Playful Magazine6 min de lecture
Sven Marquardt
Getting Sven on the cover of Playful Magazine is a smooth process. As a Playful reader and highly experienced photographer he’s been emailing with the team the weeks before the photoshoot. It’s easy to imagine that he wants to be portrayed in black a
Playful Magazine8 min de lecture
Getting To Know Kokeshi The First Human Based Sex Doll
There is the sultry male doll Guy Rider, or according to Kokeshi herself, a bisexual half-God and half-man. And there’s the girl next door, Paris, who Kokeshi explains as heteronormative and Pornhub-esque, but with a couple of secrets of her own. Mee
Playful Magazine6 min de lecture
The Only Tigress That Can Tame Berlin
Current in the documentary film about her journey and strive towards the goal to reach number one in the world of female bodybuilding. The documentary film ’I Am The Tigress’, by Philip Fussenegger of Fun Fair Films, lifts ’The Tigress’ who behind he
Playful Magazine3 min de lecture
Spiced Academy – A New Path For Djs
“My father is a music journalist who later became a web developer,” Ron says. His dad is British and moved to Berlin in the ’80s and started to work at Fritz Radio. “He was always very involved with music and the punk scene. I grew up with music, and
Playful Magazine5 min de lecture
Héctor Oaks
Reading about Héctor Oaks online, you’ll mostly find interviews on the topic of his DJ career and music. We want to know more about the Spanish guy with the mullet and the massive collection of Fred Perry shirts, and what he’s doing when he’s not on
Playful Magazine1 min de lecture
Playful Magazine
Cover: Sven Marquardt Photo: Shanélle de Melo Retouch: Rebecca Gulam Shot at Lynx Studio Playful Magazine and playfulmag.com are published by Playful Magazine GbR Publisher: Filip Sandström Beijer Address: Grüntaler Strasse 29 13357 Berlin Umsatzsteu
Playful Magazine11 min de lecture
Dreams And Death In Berlin
It was a gloomy winter afternoon, and the north wind was bleak and lost. A group of people sat together and shared the topic of death. In 2010, Death Cafe was initiated by a Brit named Jon Underwood in his own home, and gradually evolved into a globa
Playful Magazine4 min de lecture
Fjaak
Meeting with Felix and Aaron is as energizing and fun as their sets. Although their personalities are quite the opposite of one another, none of them stresses the presence. Instead, it comes natural to them to have as fun as possible all the time. It
Playful Magazine5 min de lecture
Being A Hipster Is A Cliché – Günther Is Not
Günther Krabbenhöft is probably Berlin’s best dancing 75-year-old and one of the city’s biggest joy-spreaders on social media, as well as in the clubs. Moving from the countryside and a small village outside of Hannover to Berlin in 1968, Günther Kra
Playful Magazine4 min de lecture
Gloria Viagra Is Ready To Shine Again
Michel, also known as Gloria Viagra, has taken an involuntary break from the glamor and spotlight and works during the pandemic at a chocolate shop in central Berlin. “I miss to laugh, have fun and to feel free. To not have to think all the time. Jus
Playful Magazine2 min de lecture
Intro
If we wanna carry the crown, we also must carry the responsibility. The thought of it is aesthetically beautiful; an army of entertainers, performance artists, restaurant- and club owners. Marching the streets to fight for the Berlin they chose to li
Playful Magazine7 min de lecture
Kikelomo
Kikelomo [k-ih-k-eh-l-aw-m-aw] has a presence to her energy. She doesn’t pile up her accomplishments, but rather invites you into her own world – a space where safety, welcoming, uplifting, acceptance, music and joy make up the foundation. Besides ma
Playful Magazine4 min de lecture
Spyros Rennt
You mentioned that your Instagram account isn’t representative of your work. What’s your view on Instagram? The online garden of good and evil. On one hand, I am grateful because it gave me the chance to communicate my work all over the world, opened
Playful Magazine7 min de lecture
The Not-so-secret Diary Of A Stripper
It’s 9pm at the stripper flat on a typical Saturday night – 8 girls and just 1 bathroom – rush hour for mirror space and shower time; the veterans bring a compact and shower early, but most are new recruits from countries like Poland, Bulgaria or Cze
Playful Magazine1 min de lecture
Playful Magazine
Cover: Betty Fvck Photo: Lamia Karić Shot at moreHuman studio Playful Magazine and playfulmag.com are published by Playful Magazine GbR Publisher: Filip Sandström Beijer Address: Grünthaler Strasse 29 13357 Berlin Umsatzsteuer-ID: DE325812848 Editor-
Playful Magazine2 min de lecture
Intro
