Susann&Nora (Edition F)


Edition F

Susann&Nora from Edition F

The 2 minutes-Interview

Right back at ‘cha! A few weeks ago Julia was interviewed for EDITION F, currently the most important and successful female media platform in Germany. We simply turned the tables and asked the founders Susann and Nora a couple of rather frank questions. Find about their last words, their take on inspiration, fate and different perspectives. P.S. What was that about the end of the world? And what have Beyoncé, Helmut Schmidt, Goethe and the Dalai Lama have to do with it all? Presumably nothing. Presumably… #43


Name: Susann Hoffmann / Nora-Vanessa Wohlert
Age: 33 / 30
City: Berlin
Job: Founder & girl Friday / Founder
Shoe size: 39 / 39
Favourite cliché: Feminism. A cliché I like to live up to.
Contact: EDITION F / @NoraVanessa on Twitter and Instagram

What do you do first thing in the morning?
Susann: I’m trying to break the habit of checking my phone as soon as I wake up.
Nora:  Unfortunately – and this really is a terrible habit – I reach for my phone first. Check emails, appointments, Facebook. Read what’s going on in the world and find out what could be important for EDITION F or for me personally. Then I put on some music and start the day. Somehow I find my morning shower more relaxing, if I know what the day has in store for me.


What’s the main difference between men and women?
Susann: The perspective.
Nora: Women talk more openly about mistakes. Men usually don’t do that until you get to them better.


Who is your role model?
Susann: I admire different things in different people.
Nora: I couldn’t name just one person. I feel like I meet people that inspire me every week. And they are a role model for different things. People like my mother, Susann, my boyfriend or Sheryl Sandberg.


Why can only women save the world?
Susann: Oh, is that so?
Nora: I don’t believe in that. I think we can only do that together. Of course, men can’t do it on their own either. But they don’t have to, do they?


How did you grow up?
Susann: I was born in East Germany. And although the wall came down when I was seven, I still carry part of that world with me. My childhood in three words: sheltered, loving and caring. Thank you mum and dad.
Nora: For many years I lived in a community with my parents and friends. Everything was quite political and I was free to make my own decisions. We lived in Linden – I call it Hannover’s Kreuzberg, even if that is a bit of a bluff. It was only when I moved out with 27, that I actually lived on my own for the first time. I always had a lot of people around me.


Are you a good cook?
Susann: Yes. I love cooking, especially for a lot of people. But my boyfriend hated all the washing-up we have to do afterwards, so two weeks ago, I got my very first dishwasher.
Nora: I’d really like to say yes. Though I am lot better than I was about a year ago. And I enjoy cooking, too. But my boyfriend is definitely the better cook.


Close your eyes and think of something nice. What comes to mind?
Susann: Right now I’m on a train to Bremen. It’s 7am. I’m thinking about my bed. Normally I’d be thinking of nature.
Nora: The ocean, friends, sun.







You will be reborn as what?
Susann: A monkey.
Nora: I can’t really decide whether I’d rather be a bird or a man. But I definitely love the idea of changing my perspective.


Who do you call most often?
Susann: My boyfriend. Closely followed by my mum.
Nora: Susann, my boyfriend and my mum.


Do you believe in fate?
Susann: Yes and no. I’m sure there are things that are meant to be, but I don’t think I really like the idea predestination – I’d feel too much like a puppet on a string.
Nora: Yes. But I also believe we have the power to influence what happens.


Name another word for synonym:
Susann: Equivalent.
Nora: Tantamount.


With which famous person (dead or alive) would you like to have coffee?
Susann: Beyoncé.
Nora: I can’t make up my mind between Beyoncé, Helmut Schmidt, Goethe and the Dalai Lama.


What would you cook for us if we visited you at home?
Susann: In summer, I’d make a gilt-head bream with grilled vegetables. In winter, I’d make Osso Bucco.
Nora: Pasta. Really good pasta.


What are you afraid of?
Susann: At the moment, I’m afraid Germany is loosing its head in the refugee issue. I just can’t accept xenophobia.
Nora: I’m afraid of my family and friends having to suffer. And I’m afraid of failing. But I’m less afraid of that than founding my own business.


