i've found that i'm most inspired when the space around me is inspiring. i also realize that there is little to nothing that is groundbreaking about that sentence. i'm always changing up the way my desk looks, whether it's because i find something new or just get tired of the way it looked before. recently, i've gotten rid of some of the clutter and tried to organize and create a simple look.
color, animals (owls, giraffes, cats...you name it), magazines, design books, and a lot of white. that's what is inspiring to me at the moment. oh, and antique fans.