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Martin Schopf

Get to know Martin Schopf, originally from Austria, EADA student by day and pro football freestyler by night. 

Originally from Austria, what made you come to Barcelona?
As my girlfriend found a cool opportunity to work here, she inspired me to move here as well. I’ve had the chance to travel quite a lot in the past years but it has been the first time for me to really live in another country and it has been one of the best experiences for me. 

How would you describe the football freestyle?
For me, football freestyle is a mixture of sport and art. It is not only about performing difficult tricks while juggling a football, but also about creating your own style and expression.

How and when did you start?
With 14 I had problems with my knee and couldn’t play football on the field for a few months. During these months almost every day, I went to a park to improve my technique and practice freestyle and saw a lot of progress in the beginning. Eventually, after getting to know and being inspired by other people in the freestyle scene, I decided to fully focus on it.

Who influenced you the most?
I believe that my father’s passion for photography and music have always inspired me a lot to also stay dedicated to what I enjoy most. 

What is the achievement that you are the most proud of?
I’m proud and feel grateful for having had the chance to reach the world finals a few times and also perform in other countries. The coolest for me, however, has always been when I was able to inspire others, as I still remember how I excited I felt when I got started.

How many hours per week do you train?
Right now, 1-2 hours for 5-6 days a week.

What is your personal motto?
I don’t really have a motto per se, but I try to live my life being grateful and being the best, I can be. 

An item you couldn’t live without?
A football hahaha.

The best advice someone ever gave you? And an advice you would give to someone that wants to start football freestyle?
“If you blame it on someone else, don’t expect it to get better.”
An advice I would give to any beginner would be to focus on enjoying the sport as much as possible without comparing yourself too much to others, especially online. Sometimes it can be really frustrating to learn new moves, but if you have patience and enjoy the process everything will come sooner or later. 

Now we will ask you some quick questions to get to know you better. 

Early bird or night owl?
Night owl.

Midnight swim or morning run?
Midnight swim.

Viena or Barcelona?
Love both.

Inside or outside?
In Barcelona always outside.

Sport or hobby?

Natural skills or hard work?
20% natural skills, 80% hard work

Balance or strength?

Black, white or green? Talking about Kailani of course 😉

Daniel Nicholls

Get to know Daniel, the man behind the People Who Poo podcast made by and for inspiring everyday people.  

So what exactly is the People Who Poo podcast? 

Inspiring sh!t from everyday people. I’ve met so many inspiring and hilarious people in Barcelona and I love talking to them, so I just decided to start recording these conversations. 

What’s behind the name? 

I don’t interview celebrities or people who think they fart rose petals.

We all take a dump at some point, and we all have a story to tell. The PWP guests do both, (although we don’t tend to talk about the dump). 

I really believe you can learn something from everyone, and that’s the basis.

Originally from Australia, what brought you to Barcelona? 

When I turned 18 I went to do a winter season in Switzerland, then summer in San Sebastian. I visited Barcelona somewhere in between, but wasn’t a fan, as I didn’t know where to go and got stuck in tourist traps. After more time in the Basque Country, Switzerland, Japan & the US, I made my way back and fell in love with Barcelona. I’ve been here over 8 years now.

What do your guests all have in common? 

They all poo, and they all inspire me. Other than that, they can vary greatly. 

Some of my favourites have been a Shaman from Columbia talking about Ayahuasca ceremonies / the owners of Two Schmucks Cocktail Bar talking about how they got international recognition doing all their own marketing and design / Des McNamee who survived abuse, homelessness, heroin addiction and 3 types of cancer to kill it in the corporate world and then leave it all to start Shanti Vida, her creative yoga hub. There are some live sets with musicians too, I really think there’s something for everyone.

For you, what makes a good interview and interviewer? 

Oooo… I’m very new to the game myself and I’m not sure I’m any good, but I think it’s fundamental to make the guest feel comfortable. More than interviewing, I like to have a conversation. With a good conversation, mutual respect is important, even if you don’t agree with everything the other person is saying. You can find common ground with everyone, and then discuss differences in a respectful manner, that’s how we learn to understand each other better… Joe Rogan is the master.

What is the latest song that was stuck in your head?

