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
May 29, 2016
Chef Virgilio Martínez-Vélez of Central Restaurante in Lima, Peru, harvests his rare ingredients high up in the Andes
August 13, 2016
Behind the scenes at the Alpine Modern Summer 2016 lookbook photoshoot
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.
October 19, 2016
An uplifting conversation with the founder of the Boston-based outdoor garment label Alps & Meters
September 17, 2016
A fine duck dish starring mushrooms and pickled garden gems preserved from summer
August 6, 2016
A harvest walk on the wild side with the wilderness perfume crafters of Juniper Ridge
June 12, 2016
A gin cocktail with homemade huckleberry-sage syrup
November 17, 2016
Alpine Modern editor in chief Sandra Henderson shares her guide to a Bavarian-Coloradan Holiday
June 17, 2016
The other Swissness
January 9, 2017
After a cold night stranded in their van, Wylie Robinson and his friend and co-founder Nick Polinko created Rumpl, a sleeping-bag blanket.
December 11, 2016
An elegantly simple vegetable side for any festive dinner
November 25, 2016
Luscious Holiday Libation: A festive cocktail based on cold-drip coffee
June 18, 2016
A deliciously bittersweet cold-drip coffee cocktail
November 6, 2016
Canadian Northern Lights Optic collaborates with French photographer Alex Strohl
August 3, 2016
We are incredibly excited to announce our partnership with Dwell
June 20, 2016
The “Stube” — a special place in the alpine homes of Bavaria and Austria
December 3, 2016
An Austrian ski hut favorite by Austrian top chef Martin Reiter of Hotel Kitzhof in Kitzbühl, Tyrol
June 13, 2016
The Japanese tradition of wabi-sabi
January 29, 2016
A morning at home with a simple bowl of toasted oats and nuts.
December 12, 2016
The headliner of Alpine Modern’s Winter Feast