When did you last try something new and what was it?
Susann: Surfing in Portugal, two weeks ago.
Nora: Oh yes, there is something completely new. Something I used to think was really stupid: standing in front of the camera. Together with the YouTube channel Ellevant, Susann and I have created a new format. #Shesgotit. It’s a about strong women. Watch the intro here.


What should no one know about you?
Susann: What goes on in my mind sometimes.
Nora: People close to me know pretty much everything. People that aren’t, don’t really need to know.


Which question should we have asked?
Susann: Which question would you never answer?
Nora: I’ve been thinking about this now for really a long time and I’m very glad I don’t have to do an interview with myself.


Last Words:
Susann: That was fun! But enough for now.
Nora: What would you do if you weren’t afraid?


Kategorien: People | Autor: | Datum: 21. Oktober 2015 | Tags: , , , Keine Kommentare

Paul Aiden Perry



Paul Aiden Perry

The 2 minutes-interview


Paul Aidan Perry isn’t Paul Aidan Perry’s real name – it’s somehow different and only partially, or was it the other way round? Anyway, Paul is what’s hot right now in photography. We would even go as far as stating that he is one of our absolutely favourite photographers. Why?  He works with contemporary looks without hiding behind them. He delivers on point and then some. His images are about content, about discovery – he even manages to smuggle a small story into an editorial series. We got to know him in action, so to speak. He visited us in the studio and at home for BLONDE Magazine, camera in tow. If you’re interested in seeing how we live, you can see the whole story here. We had so much fun with him that we invited him and his girlfriend/muse Anna to stay for dinner. We can justifiably state that Paul is the vegetarian with the kinkiest preferences on this entire planet. Or what is your take on the Fry-Kebab – a kebab filled with nothing but french fries and garlic sauce? You just gotta love that. Oh, and in just one week we’ll be getting on a boat with him to shoot a campaign for a fabulous new client. But that’s all we’ll tell for now…


Name: Paul Aidan Perry
Age: 29
Location: Berlin
Job: Photographer & Retoucher
Shoe size: 47,5 bis 48,5
Favourite food: anything with potatoes
Contact: /

What is your definition of beauty?
Function, straightforwardness and certainly perfection. Perfection is a wonderful repository of imperfection, by the way.


Who or what inspires you?
Unplanned moments  – there is no better source of inspiration.


Are you better at getting things started or finishing things?
I’m usually the all-in-or-nothing type – most of the time. I hate prototypes and always try to think of everything the first time round. That occasionally causes just a slight delay…


What makes a good picture?
There are two different approaches that impress me. Extremely reduced images or the precise moment.  Usually photo reportages find their way to me though.


Digital or analogue?
Whatever suits the moment best! I like both.


Why are you a photographer?
Do you want the sexy or the honest version?


Your biggest success so far?
To always keep questioning and optimizing my own work. So far so good.


What aren’t you good at all?
– Waiting a second
– Lying on the beach and doing nothing
– Sitting still
There is definitely a pattern…


What would you like to accomplish?
Always keep moving to change my perspective. Anything else is a bonus.


The strangest/funniest/craziest moment of your career?
A car smashed my brand-new camera, while I was trying to save a little kitten that was trapped in a window. I got to keep the kitten afterwards.

Share a magical place!
We have a tiny little room where we keep everything in black boxes, which are labelled just like at an archaeologic dig. The question is not whether I have it, but where.


Do you hang up your own photographs at home?
Yes, they were on special offer.


Can you sing?
I bought a guitar the other day.


Which personality would you like to portray?
All dictators in one single picture – like a class photo.


Which piece of art would you like to call your own?
I’d like to have a white marble gravestone.


What would you cook for us if we visited you at home?
Something with potatoes. You might be able to detect a pattern here…


What are you afraid of?
That changes everyday. In general, I don’t like rough surfaces. Textured paper is okay, I guess.


What super power would you like to have?
Being able to fly.


What should no one know about you?
Nobody should know that.


Which question should we have asked?
Why were you on the cover of a teenage magazine at the age of fifteen?


Last Words:
Too often, they are melodramatic. I love chocolate.


