Touring Zurich with the charismatic Argentina-born designer Alfredo Häberli was, reports Berkeley-based writer Andy Isaacson, like witnessing the city through the eye of a Latin aesthete: "Häberli described many things in terms of sexiness. The design of Zurich's benches, he'd say, wasn't that sexy. The Swiss tendency for overplanning also wasn't sexy. A long commute to work? Not sexy. I've never heard someone qualify a commute by it's sex appeal."