Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Silva Nigra

"A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams."

We tend to fake smile, fake laugh, think we’re smart and good-looking. We’re neither, probably. But it is ... ok ... Inspiration and creativity comes from within but draws from observations >and experiences. So take any opportunity to travel when you can. Experiences, especially foreign ones, help you see things from a different perspective and help spur the creative process. Travel to Broaden the Mind

The Black Forest aka Schwarzwald is a wooded mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, southwestern Germany. It is bordered by the Rhine valley to the west and south. The highest peak is the Feldberg with an elevation of 1,493 metres. (Low Tatras heights) The name Schwarzwald (German for "Black Forest") derives from the Romans who referred to the thickly forested mountains there as Silva Nigra (Latin for "Black Forest") because the dense growth of conifers in the forest blocked out most of the light inside the forest. To be at the heart of the Forest and walking the darkest corners is a strife worthy of Shakespeare ... King Ludwig’s ‘fairytale’ forests and castles

In mittleurope filling a gap in the “ideas market” is Quirky.com, a place where ideas are populated by people through collaboration. Inventors pay just $10 to submit their ideas and the member community – consisting of over 270,000 – then make decisions on which products should be developed, including how they should be developed. wow...