I’m not sure how practical it would be in the long run, but I’m kind of in love with this pencil dish rack tutorial from Samuel at RE_.

As a designer, I use a big quantity of drawing pencils every year. I never know what to do with them when they get too small so they stay in my pencil case (which soon looks pregnant). For me, rule number one in design drawing is « Never use an eraser ». Small mistakes can bring big ideas. For this reason, the little pink rubber at the end of my pencils never get the chance to be used. Determined not to throw them away, I came up with this idea of a dish rack.

I can definitely see a pencil dish rack looking right at home in a dorm room or studio space, can’t you?