I've had a crush on this floor lamp ever since I first saw this photo years ago, in Domino Magazine. Known as the Grasshopper lamp, it's a mid century icon. Greta Magnusson Grossman, a Swedish interior and product designer, created it in 1948.
The design has weathered the decades well. Equal parts architectural and cute, it would add a welcome note of whimsy to many a space. Only one problem: it's not cheap. An official reproduction will set you back $875, and you don't even want to know about an original.
A close cousin, no? And at just $149, it's a pretty incredible price. I'm partial to the black.
There are a few good knockoffs of the original available, too, namely this one and this one. But if unofficial reproductions make you squeamish, the Mick Brindle is a lovely alternative. So let's file this under "good buys/good design," shall we? And I'll be sure to let you know of any others that come my way.