Tadow by Fkj & Masego – The Barcelona Triathlon was 2 days ago, and they only had 3 songs playing on the loudspeakers there… that was one of them.

What’s your favourite quote? 

I like me some good quotes! I have a weekly mailing list I try and include some favourites in, so picking one is tough.

“Fail better” might be more of a mantra.

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten” – that might be Tony Robbins 

Here are some quick questions to get to know you better.

Midnight swim or morning run?

Sunrise swim

SUP or surf?

Surf if it’s one of the 3 days a year BCN has waves

Sight or sound? 

I have a podcast, so I’m legally required to say sound

Short or long form? 


Planned or spontaneous? 


Gold coast or Costa Brava?

Costa Rica! Moving there in a week… Jungle podcasts coming up!

Work to live or live to work? 

There’s another cheesy quote for you: “Do what you love and you won’t work a day in your life.” I’m working on finding what that is.

Black, white or green? Talking about Kailani of course!

Green please!


Discover Antoine, the person in charge of the Barcelona chapter of the international NGO Surfrider Foundation, our partner for more than a year now and the association behind great initiatives that help prevent plastic contamination among many other things. 

What are the missions of the Barcelona chapter of Surfrider?

The objective of Surfrider is to educate on the problems of marine pollution. Show that an immense part of marine pollution comes from lands (80%), and that to reduce the impact on ecosystems, it is necessary to modify bad habits that we have every day, in our consumptions, in the street, or in our bathrooms.

 When did you decide to join Surfrider Foundation?

As an ocean lover, I knew Surfrider for long time ago. I saw the ecological situation being worst and worst. When I arrived in Barcelona, I met Amandine who has the same sensibility for ocean. We talked a lot about the inaction of people with that huge problem. Living near to Mediterranean Sea, it was obvious for us: we had to do our part of the job to protect this marvellous Earth, and we decided 2 years ago to create the Barcelona chapter.

What is an achievement that made you proud?

This mission is essential for me because it allows me to finally be an actor in the protection of the planet. His lamentable state in which the Human leaves it can not leave people indifferent and I feel that we have no right to sit and do nothing. That’s why I feel proud to say “I stand up for the oceans, I’m a seed of change. Oceans give us so much, we have to thank them, helping them”

What is the most rewarding part of your volunteering job? 

What motivates us the most is when people see us doing our actions, wondering most innocently why we pick up waste, why we invest in this fight, and then say to ourselves “that’s good what you are doing”. They are indignant that people are doing nothing and they accompagn us, leaving their activity that they had at that moment.

 What can we do on a daily basis to help prevent marine pollution?

It’s finally a lot of small actions that seem trivial but at the end of the chain are huge problems. 80% of the wastes present at sea come from the cities via the toilets or sewers. Generally, we must reduce our purchases of plastic for short-term use.

Cotton buds, sanitary towel, etc. are not biodegradable, do not throw them in the toilets! Bins exist ?

The butts in the street are a calamity, they end up in sewers then directly at sea, and each one can contaminate 500L of water with heavy metal and toxic element they contain.

Plastic bags, small pieces of plastic fly away quickly, straws etc. end up at sea and kill wildlife!

Finally, if each of us picked up the waste on our way back from the beach, they would be quickly clean.

How can someone become a volunteer for Surfrider Foundation?

Surfrider has branches all over Europe and around the world. First, everyone can get closer to a Surfrider near home, and participate in organized actions. Otherwise, there is the possibility of getting yourself a branch and getting involved in the fight, the idea being to project on at least 4 actions per year. It is a real educational work, more than a cleaning job, which is more symbolic.

Now we will ask you some questions so we can get to know you better.

Early bird or night owl? 

Early bird

Midnight swim or morning run?

Morning run !

Surf rider or beach napper?

Surf rider.

Atlantic wild or Mediterranean calm?

Atlantic wild 😀

France or Spain?

Hard question.. Spanish life with French food. ?

Glass or plastic?

Glass, say no to plastic !

Black, white or green? Talking about Kailani of course!

Green !

FIU House

Get to know Roger and Humbert, the young and creative entrepreneurs behind the new place to be for creative souls, FIU House.

How and when did you meet each other to create FIUHouse? 

Four years ago when we graduated from the university. What started as a final project became a perfect excuse to stop working and start living a constant dream. 

