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The Marlowe Lunch Bag by Peg and Awl

We’ve been busy!

Some Peg and Awl Updates

We have been working away on a lot of different projects here at the Peg and Awl workshop, and we are excited to share a few of them with you…

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Refreshed Marlowe Lunch Bags

Just in time for back to school, we did a little update on the Marlowe Lunch Bag – now all vegan with a fabric tag! Perfect for work, school, and day trips, fill ’em up with lunch, snacks and a little note for your love!

The Marlowe Lunch Bag by Peg and Awl

The Peg and Awl House

After months of transformation, the Peg and Awl House is now open and awaiting your next visit to Philadelphia. A living showroom of all things Peg and Awl, the house is full of furniture, home goods, books and adventure. Check out the Peg and Awl House on Airbnb and book your stay at the place where it all started! And if you have no plans to visit Philadelphia, we hope you will find inspiration – and sneak peeks of our upcoming furniture – in the photographs!

The Peg and Awl House

NEW Furniture Collection Coming Soon!

It’s been a long time coming, but there are only a few more weeks before we launch the very first line of Peg and Awl furniture! We are bursting with excitement to share…

Bench and Desk by Peg and Awl Dining Room Table by Peg and Awl
Kitchen Table by Peg and Awl Chair by Peg and Awl

Other Things in the Works

Tomes (large journals that Margaux always uses!), sketchbooks, wooden painter’s palette, new waxed canvas colour, and one of a kinds! We have been working tirelessly on these to make them perfect and they will be launching soon – stay tuned!

Upcoming Products by Peg and Awl
The Peg and Awl House

The Peg and Awl House is now on AirBNB!

The transformation of our former Fishtown, Philadelphia home and studio space into The Peg and Awl House is complete! Each room contains Peg and Awl treasures for guests to enjoy during their stay, including our first official furniture collection which will be available in the fall!


The Past

Our 3 Story Victorian Wonder was built in 1855 and has undergone many changes and identities over the years.

In the 1920s it was the home of a bootlegger – the elegant front staircase embraces a small hole for the tap of a barrel still hidden in the basement rafters to house the illicit hooch. After prohibition, a new couple moved in who would later give birth to Fishtown’s Boo Radley. The house was then divided into apartments. Boo (who was over 6ft tall and wore all black) lived in the front room (now the library) when he was older and his parents had passed.

In 1985, The House was purchased by a high school woodshop teacher who trash picked historic doors and windows considered garbage by the neighbors who dumped them, and plucked treasures from the many abandoned houses that peppered the neighborhood. He used his finds to restore it closer to its former – albeit frankensteined with the well-worn once scattered parts – self.

In 2007, I came into the picture with the intention (pre-Airbnb) of travelling the world via house-swap on Craigslist. That plan stopped before it began when I met Walter a month later and we began dreaming together. He moved in within a week of our first encounter and the House became our Home – where we raised Søren and Silas and started Peg and Awl.


The Now

Twelve years later, The House that inspired so many of the objects that we make, from our kitchen collection to our stationery collection, has been transformed it into a Peg and Awl world that we are excited to share with all of you!

The Library at The Peg and Awl House The Master Beadroom at The Peg and Awl House
The Library
featuring the Foundlings Collection
The Master Bedroom
featuring the Stationery Collection
The Kitchen at The Peg and Awl House The Bathroom at The Peg and Awl House
The Kitchen
featuring the Kitchen Collection
The Bathroom
featuring the Bath Collection
The Study at The Peg and Awl House The Second Bedroom at The Peg and Awl House
The Study
featuring the Waxed Canvas Tote
The Second Bedroom
featuring the Weekender
Stationery by Peg and Awl

Summer’s Studio Moments

How do you spend your long hot summer days?

For me, I’m home, mostly – outside sitting in a folding chair with the cold creek water chilling my feet, sketching and dreaming, or walking along the wildflower-lined roads, stopping to draw and nibble upon the many new plants in my life.

When I’m not outside, it’s another day in the studio, stealing another moment at my desk to write and draw in my journals and sketchbooks. Summer is for gathering ideas and inspiration, and I adore these slow times.

Where will you take your leaving this summer?

Sendak Mini Artist Roll by Peg and Awl Beatrix Artist Caddy by Peg and Awl
Sendak Mini Artist Roll
Beatrix Artist Caddy
Anselm Bookbinding Kits by Peg and Awl Foundlings Desk Caddy by Peg and Awl
Anselm Bookbinding Kits
Foundlings Desk Caddy
Landis Wall Caddy by Peg and Awl Handbound Journals by Peg and Awl
Landis Wall Caddy
Handbound Journals

Rainer Maria Rilke

“All things want to fly.
Only we are weighed down by desire,
caught in ourselves
and enthralled with our heaviness.”

Peg and Awl

Get ready for your summer adventures!

We love spending our days outdoors. Whether we are exploring the ocean, hiking through the woods, or sketching in the park, we are sure to have our Peg and Awl bags close at hand. Handmade by our small team of skilled craftspeople in our workshop in Philadelphia, each bag is constructed with durable waxed canvas and sustainably-sourced vegetable tanned leather. They are perfect for toting all your summer adventure essentials. So load ’em up and go exploring!

The Seaside Tote by Peg and Awl The Sendak Artist Roll by Peg and Awl
The Seaside Tote
The Sendak Artist Roll
Waxed Canvas Tote by Peg and Awl The Finch Satchel by Peg and Awl
Waxed Canvas Tote
The Finch Satchel
Weekender by Peg and Awl Olde-Fashioned Tree Swing by Peg and Awl
Olde-Fashioned Tree Swing
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