Founder at The Poplar, Split
Maya is the creative mind behind Poplar, a clothing brand distinguished by classic design principles and lively, youthful photography. She makes all of the prototypes herself, and is also responsible for Poplar’s imagery, which blends analogue and digital photos. She is stimulated by the architecture of Split, her 1,700-year-old hometown situated on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Another source of inspiration for her is Jugoplastika, a local factory that produced high quality clothing and goods from the ‘50s through the ‘90s.
Your idea of happiness?
Your idea of misery?
If not yourself, who would you be?
A professional skateboarder.
Real heroes are probably unknown.
What is your present state of mind?
Bedside table books?
At the moment it's two Hobbit books, one in Croatian and one in English. Two different editions, couldn't resist.
What do you do if you can’t sleep at night?
I like to draw at night.
Do you collect anything?
Yes, but I try not to. I get frantic with stationery like pencils and notebooks. I also have weaknesses for hair bows and postcards.
What is the strangest thing you believed as a child?
That a piece of fabric was my dog, Floki.
What are your plans for this weekend?
Forest, sea and buying tickets for next weekend's Neutral Milk Hotel concert!
“Major Leagues,” by Pavement.
Right or left-handed?
What is the best dish you can cook?
What is your middle name?
I don't think I have one.
What do you do in your free time?