Conny Schulze


Conny Schulze

The 2 Minute Interview

Conny Schulze is a TV Journalist, author and together with her husband Thomas she runs the May am Ufer located in Neukölln. She works long hours at the bar, keeps the whole place going and comes up with exciting projects. Her latest coup is called Social Cuisine – a start-up focused on the integration of refugees and helping them build a economic base for their future life in Germany. We like! This Saturday and just on time for World Refugee Day, she’s organizing a cooking event with the fantastic Mughal-cuisne chef Tajuddin Shaikh. We’re not quite sure how to pronounce all of that, but we do know that it’s going to be super scrumptious. So don’t miss it!


Name: Conny Schulze
Age: 52
Location: Berlin
Occupation: Journalist, author and owner of May am Ufer
Shoe size: 38
Favorite food: Linguine with green beans or potatoes with homemade pesto

Tell us your favourite magical place!
Felstentor on Mount Rigi at Lake Lucerne.


Where are you from? I was born in Bremen and grew up on a barge. I’ve loved water ever since.


Do you have an idol? I don’t really think much of having an idol and trying to be just like it. I’m glad when other people’s ideas inspire me or enable me to have a different point of view on things. Basically I admire all people who like changing their perspectives every now and then.


Which problem would you like to solve? Social inequality. The refugee policy in Germany and Europe really bugs me. Especially the general overextension and people’s idleness to do something about it. Everybody can do something to help people to make their life easier in a foreign country and to relieve others of their fear of the unknown.


What can you not get enough of? Inspiration.


What forbidden thing would you like to do? Living in a city like Berlin, where everybody crosses the street at a red light, I find life so stimulating and exciting that I don’t stop to think about doing anything illegal. But if I could make a change for the better, I would try to get my hands on some secret information and blare it out to the world.


When did you realize that your were all grown up? When I started being less concerned about what will happen to me tomorrow.


Which piece of art would you like possess? Till Warwas’ picture of clouds. It’s in our restaurant as a loan. At the moment…


Tell us a joke! A frog in a wheelchair comes into a French restaurant and asks: Does is taste good? (oops! editor’s note.)


With which famous person would you like to have coffee? I’d like to have some tea with Paramahamsa Yogananda, the author of „Autobiography of a Yogi“.


If we came to visit you, what would you cook for us? My husband does the cooking.


What are you afraid of? Violence.


What were you recently moved by? By the story of an Ethiopian woman who arrived in Germany after a terrible odysee and is now to be deported.

Which question should we have asked? What would your husband cook for dinner-guests?


Last Words:

Kategorien: People | Autor: | Datum: 19. Juni 2015 | Tags: , , , , Keine Kommentare

Matze and Pierre


Matze & Pierre

The 2 Minute Interview

It all started just about almost exactly 5 years ago. The two friends Matze – bass player with Virgina Jetzt! at that time – and Pierre, who was booking and promoting his way through Berlin clubs, started to organize parties together. At some point, they decided to turn a fun idea into something really delightful. Ever since that day – along with their co-writers –, they’ve been recommending one delightful Berlin experience a day (Hamburg has also been benefiting from this service since 2014) and writing about things they encounter in their everyday life. The two of them still enjoy organizing their own delightful events such as „The City’s Top 100 Good-Looking DJs“. We asked them all about their favourite things, childhood memories and secret heroes. We somehow had a hunch that the words MacGyver, Hasselhoff and head injury would be mentioned… and because just about almost 5 years is as good a reason as a any to have a party, there’ll be a big birthday bash going down tomorrow at the Volksbühne at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. Come join Matze and Pierre and the 21 best-looking singers in town! Oh, what a delight it will be! We give away 1×2 tickets. Just send a mail with ‚MY PLEASURE‘ to


Name: Matze Hielscher / Pierre Türkowsky
Age: 35 / 35
Location: Berlin Prenzlauer Berg / dito
Occupation: Matze / PR hotshot & night owl
Shoesize: 46 / 44
Favourite Delight: reading in the bathtub / my kid and my job
Contact: / Strassburger Str. 40 at Mit Vergnügen




How did you celebrate your last birthday?
M: At a bar in Prenzlauer Berg. I’m afraid I forgot what it is called.
P: As always, it was big party in a club with lots of people. My birthday party series called Pierreversion has taken place ten times already.