Could you explain to us the concept of FIUHouse? 

FIUHouse is a meeting point for active minds from the creative world that meet up to work together and grow personally and professionally. A place where we build dreams together, always led by passion, effort, growth and will to learn. 

What are the different profiles of Fiuers? 

Right now, with a community of more than 50 fiuers, there’s a variety of more than 13 different disciplines in the FIUHouse. Disciplines related to visual arts (most of them) such as graphic design, illustration, photography, editorial design, painting, motion graphics as well as writting or even cooking. Profiles dedicated to different disciplines but united in their way of thinking and working. 

Where did that idea of collaborating with Llop (En Compañía de Lobos) come from?

A contact that we had in En Compañía de Lobos knew FIUHouse from when we were a festival/itinerant event and saw an opportunity to boost the second room of the restaurant, that until now had been left empty.  

FIUHouse’s motto? 

FIU is the sound a rocket makes when taking off. House is because we want the young creatives that enter our space to feel like home. 

Your tricks to start the day? 

Be grateful for waking up to another day. Thinking of the reasons why we consider ourselves lucky. Take a shower. Take a good breakfast and get out of your house while listening to the best song of our playlist. 

The last song that was stuck in your head? 

Rampue – Una Bluna

The best advice someone has ever given you? 

Take advantage of fear and turn it into an opportunity. 

Now we will ask you some quick questions to get to know you better. 

Early birds or night owls? 

Early birds. 

Beach or mountain? 


Coworking or creative studio? 

Creative studio. 

Work or leisure? 


By day or by night? 

By night. 

Alone or together? 


Black, Green or White, talking about Kailani of course! 😉 


Martin Ebner

Get to know Martin Ebner, certified personal trainer and sports nutrition specialist behind Ebylife

Born in Scotland, what made you want to move to Barcelona? 

I was actually living in Buenos Aires, Argentina for 7 years prior to moving to Barcelona so Scotland didn’t necessarily feature into the equation. My wife and I had spent a summer in Barcelona a couple of years prior to moving and we instantly fell in love with Barcelona’s charm. Closer to home, a more stable economy, a very similar climate and language than Argentina. It was a no brainer really!

When and how did you start Ebylife? 

I started Ebylife in Buenos Aires around 5 years ago. After a few close friends asked me if I would be willing to train them, I enthusiastically agreed to start a group fitness class that would eventually become known as Abfab. Having spent the good majority of my life working out, I was keen to try my hand at helping those around me to get fit and healthy. Needless to say the training sessions were a big success and it wasn’t long until I was training friends of friends and then eventually attracting a wider range of clients requesting personal training and nutrition services. Ebylife was born!

What is the motto of Ebylife? 

I truly believe that no two people are exactly the same. Everyone has different goals, body types, abilities, personalities and lifestyle factors that affect their ability to train and live a healthy lifestyle. That’s why I offer a very personalised approach to fitness. By taking the time to get to know each and every client on a personal level, I can offer a more tailored approach to training and nutrition which often produces more effective results.

For you, the most important quality to have to be a good personal trainer? 

That’s a very good question. I would have to say one of the most important qualities is the ability to put those around you at ease. I get a lot of new clients that are often very nervous about working out for the first time or after a long break. It’s my job as a personal trainer to put them at ease and squash any self-doubts and fears they have as quickly as possible. That way they can relax, enjoy and focus on what’s most important, getting fit and healthy!

What is the most rewarding part of your job? 

Without a doubt, it’s seeing the quality of my client’s lives improve.

Many people will start an exercise and healthy diet plan to obtain a more aesthetically pleasing body – a beach bod if you will! While this is an extremely important factor and something I always work towards with my clients, it’s often the smaller benefits like feeling stronger and fitter, better sleep, more energy, less aches and pains and more confidence that give my clients the most pleasure. This for me, is extremely rewarding!

Have you always been living the Ebylife lifestyle? 

I’ve always been a very active person despite a few rather podgy years in my teens. Having played ice hockey as a youth, been an avid runner in my late teens and early twenties, done snowboard seasons in New Zealand and the US, I was always very interested sports. However, it wasn’t until I became a personal trainer and got certified that I really began to live the “Ebylife lifestyle”. A very important part of being a personal trainer is living the life you preach and I genuinely do live it! I’m constantly trying out new training methods and diet plans so that I can separate the fact from the fiction and then pass on the most accurate information to my clients first hand.