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

Our dear Julia interviewed for EDITION F


Our dear Julia interviewed for EDITION F

We love Edition F! Susann and Nora have created a platform based on contemporary female self-understanding – free of feminist debates or gender discussions. EDITION F is a site for opinions on economy, politics, careers and society – from a woman’s point of view. Full stop. Its aim is to create a dialogue with relevant content concerning real people and exciting projects. Of course, we were all the more happy (and quite proud) that our very own Julia was recently interviewed. Check out and read all about two years of muxmäuschenwild, networking and the need to occasionally take a break. Thank you Silvia, thank you EDITION F!  #girlpower
Edition F Interview mit Julia Kopper | Link >>


Kategorien: Own Stuff | Autor: | Datum: 08. Oktober 2015 | Tags: , , , , , Keine Kommentare





The 2 Minute Interview

The term “life in the limelight” was born when Tobias Jundt aka Bonaparte founded the eponymous band in 2006. Anybody who has witnessed the wild bustle of Punk, costumes and masks, eloquence and lots of bare skin, knows what we are talking about. He answered our questions for this little intro as follows: Who are you? “Bonaparte, Emperor of the people and the hearts.“ Where do people know you from? “From radio and television and from the pub around the corner.” What do you do? “Right now, I am answering interview questions.” What else do you plan on doing? “Afterwards, I will eat a pineapple and write a hit song!” Well, we could finish right here – pretty much everything has been said. He’s genius and madness in one; he’s ironic and painfully honest (honest!) and very likeable of course. So, if we stopped right here you’d never find out about sex with a suckling pig in a sauna, the swing on a maple tree or the pink elephant. We highly recommend going to see one of Bonaparte’s gigs either in Hamburg or Berlin to anyone who is ready for more after reading all of this. We’re giving away guest list tickets for each gig. Send an email titled “ANTI ANTI!” to


Name: Bonaparte
Age: unknown
Location: Berlin, Wellington, the world
Job: musician
Shoe size: 39.5
Favourite mask: mine
Contact: The moon, exit 2, third house on the left!
Describe yourself in three words.
Three third threesomes!


What is your Plan B? 
Musicians always live their Plan B, because they’d have to finish school to have a Plan A.


Which concert will you never forget?  
Oh… there are a few…I often like to remember a whole period of time. My first New Zealand tour in 2007 or the first tour in China in 2013, for example. The first concerts in Berlin during 2006 and 2009 were surely the most special though – it was always completely about the moment, and a world outside of that very moment was non-existent.


Which song would you still listen to even if the record were broken?
Otis Redding – These Arms of Mine


What does a romantic love scene sound like?
I suppose you mean a love scene in ancient Rome? I think the man will have fed the woman grapes while she was nibbling on a suckling pig, afterwards they’d have platonic sex in a sauna and then the woman would eat the man for dessert.


Name a magical place anywhere in the world.
In my heart, there is a swing hanging from an old maple tree on the top of a little hill.


A moment you will always remember?
My birth was quite the spectacle. As usual, I was running late because I still had a few things to get done. When I did finally see the light of day, the gypsy band had warmed up pretty well and was playing a couple of my favourite songs (though not quite sober anymore). And as far as I can remember, everybody was really happy. Except my brother – he kept asking the nurse whether he could still exchange me for a sister.

If you had a time machine for one day, which year would you set it to and why?
I’d just set it to tomorrow to avoid oversleeping again.


Which book, film and record should everyone have read, seen and listened to?
“Beck’s letzter Sommer”, of course! It’s a book, a movie AND a record! (Editors note: OST by Bonaparte)


With which artist (dead or alive) would you like to record a song?
Yesterday, Kurt Cobain called and asked me to start a band with him and Billie Holiday. But I had just promised to do a DJ set with Johnny Cash. It’s such a drag being popular. Maybe it’s time for a cover version of “We are the World” again.


Which super power would you like to have?
I’d like to be like Buster Keaton. He was human, but he seemed like a superhero to me.


What would you cook for us if we visited you at home?
As a token of my affection I’d saw off one of my legs and roast it on the fire in my garden. Unless you are vegetarians, of course. In that case, I’d serve Chinese braised aubergines ad homemade bread with little things hidden inside.