Do you prefer to be the host or a guest?
M: Once you’ve been a host, it’s hard being „just“ a guest.
P: I used to organize a lot of events and parties, but now that I’m getting older I prefer being a guest. ;)


Friends of yours are in town for the first and last time ever. Where do you take them?
M: We go for a stroll in Mitte, have a shandy at Clärchen’s Ballhaus, get ice cream at Cuore di Vitro and have supper with our friend David.
P: Fernsehturm and Berghain.


What’s your earliest childhood memory?
M: Riding my tricycle in my grandparents yard.
P: A head injury during the World Cup final in the 80s. (I must have been two years old.)


Which legendary party would you like to have organized?
M: Truman Capotes „Black and White Party“ in 1966.
P: Burning Man


What does „happiness“ mean to you?
M: Being able to say no.
P: Being able to do what I want – and that almost non-stop.


If you had the chance, what would be the first thing you’d change about Berlin?
M: Bicycle paths, a lot more bicycle paths …
P: Nothing really, except get rid of the last of the Nazis.


Do you know a poem by heart?
M: Of course.
P: Good! The sorcerer,
my old master left me here alone today!
Now his spirits, for a change,
my own wishes shall obey!
Having memorized
what to say and do,
with my powers of will I can
do some witching, too!


(I used to know it up to verse 6 because I drilled myself again and again…)

What doesn’t give you any pleasure at all?
M: Belege sammeln. Collecting receipts.
P: Not being able to do what I want.


Which book, movie and album should everyone read, see and listen to?
M: You should read Jonathan Safran Foer’s „Extremely loud und incredibly close“, listen to the new Blur album and „Birdman“ is just a blast to watch.
P: Read High Fidelity, watch Fight Club und listen to Sylvan Esso!


Your childhood hero?
M: David Hasselhoff
P: MacGyver


Who is the most attractive singer in town?
M: Romano is pretty good-looking…
P: Marteria & Chefket


While we are at it: If you could listen to only one more song for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
M: Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode.
P: Coffee by Sylvan Esso


Do you want say hello to anyone?
M: I grew up in a little town – I always want to say hello to someone.
P: My son, Eddie, and my parents.


Which celebrity (dead or alive) would you like to go out with for a drink?
M: I’d like to have a few drinks with Damon Albarn.
P: Tarantino.


If we came to visit you, what would you cook for us?
M: I’m afraid it’ll just be some pasta with tomato sauce again.
P: Boiled potatoes, spinach and a fried egg. ;)


What are you afraid of?
M: Surveillance.
P: Getting old.


What should no one know about you?
M: That I’m not really called Matze.
P: How angry I can get!


Which question should we have asked?
M: When are we going to meet for lunch?
P: Who’s the ugliest singer in town?


Last Words:
M: See you!
P: #wegenparty


Foto: Pablo Lütkenhaus


Kategorien: People | Autor: | Datum: 13. Mai 2015 | Tags: , , , Keine Kommentare

Lara Maria Gräfen


Lara Maria Gräfen

The 2 Minute Interview

Lara Maria Gräfen has been living in sin with Berlin for six years and now it’s getting serious. Surreptitously and on the quiet she’s been establishing her own little empire: her fantastic music-model-lifestyle-blog envie, her very own ample supply of gin and her recently released EP Sein und Haben (To Be and To Have). A true allrounder! Find out more about Lara and enjoy her answers to following questions, stop by and catch her vocal debut at Prince Charles this Saturday. Want dessert first? We’re giving away a pair of two tickets, so send an email to Subject and solution: The city Lara mentions in her answer about her song for eternity.

