Monday, July 25, 2011

Is Anything Really New & Original When It Comes To Design?

I was hanging out on the beach when I got two separate emails. One from a past client and another from
fellow blogger Autumn, both basically saying, "Hey, have you seen the latest Pottery Barn Kids catalog?" 

Ah, no. I'm watching the kids and dogs and the surf. Oh, and checking email thanks to my iPhone.

The client said they could have at least said thanks while Autumn noticed an EERIE similarity. 

{photo sent to me from one of my favorite bloggers, Autumn of Design Dump}

 Thanks for the compliment Pottery Barn! Imitation is indeed the highest form of flattery, I say.




Whether the room in PB was actually inspired by Max's room or another, who inspired me? I'm sure I saw something, somewhere, that sparked my imagination.

So while I could repeat Max's sentiments from a situation with his sister:
"IT'S NOT FAIR!!"...

Is anything ever truly original?

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  1. HA! That's amazing... or maybe that's really un-amazing.. I can't decide!? Pottery Barn has totally ripped off your look... wow. What a way to start off your week... quite flattering!

    abodelove.blogspot.com

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  2. I guess imitation is the most sincere form of flattery...

    I like Max's room better anyway : )

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  3. Hi. I am new to your site and glad I found it.
    There's definitely a rip off/inspire-by fest going on -- interpretation vs duplication -- but PB version cannot hold a candle to max's room. Their mariner's compass is just up there hanging out in the vast open ceiling space hum-dee-hum (if it was blown out of proportion to 5' or so -- it might have more positive impact) -- but yours has total relevance as it relates to the light fixture.
    Beyond whether of not their execution of your idea worked,if in fact they were inspired by you, it might be nice to cross brand a little bit. All the on line magazines are featuring bloggers prominently, and since PB likes to editorialize its content to a degree (and ultimately sell it all), it could benefit them.
    So, whose chalkboard paint do you use? :)

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  4. I saw that in the PB kids catalog this week! I have been following your blog a long time and I think that is YOUR project, but I guess it is a big complement that pottery barn copied you!

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  5. Take it as a compliment. I would say congratulations!

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  6. I opened the catalog yesterday and saw the photo and immediately thought of Max's room! I even said something to my husband about how PB copied YOU. I actually prefer Max's room -- not fond of that blue paneling.

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  7. Wow - that's incredibly big of you! The resemblance is uncanny! Here's hoping we can all be as grown-up as you in taking the high road!

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  8. Wow, I don't know if I'd be flattered or furious if I were you. It seems to me that they could have done a less literal interpretation of your creative design.

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  9. I believe all things are inspired. HOWEVER, blatent copying for profit is stealing. I mean really, you have a popular blog, ( and even if it wasn't), and anyone who sees that will know it came from you! Shame on Pottery Barn, I say! Credit should be given where it's due. I admire that you are taking the high road. But make no mistake. Pottery Barn made a huge, planned faux pas.

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  10. Do you need my lawyer's number?

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  11. Duh, they totally copied you. Congratulations for being such an inspiration to all Janell. They aren't the ones who asked the age question a while back are they?

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  12. I think you should be proud that they have all the money under the sun to hire the best to recreate your idea, um, and yours is SO MUCH MORE BEAUTIFUL. Truly. Your room in general has such a custom feel and they really didn't do your design much justice. Who knew blogs had so much influence in the world? I didn't, until I dove into this bloggy world. So cool. xo shel

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  13. I usually don't comment but wow! How could I not? Honestly, that's a rip-off, flattering but a rip-off. Honestly you would think that they'd try to tweak it a little or leave out some element of your room (Max's room). It's PB, they'll make millions (?) off of it but we all know the truth. And you're a bigger person than I would be. I would have a hard time with it. I guess that's why we all love you so much!! Keep inspiring them...and us.

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  14. Wow! So there are definitely several different ways to react. I can see both sides for sure (flattered or upset), but when it comes right down to it, I think one would have to choose flattered. For the simple reason that it's much more fun than getting upset, secondly because you are right that almost nothing is completely original, but lastly because it's a given that any good idea will most certainly get copied. And we all love a good knockoff, don't we?! :)

    Regardless, I still struggle with whether it's right to knockoff art that's available for purchase (ie Amanda Talley knockoffs around blogland)...even though they look great and I could be seriously tempted to do it myself. So I did a post about it awhile back and I think everyone thought I was crazy to even question it. Everyone seemed to think it was completely ok (as long as you were doing it for your own home).

