The process of design is so amazing, and can be so frustrating! There are no shortage of ideas that’s for sure. The frustrating part is carving out the time to do development when the order board has things quite busy. I find product development to be rather easy until the last ten percent. Then you start to critique what you have done and modify until you find something that is your own voice and at least as good as what you have done before. That last ten percent, for me at least, can take months, sometimes years.
In terms of inspiration, I love European vehicle design from about 1930 to the 70s. But often I will begin with textiles (I am a textile nerd!). Fabrics, leathers, woods, cords – the inspiration there is infinite.