The L.L. Bean Boat and Tote is a perfect example of excellent design. Why?
Because it has nothing it does not need. It is classic American ( and I mean New England ) ingenuity executed with no frills. It will serve limitless uses and hold up long after anyone would tire of it. And even though it is immediately recognizable by it's shape alone, you can make it your own by choosing your own size, color and style and, of course, having it monogrammed.
I love them when they have been around awhile and get all banged up, but in a good way, like something humble that has been passed down through the family like a collection of old board games.