The 2 Minute Interview
“Timmi” aka Tim Seiffert has friends. And they have friends, too. Friends of friends, so to speak. Freunde von Freunden is the name of the project Tim started a few years ago, together with his friends(!) and fellow campaigners Frede and Torsten. The idea: portrait real people surrounding them in their real homes, tell real stories about them to inspire other people. “Their surroundings” have grown a little – Freunde von Freunde is a global creative network with teams in more than 90 cities, a very own event space in Berlin-Mitte, two published books – which shouldn’t miss in any hip household from here to anywhere – and a whole bunch of smart concepts. FvF is a creative, exciting and very dynamic network that is constantly moving and evolving. We openly asked the glorious trio’s marketing whiz all sorts of things, forced him to move and raided his fridge. Tim, thank you very much. You are officially invited to come visit us.
Name: Tim Seifert
|What is your place like?
Not particularly unusual. I moved to Mitte about 6 years ago and nothing has changed since then. I’ll take interior design more seriously the next time I move.
Are you good at keeping home and work separate?
What’s the nicest apartment you’ve ever been to?
How do you get to have so many interesting and creative friends with nice apartments?
You HAVE to move. Where to?
In future, what will you do less?
What are your three fridge-essentials?
How would your parents describe you?
What would you never do for money?
Which personality would you like to visit at home?
Would you like to say hello to anyone?
What are you afraid of?
What would you cook for us if we visited you at home?
Something you absolutely must do before you die?
What should no one know about you?
Which question should we have asked?
Oh come ye faithful!
This year, we’ve been put to the test well and truly concerning our inclination and capability of giving and doing good. And rightly so. The spirit of giving continues as the wonderful season of Christmas markets begins. During the festive season, Berlin is full of creative markets offering far more than mulled wine: find handmade pieces at Haubentauscher, knickknacks at Klunkerkranich (the city’s highest market), admirables at the Apartment of Freunde von Freunden or beer at Birgit’s to name just a few of our favourites. And it’s not all about the eating and drinking: test your curling skills at Haubentaucher or take part in the workshop for floral arrangements organized by Freunde von Freunden on December 5th. Who knows, maybe you can even do some Christmas shopping while you’re browsing all these lovely markets featuring unusual and dazzling high-quality handmade products, a cosy atmosphere and plenty of live music with concerts, DJs and Berlin’s Kneipenchor (bar choir).
Weihnachtsmarkt Friedrichshain im Haubentaucher | Thur&Fri 3–10pm, Sat&Sun 12pm – midnight | Weihnachtsmarkt im Klunkerkranich | Sat&Sun from 12 pm til late | Freunde von Freunden Christmas Pop Up Store | Sat 12–8pm Uhr | Birgit’s Insel-Weihnachtsmarkt | Thur&Fri from 4pm, Sat&Sun from 2pm