Name: Lara Maria Gräfen
Age: 26
Location: Berlin
Occupation: Singer & Social Media Manager
Shoe size: 38
Favourite designers: Augustin Teboul & Herr von Eden


Your allowed to keep one single piece of clothing from your wardrobe. Which would it be?
My Alexander Wang cut-out dress I bought in New York two years ago. You can get away with pretty much everything wearing that dress. ;-) 

Whose mind would you like to read?
My own.


Your song for eternity?
Jacques Brel – Amsterdam


What’s your cure for stage fright?
Exploring the exact limit where the gin helps before it starts ruining the songs.

What do you spend too much money on?
90% of my money is most likely spent on good food and even better gin. I can never have enough of a good thing.


What’s the first thing you’d do, if you were invisible?
I’d stand in front of a mirror and sing my song „Spiegelbild“ (reflexion).


Who do you phone most often?
My mother, of course. As it should be.


You never leave the house without…?
Never without an outfit that is suitable for all unreasonale demands of daily life, never without my curiosity for all the quirks of Berlin city life, never without enjoying everything summer has to offer, never without hating everything about winter, never without listening for a new melody that might be hiding in a back alley, never without a certain fear that is hard to describe and never without a smile on my face, hiding everything I just said.

You will be reborn as what?
As Countess Maria Lara. 

With whom would you like to sing a duet?

Amy Winehouse would have definitely been my number one. Of all the German-writing ones still alive, I’d choose Clueso.


What do butterflies have in their tummies when they are in love?
Why does this question make me think of matryoschka dolls?


If we came to visit, what would would you cook for us?
A whole lot. Definitely pasta with caramelized walnuts, blue cheese and rocket.


What are you afraid of?
That all of this will be over someday.


When did you last try something new and what was it?

According to my family, I pretty much try leading a completely new life every day. After all, that’s what life is for.


What should no one know about you?

That I have a weakness for people wanting to find out my secrets…


Which question should we have asked?
That should have been the first question. I would have submitted a catalog of questions similar to yours only then to realize that it might have been a better idea not to suck up to the interviewer before the last question.


Last Words:
To be and to have.


Photo: Sasha Kharchenko


Kategorien: People | Autor: | Datum: 22. April 2015 | Tags: , , , , Keine Kommentare

Julian Riedelsheimer


Julian Riedelsheimer

The 2 Minute Interview

Julian Riedelsheimer ist Co-Founder & Geschäftsführer von 99chairs, einer ziemlich pfiffigen Plattform für kinderleichte und maßgeschneiderte Inneneinrichtung. Die Idee: anmelden, individuelles Designkonzept von einem Inneneinrichter erstellen lassen und die ausgesuchten Möbel ohne Aufpreis nach Hause bestellen. Klingt genial? Ist es. Dazu muss man wissen, dass Julians Eltern ihn dazu verdonnerten bis zum 19. Lebensjahr mit seinem Kindermobiliar vorlieb zu nehmen. Folgerichtig ist dann wohl das richtige Wort an dieser Stelle. Ob er aus der Zukunft noch weitere Startuplösungen mitbringt oder sich lieber mit Jesus in philosophische Diskussionen über wässriges und französisches Essen versteigt bleibt offen.


Name: Julian Riedelsheimer
Alter: 26
Wohnort: Berlin, Mitte
Beruf: Geschäftsführer bei 99chairs
Schuhgröße: 41
Lieblingsmöbel: Mein selbst-designter Esstisch und der Kleiderschrank von Patrick Kerti aus Kreuzberg


What does your home look like? Top floor with a glass front, minimalist, industrial, Scandinavian and yet cozy. 

Is it exactly how you wanted it or did it just evolve that way over the years? Just as it should be, I had a professional interior designer plan it for free. ;) We have all our job applicants design our apartments for us, too. The results are quite impressive.


Which start-up would you like to have started? Not would have ­– I already did. 99chairs.


Floor boards or parquet flooring? Parquet flooring. Decorated with marks from my girlfriend’s high heels.