I was recently asked if I believed Berlin would re-emerge as what it once was before all the lockdowns. The former Berlin, to me, was not only crowded and smoky bars with liberal opening hours. It was the people you met in the bars. It was the relaxe
Playful Magazine2 min de lecture
I Am Hailed As A Beautiful Object And Kissed Only Once On The Mouth
It was, I later learned, my golden birthday. Turning 23 on the 23rd of the month, an omen of symmetrical importance. But it doesn’t feel very gold. Today is violet. Today is purple princess. Today is the park picnic of the purple princess and everyon
Playful Magazine8 min de lectureDesign
Betty Fvck
Betty Fvck feels like a perfect name to you in so many ways, what’s the story behind it? Betty is very classy, and Fvck is very edgy. She’s an intriguing artist that spreads her wings all over the place. I started with drag when I was in a bad shape,
Playful Magazine4 min de lectureGender Studies
From Queer Activist In China To Porn Film Creator In Berlin Popo Fan
Popo is a queer film director, actor and writer who does everything from directing porn movies for Erika Lust, to documentaries about being queer in China and coming out in Chinese families. He is also writing sci-fi porn scripts, and none of this st
Playful Magazine4 min de lecture
Legz
“Both my parents are ballet dancers, and it was totally normal to do shows in the living room as there always was a camera on. But I felt like an alien in that country since you’re only a good citizen if you earn a lot of money. I tried that out for
Playful Magazine5 min de lecture
Reka
For Reka, just like for many other artists and DJs, 2020 was a strange year where everything was put on hold. But just because the clubs and stages are closed does not mean that she has been idle. Even before the pandemic, she had sown the first seed
Playful Magazine10 min de lecture
Simon Thaur
We meet at the club on a Sunday evening. KitKat is about to close but the music is still on and the guests are dancing, talking and enjoying the evening in their fetish costumes and masks. Simon Thaur grew up in a small town, which, according to hims
Playful Magazine5 min de lecture
Gili Shani
If you've been to KitKat on a weekend, you've probably run past Gili Shani – the tattooed man with the camera. In Playful, he talks about how the people behind the club became like a family for him. He also sends out a message of encouragement to peo
Playful Magazine4 min de lecture
Cera
Like many others, it was the freedom and openness of Berlin that attracted Cera Khin six years ago when she packed her suitcases and moved from Tunisia to Germany. “In Berlin, you are free to do whatever you want. No one will judge you. In Tunisia ma
Playful Magazine4 min de lecture
Stella Bossi
Whether it’s in a restaurant kitchen, at a train station or with her head down a freezer counter at the grocery store, Stella Bossi is there to gild the sometimes colourless everyday life with her dance steps and freaky Instagram posts. Something hap
Playful Magazine3 min de lecture
Portraying The 48-hour Party People
It all started at a drag bar in London, where Lukas Viar worked and met people who inspired him. He started taking pictures with his Polaroid camera and immediately noticed that he had a distinct ability to capture people in the present. “I was const
Playful Magazine5 min de lecturePsychology
Tarot Forecast: 12.2020 - 02.2021
facebook: madama nara // instagram: madama.nara “Enjoy that feeling of slowing down, getting closer to rest, and recognising that you are already at home.” Trimester of decisions for Aries. Maybe it is time to sit down, review your life on an emotion
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Intro
Something that many of Playful’s interviews have in common, is how Berlin inspired them creatively. In this issue Dr. Rubenstein explains that she had no clue how to DJ and people told her several times that she’s not gonna make it in Berlin where th
Playful Magazine4 min de lecture
Baby’s First Sex Party
I assumed I’d get to a sex party in this city sooner. With a sexual appetite you’d struggle to describe as modest, sane, or even safe, I thought the moment would present itself. The usuals intrigued me, but the queues put me off. I wanted maximum deb
Playful Magazine8 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
Berlin Food Stories Per Meurling
PLAYFUL MET PER AT RESTAURANT OTTO IN PRENZLAUER BERG FOR LUNCH, AND IMMEDIATELY STARTED TALKING ABOUT RECIPES. I JUST BOUGHT THE INGREDIENTS FOR A DISH THAT PER POSTED ON HIS INSTAGRAM STORY YESTERDAY - ITALIAN SAUSAGES, TOMATOES AND PEAS WITH MACHE
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