Last year I spent time traveling through southern Italy. Experiencing such beauty and amazing historical architecture is very stimulating. My aesthetic observations and experiences inspire designs in the most unexpected ways. Sometimes it's a floor or ceiling pattern or maybe the combination of colors used in a space that catches our imagination. Later, sometimes, I'll translate that inspiration into the design of lights, hardware details or even fabric combinations.
Also important is time away from technology. If were not constantly entertaining ourselves we can actually contemplate. Purposeful boredom can do wonders in advancing our ideas.