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. △
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June 12, 2016
A gin cocktail with homemade huckleberry-sage syrup
August 13, 2016
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June 12, 2016
Home-smoked fish alongside woodsy fiddlehead ferns
March 3, 2017
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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
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 12, 2016
A delicate side dish with morels poached in beurre monte
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
June 25, 2016
His Griswold #2 reminds a Boulder ad exec to try new things in life
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.
August 14, 2016
At home with Markus Meindl, the modern mountain man behind Bavaria’s traditional maker of lederhosen for the new alpine lifestyle between the forest and the city.
May 29, 2016
Chef Virgilio Martínez-Vélez of Central Restaurante in Lima, Peru, harvests his rare ingredients high up in the Andes
December 30, 2016
Alpine Modern Executive Chef Ellory Abels creates a delicious dish to make for your weekend brunch
July 31, 2016
Summit Powder Mountain in Utah is a visionary colony of cabins designed by emerging Slovenian architect Srđan Nađ
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.
February 8, 2017
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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.
December 3, 2016
An Austrian ski hut favorite by Austrian top chef Martin Reiter of Hotel Kitzhof in Kitzbühl, Tyrol
July 19, 2016
A conversation with Aether Apparel founders Palmer West and Jonah Smith about fashion, functionality and travel
September 16, 2016
Enjoy a warming drink in memory of the summer harvest