What is your trick to start your day? 

A strong coffee, a big bowl of porridge oats (Come on i’m Scottish) and a workout. I truly believe that by kick starting your day with some hearty food and a good sweat, you set yourself up to dominate the day.

The best advice someone ever gave you? 

From my dad who stole it from Lao Tzu. lol

During a difficult moment my dad said to me “If you’re anxious, you’re living in the future. If you’re depressed, you’re living in the past. If you are at peace, you’re living in the present.”  For some reason it really stuck with me and it’s something I always try to live by. I know it’s much easier said than done but if you can learn to really appreciate and live in the present, you’ll be a far happier person for it.  Life is too short to live anywhere but in the now!

An item you couldn’t live without? 

I should probably say something like my kettlebells or resistance bands but let’s be honest, if I didn’t have fitness equipment I could easily find a way to exercise without them. I’m a bit of a coffee fiend so I would probably have to say my Aeropress and milk frother!

Now we will ask you some questions so we can get to know you a bit more.

Beach or mountain? 

Does it have to be one or the other?! lol I’ve lived in the mountains and on the beach and genuinely love them both equally!

Early bird or night owl? 

Early bird.

Inside or outside? 

Outside 100%

Alone or in a group? 


Scotland or Spain?

Scotland for family, old friends, the humour and fish and chips with brown sauce. Spain for everything else.

Endurance or strength? 

80% Strength, 20% endurance.

Relaxing or invigorating? 

80% invigorating, 20% relaxing.

Black, white or green? Talking about Kailani of course!



They circulate throughout the city, spreading their impeccable style and sustainable technology, discover Yugo, the electric scooters and the fabulous team behind this two-wheeled revolution.

Can you tell us a bit more about Yugo?

YUGO is a start-up of motosharing. Our users have a fleet of  210 electric scooters scattered around the city that can be used at their convenience, paying just € 0.22 per minute and everything through an app, without keys or stations. We wanted to create not only a mode of transportation to go from A to B but a new way of life, an experience. In addition, all this helps the shared economy and the protection of the environment.

What are the profiles of the Yugo users?

The user of YUGO is anyone who wants to move around the city in a comfortable, fast and stylish way. Someone who respects the environment and believes in the culture of sharing and taking care of things.

What is the next step for you?

Continue to grow in Barcelona, at the fleet and operational area level. In parallel, launch new cities in Spain and in other European countries.

Yugo’s motto?

We don’t sell a product, we build an experience. Let’s share, let’s electrify, let’s ride!

Your tricks to start the day?

Coffee, lots of coffee, a shower and take a YUGO to go to work!

The last song that was stuck in your head?

Feel it still – Portugal. the man

The best advice that someone has given you?

Don’t drink and drive!


Now some questions to get to know you better. 

Early birds or night owls? 

Depends on the day.

Beach or mountain?


French style or German technology? 

What a question… French style 😉

Transport or leisure? 


Turtle or hare? 


Esthetic or functional?

Both, to get a job well done, it has to go together.

Modern or traditional?


Black, green or white? Talking about Kailani of course 😉


Kevin Gandica

Discover Kevin Gandica, talented painter and the voice of the amazing Kailani Place, Frankie Gallo Cha Cha Cha.

Where does your inspiration come from when you start a painting? 

It can come from my positive or negative emotions, music, sex, dislikes, politics, some occasional drunkenness, sporadic scribbles… sometimes I don’t know where it comes from, but it comes.

Whose work has influenced you the most? 

Hokusai, Warhol, Hieronymus Bosch, Dalí and Jacek Yerka.

Between all your paintings, which one is your favourite? Why?

Tuna-Porco. It is a trio of doble-magnum wine bottles that allow me to play and change the composition of the work depending on the whim of that day. It was the first work of that kind that I have made and my favourite until now. It is exhibited in Bar Brutal in Borne.

Aside from being an artist, you’re in charge of marketing and communication for the provocative Frankie Gallo Cha Cha Cha. What is the most rewarding part of your job? 

