It’s no mystery that I simply love anything to do with snow. Who combines luxury, sport, travel and the fluffy stuff better than the St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow? This year, Team Cartier edged out BMW by a score of 5-4. The four chaps representing Ralph Lauren, including campaign frontman Nachos Figueras, took home a third place finish over Sal. Oppenheim. I imagine the beauty of these photos pales in comparison to the experience of being there, but we can savor them… until next year.
source: St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow
all photos: copyright (c) Tony Ramirez/www.imagesofpolo.com for St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow.
written by: Nancy H.
I’m thrilled to share the cover of this week’s New Yorker Magazine. It features a brilliant illustration, dubbed “Fresh Tracks,” by German artist and designer, Birgit Schössow. The work shows an early-bird skier carving across the pristine white page. In doing so, she reveals a trail of words under the surface. The image is compelling for both its purity – so rare in magazine cover art – and its clever suggestion at the contents within. “Fresh Tracks” simultaneously appeals to snow junkies and literary geeks. Bravo Birgit!
source: The New Yorker
written by: Nancy H.
Meaning: A beginning and a completion of the motions, A fulfillment between storms and days. – Jim Denevan
There’s something so sublime, so compelling about moments in nature. It is, in part, what drives many of us to snowboard in remote locations, sail through rough waters and ascend the Pyrenees on two wheels. Of course, there’s the adrenaline rush that comes with challenging mother nature. As a reward, she offers us moments of calm, beauty and sheer delight. Landscape artist, Jim Denevan works in these mediums of space, time and nature.
In March of 2010, Denevan and his crew journeyed to Lake Baikal in southwestern Siberia, where they created the world’s largest artwork on the frozen surface of the water. Hurricane force winds all but destroyed the work, but in the end, photographs and video captured the process. The result was a spiral of circles, set along a fibonacci curve, grow from an origin of 18″ to several miles in diameter. And, it was much more than that.
Denevan’s ephemeral project is beautifully depicted in a hardback book, co-published by The Anthropologist. It is also the subject of a DVD documentary directed by Meredith Danluck.
via Swiss Miss; source The Anthropologist
author: Nancy H
Temperatures are dropping and first snow is hitting the mountain regions. What better way to toast your toes from the comfort of, well, anywhere. This portable flame by Planika Fires is bio-fueled by ethanol, so it has all the warmth and beauty of a real fireplace without the smoke or soot. Just perfect for igniting those aprés-ski activities.
seen at Robert Verdi’s Luxe Laboratory; source Chantico / Planika Fires
Author: Nancy H