This post was written by guest contributor Jess Chamberlain, a Seattle-based writer whose love of good design is second only to her passion for all things crafted by hand. Look for her gift guide posts all month on our blog.
(Photos courtesy of Walnut Studiolo.)
It's the new year (yay! hurray!). We bet someone you know made a resolution to bike more—or take up biking—so why not motivate them to reach their goal with these handmade leather accessories by Walnut Studiolo. Because what urban biker doesn't want leather handlebar grips? A trunk-inspired barrel bag? And, most importantly, a wine bottle belt? (Yes, really. This also holds almost anything cylindrical, like a beach towel.) As beautiful as they are practical, the pieces ensure that you don't have to sacrifice style for utility. Trained architect Geoffrey Franklin designs and crafts each product one-by-one in his Portland, Oregon workshop. (Check out this sweet video about his philosophy and process.)