    Anyway, sorry for the long comment. I just think this is an interesting topic. :)

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  15. With all of the PB knockoffs out there I guess Pottery Barn finally got their turn! I believe one of the other commenters already said it, but Max's room is definitely better. Take it as a form of flattery! At least Pottery Barn continues to have good taste!

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  16. Janell - you responded to this AMAZINGLY!!! and in such a 21st century way. I think you are right, we all borrow from one another in the end.

    I am a little uncomfortable, however, with a huge corporation benefiting off the backs of small and indie designers though.

    Stay awesome!

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  17. I know a great patent attorney! LOL....wow that is a high form of flattery indeed!!! At least call it the Isabella and Max room, Pottery Barn! That is something worth contacting their customer relations over, I think I would just to have "it out there".....shows you the power of a power blogger!

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  18. Wow! Huge compliment, but really I gotta agree with a lot of these comments. They have tons of money and designers on staff and they COPY your design to the T! At least we know where the real talent came from. Some credit would be nice! This happened to a blogger friend of mine with her son's room, she saw her exact room from the crib, rug,accessories, wall color and pattern 2 years after she posted it in a magazine done by another "designer".

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  19. Oh Janell......I have run into this SO many times, doing surface design! And now, when a design is sitting in a factory in China being put on a product (a ceramic plate, maybe) another manufacturer will see it and ask the factory if it's available. They say yes! So then it is "duplicated" for another customer, unbeknownst to me, or my customer.
    Anyway, it is certainly an ongoing issue.

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  20. It sure does look similar! Wow. That's pretty wild. I think you should definitely be flattered! I like my daughter's room, but I don't think Pottery Barn will be copying it any time soon. Ha. :)

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  21. For the record, I think your design looks so much nicer. (I can tell you put "love" in it). The PB design is lacking something in my opinion. (Maybe originality?) :)

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  22. I don't think anything is ever truly original but I do have to say your execution is worlds better.

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  23. Ironic . I am on your blog searching for how to prep my new chalk board, ha. I (He) just completed a new project on my list. Good news is I planned on giving you kiddos in my reveal post. The peeps at PB need to send you a gift card, obviously your (max's) room was the inspiration. Hollywood has lost lawsuits with less evidence of "inspiration".

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  24. Wow! The Pottery Barn bedroom really looks similar to Max's room. And like what others have already said, they have all the money in the world and they have to copy your design? The uncomfortable thing about it is they don't give you any proper credit. But at the same time, it's flattering. Anyway, I think Max's room looks way better and I am sure all your readers would agree!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  25. As I would expect, you are taking the positive approach of being flattered and you should. As other comments mentioned, this company has the $$ to have their designers come up with original ideas, but instead they chose to duplicate yours, almost to a "T." Aggravating, annoying, not fair, but a huge compliment. I imagine that if you contacted them, they would deny any wrong doing, but it might be worth registering with them so they don't do it again, to you or someone else.
    Cathy

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  26. They're Pottery Barn for goodness sake...you'd think they could come up w/ their own ideas! OR, at least change it enough...different colors perhaps? It's just too close.

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  27. i loved reading through the other comments. i agree that being inspired bu another room/designer/project is totally fine, as long as credit is applied. THIS however, is blatant copying, and really ticks me off.

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  28. i'd say "congrats!" : ) and an email to pottery barn is in store. : ) i think you are so right though...i read somewhere that everything good is ripped off...it's how the next person interprets it that makes it something special though....definitely something to think about. :)

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  29. I was wondering the same thing... is there an 'original' ANYTHING?
    First Hollywood- Movies, TV shows, clothing styles,and Country Music Songs ...Now this!
    Even Max's room isn't safe from the 'copy cat' thieves.
    ...and still we all do it! We look at blog after blog searching for inspiration. And try to make it our own.
    Well-- my question is, Do Decorators get awards like Country Music Stars and Movie Producers?

    ...I'd nominate you! Pat

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  30. Of course we get inspiration from all around us, but this is a "copy". While it is flattering, it would still annoy me. I mean, what is this person getting paid for? Copying rooms from blogs? Yours it much nicer anyway. Maybe you should ask for compensation (wink).

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  31. wow! thats crazy!!! I know just the other day I was looking at Pottery Barn Teen catalog and they are selling these ruffle pillows & felt floral pillows-just like the ones that have been on Etsy for FOREVER. I wonder in PB has a blog scout that just goes around looking at whats out there. LOL

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  32. Imitation is the highest form of flattery... but it's also really annoying.

    The SAME thing happened to Melanie from My Sweet Savannah a few months ago. She had painted a "Guest Cottage" sign that they copied almost exactly down to the colors and fonts.

    See pics here: http://mysweetsavannah.blogspot.com/2011/04/see-similarities.html

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  34. Hope I don't get something written about my Serena and Lily boys bedroom I knocked off!!!

    But seriously, we do it all the time. But we do it worse than they do. We say look at how we recreated this __
    That pottery barn has for $89 and we made it for $2!! I think its flattering. What other blogger have they copied???

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  35. wow - that's incredibly similar (only yours is nicer!).
    While this may be flattering, it sort of ticks me off, the same way I felt when I was in grade school and Suzie showed up to school in the same sweater after asking me where i got it.
    PB is paying someone for ideas and instead they should have paid you!

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  36. I commend you for putting this into words so well. I might have thrown a tantrum.

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  37. Wowza, THAT IS eerily similar! I like yours better though to be honest....and no, I don't think there are any original ideas any more. Just different twists on the same things.

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  38. How funny! I think they *must* have seen Max's room - theirs is just too similar. Good for you for having such a good attitude about it - it is flattering that Pottery Barn would copy you! :)

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  39. Well, Perhaps you should start working for them! Seems they like your ideas.

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  40. Well it is too close for comfort I think!!! Pottery barn is notorious for this. I have heard of others that this has happened too. I can't remember who, but I do remember being surprised. They send out scouts to bring back ideas to duplicate. Congratulations on the compliment!!! I did a post on this very question called There is nothing new under the sun!!

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  41. Flattering but nuts! True that everyone gets inspiration from something or somewhere. I usually have something inspired that's small and incorporate many ideas into one room. Most people do not take one room and copy the whole thing. And if they do they would call it a copy cat. Way to have a great attitude about it! That being said I wish I was better at original ideas myself! I;m getting better though!

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  42. You handled it with class and grace. However, I would still send them a thank you note explaining how excited you were to see a variation of your room in their catalog. I would then offer your services to them should they need help in the future.

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  43. When I saw the catalog, I knew they copied you! Way, way too similar... flattering, but annoying!

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  44. Pottery barn has been playing the rip-off game for sometime now. This particular instance just reiterates what a brilliant job you did with Max's room..truly 'inspiring'!! Hope you are having a great time at the beach!! xx meenal

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  45. i also think it is flattery. they love your look, and why shouldn't they? it seems this subject is the topic of the week as i have seen others discussing it and even a similar topic on apartment therapy. i think all ideas originate somewhere and we all have our own take or spin on them and it is ok to copy as long as you somehow make it uniquely yours, too.

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  46. I think we have to remember that "they" at Pottery Barn is made up of lots of different people. I worked in house in advertising for a big company in my long and diverse past, and I know the pressures put on folks
    to come up with design ideas.
    I suspect some designer on staff saw your blog and just ripped it off. It's possible that that person took credit for it and no one else at Pottery Barn saw your blog.
    So, yes, that's wrong, but what can you do about it beyond the gracious response you have offered.
    Of course, it's also possible that PB has a policy to scour and steal ideas from the best blogs.

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  47. Wow! Congrats? Sorry? That's just crazy.

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  48. i'm on the fence on this one. i agree with, "not even a thanks!" but again, it's PB and that's pretty darn cool that they respect and admire your designs.

    life's not fair! ;)

    ashley

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  49. I just wanted to say that I love your response. You are a class act!

    Also, to be fair to PB, they do most of their catalog shoots in real homes in the Bay Area. It could have been the homeowner or her designer that was "inspired" by Max's room.

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  50. This has been a pet peeve of mine for awhile. A lot of bloggers have been upset lately that other people and companies (like Pottery Barn) are stealing their ideas. Sometimes I laugh because some of their examples of "theft" are actually things I made with my kids fifteen or more years ago. We just didn't have a way to spread our accomplishments to the masses. There are very few original ideas out there in the blogosphere. I have seen compasses on ceilings for decades in magazines and in fact wanted to paint one on my bedroom ceiling over ten years ago but never got around to it. I love to see what other people create and that is why I read blogs, but to accuse others of stealing their ideas is ludicrous.

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  51. I would have been very upset and yet you set an example and handled it with class.

    Your design is original and frankly was done a lot better!

    Hugs girl.

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  52. We know! and THEY know. Everything I do is inspired from you. My blog gets monotonous saying 'saw this idea on janell's fab blog' :)

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  53. You, Janell, are a gracious woman.

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  54. I say take the compliment and run with it...how flattering. I think creative types sometimes overlap one another in ideas. Yet, I do think some things are original too. I know when it comes to design I don't use an inspiration magazine tear to start a project. I never work from other designers spaces. I create a space based on many factors, but not other designers rooms...they've already been done. I am hired to do new spaces. How wonderful is Pottery Barn was inspired by your space...it is fabulous!

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  55. I do think that when Pottery Barn is knocking you off, you have arrived, my dear. Soak it in (once it has soaked in, as Tina mentioned, my hubby is a patent lawyer and would be glad to help you)!! M.

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  56. I do think that when Pottery Barn is knocking you off, you have arrived, my dear. Soak it in (once it has soaked in, as Tina mentioned, my hubby is a patent lawyer and would be glad to help you)!! M.

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  57. However, YOUR design is much better- MUCH better.

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  58. I've felt for a long time that Pottery Barn has really ceased to bring creative inspiration. Many of their products are knock offs of antiques but not changed for today's living in any way. Your room has much more soul than something for mass reproduction.

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  59. Yes you definitely took the high road--something I can't say I would have done. haha. I agree with Courtney Out Loud though...i'd definitely write them. They totally took this idea from you. Who knows, you could be the next Suzanne Kasler for PB like she is for Ballard. :)

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  60. Janell, your son Max's room is delightful. I would be flattered that Pottery Barn used your inspiration. It must feel a little odd however, I get it. By the way, several years ago when my son was about eight, he decided he wanted an "Indiana Jones" bedroom. I wallpapered his room in a very nice vintage map paper, with a thirties vibe. We then collected assorted vintage items (the leather hat,old compass etc.), from the genre and added a copper bi-plane hung from the sky- cloud ceiling. He had a campaign style oak bunk bed and several thirties pictures of boats, ships, etc. You get the idea. He loved that room until the day he left home, he is twenty-one now. I'll bet Max will too. Your rooms and tutorials speak to your generous nature and you truly do inspire all of your readers!

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  61. You are a very good sport! I'd be a little annoyed, but ultimately flattered. And, it gives you super bragging rights!
    Stacy

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  62. Hard to know what to say:

    1. Congrats that PB is inspired by you.
    2. Way to take the "copy" with grace.
    3. Now, I REALLY think they should have given credit where credit is due.

    Brittany

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  63. I'm so impressed with your response, and good things will come to you for it. There is definately no doubt about it your room looks much more sophisticated and put together then the PB one. What an amazing thing normally on blogs I see people trying to emulate Ballard or PB and you are the one they are now emulating, you know you've arrived!!!!

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  64. Flattering or not they should give credit where credit is due!

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  65. I have to agree with Eve, it's highly probably that the "higher-ups" have no idea this was copied. It was probly a designer who scouts blogs for ideas. And I too, would be flattered. And yes, it's true we all get inspiration from *somewhere*. And I admire your handling of it. HOWEVER. This is flat out stealing/copying by a company that intends to make $$$$ from YOUR design. And that's where the difference lies. We all use ideas from other bloggers, etc; but PB SELLS their stuff. And I can tell you from personal experience, I'd be more than a little PO'd. I used to write for an online magazine, back when i raised parrots and owned a pet store. I still have many articles that can be found online. I wrote an article once about a specific species of parrot for the online magazine, and about 3 months later my article appeared in a national magazine (BirdTalk) supposedly written by one of their staff. True, *some* of the wording had been changed around a little, but as soon as I started reading the article I KNEW it was mine. To make a long story short, it took one phone call, I directed them to the website of my article, and I was immediately compensated for the article, as well as offered a writing gig. LOL The "higher-ups" had no idea the article was copied, they simply took the writer's word for it that it was his own work..... As I said, I can understand "inspiration", but.... I think you have to draw the line somewhere, even if it's just credit for the design. :(

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  66. How crazy is this?! Definitely be flattered (: But seriously...it looks almost identical. Hmmm! Courtney's comment is great...offer your services to them. Love it! (:

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  67. Janell you are full of grace and poise, frankly though I think some sort of source...um, where we got the grand idea from hello!...is due. Your faithful readers know and while it is flattery, in my opinion, it's dishonest, and I really wonder if they thought no one would notice? really?!

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  68. I am sorry this happened to you . No... I don't look at this as flattery when it comes from a big business... copy.
    As bloggers the ideas are meant to be shared and even copied in our homes, for our personal use! by the way... love YOURS more!
    Have a PRETTY day!
    kristin

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  69. OMG I have just posted a 'design copycat' post...snap!
    I wouldn't feel flattered...I would be MAD! You created a unique concept for YOUR son, only to have half of the little boys in the USA end up with the same room. What if you had designed this for a paying client who wanted something exclusive and original? Face it, they stole your intellectual property and I'm pretty sure there are laws against that. Max's room is beautiful, hats off to you! Boo PB copycats! Thats tacky and naive of them to think they wouldn't be found out!

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  70. It's clear that there are some opinions on this with 72 comments already. :) I guess the good thing is that yours is a unique one-of-a-kind version, whereas the PB version will be mass produced...

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  71. This seems fishy...but like others have said, it's quite flattering at the same time. It's just that if you are obviously inspired by something, the appropriate thing to do is give credit - which PB did not. In our interior design blog land, I find everyone does their best to give credit and reveal their inspiration process, which is nice and makes for a good community. Max's room is awesome!

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  72. Very cool. I was thumbing through the catalog last night, and thought it looked a lot like your son's room. So funny to find this post in my mailbox this morning...

    Keep up the inspiring work!

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  73. Loved reading through everyone's comments and the various perspectives, thanks! I feel another post coming on, I've had experience with similar issues in the past, gotten legal advice, and in one situation even pursued the issue through an attorney...more than I can write about in a comment. I'll get to that soon, I feel there is more to discuss on copywrite and trademark issues to be sure.

    Janell

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  74. I'll add my 2 cents by saying it is proof positive that PB copied you. I like your response--in addition to the fact that your design is so much better.

    It's hard to know what to do, since this is an issue of how you make a iving. However, you are correct, "there's nothing new under the sun," and we all are inspired by something. A lawsuit is a horrible way to suck energy and money out of your life, but you've definitely got a case for mediation and reparation it seems.

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  75. It is what you make it so why not consider it as you have...a positive form of flattery.

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  76. Max's room looks better than PB. Take it as flattery . Your Designs Rock !!!!!

    Stella

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  77. Yours is so much better because it is created with love! not to mention Max has an original. :)

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  78. I saw the page in the catalog last night and thought the exact same thing! I actually came on here today to contact you about it as well and found I'm not the only one who noticed. Your room is a true original and obviously an inspiration!

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  79. When I saw this picture in the Pottery Barn catalogue the other day, I immediately thought they had ripped off your design. Apparently, I wasn't the only one who thougt that. Great job on the room!

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  80. I got the PBK catalog the other day and immediately thought your design had been copied. I came across this post today and am confirmed that I was not the only one. Your design is better. :o)

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  81. ohh I have mixed feelings

    first I love that they are inspired by blogs~we are inspired by them, and I know I have done a few posts about Pottery Barn Hacks. Yippie, let the inspiration flow!

    but I also think of a few bloggers who have been forced to change their blog name and projects and links because of threats from huge businesses, one of which I thought was pottery barn. You can't have it both ways, right?

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  82. I'm pretty sure Pottery Barn also "was inspired" my Leah Moss of Moss Eclectic blog. She put mirrors in round wooden salad bowls and hung the on the wall. Not too much later, Pottery Barn came out with their new product 'PB Found Parat Mirror.'

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  83. I'm torn...

    Most of us these days see so many images and they make their way into our design choices.

    Was it intentional? Perhaps, perhaps not.

    I've been contemplating painting compass points around the base of a light fixture for years, but just haven't gotten around to it. So when I do finally do it, it will have been an original idea that more than one person had.

    So who knows?

    Bottom line, you have a beautiful room and amazing sense of design that has inspired many.

    Andrea | HomageStyle.com

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  84. Every year I attend the local Tour of Homes which usually has 4-6 decorated "show homes" open for touring.

