“What road should I choose”, asked Alice.
“That depends a great deal on where you want to go”, said the Cheshire Cat.
Inspiration can be found in many places and in many qualities. Where to look for good inspiration depends a great deal on what kind of problem you want to solve through design. You could do the easy thing: Copying – wow, big deal, it will sure make you a hot shot in your business. Besides making your life dull and unbearable, it will also cost you a lot of money spend on defending the rights to the design you nicked from someone else ;o)
So – the way to go must be to look for inspiration to be inspired – a way to kick-start the creative process inside yourself.
1, Your brain is a muscle – it can be trained just as any other muscle. It can also be trained to think in a creative way – despite what others try to teach you!
2, Free your mind by looking for inspiration in all other places than the ones related to your problem.
Go for the unexpected – the new extraordinary solutions to trivial problems. Your design will soon enough be obstructed by limited funds, materials and production methods (+ plus your customer’s deadline)
May I suggest that you have a look some inspired souls: