Gorgeous brass lamp dimmer, only $500

File this one under “If I were a rich man.” Too subtle to be steampunk, too steampunk to be retro, and too retro to be modern, this simple little brass knob is absolutely beautiful. And what does it do? Well, it’s a dimmer for “nearly all incandescent lamp configurations (up to 300W max) and many halogen systems as well.” Smooth rheostat lighting for any lamp, very handy though probably not worth five bills in and of itself. Still, for the man who has everything but a dimmer, this is a lovely little piece of hardware. It was created by designer Mark Williams; you can check out his other stuff here.


Oh yes, if I were a rich man… this would be the first thing I’d buy after a Sega Saturn and Twitter.