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We like to shop online as much as we like to shop on foot. But sometimes, the overwhelming selection of web merchandise leaves us torn between two similar items. Here, we'll ask you to pick for us. Call it Sophie's Other Choice. Feel the need to explain your decision? Hit up the comments.
On the left, we have the Philippe Starck Archimoon K table light. Cost: $464 on Mossonline.com. Crucial details: made of acid-etched glass with a polycarbonate shade, grey aluminum arms, and a die-cast base; accommodates one 40 watt halogen bulb; 22" vertical arm.
On the right, we have the Achille Castiglioni Ipotenusa table lamp. Cost: $500 on Mossonline.com. Crucial details: enameled die cast aluminum reflector and base; accommodates one 50 watt halogen bulb; 24.5" high.