Eating… I love being in Frankie because there’s always something happening or someone you want to get to know. But what I love most is eating!

For you, what is essential to be a good community manager?

Discipline to organise your communications (quality I don’t have) and creativity for the copy and the interaction with the public.

What are your other hidden secrets? 

Cooking, dancing salsa, playing harmonica and throwing axes.

An item you couldn’t live without? 

I couldn’t live without painting or music. So something that allows me to listen to music (computer, turntable, phone, etc…).

The last song that got stuck in your head? 

Nightcall – Kavinsky

Now we will ask you some quick questions to get to know you better. 

Early bird or night owl? 

Both! But more of a night owl, I don’t sleep much.

Beach or mountain? 

Beach, I need to be near by the sea (that’s why I live in Barcelona now). In Guaira, I used to live between the sea and the mountain so I didn’t have to choose.

Pizza or arepa? 

I don’t know… too hard to choose! Next question!

Bright or pastel colours? 

Both… together but not mixed.

Oil or water? 

Water, I don’t like to wait for the oil to dry.

Abstract or figurative? 


Fast or slow? 


Serious or outrageous? 


Green, white or black? Talking about our healthy soft drinks of course! 

Green with ginger.


Where does the idea of creating TrendMap come from?

We saw the urge to collaborate actively and to put in light the creative background of Barcelona, promoting the local consumption, slow life and gastronomic creativity. Our main objective is to generate consumption consciousness.

We thought that the Barcelona that was being shown was very topical, and no one was connecting all these creative shops and restaurants on any 360º platform, combining offline and online under a very strict selection and more than anything, coherent between themselves.

Moreover, we wanted to maintain a traditional format which is the paper, as we come from a nostalgic generation that is interested in the “analogic” formats.

We wanted to put a light on our work and create a “desired object”. This is complicated to perceive in the cloud; it is only tangible if you can hold it in your hands. We care about the image, and because of this we collaborate with illustrators from Barcelona every edition, and taking special attention to our graphic line.


How did you girls meet each other?

From the beginning until now, the initial team has changed. The actual TrendMap was the fruit of being all at the right place at the right time.

From the founders, Marcia Lennona is actually the one that is leading the project, together with new team made with only women and formed by:

Marcia Lennona, designer and fashion creative, Alba Ricart photograph and Tania Papiz, comig from Berlin that brings fresh ideas and a new vision on the project. We also collaborate with the girls from Ugly Studio as a graphic design studio.


What is the motto of TrendMap?



Your favourite Barcelona district?

Raval, because the three of us live there, we have our studio there and that was the district where the project was born.


What are the coolness criteria to enter in the TrendMap?

Each one of the establishments TrendMap has an added value, because of its image, design, product quality, local production, a creative offer, or an aesthetic sensitivity.


What are the main difficulties you had to face?

We are a small team with big responsibilities and sometimes we find really hard to get appreciation.

Attention to detail, building quality and maintaining our essence is not an easy task. The contact with each one of our clients is personalized and that make us spend long hours outside of the office. This is maybe the part the most sacrificed in our job.


In the future, TrendMap will get to other cities?

We hope that it will. Our idea is to consolidate ourselves in Barcelona, and to forge our own path to other European capital.


The best advice someone ever gave you?

Don’t worry, but get busy.


The last song that got stuck in your head?

Alba: Camarón de la Isla – Como En Agua

Tania: Kaytranada – Leave Me Alone

Marcia: El Último vecina – Mi Chulo


Now we’ll ask you some questions to get to know you better.


Beach or mountain?

Alba: Mountain

Tania: Beach

Marcia: Mountain


Early birds or nigt owls?

Early birds.


City or countryside?

Alba: Countryside

Tania: Countryside

Marcia: City


Alone or in a group?

In a group.


Culture, gastronomy or music?

All three in a festival.


Local or international?



Traditional or innovative?

Innovative with a touch of tradition


Black, green or white? Talking about Kailani of course 😉

Alba: Black

Tania: Green

Marcia: White.



Discover Lola Giardino, the designer behind Nona Bruna, the ceramic, recipes and creative experiences brand, all made only with love. 

What made you want to create NonaBruna? 

