When my electrician brother-in-law installed a dimmer for me once, I was the happiest girl in the whole wide world. Why are dimmers so radical? Why is chocolate delicious? It just is!
This Electro Puff Lamp Dimmer ($35) dims the light as an electronic sensor, but with a decidedly un-minimal look — its fuzziness is due to the recycled carpet fibers it's made from (just tap to control the light levels). And the green, white, and blue motif? I'm not sure, but it's earthly, right?