I search for interesting objects, primarily water, gas, air, and mechanical parts found at the scrap yard. They appeal almost immediately to me as I envision them as potential components. In my shop I organise these treasures. They become a cache of resources and inspiration. A few key objects will trigger a design concept, although sometimes all it takes is one. From there I begin to consider the pieces to fill out the lamp.
Great… after you drop a that huge chunk of change, you can use it to illuminate your overdraft notices.