What are you afraid of?


When did you last try something new and what was it?
Yesterday! I wrote and recorded a song with Bela B in my secret studio. Before that, we’d only have Schnapps together.


What should no one know about you?


Which question should we have asked?
The last question about the last question about the pink elephant in the room.


Kategorien: Leute | Autor: | Datum: 01. Oktober 2015 | Tags: , , Keine Kommentare





The 2 Minutes-Interview

Oh Romano, alias MC Ramon, alias Cornerboy, alias Left Coast alias Dayton the Fox alias  the blonde angel from Köpenick, whose flaxen braids have the power to make hosts of electro, metal and hiphop fans dance, nod or bob to the beat. “Jenseits von Köpenick” is the name of his freshly pressed album, which is being celebrated with good reason. We met the blond bard for a chat and asked him intimate questions that go beyond metal jackets and bottom-spanks. Is that really the plural of bottom-spank? Is that even a word? Whatever, Romano, please take command and enlighten us regarding stained gangster corduroys, steel rooms and Petersburg’s squirearchy. P.S. Köpenick really is beautiful folks and happiness is just a step away.


Name: Romano
Age: Counting the years in jail?
City: Köpenick
Job: Questionanswerer
Shoe size: Too big for this world
Favourite line: „Charming, dominant, distinctive“
Contact: Death Row Records


Who do you think is the best looking singer in town?
I have no idea. But in my childhood it was Frank Schöbel.


Do you always go to the same hairdresser’s?
Yes. I have my hair trimmed every three months. And they always serve champagne and coffee there, too.


UndNiemalsVergessenEisernUnion – duh!


Why is Köpenick better than everywhere else?
Because I live there.


What poster used to hang over your bed?
George Michael.


What did you want to be when you were a kid?
A gangster or policeman. Both of them work at night.


The best invention of mankind?
The coffee machine.


What are ashamed of?
Leaving the house without wearing perfume.


Tell us a joke!
Klaus comes home to Gabi and says: I’m supposed to bring a urine-, sperm- and stool sample to the doctor’s tomorrow. “ Gabi enthusiastically answers: “Well, just take your corduroy trousers then!”


Would you like to say hello to anyone?
Yes, 2Pac.


What would you cook for us if we visited you at home?


Whose famous bottom would you like to spank?
Kim Kardashian’s.


What are you afraid of?
Of the Stahlraum. A track on my album. Listen to it.


When did you last try something new and what was it?
Ballet – three years ago. I love it!


Which super power would you like to have?
Make people dance by rubbing my braids together.


What should no one know about you?
That I’m actually from St. Petersburg and have a title of nobility.


Which question should we have asked?
Are you the sacred leader of a cult?


Last Words:
I live by my own rules.









Kategorien: People | Autor: | Datum: 16. September 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , Keine Kommentare

Julia & Judith (Newniq)


Julia & Judith (Newniq)

The 2 Minutes Interview

Julia and Judith have known each other since their childhood. They really like each other and after successfully manoeuvring through the pitfalls of city life, they decided to do business together as well. About one and a half years ago, they founded the crowd buying design platform Newniq. Julia is Masterette of Design and Judith is Masterette of Overview – that’s roughly the distribution of tasks here. They create new and unique designer pieces for their Newniq shop and on their Newniq blog they fill you in on all the latest design gossip. They’re also planning a pop-up store and have got lots more up their sleeve. We hope to find out more about all of that soon! Oh, and here’s some more good news: Julia is having a baby! Congratulations!!!


Name: Julia | Judith
Age: 32 | 32
City: Berlin
Job: Founder of Newniq, Illustrator and Art Director | Founder of Newniq, Key Accountant und Event Manager
Shoe size: 40 | 40
Favourite Designer: changes on a weekly basis | Julia – obviously!


What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
Julia: Fear doesn’t really hold me back from doing anything.
Judith: Bungee Jumping. Just letting myself fall… ha-ha.