What piece of furniture are you embarrassed about? None in my apartment. But I used to be really embarrassed about my room at home. Most of my friends got new furniture when they were about 14. I didn’t. I was stuck with my children’s room until I was 19.


Share a magical place with us! The enchanted forest at the Fusion festival.


Which piece of art would you like to own? A park.


The most beautiful apartment you’ve ever seen? Hmm, hard to say. But the most beautiful apartment I’ve ever stayed in was a gorgeous airbnb loft in Lisbon on a short break with my girlfriend.


Where do you feel at home?


Do have any quirks or strange passions for collecting things? Apps. I install tons of different apps on my iPhone just to see what they’re like.


If you had the chance to use a time machine, what year would you choose? The year 3000. I’d copy all the technology and bring it back to 2015, become immortal and take over the world.


Please finish the sentence:  I got 99 problems, but…
…a chair ain’t one. 

Which book, film and record should everyone have read, seen and listened to?
Books: „Predictably Irrational“ and „Thinking, Fast and Slow“
Films: Four Lions. And The Notebook – such a nice film ;)
Records: I’ve never had any records, I’m more the digital type. This is what I’m currently listening to:…


Which famous personality (dead or alive) would you like to have drinks with? Elon Musk and ask him about his next awesome idea. Oh, and Jesus, of course. To find find out how he actually turned water into wine.


What’s your favourite joke?
A couple is having sex. She starts moaning.“Come on, give it to me, baby. Tell me dirty things.“ ­– „Kitchen, bathroom, living room.“


If we came to visit, what would you cook for us?
Starter: Escargots à la Bourguignonne
Main course: Coq au vin
Dessert: Soufflé au chocolat


What are you afraid of? Getting old and senile.


What superpower would you like to have? A Saiyan’s. (hmm, we’ll have to google that, editor’s note)


What should no one know about you? I’m starting to get a receding hairline.


Which question should we have asked? How can I get to know you?


The Last Word: Just drop me a line, I like meeting new people. Let’s have lunch, coffee, dinner… :)


Kategorien: People | Autor: | Datum: 15. April 2015 | Tags: , , , , , Keine Kommentare

Sascha and Tobias


Sascha & Tobias

The 2 Minute Interview

Sascha and Tobias are Vater & Sohn. No, not as in father and son, but as in the heart and soul of the store Vater & Sohn in Hamburg Elmsbüttel, the only true gentleman’s shop. We met the two splendid gentlemen and sussed them out about all sorts of guy stuff: fashion faux pas, the meaning of life, movies that make you cry, penguins and lucky charms. The bottom line is that the two not only look like they just popped straight out of the latest Heritage Post issue, but they’re witty, honest, charming and super-duper nice, too. Are we allowed to say that? A manly man can. To all those sissies out there: this is how it’s done.


Name: Sascha Kampmeyer / Tobias Pflug
Age: 38 / 39
Location: Hamburg / Hamburg
Occupation: Salesman / selfemployed
Shoesize: 45 / 43
Favourite manly thing: knives / lighting a fire


What car do you drive?
S: An old Mercedes C Class Estate – our dogmobile.
T: An old Mercedes Estate.


Which film always makes you cry?
S: Oh, it’s already getting embarrassing with the second question! Well, I can only think of one film from my childhood: The Fox and the Hound!
T: The Cannonball Run – all those beatiful cars…


What is your earliest childhood memory?
S: I think I was two years old, wearing lederhosen and fell off a swing.
T: Riding through the garden full throttle on an orange and green tractor.What

would you like to pass on to your children?
S: Respect, decency and broad-mindedness. Everything else you can buy.
T: Confidence and happiness.

What is your most valued posession?
S: Wow, that’s a hard one! Well, if we’re talking about real value, then I’d say my appartement. But if we’re talking about what is most valuable to me, then I’d say my wife! But I don’t own her – so it would have to be my wedding ring, as it symbolizes us together.
T: I have a certain passion for collecting things and have lots of beautiful old things surrounding me. But value always is in the eye of the beholder. By the way: I have a ’62 Willys Station Wagon on offer! Interested?


