Inspiration. When I need some often it helps to hone in on the things immediately around me ... and examine them. My office door knob. Yes, how boring. But ... how was it made? Who came up with the design? Is it good or bad? Simply serving a function or thoughtful? What were they trying to achieve? Materials, wear ... etc. My desk is currently cluttered with paper, pens, pencils of every colour, sticky notes, a 20th century antique desk lamp, a drawing pad, tracing paper, an old photograph, my iphone, a paper weight, stapler ... lots too look at - and perhaps too much. But here is where I can either get overwhelmed ... or inspired by examining the details - the what, how and why ... and a few moments later ... Aha! Inspiration!