Friday, November 16, 2012

Feature Friday – Walnut Studiolo

etsy shop banner of walnut studiolo and their hand-tooled leather goods
Today's feature is Walnut Studiolo. Geoffrey and Valerie Franklin of Portland, Oregon create hand tooled leather and wood accessories, mainly for bicycle lovers (and what appears to be booze lovers too! Yay!). They make some really handy little items too. Shown below are their reusable beer/soda carton, bicycle frame handle, umbrella/6pack frame cinch, and wine (or other bottles...okay just wine...) belt. How helpful would these be?! I love the idea of hitching a bottle of wine and cinching a baguette to my bike and heading out for a picnic with the hubs! To browse all of their creations, click here.

hand-tooled leather frame handle for bicyclist
bicycle leather cinch to hold umbrellas and 6 packs of soda or beer
bicycle accessory wine holder leather cinch



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128 comments:

  1. Now that's really handy. It is a great addition and alternative to the handle bar basket. Very innovative =)

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    1. Yup! And they are gender neutral and rather cool looking!

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  2. I really like what they do! Great bike accessories!

    I like your blog a lot.

    Following each other would be great!

    xx

    Olga

    gru5ha.blogspot.com
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  3. Little things that make a big different - love their ideas! x

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    1. I totally agree. It is always funny how some of the smallest things will change the way you do your routine.

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  4. Love your blog! If you want to follow me on bloglovin' & GFC will follow you right back!!

    www.kellyjade.co.uk

    Kelly xox

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  5. Such great ideas!!!

    xxx

    http://www.bonnie23blog.blogspot.com/

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  6. I've just been directed to your blog...& I've enjoyed it so far! The posts are so interesting & would surely make me come back for more!!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  7. So clever! I love all the bike attachments

    xx

    jen

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  8. What a great idea, so practical but they also look lovely! :)
    http://shopaholiconashoestring.wordpress.com/

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  9. Just followed u too!

    Let's stay in touch...

    xx

    Olga

    gru5ha.blogspot.com
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  10. Who doesn't love something that will strap a wine bottle to your bike!?

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. Exactly! Strapping wine to most things would make them better in my book. ;-)

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    2. Agreed! One of the other commenters said that they would be a great gift for the man in your life and I totally agree!

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  11. Lovely idea! :) Thanks for your visit and your comment!
    Kisses from Canary Islands (Spain)

    http://fashionbohem.blogspot.com.es/

    P&C

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    1. You are welcome and thank you for visiting! ;-)

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  12. Amazing ideas, very practical! Love the idea for umbrella and wine bottle!
    I guess something changed in your blog style?! I love the new look!)
    xo, Elena
    http://beautyofheworld.blogspot.be/

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you noticed and like it! I changed my banner a bit and went to a slightly different layout too. ;-)

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  13. Great find! I see a Christmas present for my fiance in the future.... :)

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  14. Whoever thought of attaching a bottle of wine to a bicycle has my vote! What a cute way to ride to a romantic picnic! Loves it!

    Thanks so much for commenting on my blog post! I wish there were more than one of those purses but you have my word I'll let you know if I see one similar! And I heard the pants are at TJMaxx and on sale at Nordstrom!

    xoxo,

    Laura
    miss-beanie.blogspot.com

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    1. Two votes for people who attach wine to stuff! ;-)

      Thank you for visiting! I will just continue to drool over your purse then...

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  15. Cool!! Loving the wine holder (who would put any other bottle in it, really!? I mean come onnn!!)... now to tackle my childhood fear of bikes and i'm so on it!
    Char
    mummyrawles.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh no! Afraid of bikes? Hmmm, welp, you could probably just attach the bottle of wine to your thigh with that cinch and walk to your picnic. I'm a problem solver. You're welcome.

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  16. What a fun, unique post! In fact your blog is different and very positive. You just earned yourself a new follower!
    Have a wonderuful weekend!

    Erin

    thefashionfairyblog@blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, that is super nice of you Erin! Thank you for visiting! ;-)

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  17. hilarious! i love the idea of toting a bottle of wine on your bike, or strapped to your thigh, as you suggested in one of your comments above! ;)

    thanks for checking out my blog!
    www.insparisian.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey, I just want to be helpful! ;-)
      If you need any other ideas on where to strap wine bottles, let me know. I could list those all day.

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  18. Oh my! If I show that picture of the bottle strapped to the bike frame to my best friend, he's going to get mad and drag me on bicycle trips every weekend :-D

    Thanks so much for commenting on my blog! Thank you thank you thank you!

    Love,
    Jolien

    http://julianaandthedaydream.blogspot.be

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  19. Soooo cute !


    Would you like to follow each other ?
    Follow me and leave me a comment and I follow back !
    XOXO

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  20. These are great!! I LOVE that wine belt. So creative and definitely something I could use. :)

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    1. I think so too! It would make me want to ride my bike more!

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  21. This is seriously cool! Makes me want to go out and actually get a bike just so i could accessorize it with this! Love it!

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  22. What great ideas! I have to say that the straps to lift the bike is brilliant! I'll bet it makes carrying the bike so much easier.

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    1. I really thought so too. I live in an apartment with stairs, so this was genius to me!

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  23. The wine belt is so creative. Love it! Exercise with a little vino afterwards equals a perfect night. Thank you for linking up to the Empowered Living Blog hop, hope to see you again.