In 2012, I felt the need to give a concrete form to my own ideas. To let go the computer and start creating with my own hands. Something authentic, that would reconnect myself to my family traditions. Something that would make me come back home.

What are your main inspirations to create new products?

I get inspiration from my everyday, travels, nature, my family, books, people… everything can awaken my inspiration.

The motto of your brand? 

Each moment is unique and irreplaceable, so we need to make it matter.

How would you define your style?

Authentic, perfectly imperfect, organic, natural, beautiful, luminous.

Between all your works, which one is your favourite? Why?

My favourite one is the first ceramic plate I’ve made. It’s big, irregular, heavy. But it’s full of enthusiasm, innocence and lots of love. Now I’m making a new set, that I also really like.

¿Your trick to start your day?

Meditating 20min, having breakfast with cereales, fruits, seeds and vegetable milk. 

The best advices someone has ever given you? 

When someone is seeking advice, they actually want to confirm their own theory.

The last song that was stuck in your head? 

At Home – Crystal Fighters

An item you couldn’t live without? 

I can’t think of any items. I couldn’t live without my sisters.

Now we will ask you some questions so we can get to know you a bit more. 

Beach or mountain? 


Early bird or night owl?

Night owl

Inside or outside? 

I love staying at home, but I also love nature and travels.

Alone or in a group? 

I love spending time on my own, but also sharing time with beautiful people.

Argentina, Italy or Spain? 

Barcelona, Necochea

Colourful or crude? 


Gastronomy or ceramic? 

All together.

Black, white or green? Talking about Kailani of course! 

White 🙂


Get to know Paula and Miriam, the half Colombian, half Canarian duo behind the electric jewellery brand Gaviria Jewellery

How and when was Gaviria created?

Gaviria was founded in 2015 by the designer Paula Gaviria who previously worked at WGSN, Karl Lagerfeld and Inditex. Later I, Miriam Estévez  joined the project and brought my own knowledge of luxury, after working with brands such as Chloé or Piaget.

How your duo’s melting pot influences your style? 

Working together has been building up the brand little by little until merging ideas and becoming stronger. Paula comes from the fashion world, advertisement and trends while I come from industrial, graphic and luxurious design. Bringing all the worlds together and our shared passion for art and contemporary culture are the things that have most influenced our everyday life and defined our style.

Who are the artists that inspire you the most? 

Every collection is based on an artistic movement o a specific artist. For us, culture and contemporary art is the starting point of our designs. In the last collections, we have drawn on artists like Jeff Kons or Anish Kapoor and art movements such as Pop Art and the film genre Spaghetti Western. We love moving from one era to another and reinterpreting the passionating world of art in our own way.

Between all your jewels, which one is your favourite? 

It’s hard to talk about only one product. Each one of our jewels talks to us in a different way and send us to a different universe. Maybe we would chose the earring Fortune Cookie or the earring Anish. They were one of the first designs, they shaped the line of the brand and until now they remain timeless.

Gaviria’s motto? 

Tutti Frutti is our favourite colour! 🙂

What exciting news are about to happen for Gaviria? 

We have numerous news that we can’t reveal yet! Soon enough, we’ll communicate about  it on our social media. We are really happy to see that hardwork is paying off. What we can say though is that our jewels will soon be available in Japan, Korea, China, The United States, Germany and London. And also really soon, we’ll present our new collection in Paris with our showroom Rainbowwave.

Gaviria in one song? 

Each collection is based on an art movement as well as songs that add up to this world. While we were shooting the campaign for the collection Spaghetti Western our song was Another Weekend of Pink. Now we can’t stop listening to Yo!My Saint.

An item you couldn’t live without? 

We’d say our calendar, the sketchbook and the phone.

Your advices to start you day well? 

Everyday we meet to organise our tasks and prioritise them. It is really important to keep everything under control to make sure everything comes to perfection.

Now we’re going to ask you some littles questions to get to know you better. 

Beach or mountain? 

Paula prefers the mountain as for me I’d say the beach.

Early birds or night owl? 

Depends on the day.

Fast or slow?

Fast! We never stop!

Electric or pastel? 

We accord with electric.

Traditional or avant-guardiste?

A mix in between.

¿Chic or choc? 


From Barcelona or international?


Black, green or white? Talking about Kailani of course! 

Always white!