I find the most interesting designs to be those that take mundane objects that are designed with utilitarian impulses and make them aesthetically pleasing. Take this WirePod, for example. Essentially, it's a fancy surge protector, but it looks so cool.
Curling out on the floor, it looks like a piece of wrought iron sculpture. Rather than hiding it under your desk, behind the couch, or under the rug, you could make room for it on the floor, making it a part of your interior design. And why not? No one said surge protectors had to be ugly.