What is your advice for young entrepreneurs?
Julia: Take a deep breath and keep going. Never lose joy in what you’re doing. Take a deep breath and keep going. Never lose joy…etc.
Judith: Before founding: Be sure to talk about the idea. Often entrepreneurs tend to keep their idea a secret because they’re afraid of someone stealing it. Rubbish! My advice: Talk about it a lot – get as much input as you can. And don’t forget: you know you’re stuff better than anyone else – nobody will be able to steal it just like that. And let’s be honest: If someone really want’s to pinch your idea, they can still do it when you’ve already launched it :)


You never leave the house without which accessory?
Julia: iPhone (yeah, what a surprise…)
Judith: A single accessory? I have a whole bag of accessories I never leave without! I like to be prepared…


What is your most precious possession?
Julia: My family and friends.
Judith: My family and friends. The simple truth.


What can’t you get enough of?
Julia: Liquorice, Loriot, friends.
Judith: Life! May sound a bit philosophical, but that’s the way it is.


What is your contribution for a better world?
Julia: Green electricity and Tupperware. I’m pretty sure that makes me an incredibly sustainable person.
Judith: Sometimes I pretend to be Superman. Does that count?


Please complete the sentence: I’d like to be … for one day.
Julia: …a whale
Judith: …in space


What do you spend too much money on?
Julia: Travelling (Though I’ve not regretted a single cent).
Judith: Eating out. I haven’t mastered the art of cooking yet.


With which famous person (dead or alive) would you like to have coffee?
Julia: Robbie Williams. I really need to overcome my teenage crush.
Judith: Oh God, I can’t decide … there are just too many.


What would you cook for us if we visited you at home?
Julia: Greek cuisine with several starters and probably far too much. But you can just take home the leftovers in Tupperware containers.
Judith: I’d „cook“ raclette or pasta. Yeah, I’m a real pro. But there would be fancy napkins and everything would be presented really well. I worked in the hotel industry for a long time – some habits just stick.


What are you afraid of?
Julia: That something happens to the people I love.
Judith: It’s such a cliché: I’m afraid of spiders. (If you mean screaming at the top your lungs when afraid…)


When did you last try something new and what was it?
Julia: A Latte with almond milk – a perfect way to make me gag. Ugh, yuck!
Judith: I think it was this cell-phone-camera-selfie-stick-thingy – didn’t work. I got bored and went back to taking pictures the old-school way.


What should no one know about you?
Julia: How often I sit in front of the TV – crying. (Right now, I’m blaming it on the evil pregnancy hormones.)
Judith: That I’m secretly saving up for a house in Tuscany. 4,58€ is what I have so far. I’d say it’s going pretty well!


Which question should we have asked?
Julia: How do I manage to be so incredibly beautiful and well educated at the same time?
Judith: Any – except this one. I just don’t have an answer to it.


Last Words:
Julia: Hmm, I should memorize some famous quotes for the next time. They always go down well…
Judith: I like to have them.

Kategorien: People | Autor: | Datum: 12. August 2015 | Tags: , , , , , Keine Kommentare

Philip Siefer


Philip Siefer

The 2 Minute Interview

Philip Siefer invented condoms. Wait, that can’t be right – he’s only 32 years old! Uh, he reinvented condoms. Together with his business partner Waldemar Zeiler he founded einhorn condoms. Finally, a fairly traded, sustainable and ethical condom! Buying condoms shouldn’t be embarrassing. It should be fun. The guys behind einhorn have made it their mission to make contraceptives cool and sexy. The little lifesavers come in super cute packaging that looks like a bag of crisps. We met the busy bee Mr Siefer and asked him all about his first time, hidden fears and awkward physical complaints.


Name: Philip Siefer

Age: 32

City: Hamburg

Job: Chief Executive Unicorn

Shoesize: 42,5

Favourite position: wheelbarrow


What was your first time like?
Brilliant, the best thing I’ve ever experienced. We were both super skilled and knew exactly what we were doing. 

What was his or her name?
Her name was, err, Esther.


Do you believe in unicorns?


