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
June 12, 2016
A delicate side dish with morels poached in beurre monte
October 18, 2016
We debut our new monthly guest roasters program with a revered household name from Sweden
June 12, 2016
Home-smoked fish alongside woodsy fiddlehead ferns
March 8, 2017
After traveling the world for a year, our new executive chef brings Nordic-alpine flavors and tales from around the globe to the kitchen at Boulder’s Alpine Modern Café
June 12, 2016
Wilderness to table: Serve what nature offers where you are
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.
March 13, 2017
With worldly Chef Ellory heading the kitchen, seasonal ingredients shine in simple, clean food at the Café
June 25, 2016
His Griswold #2 reminds a Boulder ad exec to try new things in life
November 6, 2016
Canadian Northern Lights Optic collaborates with French photographer Alex Strohl
December 17, 2016
Our interior design contributor Jennifer Rhode spends the weekend creating sweet modern architecture with her kids.
February 8, 2017
The Beauty of Use Hidden in the Japan Alps, a Czech-born artist makes woodstoves that match the simplicity of Japanese interiors. Read more » The Skyward House Japanese architect Kazuhiko Kishimoto designs a human-scale house for a retired teacher. Read more » Repair With Gold The Japanese tradition of wabi-sabi. Read more » A Platform for …
October 14, 2016
“The mountains speak in an unlearned language that I love.”
November 25, 2016
Luscious Holiday Libation: A festive cocktail based on cold-drip coffee
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
August 3, 2016
We are incredibly excited to announce our partnership with Dwell
October 19, 2016
An uplifting conversation with the founder of the Boston-based outdoor garment label Alps & Meters
September 16, 2016
A preserved whiskey drink spiked with the taste of the summer passed
December 15, 2016
More than a hundred years ago, the great-grandfather of Jaana Hjelt’s husband, Esko, opened a wool and felt boot factory in Lankilankoski, Finland, where the Ostrobothnian winters are freezing cold.
November 17, 2016
Alpine Modern editor in chief Sandra Henderson shares her guide to a Bavarian-Coloradan Holiday
September 17, 2016
A fine duck dish starring mushrooms and pickled garden gems preserved from summer