The things that inspired us for the Evergreen area are mainly thick woods in cold weather, cozy winter sweaters, songs by Icelandic musicians, pretty Swedish houses, and the cold breeze that hits you when you walk out of home in December. It’s about the feeling of "wanderlust", a word coming from Germany and indicating a strong desire to wander, travel and explore the world. It’s about sailing away towards the unknown. If you’ve ever seen the movie “Into the Wild”, it’s exactly Alexander Supertramp’s feelings that we are talking about. Being home feels amazing and cozy at this time of year, but stepping out of it to walk unbeaten paths feels even more special.
Among the artists featured on our Evergreen soundtrack is the elflike British composer Patrick Wolf, whose poetic and emotional album “Wind in the Wires” chronicles his journey from London to the more rural south of England and to Cornwall. There are also the Icelandic bands Sigur Rós and Múm, whose experimental and dream-like songs seem to perfectly capture the northern sensibility and the closeness to a more powerful concept of nature.
- The photos and quotes on the tumblr blog "A Well Traveled Woman"
- The Native American spirit in the video for the song "Captured Heart", by the Italian shoegaze band Be Forest
- "Winter sweaters: a taxonomy" on Rookie Mag
- The atmosphere in the video for "Open" by Rhye
- "A Field Guide to Getting Lost" on Brain Pickings, about "The art of feeling at home in the unknown, so that being in the midst isn't cause for panic or suffering. The art of being at home with being lost"
- Sigur Rós "Valtari film experiment", a collection of 16 short films made for the Valtari album
- Impressionist paintings
- The sense of sublime in the painting "Wanderer above the sea of fog" by the German artist Caspar David Friedrich
- Bjork's isolated house in Iceland