Enter the Lampe Tour Eiffel Je t'aime from 28-year-old designer Pierre Gonalons for Ascete. In black with an off-kilter black lacquered lampshade, it's a tribute to the city's reigning symbol with a requisite dose of attitude that keeps it from being too cute. Also available in metallic silver. €269 via Absolument Design.
- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristinh @ apartmenttherapy . com