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    1. Exactly, wine and exercise equals interesting fun!

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  24. Hi Jamie!
    thanks for your comment on my blog! I'm now following you -- I'm also a fan of "whimsy, adventure, and romance", so I'll be coming to your blog for things of that nature. :)

    <3Jessie
    http://inspiredexperimental.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Good! I'm always looking for people that enjoy those three things! lol ;-)

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  25. omg you are so inspiration girl!:)..i love your blog!!!..would you like to follow each other? just let me know:)

    Heddy
    a-little-bit-style.blogspot.cz
    xoxo

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  26. thanks for the follow! i'm following back on bloglovin! can't wait to see what you write next!

    www.insparisian.blogspot.com

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  27. Very creative and cool! So smart of them to create a product for a niche that is not available yet :)
    -Che

    style-che.blogspot.com

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  28. These are such great inventions! Love the umbrella holder on the bike! Fantastic!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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    1. I really loved that one too! Umbrellas are so awkward on bikes, but without one you're stuck in the rain!

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  29. I love the idea, really useful.

    http://www.tributetothetribe.com

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    1. Yep, the fact that they're practical makes them even better!

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  30. wow, this is cool stuff. I'm pinning this - ideas for husband gifts!!

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    1. Thanks Margo! Husbands are going to be getting some good gifts this year!

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  31. This is such a fun and creative idea. Adds a little more of a vintage look rather than tacky plastic holders for water bottles etc.. :)

    Lauren x
    http://in-our-private-universe.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Absolutely! Great point. Those plastic things always break down too quickly as well.

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  32. Love everything here!

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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  33. Thank you for the follow and for your nice comment Jamie. I followed you back on bloglovin and pininterest :).

    Gigi

    http://www.tributetothetribe.com

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  34. Since I'm a student living in Amsterdam, I do not have one bike but two! Hahaha have you ever been in Amsterdam? You will see the most crazy things on a bike:p
    Lovely blog!

    XxX Farah

    www.formulafarah.com

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    1. I haven't, but would love to visit someday!

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  35. omgosh this is so amazing! i love it it looks so vintage chic.. much better than a wire basket or like a nylon zipper case that you would attach to a bike haha!

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  36. Hi thanks for your comment .. great pics
    im loving the wine holder .. GENIUS!

    xoxo
    avenueahline.blogspot.com

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  37. I am all in for something that transports my wine! Great looking "inventions".
    Sandy

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  38. These are all so crafty! :)

    I'd like to invite you to join in the Meet & Greet Blog Hop! This will be a weekly Sunday & Monday event, link up and join in the fun! :)

    http://createdbylaurie.blogspot.com/2012/11/sundaymonday-meet-greet-blog-hop.html

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  39. Awesome Friday Feature! Really great gift items for a few people I know. I've gotta check out the shop.
    I'm your newest follower, here from Meet & Greet blog hop. Glad you joined. =0)
    ~Kim
    2justByou.blogspot.com

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  40. I found myself browsing the website going "oooh that's neat" or "what a great idea." Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. I know right?! There were a lot of good things to choose from.

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  41. lovely idea, I really like it!great post

    www.tomelessismore.blogspot.com

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  42. Wow...some very cute bicycle holder ideas. LOVED them all.
    Laurie @ Pride in Photos

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    1. I'm glad! There were a lot of great ones on their shop!

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  43. great post! LOVE IT! :D
    visit my blog? http://raellarina.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Rae :3

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  44. Awesome photography and LOVE the ideas! I'm a new follower by way of the Meet & Greet Blog Hop. www.simplyleilani.blogspot.com

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  45. This is truly worth checking out...thanks for sharing!!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  47. Wow ,great Ideas! Love this Post :)

    kisses

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  48. Great ideas here - and thank goodness you've got a quick mechanism to get to the end of the Comments column! As a fellow guest on this blog hop, enjoyed the various ideas shown and will be following. Invite you to do the same at www.ColdhamCuddliescalling.blogspot.com and hope you'll follow too. Meanwhile, good to meet you! Isobel

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    1. I'm glad you like it! And yes, glad you trekked through to leave a comment! LOL I really appreciate each one and hope you'll leave more in the future. Thank you for visiting! ;-)

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  49. Love the ideas, very imaginative and thank you so much for offering us an insight into the creators. Stopping by from the Meet and Greet Blog Hop x Have a wonderful week :)

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  50. amazing pictures! so fresh and creative:)) would you like to follow each other on GFC, facebook and bloglovin?? let me know dear:))

    Leonor
    thesparklinglemon.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting! Yes, they did an amazing job on their photos!

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  51. Hi dear! very nice blog!! I follow you now! i hope you follow me back!kiss

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    1. I'm sure they will be super happy to have you visit! ;-)

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  53. Now the wine on the bike... I can dig it!!! :)

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  54. That's pretty cool! We always have a hard time buying my husband's brother something for Christmas. These are just the kind of things he'd like!

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  55. yes, yes, yes. love, love, love. we should all bicycle round town with a bottle of wine handy, don't ya think?

    Aloha,

    Stopping by to follow ya from the Monday link up. How sweet it is to discover another beautiful blogging voice. We are riding the wave of life at Local Sugar Hawaii and I would so love it if you'd join us for the fun. The door is always open for ya, stop by anytime, if you please.

    xo,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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    1. Thank you Nicole! And, yes, biking around with wine handy sounds like a good plan to me!

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