Your worst fashion faux pas?
S: Ever? Most certainly a knitted cable jumper with elbow patches!
T: 1989 I wore glasses with red plastic frames…


What is the most important invention of mankind?
S: I could name a thousand really cool things like car engines, airplanes etc. But at the end of the day, it all comes down to this: the internet.
T: The matchstick.


If you met yourself as an 18 year-old, which piece of advice would you give yourself?
S: Take that knitted sweater off!
T: …and don’t dawdle!


Do you have a lucky charm?
S: I have two very important lucky charms on my key chain. Both are from my wife and accompany me everywhere.
T: No.


What is the meaning of life?
S: Cheesy part two…Honestly? To be happy, whatever that means for each individual. For me it is to live freely and to feel it.
T: Well, you really want to know… Life is the meaning.

Who do you admire?
S: Anyone who lives their dream! In everyday life people like my business partner and friend Tobias, who is bringing up three children with his wife and is truly living the adventure of family life. Or musicians and artists that were important for my development – like Morrissey and The Smiths!
T: I solely admire my wife! She copes with me and gave birth to our lovely three children!Which artist (dead or alive) would you like to interview in the backseat of your car?
S: Slayer’s Jeff Hannemann
T: Oh, I wouldn’t mind driving through Hamburg in an old car and having a chat with Jan Fedder.A penguin wearing a Stetson Stratoliner comes in the shop and says:
S: Gosh darn it! This shop is even nicer than I thought! I’m just passing through and I need a new pair of jeans!
T: Can I get the TalonMade braided hatbands here?If we came to visit you, what would you cook for us?
S: Currently, I’d definitely make something vegetarian. I’m thinking couscous, dal and parsley salad. But if you’d prefer something with meat, I’d make roulades just like my grandmother used to.
T: Pulled Pork, cooked on a grill for 10 hours. Served in a bun with homemade coleslaw… Delicious!!


What are you afraid of?
S: To be seperated from my wife and my dogs. And I’m definitely afraid of rats!
T: I’m not too keen on heights…


When did you last try something new and what was it?
S: Two days ago, I cut my own hair. That was new for me and quite liberating!
T: Cooking a shoulder of pork on a grill for 10 hours and then making pulled pork burgers…! Sublime!


What should no one know about you?
S: That I support FC Bayern!
T: I’m an open book…


Which question should we have asked?
S: Doesn’t that hurt?
T: Petrol or diesel?


The last words:
S: Something I finally get to have!
T: …have not yet been spoken!

Kategorien: People | Autor: | Datum: 08. April 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , Keine Kommentare

Tina Gerstung


Tina Gerstung


The 2 Minute Interview

Tina Gerstung, née Haderlein, has counted exactly 1000 freckles in her face, is in a good mood most of the time, is madly in love with Berlin and since August 2012, she has been working as editor in chief for the Berlin based online city portal (which is now also featuring one of our muxmäuschenwild recommendations once a month). Her life on the go is about to change: as of today, Tina is on maternity leave. From now on, she’ll „just“ be a mommy and housewife. And that in Prenzlauer Berg, too, as she commends ironically. Well, at least she’ll have plenty of time to bake cheesecake, write her next berlin travel guide and read all parts of  „Fifty Shades of Grey“ books yet to come. Oh the life of a housewife… P.S. Girl or boy?


Name: Tina Gerstung
Age: 32
Location: Berlin
Occupation: editor in chief at, on maternity leave as of April
Shoe Size: 36
Favourite neighbourhood: Teutoburger Platz



What is the German noun gender for Kiez?  Kiez is masculine, no question. Just like to me, the event is neuter and the blog is masculine.


Where exactly do you live? In the almost picturesque Choriner Straße.


Do you sometimes catch yourself confirming a classic pregnancy cliché such as food cravings? I’ve had surprisingly few food cravings so far – although I’m already nine months pregnant now. But there definitely has been the occasional I-NEED-A-BURGER-RIGHT-NOW moment.


