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
January 29, 2016
A morning at home with a simple bowl of toasted oats and nuts.
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 …
December 11, 2016
An elegantly simple vegetable side for any festive dinner
June 18, 2016
A deliciously bittersweet cold-drip coffee cocktail
September 16, 2016
Bag summer for a little while longer. Winter is coming.
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.
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 6, 2016
Canadian Northern Lights Optic collaborates with French photographer Alex Strohl
June 20, 2016
The “Stube” — a special place in the alpine homes of Bavaria and Austria
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
November 2, 2016
Winter is coming. A classic poem about preparedness, enjoying life, and friendship.
December 17, 2016
Our interior design contributor Jennifer Rhode spends the weekend creating sweet modern architecture with her kids.
July 19, 2016
A conversation with Aether Apparel founders Palmer West and Jonah Smith about fashion, functionality and travel
August 13, 2016
Behind the scenes at the Alpine Modern Summer 2016 lookbook photoshoot
May 29, 2016
Chef Virgilio Martínez-Vélez of Central Restaurante in Lima, Peru, harvests his rare ingredients high up in the Andes
August 6, 2016
A harvest walk on the wild side with the wilderness perfume crafters of Juniper Ridge
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.
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
September 16, 2016
A preserved whiskey drink spiked with the taste of the summer passed
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.