The Rivendell Atlantis
from the Rivendell website:
"Form follows function" works for nature, but too often with people, it’s used as an excuse to rush to market something that’s fully functional but still not so good looking. (Have you noticed that old things usually look good? Manhole covers, typewriters, ’50s station wagons, chairs, hand-saw handles, buildings, bells, letter openers, kitchen appliances, almost anything. They were designed slowly, on a real drawing board, by people who were part industrial designer, part artist, part engineer. When you mix those qualities with manual involvement and patience, what finally hatches usually looks good.)"