What is the current wallpaper on your phone?
 Kind of cheesy – a picture from our honeymoon on the gorgeous Maldive Island of Kanahura.


What are your three favourite shops? Uh, only three? Well, then it’s Ting for home accessories and gifts with a Nordic touch, my favourite Italian restaurant Trattoria Toscana for gnocchi with goat’s cheese and the Ruhepool for relaxing massages. And definitely the Du Bonheur for macarons.


What will you be missing soon? Shop openings and other fun parties in the evening.


What hair colours have you had so far? Er, blond, strawberry blond, dark blond – so basically: blond.


What superpowers do you have at night?  I can give birth without pain. (Surely, Tina will be teaching autosuggestion classes soon, editor’s note.)


What are you really good at?  Baking cheesecake.


What’s the best way to twist you around one’s little finger? Macarons, doing housework, pretty flowers.


What do you do when you can’t sleep? I get up, sit down in the living room with my nursing pillow and read.


When did you last do something that was completely selfless? Today, I helped an elderly and confused lady get on and off the tram.


What are you afraid of? Loved ones dying.


If we came to visit you, what would you cook for us? Something quick, a ginger carrot soup, maybe.


What would you change if you had the power to do so? The current state of the world.


What should no one know about you? That I’ve read the complete “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy.


Which question should we have asked?

  Is it going to be a boy or a girl? I’ve hardly heard that question at all, lately :) I don´t even know the answer to that question myself.


Last words: Something I always like to have.


Photo: Sebastian Matthias Weißbach


Kategorien: People | Autor: | Datum: 01. April 2015 | Tags: , , , , Keine Kommentare

Nikias Hofmann


Nikias Hofmann

The 2 Minute Interview

Nikias Hofmann is a DJ and knows the Munich party scene like no one else. Together with his comrades, he runs the HEART, one of the most dashing spots in the Bavarian capital. As a child he wanted to be a bass player but settled for turntables instead. Thank God – we would be missing out on so much otherwise! Apparently, he has no secrets to keep, so we just asked him everything. He told us about his cure for a killer hangover (coke and chocolate – really?!), his superhero powers and his favourite four-letter words. Conclusion: cool name, cool kid.


Name: Nikias Claudio Enrique Hofmann
Age: 37
Location: München
Occupation: Amusement
Shoe size: 43
Favourite Drink: Espressotini


Red or blue? Definitly blue! Must be because of my job.


Where do you go out clubbing? To our pivate club, the Circle Of Trust.


What does Munich have to offer exclusively? Well, the Oktoberfest and the football club FC Bayern are quite dominant, but if you can block that out there is quite a lot: the Eisbach (part of the river Isar) and the Privatklub, for example.


You have friends visiting for 24 hours, where do you take them? To places where you really have time for each other – parks, the mountains, lakes. Always enjoying great food and even better drinks. And then we’d go dancing.


What did you want to become as a child? I thought bass players were awesome. I wanted to be one, too.


What have you been trying to accomplish for a while but just can`t seem to finish? My second mix tape. Since 2004! But it will be out really soon, I keep telling myself everyday. ;-)


If you could go back in time to change something, what would it be? I think it’s important to be at peace with one’s own faults and personal failures. Life doesn’t work without the mistakes we make. Therefore, I never regret and try to make every day a little better. So I’d really prefer time to pass more slowly, to get more out of it…


What are your three favourite curse words? They’re very ordinary. Shit – fuck – shit etc.


How do get over a hangover? You should really get to like it and and as the years go by, it will become like a good friend that simply is a part of you. Coke and chocolate always helps though, too.


Another word for synonym? One word? Meaningsibling?


Which celebrity would you like to go out for a drink with?
 Oscar Wilde


If we came to visit you, what would you cook for us? Tournedos Rossini – great dish, great cook, great person.


What are you afraid of? I only worry about my family and friends.


Which superpower would you like to have? The power to fly!


