I love to browse the online store at the Museum of Modern Art in NY (MOMA). They have what I think is a really cool idea for organizing things. It is a clear acrylic stand with six brightly colored rubber bands around it. It could hold cards, letters, booklets, pens, pencils, makeup brushes, small bottles, all sorts of things. I have seen picture frames and cookbook stands that are similar to the acrylic stand. Seems to me you could make a stand with a bit of wood and then use elastic sewed into bands to fit around the stand snugly. The bands could be covered with fabric to help protect whatever you are organizing, and could go with any color scheme or preference. Not sure why it inspired me, but it did!