With shimmering deadliness,
Flexible and adaptable, give way,
Fray into a panorama of mosaic lines,
Or stand on one’s own accord.
Do not hide: refract and reflect,
Intensify that which one magnifies,
Be ice, be strong in fragility,
be pierced and reformed.
Susceptible to the seasons,
thaw, reform, and crystallize,
Be clear, clarifying.
Allow yourself to be at the mercy of natural cycles,
Grow something bright in a season of death.
Speak only in the drip
of the sun. △
More to Explore
December 17, 2016
Our interior design contributor Jennifer Rhode spends the weekend creating sweet modern architecture with her kids.
December 14, 2016
Alpine Modern gathers a circle of friends and coworkers around the table in a chef’s beautiful Colorado home to celebrate life, food, and fellowship in the season of winter feasting.
November 25, 2016
Luscious Holiday Libation: A festive cocktail based on cold-drip coffee
March 3, 2017
“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful — that will be my life.” — Elsie de Wolfe (1865–1950), interior designer, United States Surrounding yourself with delightful everyday objects you love makes everyday life more beautiful. Items you look at and touch all of the time carry significance in creating life’s simple pleasures. Both form and function …
September 16, 2016
Enjoy a warming drink in memory of the summer harvest
March 10, 2017
A Visit to the Lake Tahoe Home of the Owners of Heath Ceramics
September 18, 2016
Using skills derived from the ancient craft of samurai sword-making, a blacksmith in the Japan Alps makes knives so delicate and dangerous they turn chopping into an artful act of passion.
December 11, 2016
An elegantly simple vegetable side for any festive dinner
December 30, 2016
Alpine Modern Executive Chef Ellory Abels creates a delicious dish to make for your weekend brunch
August 13, 2016
Behind the scenes at the Alpine Modern Summer 2016 lookbook photoshoot
June 12, 2016
Wilderness to table: Serve what nature offers where you are
November 20, 2016
Behind the scenes of our new location at Pearl West in downtown Boulder, Colorado: The owners, the architect, and the culinary pro talk about alpine-modern design and the caffeinated shopping experience
November 6, 2016
Canadian Northern Lights Optic collaborates with French photographer Alex Strohl
July 19, 2016
A conversation with Aether Apparel founders Palmer West and Jonah Smith about fashion, functionality and travel
July 6, 2016
Can you hear the sound of moo-sic? During summer, the von Trapp family grazes cows and other farm animals on their nordic ski slopes in Vermont for sustainable land management
November 9, 2016
Seemingly so cumbersome compared with instagramming your every adventure, contemplative sketching in nature slows you down enough to see all the details.
November 2, 2016
Winter is coming. A classic poem about preparedness, enjoying life, and friendship.
June 25, 2016
His Griswold #2 reminds a Boulder ad exec to try new things in life
November 19, 2016
A conversation with Alexandra Gove—collector of beautiful moments and things—about slowing down and being hygge in the present… like the Danish do.
September 16, 2016
A preserved whiskey drink spiked with the taste of the summer passed