From Schoolhouse Electric Supply Co. (in Portland, where else) comes the Ion Table Lamp. It's simple, quaint, and evocative. I like it. It's $85 and comes in either black or white (with a range of cord colors). As someone in the market for reasonably priced, but well-designed studio lighting, I can certainly see this being a purchase. Plus, being made in the USA doesn't hurt either. If you want one yourself, you can find it here.
Do note, you will have to buy the bulb separately from the base, but Schoolhouse has a range of unique Edison style bulbs like the one pictured. Those will run you an additional $15-$20, but as you can see here, they've got lots of character.