We all know how easily the rigors of daily life can overshadow simple pleasures. Sometimes all it takes is a special gift on a momentous occasion to help us reconnect with what matters most.
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
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
“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.
Valerie is the quiet storm behind the scenes at Walnut Studiolo. You may have spoken with her on the phone or exchanged emails. Valerie keeps the ship afloat, ensuring orders go out on time, customers have the information they need and that the company keeps growing.
It’s more than just a road sign.
When we moved our home and Walnut Studiolo to the Oregon Coast, we were following a dream, and taking a leap of faith. We weren’t sure what this new community would be like. If we would miss our old home. How well we would settle in. If it would well to establish our leather work studio in a remote location. And, would anyone would ever be able to find us on our quiet rural road? Continue reading
“I’m calling because I want to make sure that your products are really and actually made in the USA. It’s getting hard to tell.” -Dub There’s a lot of confusion these days as to what “Made in USA” actually means. As people start to pay attention to where their products are made, many marketers are starting […]