This time I’m going to open it up to Ballard Designs and Restoration Hardware in addition to PB. I know there are others out there, but I feel that there must be some restraints or it just ends up as anything-goes and the original idea is lost. If you feel strongly that I should include another catalog, make a suggestion and I’ll consider it.
I have a stack of old catalogs, some of them 4 or 5 years old. It’s perfectly fine to knock-off something that they don’t sell anymore, but I would like you to have a photo of the original item, either scanned in from an old catalog, or if you’re able to find it somewhere on the internet, or a photo you took in the store. I don’t want something totally unique that you made that you think has the PB, BD, or RH “look”; that’s awesome, but it’s doesn’t fit this party.
So, the rules:
- your knock-off entry must be made by you
- you must include a picture of the original item from the catalog so we can compare
- it must be a specific comparable item, like my lamp shade, and not just a “this kind of has the PB look to it”