Isn't it obvious why some of us have such an obsession with all things French. Seriously, the food, the clothing, the fabrics and ribbons, and here is yet another reason, tiny glass beads put together just to create these exquisite forms found in nature. It seems that in France beauty is just as important as function, maybe even more so.
Even the lesson plan from a school, called L'Ecole Chez Soi (Home School or School at home) shows beautiful use of space and simple yet elegant hand writing. Not to mention the age of the papers has only, in my opinion, increased it's beauty.
I believe that it is important to take the time to notice the details. Appreciating the work that those who took the time to create such detail, always feels good. Why spend time on throw-away items, where there is more meaning and joy to be found in the special. Likewise, I implore you to take the time to create beautiful detailed things, that will not only give you joy today, but joy to those who will appreciate it years from now.