Some of the most beautiful things in life are, functionally speaking, absolutely useless, according to John Ruskin.
Now you might not agree with that statement fully. There are tons of totally functional things that are pretty damn good looking. Take a nice car, for example. Or an expertly crafted knife.
But then you look at peacocks, and high-heeled shoes, and spoilers on Toyota Corollas, and then you can kind of see where Ruskin is coming from.