We should be flattered, we know. To have someone blatantly rip off our designs shouldn't make us upset, right?
These are our original designs, created by our talented design department.
SL000414 Cynara Mural shown on 6x6 Tumbled Durango
SL000421 Amarone Wine Mural on 6x6 Tumbled Durango
See if you can find the knock-offs on this page:
They didn't even bother to change the name on one of them! At least they have a bit of taste - these are two of our most popular designs.
There is definitely some soap opera drama to this. Presenting the not-ready-for-daytime mini-drama
"As the Tile Turns!"
We were once happy together. They bought our product and sold it to their eager customers. It was a blissful time.
We discovered the knock-offs of our designs on their website over a year ago.
Oh the betrayal! One of our own customers! How could they?
We tried to appeal to their better nature. We asked them very nicely to stop ripping off our designs. They declined.
We had to break it off entirely. The separation was unfortunate, but necessary.
We moved on to other, more healthy, relationships.
Later, we hear through the grapevine that they went out of business. Karma, anyone?
And then it happens. While innocently skipping through the land of Twitter, we come upon a tweet about hand-painted murals. We follow the link and HORRORS!
The same stolen designs! A website that looks suspiciously similar to old one!
Could it be?!
Has an evil twin come to town?!
[Cue dramatic music - dun, dun, dunnnn!]
Will our heroine ever be free of this copycat?
Will the evil twin try to pass himself off as an upstanding citizen?
Tune in next week for the next thrilling episode of
As the Tile Turns!
By the way, the Audrey Hepburn images used in this blog post are from the 1956 film War & Peace and the 1963 film Charade. And more importantly, they are in the Public Domain.