Studio Glimpses

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… Read More Studio Glimpses

FAQ: How to care for your vegetable-tanned leather goods

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… Read More FAQ: How to care for your vegetable-tanned leather goods

Giorgio Avola, Olympic gold medalist and Walnut Studiolo fan

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

Bar plug options for your leather bar wraps and city grips

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… Read More Bar plug options for your leather bar wraps and city grips

Leather colors: garment leather vs. vegetable-tanned leather

We often get requests for our leather products in specific colors of leather, like bright orange or white. There is a difference between the two most commonly-used kinds of leather tanning processes, and and this difference explains why we can’t make those kinds of candy colors. Although there are many kinds of tanning, we’re going to talk… Read More Leather colors: garment leather vs. vegetable-tanned leather

Gifts for Every Dad Under $50 for the Perfect Father’s Day

Remember when you were a kid and the gifts most appreciated by your parents were always the handmade ones? Maybe it was a crayon drawing, a birdhouse or an apron with your handprints – you knew that the thoughtfulness and love that went into your gift made it extra special. At Walnut Studiolo, everything is… Read More Gifts for Every Dad Under $50 for the Perfect Father’s Day