The most beautiful word for the most beautiful thing in the world?
Banging, nailing, fucking, screwing, pounding, shagging. All good if the moment is right. Okay, pounding is hardly ever right…


What is so embarrassing about buying condoms in a supermarket?
On shelves between dog food, toilet paper, maxi-pads, tampons and pregnancy tests is where you’ll find them. Clothing for your penis to keep sex safe. Wrapped in packaging with illustrations of willies and graphics of Andromeda nebula to turn you on. Or not. Why do condoms look so peculiar?


When did you realize you were all grown up?
I have beard and almost no spots. And I’m on first name terms with my mother.


What is humanity’s greatest invention?
Sitting! Before that we could only stand or lie. Just imagine! (Helge Schneider is right…)


What is your generation’s biggest problem?
There is no problem – that’s the problem. No Problem and too many choices.


Which idea would you like to have had?
You mean apart from selling condoms in crisp bags? Well, electricity is a pretty good thing. Oh, if anyone gets it done before me: beaming would be awesome! Which reminds me, ideas aren’t half as important as their implementation. I guess I would like to have implemented the hover board.


What are you ashamed of?
It’s not too bad anymore. But any physical illnesses, even if it’s just a cold, make me very uncomfortable-


What did you want to become when you were a kid?
A millionaire. 

You’re on a plane and it’s about to crash. Who get’s one last message?
I have a parachute. In any other case it would always be Superman! Sender’s name: Lois Lane


Which super power would you like to have?
Ah, now that question ;) Definitely Wolverine’s.


What would you cook for us if we visited you at home?
My cooking skills are pretty basic, but I do cook a lot. For example noodles (the really thin ones) with loads of Parmesan and butter and some truffles. Or quiche? Perhaps Crème Brulée afterwards and then some cheese. Maybe Chaource? And espresso, of course. Bring a bottle of Pouilly Fumé, please.


What are you afraid of?
Peace and quiet, and incomprehensible ideologies like racism get me down. The fact that Germany has a huge lobby against refugees is very frightening. I just can’t grasp that sort of attitude and I find it rather strange living among people that think that way. Who knows what else they’re thinking?


When did you last try something new and what was it?
I’m travelling to Pellworm tomorrow! That’s the latest thing I can think of, but I love trying new stuff.


What should no one know about you?
Oh wow, I almost fell for that! I’m not telling. Ok, red!


Which question should we have asked?
Nothing to complain about. Good job!


Last Words:
Cytotoxin (well, at least that’s what a German encyclopaedia says!)


Kategorien: People | Autor: | Datum: 05. August 2015 | Tags: , , , Keine Kommentare

Felix Ermer & Viktor Dik

Felix Ermer & Viktor Dik

The 2 Minute Interview

Felix and Viktor are two thirds of the BROOKLYN SOAP CO. Together with Jonas, third man on board, they founded the currently freshest label around for natural men care after their extended stay in Brooklyn – hence the name. Once back in good old Germany, there were absolutely no cool and eco-friendly cosmetic products “for him”, so the boys just decided to roll up their sleeves and get their own hands dirty clean. Felix and Viktor are darn cool dudes ­– each of them modest, clever and really good company, but together they´re simply unbeatable. We’re already looking forward to seeing them again at our press event tomorrow at the Vater & Sohn store. We don´t really know what all of this has to do with Spiderman, the Rudi-Völler-Memorial-Hairdo or jam on toast. All we know is, that we are all very glad the idea for a self-rotating spaghetti-fork didn’t work out so well. That just would have been so much more impractical for hair care.


Name: Felix Ermer / Viktor Dik
Age: 25/ 26
Location: Hamburg
Occupation: Founders of Brooklyn Soap
Shoe size: F: 44, V: 42 1/3 in Air Jordans, 42 2/3 in Reebok Classics
Favourite hairstyle: F: Rudi Völler’s haircut at World Cup 1990 plus the muzzy. This look was ground breaking.
V: Business in the front, party at the back.
Contact: /



What do you do first thing in the morning?
F: Have a shower.
V: Scroll. From emails to Spiegel Online to instagram to twitter.


Ever been to Brooklyn?
F: Sure, of course. Brooklyn is an unbelievably inspiring borough and the birthplace of creative entrepreneurship. Viktor and I began writing our concept for Brooklyn Soap there.
V: Yes! Six months on a bed-sofa and high life in Bushwick.


