I love craftwork and I'm especially happy when I find people who understand that function is the primary goal of craft but who also understand that the beauty of an object is important too.
There is elegance and beauty in well done craft work. Ernest Wright & Son in Sheffield, UK, makes hand-crafted scissors and these are probably as close to perfection as craft can get.
Take a look at their website and especially look at this description on their website: http://www.ernestwright.co.uk/
Take a long look at their embroidery scissors on the page of their site: http://www.ernestwright.co.uk/catalogue/browse.aspx?productId=270&breadcrumb=13_56. Those simple little scissors will last for decades.
Those scissors will last for decades and they are absolutely beautiful to look at. There should be an Academy Award or Noble-type prize for work like this.