You have mastered the art of steampunk design, which I would guess gave birth to the amazing Raygun collection. If you could create a raygun or a machine to perform any mundane task what would that task be? You can't say that it would be replying to interview questions.
Well, I find basic grooming and hygiene very boring, so I would very much like a steampunk automaton (you know the sort - brass, covered in rivets and with as many useless cogs stuck all over it as possible) to scrub, scour and shave me from top to bottom each day. Not the face obviously - that looks mint already.
Sounds like a worthwhile invention, however I am not sure that you need to shave your entire body every day! When designing your gadgets and gizmos do you consider functionality or head straight down the "what looks cool route"?
What the fudge? Is this a real design question?! I am getting mighty indignant now and am doing a fair bit of huffing, a small measure of puffing and I even did a small harrumph to cap it off. Ok, why not. Function or form eh? The age old design question. Both is the answer and the honest truth. I want designs to make sense and on the other hand, trigger all the bits of my brain that go "coooool"
The best real world designs do this. A Supermarine Spitfire is ostensibly the same as many other WW2 fighter aircraft, but it makes me smile over the others with its combination of power, performance