For my project I had a few sources of inspiration. I had always grown up with a toothbrush holder in my bathroom that was free standing and held 4 toothbrushes. It was black and metallic and i always liked the look of it. It looked something like this.
Different colors obviously. As a young kid I would save any and every pen/pencil that came across my path. As i have gotten older i found out i much prefer to have quality over quantity. This means having one or two pencils, one or two pens (red and black or blue), one sharpie. Ect. I wanted to make a low volume simple clean pencil holder for my desk.