Jackie fell in love with DWI's Cellula chandelier, which is pictured above, but its $2,730 price tag made it OUT of reach. Jackie then went to work, starting off with a visit to IKEA where she snagged a Tidig pendant. From there it was just a matter of
I am not ashamed to admit that I let out an audible gasp when I saw this knock-off chandelier project. It is gorgeous! And at over $200 less than its original inspiration, I'd call that a knock-out knock-off.
One of the signs above is a knock off. Can you guess which one?? Amy, who is the knock-off-er, didn't know what the sign said, but she knew she loved it as soon as she saw it in a Pottery Barn catalog. So, she whipped
Nike had been pining over a lantern she'd seen at Ballard Design. The pricetag, however, was a little steep ($59-$79), so Nike decided to make one. You'll never guess what she used to do it either. Have an idea? To see if you guessed right, take a look at the supplies list:
Knock offs are great, aren't they? I've noticed, however, they usually go one of two ways. 1. They look just as good as the original or 2. they look almost as good as the original. In this case, I think the knock off looks BETTER than the original, (a print at World Market $129). Now, can you guess which is the original? Take a look at the knock off in situ:
I'm not sure what I'd do with a bunch of decorative spheres emblazoned with numbers and letters*, but I ADORE them. Suesan first spray painted
Nina Tolstrup of Studiomama makes furniture out of wood pallets, which she sells. She also sells plans to make some of the furniture as well. The up and downside for Ms. Tolstrup is that her for-sale plans are simple, which also means they're knock-off-able using just
Pottery Barn sells a multi-panel mirror that clocks in at 700 bananas. Mikael did a DIY version for---drum roll, please--60 dollars. The outcome is very hard to distinguish from the original. If you'd like to make one for yourself, just make a trip to Lowes with this list in hand:
Decor Pad points out that Pottery Barn's Bedford Modular Desk Set can be acheived by almost half the cost by shopping J.C. Penney. The Pottery Barn version is pictured above and the new J.C. Penney version below. Each look contains the same elements, which are listed below along with their prices. To get the discounted J.C. Penney prices you can get 4% back at Ebates.com and a 15% off coupon via coupon code APRSURV9.
When I spotted these Arne Jacobson-style chairs, I looked around for an Italian Cafe or posh sandwich shop, but there was no getting round it, they were the McDonald's seating area.
Now, McDonald's = The Bad Guys, and seeing good design...
A few years back, Herman Miller launched their "Get Real" campaign in an effort to "promote the genuine articles." It’s completely understandable that designers and artists go to great lengths trying to prevent others from profiting off their intellectual property.
However, the world being what it is, we probably all know where we can buy knock-off Ray-Bans, Rolex, and Louis Vuitton handbags. But the question is, should we buy them? And if we do...