Franklin had yet to bust out the iconic six-pack carrier when we snapped this pic while he was setting up his display at the Oregon Manifest...
Speaking of Walnut, filmmaker Tristan Stoch of Cineastas recently sent us a quick note, correctly conjecturing that we "might be interested in this latest video." After all, we were all ears when we first came across Geoffrey Franklin's story back in March 2011, and we've seen a couple new products from him since then. (In fact, we actually have a few of the 4-pack beer carrying cases left from our last gift guide.) As with Mike Friton, the subject of the last Cineastas video portrait we posted, he's based in Portland, Oregon, where he parlayed his interest in accessories for bicycle commuting into a full-fledged business. Walnut Studiolo's collection has organically expanded to a dozen and a half handcrafted wood-and-leather offerings and are sold in stores across the globe. Here's more on the man behind the goods: