Today’s entry was inspired by a link someone sent me to a blog entry that featured someone’s example of a knock off. The source is immaterial and remains unnamed but we can learn a lot from its example. The critical issues at hand were material selection and pattern execution. The thing to keep in mind is that its designer was not intending to pirate or anything like that. Regardless, even as an educational exercise, there are critical lessons to be had. The first one being material selection in so much as we’ve discussed it before, a rendition will hardly resemble the source of inspiration if one’s materials are not compatible et cetera. Anyway, no criticism of its maker is intended but that the item is critiqued makes this a sensitive topic. However regretfully, I can only post it in the forum. Looking forward to your comments.