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
Home-smoked fish alongside woodsy fiddlehead ferns
August 3, 2016
We are incredibly excited to announce our partnership with Dwell
June 12, 2016
Wilderness to table: Serve what nature offers where you are
September 16, 2016
Bag summer for a little while longer. Winter is coming.
September 15, 2016
Savor harvest flavors well into winter by preserving the simple traditions and the sweetest fruits of alpine summer.
June 20, 2016
The “Stube” — a special place in the alpine homes of Bavaria and Austria
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.
November 9, 2016
Seemingly so cumbersome compared with instagramming your every adventure, contemplative sketching in nature slows you down enough to see all the details.
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 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 13, 2016
The Japanese tradition of wabi-sabi
November 2, 2016
Winter is coming. A classic poem about preparedness, enjoying life, and friendship.
June 18, 2016
A deliciously bittersweet cold-drip coffee cocktail
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
September 17, 2016
A fine duck dish starring mushrooms and pickled garden gems preserved from summer
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
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.
December 11, 2016
An elegantly simple vegetable side for any festive dinner
July 19, 2016
A conversation with Aether Apparel founders Palmer West and Jonah Smith about fashion, functionality and travel