What would you change, if you had the power to do so? Oh, there is so much to be done. Nowadays, there are far too many rules and regulations for my liking. Our rights of freedom are limited on the pretext of reason. That’s the first thing I would change. But as I said, there is so much to be done…


What should no one know about you? I think it’s too late for secrets for me.


Which question should we have asked?

 Why everything that causes attention doesn’t nessecesarily have to be respected.


Last words: There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in!

Kategorien: People | Autor: | Datum: 25. März 2015 | Tags: , , , Keine Kommentare

Johannes Strate



Johannes Strate

The 2 Minute Interview

Johannes is part of the band Revolverheld (German for gunslinger), which has been writing pop-rock with German lyrics long before there even was pop-rock with German lyrics – so, practically forever. We’ve really grown fond of him ever since his witty, empathetic and very likeable appearance on The Voice Kids. Go Team Johannes! It was his birthday yesterday and you’re all invited to the party. Johannes‘ project FEELS LIKE HOME – the little concert slash reading slash lets-have-a-good-time series – is coming to Knust Hamburg today and to Heimathafen Berlin this tomorrow. FEELS LIKE HOME is a charity event, which gives international singer-songwriters the chance to perform in front of a German audience for the first time. On stage this time around: Alex Dezen (Damnwells) from N.Y., Daniel Martin Moore from Kentucky, Luke Sital-Singh from London and author Nils Straatmann, also known as poetry slamming Bleu Broode. We’re giving away three sets of two tickets for the Berlin show. Send an email with the subject ‚ICH FÜHL MICH HEUT SO HEIMATVERBUNDEN‘ to and maybe you’ll be able to congratulate Johannes in person.


Name: Johannes Strate
Age: 35
Location: Hamburg
Occupation: Singer, Guitarist
Shoe size: 43
Favourite gunslinger: Lucky Luke

What does it smell like in the tour bus? Disgusting. 15 guys cramped in one bus – it doesn’t take long for that to start smelling bad.Feels like Home – where do you feel at home? I adapt rather quickly. However, I do feel most at home whenever I’m near friends and family.What is the current wallpaper on your phone? My son. As has been for the last two years now. Probably like all young dads.


On an island with your ipod and three songs. Which ones? 
Pearl Jam – Jeremy, The Tallest Man on Earth – A thousand ways, Counting Crows – Mr. Jones


A moment you’ll never forget? The birth of my son. And performing at Rock am Ring with my band.


Which poster used to hang over your bed? In the 80‘s it was a-ha frontman Morten Harket. He had such beautiful hair. ;-) Later on, it was Pearl Jam.


If you had to choose: deaf or mute? Mute.


One book, one film, one album everybody should read, see and listen to? The Kite Runner, Pearl Jam’s Ten, Cest l’a vie or Grand Budapest Hotel.


What is the most important invention of mankind? 


Who do you admire? 


Would you rather fight a duck as big as a horse or hundred horses as big as ducks?

A hundred mini-horses – I would sweep them away with a hockey stick. And why are they attacking me anyway, what did I do to them?! It’s not my fault that they’re so small.


Which celebrity would you like to go out for a drink with? Eddie Vedder!!! Desperately. It’s really important. Please make that happen fast! ;-)


What do butterflies have in their tummies when they’re in love? 
 They’d probably have a hard time fighting all that acid.


Anyone you’d like to say hello to?  Yes! Hello, Mr Henn. Thank you for teaching me such good French in school. That really came in handy last week in Paris.


If we came to visit you, what would you cook for us? Stuffed plaice with wasabi mashed potatoes. Sounds yummy? It is!


What would you change, if you had the power to do so? 
Everything. Reset to zero. Get rid of humanity. Let’s start over – the first attempt was crap.


What are you afraid of? Humanity.


What have you always wanted to get off your chest? There is no such thing as Indie.


When did you last try something new and what was it? Playing bass on live television last year.


Which question should we have asked?
Definitely not that one. Almost everybody asks that at the end. Maybe something along the lines of this: What do you think about the current development at Werder Bremen? My answer would have been: I am very pleased. Finally, my club knows how to play football again. Please keep it up!


