I wouldn't necessarily say that I have a thing for lamps. I have a thing for shoes and a thing for sunglasses and even a thing for rugs. But lamps aren't normally on my radar.
Which makes it seem kind of odd that I felt the need to DIY two lamps within a pretty short time span. The lamps I've had in my livingroom are 8 years old and 12 years old. Because once I find a lamp I love, that's kind of a wrap.