    Over 15 years ago when I first moved to Atlanta, I toured a home that had a room with a map theme and an old-style compass painted on the ceiling. I still have photos of it on my computer.

    I think claiming that PB "ripped off" your look simply because they did something that's been around since the beginning of time is pretty darned egotistical.

    Sorry, but I don't see blue walls and a compass as anything so original that it deserves to be called "ripped off".

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  85. PB's version was a blatant rip-off. The neutral colors in the map and compass are unique to Max's room. Not egotistical, just fact.

    A sign of flattery and success? Absolutely. But at the same time Williams Sonoma loves to send "Cease and Desist" letters to bully moms like Ana-White's Knock Off Wood site and even me with my small time 200 feedback ebay auction of Pottery Barn items.

    I think a gift card is in order here. :-)

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  86. I'm no stranger to cease and desist letters, on the sending end. (and not to PB) This is my perspective:

    Big business likes to have it both ways; they want to take others ideas and they don't want others taking theirs. And unfortunately they usually get their way. Why? Deep pockets vs. the swallow pockets of most independent designers. How long can you afford to fight? Not long and they know it and count on it. Anyone is free to quote me on this.

    I feel another post coming on.

    Janell

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  87. Well, while you Janell have handled this with grace and class, I think that the rest of us (who are consumers) can all write PB to let them know that WE KNOW they ripped off the design and to ask why they didn't give proper credit?

    And Kara - the problem with your argument is that you have picked ONE element that PB used in your rant against Janell. What you fail to understand is that the room Janell designed is more than just a compass on the ceiling and blue walls. It's a whole color and mood scheme, the compass, the blue half-walls, etc.. In short, PB copied the entire look and feel of Max's room. While the individual elements themselves may be "common", the way Janell combined them is uniquely hers.

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  88. Sure would be "classy" of PB if they would have included a little link to your blog on that catalog page. . .and send you a little love gift (PB gift card). . .but I tend to agree with your post. . .more important things in life to focus on :) I look forward to an updated post. . .

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  89. I wrote to Williams Sonoma with two examples of their recent design theft to let them know it has not gone unnoticed and the actual designers should be credited and compensated. Wonder how they will respond? :-)

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  90. you're being too nice.
    that shit is unacceptable.
    THEY TOTALLY RIPPED YOU OFF!!

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  91. The concept of ownership of ideas and design and songs and written works is, imho, a source of conflict, grasping greed, and negativity. Granted, it's supposed to protect from those things, too . . . copyright began as a one-man shop's protection against big publishing houses who could reprint his work willy-nilly and claim it as their own.

    But.

    It has gone far, far beyond it's original intent. We're all inspired by something, by someone . . . an amazing interior designer (whose name I have long since forgotten) wrote something I'll never forget:

    "You're only as good as what you've seen."

    Now, some may quibble with that . . . others will agree wholeheartedly. But it does point up the fact that humans benefit tremendously from one another. I say, if someone gets an idea from me that allows them to support their family, run with it. The world is big enough, and the market wide enough, that there is plenty of room for the both of us. I'd rather compete in the realm of customer service, product quality, and innovation than feed at the trough of monopoly and stagnation.

    And it always saddens me to see people react vitriolically to these kinds of things . . . that does nothing to make the world a better place. I call it high flattery that PB knocked-off Max's room. And it has done nobody any harm in the process (well, unless they had a fit over it, I guess ;o). On the contrary, it has brought a ton of traffic to this blog . . . which is what bloggers want, right?

    Publicity is publicity is publicity . . . even negative stuff loses its sting after a while, and most people only remember the name, not the negative.

    And as for "design theft" . . . heaven save us. Can you IMAGINE the bullying that would happen to small-timers (hello, bloggers) if big companies started claiming design theft when one of us blogged about how we made a cool PB-inspired mirror, or built a piece of furniture that looked like theirs? (Hello Ana-White.com, which helps support their family, filled with free plans to build knock-off furniture!) Design theft laws might begin like copyright did, where copying was only illegal if you did it for profit . . . but we all know where copyright law has gone ("You may not breathe on my cd without permission").

    Congrats, Janell, for the huge pat on the back from PB. :o)

    (*Cross-posted as a post at my own blog.)

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  92. Max's room way better, hands down.

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  93. Love your response. Imitation is a form of flattery as you stated. If they were that inspired, I see it as a possible business opportunity.

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