Last words: 
Come see FEELS LIKE HOME. You’d be a fool to miss all the amazing artists!!!


Photo: Felix Krüger


Kategorien: People | Autor: | Datum: 18. März 2015 | Tags: , , , Keine Kommentare

One Pink Elephant

One Pink Elephant

Yoga teachers Heather Donaldson aka Daisy and Martin Riede, also known as Flippo, are from Ansbach, Bavaria. Being the “kiez-potatoes” that we are, we probably never would have heard of them, if they weren’t just about to launch their first cookbook and we hadn’t been able to get a sneak peek at it (past perfect + future subjunctive?!). Flippo and Daisy have known each other for years and have a similar story: loads of work, complete exhaustion, yoga as a lifeline, a professional reboot. Being convinced that a healthy diet contributes just as much to the harmony of body and spirit as exercises on the mat, they founded a yoga school and started a catering business at the same time. Pink Elephant Cooking prepares vegan, sugarfree, soyfree, sometimes raw but always freestyle meals enriched with superfoods for yogis (and non-yogis, of course) around the world. Apart from best quality produce – regional whenever possible and mostly organic –, love and enthusiasm are the main ingredients for their cuisine. It’s not unusual to find Daisy and Flippo singing aloud and moonwalking on the kitchen tiles that mean the world. But what’s most important: Pink Elephant food doesn’t only make you fit and happy, it actually fills your belly, too. And let’s be honest: that isn’t always the case with vegan or raw food, is it? Prior to the official release, we are giving away two copies of their cookbook. Send an email with the subject “THINK PINK” to and keep yoging!

Pink Elephant Cooking – Vegane Rezepte und Yogi-Weisheiten | 19,99€ | released on March 23, 2015 |



Kategorien: Products | Autor: | Datum: 18. März 2015 | Tags: , , , Keine Kommentare

Ettina Berrios Negrón


Ettina Berrios Negrón

The 2 Minute Interview


Ettina is a fashion designer and founder of the fabulous label Thone Negrón. If you have a red carpet event coming up soon or are looking for THE perfect dress for THAT perfect occasion you should definitely check out the website or better yet: stop by the store at Linienstaße 71. In case you’d like to meet Ettina there in person, you should hurry: In just a couple of weeks Ettina will be exchanging silk fabrics and her sewing machine for changing table and nappies. If it’s a girl there might be a girl’s fashion line in ultramarine and yellow soon, too. And if it’s a boy? We think Hans would be a great name.


Name: Ettina Berrios Negrón
Age: 35
Location: Berlin
Occasion: fashion designer
Shoe size: 42
Favourite piece of clothing: dressing gown


What would you rather design, a nun´s habit or spacesuit for NASA?
 A nun‘s habit, of course.


Why? Well, it’s pretty simple: I design clothes for women.


What was your ultimate fashion faux pas? A red merino jacket that I wore out till it had so many holes in it that people started asking whether it was by Margiela.


Black and white or colour? 
Ultramarine and yellow.


Who would you like to dress? 
Cate Blanchett and FKA Twigs.


What is your sign? 


You will be reborn as what? As a swallow in the Mediterranean, preferably in Greece.


What are you really not good at? Tidying up and hurrying up.


Who do you admire? 
Single parents.


What costs you a great effort? Preparing the quarterly statements for the tax.


What would you be called if you were a boy? 


Who or what changed your view of the world forever? 
Erich Fromm and Fritz Riemann.


Would you rather fight a duck as big as a horse or hundred horses as big as ducks? 
A duck as big as a horse.


If we came to visit you, what would you cook for us? 
 Christophe’s tomato tart with salad.


What are you afraid of? Flies, insect larvae and extremists.


When did you last try something new and what was it? 
Pregnancy – eight months ago.


What should no one know about you? I’m actually really lazy and pick my nose when driving.


Which question should we have asked? What is your favourite band?


Last words: 

The knife.

Kategorien: People | Autor: | Datum: 11. März 2015 | Tags: , , , , , Keine Kommentare