Franziska Schulze


The 2 Minute Interview

Franziska Schulze is author, life coach, inspirational speaker and co-founder of Fucky Lucky Go Happy, one of the best blogs for yoga and spiritual lifestyle ever. Since August 15th, so since just now, she doing her own, new thing. At , she offers a blend of inspiration and life coaching we haven’t seen in Germany before. Franziska doesn’t exemplify through her own life and serve as an Instagram-polished incarnation of the end-all and be-all. Franziska is on a journey and shares it with us in the YouTube videos she films herself. Which is just so honestly inspiring that we enjoy joining her and recognising ourselves in parts. But before we get there, let’s ask her about how it felt taking her career from PR-woman to yoga-blogger to life coach and YouTube novice. So let’s get down to the nitty-shitty – sorry, gritty!

Name: Franziska Schulze
Age: 33
Home: Berlin Mitte
Profession: Life coach, author, inspirational speaker, YouTube-novice
Shoe size: 40
Favourite place: Berlin, Bali, Los Angeles



What is the first thing you in the mornings after getting up?
What I do before getting up is actually much more interesting. I always listen to my thought-machine as it slowly gets going and to what is starts producing. That way, I can immediately read how I’m feeling.

What should everyone have done once in their life?
Make a wrong decision in order to realise that there is no right and wrong.

Is there anything that you regret?
I have been wide of the mark many times in my life, tried things that didn’t feel good, hurt people, judged them and wronged them and then went on to learn what responsibility, forgiveness, love and the good life feel like. That’s why I can’t really regret anything.

What inspires you?
People and music. I met a pretty hot guy at a party recently who just slapped out such a profound piece of wisdom that I am now writing an article about it. It’s about how we have to feel really miserable before we change something. Music inspires me in a similar way. I’m currently playing the album „Muttersprache“ by Sarah Connor up and down, even if it might be uncool. Just because there is so much life and wisdom in the lyrics.

What are you no good at?
Technology and design! My new website was made by wonderful men who have no idea what I do, but put it all together with their pretty fonts, programming tricks and design. That’s what I call a fair division of work!
Where is humanity going? Are we on a good way?
We always are, because evolution has no opinion. Good and bad are just something we humans need because we need to feel friction. And from this friction comes progress.

Dog or cat?
Panther. Who is a dog – my dog.

Why is hate good?
Only those who can hate, can love. Imagine trying to find out how love feels if you couldn’t feel any other feelings. I think the universe was doing us a favour when it created polarity.

The wisest advice you can give?
Sit in the shit! Shit is there to turn it into gold.

With which celebrity (dead or alive) would you like to practise yoga?
Florence Welch from Florence and the Machine. I adore that woman. I bet her yoga outfit would be out of this world.

What would you cook for us if we came to visit you at home?
I would invite you for coffee and cake. Home-made, of course.

What would you do if you weren’t afraid of anything?
Good question! I have come to the conclusion that I am grateful for my fear, because otherwise, I wouldn’t have the time to enjoy what I have just dared to do with

When was the last time you tried something new and what was it?
On the day went live, I didn’t work and just chilled in the sun. It was the first time I started a new job with a day off.

Which question should we have asked?
You should have asked me about the meaning of life. But maybe I’ll have the chance to answer that later.

Last words:

Photo: Nancy Becher

Kategorien: People | Autor: | Datum: 31. August 2016 | Tags: , , , Keine Kommentare

Erik Spiekermann

Erik Spiekermann

The 2 Minute-Interview

Erik Spiekermann is not a man of many words. So the fact, that he has taken time to put some of his thoughts into words for us, makes a little proud. Erik Spiekermann is a designer, typographer, type designer, author and nothing less than a legend. (Although Erik himself probably wouldn’t agree with that term…) His creative work is second to none and has influenced legions of designers for many years. Together with two partners he founded MetaDesign in 1979 – still one of the most prestigious brand agencies to this day. Many of the fonts designed by Erik have become modern classics, above all FF Meta and ITC Officina. So, what do you ask someone to whom typography is language made visible? Keeping things more personal, we asked him about such things as culinary skills, fears, self-given advice etc. Thank you, Erik. For each and every single letter.


Name: Erik Spiekermann
Age: 68
City: Berlin
Job: Designer
Shoe size: 43
Favourite font: Block.
Contact: Yes.


What is good design?
Good design serves both the recipient and sender and has an aesthetic added value.


Which idea would you have enjoyed having yourself?
Inventing type.


What is the most important invention of mankind?


What wallpaper is currently on your desktop?
The colour Grey.


Which moment changed everything?
The Invention of type. And my birthday changed everything for me.


What can’t you do at all?
Play the piano.


How important is success to you?
It depends on what it’s measured.


What advice would you give your teenage-self today?
Start saving money as soon as possible, or you won’t get a pension. (Because I don’t get a pension.)



What quality do you appreciate in people?


Which album, book, and film should everyone have heard, read and seen?
As many as possible.


Which piece of art would you like to call your own?
Malevich’s Black Square.


What would you cook for us if we visited you at home?
I would bake a cake.


What are you afraid of?
Stupidity. It is what causes most wars.


When did you last try something new and what was it?
Today, I ate lebkuchen I made myself. (6.12.)


What should no one know about you?
That I can’t play the piano.


Which question should we have asked?
Is there life before death?


Last Words:
Everything will fall into place.


Kategorien: People | Autor: | Datum: 17. Dezember 2015 | Tags: , , , , , Keine Kommentare