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
March 13, 2017
With worldly Chef Ellory heading the kitchen, seasonal ingredients shine in simple, clean food at the Café
September 16, 2016
A preserved whiskey drink spiked with the taste of the summer passed
November 6, 2016
Canadian Northern Lights Optic collaborates with French photographer Alex Strohl
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 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.
August 13, 2016
Behind the scenes at the Alpine Modern Summer 2016 lookbook photoshoot
March 10, 2017
A Visit to the Lake Tahoe Home of the Owners of Heath Ceramics
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
June 25, 2016
His Griswold #2 reminds a Boulder ad exec to try new things in life
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 …
June 12, 2016
A gin cocktail with homemade huckleberry-sage syrup
August 6, 2016
A harvest walk on the wild side with the wilderness perfume crafters of Juniper Ridge
October 19, 2016
An uplifting conversation with the founder of the Boston-based outdoor garment label Alps & Meters
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.
September 16, 2016
Bag summer for a little while longer. Winter is coming.
June 12, 2016
Wilderness to table: Serve what nature offers where you are
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 …
February 24, 2017
Broiled in the oven, the grapefruit forms a delicious golden brown and crispy surface.
June 20, 2016
The “Stube” — a special place in the alpine homes of Bavaria and Austria
November 25, 2016
Luscious Holiday Libation: A festive cocktail based on cold-drip coffee