like it // love it: Miles Desk Lamp by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co
I'm introducing a new feature on the blog today: like it // love it! You know when you find a lamp, a piece of art, or a dress you like, but it's out of reach, because it's either only available to the trade, or it's too expensive? Well, with like it // love it, I'll help you find a similar item you will love even more than the original, because it's accessible and less expensive. To start us off, we have the Miles Desk Lamp by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co, which we like at $275, and its lookalike the Threshold Gold Take Lamp by Target, which we love at only $49.99!
A couple of things to keep in mind with like it // love it:
- "You get what you pay for." I will only select pieces I feel confident recommending, but, remember, with a lower price point often comes lesser quality. Both featured pieces are fabulous, so determine for yourself which is more important: quality or aesthetic (or both!).
- While I think it's wrong to steal someone else's design, I also believe we are creatively inspired and influenced by everything around us. I dare to say, nothing is original but rather everything is a result of something else. Newton's law of conservation states that energy/matter cannot be created or destroyed. It can only be transformed. (If you don't already know, I am a science and word nerd.) So, yes, these posts will expose the copycats, but they will also honor the "originators."
Hope you enjoy this new feature! Let me know if you have an item that needs a less expensive alternative.