Pencil case

barnard-pencil-case1barnard-pencil-case3 barnard-pencil-case2 Stationery lovers hold your breath. Don't you just love the nostalgia in these sweet little "pencil case" sculptures? They make me think of fresh starts: blank notebooks full of promise; the first day of school; snail mail as-yet unwritten. And this. British artist Camilla Barnard hand-carves each piece out of wood, with the goal of "transforming the mundane into devices of fascination and joy." Mission accomplished. They'd make a lovely collection for the office or creative corner, don't you think?