Amanda, While shopping for a task lamp I realized that their are sooo many options out there. It's really a style that has stood the test of time. Moreover, it has evolved into a household staple because it used to be regarded solely as a lamp for a desk/office and now it is being seen on bedside tables and credenzas.... Totally versatile.
Here are some gorgeous examples that can be found around the city:
You posted about this one before: ikea.com and cheap! What you can't see very well is the striping in the cord. A lovely detail.
The above three are westelm.com. I really like the first of them - I think it's the marble base. Unique.
These two are from structube.com. By far Chris' favourite.
This one wouldn't work anywhere because of the teal rope but in the right place could be phenomenal. Crateandbarrel.com
Ahhh elte.com, you never cease to impress.