I think the name of this item makes it pretty self explanitory as to its intended purpose in your life. But, just to be safe I'll let you know that sponges get SKANKY smelling when they get wet. So, place your sponge in this cute little 2" x 4" holder and the air will circulate around it to dry it out and no more icky smells.
The patterns vary by color. You may get a pebble pattern or a basketweave or wood pattern it just depends on what has recently come out of the kiln. You can always Convo me for more details or again use the NOTES section at checkout.