The most important piece of advice you’ve ever got?
F: Be ambitious but stay humble.
V: Not addressed to me personally, but from Michael Dell: If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.


What do you prefer: clean-shaven or full-bearded?
F: Either way, keep it neat.
V: A well-groomed beard always works.


Who do you think is the most handsome man in the world?
F: I don’t like the word handsome. But there are a lot of good-looking guys: James Dean, Sean Connery aka James Bond, Lothar Mathaeus.
V: …probably Robert Redford – the only man that can pull off the “Great Gatsby” in a pink suit.


What brilliant idea would you like to have had?
F: Craigslist.
V: At the age off ten I had an idea for a self-rotating spaghetti-fork. Two weeks ago I actually saw that exact fork in a shop window just around the corner…Shoulda coulda woulda.


What´s the one thing you can do better then anyone else?
F: Improvise.
V: I´m really good at reverse parking and looking extremely cool at the same time. Working part time for a rental car company for two years finally paid off!!


What are you afraid of?
F: Having no way out.
V: Heights.


What’s next?
F: There are so many things coming our way at the moment, I can hardly name them all. There is development in all directions.
V: What is there to come after a self-rotating fork?!


Close your eyes and think of something nice. What comes to mind?
F: The evenings at Tipsy Parson, my favourite restaurant in NY.
V: The North Sea and tideland.Which language would you like to speak perfectly?
F: Spanish
V. According to my Xing profile I can speak Spanish and French at an intermediate level. Maybe I should start there?


Why can only women save the planet from doom?
F: Is that so? I have no idea.
V: No man on earth could ever look better in a Catwoman suit than Halle Berry.


If we came to visit you, what would you cook for us?
F: Pasta. And then I’d serve Zott Monte’s pudding for dessert.
V: Either apricot-filled Portobello mushrooms served on Camargue rice with peanut chutney and avocado truffles or – more likely – jam on toast.


When did you last try something new and what was it?
F: Just recently I sat through 6 hours of “The Nibelungen” at Thalia.
V: Netflix. Big mistake!


What should no one know about you?
F: I am Spiderman.
V: I’ve never let someone other than my mother cut my hair.


Which question should we have asked?
F: What’s your favourite colour?
V: What’s the difference between a duck? (


The last words:
F: Everything will be ok in the end. If it’s not ok, it’s not the end.
V: “And everything you get, ya gotta work hard for it”. – Notorious B.I.G.

Kevin Junk

Kevin Junk

Kevin Junk

The 2 Minute Interview

Kevin Junk runs the incredible blog wolfauftausendplateaus. He writes about pop and sub culture, queer social criticism, club-culture, fashion and art and reflects on Berlin and the aesthetics of everyday life. He is Head of Essays at Im Gegenteil, writes about love & sex again and again for and reviews e-books and books on cultural studies with gusto for And as if that all weren’t enough, he also organises readings, is co-editor of the Übergang Magazine and has just finished his first novel. But above all, Kevin is goodness in person. We first met him at the muxmäuschenwild Off The Record gathering for bloggers. Who knows, maybe we’ll get him to write for us, too? We’ll be paying him with gigantic pieces of yummy gluten-free cream cake!For everyone out there who desperately needs a good read: We’re giving away three of Kevin’s bound “Berliner Befindlichkeiten” plus a neatly packed goodie bag! Feeling lucky? Send an email with the subject “MOOD: ICKE” to


Name: Kevin Junk
Age: 25
Location: Berlin
Occupation: freelance writer
Shoe size: 44
Favourite quote: Do something. (Susan Sontag)


Apparently wolves have re-established themselves in Germany. Ever seen one? I grew up near the Eifel; there was a wolf park there. Great Animals. And I have little wolf at home, too.


What do you think is the greatest problem of your generation? Lack of humility.


Your favourite curse word? Scheiße.


Describe yourself in one sentence, please. A wolf on the outside, a bear on the inside.


Have got any hidden talents? When I’m drunk I’m really good at writing poetry – but only when texting my best friend.


What do you spend too much money on? Records. I’m trying to find a good balance between 70s disco divas, 90s techno and current releases.


