Introducing a new kind of product from designer & maker Geoffrey Franklin at Walnut Studiolo: large, tabletop Natural Branch Wood Cribbage Boards made from foraged tree branches and driftwood. … Read More Announcing a new batch of Driftwood and Live Edge Cribbage Boards
Introducing a new kind of product from designer & maker Geoffrey Franklin at Walnut Studiolo: large, tabletop Natural Branch Wood Cribbage Boards made from foraged tree branches and driftwood. … Read More New product! Introducing Natural Branch Wood Cribbage Boards
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
Allow me to get on a soapbox for a moment. We just got an unsolicited email from a Chinese “leather” belt manufacturer offering to make our products for us. In it, they attached a price sheet. This blows my mind. What most people think they see as a nice leather belt at the store literally costs… Read More This is what a 75 cent leather belt look like
Once in a while, I get an email from a customer who really, really likes our stuff, but wishes we didn’t make it out of leather. I’m sympathetic to the need to live ethically and to make purchases that reflect our own ethics. I am interested in exploring new, non-petroleum-based materials, but there are a few reasons… Read More Why I use USA-made, vegetable-tanned leather
Why buy from a small and local retailer or maker? Here are my thoughts: Because we want choices. A community filled with lots of small businesses is the best way to ensure diversity and innovation in our product choices. Rather than one centrally-located buyer deciding what the whole nation wants, a multitude of small businesses,… Read More 5 reasons to buy local
“What kind of leather do you you use? I assume it’s genuine leather? Could you tell me where you source it from?” -Jason Great questions, Jason. The leather we use is the real deal. It is the same leather used for horse bridles and equestrian gear. It is meant to harness rearing horses and be outdoors… Read More How we source our leather