I love to contain things...ideally I like everything to have a "home" within my home. Truth is, that doesn't happen all of the time, but I have fun trying!
I found these two little bowls in the kitchen section of Ikea a few months back and bought them because they match my black and white color scheme in my office. I figured I'd find a use for them and I quickly did!
Colorful mini-Sharpie markers really pop off the black & white of the bowl and the larger bowl is a great place to toss business cards I need to thumb through every once in a while. They both sit on my desk and add a pretty pop.
Always remember to see things not for what they are, but for what they could be. And, if you find something pretty along the way that's even better!