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
October 18, 2016
We debut our new monthly guest roasters program with a revered household name from Sweden
June 18, 2016
A deliciously bittersweet cold-drip coffee cocktail
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
September 16, 2016
Enjoy a warming drink in memory of the summer harvest
October 14, 2016
“The mountains speak in an unlearned language that I love.”
December 11, 2016
An elegantly simple vegetable side for any festive dinner
September 15, 2016
Savor harvest flavors well into winter by preserving the simple traditions and the sweetest fruits of alpine summer.
December 12, 2016
The headliner of Alpine Modern’s Winter Feast
November 6, 2016
Canadian Northern Lights Optic collaborates with French photographer Alex Strohl
November 11, 2017
Hope you’re enjoying a relaxing Saturday. We’re getting bundled up and about to head down to the Cafe for waffles with our guests visiting from California. There’s nothing like sugary waffles and warm coffee to kick off a weekend with friends. We’re so thankful for the success of Alpine Modern Cafe and the amazing staff …
June 25, 2016
A simple dish to remind you to try new new things in life
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 …
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.
May 29, 2016
Chef Virgilio Martínez-Vélez of Central Restaurante in Lima, Peru, harvests his rare ingredients high up in the Andes
June 12, 2016
Wilderness to table: Serve what nature offers where you are
July 31, 2016
Summit Powder Mountain in Utah is a visionary colony of cabins designed by emerging Slovenian architect Srđan Nađ
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.
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 …
September 17, 2016
A fine duck dish starring mushrooms and pickled garden gems preserved from summer
November 25, 2016
Luscious Holiday Libation: A festive cocktail based on cold-drip coffee