Tag Archives: TED

Shea Hembrey: How I became 100 artists


Dan Barber’s foie gras parable


TED talk: the power of a time off (sabatical)

I like the idea of having a year break every 7th year and I rather work longer or even all my life simply because I love what I am doing!


Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity

I find this idea or concept quiet a relief from carrying the burden of creativity all by yourself. And btw; she is the writer of Eat Pray Love – worth reading but not worth your time watching the movie.

Read also my other posts on creativity.


When ideas have sex, worth reading: The Rational Optimist

I’ve read this German interview about the writer of «The Rational Optimist — How Prosperity Evolves» by Matt Ridley.


Food supply chain shapes our cities

I never realised that the limitations of food transportation and supply were also relevant factors on how big a city could become a few hundred years ago! The talk had been presented in 2009, but it hasn’t lost actuality.


I will start to have a closer look at street names and I find it an interesting idea to imagine the past while wandering around at my next city trip!
I sooo much appreciate that we have our local markets here in Zurich! Check out the markets on Tuesday and Friday either at Helvetiaplatz or Bürkliplatz. Check the entire list of markets in Zurich.

I will get some organic and eatable roses and fuchsia for my next cake project this Friday. I saw them on the Swiss television at the show called Aescherbacher.

For great meat, consider buying Galloway Beef from the Döltschihof. Which is literally just up the hill from my home! Or a bit further way the Wendelin Hof for Angus Beef.

Inspiration source: Found the ted talk on the Swiss blog called delicioustaste. Thought it is an enlightening TED presentation and enhanced it with some more (local) ideas.


Quote of the week

I’ve overheard this statement during a discussion about what to do and how to do things right in one’s life. I quickly crabbed a piece of paper and wrote it down – found it inspirational.

being passionate about something is a good thing

I think that feeling passion for something is a strong indicator for what you really love and we should consider doing more. At least worth going down that alley to find out more about yourself and your likes. And maybe it also takes you to new places in your life.

If you need some more or a stronger inspiration you should also watch this:

Thank you T for the inspiration and I dedicate this entry to V.