Which forbidden thing would you do if there were no consequences? Bans never prevented me from doing things in the past. But I would eat a piece of cream cake because I actually have a milk allergy.


Which book should everyone read? My Tender Matador by Pedro Lemebel. It’s a novel about an attack on Augusto Pinochet in the late 1980s. The characters are incredible: the dictator’s crazy wife, the radical left wing macho, an old pansy… a great book.


Tell us a joke! Ah, I can’t on command!



Which piece of art would you like to call your own? Apollo and Daphne by Bernini. An impressive sculpture. (I did manage to immortalize the face of Daphne on my skin in form of a tattoo, at least.)


Which personality (dead or alive) would you like to have coffee with? Klaus Mann, the son of Thomas Mann. He wrote some great novels.


If we came to visit you, what would you cook for us? Ceviche. My partner taught me how to make it. He is from Chile. Although Ceviche is traditionally a Peruvian dish.


What are you afraid of? Having to tell a joke on command.


What would you change if you had the power to do so? Abolish gainful employment and introduce a guaranteed basic income.


What were you recently moved by? The death of Pedro Lemebel.


What should no one know about you?

That I sometimes buy things at Tchibo.


Which question should we have asked? What book I read last.


The last words: “The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom” – William Blake

Foto: Miguel Jara Yurazeck

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

Joe Newman (of Alt-J)


Joe Newman (Alt-J)

The 2 Minute Interview

 Joe Jerome Newman is in a band called delta, ummm sorry, Alt-J (!). Cause this is where the band name originally comes from – the british shortcut for the greek letter. You know this cute little triangle…sorry again kind of loosing it. Even more interesting is that Joe spends his nights sleeping naked, has the perfect joke to tell and would love to crossdress at least once while having a coffee and singing ‚Stand by me‘ with his dead cat. You know what!? This is all yours!


Name: Joe Jerome Newman

Age: 28

Location: Leeds

Occupation: Musician

Favourite Place in Berlin: Anywhere with our dearest friend Michael Culme-Seymour.



What do you do first when you get up in the morning? Rub everything out of my eyes.


Who is the most inspiring person you know? Gus and Thom


What is your favourite song to sing under the shower? Stand By Me – Ben E. King



I could live off…? Marmite


What is your favorite German dish? Wiener Schnitzel (joaar… Anm.d.Red.)


Name a magic spot anywhere in the world? Chapel Porth beach – Cornwall, England


What is beauty for you? Two humans harmonising.


The hype about what person/product do you find unnecessary? James Franco as an actor I get – everything else I don’t.


Which clothes are a no go to wear on stage? Shorts and sandals and capes.


What do you wear at night? In bed? Nothing.


I am proud of: Our albums so far


What is your biggest weakness? Eating toast too late


Should one really always speak the truth? Never always but most of the time is always safer.


What is the biggest advantage of being an artist? satisfaction through expression.


With which person (dead or alive) would you love to drink a coffee? My first pet cat – yoyo – i would be drinking coffee he would be licking water.


Cats or dogs? Equality for all!


Can you tell us a joke? I went to a premature ejaculation conference – there was no dress code – so i came in my pants.


How does God look like? Christian traditions of depiction has led me to believe that God looks like us but with a better beard.


If we visit you at home, what would you cook for us? I would force my mum to cook a curry.


What would you change in the world if you’d had the power to? Trick the top 0.1% in thinking that more money can be made from renewable energy than from fossil fuels.


When was the last time that you were really overwhelmed? Just watched a film in my Hotel – Calvary – Brendan Gleeson always gets me.


When was the last time that you tried something completely new? I was forced to figure out how to eat a Lychee – failed but it tasted like a nice crunchy milk fruit.


Which Superhero power would you love to have? The power to barley remember peoples names or fly.


What would you do if you were anxiety-free? Cross-dress.


What should nobody know about you? No comment.


Which question did we forget to ask? How many fingers am I holding up?


Your last word:



Foto: Gabriel Green


Kategorien: People | Autor: | Datum: 29. Oktober 2014 | Tags: , , , , Keine Kommentare