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
February 24, 2017
Broiled in the oven, the grapefruit forms a delicious golden brown and crispy surface.
December 12, 2016
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August 14, 2016
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October 19, 2016
An uplifting conversation with the founder of the Boston-based outdoor garment label Alps & Meters
October 18, 2016
We debut our new monthly guest roasters program with a revered household name from Sweden
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 …
November 2, 2016
Winter is coming. A classic poem about preparedness, enjoying life, and friendship.
February 8, 2017
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October 14, 2016
“The mountains speak in an unlearned language that I love.”
March 13, 2017
With worldly Chef Ellory heading the kitchen, seasonal ingredients shine in simple, clean food at the Café
December 11, 2016
An elegantly simple vegetable side for any festive dinner
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.
August 13, 2016
Behind the scenes at the Alpine Modern Summer 2016 lookbook photoshoot
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 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.
June 18, 2016
A deliciously bittersweet cold-drip coffee cocktail
September 17, 2016
A fine duck dish starring mushrooms and pickled garden gems preserved from summer
December 6, 2016
An unfiltered, low-speed journey across Swiss peaks in words and images by Boulder photographer Jamie Kripke
June 12, 2016
A delicate side dish with morels poached in beurre monte
November 17, 2016
Alpine Modern editor in chief Sandra Henderson shares her guide to a Bavarian-Coloradan Holiday