One New Year’s Day, on the advice of a friend, we decided to lay out our mission, goals, and values as a company. At first it felt hokey, but by the end, it had a more profound impact on us that we could have imagined. Now we want to share them with you. … Read More Declaring Our Values
We will always remember 2016 as a year of hope and resilience. For Walnut Studiolo, it represented a time to embrace our dreams and commit ourselves 100% to a life well lived (even if that means we have to work our tails off for it). This year illustrated the importance of neighbors and community, and the relentless power of quiet moments. We emerge from 2016 feeling stronger than ever, as a wife/husband team, and as a business.
We’d like to take the time to reflect on some of our favorite happenings of 2016.… Read More 2016 Year in Review: Hope and Resilience
The holidays are fully upon us and it’s a frenzied time of year. Between the hustle and bustle of gatherings with friends and family, there is also an exasperating pressure to buy all the latest gadgets and score the best deals. Sigh.
“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. … Read More Making for Makers: A Tribute to 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… Read More The Making of a Sign
“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… Read More Made in America
Solé Bicycles started as a group of friends who wanted to make affordable bikes that were cool and functional. Years later, they are now a thriving company with a focus on user friendly bikes that are also fashion-forward.
We are so in love with our new coastal home in Nehalem, Oregon.
Walnut Studiolo provides solutions to everyday problems through beautiful, design-inspired products. We love seeing those products in action through customer stories and media. Giorgio Avola is an Italian fencer and bicycle lover. Giorgio won gold in the men’s team foil in the 2012 London Olympics and followed it with a gold at the 2013 World… Read More Giorgio Avola, Olympic gold medalist and Walnut Studiolo fan