat, and stay for visitors coming to Portland.
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 […]
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, […]
While we were in Tokyo, we were lucky enough to meet up with Danny from Cyclism.jp and go to a local cycling club’s biannual swap meet. Swap meets are my favorite. They’re the best way to really get a finger on the pulse of the most passionate and creative expressions of cycling in a community. […]
On our recent trip to Japan, we got a sense of the general cycling scene in Japan. Mostly characterized as mamachari (“mama chariots”), they were mostly inexpensive, Dutch-style, step-through bikes with few gears. Which makes sense, because these were mostly cross-town bikes on flat streets. Bike parking was a big deal here. There were bike valets […]
Valerie just got back from Vietnam, where she was on a two-week foodie trip. Over there, in Saigon, Hoi An, Hue, and Hanoi, she caught sight of a lot of very cool, workaday bicycles in Vietnam, especially for commerce. Here are some of her favorite bike pics from Vietnam. One of the hazards of modernization, […]