The Journal

Tad Cooke was a junior at The University of Vermont when the idea to rehabilitate a derelict coal plant on the shores of Lake Champlain, backed by the Adirondacks, popped into his mind. He and his roommate Erick Crockenberg tried to think of any reason why they shouldn't look into the matter. A few weeks later, and they had emailed the Mayor, asking for the blueprints of the existing structure...

Great design transcends its medium. When we stumbled onto Alpine Modern Quarterly, we were reminded of this fact. Design can change our relationship with a certain object or place. It has the power to evoke nostalgia, cheer, or wistfulness. The folks at Alpine Modern have curated a quarterly publication that focuses on just that...

A new craft distillery in Vail pays homage to the alpinists of the 10th Mountain Division. 

Justin from Pioneer Goods Co. is the kind of guy that you want to be when you grow up. He's striking, rugged, kind, and handy. He scours flea markets for treasures, and breathes life into vintage pieces with a fresh coat of paint and a little love. He drives a pick-up truck, and treats those who walk into his shop like old friends. In short, Justin is the coolest guy we know. 

Loving this video from Vital Films, featuring the patrol pups of Aspen Snowmass.

He sent us down the trails we probably weren't ready for, and bought us a hot cocoa when we complained of frost bitten toes. He stood freezing at the bottom of the course and watched us win (and sometimes lose) races...taught us how to après in style. He made sure we never missed first chair on Christmas Day.

Re-purposing scraps from an artisan woodworking and design-build business into handmade skateboards unlike anything else you've seen...